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Nokia announces music phones

Nokia announces music phones - read the full textToday Nokia announced three music-oriented mobiles to win the heart of the music fans. The new digital wonders are the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic, Nokia 5200 and Nokia 3250 XpressMusic. The XpressMusic series lineup would be the Nokia's answer to the Sony Ericsson Walkman series mobiles. This new range...


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Hey all..firstly I wanna express my big admiration for the GSMArena site, it's really my favourite site as I'm a big mobile phones maniac :)
and I truly appreciate the big efforts of the GSMArena team..they really make the most objective and detailed mobile phone reviews online!
However, I've got a remark that I hope most people would be aware their comments on the announcement of the Xpress Music line from nokia the gsmarena team said that "the flagship of this trio is undoubtedly the 5300"...well, I've got to point out though that the 5300 (and 5200) is made in Hungary (see the pic with back cover removed in 5300's review) which logically means that it would have a lower quality than the Finnish-made ones as the 3250 xpress music for example..I personally had a bad experience with those Hungarian-made nokias..they have a weak construction and they look quite cheap! let alone the fact that they've got nothing to do with durability!! (notice that in their review of 5300 the gsmarena team states that it has cheap looks and plays a little when closed)
Nokia has always delegated making budget, low-end phones to Hungary so I don't seem to understand why such is the case with a phone that is a member of a family which is supposed to strongly compete with the walkman series from SE! what I'm saying is that if any nokia fan out there is looking for a durable, high-quality handset with an OS and a relatively reasonable price then he definitely should go for the 3250 Xpress Music, not the 5300..or if he's got enough budget then maybe one of the N-series Music Edition phones would suit him. I really hope my point would be taken into consideration..just for the sake of customers' peace of mind! So, any replies or comments from you guys?

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  • 2007-03-21 10:35
  • T0mw

I cant believe the other comments its obvious the se r good mabye better but the nokia versions r the best they r so easy to use AND affordable i cant believe it took so long for nokia to get back on top and kick sonyerricsons ass !!

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  • 2006-12-01 22:27
  • iLVx

i think that if your in to mobile programs then you should get the nokia 3250 because it has symbion 9.1v witch means you can get programs off your computer for free

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  • 2006-11-20 21:02
  • prM2

i have had nokia and i have had SE. infact i have a se right now. Nokia has never let me down, unlike se. 5300 is the next one i'm gonna buy for sure. btw you would have to spend atleast twice as much money on most of the se w-series phones than on 5300. if anyone is trying to compare w850 to 5300, a little reminder for those. W850 is a 3G phone = not compareable.

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  • 2006-11-08 00:11
  • m2J{

bad design..
not eye catching...
how can they expect these to challenge SE Walkman Phone

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  • 2006-11-06 15:28
  • PF89

take n91 compare to SE phones.. bass and sound effect is times better

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  • 2006-10-30 19:03
  • vjXT

guys h0nestly..i l0ve n0kia....but right n0w im using a far in my eyes..this is the WORST n0kia mobile ever going f0r n-73 :D

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  • 2006-10-29 03:50
  • iFrX

it's about time but they probably will not give the kind of sound output the Sony Ericsson walkman series give. the 3250 has problems. if they have worked on those problems before making these, good. if not, its a big pity.

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  • 2006-10-26 09:50
  • N9@M

It's bcoz of the display... Transfer those images into ur computer , u'll see that 3250's 2mgpix image is better than 6280/6270's , Moto v3x , 6233 and 5500 to name a few... 3250's camera is undoubtfully sucks at taking close-range photo , though (no macro mode LOL)

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  • 2006-10-23 08:58
  • RI8t

I have seen and compared nokia3250's photos with other 2-MP camera mobiles. And is worst of all.

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  • 2006-10-18 19:11
  • ijf9

I had heard that nokia3250's Motherboard is not good, And creates problem afterwards. Is it true?

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  • 2006-10-18 19:04
  • ijf9

well a phone is a phone any phone will do like everything in life these new phones will have theie short comings too nothing is as really as good as it seems

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  • 2006-10-18 12:35
  • N9Ai

All you guys should throw away your Nokia, Samsung, Moto, LG.

Sony Ericsson is the best!

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  • 2006-10-17 21:12
  • D3%$

You know, this has been one of the most interesting comments pages I've ever read on gsmarena! Kudos to dreadnought and tarantula for having the dignity to have a proper debate, and ignore the crap around them.

Personally, I can't see these phones having a big impact in the market unless they are bundled with big memory cards and given MASSIVE exposure through advertising. They'd have to spend a lot of money to get a decent share of the mobile music market, and even then, I don't think they would hold it. These phones add very little to the discerning mobile music lovers market, but they do offer a way in for the Nokia fans. If nothing else they'll make a decent toe in the water before the new N91 comes in (the old one had very little penetration IMHO, I haven't sold one since they came out a few months ago). Fair play to Nokia for having a bash at what is obviously an expanding area, but we need something new to get excited about. A memory card slot and improved user interface is not enough, we need better battery, plus bundled memory, or even bundled bluetooth stereo headset to make it a killer device.

Incidently, that applies to ALL handset manufacturers, not just Nokia, because while the situation stays the same, I won't need to upgrade from my W810i for years to come.

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  • 2006-10-12 16:09
  • S35r

constructive comments and refrain from childish outbursts such as SE sucks or Nokia sucks or whatever else.. would be nice to see something useful for once

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  • 2006-10-11 21:48
  • PFMh

walkman phones sound much greater and hav a superb cam quality unlike nokia phones whose cams suck

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  • 2006-10-11 13:44
  • Uqsa

about time someone else made a walkman phone. fingers crossed it will be as good (if not better) than SE.

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  • 2006-10-11 13:06
  • mqEb

these phones lack the look that the se w810i has.they are not quite attractive or have something different in them

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  • 2006-10-11 12:53
  • RKr0

4 me SE™ d'dest..Nokia,bhooo!

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  • 2006-10-10 17:57
  • PBYK

well, sony ericsson was the first one to put up a music player trademark on their phones, and that is WALKMAN. it's very nice that SE looks back to the originality of the first portable music players produced by sony. the walkman name is now on the streets again. here in the philippines (manila), people are now getting into walkman phones because of their "cool" walkman badge. yes, it's really cool, especially if its a w950.
i have a w550 before and i can say that its speakers are the best even when compared to N6233 and Samsung D600. and the walkman player interface operates like a real mp3 player such as iPod or the walkman HD5. even when compared to moto's iTunes/music player, walkman player is still better because it's not a java app which loads slow.
nokia's release of this phone is for competition. everyone of us has freedom to compete. it's normal. business as usual.

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  • 2006-10-10 13:20
  • Rxcx

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