Nokia 5310 Review
In a nutshell: This is a good music phone from Nokia that can
rival Sony Ericsson's Walkman range. We love the ultraslim, lightweight
design, the practical keypad and the hot looks. The 5310 has a fully
loaded music player and FM radio, up to 4 Gbytes of memory for storing
songs, a 2 megapixel camera and Bluetooth connectivity. The battery
life is below average, but this phone is definitely worth a look, especially
the Comes With Music edition that gives you a whole year of unlimited
free music downloads. Outstanding value for money.
Review: October 2008. Last updated July 2009.
Oh yes! Nokia's XpressMusic range has moved up a gear and Sony Ericsson
had better watch out. The Nokia 5310 XpressMusic is a classic-shape
music phone available in a choice of red or blue. It's an ultrathin
phone, at just 9.9 mm, and has a lovely practical design with a good
sized conventional keypad and a 5-way navigation key (Sony Ericsson
take note!) There are three dedicated music keys placed at the side
of the screen and volume keys along the edge.The bevelled edge makes
it easy to hold in your palm, and the red or blue stripes are funky
but not over the top. We like the look, we like the feel. This is definitely
a phone that you can enjoy even when it's switched off, and it's small
and light enough to carry anywhere - jeans pocket, shirt pocket or handbag.
This is primarily a music phone, and it's equipped with a full function
music player and FM radio. The music player has support for playlists,
album art and an equaliser. You can listen to your music using the built-in
loudspeaker, or preferably using the stereo headset supplied or a Bluetooth
wireless headset (optional extra). The 5310 also includes a 3.5mm
headphone jack, so you can plug in any standard fit headphones - a definite
bonus. The 5310 has a new upgraded audio chip, and the audio quality
is impeccable. Really, the music player is just as easy to use as one
of Sony Ericsson's Walkman phones, or even a dedicated MP3 player. We
like the fact that there's a decent amount of memory built in (30 Mbytes),
but you'll definitely want to kit the phone out with a memory card:
the 5310 supports microSD cards up to 4 Gbytes, which is enough for
around 1,000 songs. MicroSD
cards are really cheap these days (around £25 for 4GB), so
really there's no reason not to go for the maximum size available. The
Nokia 5310 COmes WIth Music version has a 2 GB card supplied in the
From 16th October 2008, the 5310 is available with the ground-breaking
Nokia Comes With Music service.
This service is exclusive to the Carphone
Warehouse. We're not usually impressed with these kinds of add-on
services, but this one is actually quite incredible. When you buy a
Nokia "Comes With Music" phone, you get a whole year of free
unlimited music downloads! Whatever you download during the year you
can keep forever. Now if you are just a modest music buyer you can save
quite a lot of money with this. If you're a heavy buyer, or if you'd
like to be a heavy but didn't think you could afford to, then this is
unbelievably good value! You can even transfer the music to a registered
PC as well as your phone. Initially this service will be available only
on the 5310 XpressMusic and the N95 8GB Comes
With Music Edition. The Comes With Music edition phones are available
in a choice of 7 different colours that differentiate the phone from
the normal 5310.
But the 5310 is not just a music phone. As well as making calls and
playing music, it will do everything that you'd expect from a mid-range
non-3G phone. The camera is a respectable 2 megabytes. It lacks a flash,
which is a shame, but in good light it'll take decent pics. The display
is outstandingly good, with a high-res screen that's as good as anything
in this price range. Although the phone isn't 3G, it supports fast downloads
using EDGE and has the Opera Mini Browser built-in, so you can still
browse the web, and the screen is large enough to make this feasible.
The phone comes with 3 games, and you can download Java games too. The
UI is quite customisable, with animated screensavers, wallpapers and
If there's one thing wrong with the 5310 (and at Mobile Phones UK we
love to find things wrong!) it's the battery life. Nokia quote 300 hours
standby - that's 12.5 days. Forget it! You'll probably get 1-2 days
use from this phone, depending on how much you use the features. Since
it's a music phone, you'll probably use it a lot and will need to charge
it most days. Get over it - this is an ultrathin phone with a large
LCD screen and tons of features. This is what the battery life is like
in this kind of phone. If a longer battery life is essential for you,
then buy a different phone (not an ultraslim one - maybe the SE
W810i or SE W910i.) A number
of users are also reporting that their phone freezes or restarts. This
is unacceptable, and if this happens to you, return it to the shop or
upgrade to the latest firmware, which seems to be completely stable.
