if you're a music person and you want an inexpensive phone.. this is the phone for you! I got this for free under my retention plan.. it lives up to your expectation if you're a Nokia fan.. the Operating System is very is easy to handle, the response is very quick as well (not like their cheaper s40 phones that are very slow, especially when texting! you experience lagging), texting is very pleasant coz' you don't experience lagging, the speaker as expected is very loud, the 3.5mm jack is a bonus that makes listening to bigger speakers very convenient (i hook it up to my 5.1 NextBase speaker system and it just blows your head phone!, the sound quality if you use a good speaker (altec lansing) or earphone (creative) would be comparable that of you ipod (i found insignificant difference when i played my nokia 5130xm and ipod classic on my 5.1 speakers), the shiny body makes it look really hip and cool (it doesn't look cheap at all), the screen is very clear, and quality of the camera is just okay..
one thing I hate about the phone though is the camera! when you take a picture, it takes a while before it processes it.. when you take a picture, it creates this .nmw file until it's done processing then it becomes .jpg.. it takes a minute or so for the picture to be completely changed into .jpg! i have no clue why nokia made it this way..
other than the camera, i love everything this phone!!! :) so what if it doesn't have 3G, HSDPA, or 8MP Camera.. It's an inexpensive phone! Don't expect too much from it.. If you want better features, go find something more expensive.. This phone is intended for music purposes and it does the job quite remarkably!!!!
If you're thinking between this or a SE phone with the same price, I suggest you get this! why?
SE phones doesn't have a built-in 3.5mm jack on their phones! hooking up your SE phone to your computer is quite easy as a Nokia phone but the USB port that is connected to the SE phone tends to get loose in time, which is quite annoying!!! That's the major sickness of SE phones.. :P even their charger! it would be unreliable after months of usage.. Nokia ports are much more sturdy and reliable.. :)
I am looking for a cheap music phone. Is this one better then Nokia 5310 or SE walkman?
I am planing to buy this phone. but I am affraid about clone. How can I identify whether it is Original nokia or chinise?? can you suggest how and where to buy this phone??
I am planing to buy this phone. can you tell me
Do i will need to install firmware in it soon after purchasing it??
komal, 16 Sep 2009i purchase it 4 months ago.its a nice mobile.sound quality is good.camera is awesome.battery i... moreI figure the time on your message is different to the actual time on your phone, if this is the case the problem has to do with your Time Zone. To resolve go to Date & Time settings, under time zone adjust by the hours that you are from the GMT. e.g. I am in South Africa so I set it to GMT +2, if you are in India I figure this would be GMT +5.5 or GMT +5:30. This should solve your problem
i purchase it 4 months ago.its a nice mobile.sound quality is good.camera is awesome.battery is also good.but i have 1 problem.message timings are not right.i do not know how to correct them.if somebody know how to correct message timings please tell me.
Rahul Naik, 15 Sep 2009Last week i bought my new Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic. For my sudden usage i didnt let it charge fo... moreI am confident that the genuine Nokia 5130 has a back-up battery power for 2-3 days and this period is with regard to normal use only. I think 3 days is a sufficient back up time even if you frequently play music on the 5130. However, I must warn you that there are many Nokia 5130 clones creeping in from China & hitting the streets. People who some how got a clone 5130 would not work the way original is supposed to do the needful.There are reported cases where the outer casing is original and the inner battery is a fake from China, still you would face problems. The Fake Nokia Chinese battery will not last more than 10 hours. It would be better for you to take your set to authorized Nokia dealer and get the battery thoroughly scrutinized and lodge a claim if required or get your set replaced with a new one subject to the terms and condition of the warranty certificate. Given the above you would appreciate that the phone in question is not supposed to have battery timing issues.
Guyz how can you say that the quality of 5130 express music is poor? I am planning to buy this one but when I read all tose opinion of yours I got to think about it, wether i go for it or not? please help me..can u suggest some units that is affordable? thank you.
its a nice mobile. i m very happy with it. but it's music control keys are more large at least for me. i use it as a modem on my pc. really it nice.
Drew, 13 Sep 2009Very fake phone, when i listen to music it just decides to hang and takes a white interface fo... moreI dont think so. I have bought this phone for 3 month. It is great. Battery life is alway more than 3 days (i can use it for a day after first battery low warning) and i have never had yours errors. I think u should update firmware to 6.65. May be, all your problems will be solved.
Rahul Naik, 15 Sep 2009Last week i bought my new Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic. For my sudden usage i didnt let it charge fo... morethere is no proof that 8hrs initial charging will give better backup...just type initial charging of Li-ion battery on google and you will understand. Li-ions dont require an initial charging and doing it wont help you one bit.
hardev, 15 Sep 2009hey tell me a good music phone in the range of 6000.which has good batterubackup. because i m ... moreBuy some LG or old model SE phns with a mediocre screen. Screen with 320X240 resolution and above will give below average backup. You want a phn with a high resolution screen you have to live with the low battery backup.
To drew, maybe you got yourself the fake ones from china thats why you got that, the original one's work perfectly fine, the phone can handle 16gb, good buy from a handset thats not that expensive
I bought this phone last month,and the battery life is horrible,even i have to charge every day
Last week i bought my new Nokia 5130 Xpressmusic. For my sudden usage i didnt let it charge for 8 hours initially. Now iam running out of charge in a day with or without using the loudspeaker to play!!! The charging of battery for 8 hours was advised by my roommates only when it started to run out completely....will it be sufficient to charge after a couple of usage??? Please help me...Iam forced to charge the battery everyday...its creating so much problem for me who always want to play the music....Please note that i'm not playing the music now....
People cry foul about battery life, is it lower than claimed? One thing to note is that texting or browsing while playing music will consume much power, just like your house when you use stove, heater, electric jug, TV, DVD, play station at same time. But the biggest consumer of battery life is keyboard input on any phone type. I am going to buy this phone, I have compared with Samsung star but I don’t trust it can match delivery of this Nokia.
hey tell me a good music phone in the range of 6000.which has good batterubackup. because i m very disappointed by nokia 5130.(causi i read the openion of 5130 user.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Currently the Price of Nokia 5130 is tk. 7995 + you will get a bag, USB cord and 1GB memory card for free.