Nokia 5610 XpressMusic Review
In a nutshell: This is one of the best all-round music phones
available. It has everything we want: a great music player, an FM radio,
a 3.2 megapixel camera, 3G, a memory expandable to 4 Gbytes, and great
ease-of-use. Build quality is the only issue to watch out for.
Review: December 2007. Updated February 2008.
Available in a choice of red or blue, the Nokia 5610 XpressMusic is
a slide design music phone that upgrades the popular 5300
XpressMusic phone. The 5610 looks like a slim version of the 5300
with a high gloss black finish, but in fact it's a much more powerful
device in lots of ways.
The problem with the 5300 was that the screen broke quite easily. Nokia
seem to have fixed this by adding scratch protection and aluminium side
panels. So, even though the 5610 looks quite plasticky (and does show
fingerprints), it seems to be a more robust phone, although some of
our users have complained about broken 5610's (see user reviews below.)
It's not superslim, but is a nice size and fits very comfortably in
the hand. The display is a real treat: not only is it capable of displaying
16.7 million colours, but it's large (2.2 inches) and high-resolution
(240x320 pixels). It sits above a special music slider key that is used
to switch control mode (music player, radio or phone). This is a great
idea, and makes the 5610 very easy to control without having too many
buttons to press. Below the slider key is a good size navigation pad,
that once again is easy to use. The slide opens smoothly with a spring
mechanism to reveal a functional keypad with reasonable sized keys.
Overall the 5610 does seem to be a really nice product to use, and beats
most of Sony Ericsson's Walkman range for ease-of-use.
Let's consider the music playing features next, as this is an XpressMusic
phone after all. We think that Nokia's latest range of XpressMusic phones
can definitely match Sony Ericsson's Walkman range. The 5610 doesn't
disappoint us: it plays all the main formats of music with full Digital
Rights Management support; it has good quality sound from the built-in
loudspeaker, or even better from the stereo headset included in the
sales package; it supports Bluetooth
stereo headsets; it has an equaliser and supports playlists and
album art; and it can take a microSD
memory card up to 4 Gbytes. That's most boxes ticked. You can also
plug in your own headphones via a 3.5mm socket adapter. We would have
liked to see more than 20 Mbytes of internal memory, but that's our
only complaint. As well as the music player, an FM radio is included
with support for RDS and Visual Radio, so you can easily find out information
about what you're listening to.
The camera on the 5610 is surprisingly good. It has 3.2 megapixels,
autofocus, smooth digital zoom, macro mode and a dual LED flash. It
may not beat the Nokia N95 but it walks
all over the Walkman range! Did we mention that this is a 3G phone?
There's a second camera for making video calls too.
The 5610 does everything else that we'd expect from a 3G music phone
too. You can set your own music as ringtones; you can record and send
audio messages; you can use email with attachments, you can surf the
web at 3G speeds using the Opera Mini web browser, you can play games,
and you can connect via Bluetooth 2.0 or USB 2.0. Battery life is good
enough, and it's a quadband phone as well as 3G. It's worth noting too
that the phone uses Nokia's latest dedicated audio chip for enhanced
Unusually for us, we can't find anything that we really don't like
about the 5610. In fact in many ways it's a lovely phone to use. So
why only 4 stars? Build quality is the only issue that we can find.
Treat your 5610 with care and you should be all right!
Features of the Nokia 5610 XpressMusic include:
- 3.2 megapixel camera with autofocus, 8 smooth digital zoom, macro
(for close-up shots) and dual LED flash
- Secondary camera for video calling
- Display: 16.7 million colours, 240 x 320 pixels (2.2 inches)
- Music player (MP3, MP4, AAC, eAAc+, WMA music files, OMA DRM 2.0
and Windows Media DRM) with equaliser and support for playlists and
- FM RDS radio with Visual Radio
- Built-in loudspeaker
- Voice recorder
- Voice controls
- Ringtones: Video ringtones, MP3 and MP4 tones, eAAC+ tones, AAC
tones, WMA tones, 64-voice polyphonic MIDI, message alert tones, and
alarm clock tones
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, Nokia Xpress audio messaging, email (SMTP,
POP3 and IMAP 4) with support for attachments
- Games: City Bloxx, Music Guess, Rally 3D, Snake II plus downloadable
- Graphics: full screen colour wallpapers, animated colour screensavers,
icons, themes and logos
- Personal organiser functions
- Internet: WAP 2.0, GPRS, HSCSD, EDGE, 3G data connection, Opera
Mini web browser
- Connectivity: Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0
- Memory: 20 Mbytes plus microSD memory slot up (expandable to 4 Gbytes)
- Flight mode
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) plus 3G (WCDMA 850/2100)
- Size: 99 x 49 x 17 mm
- Weight: 111g
- Talktime: 6 hours
- Battery standby: up to 320 hours
Nokia 5610 XpressMusic User Reviews
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Average rating from 102 reviews:
Reviewed by divyanshu from india on 4th Apr 2012
This is a good phone and esay to use looks so nice and 3g is fast
Reviewed by vijay bajiya from india on 12th Nov
Reviewed by AMOL CHAVAN from INDIA on 11th May
VERY GOOD PHONE TO USE . MUSIC CLEARE TO. LOVE IT
Reviewed by Sven Stokbroeks from Belgium on 10th
Sold my OLD samsung e250 today.. Saw this phone in the shop and I was
instantly hooked by it. Started using it for a couple of hours and it's
a REALLY great phone. Good quality from the speakers, camera is amazing
(do note that I come from e250 ;) ) really the best phone I got in like
Reviewed by Shah Yusuf from Bangladesh on 8th
sold my old n73 and got 5610 a few days ago, its a cool phone. but the
camera is not as good as n73, probably coz the n73 has Carl Zeiss lens.
