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Nokia 5700 XpressMusic Review

Nokia 5700 XpressMusic

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The Messages menu has nothing new to offer – you can easily compose SMS/MMS or Email and located in My Folder are templates which are handy for text that is often used in messages. The fast T9 can help you enter text quickly. The EDGE and UMTS connection helps for fast retrieving of Emails. In order to limit the generated traffic, you can set the phone to download the headers only, or to limit the size in KB.


Connectivity:

Nokia 5700 XpressMusic Review
Nokia 5700 is quad-band GSM/EDGE phone supporting UMTS 2100. Being a quad-band GSM phone, 5700 will work on any GSM network in the world. The 2100MHz is the band used in European and Asian GSM UMTS (3G) networks and this means that you won’t be able to use 3G in USA.

For local connectivity, it supports Bluetooth v2.0 + EDR (enhanced data rate) which allows for fast transfer between the phone and compatible device. We transferred with speed of 120KB per second, which means a MP3 song (approximately 5MB) will be transferred for about 45 seconds via Bluetooth. This is a fast speed for Bluetooth, but still you can obtain better transfer speed using a miniUSB cable: in the Data Transfer mode we were able to copy files to the phone’s memory card with speed of 810KB per second, so we transferred the same song for 6 seconds, almost 8 times faster than with Bluetooth. Once you have connected the phone to a computer, you can choose either Data Transfer, PC Suite or Media player modes.

The user also disposes of an IR port, which will come in handy if one needs to connect the 5700 to devices that do not support Bluetooth, usually indispensable for information exchange with older models.

With synchronization, you can use the PC Suite of the set or download a newer version from the Internet site of Nokia. We used the same version we had used with Nokia N76 without any problems. We used the Bluetooth connection between the computer and the phone for the synchronization of 140 entries (contacts & calendar entries) and the transfer took us less than 20 sec., which is a very good speed.


Internet:

Thanks to the UMTS data and the QVGA resolution of the display, loading and viewing a standard HTML web pages is easy job. The phone has no problem rendering all pages and reading phoneArena's news was a pleasure. Scrolling left-to-right and top-to-bottom is done with the phone's joystick, and a mini-map shows you, which part of the page you are looking at. The pages loaded pretty fast and as a whole, we had a great experience with the browser, so we definitely like it more than the Internet Explorer, built in Pocket PC phones based on Windows Mobile. The browser can load RSS feeds for even faster access to information.

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What we also loved about it is the history: when you use 'back' to see pages you've seen earlier, you see the pages as thumbnails, you can open from the phone's cache.

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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Hardware
Single core, 369 MHz, ARM11 processor
0.06 GB RAM
Size4.25 x 1.98 x 0.68 inches
(108 x 50.5 x 17.3 mm)
4.05 oz  (115 g)
Battery900 mAh, 3.5 hours talk time

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