Nokia 5530 XpressMusicGAMBAR NOKIA 5530 XpressMusic
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
As far as we're concerned, Nokia's 5530 XpressMusic far and away out-classes its more expensive older brother the 5800, even if it is lacking in the 3G department. British phone retailer mobiles.co.uk thought it best to tease us with an unboxing video of their own, along with some quick impressions of the touchscreen device. It's certainly a looker, and a sleek device they're pretty confident will do well. Some of the S60 5th edition additions are very welcomed, such as the new scrolling contacts bar, but for better and for worse (mostly worse), it's still S60. See it for yourself after the break, and if you wish really hard, there's a good chance this still won't get 3G, but at least you can say you tried.

It's a phone not too dissimilar to the 5800 XpressMusic in shape, albeit slightly smaller with a 2.9-inch screen. It feels lightweight and the screen is noticeably smaller than other touchscreen offerings, but it doesn't feel too tiny for a touchscreen, although it's probably on the edge of what's acceptable.

It should be pointed out that this is Nokia's budget offering, coming in at a price of £129.99 from the Carphone Warehouse, and therefore some compromises will have been made to shrink the cost of the phone down while maintaining a lot of the feel of its bigger brother, the 5800 XpressMusic.
The top houses the on/off switch, which is quite small and seems a little lonely all alone on the face - but perhaps it's being punished by Nokia for some misdemeanour on a lowly S40 device, as it's usually accompanied by a USB socket and/or a 3.5 mm jack.

The front of the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic also holds a number of touch sensitive keys, namely call and terminate options, a menu button and a media button located at the top which calls up elements of the phone like pictures, video and music on a drop-down menu. This touch sensitive element requires a bit of a poke to get working, but that's still miles better than the 'breathe and you'll hit it' touch sensitive buttons on the LG GD900 Crystal.

Nokia has also deigned to give us a 3.2MP camera with single LED flash on the rear of the 5530 XpressMusic, although this is a basic mobile photography effort with no sign of the Carl Zeiss that adorn the N-series handset cameras.The front also has a stainless steel finish (although you have to peer closely to realise it) and houses two speakers for stereo output, which work quite well and will be looked at in more detail in the media section
Price(HARGA) : Rp.2.850.000 (US $285.00)


* 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
* Announced 2009, June
* Released 2009, August
* Size Dimensions 104 x 49 x 13 mm, 68 cc
* Weight 107 g
* Display Type TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors, size 360 x 640 pixels, 2.9 inches
* Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
* Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
* Handwriting recognition
* Sound Alert types Vibration; polyphonic, MP3 ringtones
* Speakerphone Yes, with stereo speakers
* 3.5 mm audio jack
* Memory Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
* Call records Detailed, max 30 days
* Internal 70 MB storage, 128 MB SDRAM
* Card slot microSD (TransFlash), up to 16GB, 4GB included
* Data GPRS Class 32
* EDGE Class 32
* 3G No
* WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
* Bluetooth Yes, v2.0 with A2DP
* Infrared port No
* USB Yes, v2.0 microUSB
* Camera Primary 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
* Video Yes, VGA@30fps (verified)
* Secondary No
* Features OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
* CPU ARM 11 434 MHz processor
* Messaging SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
* Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
* Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
* Games Yes
* Colors Red on black, Blue on white, Grey on black, Pink on white, Yellow on white
* GPS No
* Java Yes, MIDP 2.0
* WMV/RV/MP4/3GP video player
* MP3/WMA/WAV/RA/AAC/M4A music player
* Voice command/dial
* T9
* Photo editor
* Battery Standard battery, Li-Ion 1000 mAh(BL-4U)
* Stand-by Up to 336 h
* Talk time Up to 4 h 54 min
* Music play Up to 27 h


* Wide display, TFT touchscreen
* Symbian OS v9.4 OS, Series 60 rel. 5
* 3.15 MP camera, 2048×1536 pixels, autofocus
* Great video (30 fps)
* 3.5 mm audio output jack
* FM Radio


* No secondary videocall camera
* No GPS
* No TV out
* Not long Baterry life for internet using
* No QWERTY keyboard
* Camera LED flash (xenon flash will be better)

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