Nokia 5310 review
|Review: October 2008|
Last updated July 2009
In a nutshell: This is a good music phone from Nokia that can rival Sony Ericsson's Walkman range.
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 sales package.
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 downloadable themes.
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.
Nokia 5310 features include:
- 2 megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
- Video camera
- Display: Active matrix LCD, 240 x 320 pixels, 16 million colours, 2 inches
- 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
Got a question? This is the place to ask it!
Please don't ask a question that has already been asked. Duplicates will be removed.
Can xpress music5130 do social activities like facebook,2go,whatsapp etc?
by Shirley Foxwell
on 27th Feb 2017
When i put the phone in lock, how do i know how it was the last thing i saw before?
Asked by Carlos
on 30th Aug 2016
Ok, in nowadays words: when you put a phone to sleep, when you connect it again, you can know how it was the last app used. My question is, how do i do that in this phone?
Nokia 5310 user reviews
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Average rating from 108 reviews:
Reviewed by Sihle
from South Africa
on 10th May 2014
Good model but how can i found Dj Mixer suitable for this phone
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 ohh well
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 phone.
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 EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 the headset!!!
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 phones!
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 with it.
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 buy.
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 before buying.
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 restart...
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 again.
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 slim.
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