Reviewed by Sam Herrett from UK on 8th May 2008
Amazing phone, Fits nicely in your hand and pocket, Sound quality outstanding,
Camera could be better but I got no complaint, Very user friendly Great
Reviewed by crystal from singapore on 8th May
yeah i hav bought this phone too and it is fantastic except that my
slider theres abit of prob but overall is gd.Not to say the camera function
is wonderful plus the sound quality,these functions enhances the phone
more.Worth buying it.GOOD!
Reviewed by Vaishali from Oman on 7th May 2008
itz a nice...mob !!! i think dat it has excellent featurez....!! dis
mobile iz simply gr8
Reviewed by mhavish from saudi on 7th May 2008
its a cool an osum pone every should take this phone tats all
Reviewed by sandeep from england on 5th May 2008
its a great phone has a lot of suff though heavier than other phones.
Reviewed by PRASANNA KUMAR DASH from INDIA - ORISSA on
5th May 2008
I had bought one nokia 5610 XpressMusic mobile on 24th April 2008.But
unfortunately I got the mobile hanged for number of times when I was
talking with some one and during listening the music I see the set is
having clean screen.Thats why I am not at all satisfied with the set.
I therefore request you to kindly advise me what I will do now. Thanking
you. PRASANNA KUMAR DASH Contact no: 9437198575
Reviewed by Israa from United Arab Emirates on
3rd May 2008
I had posted a review about this phone a month back. The sliding button
had come off and i had given it for repair. Again after a month it has
come out again and the display light does not work anymore!! experiencing
problems in a matter of 2 months proves its durability!! I would not
recommend this phone and would request this site to change its rating
from 9/10 because its not True!!
Reviewed by Aim from Wales on 29th Apr 2008
I bought this phone today 29/04/08. I thought it would be great. looking
at some of the reviews i was very surprised not to read how ANNOYING
it is to connect the phone to a pc and transfer data. It took me about
3 hours to do and i have still not got anything new! Also i have to
say that the worst thing about NOKIA is that the phone does not automatically
transfer onto the memory card it goes into the phones memory and then
you have to manually transfer the recieved files yourself. With the
sony phones they do it by themselves. Also the themes on the phone are
black and red and you can only have black and red. The slide is very
loose the phone is light and plastic and the red on the sides scratched
with my rings. I had this phone for approx 5 hours and HATED it. It
is going back and i am going to try the samsung G600 intead. NOKIA need
to think of changing the way you recieve new data and also to re think
the instructions on how to transfer files from pc to phone!its the most
stressful and annoying thing i have tried to do in all phones i have
had and i have had a fair few.
Reviewed by w... from mauritius on 28th Apr 2008
have zis fone for 5 months now....no problem uptil now...excellent screen...wonderful,
clear, genuine colour pics, even better than my 4mp samsung camera which
i had to sell off to keep zis one, music sound unbeatable,quick access
to features with music slider and standby menu, users shud know that
the camera in front is meant only for video calling, not for taking
pics, and the zoom is only digital not optical which means the pics
are bound to be not clear with digital zoom...the quality of the pics
of the 5610 are just WON-DER-FUL.... but i do agree wiz zome other negative
views regarding the battery....it does not stand long..i have to recharge
it every less than 24 hrs...also i got screen freezing twice ans had
to remove battery and replace back to remedy.. but no major problem....
Reviewed by steelbird from Nepal on 28th Apr 2008
Its the phone of supreme quality Its camera quality is too good it is
not as good as digi cam but its is too good that a mobile phone can
have and to all thos e who says it is of no use i think they might have
bought nokia 5300 i am too satisfied and i think ur money will nott
go in vain music is also too good its toooooo gud thx nokia
Reviewed by Dalwar from Bangladesh on 24th Apr
Hey, I purched a nokia 5610. I am so worry its camera resulation and
quality. It's quality is not so good then 2 mega pixel mobile phone.
My 2 megapixel camera was good then 3.2 nokia.
Reviewed by The Third Doctor from Scotland on
22nd Apr 2008
As a previously frustrated owner of the far too buggy 5310 phone I was
a little apprehensive about buying this. I needn't have worried. Everything
superb with it so far. Excellent sound quality (what you need from a
music phone really !). Camera superb too. Screen quality second to none.
