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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Featured in Best Budget old

Jun 15, 2009
Market status
Release date
Aug 6, 2009


  • Small dimensions (4.09 x 1.93 x 0.51 inches)


  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Low pixel density screen (253 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (360 x 640 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




The 5530 XpressMusic does not offer 3G connectivity, but is equipped with Wi-Fi. While not as high-end as the 5800, this device comes with a 3.2MP camera with LED flash, 3.5 mm audio jack, and a touchscreen display offering resolution of 640x360.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.4) S60 5th Edition
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.09 x 1.93 x 0.51 inches (104 x 49 x 13 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.77 oz (107 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (145 g)
  • Design features:
    • Stylus
  • Keys:
    • Right: Volume control, Camera shutter, Lock/Unlock key


  • Physical size:
    • 2.9 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 360 x 640 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 253 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 45.52 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Resistive
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • Yes
    • Features:
      • Digital image stabilization


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 434 MHz, ARM11
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.07 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 4.90 hours
      the average is 13 h (799 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 14.0 days (336 hours)
      the average is 18 days (420 h)
  • Music playback:
    • 27.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1000 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, WAV, RA, M4A (Apple lossless), MP4, AMR
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, H.264, WMV, 3GP, RealVideo 7, RealVideo 8, Flash Video
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • S60 OSS Browser
    • supports:
      • HTML, WAP 2.0, Flash Lite (3.0)


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Notes, Converter, Document viewer, Alarm, To-Do, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.1, CLDC 1.1
  • Games:
      • Yes


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), File Transfer (FTP), Object Push (OPP), Generic Access (GAP), Human Interface Device (HID), Advanced Audio Distribution (A2DP), Basic Imaging (BIP), Audio/Visual Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), SIM Access (SAP), Phone Book Access (PBAP)
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Headphones connector:
    • 3.5mm
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 07 Jul 2009
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        LJPRM-504X link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.91 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.35 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 0.78 W/kg


  • Officially announced:
    • 15 Jun 2009
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