Features of the Nokia 5310 XpressMusic include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Video camera
- Display: Active matrix LCD, 240 x 320 pixels, 16 million colours,
- Music player (MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAc+, and WMA music files / OMA DRM
2.0 and Windows Media DRM)
- Stereo FM radio with Visual Radio support
- Ringtones: Video ringtones, MP3 and MP4 tones, eAAC+ tones, AAC
tones, WMA tones, 64-voice polyphonic MIDI, message alert tones, and
alarm clock tones
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Voice commands
- Voice recorder
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (SMTP, POP3 and IMAP 4) with attachments,
Nokia Xpress audio messaging
- Games: Music Guess, Snake III, Citybloxx, downloadable Java applications
- Animated screensavers, wallpaper, themes
- Internet: Opera Mini Browser, Yahoo Go!, Nokia Mobile Search, WAP
2.0, HSCSD, EDGE up to 177.6 kbps
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, modem, 3.5mm headphone jack
- Memory: 30 Mbytes plus microSD card (up to 4 Gbytes)
- Organiser: Alarm clock, calendar, to-do list, notes, calculator,
stopwatch and countdown timer
- Flight mode
- Size: 104 x 45 x 9.9 mm
- Weight: 70g
- Talktime: 5.4 hours
- Battery standby: 300 hours
- Music playback: up to 18 hours
Nokia 5310 XpressMusic User Reviews
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Average rating from 107 reviews:
Reviewed by numan from pakistan on 16th Jun 2012
I an instaling applications from ovi and error comes certificate not
on phone or sim. So it is not usful
Reviewed by aadith from india on 11th Feb 2012
but not good camera quality...
Reviewed by Vichinu from India on 4th Feb 2012
Simply outstanding phone. I have been using this for four years now.
still not a single complaint with the phone.
Reviewed by nick from uk on 26th Dec 2011
hi. i bought my 5310 2 years or so ago, on a carphone warehouse deal
with free downloads, £82. i had no trouble with the phone, but the software
that came with it crashed more than once and took 5 minutes to open
on my computer. once i realised i could just sync straight to WMP it
was easy. The charger pin is way too thin, knew it would be, and i've
replaced the charger socket twice. now. I replaced it with a motorols
android phone, but that switches itself off and on and i've already
had to send it back once, so i may go back to my old 5310. calls texts
emails and music, and a snapshot camera. if nokia would just bring out
an ypgrade i'd go for it
Reviewed by Alvin from Jamaica on 3rd Dec 2011
The phone is good except for battery life and mine dont charge via usb,
now is'nt it time they start putting flashplayer in these phones man
whats up with that? Flash has been around long enough for it to be available
on every mobile phone with a web browser so no bulls?'t excuse there.
Reviewed by Aluko folajimi from Nigeria on 25th
Nokia is a realy doing good job,this phone is very good.excellent!!!!
Reviewed by Kari from USA on 12th Nov 2011
I Loved this phone, i dropped it in water, then koolaid, then my son
threw up all over it, then finally i dropped it in the bath and the
keyboardd shorted out. This phone was the best phone i ever had. =)
Reviewed by Kavi from India on 9th Mar 2008
An excellent sleeky mobile!!!! One of the best designs that are available
in the mobile world !!! Extraordinary screen although i have some problems
with schedular !!!!
Reviewed by Dan from Romania on 8th Mar 2008
Good phone. Beware : - no gapless playback - some pops during playback
reset was solved it seems with new update
Reviewed by phillip morrison from isle of man on
7th Mar 2008
this fon is ace way better than the w880i as its thinner, more atractive
and sound is good unlike w810i
Reviewed by John Mbuthia from Kenya on 7th Mar
I think the Nokia 5310 is a fantastic phone with an excellent music
player which supports several formats.But it has problems, like low
battery life and a low 2 megapixel camera which i did not except.Also
my major issue, the volume of the phone is soooo low that the competition
is a L7. Otherwise it is a great phone...i also hoped it would be 3G..But
Reviewed by Abdullah from Syria on 7th Mar 2008
Everyhing is good about it except the sound. The quality is very clear
but the volume is very low. It froze few times but it unfreezez imediately
and there is no harm done. But other than that a this is a very good
Reviewed by catscan93 from uk/england on 6th Mar
this phone is a brilliant piece of technology the music player is great,
and easy to use, the screen is massive, and the whole phone is really
sleek and sexy. really good phone if you looking for a music player,
and it comes with 400 song worth of memory ^_^
Reviewed by kris from england on 4th Mar 2008
nice looking, sound in calls is quiet even on loudest setting, good
phone but very fragile, broke screen within 24hrs, and sometimes when
putting on charge the text tone starts on its own.
Reviewed by Matenneh Dunbar from LIBERIA on 4th
I LOVE MY NOKIA 5310. IT IS BLUE AND VERY SLEEK. IT AFFORDS ME THE LEISURE
TO ENJOY HOLDING IT WHEREVER I GO..... THE FUNCTIONS ARE JUST UNIQUE.
THE STORAGE CAPACITY IS HUGE AND IT CONTAINS LOTS OF MESSAGES I WOULD
OTHERWISE HAVE LOST DUE TO LOW STORAGE CAPACITY ON OTHER PHONES. THE
CAMERA TOO IS VERY BRIGHT AND DOES JUSTICE TO YOU WHEN A SHOT IS TAKEN.
KEEP UP THE SMART JOB, NOKIA. MAKE EASY AND BETTER PHONES....I'LL RATE
THE PHONE FIVE STAR.
Reviewed by Colm Mone from Ireland on 29th Feb
WORST PHONE EVER CANT HEAR THE OTHER PERSON TALK FREEZING MOST TIMES
I GOT A TEXT AND U HAD TO TAKE THE BATTERY OUT AND PUT IT IN AGAIN AND
WHEN YOU TURN IT ON AGAIN THE BATTERY WOULD ALMOST BE DEAD WORST NOKIA
Reviewed by vasman from uk on 29th Feb 2008
Got this phone free on orange 3 weeks ago and so far behaved impeccably.Very
easy to use, slim and stylish, music player excellent just invest in
some decent headphones. Camera quite a comedown from my SE W810i but
that's my only minor gripe. Recommended.
Reviewed by mohammed Abdul Raheem from india on
28th Feb 2008
nokia 5310 phone is good.but speker vice is slow but every thing is
fine I like it very much
Reviewed by Clyde from Malta on 24th Feb 2008
An amazing phone, and worth every peney!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Dave Smith from England on 23rd Feb
This is just a brilliant phone to own. I previously had the motorola
slvr L7 which was an ok phone but this nokia feels like they have taken
all that was wrong with the slvr and improved it aswell as adding new
extra and shrinking it down. I truely recommend this to anyone and urge
you to ignore all the cynics up top moaning about how they couldn't
get there sim cards in (which was not difficult at all)and so on. Brilliant
phone, 5 stars.
Reviewed by Hayley from uk on 22nd Feb 2008
I really like it! Ive always had nokias and this is my fav. I got a
6111 at christmas and that broke to a fault in a whole line of them,
and ve had this one for 3weeks or so and cant fault it. It can happen
with any phone company that there is a line of faulty products which
i guess can explain all the negative reviews below. A deffo recommemded
phone! All you need from a phone! Plus it has its own music head phone
jack built in so you dont have to waste money on connectors etc. + It
comes with memory card n all the cables which nokia usually dont do.
Reviewed by harry from uk on 21st Feb 2008
wat a rubbish fone first problem i had with it was it wouldnt read the
memory card.got a another then the fing wouldnt turn.when on and working
great fone.am now searching for a new fone
Reviewed by MOMIN FAIZ AHEMAD .G. from DHOLKA on
20th Feb 2008
NOKIA 5310 EXPRESSMUSIC IS A BEAUTIFULL PHONE AND VERY VERY SEXY PHONE.
I LIKE THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by lou from notts on 20th Feb 2008
just got it i cant get the sim card in at all, not impressed,
Reviewed by hotgirl from u.k on 19th Feb 2008
this phone is the best. it really good the camera is good, battery is
okay lasts me about 5 days without really using it. i just got it on
the 6th of feb so still discovering it. the only disapointment is that
the camera is very slow and it moves really quickly when taking a picture
so you have to have a steady hand or the picture will come out blury
Reviewed by ujjwal_l from nepal on 19th Feb 2008
i have read comments from thousands of people in hunderds of sites about
the restarting problem in nokia 5310. i also have the same problem.
but i don't know why nokia has not come out with any answer. it looks
good but is a headache to people like me who have the restarting problem.
Reviewed by Withheld from england on 14th Feb
Just bought this phone today .. just finished sending all my contacts
pictures videos etc. So far so good really impressed with this phone
and i love it. Its very slim and sexy and a proper fone which looks
the part and feels the part. I read reviews n alot of people said do
not buy this phone as it crashes all the time etc .. so far my fone
has not crashed, the camera is good and takes good photos, the space
on the phone is really big and is holdin quite afew of my music and
pictures etc. Everyone has said the music player is loud .. its loud
enough for you to hear it but you wouldnt hear it if you was at the
top of the garden etc. I would reccomend buying this phone it is well
worth it .. !!
Reviewed by Pinky from Kenya on 14th Feb 2008
First of all I must say am very disappointed in this phone. I hardly
used it for a week and it crashed. After repair hardly another week
passed by and it started hanging, i could not delete anything from my
memory card nor could i add anything to week so in a nutshell PLEASE
DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE EVER IF U KNOW WHATS BEST FOR YOU
Reviewed by charlotte from uk on 14th Feb 2008
Ok looking, nice and slim but thats where it ends..... freezes alot!!
i get no signal in places where i got 3/4bars with my sony...... and
now wont send text messages. Ringtones very quiet. Im just glad i never
paid for this! got it free when i damaged my sony. Would not recommend!!
Reviewed by sonia from england on 13th Feb 2008
the worst nokia phone , ,bad reception , crackeling , can bearly hear
the other person talking , loud speaker isnt loud
Reviewed by amna from uk on 11th Feb 2008
thiss is a really good phone but it freezes alot what can i do.
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
11th Feb 2008
Take it back to the shop.
Reviewed by omair from UK on 9th Feb 2008
Brilliant fone, has got the looks, ultra slim, super display, camera
not all that but still not bad at all!
