Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
Newest Review: ... it 10 months, it sometimes took more than 5 minutes to open something that I'd pressed. So frustrating!! So what was good? The phone is n... more
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
Member Name: xisorosix
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
Advantages: Durable, easy to use phone that is relatively cheap for the quality! Good camera, handy stylus.
Disadvantages: None to speak of!
I really love this phone! It has a complete touch screen that is very sensitive and easy to view at 2.9 inches. Aside from the screen, the phone has 3 touch sensitive buttons underneath - call button, main menu button, and the terminate button. Less visibly is a touch sensitive media button located at the top of the screen which brings up various options like video and music. There is another smaller, physical button at the side which you press to bring up the camera function - this has been extremely useful for taking pictures on the go without going through menus. One press and the camera function is ready to use, another press and you can take photos immediately. The camera is 3.2 megapixels with a single LED flash - the camera takes good quality photos and also focuses well. With 4GB worth of storage there is plenty of space for storing photos and for trying out various applications.
The SIM card is accessed by pushing open a thin panel at the side of the phone under which the card is hidden. This caused me no trouble in inserting. In the same place, you can also access the memory card. Please note that it looks a little deceiving - I didn't immediately think that the card would be stored there since with previous phones it's just been under the battery.
The phone comes with a handy stylus - you can manage pretty well without it, but I like to pull it out for when I have to scroll on long webpages for example. The stylus slots very neatly under the phone at the side. It's really easy to pull out and use whenever. I also like to use the stylus for more precise applications like doodling!
The phone does feel very durable and sleep - unfortunately I've already dropped mine from a small height several times (behind the bed...) but it still remains in virtually perfect condition. The phone is pretty lightweight and fits very comfortably in my pocket. I was a little worried at first, since the phone is locked by a little slider at the side of the phone. This has not been a problem and will not unlock easily by accident. It's also probably worth mentioning that this is a second-hand phone that's been used by a previous owner for more than a year. Despite this it has remained in excellent condition from body work to functions. The phone dimensions are 104 x 49 x 13mm and pretty light at 107g making it very easy to carry.
The sound quality is very, very good. I enjoy using the Nokia for listening to radio at night with my headphones plugged into the 3.5mm jack. The volume button at the top of the phone on the right hand side is also very comfy to use for adjustable loudness when you're on the phone to somebody or just listening to music.
I really like this phone and envisage myself using it for another year at least - it has all the functions that you would need whilst remaining excellent quality. The phone is durable with no fragile elements that you have to worry about. The battery life is also very good with a standby time of 351hrs, a talk time of 4h54minutes and continuous music playback time of up to 27hours. With contracts, the phone is pretty cheap for a touchscreen mobile. I would definitely recommend it!
Summary: A great phone with long battery life, great sound and overall fantastic functionality!
|Ease of use:|
|Variety of features:|