The only "quibbles" I would have with it is the rather loose nature
of the little control switch, and I have a funny feeling it might not
last as long as my contract. Also it would have, in my opinion, made
sense to have had the 3.5mm socket for earphones. Minor issues of course.
Still, a big improvement on the 5310
Reviewed by nijaboy from nigeria on 19th Apr 2008
I love this phone! Looks great Works great And is sturdy. Droped from
my pocket yesterday and nothing got broken.
Reviewed by don ka baap from india on 19th Apr
the nokia 5610 (express music)is toooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
Reviewed by Victoria from UK on 16th Apr 2008
Absolutely HATE!!!!! this phone, what a useless piece of plastic. The
screen is a fingerpring magnet (but so are other phones), the camera
is a lot worse than my old SE K750, proven, side to side. not to mention
the video, that for some reason can only record for 21 seconds at the
time??????? the screen is all dotty and the same 16mil. resolution on
Nokia 6300 is much better! the phone is still ringing loudly despite
being put on silent! you have to change the settings manually for it
to shut up, but when you take the silent off, it resets back to original
nokia ringtone... And that's just the tip of the iceberg!!! What can
I say, it's going back!!!!! never again will I use Nokia phone!!!!!!!
:-( (and no, I'm not an ex-employee grudging on nokia, I just received
bad customer service and very dissapointed both with the device and
Reviewed by Kartik from India on 15th Apr 2008
Hmmm....this phone is really gud looking with awesum sound and camera
quality...but has got many problems...too...it freezes suddenly within
every 24hrs...den all v nid to do is just remove das battery n fix it
again....n even da battery is not impressive....wen complained abot
diz to nokia dealer and servicing it thrice it still hangs and restarts
automatically....i wud say luk for some other ph which will be far more
Reviewed by Shivangi from Singapore on 12th Apr
i have this new phone blue in colour, it's just too awesome. this phone
can be compared to the N81 in terms of sound quality and ease of use.
in terms of camera quality, it is even better than many N series phone
at an outstanding 3.2 megapixels. There are only two sony-erricson walkman
phones that have 3.0 megapixels and above but they are much more expensive
than the 5610. The 5610 is a good replacement for both the 5300 and
5700 Xpress music phones. It is also one of the best camera phones around
that have outstanding music playing abilities. By no doubt, this is
Nokia's best S40 phone which matches up to many of the N and E-series
phones. this phone is in fact very similar to the 6500 slide. the only
thing is that the slider could have been used for much more like in
the apple iphone. also when going from a menu to the music player via
slider, the menu or any application which was being run gets closed
to accomodate the music player. that bug can be fixed easily by a software
update i hope....
Reviewed by mostafa from egypt on 11th Apr 2008
it is wondeful phone
Reviewed by PKM from India on 10th Apr 2008
It feels good in the beginning. But problems start in a few weeks. It
gets re-starts automatically. Sometimes does not start at all. Sound
is extremely less for all speakers (xpress music!). Camera buttom strucks.
Camera does not give good pictures. If you take pictures in zoom mode
then down load to computer - image quality is extremely poor. I lost
money and now the instrument is returned for service!
Reviewed by Jezz from UK on 9th Apr 2008
All of the must have features are very good quality, but there are some
problems with the phone. The sliding bar on the front of the phone barely
does anything - it only gets you to your music player/radio quickly,
but it could have done a lot more. The battery life gets worse and worse
as you use it (and I have been doing it properly). Finally, the back
cover is flimsy and if you damage a small part of it, you've had it.
Good phone apart from that, though.
Reviewed by Gowtham from India on 9th Apr 2008
I have been having this fone for the past 2 months and so far its better
than good and i fell in love with it since then. The phone basicaly
is a music phone and has all the music support and makes the SE run
for its money though its a music phone its has a good 3.2mp camera and
the pictures surprisingly look gr8. Overall its a value for money fone
and comes with quite a heavy punch!
Reviewed by Sharon from Ghana on 7th Apr 2008
All I can say is; A WONDERFUL PHONE!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by ENIGMA from UK on 6th Apr 2008
I WROTE A REVIEW IN JANUARY SAYING I HAD NO PROBLEMS WITH THE PHONE
BUT NOW I DO. THE PHONE STILL IS BRILLIANT HOWEVER IT SEEMS TO FALL
APART EASILY. A FEW DAYS AGO PART OF THE SLIDE BUTTON CRACKED. SOON
IT BROKE OFF ALTOGETHER. NOW I'M LEFT WITH HALF OF THE SLIDER, MAKING
IT A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT TO ACCESS THE MUSIC MENU VIA THE SLIDER.
