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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic review

6/10 AVG.

  • 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

Operating system
Screen Size
2+ MP

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+ megapixel 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
Mobile / Cellular Data
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
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
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1020 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 12 days
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
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 262k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics No
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity 2000
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, AIM, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
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
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, eAAC, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia 5130 Jamma

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