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Nokia 5300 XpressMusic review

7.6/10 AVG.

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The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic currently has an Informr score of 7.6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 253 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
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1+ MP

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Introduction & DesignIntroductionNokia has been pushing their high-end N-Series "multimedia computer" handsets in the United States over the past year, going so far as to open flagship stores in New York and Chicago where consumers can purchase the devices unlocked for use on T-Mobile, Cingular, and...

- Noah Kravitz, Phonedog

Introduction & DesignIntroductionNokia has been pushing their high-end N-Series "multimedia computer" handsets in the United States over the past year, going so far as to open flagship stores in New York and Chicago where consumers can purchase the devices unlocked for use on T-Mobile, Cingular, and...

- Noah Kravitz, Phonedog

 With zealous Apple followers preparing for the coming iRapture, getting a hold of a cell phone running OSX will be nothing short of a miracle. But for the nonbelievers and those without 500 friggin' dollars to dump on an iPhone, you've got options. If you just want to listen to tunes and make...

- Carlos Bergfeld, Wired

Its ergonomics and general ‘usability' are very good, it has a superb screen, is small in the pocket, and I like the slider format a lot. In terms of the latter this handset has probably knocked away the last chink in my ant-slider feelings.


At first glance Nokia 5300 failed to impress us with its design and the materials used for its body. In fact we think that the white color and matt plastic with rubber elements make it look cheap. It's not among the slimmest devices either.But armed with the highly user-configurable S40 user interfa...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena

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Nokia released the 5300 XpressMusic on February 6, 2007.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic user manual here.

Nokia backs up the 5300 XpressMusic with a 1 year parts & labour warranty.

If your 5300 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 5300 XpressMusic's screen size is Unknown with x pixels resolution.


There is a processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

1+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 1+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

7 MB

Internal memory is 7 MB. An external, MiniSD (up to 2 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 9.5 days standby time.

5300 XpressMusic Specs

Release date February 6, 2007
Regions available No
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No
Internal Storage 7 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.9 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty -
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity No
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: 9.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Colors Lilac purple, Silver with black or red accents
Dimensions [H x W x D] 9.2 x 4.8 x 2.1 cm (3.6 x 1.9 x 0.8 in)
Weight 107 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 Unknown
Secondary Display No
Graphics Yes
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 Yes
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 500
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, ICQ
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MiniSD (up to 2 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Unknown
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
1+ megapixels
8x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP
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+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP
Streaming Video No
Headset Jack 2.5mm
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 Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Outside of North America, the Nokia 5300 features the GSM 900 frequency instead of GSM 850MHz.
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