Anyone has any updates whether 5530 will be a n-gage support....
I feel till now even 5800 doesn't have it officially..
So any 5530 users tried it or have any info...???
Thats for the gr8 & helpfull review......just waiting to have it in my hand...........
adul, 23 Aug 2009i knew there was somthing wrong with 5800 thts why now nokia made the navagi verson but the de... morethere is nothing wrong with any 5800. The navigation version is just another version to increase more sales. 5800 has been super popular. The sales speak for themselves
i knew there was somthing wrong with 5800 thts why now nokia made the navagi verson but the design still same bulky and navgi is nothing to add no use 5530 much better.....
Thanks for the great review fonebox. I have this phone and i'd agree with what you say.
Just wanted to add that setting up gmail is really very easy and you even have an inbox summary on the homescreen.
I have also set up gmail calendar syncing using Mail For Exchange.
nokia phones are so annoying that with their glossy faceplates pisses me off. they don't know how to finger print-proof them?.. even the designs & colors are so puny. there are pretty much like kiddie toys..
how much does it cost? it's not yet available here in the philippines. is this a lot better than other touch-screen phones like LG arena? i'm thinking of buying one.. thanks.
A few more comments after my earlier review that was based on a few hours of use:
1. The sunlight issue is major. I just went out in the daylight and it was really hard to see the screen. The thing is, the resistive coating turns the display opaque. In a dim or indoor environment, the display is outstanding.
2. I cannot work out how to stop the screen locking and the backlight turning off. (It locks after 1 minute max.) A good way to save battery, but can be a nuisance if you want to have constant access to the phone, such as in a car when using it as an in car music player.
3. As with all Symbian devices, the sub menus are a pain to use with a touch screen as unlike the nice large call management icons, the menu items are very small. (The stylus makes things easier.)
4. The 5530 is fun to use and very well thought out. The way you can touch different areas of the home screen to activate features or options is useful and something Apple should learn from. Example: To visit the clock prefs, tap the Time display. To view the WiFi settings, touch the signal icon top right. To view the calendar, touch the date. Etc. Nice! On the iPhone, you have to delve through several icon presses and sub sub menus.
5. When the phone is sitting on your desk or a table, it is in it's prime. It is fun to navigate with your fingers and when a call comes in, either touch to answer or turn it over to silence the call using the orientation sensor.
6. The speakers! I had not tried playing music through them until now. The stereo separation is actually pretty good and even the bass is not too bad. You could really annoy people in a cafe.
7. As with all good Nokias, the ringing is very loud and hard to miss.
8. Sadly, the deal breaker, as a Mac user, is total lack of syncronisation. Not Nokia's fault, but this is the problem with being an early adopter of a new device. There are few drivers. What is puzzling is why there needs to be different drivers for each different Symbian device? Surely it is purely a matter of supporting VCARD and other data sync standards? Apple? Are you blocking touch screen phones to help the iPhone? After all, the latest Samsung touch screen phones won't sync with Mac either? Bad (but smart) Apple! :P
9. Other than the versatility of the 5530, the real surprise is how snappy it is. You can jump around the features with few delays. Usability wise, it doesn't feel cheap. It's just that sunlight issue. If the email client is easy to setup, and can support push (the 5530 does support Exchange!), then thanks to it's svelte form factor and slick look when placed on a table, it could even make a great business phone. Why pay silly money for an 8xxx series that does less, when you can do more for less with the 5530?
OK, that's my lot! :)
all the phones have some major +&- points.no one is purely all rounded.future phones is comes with best os and hardware. sony has one unique feature but lacks in many things.lg and samsung are best in touch screen but lacks in os. iphone best os lacks in hardware.nokia is neutral but it also time to change the aged os
Fonebox.com, 22 Aug 2009User Review (This is a long one folks!)
Purchased a 5530 on Vodafone today in weather confu... moreGood review
Evey phone has fault..no phone is perfect
& in tht price range it just gr8
1. GSMArena & some people on blog says "Display has poor sunlight legibility". Is it really not managable?
2. Also, somebody who has used 5530, can u pls compare it's kinetic scrolling senstivity with apple and star. While iphone's scrolling is amazing, star's not consistent with respect to the pressure. Also, star requires more pressure in it's kinetic scrolling as compared to it's other navigation..what ab 5530??
can this phone read korean languages?? or there's some program that read korean languages and compatible with this phone ?? Thx