- Jin Khang Ong , MobileBurn
It may not be the slimmest or the lightest phone out there, but it does pack quite a lot of features, something which is rare to find in ultra-slim phones these days.
The Nokia 5310 is a music-focused phone that gets it right. Often, music phones lack some key feature or are too challenging to use easily. But the Nokia 5310 is a good example of a good quality phone that “does music good”.
When you press the play button on the side of the phone, music starts playing. It’s just that simple. It’s refreshing. It’s easy.
And any music phone worth its salt would have a 3.5mm jack, which the 5310 has. Yay! And again, if you want a phone that plays music you’ll want lots of memory. Here again, the Nokia 5310 ships with a 1GB card. Nice touch.
The menus have been improved since the Nokia 5300 and getting to and playing your music is just plain easy.
But Nokia has not created a music phone at the expense of other features. You get a phone with good call quality, a 2-inch QVGA screen, good speakerphone, improved voice dialing over the 5300, and an impressive collection of messaging options, including AOL, Yahoo and ICQ, MSN, but not Gtalk or Jabber.
This phone is a great deal for young and old alike who want to merge their MP3 player and phone into one device. Easy to use and well made, music aficionados should check out the Nokia 5310.
Reviews (7.8/10 Avg. rating)
The music-driven phone for this kind of money
A far cry from Nokia's clunky 5300 slider from just two years ago, this truly bite-size candy bar is 9 grams lighter than the W890i, about 0.25mm thinner and less wide by about 6.6mm (it's also advertised as .01 inches slimmer, but we couldn't tell). While we had no trouble stashing the 5310 in our skinny pantaloons, USB file transfers required reconfiguring the settings before we were able to drag and drop tunes. Like the W890i, removing the battery cover revealed a MicroSD slot that can handle up to 4GB. Unlike the W890i, the 5310 comes with a glorious 3.5mm jack. Overall, if you want a m... Full review
A very pocketable phone that plays music well
The 5310 is an attractive, ultra-slim phone from Nokia. Although not particularly basic, neither is it hugely feature-rich when compared to other phones on the market. Instead, it excels at the task it was designed for - being a very pocketable phone that plays music well. The slim form factor certainly caught the attention of my friends, and I enjoyed using it for the entire two weeks that I tested it.
The camera could have been better, but those who are looking for a superior camera need look no further than the 5310's elder brother, the 5610 - which is in a sliding form factor. T... Full review
An amazingly thin and lightweight handset with serious sonic power
Summarizing our impressions of the Nokia 5310 we have to admit the phone is quite a pleasure to use. Plus, the good looks are a most welcome perk. Simplicity, affordability and friendly handling are good enough grounds for the mass appeal of Nokia 5310.
However there is enough competition in the thin music phone niche. As we see it, the strongest competitor will be the look-alike Sony Ericsson W880, and there is Sony Ericsson W890 just around the corner. And there's always Samsung and its latest Ultra lineup which has a nice music player and traditionally fare great in our music... Full review
Crappy antenna and not great build quality
wort phone i've had
Outdoor and Party Phone APPROVED!
Great size and features
Good Phone so far, key borard would be a nice touch though
Excellent cell phone, great music
As long as you never turn it off
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