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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic User Reviews

7.7 Based on 21 Reviews

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Everyday usage7.6/10
UI speed7/10
Camera5/10
Multimedia7/10
Internet6.2/10
Call quality8.2/10
Battery7.8/10
Reception7.4/10
Display7.6/10
Build quality6.6/10
Text input9/10

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clorophilla
posted on 06 Jul 2014, 17:27 (Posts: 0; Member since: 24 Sep 2013)

8

Nokia 5130 C-2 XpressMusic - 5 years with it, good memories are the words for it.

clorophilla has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

You know, 5 years with anything is more than enough to make a through review of this marvelous phone (for its time). Let's get to it.

It has a great phone call quality, has a noise isolation function to improve calls over the earpiece.

Music app is bright, the songs play just fine and the mono speaker on its back is very loud. The earphones supplied are just crap. The FM Radio reception is stable, requires some earphones to use it. It supports MP3, WMA and AAC. Video app supports 3GP. The screen is too small to use the Video app.

It has Bluetooth 2.1+A2DP, you can use Bluetooth stereo speakers.

Calendar/Alarm functions are basic, but that's all you need anyway.

Typing on the Message app is fast, no problems using the buttons. You should get used to the T9, though.

Voice recorder is pure crap, it relies on the phone's mic. Also, it only featured a minute of record each time.

Camera/Video Recording is basic The videos are too small and have low frame counting (QCIF @ 15FPS). The 2MP camera could shoot UXGA photos (which look like someone that just woke up, even on bright sunlight). On top of this, there is a 7-second processing time before shooting another photo.

The Internet browser consumes a lot of traffic and suffers from the low RAM storage. Its modem uses GPRS/EDGE, with peaks of 465Kbps, which is too slow for browsing the Internet. Better-off using UC Browser, which is faster than this.

Its UI is fast and the buttons responsive, but with time the arrow keys became...  

Build quality 8/10
Reception 8/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 3/10 It uses GPRS/EDGE, which is very slow for anything.
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 4/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 9/10
Text input 8/10
Display 8/10
Battery 8/10

Pros

  • Good call quality. It features some noise isolation.
  • Kinda fast for what it does.
  • Battery last a week.
  • Sturdy, dropped countless times and still working.
  • RDS makes FM Radio reception stable

Cons

  • Too little internal space, MicroSD expansion is a must.
  • Little RAM space, some apps break/doesn't open.
  • Its UI is Flash-based, so if you lose Flash on yours (like i did), some apps (Music Player, Radio) won't work
  • Internet browsing is too slow.

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bilal2604
posted on 15 Sep 2013, 11:20 (Posts: 0; Member since: 15 Sep 2013)

8

5130 Go For It

bilal2604 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Nice phone, Music quality is also very good. but it have been twice repaired due to hardware problem. Camera is normal.music keys are easy to use. its design is also nicee...enjoy the music plus phone

Build quality 7/10
Reception 6/10
Call quality 7/10
Internet 6/10
Multimedia 8/10
Camera 5/10
UI speed 6/10
Everyday usage 7/10
Text input 8/10
Display 7/10
Battery 8/10

Pros

  • Good Sound
  • Good display

Cons

  • Bad camera
  • net speed

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Bhishma
posted on 04 Jan 2012, 06:11 (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Jan 2012)

4

Nokia 5130

Bhishma has owned it for less than year before publishing this review

FALTU . i will explain how , i was gifted the phone on my bday and after that the phone was working properly . i didnt like it very much bcoz i also have corby pro and c1 01 which i prchased in november. after my bday some wgat after 6 months i ws goin to classes and suddenly 5130 and corby pro fell badly from my hand in an mud hole . my corby shutted down , but 5130 worked. after some what 2 hrs it didnt work just bcoz its internal chip got shock circuit. and now my corby is still working and 5130 gave a service centre bang bang. 5130 is a crap. in compare of samsung touch screen phone its just a waste of money and time c1 is instad a better choice.

Build quality 1/10
Reception 5/10
Call quality 4/10
Internet 5/10
Multimedia 3/10
Camera 2/10
UI speed 4/10
Everyday usage 2/10
Text input 9/10
Display 4/10
Battery 5/10

Pros

  • Just go through my review.

Cons

  • u got it!

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Susham Nandi
posted on 04 Jun 2011, 00:37

8

Average Performance

Susham Nandi has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review

Its features are good.specially the music keys are its most attractive feature.It has an average quality camera,but it is fits in its price range.The biggest disadvantage according to me is its poor hardware.I have been using this phone for more than a year and it almost stayed 3 months in the service centre,it has also been replaced once.

