Nokia 5300: During the first quarter of 2006, Sony Ericsson clearly dominated cell phone industry because of its music cell phones. The domination continued because there was no such true competitor. But later on we found famous manufacturers followed the trend and introducing music cell phones. Nokia released its 5300 to break down Sony Ericsson's music cell phone market.
5300 looks a bit bulky with size measurements of 3.6 by 1.9 by 0.8 inches but its feather light with weight just above 3.5 ounces. The Xpress cell phone looks good in red/white or traditional black/white combinations. The slider functionality works perfect.
The brilliant screen of music Xpress measures 2 inches and support 262k colors at massive resolution of 320x240 pixel. Like all music cell phones, the most common control keys are placed perfectly for ease of use. The music keys lie on the left spine while volume and camera control keys lie on the right spine. The camera lies on the back of cell phone along with a mirror for cell portraits. The expansion slot is also there but its inside the cell phone after removing the battery.
The 1.3 mega pixel camera works well with image capturing as well as video recording. The cell phone supports Blue tooth as well as USB connection. The internal memory available to the user is absolutely ridiculous. Considering Nokia standards, 5MB seems to be a joke with a cell phone customer.
The music cell phone has quality speakers for excellent sound production.
The quad band supports Edge networks. The sealed box contains necessary software suits and connective adaptors for easy usage.
Nokia 5300 battery also seem to be not up to the standards what Nokia normally sets. 3.5 hour of talk time and 9 days of standby time is enough but still incomparable with music Xpress's other fascinating features and quality.
Overall, it has been a good start by Nokia in music cell phones but it also has some cons which should be considered before spending hard earned bucks.