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Nokia 5220 XpressMusic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 518 reviews of Nokia 5220 XpressMusic. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and design. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but comments about the durability and screen are mixed. There are some critical views about the GPS navigation and battery.

size, usability, portability, design, price

battery, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Nokia 5220 XpressMusic from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the portability, but there are some critical views about the screen and price.


usability, price, screen

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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May, 2018

Expert review by : Chris Hall (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


Nokia's XpressMusic phones take aim right at Sony Ericsson's Walkman handsets, giving an offering that puts music at the core of the phone and gives you nifty features like dedicated controls, which we find here, without having to dive into menus. The...

Light, interesting design, music buttons

Out of date from a hardware point of view

Overall the Nokia XpressMusic 5220 is a satisfying music phone. It does all the things that Nokia have been doing for years. This phone doesn't really step out of its music breeding though, it doesn't excite from a connectivity point of view, it...

May, 2009

Expert review by : Tech staff (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review


A great quality music mobile for a bargain price

Good quality music player ; Dedicated music player controls on outside ; 3.5mm headphone socket ; 512MB MicroSD card supplied ; Unusual asymmetrical slimline design ; 2-megapixel camera ; FM radio ; Decent set of applications included

No 3G ; No Wi-Fi ; Camera is average quality with no flash or autofocus ; No GPS ; Limited onboard storage ; No smartphone OS

Capable of a fine audio performance, Nokia's 5220 XpressMusic strikes the right notes for a budget music mobile

Nov, 2008

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


For music-lovers, the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic phone has its plus points.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic Preview


The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is a super slim candybar phone with an asymmetric design. It supports all of the common audio file formats (MP3, WMA, AAC) and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, allowing you to…

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Thomas Newton (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic Review


"The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic supports all the major audio file formats and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack."

The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is a super slim candybar phone with an asymmetric design. It supports all of the common audio file formats (MP3, WMA, AAC) and includes a 3.5mm headphone jack, allowing you to use your own earphones. Three dedicated music...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by : Mobile Fone Reviews (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is a dedicated Music mobile phone with dedicated music controls. Lights on the mobile phone pulse to the rhythm of the music and Nokia has assured that you will get 24 hours listening time from one single charge. The Nokia...

May, 2008

Expert review by : nokiamania (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is impossible not to remember – its appearance doe not resemble to other models from Nokia or other manufacturers. The phone has an asymmetric shape that catches our eye. Such a bright, bold and memorable design clearly says that...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review


It may lack the high-end specs and the touch-screen of its more recognised sibling, the 5800, but the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is a welcome addition to the family.…

The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic delivers on the musical fronts with a good music player and the inclusion of a 3.5mm headset port

The disappointing camera is heightened by the fact that there is instant access to Flickr

As a music phone, the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic hits all the right notes, and its price tag also appeals. However, as an all-rounder it's left wanting.

May, 2009

Expert review by (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review


We review the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic, Nokia's asymmetrical music mobile to see just how it shapes up

High quality music player ; 3.5mm headphone jack ; Unusual asymmetric slimline design ; Loud volume for speaker and headphones ; Dedicated music keys ; Decent additional features for budget phone ; 512MB MicroSD card included

Low grade 2-megapixel camera ; Supplied earphones are average ; Small screen for browsing ; Low cost budget feel ; Poor quality video capture

Nokia adds a design twist to its lower range XpressMusic handset but still delivers a fine music player performance

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Oleg Kononosov (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


Seems like Nokia couldn't be more serious about music than it is today " while their first music-centric offerings didn't have dedicated sound processors and couldn't boast dazzling audio performances, its contemporary range is all different. Building...

The factor they deemed most important when creating the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic was design, which is no surprise considering that originally it was schemed as a counter to Sony Ericsson's Walkman series. Quirky casing lines and unparalleled design you...

Jun, 2008

Product Specifications


FM radio:No / Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:1020
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Standby time (2G):406
Talk time (2G):5.25

Call management

Voice commands: Yes


Built-in Camera: Yes
Digital Zoom:4
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear camera:Y
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port:No / Yes


Colour of product:Red
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:5.08
Display number of colours:262144 colours
Display Resolution:240 x 320
External display: No
External display number of colours:262144 colours
Touchscreen: No

GPS Performance

GPS (satellite): No
Position location:N


Media keys (play/pause, stop, forward, rewind): Yes

Management features

Voice commands: Yes


Flash card support: Yes
Flash memory:2048 / 512
Internal Memory:30 / 64
Internal storage capacity:2
User memory:30 / 512


E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes


FM radio: Yes


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
SIM card capability:Single SIM
Wi-Fi:No / Yes

Other features

Browser supported:OMA DRM 2.0 / OMA DRM ver 2.0
Interface:Micro-USB, 3.5 mm Nokia AV / USB / USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:EGSM/GSM / GSM / GSM/EDGE
Operating Frequency:1900 / 850/1800/1900 / 850/900/1800/1900 / 900/1800/1900
Operating system installed:Series 40 5th Edition
Playable formats:MP3, M4A, eAAC+, AAC, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, -AAC+, WMA / MP3/M4A/eAAC+/AAC/WMA / MP3/MIDI/AAC
Playback formats:MP3, M4A, eAAC+, AAC, WMA / MP3, MP4, AAC, -AAC+, WMA / MP3/M4A/eAAC+/AAC/WMA / MP3/MIDI/AAC
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes


Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Calculator, Calendar, Notes

Phone features

Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, Stopwatch / Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Speakerphone: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text prediction system type:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Battery Capacity:1020
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-5CT
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:24
Gaming time:24
Standby time (2G):406
Talk time (2G):5.25


Internal Memory:30

Technical Details

Colour of product:Blue / Green / Red


Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Video call: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.05 / 10.8 / 4.35
Height :1.05 / 10.8
Width:10.8 / 4.35
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