Build quality 7/10 Scratches are its main problem.
Reception 8/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 8/10
Multimedia 7/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 7/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 9/10
Battery 8/10

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Original Zilla
posted on 29 Nov 2010, 20:11

10

Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic- best 2G phone ever made

Original Zilla has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review

Hello everyone this is what i have to say about the Nokia 5130:
This is the best 2G phone ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its affordable. It has a lot of mods game software etc. It has amazingly user friendly OS (meaning my grandma can use it) the graphics are awesome (well all 240x320 do) music quality is not perfect but extreemly good. bluetooth hacking softwares are available. most game have multiplayer option (through bluetooth). You can personalize it to an extreeme level. its is just awesome. And all the tech pros (like myself) can make as it complicated as we like.

Build quality 10/10
Reception 10/10
Call quality 10/10
Internet 9/10
Multimedia 9/10
Camera 7/10
UI speed 9/10
Everyday usage 10/10
Text input 10/10
Display 10/10
Battery 10/10

Pros

  • good OS (operating system)
  • Awesome number of apps
  • Bluetooth Hacking mods
  • Landsacpe video mode
  • Opera mini (this is a browser that helps internet speed)
  • Graphics good (especially if you are a game lover like me)
  • Good overal entertainment phone
  • Its Just Awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Cons

  • Camera is avrerage for a 2mp

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vinay
posted on 08 Jul 2010, 19:24

2.3

 To all of u who have purchased this nokia 5130 xpress music 
its sure that ur phone will be hanged within a year very badly 
initially it doesn't give any problem but after a year it keeps giving problem
all my frnds who have also puchased this r having the same problem 
its the worst choice

Design 1/10
Features 5/10
Performance 1/10

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Travis Webster
posted on 30 Jun 2010, 01:51

7.3

5130 impressivemusic

this is a great little phone for people on a budget. because while it is cheap it boasts a very stylish look and feel. it is crammed full of features with a bright, vibrant and crisp screen. the only down sides to this phone is the lack of megapixels in its camera, it is a little to "bling" for my liking which means it gets covered in fingerprints and the number 2 key is sometimes hard to use as the navigation key gets in the road. but the pros far outway the cons.

Design 8/10
Features 8/10
Performance 6/10

Pros

  • Nice overall looks
  • Good Clear Screen
  • Good user interface
  • bluetooth conectivity
  • resonable amout of expandable storage space (does run 8gb microsd card)
  • very loud speacker with resonable bass
  • 3.5mm headphone jack

Cons

  • gets covered in fingerprints
  • camera lacks quality
  • number 2 key sometimes hard to use

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Anonymous
posted on 13 Dec 2009, 14:42

1

this phone locked-up on me and nokia doesn't have afix for it. i only had it for two monthsthis phone has nothing good to offer. i don't like the stiff keypad and the screen flickers from time to timewhat's with the poor build? the phone feels like it's gonna fall apart. nokia told me it's my problem and that they aren't gonna do anythig about it.what a bunch of a** h****.

Design 1/10
Features 1/10
Performance 1/10

Pros

Cons

  • flimsy design
  • poor performan
  • IT'S A NOKIA

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Ankit Gupta
posted on 12 Sep 2009, 08:24

10

BUY BUY BUY ITs Realy nice phone

Hi, I m having this mobile since last 8 months. Its a Nice Phone in the range of 5500-6000 Rs.(surly don't think for any other mobile in this range). Multimedia Supportable, Expandable memory, Like fast internet speed,  good and easy features. Please refer to this site for more adv details. dont go on the snaps provided on net. In original this phone is nice and a nice finishing. you can hold it in ur hand................

Some had complain reguarding hanging that is becaz of the expandable card so get it replaced....

3.5mm jack supportable so u can directly connect to ur woofers speakers. u can hear FM on you speakers...............

Over all a nice phone................

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

Cons

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Pramod Rai
posted on 10 Sep 2009, 05:20

10

Worth buy !

I bought this new phone 2 days back. Its good design, Light weight, stylish, good sound quality, loud speaker sound, easy menu navigation and other good features has impressed me. Music lovers can go for this with a small budget and it'll prove it's worth ! Overall a good phone for a cheap price.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Stylish, Good sound quality (Voice & Music), 1 touch music player buttons and may more !