Reviewed by ENIGMA from UK on 9th Feb 2008
I JUS HAVE ONE THING TO SAY ABOUT THIS PHONE.... IT IS THE MOST QUIETEST
PHONE U CAN HARDLY HEAR THE MUSIC TOTAL DISASTER. I RECOMMEND ITS SLIDE
BROTHER THE 5610 :)
Reviewed by aaron from england on 9th Feb 2008
the phone is very good but for listening to music its RUBBISH it freezes
and restarts all the time i wouldnt recomend it to anyone. exept for
people i dont like.
Reviewed by Simon from UK on 7th Feb 2008
Great looking phone, good to use, packed with features. However, battery
life leaves a lot to be desired, and mine crashes randomly when playing
music and reboots, sometimes it does this up to ten times an hour (!)
but sometimes it goes for days without doing it once. I'd avoid it personally,
unless you can live without music (which is what this phone does best).
Reviewed by hassan from manchester on 4th Feb
this is a exellent phone but it hasnt got a flqsh
Reviewed by Ali americana from london uk on 3rd
The phone is excellent, except the camera is not that good, and the
ring tones is not that loud. but for the price of the phone on pay as
you go is very reasonable, so would recommend.
Reviewed by Lindz from Scotland on 1st Feb 2008
I am delighted with this phone! great music, camera is acceptable, great
storage for contacts, easily customised, user-friendly... wasn't too
impressed with the battery but after I stopped playing the cityblox
game every spare minute of the day my problem was solved! I was just
wondering how many people's phones freeze? mine does every now and then.
I haven't even had it a month so could easily get it changed if it's
not a common problem. If most of them do it occaisonially I'm happy
just to put up with it.
Reviewed by Shekar from India on 1st Feb 2008
Cool phone. Cool music player. Radio works great. Battery could be better.
Doesnt tell me when it is done charging. Want to try and play on my
car stereo system. Anyone know where I can buy a 3.5 m.m to sony aux
input (I think this input is primarily intended for an ipod).
Reviewed by John from Uk on 31st Jan 2008
This phone is the most useless phone i ever bought in my life. the camara
is soooo slow and the music quility is reaaly low. (DONT BUY THIS PHONE)
Reviewed by hey from h on 28th Jan 2008
gr8 phone the best ever!!
Reviewed by billy from england on 27th Jan 2008
great phone exept for the fact that it the screen freases sometimes
Reviewed by Wheeze from UK on 26th Jan 2008
This phone is a design classic. I got one from Carphone warehouse for
£99.95 and I'm seriously thinking of getting the second one. This wonderful
phone could outshadow the iphone if it had touchscreen and 16GB. Simply
put---I'M IN LOVE WITH THIS PHONE.
Reviewed by Burhanuddin Vaz from India on 26th
Too Too Good Phone... this is the best mobile i have ever used, Too
Slim, Too Sexy... its speaker volume is very low but than to its the
Best and the voice clarity is the best ....
Reviewed by Sazman from Nottingham on 24th Jan
great phone al most everything is great, experienced no probs except
1 minor problem, the speaker isnt very loud for all you who play music
through your speakers , incredible music phone though i mean DEDICATED
MUSIC CHIP!!! the quality is as good if not better than my ipod through
Reviewed by Anurag Gandhi from India on 22nd Jan
The worst phone I have ever seen. Phone restarts any time while playing
music. Keypad tones sounds much later after key is pressed. Sound loudness
is very low. You can't even hear the ringtone. I purchase this phone
one month back and I had to go 2 times to repair. They formatted my
phone and memory card and all data lost.
Reviewed by james from england on 20th Jan 2008
it is a amzing phone outstanding i love it to bits and it is so fine
i wish it would last me forever
Reviewed by Islam shut up! from Not Egypt on 19th
1 not all phones restart, only some of them have the rebooting problem,
the warranty covers that. 2 same thing, not all phones have that problem,
you are then first one I've heard. 3 it's not the loudest but for such
a slim phone it's acceptable. 4 not everyone has your fat fingers, if
you know you had those why did you buy it in the first place? get an
Emporia.. 5 battery time is just as good as other phones, it lasts for
several days after normal usage(about 6 calls, 10 messages, some game
playing and camera usage and about 2 hours of music playing a day) and
takes 2-3 hours max to charge not half a day. 6 USB cable comes with
it, you don't have to buy anything, so what is the problem? 7 camera
is good enough for a slim music player phone, if you want to take superhigh
quality photos, buy a digital camera not a music phone. 8 do you realize
how stupid it is to complain about getting a free memory card?? seriously,
I'm not even going to comment on that, I mean you get a free one, FREE!!
who cares what you do with it, you can use it as a paperweight or as
a Frisbee, it's FREE!! people don't listen to people like this guy or
religion or whatever he is, he obviously just tries to find things to
complain about.. just one word: 3.5 mm !!! in you face SE and all other
Reviewed by Ali from uk on 18th Jan 2008
Neva by a fone through phones4u carfone warehouse etc. Choose network
you want and go to the stores like vodafone, o2 etc. Phones in the other
places break as they get sent bad batches. I got mine from phones 4u
it kept breaking freezing etc. I had 2 phones n lone n b hold it broke
agen got fed up n claimed on my vodafone insurance. I got a new fone
the next day. Swapped it at the door so i dint av 2 go out and this
phone is 100% better den others ive had. my friends are having problems
with carphone warehouse as we speak as her phone keeps breaking which
puts you off the fone. So word of advice get it from the network shops.
