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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1335 reviews of Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the price and portability. The performance and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the text input and GPS navigation get negative reviews.

size, usability, performance, portability, price

reliability, GPS navigation, text input

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 32 user reviews of Nokia 5530 XpressMusic from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the sound and camera are overall positive. The performance and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the reliability. Opinions about the durability and size are mixed.

usability, portability, performance, camera, sound

reliability

78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Black/Red - Sim Free Mobile PhoneNokia 5530 XpressMusic Black/Red - Sim Free Mobile Phone

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Nokia 5530 XpressMusic from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Opinions about the portability and usability are overall positive, but views about the performance and price are mixed. Many are less positive about the design and screen.

usability, portability

reliability, screen, design

88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia 5530 Unlocked Phone--Comes with Games-US Version with Full WarrantyNokia 5530 Unlocked Phone--Comes with Games-US Version with Full Warranty

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic review: Winner by design

 

The XpressMusic lineup is fired up and coming after you with all they've got – from QWERTY smartphones to touchscreens. In fact, with the arrival of 5530 XpressMusic, the Nokia music line has more...

2.9" 16M-color TFT LCD 16:9 touchscreen display (360 x 640 pixels) ; Symbian S60 5th edition ; ARM 11 434 MHz CPU, 128MB RAM memory ; 3.2 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash and VGA@30fps video ; Quad-band GSM support ; Wi-Fi connectivity ;...

No 3G support ; No built-in GPS receiver ; Display has poor sunlight legibility ; Default font size is a bit small due to the smaller screen ; Somewhat limited 3rd party software availability ; Average camera image quality ; Video recording quality is...

Trade-offs were obviously inevitable but many of the important features are on par with the 5800 - the CPU, the Wi-Fi support, the camera. And further on the positive side, the 5530 is much more compact than the 5800

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: PhoneArena Team (phonearena.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Review

 

Today we are introducing the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, the second touch screen model of the company's music series. We can definitely call it a younger sibling of the 5800 or its lighter version if you will...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: unsel (brighthub.com)

Nokia 5530 Review

 

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is a phone worth every dollar you spend on it. It is a feature-rich smart phone that offers excellent performance and is a great choice for music enthusiasts. Continue reading for more on this phone in this review of the...

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is a clear attempt to bring the S60 5th edition into the hands of a large audience. This is a mid range reasonably phone that will suit every music lover. It’s a smart gadget that has an impressive look, a high resolution...

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Softpedia (softpedia.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Review - A plunge into mediocrity

 

Another day, another Nokia XpressMusic phone. This time we are going to take a look at a mid-range music phone, Nokia 5530 XpressMusic. Besides its audio-centric features, the handset comes with a resistive touchscreen and runs on the Symbian 9.4 5th...

There's a long list of nice features that Nokia 5330 XpressMusic includes, but I would say that the strongest point is the hardware: ARM 11 434 MHz processor, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g. Anyway, here are the other highlights of Nokia 5330: microSD card (16 GB...

The main problem with the device is its obsolete interface, which seems poor in customization options, as well as functions. I would also list the poor legibility of the display in direct sunlight, lack of smart dialing and GPS receiver, as well as the...

Jul, 2010

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic ‘Games edition’ available in USA

 

Those of you in the US looking for a cheap touchscreen device with decent gaming capabilities might find this interesting. Nokia USA now has a 'Nokia 5530...

Jan, 2010

Expert review by: Clinton Jeff (zomgitscj.com)

Video: Nokia 5530 and Comes With Music

 

Check out the Nokia 5530 and its music talents thanks to Comes With Music, the free music download subscription service from Nokia.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Nerd Einstien (wccftech.com)

Nokia Xpress Music™ 5530 Review

 

Last year, Nokia introduced Xpress Music™ 5800; the first completely touch based phone by Nokia for the masses. And now Nokia has brought forward a scaled down version of the same model, priced 20% lower; Xpress Music™ 5530.

Nov, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky Cadden (mobileburn.com)

Review: Review of the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic smartphone

 

Nokia's affordable 5530 XpressMusic is the company's lowest-cost touchscreen equipped phone to date. Ricky takes it out for a spin and finds it to be a rather nice little handset. Read on for the full review and video.

the camera on the 5530 is a 2 mega pixel i dont know why they emphasis that it is a 3.2 mega the quality ia pathetic compared to a 3.2 mega pixel on a 6303 classic the 5530 is useless . besides that its a good phone just the damn camera.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: Abdullah Saad (wccftech.com)

Nokia 5530 Xpress Music Preview

 

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is a touch-screen music phone with bright display and lots of room for your music. Here is the unboxing video and pictures.

Oct, 2009

Expert review by: John Walton (phonedog.com)

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Black

 

Overview What's good: great looks; 3.2 MP auto-focus cam; MMS; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth, FM radio; accelerometer; proximity sensor; resistive touch screen is pretty sensitive; under $300; cool new home screen; a great little media player. What's bad: no 3G;...

great looks; 3.2 MP auto-focus cam; MMS; Wi-Fi; Bluetooth, FM radio; accelerometer; proximity sensor; resistive touch screen is pretty sensitive; under $300; cool new home screen; a great little media player

no 3G; although adjusted for touch screen use, Symbian S60 still doesn't feel like a touch OS; on-screen keyboard is inconsistent and unpredictable

Sep, 2009

Product Specifications

Camera

Front Camera: No
Rear camera resolution (numeric):3.2

Certificates

Body SAR (USA):0.75
Head SAR (USA):1.15

Design

Curved Design: No

Navigation

GPS: Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, HSCSD / GPRS, HSCSD / GSM
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes