Mani, 05 Jan 2010Just checked with NPD chennai. Atleast they said 5230 is available now physically for INR 8500... moreThe guys at npd here said that some of them have gone for some presentation or something where they give details abt the phone and its launching date and all. So he said we may get to know the exact date in abt 3 days.. Lets see..
Mani, 05 Jan 2010Hey Kns, which place are you in, Mumbai ??Am from belgaum, Karnataka..
Kns, 05 Jan 2010Had been to npd again.. Atleast the ads for the mobile have come now.. And when asked abt the ... moreJust checked with NPD chennai. Atleast they said 5230 is available now physically for INR 8500. But no information about 5530 yet.
Nuwan, 05 Jan 2010Dear Cyber-Shot under dog (Or any other person who knows better),
I thought to ask this que... moregsmarena tests the mobile phones that record and analyze sounds (although i forgot what the device is called) the just plugged it in the audio jack and not some record ver mic thing. They play some sample sounds lije a big beep, afterwards a sample music is played (only one and the same) tHEN a graph s shown.. And now it'showed here.. But I knothat's how they test the quality.. Maybe what you said s true, that they can produce the music chip with other mdels, byt the are some certain difference like the mother board,the audio jack connector, the power consumption, this however can make a huge difference that's why there are a lot of different readings.. Although I can't say why that the 5220 had much lower readings, but it mght be a probability that by that time the software wasn't updated or either the sample song ( or genre wasn't enough to make the 5220 shine due to weaknesses but the 5220 plays great with acoustics)
So that's all I can say for now, my 5530 had a defect, the motion sensor is the defect.. Because when I turn on my hone it desn't rotate, but if i restarted my phne it's okagan and then whn i turn it ff and n again, it happens again.. Going to the nokia store, so O might not be replyng for your post fpr a while
sammy, 05 Jan 2010does nokia 5530 have windows live messenger?@Sammy - This phone doesn't have Windows Live Messenger pre-installed but you can download one on Ovi Store. Depends on your region.
guys i have a 5530 and iam happy with it but have to ask to those who have one are your handsets made in china?
math1989, 05 Jan 2010does this phone support tv-out feature?No it doesn't..
Had been to npd again.. Atleast the ads for the mobile have come now.. And when asked abt the cell release he said he will tell the exact date within the next 2-3 days.. Hope so he does..
Dear Cyber-Shot under dog (Or any other person who knows better),
I thought to ask this question from you as a mobile phone dealer in Philippines (both SE and Nokia) not only that you have a kind of special knowledge in particular areas.
This is regarding the Audio (Music) quality tests of GSMarena website.
Their reviews of mobiles often have this Audio quality test results (Including frequency response, Noise level, Dynamic range, THD, stereo cross talk etc...)
But recently I am getting suspicious about these values and their whole test procedure as well.
In order to do such a test I don't know how many specimens they are putting in to test. (At least there should be 5-10 mobiles in each type in order to conclude an average value as final.) But I don't really think they are testing that much of specimens. Most probably they may take one or two phones in order to do above tests.
So, my question is, from such a small amount of specimens how can anyone conclude something...?
I highly doubted the GSMarena audio test reviews because I have tested some of Nokia music phones (5130, 5220, 5230, 5320, 5530, 5630) by myself and according to my ears, the conclusions I got ultimately were significantly different from GSMarena reviews.
(Very clear example, GSMarena audio tests says 5220 is worse than 5530 & 5130 but my ears say something else. Please confirm me if there are other users who've felt the same way.)
My logic is this.
I really don't think any company has that quality assurance level to maintain exactly same Audio quality chip sets for over a million mobiles of same type... It's just not possible. you'll realize this with following facts.
1) Nokia has so many factories all over the world with different weathering conditions, climatic conditions etc... Labor skills, quality control should have practical differences in each factory. (Though literally it shouldn't be that way... I'm talking about practical situation here.)
2) In each of above factories they produce millions of mobiles in each day. It should be really amazing if some company can maintain exactly same quality control over a million of products.
3) Nokia also can read these reviews and I'm pretty sure if they know about these audio quality issues then they will definitely do something about it. But what we can see is, they don't improve continuously. And it's not really logical as well. For an example, Nokia 5230 is a budget phone, but its audio quality is the best among all the touch screen phones of Nokia. Why Nokia couldn't possibly reduce audio quality in budget phones and increase it in high end phones like N97 or 5800...? But both N97 and 5800 has poor audio quality than cheap 5130...!
So what I feel is, these audio tests are really not that accurate... On the other hand, I don't think Nokia or any other company can produce such exact quality mobile phones for million times maintaining the exact same quality.
If GSMarena people could do their test for more than 10 specimens then they will find out, a huge variety of audio responses in the same mobile. For an example if they do the tests for ten 5530 mobiles they will find out several phones have best quality audio (even better than Apple) several have average (like 5800) and some have poor audio quality results. (In the same mobile...)
I want to know what do you guys think regarding this...? Please... I want some more opinions on this...
Rafiq, 05 Jan 2010Hi Hanu br Which city of India are u.Where did u see the display of 5220/5530 simultaniously... moreAm frm bangalore, saw this in nokia priority dealer @ vijaynagar and univercell @ BSK 2nd stage. Its was a ad display board with both 5230/5530 in single big board.
for those persons who wanted to own a nokia 5530, all i can say is YOU BETTER HAVE ONE YOURSELF, i am an owner of nokia 5530 and i enjoyed using it.
How to install the chinese into this model as I need to use in china as i bought this model from singapore?
hanu_blr, 04 Jan 2010i checked with nokia priority dealer, and he said it shd be available in max 1 weeks time. but... moreHi
Which city of India are u.Where did u see the display of 5220/5530 simultaniously. pls reply
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970
Dear Anonymous friend,
This is neither Samsung star nor Nokia 5230 forum... This is for 5530... (If you've mistaken something...)
Of course you can compare this mobile with Samsung star or with 5230... Honestly explaining bad points as well as good points...
But what you do is compare Nokia 5230 with Samsung star...! What is that...?
jumper, 04 Jan 2010how works the touchscreen?Dear Jumper,
Touch screen works great.
I also worried about touch screen because I have never used one before I bought this phone.
So I was so worried whether I'll not be able to get used with it.
But it did not take more than a week for me to get used with touch screen, and you know what... Now I'm typing very fast... (Even faster than normal keypad...!)
So, my advise is, if you are worrying about touch screen, don't even think about it.. You will definitely get used to it and you'll love it very soon... (You'll not be able to go back to normal key pad ever again...! That's my warning...!)