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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1335 reviews of Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Comments about the price and portability are generally positive. The performance and usability are also appreciated. The text input and GPS navigation get less positive opinions.

size, usability, performance, portability, price

reliability, GPS navigation, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Nokia 5530 XpressMusic from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the sound and camera. The performance and portability also get good reviews, whereas some have doubts about the reliability. The durability and size get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, performance, camera, sound

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Black/Red - Sim Free Mobile PhoneNokia 5530 XpressMusic Black/Red - Sim Free Mobile Phone

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Nokia 5530 XpressMusic from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the portability. The usability is also appreciated, but there are some critical views about the design and screen. The performance and price get mixed opinions.

usability, portability

reliability, screen, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5530 Unlocked Phone--Comes with Games-US Version with Full WarrantyNokia 5530 Unlocked Phone--Comes with Games-US Version with Full Warranty

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Gareth Beavis (techradar.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic review

 

How does Nokia's budget touchscreen phone compare?

Low cost ; Easy to user interface ; Nice menu transitions ; On board stylus

Poor call quality and coverage ; Average camera ; No 3G on board ; Rattling keyguard slider

Overall, the price point of £130 for a touchscreen smartphone can't be beaten, and despite a few niggles it still performs very well.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

 

Ed takes a look at Nokia's latest touchscreen music phone.

May, 2011

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic review

 

Nokia's stripped down music smartphone has arrived to cheers from weary wallets. Is it a budget beauty?

Its touchscreen isn’t perfect, but this is a fine music phone for Symbian fans on a tight budget

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (stuff.tv)

Stuff magazine

 

Nokia's stripped down music smartphone has arrived to cheers from weary wallets. Is it a budget beauty?

Its touchscreen isn't perfect, but this is a fine music phone for Symbian fans on a tight budget

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Thomas Newton (recombu.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Review

 

The Nokia 5530 is an affordable touchscreen phone which features a 2.9-inch resistive screen, a 3.2-megapixel camera with LED flash and access to Nokia's Ovi Store, where you can download a host of apps,…

Mar, 2010

Expert review by: Mobile Choice UK (mobilechoiceuk.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic review -

 

Great look and sound, bright screen and innovative interface

Quirky touch interface and lack of features such as 3G and GPS

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Mobiles (mobiles.co.uk)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Review: Part 1

 

Due to launch in early August, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic has the LG Cookie and Samsung Tocco Lite firmly in its sights as it guns for the cheap touchscreen top spot. Can Nokia reclaim ground lost to its Korean rivals or is the recent shift towards LG...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Robert Johnson (knowyourcell.com)

Nokia 5530 review

 

We review the Nokia 5530, a touchscreen device that brings music to the masses

Good multimedia playback ; Surprisingly responsive display for a resistive screen ; Wi-Fi is an unexpected feature at this price point

In 2009, we don’t want to see a stylus making an appearance ; Small screen makes it harder to use more advanced applications ; Web browser disappoints - it desperately needs the improved version coming to the N97

The 5530 offers more features than the target market probably wants, and the small display size makes some features hard to use - but the high resolution means video playback is impressive. Coupled with a decent music player and expandable memory, you...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Steve Litchfield (allaboutsymbian.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

 

Steve reviews one of Nokia's cheapest ever smartphones - and yet one that's reasonably up to date and with 90% of the functionality of its bigger brethren...

This - this is the point at which what Nokia in general (and OPK in particular) have been saying about Symbian OS taking over (from Series 40) in the mid-tier in the phone market comes home to roost. What we have here is a full-touchscreen S60 5th...

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Robert Johnson (knowyourmobile.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic review

 

We review the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, a touchscreen device that brings music to the masses

Good multimedia playback ; Surprisingly responsive display for a resistive screen ; Wi-Fi is an unexpected feature at this price point

In 2009, we don’t want to see a stylus making an appearance ; Small screen makes it harder to use more advanced applications ; Web browser disappoints - it desperately needs the improved version coming to the N97

The 5530 offers more features than the target market probably wants, and the small display size makes some features hard to use - but the high resolution means video playback is impressive. Coupled with a decent music player and expandable memory, you...