I'M AFRAID I WILL HAVE TO SLASH OFF ONE STAR FROM MY PREVIOUS 4 STAR
Reviewed by george from UK on 31st Mar 2008
realy good phone ive had myn since december and i love it but it gets
abit boring theres notting reli that new on it part from the slider,
the music quality is realy good and the camera is good to better than
i thought taking realy good pictures out side but zoom is rubbish. all
in all a really good phone just needs some more new things on, it still
a 5 star phone though.
Reviewed by Israa from United Arab Emirates on
30th Mar 2008
Got the phone few weeks back..It's amazing but the sliding part of the
phone came out!! I havent used it in any rough way for it to stop working
all of a sudden.I have to go and get that repaired.Hope nothing like
that happens again!!
Reviewed by Hannah from England on 28th Mar 2008
I have been through 4 of these phones in the past month as each phone
i have recieved has self destructed and broken down completely resulting
in me not being able to simply turn it on. At first i thought it was
the poor manufacturing of the company that sold it to us but after the
3rd phone died in exactly the same way i can only imagine that it is
the bad design of the phone that is the problem. This phone is an absolute
Reviewed by Ryan from Manchester UK on 27th Mar
Had my 5610 for a few days and thinkk its fantastic , really glad i
bought it ive been thru about 12 mobiles in the last 12 months (impulsive
fone buyer) this Nokia really does put them back in my heart with the
Sony Ericssons. Its LOUD when it rings !!! Its Screen is clear and quality
, the voice dialling on Nokias can now be educated to match your own
voice so rather than a 1/100 chance of it getting a name right its a
little better now and gets 2/3 more or less right so good news for the
drivers of our worlds !!! The phone is slim enough smooth enough and
the camera is very satisfactory although Xenon is the way forward even
with a dual led set up on the 5610 , it is probably the only phone that
has the best bits of other phones built into it with the camera,size,slider,volume
and style id recommend it definately.
Reviewed by sophie from england on 25th Mar 2008
unfortunatly i wanted to love this phone but it just kept letting me
down with its flaws....freezes, blanks from music so you have to reload
it, battery lasts 2 days if lucky, changes your settings randomly, clicks
when playing music from the stereo, to be quite frank i believe you
should get another phone, if you thinking of this one because loking
at other reviews the same faults are being notice...showing it does
not just happen with one phone but all of them. But the cameras gr8
for only a 3.2.
Reviewed by Thure from Denmark on 25th Mar 2008
The Nokia 5610 XM is a great all-round phone. I'm very pleased with
Reviewed by jmc1 from england on 24th Mar 2008
just bought the nokia 5610 for £170 on o2 pay as you go (under nokia's
said 'over £200' price), it is a fantastic phone i have found. until
recently, sony ericsson have dominated the market, but now with this
phone, nokia should be right back on the mark. i would agree with it's
Reviewed by arif from england on 22nd Mar 2008
outstanding marvellous fantastic
Reviewed by jess from US on 22nd Mar 2008
Reviewed by jennifer from ireland on 19th Mar
believe me this fone luks class and i want to like it but ive had 4
that keep breaking one after the other
Reviewed by dhananjay from india on 16th Mar 2008
i hate this mobile because it dosen't produse clear sound n at low band
width the song will jus divide in to same two tracs..... firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Adski from UK on 13th Mar 2008
I really like the Nokia 5610, but I have had some annoying problems
with mine. I have it on contract and I upgraded to this phone not long
ago. I was really impressed at first but about 3 weeks after I had it
I started having problems. When I would read a text or whatever the
screen kept messing up and going off, then it gradually got worse where
the phone was on but the screen was just black. Anyway my contract replaced
it under warranty for a new handset and now 2 weeks after having it,
the same problem is happening again. Anybody else had this problem?
Reviewed by Hrvoje from Croatia on 13th Mar 2008
oh you n44bs...the front camera is used only for video calling...
Reviewed by carlos from london on 12th Mar 2008
the second camera does not work for s40 devices like the nokia 5610/6500slide
Reviewed by HAMED from uk on 11th Mar 2008
very good.i love 5610
Reviewed by evy from england on 10th Mar 2008
OMG JUS GOT THIS FONE COZ MA M8 HAD IT. IT IZ A REALLY GD FONE BUH I
CANT SEEM TO WORK OUT HOW TO GET THE CAMARA ON THE FRONT WORKIN I HAVE
TRIED AND IT IS GETTIN REALLY ANNOYIN. PLEASE IF YOU NO HOW TO WORK
IT PLEASE EMAIL ME ON email@example.com B4 I SMASH IT UP. LOL.
Reviewed by Himel from Bangladesh on 9th Mar 2008
This is A Great Phone. But I dont Know How To Open The Second Camera.
