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Nokia 5130 XpressMusic review: Reporting for duty

Nokia 5130 XpressMusic review: Reporting for duty - read the full textAt a certain point everyone finds themselves in the situation where all they need is a no-nonsense phone that looks good and doesn't cost a fortune. The Nokia 5130 is exactly the kind...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-04-23 14:24 from utkn - click to readSony Ericsson is either dead or dying. Their main problem is due to failure to address certain very important issues, namely:

1. handsets are too expensive featurewise
2. no 3.5 mm jack in walkman phones
3. very expensive m2 cards cannot match the ultra affordable microSD cards

The worse news is that SE is not interested in what the customers want, preferring to push the customer into liking their very expensive phones. That is not the world works, and now SE is paying for its lack of foresight and adaptation to consumer desires.

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  • 2009-04-24 13:41
  • vxqe

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-04-24 01:11 from ixaj - click to readprofits are down 90%...but hey they did make some profit...what about sony ericsson???

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  • 2009-04-24 05:05
  • utka

> In reply to xman @ 2009-04-23 21:54 from DIx8 - click to readOf course no cell phone can ever compete with a proper digital camera.
Even the 8MP cameras on phones will not do well against 5MP digital camera. In camera the focal lenght is more and it has a larger and better lens of harnessing more light. Also better shutter speed and a lot more functions.

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  • 2009-04-24 05:03
  • utka

> In reply to mi6lethaltool @ 2009-04-23 20:31 from j2Ua - click to readIf you look at sound testing results of ipods and 5130XM you will see that 5130XM is much better...The quality as they say is comparable to latest ipod touch 2G and better that previous ipods...

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  • 2009-04-24 04:57
  • utka

> In reply to helloct @ 2009-04-23 18:48 from N7}K - click to readI don't know to what kind of multitasking they mean...OK, now this is what I can do with this set...

1) I can play music and play games at the same the time...

2) Music turns off automatically if the camera is turned on

3) Music turns off automatically while attending a call(that happens in all sets)but, it can play amr format music files while we are talking on phone(even though its not the best quality format it will help if your talk for long time)

4) Music can play in background while accessing any other program except camera.

5) Messages can be sent with music playing, music doesn't stop while send or receiving messages.

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  • 2009-04-24 04:54
  • utka

No wonder Nokia's profits are down 90%.

Who'd buy this ugly whack.

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  • 2009-04-24 01:11
  • ixaj

a review from somebody with a predisposed bias towards the operating system has limited value. As far as I can tell the only major fault you could find with the low cost handset is that you didn't like the operating system. when one looks at handset sales you'll find many more prefer it.

I find camera complaints such a joke my original 2 mipxel Point and shoot canon digital camera outperforms all 5 meg and below cell phone cameras. it's all about light gathering and optics not pixel count.

no office document viewer on a product that has no pretense of being a smart phone. some of us do not want a smart phone. doing a few things well (voice and music) is preferred to a handset that does many things either not so well OR at an outrageous price.

no 3G, who wants a data plan or data charges on a low cost handset.



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  • 2009-04-23 21:54
  • DIx8

Every time i heard best sound of them all i ask myself where are this supposely experts leaving the Nokia N91?
I have a N96 but for being honest, what its always connected to my B&W Zeppelin is my N91 its just Awesome!!! and my Ipod? i just gave it to my nephew!!!

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  • 2009-04-23 20:31
  • j2Ua

No Java multi-tasking??? Because some Nokia S40 have java multi tasking? If yes which one? Or this is a kind of request?

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  • 2009-04-23 18:48
  • N7}K

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-04-23 10:21 from M3gi - click to readand what about SE....when was the last time they released a good phone in the mid-low range...the SE market share is still occupied but old models...you know why??? no good new models to choose from...soon samsung and LG will overtake SE in number of sets sold..or have they already?? no wonder SE suffered 400 million USD loss last year

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  • 2009-04-23 14:24
  • utkn

does it have transisition effect like se or 7610 supernova??is d software sma like supernova??

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  • 2009-04-23 13:23
  • ijcc

Same old boring design for a same old boring phone. Nokia is releasing the same phones over and over again so stupid fanboys can buy them.

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  • 2009-04-23 10:21
  • M3gi

Oh no why have no active standby!!!!!!!!!!!!

:(

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  • 2009-04-23 04:33
  • Rx1g

please review of nokia 1100.. can you fraud?

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  • 2009-04-23 02:43
  • 3C9x

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2009-04-22 22:36 from P430 - click to readwell if you look at the price then at other phones in this range...it will certainly make you happy...The point is not how good this phone is compared to others but how good it is in its price range...

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  • 2009-04-23 02:00
  • utk1

Wow! Best xm quality!! Same as ipod! Amazing

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  • 2009-04-22 23:32
  • p$Kx

for music is good
the camera does not make me happy

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  • 2009-04-22 22:36
  • P430

Excellent phone
good job nokia

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  • 2009-04-22 22:18
  • U22t

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