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Nokia 5220 XpressMusic Review

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic

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Nokia 5220 XpressMusic Review
We were happy with the operating speed of the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic and only need to say that there’s a slight lag during the menu transitions and upon starting an application, but that wasn’t annoying.

During a call, the voices are real and loud at both ends of the line, but that makes them sharp and unreadable at times. Quality wise, you can get better results by turning the volume down by 1 or 2 levels.

Nowadays,  a long-lasting battery is a must for a music-oriented phone. Nokia’s 5220 is not an exception and according to the official data it should last about 5 hours of talks or 406 in stand by. Most importantly, you’ll be able to listen to music 24 hours non-stop, which is very good.


The market is flooded with various music phone models and you could easily miss the 5220 XpressMusic, because you might think that its design is a result of a designer’s mistake. The asymmetrical shape and the aggressive image of the phone are more appropriate for the young audience, looking for good music sound quality at an affordable price.

Is it worth the money? We think it is and we believe that it’s a very good combination of price and quality for a music phone. Otherwise, the 5220 is nothing special. The older 5310 is an alternative option offering the same sound quality for music listening and a better display, but it has a standard shape. If you’re looking for more options, take a look at the “smart” 5320 also by Nokia, which on the other hand has very uncomfortable buttons. It’s a hard choice, isn’t it?


  • Unique, asymmetrical shape and vision
  • Light and easy to carry
  • Good sound quality and long-lasting battery for music listening


  • Unusable display in direct sunlight
  • Bad camera
  • Hard to remove back lid
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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. (unregistered)

how is it possible that this phone has the same rating than a HTC HD??

posted on 17 Nov 2008, 00:24

3. (unregistered)

cuz this phone is very good for his class... touch HD is very good for WM device

posted on 16 Nov 2008, 13:25

2. (unregistered)

my thought exactly!

posted on 30 Nov 2008, 15:54

4. iopenet (unregistered)

Because the reviewer has an obsesive attraction for nokia phones.IMO Sony-Ericsson is way above in design and especially in sound,screen,etc.

posted on 01 Dec 2008, 05:12

5. modifii (unregistered)

Ain't you obsesive for Sony Ericsson phones??

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Display2.0 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (200 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.25 x 1.71 x 0.41 inches
(108 x 43.5 x 10.5 mm)
2.75 oz  (78 g)
Battery1020 mAh, 5.25 hours talk time

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