Specs summary

Screen
2.9"

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic's screen is 2.9 inches with 640 x 360 pixels resolution.

Processor
434MHz

There is a ARM11 434 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Symbian v9.4 (S60 5th Edition) operating system (OS).

Camera
3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

Storage
70 MB

Internal memory is 70 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
1000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 14.5 days standby time, 270 minutes (2G).



The 5530 has no great ambitions, however the phone functions are relatively well developed.

- Tristan François , Digital Versus 

Reviews (6/10 Avg. rating)


Softpedia

Phone needs a little bit more work on the inside, as the interface is totally unattractive

from Softpedia
Nokia 5330 XpressMusic is one of those phones that can get unnoticed at first glance, but become your best friend as soon as you start using it. It's the perfect communication tool for a youngster or someone that wishes to stay in touch with his Facebook friends, even on the go... Full review
Nokia Phone Blog

A budget phone that doesn’t feel like a budget phone

from Nokia Phone Blog
I’d call the 5530 XpressMusic a budget phone that doesn’t feel like a budget phone. It’s got a lot going for it: solid yet lightweight, great battery life, amazing speakers. And it’s super cheap. Cheap enough that it can be found pretty consistently well below the $200 range, and it’s well worth it for the money. Of course, if you’re looking for GPS, or 3G, or an OS other than S60 Fifth Edition, you’ll have to look elsewhere... Full review
Nokia Phone Blog

One of the most capable phone out there

from Nokia Phone Blog
I’d call the 5530 XpressMusic a budget phone that doesn’t feel like a budget phone. It’s got a lot going for it: solid yet lightweight, great battery life, amazing speakers. And it’s super cheap. Cheap enough that it can be found pretty consistently well below the $200 range, and it’s well worth it for the money. Of course, if you’re looking for GPS, or 3G, or an OS other than S60 Fifth Edition, you’ll have to look elsewhere... Full review
CNET

Very reminiscent of the 5800 in the terms of its overall design

from CNET
The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is far from a perfect handset, and some will balk at the lack of 3G and GPS. But, given the phone's low price, these compromises are pretty acceptable in our book and, overall, we think the handset offers a good user experience for the money. Just don't buy it expecting to get a device as polished as the iPhone... Full review
Digital Versus

Good for making calls and very easy to use

from Digital Versus

At the end of the day, the 5530 XpressMusic is a pretty good phone, with easy access, nice handling and low-cost. All this means choices have been made in terms of the functions and kit supplied, but the phone is pretty well adapted to a clientele that ain’t necessarily after the latest technology. Younger users, for example, who’ll be happy to use it to listen to music, take photos and change their status on Facebook: a young target group whose parents won’t be giving them a costly unlimited calls package. All the same, this phone is disappointing when it comes to music.... Full review

GSMArena

A winner by design

from GSMArena

The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic certainly seems both well reasoned and reasonable. It is a clear attempt to bring the S60 5th edition to the hands of a larger audience, which in turn should motivate a bigger developer community, which in turn will make the platform appealing to an even wider user group, which in turn would make Nokia lots of money. But we digress. Considering the appeal of the handset, it sure looks an important step towards bringing the touch-enabled S60 to par with the more mature competitors.

In addition, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is welcome to fill a gap in the c... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date June 15, 2009
Regions available USA, Asia, Europe, North America, Australia, Africa
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Symbian v9.4 (S60 5th Edition)

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Processor ARM11 434 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
70 MB
RAM No
ROM No
GPS No
Digital compass No
FlightMode No
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Unknown
SAR Head: 0.71 W/kg
Languages English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging Unknown
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
270 minutes (2G)
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA No
Material Unknown
Colors Blue on white, Gray on black, Pink, Pink on white, Red on black, Yellow on white
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 5.0 x 1.3 cm
(4.1 x 2 x 0.5 in)
Weight 107 grams
(3.8 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 640 x 360 pixels
Pixel Density Unknown
Size 2.9 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors
Graphics No
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Unknown
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Unknown
Additional Display Features No
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Unknown
Home Key Unknown
Mute Key Unknown
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock No
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups Unknown
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type WAP 2.0, HTML
Browser Unknown
Javascript No
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, EMS, MMS
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Yes
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots Yes
Expansion Slots Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 3+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 4x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Effects, White balance
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
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, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Document Viewer Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
Notepad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia 5530

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