If Anybody Know This Please Email Me At firstname.lastname@example.org
Reviewed by Max from Serbia on 7th Mar 2008
Have this phone for about some time and everything writen on this site
is true, I want just to add couple of remarks for 5610. Nokia just made
exellent phone, it's basicly nokia 6500 slide with music enchance, but
they could make the leds to be used like a flahlight. I myself had a
need to have a additional light but I have to use phone's display for
that. We already have those led's for taking pictures, just need to
make them lit longer. Under the displey 5610 has a two white led's that
can warn you 'bout missed call or incoming message but I think it could
do more of it's job if it's plased on the side of the phone, like on
nokia 6300. 5610 has a very good speaker and you can hear the voice
of a caller very clearly, partlly due the voice clarity function. Ringing
speaker could be louder, for it's better with acc files then with mp3.
Display of the phone is good but not bright like ones with SE phones
or nokia 6300. If you place them together with the same picture you
can see that 5610 dispay is darker. Maybe it's because nokia wanted
to make display completly black when it is not in use. In that state
you can not tell how big the display acctually is. Slider is a bit on
the loose when phone is open but that is not something to worry about.
Camera is good, AF does the job. Lovely design. I recomend it.
Reviewed by harish from india on 7th Mar 2008
Reviewed by dhamna from india on 5th Mar 2008
oh really its a lovely phone to use i have recently bought on e but
one thing i feel is pertinent to mention that though the screen is supposed
to be scratch protected id doesnt quite seem so as after proper handling
and inspite of the fact that i always keep it in a cover it has still
developed scratches(though minute)on its screen.......and also the ear
piece sound has cracked....
Reviewed by Bjarne from Dk on 4th Mar 2008
Rubbish... no words
Reviewed by naif from saudi arabia on 2nd Mar
it's tooooooooooooooooooooooooooo excellent
Reviewed by TOM from Engerlandddd!!! on 2nd Mar
The phone is only £179 so to be honest it deserves 5 STARS!!!!!! :]
Reviewed by Sachin Saini from india on 29th Feb
Reviewed by Mohsi ali from Pakistan on 25th Feb
Best in shape and colour combination
Reviewed by metha mariska from indonesia on 22nd
i just bought the red 5610. and it soooooo goooodddd!!!....so satisfied!,
i just recommend this phone to all of you to buy. there's no will regret!.
the sounds, the camera, the quality of picture's, and the gprs..mmm,
mantabbbb!!! go for it!
Reviewed by Amit from UK on 20th Feb 2008
The phone look and features are very good. But it lacks the stability.
It hangs sometime for no reason - specially if multiple things are happening
at the same time (e.g. incoming call + music). In my phone I am also
experiencing an irritating issue. The contact list disappears all of
a sudden, it says 'contacts not ready'. I need to restart the handset
everytime this happens. It quite irritating and I dont know why its
Reviewed by Rithy from Cambodia on 20th Feb 2008
Good sound, but low quality display! Poor build quality! I just test
it at the shop, then I do not buy it! Do not buy it! It looks the same
as plastic phone for kid.
Reviewed by Jamie Peters from England on 19th
Recently gone onto contract and selected the 5610 (in red) as the phone
for me and i must say it gives one hell of a kick to other phones i
had! Befor the 5610 i had the sony ericsson walkman W810i and this phone
is better by far. the phone has all the features that you could whant
(within reason lol) and is very easy to use. Overall i love the nokia
5610 and i am very glad i got the phone A NOTE TO ANYONE THINKIN OF
PURCASING THE 5610 1 this to say GO 4 IT. it's an amazing really good
Reviewed by Mark from India on 18th Feb 2008
I upgraded my Nokia 6300 to a Nokia 5610 (in blue) about 10 days ago.
So far I am very impressed with it. It seems to have all the features
of the more expensive 6500 slider phone. It looks great, sounds great,
and the slide mechanism glides back and forth well. It is a full world
phone, that is, quad-band, which is a feature the 6300 did not have.
The sound quality of the tiny speaker on the back is really amazing,
but it is positioned right underneath the palm of my hand when I am
holding the phone. I would prefer to see two speakers (stereo), positioned
on the side of the phone, similar to the older 6270. The music player
is fairly easy to operate, although the special back and forth sliding
toggle button seems a bit stiff, and I'm not sure how strong it is.
I have decided to use it minimally, and access the music player via
the 'go to' key. I find SMSing very easy on the 5610, easier than on
my former 6300, in fact. I consider this a big plus point. Although
the buttons could still be a bit bigger, they are a good size and do
respond well when composing a message in a hurry. And I really appreciate
the fairly rather large font option that the phone has. The camera is
good, and the video, auto-focus, and flash features are most welcome.
One thing I noticed today that I wasn't pleased about is that the #2
button on the keypad has started to get scratched from the motion of
opening and closing the top half. I feel this is too bad, and I would
add that I am a very careful user and keep the handset in a case (by
the way it was not provided unlike with the 6300), when not in use.
Plus, I keep all the surfaces clean of dust and particulate matter.
