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Nokia 5500 Sport review

 Review: November 2006  
 

Last updated March 2007

Rating: 2 stars

In a nutshell: The Nokia 5500 Sport is a gadget-laden smartphone designed for outdoor and sports use. It could have been a great phone, but design faults have made it into a big disappointment.

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The 5500 Sport is designed to be tough and hardwearing. It has a stainless steel body for enhanced durability and resistance to shock, water, and dust. We don't recommend taking it for a swim, but it should be a lot more hardwearing than a typical mobile! However, there is a design fault in the 5500 that leads to the writing wearing off the keys and sometimes the whole keypad breaking off after several months of use. This appears to be quite common (read the user reviews below). So much for a hardwearing phone - it's actually one of the least durable phones ever produced! Even when it doesn't peel off, the keypad is hard work, being made of rubber, and a bit like pressing dead meat.

If the keypad doesn't peel off, then the 5500 is a great phone. The phone has three separate modes - Phone, Music, or Sports - with a special swap key to switch between modes. In Sports mode, the phone monitors your exercise and displays training data, speed and distance, steps taken, and calories burned. In Music mode, you can listen to MP3 tracks or the FM radio. Sound quality is excellent, and a Nokia Sports Headset is included. The radio has Visual Radio support, enabling you to find out which song is playing, who sings it, and other artist information. There's plenty of memory for storing MP3 tracks on the expandable microSD memory card. The standard 5500 Sport comes with a 64 MB microSD card, whilst the Nokia 5500 Sport Music edition comes with a 512MB card.

The phone has a really cool feature that works well: a 3D sensor that responds to taps. In Music mode, you can tap the phone to control MP3 playback. In Sports mode, tapping the phone gives you voice feedback on sports tracking data. In Phone mode, a tap will read out SMS messages, so you can listen to your texts while you exercise.

A Nokia Carrying Holder and Clip are included in the sales package. In addition the 5500 Sport Music edition includes a Nokia Sports Belt, Nokia Wrist Strap and a Nokia Mountain Bracket.

We weren't expecting to like the 5500 Sport. Nokia's range of 5-series Sport phones have always seemed to us to be contrived products of Nokia's marketing department, rather than something that users would actually want. When we heard that the latest 5-series was a smartphone we had a bit of a laugh. Smartphones are heavy and unreliable, right? Useless for outdoors! But we're happy to admit that we were wrong about that. By adopting a Symbian platform for the 5500, Nokia have been able to pack in a whole load of features that really are useful. And it's the lightest, most compact Symbian phone around! How disappointing then when the user reviews started flooding in, telling us that their 5500 had literally fallen to pieces after a few month's use. We've downgraded our rating from 4 stars to 2 stars as a result.


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Reviewed by Wendy from UK on 6th Jun 2007
Have always had a Nokia mobile as i think they are the easiest phones to use, until i purchased the Nolia 5500 sport. Havent been that impressed with it since i bought it 6 months ago. Keypad been hanging off now for last 3 months. Seems to be a manufacturing fault since almost every review mentions it. Wouldnt advise anyone to buy one. Nokia you need to get it sorted!!
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Reviewed by Colin Wingfield from UK on 5th Jun 2007
I have always found Nokia's to be easy to use. The 5500 is not as simple as I would like. Sometimes if the phone is off, when switched on it freezes up and you need to pop the battery out to get it started. this could just be a fault with mine. Having said all this. the phone is compact. The music feature is fantastic and the weather proof aspect is a must. Once you suss out how to use it you will love it.
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Reviewed by twiggy from plymouth on 3rd Jun 2007
well nice but the buttons keep coming off
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Reviewed by n.chilcott from england on 2nd Jun 2007
key pad has now decided to totally free itself therefor flaps around in the wind abit. loud speaker has now gone muffled and the processor couldn't be any slower. Apart from that not a bad phone!
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Reviewed by Hank from uk on 1st Jun 2007
Aye kaaraamba !!! this phone is like an athlete with torn shoes,as its rubber keeps comin out..... even i was in India when the rubber 1st came out & the nokia guys there DIDN'T HELP AT ALL.. Therefore i sold that cell & bought a new Sony ericsson w710i.thats an awsome phone
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Reviewed by kwn yangon from Myanmar(ၿ ၿၿမန္မာ) on 1st Jun 2007
It"s a very nice handset all over the world.
