The Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic was released in February 2009 . The idea behind the Nokia 5130 was to provide a device that combines the abilities of a music player and a mobile phone at an affordable price.
The Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic was released in February 2009. The idea behind the Nokia 5130 was to provide a device that combines the abilities of a music player and a mobile phone at an affordable price.
The Nokia 5130 brings a number of strong features to the table that will surely make this handset a great contender in the mobile phone market space. It produces fantastic sound when playing music, features Java capabilities, has a great design that looks brilliant and feels solid, and most importantly, it offers it all for a very low price. On the negative the camera is below average, but then again the camera is not going to be the reason why you buy this phone. It will be because of the amazing sound it can produce.
The Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic is 107.5 x 46.7 x 14.8 mm in size and weighs in at an average 88 grams. The phone feels a little thick, but the weight is just right. The display on the front panel is reasonably sized at 5.1 cm in length with 240 x 320 pixels in 256K colours. When it comes to colour, you currently have only two options, the phone can either be brought in a stylish red or a blue. Overall with rounded edge and attractive detailing the phone is very eye-catching.
The phone has a standard ‘one number and three letter per key’ design, with a four way directional pad and two soft keys. The keys are large and evenly spaced although they feel a little low on the phone. It takes a bit of time, but you will quickly adapt to the keyboard.
The Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic features a two megapixel camera that can take images at a whopping 1600 x 1200 pixels, the images look amazing at this high quality and show up great on the display. It also has video recording abilities at 15 fps. But, and it’s a big but, we encountered the camera had a hard time tracking moving images on more than a few occasions, and the end result was choppy looking images.
The call quality on the Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic is undeniably great and the device produces some fantastic sounds (as one would expect from a device primary built to play music). To add to it, even the speaker phone sounded fantastic which is a welcomed rarity.
The Nokia 5130 also includes the now standard SMS, MMS, and E-mail capabilities. Composing a message is relatively straight forward and users should have no problems at all.
The battery life on the Nokia 5130 is not bad but not super, either. The phone has a talk time of up to six hours and a standby time of 288 hours. With moderate use the device can play music for about 21 hours nonstop.
As hinted earlier, the main selling point of the Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic is its music capabilities. The phone has a 3.5 mm headphone jack that easily allows it to interface with all common types of headsets. Furthermore , it has dedicated music buttons on the phone that allow you to quickly access your music. If your vast library of audio files isn't enough, it also has a built in FM radio with RDS to access the airwaves. In addition, it contains a standard suite of applications, including voice memo and T9 predictive text. The Nokia 5130 allows for internet connectivity via the use of a 2G (EDGE)network with a WAP 2.0/xHTML browser, and file transfers are accomplished through the use of USB and/or Bluetooth. However, the phone lacks 3G, not making it the greatest choice for internet browsing. This phone wants to be a media player and is built as such. Although it seems a little bulky, the frame contains an included 1 GB of internal memory (that's enough to hold over 200 songs!) and has the capability to be expanded to 16 GB through a microSD card.
The Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic is a great mobile phone. The music it plays sounds terrific, plus it comes with a huge amount of internal storage and enough battery power to allow you to get the most out of your mobile phone. So what if the camera is a little weak? This great looking phone brings enough to the table for it to be overlooked. Overall, if you are in the market for a phone that can double as an audio media player, the Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic is certainly a phone to consider.