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Nokia 5730 XpressMusic Review

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Nokia 5730 XpressMusic Review
Performance:


With its 128 MB RAM and 256 MB ROM, the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic has no problems handling several applications running simultaneously. Unfortunately, the 359 MHz ARM 11 processor gets out of breath too often and the phone feels sluggish, especially when compared to the 5630 XpressMusic with its faster, 600 MHz core.

In terms of in-call quality, the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is a mediocre performer. Voices of people sound sharp on both ends, tend to get monotonous and sometimes you can´t even understand what the other person is trying to say. Loudness is proper, but it´s nothing to do with in-call quality itself and can’t help with that.


Conclusion:

The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic tries to appeal to young people, who are on the lookout for a smartphone that is equally good at audio playback, writing messages and social networking. Unfortunately, Jack of all trades typically goes with master of none and that´s exactly the case of the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic - it´s average at best, which sadly, doesn’t hold true for several key aspects, including its QWERTY keyboard and in-call quality. Ultimately, the price tag of the phone is unjustified given its mediocre performance in almost any respect.

If you need another option, meaning a cell phone equipped with QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia E63 is another viable option - it belongs to Nokia´s business lineup, but sports a youthful design and a 3.5mm jack. In case you´re willing to give up on the QWERTY, take the 5630 XpressMusic – it doesn’t deliver better audio playback and comes without GPS, but is a lot faster, thinner and lighter. Although just a feature phone, the Sony Ericsson W705 is a decent alternative as well.


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Pros

  • Proper build-quality and youthful design
  • Fast GPS

Cons

  • Unhandy QWERTY keyboard
  • Mediocre audio playback and in-call quality
  • Inconvenient navigational buttons
  • No Nokia Messaging support
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Display2.4 inches, 320 x 240 pixels (167 ppi) TFT
Camera3.2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 369 MHz, ARM11 processor
128 MB RAM
Size4.41 x 2.01 x 0.61 inches
(112 x 51 x 15.4 mm)
4.76 oz  (135 g)
Battery1000 mAh, 5 hours talk time

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