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Review of Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone

The fashion for small phones is long gone. Today mobile devices are divided into small "budget" and large "functional". The reviewed Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone is the golden mean among these devices. This mobile phone has wide functionality, compact form and high-quality audio path.

The new line of music mobile phones from Nokia has acquired new color solutions and also greatly changed the appearance. Mobile phones of this series have a dark gray color with a color insert. The youngest device in the music lineup is the Nokia 5310, a handy and compact candy bar reminiscent of the Nokia 6500 Classic and Nokia 6300 phones.

The Nokia 5310 mobile phone looks stylish and attractive. The device is available in two colors: blue and red. Only the areas around the display are painted with these colors, and some small details, all other parts of the case are painted in dark gray.


The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic mobile phone is one of the thinnest Nokia mobile devices. The body of the device has sloping edges and rounded corners, which makes the mobile device even thinner.

The details of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic are well matched: no creaks, gaps or backlashes were observed. The back cover is very tight.

The body parts are made of durable plastic, and the front of the body has a wear-resistant coating.

The company logo is painted on the back cover. Also, during the manufacture of the device, the paint was applied to a point engraving, in modern times this paint can be erased. These points shimmer in the light depending on the viewing angle, it looks very impressive and beautiful.

The screen of Nokia 5310 XpressMusic has a glass insert, it is a continuation of the body and above it forms a glossy insert with holes for the light sensor and the earpiece. The screen in the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is the same as in the Nokia 6500 Classic / Nokia 6300 models.

Nokia 5310 XpressMusic has 30 MB of internal memory. The memory can be expanded using microSD memory cards, the memory card slot is located under the back cover. The device works seamlessly with 4 GB cards.

The buttons on the phone are ergonomically located, have a medium size and are very convenient when working with the phone. The navigation key is small, but we have no complaints about it. The keyboard backlight is white and looks very nice in the dark. The keyboard of this device leaves only positive impressions.

The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic battery type is lithium-ion, its capacity is 860 mAh. According to the developers, the device can work in talk mode for up to 5 hours and up to 300 hours in standby mode, and this statement has been confirmed in practice. In the conditions of Kiev networks, the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone worked for about three days.

So you can count on the phone to work without additional recharging from 1 to three days. And for listening to music in headphones, the battery of the device will last for almost 20 hours. It takes about two hours to fully charge the battery.

As we can see the battery in Nokia 5310 XpressMusic has very good characteristics for such a device.


The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic mobile phone is equipped with a two megapixel camera. This device has a cheap camera module and this explains its loss over other similar models.

The camera of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic mobile phone has a wide range of effects for the resulting photos: False Colors, Greyscale, Sepia, Negative and Solarize.

There is also a self-timer mode and fast shooting when shooting in fast mode, the camera can take up to three frames at a time, the quality of the images will be the same as in single shooting.

The maximum resolution of pictures taken with the built-in camera can be 1600x1200, but the picture quality is not very good.Good pictures are only taken in daylight.

The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic camera has several compression types: basic, normal and high. In order to somehow improve the quality of the images taken, it is recommended to set the high quality. In the options, you can turn off the sound of the camera shutter, the camera has a 4x digital zoom, but it is best not to use it to avoid loss of image quality. In the settings, you can choose where to save the captured pictures in the phone memory or on a memory card.

Video recording takes place in 3GP format, it is possible to choose a resolution of 128x96 and 176x144. Video recording can be limited or set to maximum quality.

The music component in Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is implemented in hardware, in our case it is for the best, because Nokia 5310 XpressMusic surpasses even Nokia N81 in sound quality. Loud and high-quality sound is provided even in cheap headphones.

The sound quality of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is comparable to the Walkman line of music mobile phones. Even the most demanding users will appreciate the sound of music in this device. The player has many options for sorting music, there is also support for the A2DP profile, which makes it possible to listen to music through a Bluetooth headset, there is also a five-band equalizer.


The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone is based on the Feature Pack 1 S40 5th edition platform. It is virtually identical to its previous versions.

It is worth noting an application called Wallpaper Creator, which first appeared on the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone. After starting this application, you are offered a choice of colors, which will then be used to generate fractals. Believe me, this is an interesting and beautiful sight.

The standby mode in our device has maximum options, even smartphones that are produced under this brand can envy this. You can change almost everything from the shortcut keys to the icons on the desktop.

Also worth noting is the active standby mode, this mode has detailed settings. After switching to active standby mode, an additional mini-menu opens, with which you can configure additional options. You can customize this list to your liking.

Also in this mobile device, as in previous models, there is a function for changing the font color and the asset menu. Changing the font color can be useful if, for example, you changed the background image and now the text on the screen is not very easy to read.


The presented device is the junior model of the new music line of phones from Nokia. The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone is comfortable and easy to use and very compact and easy to use. The device has a separate sound processor, thanks to the sound processor, loud and high-quality sound was achieved even in a cheap headset.

The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic has practically no drawbacks except for a slightly weak camera and the lack of hot swappable memory cards.

Well, the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic has more than enough pluses. It is worth noting the ideal component of a mobile phone, its dimensions, the duration of the active mode.

If we compare Nokia 5310 XpressMusic with its competitor - Sony Ericsson W880i, our device is favored by more convenient use and the presence of built-in radio: almost flawless buttons, the presence of a 3.5 mm headset jack, which is located at the top, and not on the side like in Sony Ericsson W880i can be very inconvenient for those users who are going to carry the device in their pocket.

You can buy the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic mobile phone in our online store at a special price.

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