Cons

  • 1. The earphones provided is not at all good and does not match the quality of the phone. 2. The phone comes with 1GB Memory stick in the box, instead should have come with at least 4GB since its "Express Music" edition

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Tom n Jerry
posted on 05 Sep 2009, 04:11

9

stylish and cheap set in Nokia

<b><em>Nice Phone, Cheap Rate, Good Sound and Nice Picture Quality</em></b>You will find out all standard qualities at cheap rate in this mobile.I am using this phone since last 11 months Its good

Design 9/10
Features 9/10
Performance 9/10

Pros

  • good sound quality
  • expandable memory
  • Multimedia supportable

Cons

  • camera must be 3.5 mp to boot up this mobile

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Anonymous
posted on 29 Aug 2009, 06:29

10

Worths every penny X 99 i mean it's  really good phone for its price

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • Audio quality
  • Price
  • 3.5mm microusb
  • s40 5th fp2
  • design, materials
  • durability stability

Cons

  • average camera

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Anonymous
posted on 29 Aug 2009, 05:57

10

Excellent phone nothing bad about except for the camera (Average not that bad)
You should upgrade the firmware to 6.65 so you get rid of any problem.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

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krishsriram
posted on 03 Aug 2009, 03:32

9.3

hii frnds,,,,just bought this phone one week back,,,initially didnt have any idea to get this phone,,,,thought of getting SE....bt bought this phone  half mindly,,,,bt after came to knw abt this phone i just started to love it...its grt phone for music lovers,,,has very good loudspeaker,,,,comparable equal to SE phones,,,such a  grt effort,,,built in 1 gb memory card,,the audio is perfect both in headphones as well as loudspeaker,,very sleek nd slim,,,excellent battery back up..just got worried about this issue,,bt once started using it my worries got away,,expensive nd worthy to buy it,,,didnt found any defect till,,,,so anybody who wanna get the phone in their budget i would recommend to go with this....

Design 10/10
Features 8/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • very good battery back up...
  • excellent loudspeaker,,,good clarity in headphones....
  • sleek and slim..
  • user friendly mobile,..
  • 3 flashing lights,...
  • built in 1 gb memory card,,

Cons

  • nothing defect abt this phone....

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simpsel
posted on 22 Jul 2009, 03:23

10

nokia 5130

I bought this phone yesterday. I guess it´s a good buy cause it has good speaker, changeable themes (on player and radio themes can be set different), Micro SD memory card support, stylish look, 3 small flashing lights on left side, many games, charging and earphones can be used at the same time aso.
 

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • stylish look
  • cool leds on left (player menukey pics.)
  • good screen (quality and size)
  • earphones can be used while charging
  • good quality speaker
  • earphone plug 3,5mm (average tip) on top
  • player keys on left side (It´s still a xpress music phone)
  • and so on...

Cons

  • haven´t found anyting bad yet :)

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prabhat
posted on 04 Jul 2009, 04:22

1

HANGSSSSSS

I HAVE BEEN USING THIS PHONE IT USUALLY HANGS , I DON'T KNOW ACTUALLY WHAT I WILL DO NOW......

Design 1/10
Features 1/10
Performance 1/10

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Uncle SAM
posted on 30 Jun 2009, 13:54

10

Bargain!!

Overall this phone is pretty good. Get it!!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • - Excellent Audio Quality (Best ever in a mobile phone, nearly same as an iPod)
  • - Low Price
  • - Good quality build materials
  • - Good Performance
  • - Ease of use (S40 5th edition FP1)
  • - Good Battery Backup
  • - 3.5 mm + microUSB connector (Data Storage Mode)
  • - Slim and good design

Cons

  • - Average camera quality
  • - Poor screen viewing angles
  • - Fingerprint magnet case

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Darshan
posted on 30 Jun 2009, 10:37

9

Nokia 5130 an powerful performer

I have being using this phone for a while and i simply love it. I have also used Nokia N81, but 5130 is better as it is slim, has longer battery backup, Faster navigation through menus, etc. This phone is best alternative for Nokia 7210 Supernova. This phone has some drawbacks. This are poor camera quality, no flash, no n-gage function. But overall its a best buy.
GOOD NEWS FOR THOSE WHO ARE PLANNING TO BUY THIS PHONE, IT IS NOW AVAILABLE IN SILVER COLOUR ALSO. 

Design 9/10
Features 8/10
Performance 10/10

Pros

  • slim, longer battery backup, faster navigation through menus, best alternative for Nokia 7210 Supernova, NOW AVAILABLE IN SILVER COLOUR.

Cons

  • poor camera quality, no flash, no n-gage function

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Anonymous
posted on 28 May 2009, 05:19

9

It's a great phone..... very much worth it's price....... Has excellent audio, 3.5 mm jack audio connector, is light, slim and stylish.......overall a good buy

Design 8/10
Features 10/10
Performance 9/10

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Gorana
posted on 15 May 2009, 08:10

8.7

I've been using this phone for a year or so... and it has proven worth every penny!  (although i didn't love it at first glance...)
Light, slim, fast performance, good battery, great music & music related features :)
Also some good software available... (for easy gmail browsing etc...)

Design 8/10
Features 9/10
Performance 9/10

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shruti
posted on 11 May 2009, 07:50

8

Good Buy

The phone has amazing audio. Quite an average camera.
Its a good buy overall

Design 9/10
Features 8/10
Performance 7/10

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