This fone i have got is brilliant now changed and cant fault it!!! So
just watch out!!!
Reviewed by Sabrina from uk on 18th Jan 2008
This fone is brilliant. First phone i had locked and i couldn't answer
calls or anything took it back swapped it straight away. Had no probs
with this one now. When i use my headfones the songs don't stop like
people suggested and mine works fine. I would advise to get insurance
through network provider s you will then get a door to door swap if
fone goes wrong.I think this fone is FAB!!!!Buy one.lol.
Reviewed by Islam from Egypt on 17th Jan 2008
After using this phone for over a month, I think I should put another
review: 1-yes, the phone restarts when music is on with headphones,
I think it also restarted while it was on standby at least one time.
2-it looses the contacts, meaning try to push "names" and you get a
message "contacts are not ready" if someone calls you at this time,
you get a number instead of his name, you need to restart the phoen
and wait. 3- ringing volume and speaker volume are low, hardly can hear
it. 4-too small for my fingers, my hands are size 8.5, I should've got
the 6300. 5- Battary runs away very fast, lets you down in the middle
of a busy day, while charging takes half a day.. 6- I still think they
should've made the USB phone port regular size. 7- Camera is absolutely
useless, they shouldn't have included one, but who dares to produce
a phone with no camera nowadays, ha? 8- What is the point in making
the phone ready for 4GB memory, and include only 2 GB with it??!! you
either throw this away (no one will trade it in) and buy a 4GB, or just
use it, and as if you never had this advantage of storing much music
on it. I guess looks aren't everything after all.
Reviewed by SI from ENGLAND on 14th Jan 2008
HAS ANYONE HAD A PROBLEM WITH NOT BEING HEARD ON CALLS? IT HAS HAPPENED
TO ME A COUPLE OF TIMES WHERE I AM ABLE TO HEAR THEM BUT THE OTHER PERSON
CANNOT HEAR ME AND HAS TO REDIAL. OTHER THAN THIS THE PHONE IS BRILLIANT
Reviewed by Malachi from England on 13th Jan 2008
ok ok ok! I brought this phone on December 10th. December 11th (the
first day the phone is in action) was going well! Until I realised it
shut down during songs are playing...at first I thought nothing of it.
Just said oh proberly needs charging more and every phone shuts down
once in a while. BUT NO! THIS IS A REGULARY OCCURING PROBLEM! The phone
shuts down while I'm playing music through Headphones. When I play it
loud its not a problem. but through headphones is a big problem to this
phone. REALLY BAD SINCE ITS A MUSIC PHONE!!!! So far I got 528 txt msgs
stored thats Brilliant! I love the phone. but the shutting down in-between
when I'm playing music really kicks it down!
Reviewed by Karen from UK on 12th Jan 2008
Great looking phone, just a shame that there's a fault with it - it
automatically locks up after you miss a call. Beware of Carphone Warehouse
giving the run around when trying to exchange, they know there's a problem
Reviewed by kresha from UK on 12th Jan 2008
Amazing! Reliable and many funky features thrown in! MUSIC player is
simply the best and camera is of a high standard. All under £100! It
could not be better! Go for it!
Reviewed by Joseph from Philippines on 12th Jan
the phone is good. good quality sounds. but the headset that was included
is hard to use. 2 way headset. not so comfortable in using
Reviewed by abdullah from nigeria on 12th Jan
i always try to read reviews before i buy new phones and i did b4 i
bought the nokia 5310 on the last day of 2007 well i would have given
the phone a 5/5 but after a few weeks with it i discoverd its nt so
special 1. why must u make an ultraslim phone that affects the battery
life this is a music phone it needs a good battery 2. its so slim as
if its target is 4 d ladies my thumb can cover 2 rows of the keys and
my fingers get stiff after smetime 3. y wuld u put a camera in a phone
that tks so long to store a pic its quite embarassing when i tk pictures
of friend 4. my sis has a 6300 and the screen quality kills that of
the 5310. if u can leave with all these thing then it wuld b a good
fone for u my advice is u can do better the only upside about the phone
is the 2GB memory card that it comes with and the good sound quality
almost as gud as my ipod
Reviewed by rumahn from england on 11th Jan 2008
this is an amazing fone. trust me i ave had an experience with fones.
first i had the moto PEBL, den nokia n95, den sony ericsson k810i, den
ericsson k550, and now i have the nokia 8600 luna and ill tell u next
im gettin dis 1 the camera is a good qualiy sme as da music player.
my opinion is dat it is 1 of da best fones out
Reviewed by eddy from sweden on 10th Jan 2008
The phone is great. I have two questions: >>> How do you use frames
when using the camera? I tried in every way possible and I just cant
use them. There is an entire folder with frames but I can only use them
as normal pictures. >>> How do you add songs directly to the memory-card
through the PC Suite Music Manager? I noticed that converting .mp3 files
to .aac is recommended and I think it avoids the crash problems that
many people experience, and it can easily be done through the Music
Manager. However, when adding a song in the Music Manager it goes to
the phone memory and I can't change the settings to the memory-card.
