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Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Mobile Phone

The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic may well be the phone that Nokia needs to kickstart their entry into the music-inclined phone segment.

For the higher-end segment, Nokia has already released the Nokia N-Series Music Edition, which features remakes of the N70 and N73. Nokia has also announced the upcoming remake of the Nokia 3250, which will be called the Nokia 3250 XpressMusic. This phone will also be targeted at the higher-end market.

This leaves the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic to handle the lower to mid-range markets. With its flashy and cute colours, it's definitely eye-catching. For those who don't like the flamboyant red and white combination, they can opt for the black and white variant.

If the bright colours are not enough, the excellent placements and layout of the dedicated music keys gives it a really fresh look, The Nokia 5300 definitely looks different from all other music phones in the market. To top it all off, you get great built quality, Nokia's signature user-friendly firmware and superior audio playback quality.

This phone certainly offers value for money. Currently retailing at about RM 1000 without a service plan or USD 270 on Pricegrabber, it is a good buy. If you are looking for a Nokia music phone that is not too expensive, you should definitely take a look at the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic.

For more details, read our Comprehensive Review!


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Comprehensive Review

Available Colours

• Red
• Black

Operating Frequency

• EGSM 850 / 1800 / 1900 MHz


• Volume : 85 cc
• Weight : 106.5 g
• Length : 92.4 mm
• Width : 48.2 mm
• Thickness (max) : 20.7 mm


• 262,144 colors true color TFT LCD
• QVGA (320 x 240) resolution
2.0" (diagonal) screen size

User Interface

• Series 40 Third Edition Feature Pack 2 user interface
• Dedicated music keys for play, pause, forward, rewind functions
• Side volume keys can be used as zoom keys when camera is activated

Memory • Combo memory with 32 MB flash and 16 MB RAM
• Max User Storage : 7 MB
• Memory Card : 256 MB Micro SD (size varies by region), expandable up to 2 GB
• Memory Card Hot Swap Capability
• Heap Size : 2 MB
• Max JAR Size : 1 MB
Network Data Support: • EGPRS : MultiSlot Class 10
• GPRS : MultiSlot Class 10
• HSCSD (High-Speed Circuit-Switched Data)
• CSD (Circuit-Switched Data) for data modem


• Bluetooth 2.0 +EDR; A2DP to support Bluetooth stereo headset for high quality, wireless audio transfer
• Mini USB interface with USB 2.0

• New 2.5 mm Nokia AV connector
• Remote over-the-air (OTA) synchronization with SyncML
• Local / remote synchronization with PC using PC Suite to manage and store music
• Infrared


• xHTML over TCP / IP
• Full OMA Digital Rights Management 2.0 for content protection - including forward lock for content protection, combined delivery, separate delivery and superdistribution

Call Management

• Speed dialing
• Logs : Keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
• Automatic redial
• Call waiting, call hold, call divert, call timer
• Any key answer

Push to talk over Cellular (PoC)

• Push to talk over cellular network


• Visual Radio: Listen to music and interact with your favorite radio stations:
   - Find out what song is playing, who sings it, and other artist information
   - Download the songs you buy direct to your phone
• Playback for the following video formats: 3GPP
• Integrated FM radio
• New S40 music player
• Integrated music player for MP3/AAC/eAAC+/AAC+/WMA/Midi formats
• Listen, create playlists and manage music

• Two songs preloaded
• Skins for the music player


• Integrated 1.3 megapixel camera with up to 8x digital zoom
• Dedicated camera button

• Landscape camcorder and video player
• Video recording and playback
• Download and upload images and video sequences
• Fun frames and programmable white balance for camera


• Multimedia messaging: MMS for creating, receiving, editing, and sending videos and pictures with AMR voice clips (with up to 300 KB)
• Email: Supports SMTP, POP3, IMAP4, and APOP protocols. Support for attachments (view jpeg, 3gp, MP3, .ppt, .doc, excel, and .pdf files)

• Text messaging: Supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, SMS distribution list
• Audio messaging: Record your own voice message and send to compatible devices
• Instant Messaging and Presence-enhanced contacts


• Snake III, Music guess, Flying Finger, Soccer 3D


• Java™ MIDP 2.0
• Pre-installed Java™ applications
• Over-the-air (OTA) download of Java™-based applications and games

Ringing Tones • 64-chord/voice polyphonic MIDI ringing tones
• Supported file formats: MP3, True Tones, AAC, 64-chord/voice polyphonic MIDI ringing tones
• Video ringtones
• Alert and gamimg tones with support of 64-chord/voice polyphonic MIDI ringing tones
Digital Services • Over-the-air (OTA) downloading: MP3 ringing tones, MIDI ringing tones, video ringing tones, true tones, themes, wallpapers, screensavers
• 3GPP streaming services
• Exclusive user interface themes including animated wallpapers, screensavers, color schemes and ringing tones
Voice Features

• Voice commands
• Voice recorder
• Integrated loudspeaker for integrated handsfree speaker
• SIND (Speaker Independent Number Dialing)

Personal Information Management (PIM) • Advanced series 40 PIM features including calendar, contacts and to-do list
• Alarm clock
• Reminders
• Calculator
• New and enhanced calendar view
Other Features • Internal antenna
• Animated color screensavers
• Changeable color themes, user defined themes
• Nokia Sensor
• Flash lite player version 2.0

• Plug and play mobile services
• Nokia Audio Manager and Windows Media Player

Power Management

• Battery: Nokia Battery BL-5B
• Talk time: Up to 3.2 hrs
• Standby time: Up to 223 hrs
• Music time: Up to 12 hrs


• One year warranty from official distributor

Package Contents

• One Nokia 5300 XpressMusic mobile phone
• One Nokia BL-5B battery
• One Nokia AC-3 charger
• One Nokia HS-47 stereo headset
• One Nokia DKE-2 USB cable
• Two pairs of earphone cushions (one black, one red)
• One 3.5 mm headphone adapter
• One product CD-ROM
• One user manual
• One Nokia 5300 brochure
• One warranty card


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This review system is designed to allow you to quickly receive information on the latest hardware or software. This new system also allows you to quickly get the gist of the review without reading through it. This can be very useful, especially in situations where you need to make a quick purchase decision.

In this new system, we start with a Product Overview whenever a company sends us a press release about their latest product. We shift through extraneous PR-talk to create a straightforward summary of the product's features as well as specifications. This allows you to quickly find out all the pertinent details about the product, without reading through official press releases.

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After thorough testing, we will post a Comprehensive Review of the product. This adds on to the pictorial review with comprehensive test results and our final conclusion on the product.

But no matter whether you are reading a Pictorial Review or a Comprehensive Review, you can always read the summary of the review as well as examine the product's specifications right on the first page. In all our new reviews, we will maintain the first page as a Product Overview page. If the product is listed in PriceGrabber, you can also check out the lowest price online.

We hope this new review system will make your experience a lot more enjoyable and informative!


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