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Reviewed by Sunitha Pais from UK on 29th May 2007
It is the worst phone that I have and am extremely disappointed with Nokia for this. I believed the phone was on of the sturdiest phones based on the description ...... well all that is rubbish..... the keypad peeled off in the first 2 months .... I was in India(Mangalore) at the time and the Nokia customer service people ..... kind of behaved as if I had pulled it of .....very rude and unhelpful. They didn't help me with the servicing .... and I have not bothered since. My phone now looks like an old broken down second hand .....I don't even have words to describe it I will not be going for a nokia phone next that is for sure
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Reviewed by venom from Slovakia on 29th May 2007
perfect mobil for active people
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Reviewed by champion from U.A.E on 25th May 2007
The key pad keeps coming off........the only thing to do is send it back to them and ask them to fix it. Other than that..good phone.
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Reviewed by Xtie from Nigeria on 24th May 2007
hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, rily i dont now how 2 start but rily dis fone is annoying and it's great. I luv nokia fones, but i guessed this model was rushed and was not looked into very well before it was pushed out. The keypad is the main thing dat spoilt d whole fone, the lower part is hard to press and dis is because(well wot i feel caused it)the keypad rubber is bigger than d fone. well i didnt expect such a rubbish from nokia and i will want to take their time in making fones and not just do nonsense and send it out 2 us for competition sake from other make such as Sony Ericsson. But all the same kip d good work up but am not advisin pple to get this fone ,instead go 4 other nokia models. But if you wanna get it , fine , welcome to the club. this is the worst model of nokia i av ever used. All d same kip it up. I luv the features.
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Reviewed by Vinjayz from Philippines on 23rd May 2007
Yes, its true that the keypad peels off but it can be easily glued back by a super glue. I hav this phone for a month now and no problems came out. Very good features especially being a Symbian phone. It truly is a Symbian phone on steroids. I can do whatever I wanna do with this phone from opening my document files (via a third party application), to putting tons of games (thanks to the mem card supplied), to making a webcam!!! Isn't it great?! Plus, it is so durable and very handy. Thank you so much Nokia for creating this marvelous masterpiece.
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Reviewed by Jaana from Cyprus on 22nd May 2007
I have always had Nokia phones and been happy, BUT this must be the worst phone I have had. Had it for 6 months now, glued the keypad back on about 4 times and still it's flimsy. Texting is exhausting with the keypad. Even after updating the software, during every phonecall I am cut off at least once, very irritating. I think I will give Nokia another change, but definately with a different model !
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Reviewed by martin silcock from gb on 20th May 2007
this has to be the worst [sport ] phone ever made by nokia i have had all the rest so called sport phones this latest one has fallen apart within 3 months the rest survived a whole year and still work .the 5500 according to the networks is not intended to be dropped [sports phone] replacement please /no you dropped it /sports phone i dont think so stylist/ok practical useless
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Reviewed by HT from Hong Kong on 19th May 2007
This phone is joke from Nokia. Twice replaced my keypad and it stills falls off like a banana skin.
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Reviewed by wazzle from NZ on 18th May 2007
No good. It doesn't have a lot of the basic functions I expected from an outdoor phone, but it does have a lot of useless rubbish. - No thermometer, no simple calender, no repeat alarm, and you have to delete messages 1 by 1 - WHY? Also the so called sport trainer is a watse of time, and the step counter isn't accurate. On the whole, I was very dissappointed, I have sold it on and gone back to my old 5100.
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Reviewed by Joe from England on 15th May 2007
Save yourself- DO NOT BUY THIS PHONE. I spent a long time choosing, reading all reviews etc, & bought this phone for its all round features. It is without doubt the worst phone I've ever owned & I've had many phones since '96. I'm on my 3rd handset as Vodafone will only replace like with like. The keypad is spongy & awful for texting. It peels off after 1-2 months and charge socket is extremely fiddly, with cheap rubber flap on the bottom. It is very slow to operate and battery life is a joke. I'm a fairly heavy user but it regularly runs out before the day is out. You have to delete msgs 1 by 1 so I gave up trying ages ago. All 3 handsets also have a connection problem so that in the middle of a (usuallly important) call you get a noise similar to a fax machine & you have to end the call. My 3rd handset's microphone died all together. There is no function I could find to save contacts to sim card, only handset or mem card so you have to transfer them all manually. Web browser is far to slow to consider using. camera is v poor, worse than K750i, itself now out dated. It doesn't deserve 1 star. You will want to smash it after 2 days, so do yourself a favour & look elsewhere. I'm considering going back to SE or Blackberry.
