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Nokia 5250

Nokia 5250
alaScore 83

135 reviews

May, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 135 reviews of Nokia 5250. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers really like the sound and screen. The price and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the portability.

size, price, screen, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5250 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 1 user review of Nokia 5250 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on People really like the price.


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May, 2017

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (

Nokia 5250 Preview


The Nokia 5250 is a touchscreen music phone with a whole bunch of delicious musical treats. Not only can you save your own music files to the handset, it also offers access to Ovi Music Unlimited (previously…

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: Kate Solomon (

Nokia 5250 Review


"The Nokia 5250 is a touchscreen music phone with a whole bunch of delicious musical treats."

With a 2.8-inch screen and 2-megapixel camera, it's not intended to replace your digital camera. Set to retail for around around £95, it certainly offers a lot for a music-lover on a budget.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Nokia 5250 review: Back to basics


They made a promise and kept it. What can we say – nice phone this Nokia 5250, but not an N8. Yeah we know, we need to be respectful and professional. But it's easy to be a jerk to a 100-euro smartphone.

Quad-band GSM, EDGE support ; 2.8" 16M-color 360 x 640 pixel resistive touchscreen ; S60 5th Edition (a.k.a. Symbian^1) ; ARM 11 434 MHz processor; 128MB of RAM ; 2 MP fixed-focus camera ; VGA (640 x 480 pixel) video recording @ 30fps ; Stereo...

No 3G, Wi-Fi and GPS receiver ; Poor screen quality ; Doesn’t charge off USB ; No preloaded Office document viewer ; No support for DivX/XviD videos out-of-the-box ; Gets sluggish as the memory card starts filling up ; No USB cable or memory card in...

Oct, 2010

Expert review by: Joseph Hanlon (

Nokia 5250


We're all for budget smartphones, but every smartphone needs 3G. The 5250 might make a decent music player, but with fast connectivity, we're not holding much hope for this model.

The price of smartphones is plummeting and we're not sure you can launch a 2G phone these days and hope to compete with the Androids on offer from HTC and LG. The lack of 3G will be felt even more keenly because this phone runs of Nokia's Series 60...

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Nokia 5250 Review


The Nokia 5250 is the most budget-friendly smartphone released with the 5xxx branding so far. Without any doubt, this handset is targeting first time smartphone users with its attractive price ($146/€115 without contract), so it doesn't come as a...

Dec, 2010

Expert review by: S. R. Obbayi (

Nokia 5250 Review


The Nokia 5250 is an entertainment phone perfect for music lovers and additional features are limited to keep the price down. This review gives a general overview of the Nokia 5250 and focuses on the design of this Nokia phone. We also look at the user...

The Nokia 5250 is a phone I would recommend to anyone thinking of buying it. It packs in entertainment features that few phones can compare with. With a price tag of US$145, it is worth getting it with the free Nokia Ovi Music Unlimited subscription in...

May, 2011

Expert review by: (

Nokia 5250


Quite why the Nokia 5250 carries an old-style model name like this is puzzling. Nokia changed the naming convention for its phones about 6 months ago, which perhaps indicates that the 5250 has spent some time stuck in development.

Aug, 2010

Expert review by: (

Nokia 5250


Each of Nokia's touchscreen phones are getting bigger and better. Every new model introduced in the market combines a host of amazing new elements. Nokia has always been known for introducing the best gadgets in the market and with the invention of...

Nokia to build affordable touch phone. His best 4 of the iPhone, which burns a hole in your wallet. If you did not like the miser 5250, and go on to buy a new Nokia N8. I do not know why Android phones, like Samsung and Sony Ericsson Galaxy are expensive.

Expert review by: Cosmin Vasile (

Nokia 5250 Review - Symbian^1 stripped-down


Since Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was launched on the market back in November 2008, Symbian S60 5th Edition was the main mobile platform the Finnish manufacturer has focused on. Recently, however, Nokia has shifted its priorities to the latest Symbian^3 and...

In addition to its low price, the smartphone features good audio quality and loudspeaker performance, as well as an excellent web browser, which is only dragged down by the slow EDGE connectivity. The high battery life is also something worth...

Dubbed as a Symbian^1 smartphone, Nokia 5250 is inferior to many feature-phones in terms of performance and capabilities. There's no document viewer, no YouTube client, no Wi-Fi connectivity, no 3G or GPS. The 2-megapixel camera is also not something...

Nokia 5250 is definitely the less featured Symbian smartphone ever built by the Finnish manufacturer. Even though Nokia stripped the phone from all the “expensive” features specific to Symbian smartphones so it can fit the device into the low-end...

Consumer review by: james wandbigfagot (

Nokia 5250


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Feb, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice codecs:EFR, FR
Voice Recording: Yes


Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:4.3
Standby time (2G):450
Talk time (2G):7

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes


Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1544
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution:1600 x 1200 / 2592 x 1544
Main camera resolution (numeric):2
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1544
Rear camera resolution (numeric):2
Second Camera: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Auto, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent
Zoom capability:4

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Infrared data port:No / Yes


Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Red
Form factor:Bar


Display diagonal:7.11
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:640 x 360
Display Type:TFT
Touchscreen: Yes

GPS Performance

GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes
Position location:N / Y


Any key answer: Yes
Navigation key: Yes

Management features

Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: Yes


Flash card support: Yes
Internal Memory:51
Maximum memory card size:16


Chat: Yes
E-mail: Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Text prediction system:T9


Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG


GPS (satellite): No


2G standards:EDGE, GPRS / GSM
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:EDGE, GPRS / EDGE, GPRS, GSM
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Other features

Interface:USB 2.0
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking type:EGSM / EGSM/GSM
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900
Operating system installed:Series 60
Playable formats:.mp3, aac, eaac, eaac+, wma / .mp3, wma, aac, eaac, eaac+ / .mp3, wma, aac, eaac, eaac+, wma / MP3, AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, WMA
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes


Flight mode: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:Series 60
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Video call: No

Phone features

Active toolbar: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch
Personalization:Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro


Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Continuous audio playback time:24
Continuous video playback time:4.3 / 4.5
Standby time (2G):450
Talk time (2G):7.7


Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:Series 60


Internal Memory:51
Maximum memory card size:16

Technical Details

Colour of product:Blue / Grey / Purple
Image formats supported:JPG


Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:30
Video call:No / Yes
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:H.264 / WMV

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.4 / 10.5
Height :1.4 / 10.5
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