Conclusion: The old Nokia 5700 XpressMusic needed a fresh disciple, and the 5320 might be the device that reinstates the XpressMusic series on top of the music phones market. Unfortunately, the standard bar form factor as well as mediocre multimedia capabilities may reduce its appeal to music phone fans.
Pros: One of the best features of the phone is the fact that it provides the latest Symbian package and one of the most powerful CPU's designed for mobile phone units. Added to HSDPA connectivity and somewhat nice design, Nokia 5320 makes a very good addition to the XpressMusic series.
Cons: The most important letdowns of the phone are definitely the battery and the crappy 2 Megapixel camera. I'm pretty sure that they would've boosted the phone's sales, if they performed better. I have also discovered some software issues with the memory card, especially when it was almost full with files, which adds to the flaws of the device.
Summary: The Nokia 5320 is a music and gaming oriented smartphone which has the lowest launch price of any S60 device so far. Among its highlights are a dedicated audio chip for better sound quality, 24 hours of music playback, a 3.5mm audio jack, N-Gage-compatibility, and music/gaming keys.
Excerpt: The Nokia 5320 is undoubtedly a budget phone from Nokia with usability that matches any phone in the market. Simplicity is the key with this XpressMusic smartphone that grows on you with time. Read on to find out more about this device.
Excerpt: To include Nokia 5320 XpressMusic to this class is possible thanks to Symbian OS with S60 user interface instead of the standard S40. Nevertheless, not only employed entrepreneurs can buy Nokia 5320 XpressMusic, but also young people, because the device is the next replenishment of the famous line of music phones of the Finnish company. Judging by the index in the title, we can assume that Nokia 5320 XpressMusic is heir of the Nokia 5310 XM.
Review of Nokia's Say and Play 5320 XpressMusic smartphone
23 December 2008
Excerpt: The Nokia 5320 XpressMusic is one of Nokia's newest music focused S60 smartphones to hit the market. It features high-speed HSDPA 3G data, a QVGA display, and a 3.5mm headphone jack. Read more about it in this in-depth review.
Conclusion: Nokia 5320 XpressMusic offers precisely the things a young person will look for in a musical phone – good sound and attractive-but-not-for-everyone design. You also get the bonuses that come with the OS; Web browser, and the available option to install various applications (including the future N-Gage support) and personalization. On top of that, it is one of the cheapest new Symbian phones with a base price of $260 (without a contract).
Pros: Very good sound quality, Full Symbian functionality with S60 interface (3rd Еdition, Feature Pack 2), Great Web browser, Entertaining built-in games plus the feature support of N-Gage, Low-priced smartphone, 3.5 mm jack for the headphones of your choice
Cons: Uncomfortable buttons, Inability to play quality video, Weak camera, Specific design (targeting the young audience)
Excerpt: The Nokia 5320 is another expansion of Nokia’s music-centric range, although this time around it’s aimed at the youth looking not only for sound quality, but also unconventional features. The 5320 just happens to have some, including Say and Play that allows the user to press a button, say some song’s title and artist and the handset will start playing it. But by and large, it is a mere gimmick that won’t be particularly craved among the phone’s audience.
Conclusion: Topping the list of its features is the 3G capabilities which would boost music downloading as well as your usual mobile web surfing activities. The Nokia 5320 is also equipped with Nokia’s innovative “Say and Play” feature which would allow users to control the phone’s play function by saying the title of the songs that they want to hear.
Excerpt: I’ve managed to get a hold of Nokia’s latest music phone, the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic , the update to their Nokia 5310 Xpressmusic. Check out my unboxing of the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic on the slideshow below.