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Reviewed by Tarikh Jumeer from Mauritius on 15th May 2007
I was impressed by this little symbian phone, but upon reading the reviews here, I prayed that my keypad doesn`t peel off. It didnt happen....but, after 3 months, the most important part suddenly stopped working: no network at all. So, I got this nice little phone with all the functions you could expect, my keypad was fine, but no network. I`ve sent it away for repairs and since 1 month, I`m still waiting. Nokia has really gotten low.
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Reviewed by bob marley from jamacia on 11th May 2007
yo man it is a very googd fone you sold get one man
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Reviewed by go_kill from indonesia on 11th May 2007
very very very smart phone
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Reviewed by Keith from London, England on 7th May 2007
This Nokia has done everything I expect of it; text-to-speech, pedometer-kCal burned-distance travel, great reception and battery. I've had this a month and hope to live with it a year. The text font size is no worse than the alphabets on the front - in fact they are 1 to 2 mm larger. I only find it a little awkward to insert the standard audio adapter in its slot. Minor point compared to the vast rewarding experience.
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Reviewed by moggie from UK on 27th Apr 2007
Total rubbish - very small keypad that came apart from the phone after 2 months. Apparently very versatile if you can trawl your way through a totally wierd instruction manual that doesn't cover the basics (how do you assign a tone for SMS??????), and a waste of time, camera is good, radio is good, but buy them seperately and save yourself the hassle
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Reviewed by Vrundav from INDIA on 25th Apr 2007
I wish i had never wasted my hard earned money on this phone. The phone is very nice featurewise, the size is also compact. but the keypad really really bad. after just 3 months of very careful usage the keypad came off like duct tape, forget abt rough use for which the phone is intended for. The battery life is also no that good, needs recharging everyday. How come is it possible that firm like nokia comes up with a phone with such a serious design and manufacturing defect.
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Reviewed by The Chosen One from GB on 21st Apr 2007
ok phone. not great. the keypad is terrible. it is hard to use in the first place and then 3 or 4 times a year you have to send it away because it has a terrible nack of having the keypad pulled up. it says it has features for example text for speach as one all of which do not work. it is a real shame because such a good phone has some very major downfalls. Buy this phone if you want but be prepared to take the risk.
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Reviewed by al from uk on 21st Apr 2007
used this phone for about 3months liked many of the features on it i saw the only downside was the battery life was awful when using with bluetooth headset needed to charge it half way through the day
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Reviewed by Claire from UK on 20th Apr 2007
I don't like this phone - 2 main features that I need and have had on previous Nokia phones appear to have been removed - namely "repeat alarm" function and "vibrate" function. Very disappointed.
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Reviewed by sibi from india on 10th Apr 2007
good one , nice ,
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Reviewed by Pranav from India on 7th Apr 2007
Everything rulzzzzzzzzz exept fr the lower keys (*, 0, #)which can be tough to press sumtimes
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Reviewed by Gerard N T from Singapore on 7th Apr 2007
I am happy with the phones many functions, but the keypad issue (peel off) really bugs me. I am on my fifth replacement keypad and I think I will probably resell it after repairs. Looking at the Nokia 6300 to replace it.
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Reviewed by Joe C from UK on 30th Mar 2007
All you people who think this phone is rubbish your wrong! Its a amazing phone!
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Reviewed by Metavoid from Finland on 29th Mar 2007
This model is utterly useless and I wish I never had chosen this one when I was looking for a new phone. I've had two of these. Apart from the keymat peeling off 3 times and getting replaced, the first one suffered from extremely annoying squeals and noises often during calls, and it randomly disconnected the calls every now and then. They couldn't fix the problem, so the replaced the phone with another one. The second one is even worse. The clock is on meth, it needs to be set to the correct time twice a day and the automatic time update via service provider doesn't do a thing. Also, the battery lasts about 12h with only little use other than carrying it around. It has been serviced 3 times already and still doesn't work and my patience has worn very, very thin and I'm about to return the thing and get my money back. Never, ever touch this one.
