Conclusion: In conclusion the Nokia 5310 is a practical well thought out addition to the XpressMusic range which is showing real signs of improvement with each and every device released by the Finish mobile giants. It is certainly a phone to replace your low to mid range MP3 player but for the avid music fan 4GB is just not going to cut it when compared to the 16 or 32 GB devices available however a solid addition to the XpressMusic range at a great price, congratulations Nokia you...
Excerpt: A slim candybar phone with dedicated music keys and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The Nokia 5310 is available for free on monthly contracts and on pay as you go. What we like The 5310's slim design means it will fit in almost any pocket and while some people won't appreciate its simple design, we did. The keypad is good for texting and we really like the addition of a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. Adding music to the 5310 is easy using Nokia's PC suite.
Summary: The 5130 XpressMusic’s loudspeaker is reasonably loud, so that you won’t miss a call in most environments. The vibro alert is a tad above average strength-wise. And as far as call quality is concerned we found nothing to fault this phone for.
The Nokia 5130 is set to land some time in February and will retail for 90 Euro or so (before subsidies), which puts it miles above the competition.
Excerpt: For those with a love for music on the go, the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic seems to have all you need. Is that all there is to this Nokia phone? Definitely not. Keep reading to find out what makes the Nokia 5310 a great phone to have.
Conclusion: If you like music-centric phones that also look sleek and thin, you will get along with the Nokia 5310 famously. The phone isn't super-fast, but it gets the job done. Phone calls are very clear and loud and listening to music is a joy. The included accessories make it a complete music experience right out of the box and the price with contract is attractive.
Pros: Thin and sleek looking phone. Great audio quality. 1GB microSD card and stereo wired headset included. USB cable included for side-loading music. A good web browser and a decent camera.
Cons: Voice recognition doesn't work well out of the box. Number keys and d-pad are too slippery. Not quad band, missing the 900MHz band used heavily in Europe.
Conclusion: Look and feel Impressively thin and light, the 5310 offers users a smooth plastic finish with aluminium trim (available in red or blue) and the front fascia boasts three dedicated music keys, unusually found vertically parallel to the screen. The keypad is refreshingly basic and the raised keys offer great tactile response.
Summary: The 5310 XpressMusic lives up to its name. It doesn’t offer over-the-air downloads or 3G data speeds, but if you’re looking for a sleek cell phone that doubles as a music player, we highly recommend this handset.
Pros: Great music performance, Very compact design, Simple user interface, 2-MP camera, Good call quality,
Cons: No 3G, Tri-band configuration limits worldwide roaming,
Summary: In conclusion the Nokia 5310 is a practical well thought out addition to the XpressMusic range which is showing real signs of improvement with each and every device released by the Finish mobile giants. It is certainly a phone to replace your low to mid range MP3 player but for the avid music fan 4GB is just not going to cut it when compared to the 16 or 32 GB devices available however a solid addition to the XpressMusic range at a great price, congratulations Nokia you...
Excerpt: The Nokia 5310 is the cell phone you should buy if you want a really light weight mobile that also doubles up as a fabulous music player. With a thickness of merely 9.9 mm, the phone easily fits in your tightest jeans but feels rock solid when you hold it. The sleek design of the mobile is definitely an eye-catcher and the placement of the headphone jack at the mobile phone’s top, is a brilliant idea. The solution for knotted cables is finally out!
Excerpt: Nokia’s been a the forefront of the mobile phone market, well, for as long as there have been mobile phones. The Nokia 5310 looks like a classic low-rent PAYG special for the hard-up, but, like a young man destined to star in adult films, this is hiding a big secret in its trousers…
Pros: At first glance, this very slim and light, 2G phone doesn’t exactly give us the thrills, but it has a remarkable trick up its sleeve: Comes With Music. Buy the handset for about 80 quid and you can download tunes from Nokia’s library for no further charge. The library is huge and growing all the time, with everything from the complete works of Dylan and Bowie to groovy pop hits from the likes of Lady GaGa for today’s thrusting young people to pretty obscure indie, ele...
Cons: Nokia’s copy protection means tunes can only be played back from the handset and your PC, and there’s a raft of other daft restrictions, plus music management software that’s frankly not up to scratch. Everything else about the handset will make you think it’s 2001 all over again, with slow, impenetrable menus and a low-res joke of a camera. The 4GB maximum memory is a tad stingy too, especially as you’ll inevitably download far more music than that in no time, due to...