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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic review

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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
Nokia 5130 XpressMusic

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The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 4 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

One might mistake Nokia for a chocolate company with all the candy bar phones they’ve produced over the years! And like chocolate, unwrapping the Noikia 5130 will bring a smile.

The latest in Nokia’s XpressMusic line, the 5130 offers up a full entry-level feature set with the mandatory calculator, alarm and such, but also includes an FM radio, Bluetooth, 2MP camera with video, microSD memory expandability, speakerphone and, yes, a 3.5mm headset jack.

While a good-looking phone, it also has a familiar layout, with a 2 inch, 240 x 144 pixel resolution display resting atop a proven navigation array, followed by an alpha-numeric keypad. It’s simple and easy to use.

The Nokia 5130 offers one-touch, quick access to music, a flagship feature of their Xpressmusic line. Unfortunately, this line of phones in general, and the 5130 specifically, have not innovated enough to set it apart from newcomers which offer more music freedom and more useful features.

That said, the Nokia 5130 is stylish, offers excellent speakers and easy-to-use music playback controls.

For folks looking for to combine their phone with their MP3 player, the Nokia 5130 is worth considering.

Review by: Scot Cerullo

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2+ MP
2+ MP
1020 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic is small and cheap but has more character than you pay for. The remarkable audio quality and that extra bit of style should be more than enough for your money in any basic S40 package with a music slant.

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

After getting a little bit bored by the XpressMusic series, I'm finally glad that I gave 5130 model a chance. I was impressed by the quality of its sonic experience, as well as its stylish design. Nokia managed to throw on the market a more-than-decent device at a very good price. I just hope that y...

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia

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Nokia backs up the 5130 XpressMusic with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your 5130 XpressMusic has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.


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Screen Size

The Nokia 5130 XpressMusic's screen size is 2 inches with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ MP camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

30 MB

Internal memory is 30 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1020 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 12 days standby time.

5130 XpressMusic Specs

Release Date November 4, 2008
Regions Available USA, Canada
Operating System No

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Internal Storage 30 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.14 W/kg
Body: 0.4 W/kg
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
2+ Megapixels
4x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
QCIF (176 x 144 pixels), 15 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1020 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to 12 days
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Colors Black with red or blue accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.8 x 4.7 x 1.5 cm (4.3 x 1.9 x 0.6 in)
Weight 88 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
External Speakers No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor No
Additional Information Messaging: SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Yahoo, Windows Live
Graphics: No
Backlit Illumination: Yes
Predictive Text Entry: T9
Any Key Answer: Yes
Voice Commands: Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock: Yes
Contact List Capacity: 2000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact:
Voice Activated Dialing: Yes
Photo Caller ID: Yes
Web Browser: Yes
Email Client: Yes
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP, SMTP
PC Synchronization: Yes
Java Application: Yes
Audio Formats: MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC, WMA, WAV
Video Playback Formats: 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Custom Ringtones: No
Vibration Alert: Yes
Downloadable Ringtones: Yes
Ringer ID: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Radio: Yes
Wi-fi Encryption: -
Games: Downloadable
Apps: -
Included Software / Apps: -
To-Do / Task List, Calendar, World Clock, Alarm, Stop Watch, Calculator, Voice Memos / Recorder

Other Names (AKA): Nokia 5130 Jamma
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