Nokia 5220 XpressMusic Review

Introduction and Design

One of the latest additions toNokia’s XpressMusic series is Nokia 5220. The phone catches the eyewith a unique vision and affordable price. Like the rest of the devicesof the line, it targets the young music fans who want to enjoy theirfavorite tunes everywhere they go with a good sound quality.

The box contains:

  • Nokia 5220 XpressMusic
  • 512MB microSD card
  • Stereo headphones/handsfree with a 3.5 mm jack
  • Charger
  • microUSB cable
  • Hand strap
  • User’s guide
  • Software CD


The most impressive element in the design of the 5220 is its asymmetrical shape, which is a really nice solution and we like it a lot. The materials feel good to the touch and the it doesn’t slip off your hand.The device is compact and relatively light (78 g) which makes it pocket-friendly.

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The entire front is covered by a shiny material which is transparent on the edges and creates a nice effect. The 2” QVGA display is below it and we are a little disappointed because it supports only 262k colors and not 16 million like the previous entries in the series (the 5610 and 5310). Nevertheless, indoors the picture is still good and there’s almost no difference, but outdoors, in direct sunlight, it becomes difficult to read. Although all buttons look small, they are very easy to use and have a good tactile feedback.

The music controls- characteristic for most XpressMusic models- are located on the left side, and not near the display. They have light indicators, which can flash in the rhythm of the music if you activate the Music lights option. The opposite side houses the volume controls and the microSD slot. On the top we find the microUSB and 3.5 mm jacks, as well as the release button for the back panel. The last one is not very handy, because it doesn’t open the lid in full but only raises it and then an enormous amount of force is needed to remove it.

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