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Reviewed by Mercenaru from Romania on 27th Mar 2007
its the best ,cool and.......no comment
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Reviewed by Sunith from Spain on 23rd Mar 2007
better to buy a stopwatch than ur stupid 5500, i bought it and it really looks like a stupid 4ne !!! The Key pad is vry hard 2 use, try inventing a meaningfull 4ne than this...damn !!
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Reviewed by Claire from UK on 15th Mar 2007
I bought this cos of the sports, and I wish I hadn't! The kepad is AWFUL, really tough to use. I had to go and get myself another Nokia fone, as I really fancied a Nokia.
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Reviewed by simon from australia on 11th Mar 2007
rubbish keypad, really really bad, how do you like to wait 6 weeks with no phone whilst still paying ur contract. "i'm sorry all the lend phones are out at the moment" say the shop.
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Reviewed by Satnam Singh from India on 5th Mar 2007
its a gr8 phone i m plying Cricket with this phone Or football as well coz its a sport phone
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Reviewed by oohArr from England on 1st Mar 2007
Read all the reviews about the keypad peeling away, but went for the phone anyway, as I just don't want a brick with mega pixel cameras, or ultra slim trendy gadgets. This phone seemed to fit the bill, especially with the Symbian OS, so that I have the option of installing other software. The phone turned up and I wasn't disappointed. A small phone, very solid feeling, and fairly heavy, giving it a "quality" feel (my work 6021 Nokia looks good, but is very plastiky in comparison) I have had the phone for two weeks now. I also purchased a 1gb micro SD memory card for the phone for less than 8, and immediately i have a good MP3 player as well. The Nokia headphones that come with the phone though have pathetic sound quality, so I am using my earphones from my previous Sony W800i which are far better. Battery life is pretty good, as is the loadspeaker, and a very clear display. The menu options are not necessarily that user friendly, and so take some getting used to if you are a non-symbian Nokia user, but once you have them sussed they are good. Another problem I have found is that there is no option to schedule repeating alarms; something which I use regularly to get my sleepy head off the pillow in the mornings, and so I have to remember to set the alarm each night - this has already made me miss my usual train in the morning a couple of times ! Haven't had a chance to use any of the "Sport" stuff yet, as I am a fair weather sports person, but it looks OK in a gimmicky sort of way. I am also not a mobile phone "power" user, who spends every moment of their day with it glued to their ear or fingers, so I'm not the best person to comment on it's ruggedness. So, generally very pleased with the phone, despite the couple of small issues mentioned, and glad I wnet for it.
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Reviewed by cvcv from uk on 23rd Feb 2007
It is so rubbish my 6680 is way better i acn not beleive how rubbish it is. i wish i never had it
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Reviewed by Andy from Cambodia on 23rd Feb 2007
In general a good phone, the apps are easy to use and its a great phone once you get used to the Symbian operating system. However there are some downsides. After only 2 months of fairly normal use the rubber keypad (which was always a bit tricky to use with big fingers) lifts or bubbles off the keys exposing the internal workings. It goes back into place when pressed down, but soon lifts again. It doesn't affect performance but shows poor build design.I suggest you should buy a silicon skin for it to avoid this problem. I wouldn't suggest that this is not the most rugged of supposedly rugged phones. But don't think it will survive long in cambodian dust and mud! I have tested some of the apps on the phone, the radio and MP3 player is excellent, motion sensor Groove Lab game is tops! So in general a great phone, shame about the keypad issue
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Reviewed by Tarikh Jumeer from Mauritius on 23rd Feb 2007
Bought this phone 3 weeks ago. Really find it light and small for a smartphone. Used to have a 6680 before, but this 5500 definitely is better. Mine is the grey model (5500d) The small screen, even thought being small, is indeed very cute and has got a nice definition, much better than the 6680. What`s amazing with this phone is that it can do virtually everything. Who needs a Blackberry when you got such a phone. (The main problem with mobile phones here in Mauritius is that the service providers are not efficient. One big network doesn`t even provide web browsing and delivery report for SMS. It`s therefore surprising to find people here using EDGE or 3G phone on a network that doesnt support it! The other network has poor coverage even though its services offered are great.) I`m surprised thought to hear about the keypad problems. I do find it very hard and noisy, but at least I dont have to lock it every time. What also disapointed me was the difficulty to plug in the earphones or the USB cable. However the earphones are quite good and water proof as well.
