Summary: The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is an absolutely great phone, especially for music lovers, as it offers many music features, has excellent audio performance and is available at a reasonable price. But should you buy one?
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Review - A plunge into mediocrity
21 July 2010
Excerpt: Another day, another Nokia XpressMusic phone. This time we are going to take a look at a mid-range music phone, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. Besides its audio-centric features, the handset comes with a resistive touchscreen and runs on the Symbian 9.4 5th Edition platform.
Pros: There's a long list of nice features that Nokia 5330 XpressMusic includes, but I would say that the strongest point is the hardware: ARM 11 434 MHz processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. Anyway, here are the other highlights of Nokia 5330: microSD card (16 GB supported, 4GB included), 3.5 mm audio jack, St...
Cons: The main problem with the device is its obsolete interface, which seems poor in customization options, as well as functions. I would also list the poor legibility of the display in direct sunlight, lack of smart dialing and GPS receiver, as well as the mediocre camera. Sales Package Nokia 5530 Xp...
Summary: Nokia's XpressMusic phones are a big success, and for good reason. The Symbian S60 operating system still needs a few tweaks to feel like a true touch screen OS, but Nokia has made headway in this arena. Future updates are likely to address the key complaints here.
Conclusion: The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is a decent music phone, but it's definitely not an all-singing multimedia device. We really didn't like using the stylus and the lack of 3G means browsing the Web on the go isn't great.
Summary: Call quality was never an issue with the 5530, as it easily lived up to our expectations of a Nokia-branded phone. Ring tones sounded quite loud and we were happy with them even in noisy environments. The vibro alter was of moderate strength.
Summary: Like we've been saying, it's always better late than never. When Nokia introduced the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic as the first device utilizing the Symbian S60 V5.0 touch OS, it did generate a spark of interest, but not as much as the Nokia N97 that was announced during Nokia World 2008.
Conclusion: - Touch-screen responsiveness gives tactile feedback and the fastest, most intuitive access to all the phone, web and multimedia features crammed inside - including music, video, gaming, social networking and messaging.