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Nokia 5530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1195 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the value for money and screen are generally positive. The usability and design also get good opinions, but the text input and apps get critical views. There are some mixed reviews about the reception.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia 5530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Mobile Phone


The 5530 XpressMusic is a well designed handset that's great for multimedia.

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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

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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...


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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 XpressMusic Games Edition” for sale. The ‘Games Edition‘ comes with the same features Related posts:

You can get the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Games Edition from the Nokia USA Store.

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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic gets a Firmware update to version 20.0.080


Thanks to AAS, we've come to know that the good ol' Nokia 5530 XpressMusic got a firmware update recently, to v20.0.080. It's previous version was v11.0.054...

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Ye Giant Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Review


When you first see the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic, you might not think much of it. 'Oh here's just another nice looking touch device'. But use it for a couple...

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic gets a Firmware update to version 11.0.054


The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic got a firmware update recently, to v11.0.054. The 5530 does have UDP (User Data Preservation), so while its always a good idea to...

Product Specifications

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is a compact XpressMusic device that uses a touch interface for accessing people and content on the brilliantly clear homescreen. The 'scrolling' contacts bar provides direct access to 20 people and their latest conversations and media updates. The homescreen also features one touch shortcuts to content and popular social networks. The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic follows in the footsteps of the top-rated Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, expanding the touch XpressMusic phone range with a youthful device that has a solid stainless steel frame finish. At the core of the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is the music and entertainment experience. It is an ideal device for those who wish to quickly and easily access, share and mix a huge selection of media. The innovative 'people carousel' features thumbnail images of up to 20 close friends and provides easy access to them and their communications history including emails, phone calls, photos or other social media updates. The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic also features the pop-up media bar so music, photos, videos, Internet and on-line sharing applications.


Antenna Type:Internal


Standby Time (PB):351hours
Talk Time (PB):294minutes
Technology:Lithium ion



CE Input Device

Type:Touch sensitive screen


Band:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900
Integrated Components:Digital camera / 2nd camera / Digital player
Phone Form Factor:Monoblock
Service Provider:Not specified
Technology:WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice Recorder: Yes
Wireless Interface:IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0

Communicator Features

Operating System:Symbian OS

Dimensions & Weight



Color Depth:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:2.9in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.4cm
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Supported Flash Memory Cards:Micro SDHC/microSDHC


Model:5530 XpressMusic
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


Color:Black with red accents/White with blue accents

Optical Sensor

Sensor Resolution:3.2Megapixel


Alarm Clock: Yes
Calendar: Yes
Reminder: Yes
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