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Reviewed by eccent from Thailand on 18th Feb 2007
Helluva phone! Got keypad replaced once last month and the phone is showing signs that it will need another replacement soon. Not worth it to turn the phone in for another, at present the value drops by more half since the last quater of 2006. Really wonder how long Nokia took to test this phone or whether they bother to test any at all. How do one sue Nokia for their false claims?
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Reviewed by arash from iran on 17th Feb 2007
very nice for basketballists
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Reviewed by Anna from England on 17th Feb 2007
Good phone thought at first lots of features seeing as work outside thought it would be brilliant, but don't think that. You have to have extremely good eysite to read it hurts my eyes, can't select menu with centre button have to use a stupid button next to it, music function on instant swap keys useless picks some random tracks out of nowhere. Contact selection rubbish too, for years I press one letter and get that name of the persons first name's first letter, now I get their surnames in their too taking me forever to make a phone call. Messagings also bad to not only cause of small leters but the background is still used in messaging so even harder to read it. Only plus point is has a tourch wo! and the kay pads nice to use. I moved from Motorola to nokia thinking i'd get better battery life to don't think that with this one rubbish. All in all not happy sending it back brought it for robustness but not happy with small writing.
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Reviewed by plumbski from england on 17th Feb 2007
Wish I had never accepted this phone!!!!!!!! Wanted the nokia builders phone but they dont do that one anymore.They said this was the nearest that they now sell. Keypad peeled off after 2 months. Took it to a nokia repairer who was waiting for the glue to arrive from nokia for 6 other 5500!! Now have a replacement 5500 from Vodafone but the keypad must peel off again before they will consider replacing for another model. POOR SERVICE VODAFONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Reviewed by Mike from Preston, England on 12th Feb 2007
Which Nokia 5500 phone would you like a review of? The first one that turned itself off, the second one that failed to hold the sim card in place and so I could only make 112 calls or the third one that simply needed to be power cycled 3 times a day when it froze and locked out? I'm looking forward to my fourth phone in a month. A shiney new Samsung D900. A real shame as I have always been a massive fan of Nokia but they seem to have lost it in my recent experience.
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Reviewed by quality from london on 3rd Feb 2007
great!!
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Reviewed by grahem richerdson from uk on 1st Feb 2007
good phone,top of th range 5 star !!!!
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Reviewed by chris from uk on 25th Jan 2007
useless camera, dull screen, poor sound quallity, " water and dust resistance" REALLY!!. NOPE stoped working after being splashed while listening to muusic in the bath room. Rubbish
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Reviewed by barry from eastenders on 21st Jan 2007
amazing phone!! BUY THIS !
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Reviewed by Stu from Uganda on 19th Jan 2007
Execellent phone - very poor keypad !! Nokia need to sort their act out !!
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Reviewed by izi from belgium on 5th Jan 2007
the keypad from this phone is terrible. pealed off after 6 weeks of use. Big disapointment for a durable phone. how is it possible that a firm as nokia makes such a big mistake and do not help their clients?
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Reviewed by Mike from UK on 1st Jan 2007
Unbelievable phone, ive had it underwater playing music and its fine, dropped it from my 2nd story window onto concrete and only damage is visual, the phone works fine!!! My buttons are fine and the connectivity is class!! Only downside is that it is a bit slow to start up, but I leave mine on most of the time, and the camera is a bit slow but Id still reccomend it to anyone! Oh yeah, and Ive had it since October...
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Reviewed by Micke from Sweden on 31st Dec 2006
Absolutely amazing, small, feature packed, great MP3-player. Highly recommended.
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Reviewed by calum from scotland on 27th Dec 2006
I Read all the previous reviews about the keypad, ignored them and guess what, bought one and mine has come unstuck. It is the black or grey kind. I stuck the sucker back down with epoxy resin, would need a crow bar to get it off now. If you do this (and I would'nt advocate it ) use a matchstick and apply it only round the edges and the two vertical bars in the middle. I had 5140 before it and will by nothing but nokia. Not amused by this escapade, top class phone though
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Reviewed by supa star from england on 27th Dec 2006
ive nevva had dis fone but know someone who does. it is quite good with a two mp camera just the screen is way too small for a new phone!
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Reviewed by Raj from Pakistan on 22nd Dec 2006
This phone is really good i would recommend.
