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Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review

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Standard for a Nokia non-smartphone, 5610 runs on Series 40. Here we have present the last, fifth version, including feature pack 1, used in 7900 Prism, Arte, 6500, 5310 XpressMusic and others.

Homescreen - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Main menu - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review

Homescreen

Main menu

An „Active Standby” option, housing shortcuts and organizer information, can be visualized on the 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 5610 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.


Phonebook:

The phonebook is visualized as a list with names in alphabetical order. It can also be viewed as a name and a photo or name and a picture. 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.

Phonebook - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Phonebook - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Phonebook - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Phonebook - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review

Phonebook


As in most non-smartphones, 5610 is not able to search both names of a contact simultaneously. You have to choose either the first or the second name.


Organizer:

The organizer offers the functions standard for a Series 40 phone: Alarm, Calendar, Reminders, Notes, Calculator, Countdown timer and a Timer.

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).

Alarm - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Calendar - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Reminder - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Notes - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review

Alarm

Calendar

Reminder

Notes


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, load and scientific. It has a standard interface and nothing will surprise you here.

Calculator - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Science calculator - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Timer - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
Voice commands - Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review

Calculator

Science calculator

Timer

Voice commands


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 5610 offers a system of voice commands, as well as voice dialing. Since the device is equipped with voice recognition and is user independent, you don’t have to record any commands with your voice (so it can be used by your spouse or lover, for example). To activate this option, hold the right functional key or use a handsfree.

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. Tz (unregistered)


This phone is really great

posted on 15 Aug 2008, 01:50

2. (unregistered)


battery sucks

posted on 20 Aug 2008, 13:53

3. elaine (unregistered)


i might get this phone. is it good?

posted on 25 Jun 2009, 14:08

4. behold--me (Posts: 650; Member since: 22 Jun 2009)


my sister has it and i played around with it the music player is really good the FM radio needs an "antenna" (headphones) ???? the games on hers arent really fun like guitar hero III sounds horrible the camera is really bad and everything looks dark n fuzzy

posted on 06 Jul 2011, 16:55

5. TreyTreyTaylor (Posts: 342; Member since: 21 Dec 2010)


This phone while it was an amazing phone had HUGE bugs. Where to start, well i had four FOUR 5610's. Two red&black's and two white and silvers. Now i don't know if this was a T-Mobile USA specific bug, But each and every one i had (not one owned for longer than a month or two) had screen malfunctions in which during doing something on the phone the screen would go white completely and never return to normal state. Nothing fixed this problem. I wanted to love this phone so much but literally couldn't because each replacement did the same exact thing over a couple weeks time. That was three years ago tho. Left T-Mobile in 09. Went to Verizon got a Motorola Droid, the rest is history.

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Size3.87 x 1.90 x 0.66 inches
(98.5 x 48.5 x 17 mm)
3.91 oz  (111 g)
Battery900 mAh, 6 hours talk time

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