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It has already been 5 years since I got this nokia 5220 and I have nothing aladeen to say about this phone, its durability speaks for itself. Nowadays when even the deemed "best" mobile in the market breaks within a couple of years, one that lasts more than 5 is a marvel. And that is not even the best part, the battery also lasts forever and even after thousands of charging cycles it still works the same way as if it was new. Granted, it doesn't have the same app features and touch screen like the newer ones but some people just want a phone which is reliable and just to call and text - old school!
I love how thin it is, as it does not feel like you are carrying a brick under your trousers. The dedicated music buttons are also a winning feature. Speaking of music, one of the most practical features I have found is the possibility to plug in any earphone you have... unlike those weird jacks the other older phones have which tie you to the ear phones they provide. I even like the weird asymmetrical shape which makes it stand out among the rest. Also, a very important thing for me is the loudness of the speaker so that I don't miss any calls or messages to answer opportunely. It has the standard easy to use nokia interface making it easy to organise folders and messages.
Overall it is a great product and I fully recommend it.
I have had this phone a very good while now, it has been thrown around and dropped on several occasions and its just kept going. I'm not too careful with my phone and i'm very pleased with how this one has held up.
Its pretty small, unlike alot of theses smart phones today, and i dont have to coddle it to keep if alive. Also with it not being that expensive i dont work about anyone sealing it. It also has radio, the headphones work like an aerial so they have to be in. the radio i think is fantastic, i have an ipod but sometimes i just want to listen to something new. the battery also lasts for ages, so i dont have to charge it very often at all.
the games on it are not great, nor does it do email. it doesn't have all the modern features, but its a great standard phone. it depends what you are looking for.
I purchased this phone originally as a cheap and cheerful mobile as I do little more than text and voice call. In the year I have had it, it has performed perfectly well without exceeding itself. Although it is sold as a "music" mobile I wouldn't sound the sound quality on music playback is particularly great, it has a very thin and tinny sound to it, and virtually no bass of any description. However this did not concern me as I did not purchase it for this reason and so as a working mobile phone it is fine. The predictive texting feature is very easy to use and makes texting a lot quicker, the menus are bright and easy to navigate as has come to be expected from Nokia. The in-built camera is pretty poor and when imported onto a PC for instance the lack of quality becomes even more apparant. The camera struggles in anything less than perfect light conditons, so for instance night shots are a complete waste of time. The phone has an optional memory card expansion facility which is handy if you want to store more mp3s on it, as the phones internal memory is quite limited. The memory card is in the format of a microSD which are widley available for little cost. The phone does also include bluetooth which is a handy feature for transferring files from your PC to the phone rather than having to plug it in via the cable. The battery life is also very commendable and I only charge mine every couple of days with moderate use. As a sub £70 phone however it is a nice buy, with a stylish design and fairly reliable build.
I had this phone for about 6 months until it broke, this was my own fault though as i slammed the boot of the car down on it by accident, pretty sure that there aren't many phones that could survive that.
It looks very funky and sleek with its swooping curves making it look very different and stand out from the crowd. I like how the strap hole is incorporated into the design (little silver thing, bottom left). It has quite a good 2" screen (until i smashed it!!), good enough for showing photos. The buttons are nice and easy to press as well as being well spaced to you cant easily slip onto the wrong button.
As the name (XpressMusic) suggests, playing music is this phones primary function. The inbuilt speakers are pretty good and powerfull and well as the headphones. Mine came with a cute little set of mini speakers which are also very impressive, although not sure if i just got these because of my contract with virgin mobile.
The phone is easy to use and navigate through the menus. The 2 megapixel camera is not the best in the world, but is good enough for the job. It also packs many other features including bluetooth and lights that flash to the beat of the music (yes, a bit gimmicky but its a bit fun).
Overall, I would recommend this phone.
This is a fantastic phone for the price. I paid £90 for it a few months ago on Virgin pay as you go. It came with free battery-powered speaker which are good for the phone and other underpowered devices. It'll take a 4Gb micro SD card for music etc; and you will need a lot of storage - lots of free downloadable games are available from various sources. The music manager software is fine and the audio quality is decent. The big thing for me is Nokia Maps which the phone will run. You can download over the internet onto your PC (lots of data - hence need for big SD card) then transfer to the phone street level maps of the UK and many other contires. It can find addresses, and pinpoint and tell you the phone numbers of businesses, museums, petrol stations, ATMs etc nearby - all without connecting to a network. All the data is bulit into the maps you download. It can plan routes from A to B for free. If you have a GPS ariel/receiver, which I do - a TomTom receiver, you can bluetooth to it and have your current position shown on the phone - and tracked. The only thing you need to pay for (I can live without it) is an unreasonable monthly subscription to do the turn-by-turn realtime instructions.
I can sync it to my Outlook Calendar via cable or bluetooth.
And it's stylish too.
I really can't recommend this phone enough.
I purchased this phone just wanting a simple , easy to use phone for calls , texts , images and the odd song .
Basically I got all this and more ,it is a very attractive and sleak design and the music playing is excellent . Also , the bluetooth connectivity is very good and easy to activate .
The point is that it's a cheap phone that makes calls, sends texts, takes snapshots with a basic camera, plays music and has an FM radio too.
One disadvantage is that memory is rather limited but like most phones nowadays it can be expanded .
This phone is also very good value for money and I would reccomend it if you are looking for a bargain appliance thats easy to use .
So if you were looking for the same simple features as I was , the nokia 5220 would be very suitable .
The Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is a tri-band music phone for GSM 900/1800/1900 or GSM 850/1800/1900. In addition to a 2 megapixel camera, the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic supports 8GB microSD cards for AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ and WMA music files, pictures, video, contacts and more.