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Reviewed by Jason from UK on 21st Dec 2006
Rubbish!!!! The 5500 is supposed to be splash proof............ I used this phone whilst out running using the pedometer to measure the distance I had run but I had to hold it in my hand as not strap was supplied. When I got home after a 30mins the phone stopped working. I sent the phone back to Nokia for repair and they sent it back saying that the phone would not be repaired because of water damage! When I explained that I used the pedometer whist running I got told that the sweat from my hand has damaged the phone beyond repair......Have you ever heard anything so silly!!!!! I had a Nokia 7250 and it got put in the washing machine by mistake and that still works. SO I WOULD NEVER TOUCH ANOTHER ONE AGAIN!
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Reviewed by Muhammed Ali from united kingdom on 17th Dec 2006
Its sublime the amazing thing ots waterproof.
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Reviewed by jack from belgium on 13th Dec 2006
a big joke phone. Keypad went off after 5 weeks. Nokia schould recall all the phones from the market. Really disapointed.
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Reviewed by Gemma Bridle from United Kingdom on 12th Dec 2006
My boyfriend has had this phone for a few months, the silver covering on the middle/navigation button has worn off, today the phone was dropped lightly and the screen has broken inside although has not cracked on the outside and the phone does not have a mark on it. This phone is supposed to resist bumps which is part of the reason it was purchased, and also because it is dust resistant as we are currently renovating a house. He has also owned the Nokia 5100 which is meant to be a similar phone, this phone was thrown hard at a wall and was completely unmarked and continued working even though it dented the wall!
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Reviewed by yiannis from cyprus on 27th Nov 2006
big mistake with the keypad.is only last for 2-3 weeks. i dont believe how nokia with millions dollars profits can supply the market with this wrong keypad
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Reviewed by jonny P from uk on 27th Nov 2006
The phone is excellent. However the keypad is terrible. After about 8 weeks it has peeled off. From what I understand, the yellow keypad has a much better glue and doesnt peel off. But the black keypad peels off, Its a design fault. I have had a horrible time trying to get it fixed for free (im not paying 40 because of a design fault) Now it has been replaced with a yellow one, which i hate. And the pop-port cover doesnt secure correctly. Without the keypad issue, I think the phone is EXCELLENT.
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Reviewed by anonymous from - on 14th Nov 2006
no offence but its reli ugly ..:D
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Reviewed by nokando from scotland on 13th Nov 2006
Great phone. Buy it if you're always out on a hill, on the water, round a fire, on your bike, out with the dog... Does what it says on the tin & more. I'm looking forward to using it in conjunction with a GPS receiver for mapping mountain bike routes. The speaker on this phone's also brilliant - sounds better than my laptop. Can't fault connectivity, camera, user-friendliness, interface, keypad, anything really. Good antenna compared to ie samsung. Good interface with laptop. City loafers - don't bother, buy something flasher & less useful.
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Reviewed by beltram from isle of man on 10th Nov 2006
top quality found it hard at first probably due to the fact it has so much you can do on it, its mind blowing and what you can do seems endless i love my music and am trying to get fit so this little baby is my personal trainer aswell as my compplete music system, the screen is small but just download what you have on to pc it saves on memeory and you can see the real quality it really has, good to hold good to play with and just cant put it down, damn i feel i have found a new best friend
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Reviewed by dg from defgnh on 9th Nov 2006
i quite like it its a smart design and it works well. for some reason i keep getting pop ups and its bugging me!!!!
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Reviewed by Jeff from UK on 8th Nov 2006
Phone was fine for first 2 months, then as reported by others, rubber keypad starts lifitng. This is not just a problem with the glue, the whole rubber keypad stretches and cannot be glued back in place. Have taken it to a Nokia service center & it is a common problem. They will replace the front half of the phone, but unless they have changed the design of it the same fault will reoccur- Am waiting for spare part to come into stock. In the meantime, phone is unuseable. Poor..
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Reviewed by fabio from england on 4th Nov 2006
Yeah its the best.i love it and my one is the limited edition red version and it looks great 10/10.
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Reviewed by Davien from Australia on 3rd Nov 2006
Hopeless! It's ugly as sin, the screen is small and dull and after 3 months of keeping it in my pocket the keypad has no writing left on it whatsoever. I have threw it at the wall yesterday due to my bad temper and bad reception and it broke and shattered (THANK GOD)!
