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