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Nokia 5140

alaTest has collected and analyzed 961 reviews of Nokia 5140. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the reliability and portability. The durability and usability also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the connectivity and screen.

size, usability, durability, portability, reliability

screen, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5140 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 5140


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Nokia 5140 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones on Reviewers are impressed by the price and usability. The performance and portability also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

durability, portability, performance, usability, price

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5140i Mobile Phone Grade A Sim Free Unlocked Nokia 5140i SIM Free Mobile Phone Nokia 5140i SIM Free Mobile Phone

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Nokia 5140


alaTest has collected and analyzed 41 user reviews of Nokia 5140 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.7/5 for other Cell phones on Comments about the performance and durability are on the whole positive. The portability and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the sound.

usability, battery, portability, durability, performance


83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: NOKIA OEM BL-5B BATTERY 3230 5140i 5300 6020 6021Nokia 5140 Phone (Unlocked)

Jul, 2015

Expert review by: Hubert Nguyen (

Nokia 5140 Review


Co-published with Laptop Magazine: Solutions for Business and Life. For its foray into the wild, Nokia takes a whole different approach. [...]

Small ; Durable rubber exterior ; Built-in compass and flashlight

Push-to-talk not supported ; Expensive

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Rich Malloy (

Nokia 5140


If you work or play in the great outdoors, this cell will answer the call.

Small Durable rubber exterior• Built-in compass and flashlight

Push-to-talk not supported Expensive

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Kent German (

Nokia 5140 review: Nokia 5140


Quirky features; sturdy design; speakerphone; solid call quality; support for EDGE.

Small display; buttons are not very tactile.

The Nokia 5140 wins points for originality, but its design will stymie frequent cell phone users.

Jan, 2005

Expert review by: Petr Broža (

Nokia 5140 review: The Athlete


Nokia 5140 is the next model in the Nokia line of phones with enhanced durability. It has well-balanced design and more entertaining functions like compass and video camera, but if you have expected something super new – you will be disappointed – this...

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May, 2004

Expert review by: (

Nokia 5140


Nokia faces off against Nextel with the new Nokia 5140, a Swiss Army knife of a phone that can do everything but light your campfire. Alas, this cool phone is still a bit of a work in progress: The phone hardware supports push-to-talk walkie-talkie...

Small and rugged. Unique outdoorsy features. Stellar 9-hour battery life

Push-to-talk and IM functions don't work yet. Buttons can be hard to press

The Nokia 5140 is not exactly a push-to-talk walkie-talkie phone (à la Nextel), at least not yet. But it's the closest you can get on a GSM network, and its rugged nature will appeal to backyard Indiana Joneses.

Expert review by: James Paterson (

Snapshot: Nokia 5140i


While I was on my way to Amsterdam for the launching of the N series handsets, Nokia introduced an update to the 5140 ruggedized handset. The new model, the 5140i, adds a 65k color display and compatibility with some heart rate monitors from Polar...

May, 2005

Expert review by: Mobile Gazette (

Nokia 5140i


Despite the fairly basic specifications, we rather like the Nokia 5140i. Even if you're not interested in sporting activities, this is a good value handset that should survive real life and do everything that most people will ever need.

Apr, 2005

Expert review by: Michael Oryl (editor) (

Snapshot: Nokia 5140


Push-to-talk has finally come to GSM, thanks to Nokia and their new 5140 handset. Following a move from Motorola to bring PTT to CDMA, Nokia's update of the rugged 5100 will also allow for PTT.

Nov, 2003

Expert review by: Good Gear (

Expert Review


The rugged design of the Nokia 5140i will handle the rough and tumble of outdoor adventures or even just everyday life. If you want a phone that can go the distance and don't need bluetooth this is a contender.

Rugged, Flash Light, Compass

No Bluetooth

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Debbie Davies (

Nokia 5140 Push to talk review


If you like a phone with a trick up its sleeve, take a look at the Nokia 5140. It is Nokia's first push-to-talk phone, which means you can use it as a phone and as a walkie-talkie. For anything from a very quick chat with a mate during a Euro 2004...

Pioneering tech; cross-network

Camera stays VGA because of it

If the take-up on the networks for push-to-talk happens this is a go, but when you need an upgrade this will have been updated- check it out then

Jul, 2004

Product Specifications

Designed for supreme durability, the Nokia 5140i optimizes your active-leisure experience by providing useful functionalities applicable to a wide range of sporting activities. The Fitness Coach application enables planning and recording of activities, as well as sharing of training data with training partners. The Sports Themes include sports-related wallpapers, animated screensavers and MP3 ringing tones. Sports-optimized communications are further empowered through other features like Push to talk, Flash messaging and the Nokia Xpress audio messaging function.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):240hours/300hours
Talk Time (PB):300minutes
Technology:Lithium ion




Band:GSM 850/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)/GSM 900/1800/1900 (Tri-Band)
Combined with:With digital camera / FM radio
Integrated Components:Digital camera / FM radio
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:AT&T/Not specified
Type:Cellular phone
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:Infrared (IrDA)

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:12-bit (4096 colors)/16-bit (65000 colors)
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Nokia

Messaging & Data Services

EDGE (Enhanced Data Rates For Global Evolution): Yes
High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes
Internet Browser: Yes




Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes

Telephone Features

Voice Dialing: Yes