Why are so people complaining about battery backup?? The phone lasts almost 2 days for one recharge with heavy usage, 4 hrs of music through headphones a day and an average of 100 sms sent and received per day + 30 mins calls + 2 hrs of gaming.
I have personally tested battery backup for music playback and it played for 16 hrs continuously through headphone + 1 hrs of gaming. That is pretty good.
The display is a power consumer, its not the largest display at 2 inch but it has the same number of pixels as that of larger displays at 2.4 or 2.6 inch and the power consumption will be almost as high as the larger displays due to number of pixel. If you play around with your phone a lot then battery will drain fast. All S40 phones with similar display gives same battery backup as 5130.
The loudspeaker is big and loud and using it will result in lower backup. Also having a powerful dedicated DSP chip also takes it toll on battery.
Also do take a look at the backup of N-series. The battery barely last for one day. I have used N73 ME before and had to charge every single day and with 5130XM i only have to charge every 2 days with heavy usage. All those complaining about haven't used any higher or similar models. If you guys are buying this set after using some of Nokia's very low end sets which give a backup of 4-5 days then you will be disappointed with backup of 5130XM.
Also there is a slight increase in backup after firmware update.
i'm very pleased with everything about this phone.his battery is 1020mAh which is pretty good.but you and i must realise that phn has a very-very nice BASS on loudspeaker which is also a very-very draining for battery...so the problem is not so hard isn't it.you just don't use a display every minut and that's it.Just like that i could listen for about 5 hours with only a 50% of losing power.after all it is a music phone not a TV,right?
Adelyn, 20 May 2009i just wanna ask a question for any one who bought NOKIA 5130,is it that for every nokia5130 h... moreyaah i got a lot of problems in after taking that maobile. Please you dont take that mobile.
Emir, 20 May 2009I dont have that problem! My battery is good!Mine too good in charging and other things :)
This is for all the people who really want to buy the phone:
Used this phone for a month, the battery is actually OK, it drained out pretty quickly and worked for 12- 18 hrs for the first week but after that its been working well for a day with 10 hrs of music , 30 mins on loudspeaker, Bluetooth and 3 hrs of talktime.
Update 6.65 gives the flight mode in the profiles section.Music lights dnt light up with the tune of the music. The phone is pretty light, and the loudspeaker is loud as it name goes and clear, I have bought Sennheiser In ear phones and after tweaking the bass in the equaliser the sound is Crisper than any Sony walkman phone or even an Ipod, would recommend the Default music theme for faster operation. With 4gb Microsd no problems, The backup feature is very easy, so no probs on dat side.
The camera is clear in daylight but Useless in nil light condition or even low light. Radio volume is pretty low, and also the headset provided is Made in China and as it goes it works like something made in china. The bluetooth is very fast, V 2.0+ EDR ( Enhanced Data rate) Speeds at 120 - 160 kbps,unlike the sony phones at 40 kbps.Phone operation very fast, almost unlimited messages can be stored.
Phone price is currently INR 5700,
Wait till 2nd week of June and would recommend this as a Super Buy at Rs. 5500 for all crazed music lovers. This is a music phone not a camera phone, plz dont buy this phone if u want evrything perfect.
its firmware get updated from v5.58 to 6.65, what is its benefit to update its firmware ?
i just wanna ask a question for any one who bought NOKIA 5130,is it that for every nokia5130 have got charge problems? because am really scared to purchase on it.pls reply me very soon.THANX.
bavish, 19 May 2009hi iam planing to buy it ? is it good to buy? is ther call timer in the phone. what is the ra... moreHi..It costs 6k in Univercell.In their site they given 5700, but with tax,finally it's 6k.
those of u facing battery problems.......go to settings n make power saver on.........also select 'off' for d screen saver.........it does help in givin a little more battery back up...:)
hey folks! i bought this nokia 5130 for Rs. 6100/-! why is this difference. some of u got this at 5750 and 5800....i purchased it in a priority shop... :(
There's something wrong with the battery. I've to charge it every single day even if I don't use it. If I listen to music for around 1 hour or so, the power drops down almost 50%. I don't know if this problem exists only in my phone or in every other owner of this phone. Otherwise everything is fine. The menus, the music effect, everything is good. :)
I need to sort out this battery problem asap, and it'll be good as new.
This cellphone is very good for any young boy ,its very quick , and support the "meboy" emulator
the speaker its powerful and clear
the camera have some problems but anyway is quickly