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Nokia 5220 XpressMusic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 415 reviews of Nokia 5220 XpressMusic. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and price are generally positive. The design and portability also get good feedback. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and durability, and reviews are divided on the reliability.

size, portability, design, price, usability

screen, durability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Nokia 5220 XpressMusic from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones on Opinions about the size and connectivity are generally positive. The design and sound also get good feedback, whereas many are critical about the reliability and screen.

portability, sound, design, connectivity, size

price, usability, durability, screen, reliability

57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5220 Sim Free Mobile Phone - RedNOKIA 5220 XpressMusic - red

Jun, 2015

Expert review by: Shayne Rana (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


Nokia's XpressMusic range of mobile handsets, has some pretty funky designs but sometimes doesn't fully deliver on all fronts. With most handsets in this range, you'll find the audio quality is indeed something to write home about, but the handset's...

With a price tag of Rs. 7, 700 the 5220 XpressMusic offers great music quality, a decent camera and a fairly decent battery life all packed into a stylish and unique form factor. On the downside, the interface is a bit sluggish at times especially if...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: GSMArena team (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review: Funky-shape jukebox


Nokia 5220 XpressMusic is set to play for it all in the mass market segment. A bunch of music niceties, slim waistline and novel design are crowned with the XpressMusic logo, and that's enough of a commitment to cool sonic experience...

10.6 mm slim and lightweight body ; Exciting asymmetrical design ; Tri-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; S40 5th edition user interface, FP1 ; 2" 256K-color display of QVGA resolution ; Ambient light sensor ; Hot-swappable microSD card slot, 512MB included...

Cheapo plastic build ; Tri-band only ; No 3G support ; No smart dialing ; No multi-tasking ; No office document viewer ; QCIF video recording (only good for MMS)

If it's megapixel count and ample touchscreen that gets you excited, you are bound to look elsewhere. But the Nokia 5220 offers a truly music-rich experience at an attractive price tag. If that's your game, hop on and let's see how cool is saying no to...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic Review


One of the latest additions toNokia's XpressMusic series is Nokia 5220. The phone catches the eyewith a unique vision and affordable price. Like the rest of the devicesof the line, it targets the young music fans who want to enjoy theirfavorite tunes...

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: Jin Khang Ong (

Review: Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review


While not a massive update from the original 5310, the new Nokia 5220 does give Nokia's entry level music phone a visual upgrade that includes a unique asymmetrical design. Learn more in our review.

The only wireless connectivity option available on the 5220 is [Bluetooth]. Being a [tri-band] [GSM] phone with support for EDGE networks, business users would probably not take a second look at this mobile phone. Transferring files to and fro with my...

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


Nokia introduced a new music-enabled mobile phone as addition to its XpressMusic range. Additional features of the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic include up to 24 hours playback time, dedicated XpressMusic keys and a 3.5mm audio jack.

Excellent speaker quality; free music; user-friendly; stylish; relatively cheap

No 3G; lacks latest features; overly simplistic in some areas; mediocre camera; unimpressive voice recorder

Also, the phone is relatively ­inexpensive. In short, it raises the roof but does not break the bank and is simplistically stylish.

Expert review by: Pocket Lint (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review


Light, interesting design, music buttons

Out of date from a hardware point of view

Overall the Nokia XpressMusic 5220 is a satisfying music phone. It does all the things that Nokia have been doing for years. This phone doesn't really step out of its music breeding though, it doesn't excite from a connectivity point of view, it...

May, 2009

Expert review by: Tech staff (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review


A great quality music mobile for a bargain price

Good quality music player ; Dedicated music player controls on outside ; 3.5mm headphone socket ; 512MB MicroSD card supplied ; Unusual asymmetrical slimline design ; 2-megapixel camera ; FM radio ; Decent set of applications included

No 3G ; No Wi-Fi ; Camera is average quality with no flash or autofocus ; No GPS ; Limited onboard storage ; No smartphone OS

Nov, 2008

Expert review by: (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic

May, 2008

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic


For music-lovers, the Nokia 5220 XpressMusic phone has its plus points.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Nate Lanxon (

Nokia 5220 XpressMusic review


Best noticed for its teen-friendly looks, and best purchased for its musical abilities, this otherwise average phone does its job as an entry-level music phone very well

Price ; Design ; Sound quality ; 3.5mm heapdhone socket ; Good keypad

Poor video support ; Average screen ; No flash

We'd normally recommend an alternative here, but as the only one fairly comparable at this price point is Sony Ericsson's W350i, it doesn't have a native 3.5mm headphone socket, so we're not going to suggest it over this Nokia model. But if you like...

Oct, 2008

Product Specifications


Autofocus: No
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: No
Swivel Camera: No
Video Resolution in Pixel:176 x 144 (QCIF)


Audio Formats : Yes
Audio Playback: Yes
Dual SIM Card: No
GPS Receiver: No
I-Mode: No
Integrated Radio:FM Radio
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Telephone Keyboard
Video Client: Yes
XHTML Browser: Yes


A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Infrared Interface: No
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
WiFi Data Exchange: No

Data Transfer



Display Technology:TFT Display
Number of Display Colours:262.144
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Multi Band:Triple Band
Operating System:Proprietary
Operating System Version:CLOSED PROPRIET
Operator:O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free


E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes


Processor Brand:Not Applicable
Processor Number:Not Applicable
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