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Reviewed by Constantine from China on 2nd Nov 2006
So good. But except for the bad glue. The keypad comes off after about 4~8 weeks.
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Reviewed by john from america on 1st Nov 2006
looks horrible but its a good phone
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Reviewed by Monty Panesar from UK on 1st Nov 2006
ITS TERRIBLE!!! TERRIBLE I TELL YOU!!!! I tried to check the water proof factor by leaving it in the freezer for a couple of hours and when I took it out it just wouldnt work! Absolutely horrid I tell you!!!
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Reviewed by vivek from india on 28th Oct 2006
its a water proof phone. i put it in my tub and nothing happned.......... i operated it under water ..........nice..
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Reviewed by Nahyan kabir from Bangladesh on 25th Oct 2006
just had this phone for a couple of days and the features are not bad...was kinda worried bout the camera the fact that it is 2mega pic bt it takes good pics (though not as good as the Sony Ericsson k750i which also has a 2mega pic camera or the N90 with its Carl Ziess lense). The tapping option is a neat feature, u jst need to tap the phone on the side to change the Mp3 tracks (an unique feature). The key pad light also changes while using different modes. The crazy thing is that this is a smart phone with a symbian S60 operating system. Normaly the symbian phones r much bigger in size compared to the nokia 5500 like the nokia N series and sony ericsson p910, p990...The phone is dust proof and shock proof and water proof but i hv never tried to prove any of this. The memory card is placed underneath the battery, this feature is one of the down side of the phone since if u want to take out the memory card then u have to open up the battery and then take it out. The menue speed is not bad compared to other nokia symbian phones (except for the nokia3230 which has a reeeeallllly slow menue). The charge last for a good length of time. the connectivity is not bad though this is not a 3G phone..but what more do u want for this tiny phone! To sum up this is a cool phone, its sexy and stylish its got a sporty look and its good to hold. Key pad for writing SMS is also easy to use..this phone is a must have if u r looking for somthing small with lots of useful features.
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Reviewed by Mayur from india on 23rd Oct 2006
The screen is very small and dull too..
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Reviewed by melissa from london on 22nd Oct 2006
dis fone is hugly not ugly hugly and rubbish
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Reviewed by IMMANUEL from USA on 22nd Oct 2006
PLEASE DONT BELIEVE ANY OTHER REVIEWS THIS IS THE REALITY REVIEWS.... THE PHONE IS SUPERB. BELIVE ME AM NOT FAKING, ITS CAMERA IS A DIAMOND AND THE FLSAH LIGHT WOW!!!. IT GOT THIS FONE BEFORE A COUPLE OF WEEKS. ITS A SYMBIAN ITS FREE FROM BUGS AND MALWARE'S. BUT THE ONLY THING IS THE SCREEN COULD HAVE BEEN A LOT MORE BIGGER. IT IS A 3*3 MENU VIEW. THE SCREEN IS THE ONLY DRAWBACK FOR THIS KING. AM FRANK BUY THIS FONE HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. THIS HAS A MINBLOWING MP3 PLAYER AND EYE BLINDING PERFOMANCE. WAT ARE U WAITTING FOR... GO GET ONE AND LIVE A ATHLETIC LIFE.................
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Reviewed by al3x from england on 22nd Oct 2006
amazing, what more could you want?
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Reviewed by NDCool from Indonesia on 20th Oct 2006
I like this one....
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Reviewed by jil from france on 7th Oct 2006
gog bless nokia for making this phone
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Reviewed by Dolfred Dsouza from UK on 28th Sep 2006
The big screen is great but it is not very comfotable to hold during a conversation. The two buttons above and to the right and left of the joy stick are too hard to press without pressing the ones below. It takes a while to work out the menus and how to go through them but when you have it is easy to use
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Reviewed by fisby from uk on 10th Sep 2006
exellent
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Reviewed by kaleem from india on 5th Sep 2006
what!A PHONE FORM NOKIA,VERY SPORTY!! I JUST CANT RESIST TO FLAUNT THIS SPOTY...! I 'M FREAK OF THIS PIECE... U PEOPLE JUST BLOW WHAT FUTURE it has... ->MAK<-
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Reviewed by sagar nimisha from india on 28th Aug 2006
simply awesome.magnificently designed.i m in love with this fone.
