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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic review

6/10 AVG.

  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
  • Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Informr score
The Nokia 5530 XpressMusic currently has an Informr score of 6 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 6 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
434 MHz
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


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.

- Cosmin Vasile, Softpedia
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,...

- Nokia Phoneblog team, Nokia Phone Blog
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,...

- ang, Nokia Phone Blog

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...

- Frank Lewis, CNET
Digital Versus

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

- Tristan Fran├žois , Digital Versus

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Nokia backs up the 5530 XpressMusic with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your 5530 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 5530 XpressMusic's screen size is 2.9 inches with x pixels resolution.

434 MHz

There is a ARM11 434 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

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

There's no secondary front camera.

70 MB

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


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.

5530 XpressMusic Specs

Release date June 15, 2009
Regions available USA
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor ARM11 434 MHz
Internal Storage 70 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 0.71 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 1000 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 Up to: 270 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 14.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Colors Blue on white, Gray on black, Pink on white, Red on black, Yellow on white, Pink
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
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.9 inches
Secondary Display No
Graphics No
Themes Yes
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
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 No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
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
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles No
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 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
3+ megapixels
4x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Effects, White balance
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4, RealVideo
Video Recording Parameters
, 0 fps, up to 0 minutes
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, MPEG-4, RealVideo
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad No
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps No ()
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia 5530

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