Does anyone have another solution? Thanks for your help(thanks Ruby,
fortunately I found that setting myself, it was well hidden). The phone
is great, definitely worth the relatively low price and the slim size.
Reviewed by salma from UK on 9th Jan 2008
HEEYY!! this is fanttic phone, in my view, they beat sony ericsson's
walkman phone. its slim loooks and feels great. fantastic. one prob,
not too sure on how to use the software provided.
Reviewed by Ruby from UK on 9th Jan 2008
My orginal intention was to buy a SE W610 walkman phone, then I saw
the keypad and changed my mind as I text alot. I have had the Nokia
5310 for over a week and I love it. Downloading music from your computer
using the Nokia software was easy.I like the fact that you can use your
own headphones with the phone and it come with a 2GB microSD card at
carphonewarehouse. The phone auto-tunes in 20 radio stations, and it's
menu allow you to alternative between the Radio and Music Player, which
is good on commuter journeys. The Screen is excellent for downloading
picture messages and reading WAP pages. So far no problems making/receiving
calls. CONS; If you use the music player alot the battery will last
about 2 days, the SE menu systems is a lot easier to use and has a better
camera. I would definately recommend Buying A PROTECTIVE CRYSTAL CASE
under £1 via Amazon.co.uk to protect the screen and camera. RE: KEY
PAD TONES OFF:, the previous reviewer could not turn it when texting.
Go into MENU> SETTINGS> PROFILES> GENERAL> PERSONALISE, Use the NAVIGATION
key down the menu, until you get to KEYPAD TONES> press NAVIGATION key
to the LEFT>to delete the sounds, SCROLL down> & press SAVE>. Overall
I give this phone 4/5 for battery life, the menu system. N.B Make sure
that go into the SETTING MENU & MESSAGE SETTING MENU and configure you
settings to your network provider as this prevented me from intially
receving MMS and WAP. A good phone, light, lot of features and good
Reviewed by james from uk on 8th Jan 2008
well i bought the fne yesterday and already i am having problems loading
up some applications, the lights turn off once the buttons are pressed
several times and shockingly one of the dedicated music key fell off.
Looks nice but worst fone ever to use, don't by it!
Reviewed by eddy from Sweden on 5th Jan 2008
I just got mine yesterday and it's great, so far no crashes everything
is perfect. I will try to use a 8 GB memory with it and hope it works,
has anyone tried yet? Also, can someone tell me how to turn off the
sound the keys make when you press them? It's really annoying when you
are writing a message since the tone is slower than you typing and for
example when you press the 7 four times to get an S the tone sound only
plays 2 or 3 times if you do it fast (or just at a normal writing rate)
and you think you only pressed it three times when you actually pressed
it four times, so you press it again believing it's the fourth time
when it actually is the fifth. I think it's annoying and I suppose other
people have that problem. The question is how you turn the sound off.
It's usually easy to find in the settings, but on this one I can't find
it anywhere, and the book, the cd or the website don't help at all.
Please someone help me: >How do you turn the key-sound off? >Does a
8 GB memory work without any problems?
Reviewed by stacey from uk on 5th Jan 2008
Reviewed by steve from united arab emirates on
4th Jan 2008
Great music phone with the only problem so far being the lock-up and
freeze when u receive a missed call. That is pretty basic and Nokia
need to sort it out.
Reviewed by Simmo from UK on 4th Jan 2008
What a beautiful phone, lightweight, nice menus, easy to load music
(though a little frustrating if you are used to itunes as you cannot
easily track which albums you have loaded already). I had a Samsung
clamshell which I loved for being so light and simple, plus a nano.
This replaces them both nicely, with a 4gb card. Battery poor - I use
the radio or music on my commute to/from work, plus 2-3 phone calls
during the day. Battery lasts one day. Have had two suspected crashes
in first week, it might be voicemail related. If it crashes more, I'll
have to return it to the store sadly.
Reviewed by David from Hong Kong on 3rd Jan 2008
+ slim, fits in suit pocket without disrupting the cut of your suit.
+ Overall good package of features: music player, simple camera, 2GB
storage card included, slim & light. - poor pc software that frequently
crashes. Luckily you can use it as a USB drive and drag and drop but
this means you don't automatic syncing which is particularly useful
for things like radio podcasts. - poorly thought out controls, the headphone
interface has no music controls (volume, next track etc.) and none of
the currently available Nokia controllers are compatible which is pretty
stupid for a music oriented phone. - on-phone controls are average;
the special music control keys are poorly placed and I never use them
as it is much more comfortable to use the normal controls holding the
phone normally. Little annoyances like if you stop halfway through a
track it doesn't remember where (again particularly annoying for long
podcasts), no scroll wheel like an I Pod. It can replace having to carry
both an mp3 player and phone in an attractively small package, just
a pity they didn't really think through the details of the design and
software very well.