Still, it is scratching with use. Another thing is that the screen,
although scratch-resistant, is a real fingerprint magnet. A light matte
finish would have been so much more practical. And finally, although
I like the look of this phone, it would be nice to see it offered in
lighter colours, and perhaps in a flip version as well. It's dark appearance,
colour schemes, and themes might not appeal to everyone. Consider the
Nokia 6070. It's a very basic phone, but very nice to look at. All in
all, the Nokia 5610 is a great, full-featured phone worthy of serious
consideration. But perhaps wait a bit before buying it. The price currently
seems a bit on the high side. (February 2008) I give this phone 4/5
stars, although I wish I could give it 5/5 instead.
Reviewed by Raj Thapa from Nepal on 18th Feb 2008
nice phone with color (red n black) thanks nokia to understand the consumers
taste and the well plan in reseaching and exploring the taste of time
Reviewed by AlanG from England on 16th Feb 2008
Great Specification, looks and sounds wonderful but completely let down
by what must be poor quality components and quality control during manufacturing.
As a long term and usually happy Nokia user, I upgraded to it from a
long line of previous models but after 3 different faults (Bluetooh,
Audio then the display) with 3 different examples I had to give up.
Wonderful idea but poorly executed and certainly not something built
Reviewed by nigel Hobbs from Uk on 14th Feb 2008
Just been playing with a mates nokia 5610 ExpressMusic phone. the best
Nokia to date, On my way to buy one
Reviewed by Billy from Singapore on 12th Feb 2008
THIS PHONE ROX!!!except for the fact it lags,hangs and also switches
Reviewed by Ally from Goo on 11th Feb 2008
THIS FONE IS AN ABSOLUTE RUBBISH. I GOT THIS HANDSET AS AN UPGRADE LAST
WEEK AND HAD TO RETURN IT BACK TWICE AS THE SCREEN STARTED HANGING,
THE BATTERY LIFE IS LESS THEN THEN AVERAGE, OVERALL THE FONE IS MADE
OF A CHEAP, NASTY PLASTIC, WITH THE GLOSSY FINISHING TO IT.
Reviewed by Ashley from United Kingdom on 11th
Got this phone a Fortnight ago and it hasnt crashed once (waydago Nokia:)
Camera is brillient and battery life is sturdy and since im a music
man I need a music phone. This once does not have all the detailed features
of a music device but it certainly does not dissapoint. The unique slide
switch is a brillient idea to have its just a shame that you cant switch
the music tracks with it. All in all I would recomend this phone to
any music person like me.
Reviewed by Mayank Kumar from India on 8th Feb
Today will be the 20th day of my new phone, the new nokia 5610 xpressmusic.
I have the blue one, and i LOVE it, to say the least. It has EVERYTHING
i wanted my phone to have. I wanted a GOOD camera, and I must admit
I am impressed with the camera quality. The music is not over-the-top
brilliant, but its really awesome, both in terms of sound quality and
the loudness factor. The display is fantastic. The phone is pretty sturdy,
it has fallen twice in 20 days (sorry for that :) but there is not a
single scratch. The keypad is THE most thing that made me not go for
a Sony phone. In the range it is available, I would say its a steal.
You wont be disappointed. I love my phone. Thanks NOKIA :)
Reviewed by Vineet from India on 5th Feb 2008
Its a rubbish phone. Though, it looks stylish and i was happy i bought
the music phone with almost all the features. But after using for few
hours its volume key stopped working. I restart the phone to make it
work. Then every 24 hours it gets automatically re-started after screen
getting white (even while using any application). It also hangs and
u have to pull out the battery to restart. Nokia has no intention for
replacing it. Neither their customer care able to tackle the problem.
With an investmwent of Rs 13000 its not worth going for. Its rubbish.
Reviewed by zaza from malaysia on 4th Feb 2008
i just bought this phone..so far, im loving it except my battery life
is very short!! damn dissapointed me but i guess it's sumthing to do
with the dealer..it's still under warranty so im going to change it..so
far, i love it..the color..the sound..the pics.. :)
Reviewed by buttercups1971 from uk on 3rd Feb
I got this phone in an upgrade package from O2. Found it hard to download
any music and did not seem to work? camera is good but fiddly. 3 weeks
into the purchase the screen has gone. wont turn on etc. sending it
back and getting a new one. I am a bit dubious if a new one will last?
