Nokia 5310 XpressMusic Review
While the 5310 uses only the 3rd Edition Series 40 user interface, it’s not a smartphone so Symbian might just be overkill for this handset’s purpose.
homescreen. If you are a fan of the simpler view, you will only see the options of the soft buttons and the middle of the D-pad.
By default, the main menu is visualized as a 3x3 grid, but you also have the option to view it as a grid with labels, a list or as tabs. In addition, the menus can be rearranged to suit your needs best. Navigating through the menus is easy, because 5310 reacts quickly to all commands. Besides being able to change the way the main menu looks like, you are able to personalize the overall appearance of the interface, by installing new themes.
There are seven sound profiles available to choose from, depending on the environment you are in. You can adjust each one’s settings, according to your needs.
The phonebook is visualized as a list with names in alphabetical order. At first, when entering a new contact, you can input two names and a phone number, but you also have the option to add more information (ringtone, video, picture, e-mail and others). This is done by choosing the “add detail” option from the menu. In addition, you can delete, move or copy all contacts from the phone to the SIM and vice versa. As in most non-smartphones, 5310 is not able to search both names of a contact simultaneously. You have to choose either the first or the second name.
There are a few options to set the alarm: time, repetition, tone, snooze time-out and repeat days. However, there is only one and you won’t be able to set few alarms for different times (and days).
The calendar can be viewed as a month or a week, with the second option also visualized as a 7-day hourly schedule. From the menu, you can go directly to the To-Do list, where you can add tasks to be completed.
The calculator has few variants – standard, loan and scientific. It has a standard interface and nothing will surprise you here.
We won’t discuss the rest of the options of the organizer, since they are standard for the Series 40 interface and because they are sufficient for a music-oriented phone.
For some of the functions, Nokia 5310 offers a system of voice commands.
i owned a sony ericsson w 810i before...gave a very good battery life...day before yesterday bought this nokia 5310...but i just have to admit its battery life sucks...jus lasts for 1 day that too with minimum usage...for that matter this flamboyant 5310 is no match to sony ericsson walkman models in terms of both sound and camera...