Excerpt: On opening the now familiar reduced packaging (it's good for the environment), my first thought on seeing the Nokia 5630 music smartphone was both simple and something I suspect the Finnish designers will be very happy to hear. That thought? “Where's my iPod nano, I need to see these side by side.
Conclusion: We are pleased with what the Nokia 5630 XpressMusic brings out. It meets almost all of our requirements – it’s compact, fast, delivers rich internet and surfing experience, the new home screen feels comfy to use and may provide quite some fun. The features we are disappointed with are its feeble loudspeaker and low quality sound through the boxed earphones.
Pros: Slim and elegant, Really comfy buttons, Internet friendly (Wi-Fi, HSDPA 3.6Mbit/s), The new home screen is both comfy and functional, Robust battery, N-Gage support
Cons: Both audio playback and in-call quality is mediocre, Snapshots lack enough details and have unreal colors
Summary: The 5630 XpressMusic’s call quality was never an issue. Its ring tone volume was acceptable, while the vibro alert proved to be of average strength, or slightly below that. Nothing to talk about here.
What we will comment on, however, is the 5630 XpressMusic’s interface speed – it’s been increased big time, largely thanks to the phone’s optimized software.