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Reviewed by m from m-land on 25th Aug 2006
OMG so ugly. otherwise its alrite much love the m
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Reviewed by cristianana from RAXACORUSFALAPATORIUS on 24th Aug 2006
I BOUGHT THIS FONE A WHILE AGO, AND ITS STILL GOING STRONG, BUT THATS THE ONLY GOOD BIT. NOKIA, HAVE U GONE MAD??? WOT KINDA SHAPE WERE YOU THINKING? U HAVE MADE GR8 FONES BUT THIS IS NOT ONE OF THEM!!!!! THE NUMBERS ON THE KEYS RUBBED OF IN THE FIRST 2 WEEKS, AND IVE HAD IT ONLY A COUPLE OF WEEKS, NOW I CAN HARDLY READ THE KEYS! ANYWAY APART FROM THAT IT WAS QUITE GOOD.... NOT!
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Reviewed by hannah from kent on 22nd Aug 2006
its rubbish!!! all i get is pop ups coming up!! football this football that! gosh i sent it back because my phone woudnt ring !! i maybe unlucky but ohwell it is goi back 2 morrow ! :( really like the design though!
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Reviewed by Himanshu Parmar from INDIA on 22nd Aug 2006
WHOOOOOOOO,I AM IN LOVE IN FIRST SIGHT WITH THIS PHONE. ITS LOVELY,GOOD LOOKING,EASY IN HANDLEABOVE ALL IF I DROP IT IT WILL MAKE NO EFFECT OT IT AT LAST I ONLY WANT TO SAY THAT GOD BLESS THOSE WHO HAD MADE THIS PHONE
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Reviewed by jade from england on 19th Aug 2006
brill
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Reviewed by Dave from Fife, Scotland on 18th Aug 2006
What a FANTASTIC piece of kit ! It has the Symbian operating system without any of the usual associated slowness. The buttons have a great "clicky" feel about them. Phone is small and very robust. Nothing is going to damage this too easily. My battery life seems spot on so far too. And the icing on the cake.... it talks !!! Yes, with the Message Reader function you can have "Ellen" reading your text messages out to you. An absolute belter of a phone !!
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Reviewed by H from West Yorkshire - UK on 17th Aug 2006
This phone is amazing, Its very small and is held easily in the hand. I have dropped it several times and not a scratch or malfunction in sight! It has the awsome sports directory that records all your sporting efforts as well as an mp3 and radio for when you are excersising. Really clear screen and brill applications. I would recommend this phone to anyone
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Reviewed by cederic myler from philipines on 15th Aug 2006
this fone is so very awsome.when my mom both me this fone i amaze its like a athletic disine its good buy this foneeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee AMAZINGggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggggg
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Reviewed by ORLANDOO_BLOOM from ENGLAND on 12th Aug 2006
THE MOST COOLEST PHONE IN THE PLANET.GO GET IT
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Reviewed by sam from blackpool on 7th Aug 2006
i think that this phone is quite rubbish it is very ugly looking and i think that you could buy a better phone for what money it is. if you drop it or anything then it is good cause iit will not break but that is the only descent thing about it
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Reviewed by sell from uk on 6th Aug 2006
omG!!!!!!! i had this fone for 2 days and it is flamin brill! omg there is no fone better than this!
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Reviewed by Mitun chandarana from UK on 5th Aug 2006
Really love the phone. I bought it for my boyfriend originally but due to its sleek design and cool features I decided to keep it for myself!! Would recommend - great buy.
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Reviewed by antreas from cyprus on 5th Aug 2006
this phone is the best ever seen. its so cool and sport
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Reviewed by simon from england on 31st Jul 2006
i bought this phone yesterday and its the best phone i have ever bought. i very highly recommend this phone.
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Reviewed by hannah aka gummybear from england on 30th Jul 2006
hi i got this phone yesterday ! it is great really good fun. its small so you can fit it anywhere!the quaility of the graphics are amazing and the games are wiked! some people will say it is ugly and some wont . but i know that i like it and will have it for a ling time so every one should buy it.it is quite expensive . thanks alot x
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Reviewed by amir from iran on 30th Jul 2006
that is the first sportly phone frome nokia with beautiful desing and attractive
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Reviewed by jakey d from japan on 27th Jul 2006
so gooooooooooooooood!
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