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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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, impe...
Excerpt: The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is a compact & versatile music phone which the user will be proud to own. This nokia XpressMusic comes with 30 Mega bytes of built in memory and supports MicroSD memory cards which allow the user to add a memory card up to 4 Giga bytes.
Conclusion: It might sound dull, but as an entry-level music phone the Nokia 5310 ticks all the boxes. It offers storage up to 4GB (around 3000 songs) via a microSD slot, stereo Bluetooth to share the music via one of the many speakers coming from the likes of Altec Lansing and JBL and easy to use dedicated...
Pros: Music buttons, thin shape, series 40 interface, 2 megapixel camera, stereo Bluetooth
Cons: No Ovi connection, not much beyond music features