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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic User Reviews

7.5 Based on 31 Reviews

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Build quality9.1/10
Text input7.6/10
Everyday usage7.1/10
UI speed6.5/10
Call quality8.1/10


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posted on 10 Nov 2009, 11:26 (Posts: 0; Member since: 10 Nov 2009)



I bought this phone the day before it came out [the 26th]. I brought it back asking about why it was freezing, and they said it was because Nokia usually make batteries too small for the touchscreens, so if you stick a small piece of paper in the compartment it stops the rattling. That also stops the freezing reaccuring.Talking about the phones camera, you can change the cameras megapixel. Camera>Options>Settings>Image quality.I am constantly using the phone. I think this phone is brilliant, as its my first Wifi phone and it was only 170 euro, from trading in my old phone. I love the little button thing beside where it says XpressMusic on the screen, as this brings you to the internet, music, etc quckly. The memory is quite bad, but the memory card that comes with it solved that problem. The connection wire came with the phone which is useful, as other phones I've gotten didnt. The button at the side is great, as it brings you to the camera quickly. I also find the "Share Online" section in the Menu great, as I get to upload everything straight onto Flickr. Or if there is an internet connection around, you can upload it straight from the camera when you take it with the click of a button. Its got a great screen, the sound is brilliant and the internet is quite fast. The battery life is the only thing I could find wrong with it. I cant imagine living without it now!

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 9/10


  • Wifi, fast, big stylus, downloads applications quickly and easily,


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posted on 09 Oct 2009, 12:36


Battery Problem

I am using this phone since last 15 days, the only problem which I face is the battery backup, specially while using the WIFI, with in an hour time its totally finish.

The other problem basically its not a problem but the camera is not taking that good quality picture as I have taken from other 3.2 MP camera phones like N73 and others, I didn't understand why is that so.

Design 10/10
Features 10/10
Performance 8/10


  • Good in size and features


  • Battery while using WIFI.
  • Camera is not upto mark.

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posted on 16 Sep 2009, 12:08


nokia 5530 battery.

well  I was also experiencing the same battery prob as you people, well let the battery die, switch of the phone and charge the  battery for at least 5 hours.....  well another prob that i have with this phone is that the battery is a bit loose when i shake the phone i can hear the battery shaking inside.... else for this price range its a great phone...

Design 7/10
Features 8/10
Performance 7/10


  • Price


  • battery loose

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posted on 09 Sep 2009, 06:55


Nice but with serious problem

Well I bought this phone two weeks ago, and it has already been sent back to Nokia for repairs.  The ear-piece was dead out of the box - which is the same problem that was broadly reported for the more expensive 5800.  The terrible thing is that the shop refused to exchange the unit! So I spent 200 EUR to receive nothing. thx nokia! They better fix it for free.  Pro- Wireless surfing was okay, although not so fast on my otherwise fast wireless home connection. - Downloading new apps and installing them went smoothy.- Screen resolution is very good.- I think the music sounds very good, although handsfree music is never good on a phone methinks.  back to the eighties boombox!- camera is ok for this priceContra- Battery life is surprisingly short.- DOD earpiece still not fixed for new model- low visibility in direct sunlight is a problem- Ive experienced some crashes with this phone which required me to take the battery out.  This happened in particular when adding shortcut contacts on the main screen, and adding little avatars or icons to them.- no previews of chosen theme when changing theme settings.For the price it is decent, although compared to the LG cookie and samsung star, 40 euros extra just for the wireless is a bit steep.  And the DOD earpiece is terrible for a new model based on a previous model which had that problem.

Design 6/10
Features 6/10
Performance 3/10

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Ali Javed
posted on 29 Aug 2009, 17:38


5530 isnt good enuf

guys hu r looking forward to buy this .....stop here.....it is a nyc fone or we may say a unsuccessful copy of Nokia 5800...it is just lyk the 5800..but small in size and its speaker power is only 65cc...while 5800 had 88.62459. and of 5730(releases alomst same tym) has speaker power of 82cc....but u c nothing is perfect...and 5530 still has the pre-reviewd by MARVI battery problems...it doesnt has much power as compared to 5730 or 5800....

Design 6/10
Features 7/10
Performance 7/10


  • touch screen
  • something new
  • good colurs available


  • no secondry camera
  • sound sux
  • copy of 5800...we need new model not old models with new softwares..
  • absence of GPS
  • low talktime/standby time

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posted on 23 Aug 2009, 11:45



good fone but the biggest draw back battery it relly sucks otherwise a really good phone if nokia have given a battery around 1500mah i dont think there gonna be need of any other touch device

Design 8/10
Features 8/10
Performance 7/10


  • marvellous processing
  • contacts navigator good


  • only daw back battery it sucks

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