I have always purchased nokia since owning a fone but now having second
thoughts,, just cant find anything else which will fit the bill!! wish
me luck! liz
Reviewed by hater from london on 2nd Feb 2008
Buy the nokia 6500 slide instead. No bugs
Reviewed by nhvii from England on 31st Jan 2008
Battery lasts ages.Great Camera.Great Music Player.I recommend it.9/10
Reviewed by spandy from scotland on 29th Jan 2008
what a waste of money because I've had it for three week's and my screen
isn't working anymore and.Its very slow the camera is not a 3.2 more
like a 1.3mp.And you can't use the flash when in night mode. the headphones
are very tingy, the battery doesn't last very long a day at most when
not touched and 4.5 hours if your lucky when calling or texting. and
Reviewed by melissa from dumfries on 29th Jan
a cracken phone don`t give it away
Reviewed by ENIGMA from UK on 26th Jan 2008
I BOUGHT THIS FONE 2 WEEKS AGO. I LOVE IT. 1ST OF ALL THE CAMERA IS
GREAT (3.2MP) HOWEVER WHEN U TAKE A PIC IT TAKES AGES TO LOAD. SECONDLY
THE MUSIC IS FANTASTIC. VERY CLEAR. THE DISSAPOINTING THING IS TODAY
IVE REALISED THE SOUND HAS GONE LOWER(EVEN AT FULL VOLUME). THE DESIGN
OF THIS PHONE IS AMONG THE BEST. VERY EASY TO USE. GOOD FEATURES. THIS
PHONE IS SUPPOSED TO COME WITH YAHOO BUT MINE DOESN'T HAVE IT. OVERALL
THIS PHONE IS BRILLIANT AND I TOTTALY RECOMMEND IT 9/10
Reviewed by Amitah Bachan from India on 25th Jan
Good fone...very proud to go buy...well done Nokia =) sorry my english
Reviewed by **kirsti** from Birmingham ,UK on
24th Jan 2008
simply the best phone on the market. At £179.95 from argos, carphone
warehouse and currys its cheap for the range of things that the phone
can do. Nokia is the best design of mobile and very easy to use. Definately
Reviewed by shahrukh khan from india on 23rd Jan
the best fone in music there offers are good my son like nokia fones
Reviewed by Peter Liew from Malaysia on 22nd Jan
Unique and beautiful. Nokia has always been my favorite brand and this
one is stunningly sexy phone. But be careful with the back cover. Its
rather fragile but opens easily after a few tries.
Reviewed by carlos from london on 20th Jan 2008
i have this phone for 2 weeks and it is very good ,camera is gr8 but
alot of issues. screen freezes and on my first phone the slide broke
so i had to replace it. now the screen goes blank and nothing happened.
bad design. i suggest dont waste your money and buy a better phone.
Reviewed by MAKDA TESFALEDET from KENYA on 20th
I BOUGHT THE PHONE AND TWO WEEKS LATER THE SCREEN STARTED HANGING AND
IT EVENTUALLY LOST ALL NETWORK. I TOOK IT BACK TO THE DEALER WHO SAID
IT IS A SOFTWARE ISSUE. IT HAS IMPRESSIVE FEATURES BUT IT HAS LET ME
DOWN SO FAR WITH THIS PROBLEMS
Reviewed by Folletti from UK on 18th Jan 2008
This phone is just plain nasty. Once again Nokia have decided that they
know best and have made sure the 5610 follows in the footsteps of the
N95 and uses Meta tag info for any MP3's you upload to the phone, so
any 'compilation' folders of all your fave tunes you just happen to
have compiled get split into individual albums for each artist in your
own compilation, with the same being done with artists. I uploaded 1
folder of music containing 45 rock tracks by various artists, went to
the music player, selected albums and was greeted by 27 album folders
(27 artists in my 1 compilation). You can access your music in the original
folders that you upload your music in by going Gallery / Memory Card
/ (whatever you call your music folder) but thats by the by. Nokia should
stick to plain old phones and leave the music side of the biz to Sony
Ericcson, who i am promptly returning to. And the Nokia PC Suite software
totaly strangled my pc, to the extent it took over 2 minutes to get
onto Google. Nokia = Teh Suck!
Reviewed by md tarif from bangladesh on 15th Jan
i feel well to use 5610. its very user friendly, and fashionable mobile
phone. It's vry vry sexy.
Reviewed by Bryan from UK on 14th Jan 2008
BEST PHONE EVER! I have had a few phones over the last few months and
this has to be the best. I had the N95 but it was really slow and buggy
so took it back and got this beauty instead. Better camera than most
of Sony's Walkman range (with the exception of the w960i), great music
capabilities and fantastic looks. Best of all its the most reliable
phone I have ever had, doesnt crash, comes on within seconds, and battery
life is brillaint. So if your looking for a music phone with a decent
camera go for the 5610.
Reviewed by Asif Rasheed from Pakistan on 12th
Wel, i have used this set for past 2 months and for music its gr8, ilove
it but still its doesnt play some players like reall player etc but
its all stylish and gr8 set to use.
Reviewed by Maverick from India on 11th Jan 2008
Bought this phone a month ago. Really cool.. But a few problems though..
Sound disturbances when listening to music, screen blacks out often
stopping all processes, even a call.. Upgraded firmware to 4.81 and
sound disturbance has gone away...(atleast not noticed until now!)Interestingly
the disturbances occur if there is change in the signal strength.. Put
it in flight mode and no disturbance.. Anyway a real good phone and
worth the buy..
