I bought this phone a couple of weeks back and I took the time to really get to know it. The phone is great and it's everything the gsmarena team says it is. The most remarkable feature has to be the large display with the QVGA resolution; although it's only 256K, the pixels make it look like it's a 16M screen.
The audio reproduction is one of the best and you can check out the audio test in the review here:
The WH-102 headset that comes bundled with the phone is pretty good... it's still no Sennheisser but it does the job.
Battery life is reasonable and you can always replace the BL-5C battery with a higher output-current battery. I'm planning to buy a 16GB microSD because I hear the phone can support it without a hitch.
It was only a matter of time the technology would be repackaged in its finest form and presented at a piss cheap price. I waited a long time for a phone that had all the essentials of a portable music player and here it is. Totally satisfied... just do not look at the finger-print attracting surface often... :D
Aman Thakur, 05 Nov 2009My nokia 5130 is taking about 3 hours for charging Is this the problem with my mobile on... moreYes, it does feel like it takes a lot of time to charge... but I guess it's about an hour for me...
bhavin , 05 Nov 2009what file format for image(photo) does this mobile supports.The phone supports .png, .jpg and .gif; mind you,it does not support .bmp though...
Anonymous, 05 Nov 2009try sony MDR-ED12, in indonesi it cost Rp. 250.000Hey you usin Sony MDR-ED12 earphones? I'm using it on my GM200 and i've used it on my friend's 5130 too. I think it is the best suited earphones providing the best sounds without burning a hole in your pocket.
My nokia 5130 is taking about 3 hours for charging
Is this the problem with my mobile only or everybody is facing the dame problem
Erwin Maulana, 04 Nov 2009I use 5130,my mom 2700,both phone is cool,both of them have great sound.but the difference is ... moreBy 2700 you mean Nokia 2700 classic???
Doesn't 5130 and 2700 classic come with same headphones?
Erwin Maulana, 04 Nov 2009What country u are?i'm in indonesia.i want to know,is there are difference for 5130 who build ... moreEurope or Asia its the same. Mine is made in India and it supports 16GB cards...using 8GB
VISWANATHAN, 04 Nov 2009pls owners of 5130,on daylight can u see what on its display screen? am unable to see sure.am ... moreUse a bright colored theme instead of the default dark ones to improve daylight visibility. Daylight visibility is not as good 6300 but its almost there.
BTW you wont see a thing if your screen guard is scratched, replace it if it has too many scratches.
Erwin Maulana, 04 Nov 2009Not sure,most of user here said that can support max 16gb,most of them use 8gb or 4gb.but the ... moreyes it support 16G MicroSD. and nokia website claim it to(see nokia 16G SDHC page). i use it and it works normal. i load it with media file and it almost full. but when it turn it on i hav to wait about 10 minute for updating phone library. i'm from indonesia to
Erwin Maulana, 04 Nov 2009I use 5130,my mom 2700,both phone is cool,both of them have great sound.but the difference is ... moreif you want better sound don't use nokia headset, it's bad. try to use good headset like sony or creative. you will hear much far away better music quality
Hi, PLS Let me that Nokia 5130's Sound Quality Is Good Or Nokia 2700 's Sound Quality ?
ashish singh , 03 Nov 2009 this set is very dirty this set sond is like china phone plz don,t buying Not big problem,i add anti scrach resistant n black silicon case.it's great looking!! China phone suck,they follow famous phone model,but the software,system,speed are very very bad.save u're self!don't buy china phone
Mustanser, 03 Nov 2009Can Any Body tell me The Good Sound I mean Nokia 5130 Or Nokia 2700 Witch Phone Have a Good Mu... moreI use 5130,my mom 2700,both phone is cool,both of them have great sound.but the difference is on headphone,5130 very very bad...2700 good,so i ask my mother to exchange headphone (she don't like listen music/radio through headphone),so i have great music with 5130+2700 headphone
bone, 04 Nov 2009pls help me coz when i go to msg details the time of the sent msg is wrong.. like when sumone ... moreChange the time setting,in GMT zone.depend on which country are u.i'm in indonesia,GMT set on GMT +7,and everything on time.at first i have same problem with u,then i remember my old phone,nokia 5500,so i change the GMT
Anonymous, 04 Nov 2009Dude...people are using 8 and 16GB cards with 5130 without any problem. I'm using 8 GB card with it.What country u are?i'm in indonesia.i want to know,is there are difference for 5130 who build in europe,america or asia? Is there any difference? ex:nokia 5130 europe support 16gb,meanwhile asia support only 2gb.please tell me?i'm just afraid that each continent or area have different nokia specification
VISWANATHAN, 04 Nov 2009pls owners of 5130,on daylight can u see what on its display screen? am unable to see sure.am ... moreNot sure,most of user here said that can support max 16gb,most of them use 8gb or 4gb.but the official nokia site,than max 2gb.i'm not sure also.any comment from who use more than 2gb card? Greeting from indonesia
pls owners of 5130,on daylight can u see what on its display screen? am unable to see sure.am not much satisfied with it.for hearing music only good.video resolution so poor.how this model became popular no idea.i never suggest anybody to buy this model?why fixed its speaker at backside?5130 supporting memory to 2gb or more?how can be more?pls tell me.