Reviewed by SHRUTii from LONDON on 2nd Jan 2008
ThiiS FONE iiZ AMAZiiNG ! AT FURST ii WOZNT SURE iiF i LiiKED iiT OR
NOT BUH iiM COMPLETELY SURE DAT ii DO !! SOO SLiiM NO PROBLEMS WiiTH
IT AT ALL APART FROM iiT RANDOMLY SWiiTCHES OFF SOMTiiMES APART FROM
THAT GREAT FONE YOU SHOULD BUY iiT DEFOO ! =)
Reviewed by kinok from ph on 2nd Jan 2008
there not much protection to its lcd. its so thin that once its protective
lens would be pressed its lcd could be damaged....I damaged my lcd....because
the protective iis not so stroing to withstand certain pressures even
itys just in your pants pocket. ublike the other nokia products.
Reviewed by Philip from Northern Ireland on 1st
Oh my good god. I hate these things. Reason? I work for Carphone Warehouse
we've returned almost every single one of these that was ever sold.
We've had multiple batches and the phones all do the same thing. If
the user has locked their keypad when using the phone and receives a
message or a missed call and tries to retrieve it the phone will lock
up! There was a stage we had 5 in one day same problem! Avoid in my
opinion. I love Nokia's I was using the N95 and 8600 and they are superb,
but my god don't buy this 5310! You have been warned.
Reviewed by Liam from Canada on 30th Dec 2007
The nokia 5310 is amazing! I could have swarn the camera was more than
2 megapixles because the images looked so good. The phone is great i
highly recomend it!
Reviewed by kyle from uk on 29th Dec 2007
An Excellent phone! Good value, music player is great, beautifully designed.
However two little points that are bad. As mentioned before, it has
a low ringing volume and also it takes a very long time to take a picture.
Other than that, an AMAZING phone!
Reviewed by John from England on 29th Dec 2007
just got this to replace a Sony Ericsson V630. So far it makes the Sony
look like something out of the dark ages. My priority was a light small
phone. After looking at the current brick range (of which 99% of phones
seem to fall into this category) if wasn't left with much choice. Plumped
for this and so far not disappointed. And to those of you complaining
about a camera - ITS A TELEPHONE. Go by a Canon Ixus if you want superb
shots. Camera - Not the greatest but like I say if you want to take
award winning photos DONT USE A PHONE TO DO IT. THe picture quality
is good enough to send SMS or have snaps to email around of to take
snaps to set as wallpaper etc. Sound/MP3 - Sooooooo much better than
my Sony Ericsson. Much easier to use, a much better laid out menu system,
better sound quality, you can use your own headphones through the 3.5mm
jack so dont get stuck with the manufacturers std. and the speaker is
just as good if not better than on my SONY. Got two dedicated MP3 players
- Creative Zen and iAudio. I'd say the sound quality was nearly as good
as the Zen but not up to the iAudio standards. Battery life so far seems
great. 2 days of playing/setting up and its still on full bars. A big
plus is the software. I.e. you dont need it to transfer files and music
to the phone. Sony made me use their own software. It was attrocious
and made using the MP3 a chore - took 2 days to transfer one album.
ON this its just drag and drop. And if you do use the software to sync
with outlook its a doddle to use. Only complaint is that the bundled
software is not actually compatible with the phone!!! Had to download
the latest version to get my PC and phone connected but once sorted
its great. And unlike my Sony this phone actually comes with a Telephone
ring tone! Overall very impressed. Glad I didn't go for the W880i. Its
the little things like drag and drop via USB through to being able to
set the time delay on the auto key lock and showing some of todays calendar
on the standby screen that make this such a great phone to use.
Reviewed by eddy from Sweden on 29th Dec 2007
I really love this phone, the design is awesome and the sound is rally
good. For being so slim, I think the camera is perfect, it's about half
as thick as the n95 or the k850. I have a question though: all the websites
say you can have a 4 GB memory to it, but there are microSD memories
with 6 and 8 GB. Has anyone tried to use them? Does it work?
Reviewed by Ella from UK on 28th Dec 2007
This is a beautiful phone with great features and a ultra-thin design.To
start off it has a very good speaker and a good enough camera, and for
those of you who are having a strop over the camera quality, its only
a phone, you have to remember that. The battery life is good and i definatly
recomend this phone to all buyers.
Reviewed by jay from uk on 26th Dec 2007
all in all a good phone that looks good BUT THE RINGING VOLUME AND SPEAKER
PHONE IS SO LOW i am forever missing calls and thats the main point
of a phone isnt it???? .