Reviewed by Budhaditya Biswas from India on 10th
Display is off the hook........the phone hangs a tad too much being
a Symbian-40 type...I Thought only S-60 models had this prob but i was
proved to be wrong...The Camera is great...Picture is Clear... Keypads
are really Uncomfortable...Looks Could have been much better...I personally
prefer metallic finishes than the plastic'y ones... The 3G is a big
(+)factor but in India networks do not support 3G!! Overall i wd rate
Reviewed by raven from india on 8th Jan 2008
good phone all round, but found disturbances while playing music. went
back to the retail store to get a reaplacement but they would not replace
it.(name of the retail outlet-mobile NXT, please dont buy phones from
this place as they are horrible in customer service). not very comfortable
using the keys.
Reviewed by Paul from England on 8th Jan 2008
I think this is the best pound for feature phone available at the moment.
The 2.2inch 16Mcol screen is brilliant (large and clear enough for decent
browsing). S40 operating system is quick and stable (don't need a smartphone),upgraded
firmware to 4.81. Audio quality is very good (just upgrade the earphones
to really sample it). The slide is smooth and the black/red finish although
plasticky looks quite sleek (but attracts fingerprints too easily).
The real bonus for a music phone is the 3.2mp camera WITH autofocus
AND dual LED flash. I had been looking a long time to upgrade my W810i
and was disappointed by every SE release since, when they split their
range into Cybershot and Walkman (deliberately crippling music and camera
functions respectively in each range). Nokia has come up with the trump
card over the SE Walkman range. This phone is a keeper.
Reviewed by Zorik from Israel on 7th Jan 2008
I got this phone 2 months ago. Worth every cent I paid. Camera quality
equals to Nokia N73. I loved MP3 player but you have to get better earphones
to enjoy it. Some problems with RDS options, but nothing special. Buy
Reviewed by lanooni from uk on 7th Jan 2008
it a g8 phone but only problem is that you cant take photos with 2nd
Reviewed by Marius1955 from Romania on 7th Jan
Looks good, lots of options, but can`t just beat Walkman phones, nokia
phones are still to bulky, heavy, compare this with SE W880i !!!
Reviewed by Akshay from INDIA on 4th Jan 2008
Using this phone scence month now...its truly amazing...everything wht
youth needs...camera..music plaer with 2.5 mm jack...radio...and all
brillant screen with lovely video playback..its really worth...try using
noise reducation handsfree..its sounds more good then headphoens provided
with the pack..like creative headphones or ipod...Best phone of the
year i could say...SE got to think more to beath this phone surely...*****
has to be 5 stars...
Reviewed by Rachael from Scotland on 3rd Jan 2008
Omg It's A Babe!! It's A Pure Amazing Phone It's Camera Is Brill And
It's Just Pure Good I've Had Mine For About A Month Now And It Hasn't
Froze On Me I Love It It's A Pure Babe
Reviewed by DD from England on 1st Jan 2008
After losing my W810i I decided on a change, something a bit different
and decided that this was the one for me. After a search of cyber world
the best deal for me was a PAYG from carphone warehouse on o2.Went across
on Boxing Day and purchased my new toy. Tried downloading music to it
and it wouldn't transfer. Thought I must be doing something wrong so
I'd have a look at the book properly. Still unable to put music on it
and then the volume control would not work aty all. Took the thing back
and the man agreed that it was broke. He got a new one out of the back
and that one would not even turn on,the battery was fine. Onto the third
one. That was fine for a couple of days and then started to lose the
network. Took it back today for a refund. Will get a SE again when I
find one I like. There seems to be niggles with these phone judging
from the reviews below. Added to my experience it would appear the build
quality is not as it should be Shame really because I have always thought
Nokia were a decent make, maybe I have just been unlucky.
Reviewed by vinoth from india on 1st Jan 2008
its very nice, and its look like very costly mobile
Reviewed by praveen from India on 1st Jan 2008
its a great phone,i think it has beaten walkman series phones of sony
Reviewed by John from England on 30th Dec 2007
The best phone I have ever bought! Well done Nokia...
Reviewed by Gordon from Singapore on 30th Dec
I've been using this phone for a month or so and I have to say its really
a great phone.Only bad thing would be it hangs a lot,and the screen
blacks-out ocasionally.Other than that,it's really one of the greatest
Reviewed by jennifer from ireland on 25th Dec
this fone is amazing !! id recomend it!definatley this is 1 of the websites
i came on 2 look at for a fone 2 het so glad i pikd this 1 x0x0x
Reviewed by George from England on 22nd Dec 2007
I got this phone yesterday and its brilliant. it has everything you
need, and the camera is brillaint. it evan takes good pictures indoors!
THIS PHONE IS BRILLIANT !!
Reviewed by kade from singapore on 17th Dec 2007
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this phone is an real all rounder, and made me love it madly UNTIL it
suddenly started to freeze all of a sudden, screen hangs and pressing
any buttons would be useless, forcing me to pry open the phone cover
and immediately pull out the battery! what makes this worse is that
it didnt happened just once or twice but at least more than 10 times-
and its just less than 4 weeks old!! its definitely a very good feature
packed phone but its the Dark side of it which makes me think over bout
changing again!!! it certainly deserves 4 stars minus its dark side
and it gets 3 stars!!