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Nokia 5320 XpressMusic Review

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Nokia 5320 XpressMusic Review

Except for the annoying lag in the visualization of the “exotic” views of the (horseshoe and V-shaped), the phone runs at a great speed and similarly to 6120 classic, the applications open almost immediately.

The 5320 is definitely good for talking. The sound in heard in the receiver is loud enough and you will understand everything even in a noisy environment but the will voices sound monotonous. At the other end of the line, the situation is even better. At times, you may even have to turn the sound down, so it doesn't bother you. The loudspeaker is useful, but like with most phones, the voices sound quite robot-like.

According to the official data supplied by the manufacturer, the battery has to provide around 3.5 hours of talk or 10 days in standby mode. The music maniacs will get the great 24 hours of continuous play.


Conclusion:

Nokia 5320 XpressMusic offers precisely the things a young person will look for in a musical phone – good sound and attractive-but-not-for-everyone design. You also get the bonuses that come with the OS; Web browser, and the available option to install various applications (including the future N-Gage support) and personalization. On top of that, it is one of the cheapest new Symbian phones with a base price of $260 (without a contract). Its main drawbacks are related to the uncomfortable buttons and the inability to play quality videos.

If you are looking for a good music phone at a good price, this phone is just for you. We recommend it to people under 26 or to young-spirited individuals.

Pros

  • Very good sound quality
  • Full Symbian functionality with S60 interface (3rd Еdition, Feature Pack 2)
  • Great Web browser
  • Entertaining built-in games plus the feature support of N-Gage
  • Low-priced smartphone
  • 3.5 mm jack for the headphones of your choice

Cons

  • Uncomfortable buttons
  • Inability to play quality video
  • Weak camera
  • Specific design (targeting the young audience)
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55 1

1. hargs48 (unregistered)


This is most a impressive S60 V3 phone with Feature Pack 2,the price is also very keen,the looks might not be to everyones taste,but the hardware spec vs price cannot be beaten...

posted on 02 Sep 2008, 03:58

2. Simdes (unregistered)


Although I am not fond of Symbian, I completely agree that the phone is awesome. And price tag is unbalanced, in the good way! :)

posted on 04 Oct 2010, 05:26

3. 3lmo (unregistered)


I agree with hargs48 qand Simdes. This is one of the *BEST* Symbian S30 phones for its price. I mean, come on, where i'm from, it now costs (USD) $54. For 54 bucks, i get a quality music player, web browser, good call quality AND i can play games like Quake 2 and 3 (PC games ported to Symbian) WITHOUT lag. For 54 bucks. I've been holding onto this for over 2 and a 1/2 years now. When I got it for free with my original phone plan, i thought it would suck. I'm still using it, coz its so FRIGGIN AWESOME!!

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 369 MHz, ARM11 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.25 x 1.81 x 0.59 inches
(108 x 46 x 15 mm)
3.17 oz  (90 g)
Battery890 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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