After finding 1661 has lot of Software related issues
I bought my Nokia 5030 Xpress Radio yesterday in Univercell for 1740- (Including Insurance)
They exchanged my old 2626 for 500INR
After buying i found that as everyone said
1 - The Keypad is really really hard
2 - There are 20 themes available - none of them is good - we cannot set wallpaper
3 - No Voice Recorder
4 - FM Receiving signal is not up to the mark
5 - Ringing volume is Very Low
6 - MP3 Ringtones S***S
7 - Hearphone is not clear - Loudspeaker Radio is not that much louder
Over all im but unsatisfied about my Buy......
Is there any Firmware Upgrade required to resolve some of my problems ????
Jaideeop, 16 Mar 2010Can this have expandable memory ?No its dont have expandable memory...
It is a basic phone, and It also dont have any voice recorder as mentioned at nokia website..
Hi - after a lots of review i thought of buying this phone but found there are so many Disadvantages then advantages in buying this phone
1 - Stereo Radio with Internal Antenna
2 - Long battery Life
3 - LED Torch Light
1 - No GPRS
2 - No RDS for Radio
3 - No Volume Rocker for Radio
4 - Hard Keypad
5 - S30 OS - Not the best compared to S40
Overall its not the best phone - Im now using 2626 which has all the features of 5030 except the internal antenna thing and torch light....
Buying a phone only for these features and leaving all the others features doesnt seems to be Audible....
sayanti 2rick, 12 Mar 2010do this cell phone comes along wid a headset/headphone?ya it has headset
I have bought this phone for just Rs 1675..[about 26 euro]
So here I'm posting a short review of this phone for the people who wanted to purchase this phone:
Nokia 5030 is a good phone for this price but yes the keypad is really hard to press, specially the 4 navigation keys are too hard, and makes so much noise when typing...
Texting makes my fingure in pain, so if you are a heavy texter please do not buy this phone...
Sunlight legibility is average, And the screen is good enough but not suppose as good as QVGA one.
The fm radio is really louder comparable to 5130 xm if there is a fm station near your location, but the ringing volume is not that louder, though vibration is very good..
Fm sound quality is also very good enough..
User interface is S30, which is quite easy to use, but if you have use a s40 phone than you will find it very boring, and because it have no center menu key it is quite unpleasent for a s40 or s60 user.
This phone is quite heavy and feels quite solid in hands...
Opening back cover is a hard work for a new user of this phone, if you manage to open the back cover then the main problem is replacing the SIM, taking out sim from sim compartment needs too much effort and you need a pointed object to take out sim, inserting sim is easy...
It also got a flash light in front, you can activate it by double Tabbing the upper navigation key, and stop by tab once the upper key.
In the left side it got the three radio control keys which are really smooth. Unluckily it dont have any volume rocker, you can adjust volume by pressing left or right navigation keys.
The radio antenna is in the back, the 'XpressRadio' area in the back part is the antenna.
The battery is really good , After full charge you can easily spend 3-4 days with it without any charging..
It also got a Call Screening feature but I dont know about it, if anyone knows what is this please tell me...
There is no option to check the memory status except phonebook so I dont think it has 8 mb phone memory...
So it with you buy or not buy this phone but overall it is quite good and best handset below 2000 Rs.
Just bought it as a backup phone for Rs.1660/- form The MobilStore. Ya, the only problem is the hard and flat keypad. It has made my thumb stronger by the way.
But the real problem is in using the "8MB" which is non existing. I bought a third party USB connector but it aint working.
1* out of 5. very bad design of the case and buttons - very annoying (when you press arrow down, the key "2" usually gets active) - very hard to press left and right software key. Even cheap, this phone doesn't worth the money.
The outercase of the mobile is very difficult to be open for battery/sim handling purpose.It is the worst design nokia ever had.....I always had great expectations from Nokia,but this model.......
Too hard a key pad.Company should bring a model with user friendly and soft keypad. Else other features are ok. sms fonts are really bold.
this set is nice than nokia 1660 r samsung other wireless fm set. it's main atvantej is it's bettary. and it's speaker. like other set of nokia in 1500/- to 2000/- renge it has bigg speaker.
Yes it has stereo fm . I am sure Ishan as I personally use this handset Nokia 5030 .Its a gr8 fone .
Sam, 05 Mar 2010Gr8 Fone Many features : Colour Fone Wireless Stereo Fm Fm Alarm Mp3 Ringtones Bulit in ... moreAre you sure Sam that nokia 5030 has stereo FM??? Pls kindly check and do reply... Thnkxxx...!!!
Gr8 Fone Many features :
Wireless Stereo Fm
Bulit in polyphonic filmy ringtones
Cricket game and other exciting games.
Bright Torch Light
Bulit in wallpapers screensavers and themes
Downloadable monophonic ringtones and picture messages.
So many features its a gr8 fone I purchased it at just Rs 1730 only. gr8 !
This Phone Is good.
Sound is good too.
But The Key-pad is Hard & design is exellant.
this phone is overall best phone in 1800/-
1. looking is better than any other phone in world in 1800/- to 5000/- range.
2. Fm is best without ear piece, sound quality is also better and loud.
3. keypad is little hard not too much but looking is great.