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Nokia 5300

alaTest has collected and analyzed 920 reviews of Nokia 5300. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the price and portability. The size and design are also mentioned favorably. Comments are divided on the sound, while the GPS navigation and reliability get negative comments.

usability, design, size, portability, price

battery, reliability, GPS navigation

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 5300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Nokia 5300 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the camera and size. The design and price also get good reviews, but views are divided on the battery.

usability, price, design, size, camera

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5300 Sim Free Mobile PhoneNokia 5300 Sim Free Mobile Phone

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 5300

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 62 user reviews of Nokia 5300 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size. Some have doubts about the design.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Black Phone (T-Mobile, Phone Only, No Service)Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Black Phone (T-Mobile, Phone Only, No Service)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Carlos Bergfeld (wired.com)

Review: Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Cell Phone

 

With zealous Apple followers preparing for the coming iRapture, getting a hold of a cell phone running OSX will be nothing short of a miracle....

Fun design. Relatively inexpensive. Large keypad actually compatible with human fingers. Includes 1 GB microSD card. PC and Mac compatible. Can be used as mass storage device. Multiple IM clients. Easy to navigate media player includes customizable...

Storage maxes out at 2 GB. Need to remove back panel to access microSD slot. No FM receiver. No album art

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Liane Cassavoy (pcworld.com)

Nokia 5300 Xpress Music Phone

 

At first glance, you may not realize that the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Phone is a cell phone at all. With its boxy black-and-white case, prominent music controls, and large screen, you could easily mistake it for a digital audio player. And you wouldn't...

Music player is easy to use Audio quality is very good

Camera takes sub-par snapshots

Overall, the 5300, with its stellar music features, is impressive, especially when you factor in the price: T-Mobile is offering the phone for $99 with a two-year contract. That's less than you might pay for a dedicated MP3 player--so it's an excellent...

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Liane Cassavoy (pcworld.com)

Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Phone

 

This handset offers excellent music playback features, and works well as a phone, too.

Excellent music player, Audio quality is very good

Snapshots can be blurry

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Mark Spoonauer (laptopmag.com)

Nokia 5300 Xpress Music

 

T-Mobile's best music phone yet comes with dedicated music controls and 1GB of memory, so you can rock right out of the box.

Sleek design with full-sized keyboard • Sharp 2-MP camera • Bundled Roxio multimedia software • Fast Web surfing • Excellent battery life

Some calls didn't connect • Doesn't record video

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Nokia 5300 XpressMusic

 

The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is fun, cute and easy to use.

Cute. Great music player. Compatible with Windows Media music stores. Easy to use. Terrific screen.

Popular applications such as Opera Mini are blocked. Battery life could be better. Voice dialing is poor.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia 5300 review: Hop on the music express

 

Being part of the revamped XpressMusic line, the Nokia 5300 is expressive more than ever and is one great example of how you can have fun with your mobile phone. The dedicated music keys make a sure statement about the music-orientation of the handset....

1.3 megapixel camera Dedicated music keysmicroSD memory card slot (hot-swap)Enhanced MP3 player and stereo FM radioQVGA display resolutionBluetooth 2.0 with A2DP profileStandard mini-USB portStandard 3.5 mm audio jack adapter in the package

Somewhat cheap looksBelow average camera qualityNo camera LED flashRecords video in the low resolution

Nokia has been working hard on developing and promoting their XpressMusic line of mobile phones in a determined way to fight back the Sony Ericsson's Walkman reign in this market niche. The two new handsets called Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia 5200...

Dec, 2006

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Expert review by: Kent German (cnet.com)

Nokia 5300 Xpress Music review: Nokia 5300 Xpress Music

 

Music cell phones have become a hot commodity in 2006, with almost every manufacturer getting into the game. Sony Ericsson's Walkman handsets in particular have emerged as favorites of mobile music fans, but Nokia has countered with its quality...

The Nokia 5300 world phone has a great display, user-friendly controls, and a wide range of features including a music player, a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, an expandable memory slot, and support for push-to-talk networks. Plus, it delivers on...

The Nokia 5300's memory card slot is an inconvenient location, and its internal memory is a measly 5MB.

The Nokia 5300 is a well-designed, user-friendly music cell phone that offers an amazing range of features backed up by outstanding performance.

Oct, 2006

Expert review by: Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

Nokia's XpressMusic 5300 and 5200 announced, 3250 gets makeover

 

If the hoard of N-series Nokias raining down from Espoo yesterday was a bit too much on say, the fuddy-duddy side of the generational slope, then check these new XpressMusic cellphones kiddies. Well "new" only if you missed the 5300 and 5200 peeped...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by: Joni Blecher (letstalk.com)

Nokia 5300

 

If you've been searching for a cell phone that does double duty as a portable music player, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic may be just the ticket. Besides sporting an MP3 player and an FM radio, the Nokia 5300 also comes with a 1GB MicroSD card for storing...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia 5310 XpressMusic Review

 

XpressMusic has been one of the most successful logos ever created by the Finnish giant, Nokia. Thus, as soon as Nokia 5310 has been rumored, fans of the XpressMusic series were thrilled about its look and features. It seems that Nokia's 5310 candy-bar...

Nokia S40 5th Edition proves to be the best user-friendly interface, which makes the 5310 XpressMusic handset very easy to use. Its stylish look and above average features such as: sound quality, battery life and dedicated audio chipset, recommend this...

Nokia 5310 would've been much better with if it didn't had a camera. Instead of putting in such a low quality module camera, Nokia should've forgotten about it. The 2 Megapixels camera is simply to slow and crappy to be used. Also, it would've been...

Sep, 2008

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SIM card capability:Single SIM