We are somewhat disappointed because of the light lag felt when operating the phone. Even though some of you may not notice it, it was annoying for us that the phone was slower than Nokia 6120, which although a smartphone, is not supposed to be faster than 5610.

Unfortunately, the sound quality during a conversation is not very good either. Your voice is heard muted and sharp and the collocutor will have trouble hearing you. You will also hear his/her voice similarly with the sound loud enough, but with a constant background noise.

According to the official data supplied by the manufacturer, the 900 mAh battery has to provide 6 hours of talking, 320 hours in standby mode and 22 long hours of playing music. In reality, 5610 gave up after about 8 hours of listening to music and simultaneously playing City Bloxx.


If you are looking for an affordable music slider with youthful, sporty appearance, Nokia 5610 will offer you not only that, but also a player with an intuitive interface, quality sound and FM radio, to listen to, once you get bored with the rest of the tunes. It is not surprising that the phone has a few drawbacks such as bad Internet browser, mediocre camera and a sound during conversations, slightly above the average. If you think you’ll not be able to live with those, then maybe, Sony Ericsson W910 is what you should consider as a possible solution.


  • The display can be used in direct sunlight
  • Solid sliding mechanism and long-lasting battery
  • It's not expensive for what it offers


  • Mediocre sound quality during a call
  • Low level browser capabilities
  • microSD is under the back lid, which is hard to remove

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1. Tz unregistered

This phone is really great

2. unregistered

battery sucks

3. elaine unregistered

i might get this phone. is it good?

4. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 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

5. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 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.
5610 XpressMusic
  • Display 2.2" 240 x 320 pixels
  • Camera 3.2 MP
  • Storage 0.02 GB
  • Battery 900 mAh(6.00h talk time)

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