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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic (aqua/silver, T-Mobile)


In the world of Nokia Xpress Music phones, we've seen a full range of models, from the high-end to the rather weird . T-Mobile is the only U.S. carrier to have offered Xpress Music phones. It started in 2006 with the 5300 and followed up two years...

The Nokia 5130 Xpress Music has a simple design, functional features, and generally satisfying audio quality.

The Nokia 5130 Xpress Music's display isn't the sharpest, and its keypad buttons have a cheap feel. Audio quality is distorted at the highest levels.

Despite some minor complaints, the Nokia 5130 Xpress Music is an ideal choice for a budget music phone.

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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic review: Reporting for duty


At a certain point everyone finds themselves in the situation where all they need is a no-nonsense phone that looks good and doesn't cost a fortune. The Nokia 5130 is exactly the kind...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; 2" 262K color TFT display of QVGA resolution ; Sleek body design and nice hoice of materials ; Ambient light sensor ; Hot-swappable microSD card slot up to 16GB (1GB card included)Music features ; Top notch audio...

Mediocre camera with no flash or auto focus, sluggish ; QCIF video recording (only good for MMS) ; No 3G ; No stereo loudspeakers ; No smart dialing ; No Java multi-tasking ; No office document viewer ; No Flight mode and no Active stand-by

After all, not everyone can afford an N97 nor does everyone need it. What everyone does need however is good performance from their handset, even more so if reliability can be offered at a low price point. So we felt a thorough review of the Nokia 5130...

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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic


The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic may be just $19.99 with a two-year contract, but it comes with everything you need to make it your primary music player. It comes with a standard-size 3.5mm headphone jack, a side-mounted microSD card slot, stereo Bluetooth...

Slim and lightweight. Solid music playback. Standard-size headphone jack. Side-mounted microSD card slot

Mediocre camera. No 3G

If your expectations are modest, the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic is an ideal combination of lightweight design, music playback, and good voice quality.

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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic Review


The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic is an affordable handset that comes with pleasing design and good music capabilities. Actually, the phone is the successor to the popular Nokia 5310 XpressMusic and fares much better than the latter in every single aspect…

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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic for T-Mobile and the Motorola Entice W766 for Verizon Wireless


If you are on the lookout for a phone that is affordable, yet has some fun features, you should read the following two reviews of the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic for T-Mobile and the Motorola Entice W766 for Verizon Wireless. Both phones won't kill your...

If you get tired of listening to music and want more entertainment, the 5130 comes shipped with five game demos, including Bejeweled, Midnight Pool, and more, with the option to download full versions of games as well

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Review Of The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic Cell Phone


The phonebook of the of the 5130 is dependent on its shared memory which is 30MB. Each contact can hold upto 6 phone numbers, email addresses, birthdays, notes, a formal name and a nick name. The basic features that this one has to offer are...

Good music player, decent functionality, good battery life

Speaker output not that great, keypad has a slippery plastic feel to it

This one is one of the low end phones being launched in the Express music category. It's simple in function and design but still has a lot to offer for the price. This could be your pick if you like to have your music on the move without burning a hole...

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Nokia 5130 Xpress Music Review


Nokia 5130 XpressMusic the latest affordable music phone from Nokia.

Theres a 2.0 Megapixel Camera at the back which takes still pictures and also records video in 320×240 pixels resolution.

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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic


If you're looking for a budget cell phone that delivers on today's basic needs and doubles as a music phone, the Nokia 5130 XpressMusic for T-Mobile might be for you.

Consumer review by:

It has nice features.


It supports upto 8 gb memory card.And also its music player and applications

I dont like its radio and its camera ann internet without 3g

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colour required


can i get black, brown or any other colur in nokia 5130 express music.

its a very nice model with camera good quality

i want any other colour except red and blue in same model nokia 5130

Product Specifications

There are many ways to express yourself. Whether it's in what you say, the way you live, or in the choices you make. They all say something about you as an individual. But until now, your mobile phone has been an area of rebellion. No longer. With the Nokia 5130, you can express yourself the way you want to. Be as free as you want. Up to 11 days of stand-by time using a standard battery gives you lots of freedom to roam between charges. Say just what you want. Up to 5 hours of talk time gives you plenty of time to get your message across. Show off the way you want. Nokia Xpress-on covers let you change your phone's looks to suit your mood and style whenever you want. Whenever you're in the mood to express yourself, just snap on the Nokia 5130 Xpress-on cover of your choice and change its look in mere seconds. Use your phone as you want. Send short messages, save names and numbers, select a new ringing tone - all with the press of a single key, the Nokia Navi key. So, how do you want to express yourself? Specific subscription contract conditions and services are provider / market specific and couldn't be captured at the time this product information was researched.


Antenna Type:External/Internal


Standby Time (PB):270hours/288hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes/360minutes
Technology:Lithium ion/Nickel metal hydride




Band:GSM 1800/GSM 850/900/1800/1900 (Quadband)
Integrated Components:Digital camera / FM radio / Digital player
Phone Design:Candy bar
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified/T-Mobile
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Bluetooth 2.0

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:18-bit (262000 Colors)
Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:microSD


Manufacturer:E-Plus Mobilfunk/Nokia
Model:5130/5130 XpressMusic
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes


Color:Aqua silver/Black / Red

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Telephone Features

Ring Tones:30
Voice Dialing: Yes

Telephone Memory

Phone Book Capacity:1000names & numbers
SIM Card Based Directory:250names & numbers
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