Oct, 2009

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, WMA / AMR
FM radio: Yes
Music player: Yes
Polyphonic rings quantity:64
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Voice Recording: Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Continuous audio playback time:2.7 / 27
Continuous video playback time:1.5 / 3.45 / 3.75 / 7.3
Standby time (2G):336 / 351
Talk time (2G):4.54 / 4.9 / 5

Call management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto exposure: Yes
Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Digital Zoom:4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: No
Main camera resolution:2048 x 1536
Main camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Maximum frame rate:30
Night mode: Yes
Photo effects:Negative film, Neutral, Sepia, Vivid / Negative film, Sepia, Vivid
Rear Camera Resolution:2048 x 1536
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2
Second Camera: No
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):176 x 220 / 640 x 480
Video recording: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent / auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent / Custom modes

Certificates

Body SAR (USA):0.75
Head SAR (EU):0.78
Head SAR (USA):1.15

Data Transmission

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Infrared data port: No

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, grey / Black, Red / Blue, White / Grey / Pink / White
Curved Design: No
Form factor:Bar

Display

Display:TFT
Display diagonal:7.37
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:640 x 360
Display Type:TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

GPS Performance

GPS: No
GPS (satellite): No

Keyboard

Any key answer: Yes
Keyboard layout:QWERTY

Management features

Microphone mute: Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Memory

Flash card support: Yes
Flash memory:4000
Internal Memory:70
Internal RAM:0.125
Maximum memory card size:16

Messaging

MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Support for e-mail attachments: Yes
Text prediction system:T9
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, MP3, M4A, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / AMR
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:JPG
Video formats supported:3GP
Voice codecs:EFR, FR

Navigation

GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):No / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1900,850,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD / EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS, HSCSD / GSM
3G:No / Yes
3G standards:WCDMA
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
Data network:CSD / CSD, EDGE, GPRS, GSM, HSCSD / csd, EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GSM, GPRS, EDGE, HSCSD / WCDMA
EDGE multislot class:32
GSM bands supported:850,900,1800,1900
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MiniSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Frame rate:30
Headphone outputs:1
Java technology: Yes
Mobile operating systems supported:Symbian
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g
Networking type:GSM
Operating Frequency:850/900/1800/1900
Operating system installed:9.4
Picture resolution:2048 x 1536
Playable formats:MP3, SpMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA, MTP
Ringer type:Polyphonic
Smartphone: No
Supported network protocols:TCP/IP, MTP, HTTP
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
Video capability: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Visual radio support: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Wireless Technology:IEEE 802.11 b/g

Packaging Content

Bundled software:- FOTA;\n- Flash Lite 2.0. / FOTA, Flash Lite 2.0 / FOTA, Flash Lite 2.0, Online Share 4.3 / Symbian OS v9.4
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Memory Card Included:microSD

Performance

Closed user group support: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.4
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Countdown timer, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Support for contact groups: Yes
Video call: No

Phone features

Active toolbar: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Embedded games:3
Flight mode: Yes
Form factor:Bar
Java technology: Yes
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Stopwatch, To-do list
Text prediction system:T9
Vibrating Alert: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro / MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Power

Battery Capacity:1000
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4U
Continuous audio playback time:27
Continuous video playback time:3.4
Standby time (2G):351
Talk time (2G):4.54 / 5 / 5351

Processor

Processor family:ARM
Processor frequency:0.4

Software

Operating system installed:Symbian OS
Operating System Version:9.4

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:70
Internal RAM:128
Maximum memory card size:16

Technical Details

Colour of product:Black / White
Display:TFT
Image formats supported:JPG
Volume Control:Digital

Video

Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Frame rate:30
Video call: No
Video capture resolution (max):640 x 480
Video compression formats:3GP, MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.3 / 10.4 / 4.9
Height :1.3 / 10.4 / 4.9
Volume:68
Weight:107
Width:10.4 / 4.9