Reviewed by Force9Storm from UK on 27th Dec 2007
Well, so far I love this phone - haven't made a call on it yet, but
that's not what phones are for these days lol. One problem I haven't
managed to figure out yet is that when I'm using a Java application,
the light keeps going out if I haven't pressed anything for a short
while - really annoying on Sudoku!
Reviewed by Libanac from Serbia on 26th Dec 2007
outstanding phone.best phone for that price on the market
Reviewed by Sanjog from INDIA on 20th Dec 2007
Most Horrible camera I had ever seen. Dont Forget to check the camera
Reviewed by Yudi from Indonesia on 15th Dec 2007
It is a brilliant phone. It is light. This phone has a good sound.
Reviewed by Chandrachur from India on 14th Dec
A SEXY phone. If you really know what SEXY is. I generally do not use
this term for gadgets but this is the first time I felt like saying
SEXY. Beauty with brains. Its one of the slimest...one of the best music
phones...smooth yet powerful display to sooth your eyes. Its a class
in its own. You can attach any headphone in the market and get some
out of the world sound man. Memory is great, Camera is decent specially
outdoors, video quality is good. The battery life is normal...ppl may
find it below normal because of its extensive use for music listening.
As its said in this artice...its THAT good :)
Reviewed by iggle piggle from night garden on
10th Dec 2007
i iniatially went out 2 by th w850 but eye instantlly looked at thes.
if ther ewas a 10/5 star id definitely clic dat wonderful
Reviewed by Tomo from uk on 8th Dec 2007
brilliant phone sleek and beutiful. recommended.
Reviewed by sufy from england on 8th Dec 2007
best phon eva dont mess
Reviewed by Islam from Egypt on 8th Dec 2007
Reviewed by simon from england on 7th Dec 2007
this looks like a good phone but it wont ever beat the sony ericssons.
The sony ericsson w580i beats this phone easily!!!
Reviewed by OnimushaGTA from England on 5th Dec
Phone is Ok but nothing compared to sony ericsson in both camera and
music , the camera has no flash and the music is rubbish quality! Plus
no symbian and its soooo slowww ! Thank you for reading , i am not telling
its a really bad phone to use , its ok for the price but some others
phone just can do better for a better price and PLEASE THINK ABOUT THE
NEGATIVE POINTS , you might need them !!
Reviewed by jaz from India on 5th Dec 2007
The negative point is no flash rest everything great.
Reviewed by splash from uk on 4th Dec 2007
(nokia 5310 Xpress) I purchased mine in november, crackling sound all
the way throught the call and you can here the person on the other end
but they can't hear you after 5 mins. Returned it at the end of the
month for a replacement, contacts list just says sim not ready, and
phone not even switched off.
Reviewed by aisha from pakistan on 4th Dec 2007
it's rocking and cool!
Reviewed by JR Ewing from UK on 2nd Dec 2007
Follow up to my earlier review. This phone has now been taken back for
a refund. Started continually shutting itself off whenever the Music
Player was on (I might not have the best taste in music but that's no
excuse !) Battery life also turned out to be horrifically poor for such
a small phone. Back using a Nokia Navigator - now that is a phone !!
Reviewed by molly from uk on 1st Dec 2007
best phone ever made fits every where
Reviewed by billy from u.k on 30th Nov 2007
yes indeed just brought this fone and its the dogs balerics..tottaly
awesome..never bin so impressed wif nokia fone than this..features r
jammed packed..and get 2gb ov memory...tottaly awesum and amazing price
Reviewed by veilside from phils on 30th Nov 2007
phone is superb when it comes to music and camera is good however problem
is whenever you play it thru the headset after sometime it will automatically
Reviewed by David from England on 29th Nov 2007
Just ditched my Samsung U600 for this. What a difference, the Nokia
seems light years ahead. The screen, the feel, the sound quality, the
menu system, everything. Even the battery lasts twice as long. I would
recommend getting some sort of cover. It's so small and light, it could
easliy slip out of the hand or pocket and would smash into a million
pieces! At long last Nokia are starting to make class leading phones
Reviewed by Ben from England on 27th Nov 2007
Had it but took it back twice due to dead pixels. Bad screen colours,
bad camera. Have the w810i, much better mobile. Only good point is it's
Reviewed by Melvin John from Philippines on 26th
This one is really cool, its so light and stylish but there is this
one thing that bothers me, sometimes the phone restarts when im listening
to music, i dont know why, maybe i should go to the nearest nokia care
center. but overall you guys should have this peace of heaven.
Reviewed by chris from England on 25th Nov 2007
a really brilliant phone. the look is very eye catching. although it's
not as thin as the w880i it's nicer to hold and has a better feel. the
buttons are really nice to use because they are a good size unlike all
the new sony phones where the buttons get are getting smaller and annoying
to use. the price is excellent. i use the mp3 feature a lot everyday
and battery life is pretty good, only charge twice a week.
Reviewed by NaijaChic from Nigeria on 25th Nov
Reviewed by curly from uk on 24th Nov 2007
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this is the best phone i have owned i find the battery exellent