Expert Review of Nokia 5300 XpressMusic
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with the dimensions of 92.4 mm x 48.2 mm x 20.7 mm and weighs 106 grams. The device comes with a 2.1 inch TFT screen that gives a resolution of 240 by 320 pixels along with 256k colours and works at a pixel density of 190 ppi. The device also allows the user with downloadable themes facility. There is also the facility of a music player that makes sure that the user gets to listen to all the popular musical tracks that the entertainment world has to offer. The music player is supported by the formats MP3/SpMidi/AAC/AAC+. The music can be heard by the user through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device as per the user's convenience. The user can also watch videos of his or her choice. The device comes equipped with a 5 MB internal memory which is really small but the user can make use of the microSD card slot and stretch the memory of the device up to 2 GB thereby store loads of data including music files, videos, games and images. Various data connectivity features offered by the device include the GPRS and EDGE facility. The GPRS feature lets the user keep track of the desired destination without any problems. There is no Wi-Fi access but the user can use the bluetooth feature that makes sure that the user can connect with other foreign devices and transfer data to that device or receive data from it where the data exchanged may be music files, games, images and videos. The USB port lets the user connect the device with their computers and transfer or retrieve data to or from that computer with ease and comfort. The 1.3 megapixel camera lets the user click pictures with clarity at a resolution of 1280 by 1024 pixels. The user can shoot videos with the video recorder as well but there is no provision for a secondary camera. The stereo FM radio facility lets the user access all the popular radio stations. Powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 860 mAh, Nokia 5300 XpressMusic gives the user a talk time of Up to 3 h 10 min and a standby time of Up to 223 h. There are various messaging features including SMS, MMS and Instant Messaging facility that make sure that the user gets to stay connected with his or her friends and family. The device is available in the colours of black and red and offers loads of other features like Predictive text input, Reminders, Stopwatch and Voice memo/commands. The device works on the browsers WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML and is backed by JAVA MIDP 2.0. It works on the 2G network at the frequency of GSM 900 / 1800 / 1900.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with a 2.1 inch screen that gives a resolution of 240 X 320 pixels along with 256k colours. The screen works at a pixel density of 190 ppi.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with a music player that makes sure that the user can listen to his/her favourite musical tracks that can be heard through the loudspeakers or through the earphones that can be attached to the device externally. The music player is compatible with the formats MP3/SpMidi/AAC/AAC+. There is also a video player that lets the user watch videos with decent quality.
Pictures and Video quality
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with a 1.3 megapixel camera that allows the user to click pictures with clarity and ease. The camera works at a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels. There is also a video player that makes sure that the user can shoot videos. There is no provision for a secondary camera.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic does not provide any access to Wi-Fi. There is the GPRS and EDGE technology where the GPRS feature makes sure that the user gets to navigate to his or her desired locations with ease and comfort. The device works on the browsers WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML and is backed by JAVA MIDP 2.0
Internal and External Memory
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with an internal memory of 5 MB which is not much at all but the device comes with a microSD card slot that makes the device flexible in terms of memory and makes sure that the user gets to keep a large collection of data. The user can then expand the memory of the device up to 2 GB thereby letting him or her store loads of data including music files, games, images and videos.
Applications and Gaming
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with lots of games and applications that make sure that the user stays entertained and engaged.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes powered by the standard lithium ion battery of 860 mAh that makes sure that the user gets to operate on the device for long hours without being interrupted. The battery makes sure that the user gets to have a standby time of up to 223 hours along with a talk time of up to 3 hours and 10 minutes.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic comes with loads of data connectivity features including the GPRS and EDGE facility. The GPRS feature makes sure that the user gets to keep track of all the desired locations without any hassles. The bluetooth feature lets the user connect with other devices and transfer data to that device or receive data from it where the data exchanged may include music files, video files, games and images. The bluetooth feature supports A2DP profile. There is a infrared USB port as well as a mini USB port. The USB port lets the user connect the device with the computer and transfer data to that computer or retrieve data from it.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic when compared to the Nokia 103 has a a bigger screen with the former featuring a 2.1 inch screen as compared to the latter's 1.36. The devices have different handset types with Nokia 5300 XpressMusic featuring a slider type gadget as compared to the standard candy bar handset in Nokia 103. Nokia 5300 XpressMusic features a 1.3 megapixel camera where the Nokia 103 does not feature one.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Description
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is one of the best selling handset by Nokia that does not bear the tag of a smartphone but, as per its name, is a complete music device, which is capable of expressing the music with amazing sound output. The phone has a sleek slider design and has dedicated music buttons on each side which makes it easy to access tracks in music player mode or tune in different stations in radio mode, with a 2.5 mm headset jack and powerful loudspeaker at the back for high quality sound output. There is a dedicated camera button also to start camera or video mode. The phone can access different web or mobile sites like Friendster, Yahoo! Mail, Yahoo! Messenger, Google, YouTube, Multiply etc. The phone also features the Active Standby mode which can create shortcuts while on standby mode. The menu options of Nokia 5300 XpressMusic include contacts, log, organizer, gallery, messaging, media, applications, web, settings, PTT and the user's SIM network services. The dedicated music keys can play, pause, forward and rewind the audio file and the side volume keys can also be used as zoom keys when camera is activated.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic holds a body of size 92.4 mm x 48.2 mm x 20.7 mm along with a weight of 106 grams. The TFT QVGA display comes with 1 2.1 inches wide non touch screen with a resolution of 240 x 320 pixels along with 256K colors for various color combinations and the density of 190 ppi pixels provides an unclouded view to the display. This device comes with in-built loudspeakers and a 2.5 mm jack is also there to attach headsets with the device, which works as an antenna for the FM radio connectivity. The internal memory has space of % MB only with space to store phone book entries and call records. The user can extend its external memory up to 2 GB via microSD card slot, which is hot swappable. Various connectivity options such as GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth and connectivity peripherals such as Infrared port and USB port are supported to this device. There is a primary 1.3 MP camera that captures images with a resolution of 1280 x 1024 pixels and is capable of recording full QCIF video. Java supported games can easily be played on Nokia 5300 XpressMusic and the standard Li-Ion 860 mAh (BL-5B) battery is capable of keeping the device alive for a talktime up to 3 hours 10 minutes and a standby time up to 225 hours.
Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is a nice feature phone with some amazing features and comes with a sliding form factor.