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Nokia 5730 XpressMusic review

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Manufacturer: Nokia

Our Rating: We rate this 4.5 out of 5

The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is the latest addition to Nokia's music range of mobile phones.

The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is the latest addition to Nokia's music range of mobile phones.

Featuring all the perks of a modern handset, including internet access, a Facebook application, Google Maps, GPS, instant messaging, 3G connectivity, and a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is clearly a winner.

The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic has a funky design, with glossy black and red casing. The phone has a standard keypad and navigation wheel, with shuffle buttons along the side for skipping, stopping and playing music.

The Nokia 5730 XpressMusic's form factor is the classic candy bar, but the phone also slides sideways to reveal a qwerty keyboard. Although buttons are spaced apart and illuminated well, the keys' texture makes them difficult to feel. In addition, your thumb gets a tad cramped when using the keyboard.

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Nokia has long been known for making simple-to-use and sturdy phones and the 5730 XpressMusic is a good example.

A pair of noise-cancelling ear buds is included in the sales package, and their sound is crisp and clear. Thankfully, the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic has a standard 3.5mm headphone jack, so you have the option of using any set of headphones you like. Continuing the music theme is the inclusion of an FM radio; reception is clear and navigation between stations is straightforward.

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Nokia has packed plenty of features into the 5730XpressMusic without compromising size or performance. AccuWeather.com, RealPlayer, GPS, podcasting, access to Nokia's music store, a voice recorder and a Facebook application are all included.

Audio on the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic when making and receiving calls is clear and volume can be adjusted with the side-mounted controls.

NEXT: our expert verdict >>

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Nokia 5730 XpressMusic Expert Verdict »
EMS, Email, Instant Messaging, SMS, MMS
Data Services: CDMA, GSM, GPRS, WAP, EDGE, 3G, HSCSD, TCP/IP, HSDPA, EGPRS, WCDMA
Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP
3.2Mp Digital Camera: 8x Digital Zoom, video capture
112x51x80x15.4mm
135g
16M Colours display
Screen Resolution: 240x320
Installed memory 100MB RAM
Maximum memory: 16GB RAM
Wallpapers, Screensavers, Video Ringtone
Built-in Microphone
MP3 Player
Voice Recorder
Picture Viewer
Video Player
Speakerphone
Keypad lock
Profiles
Predictive text input
GPS
Modem
Voice dialling
Vibrating Alert
Java enabled
Video calling
Organiser
Alarm clock
Calculator
Calendar
Currency converter
Phonebook
Notes
To-do list
World time
Games
Headphones
FM tuner
Video Recorder
Text Viewer
Rechargeable Li-Ion battery
supports Micro-SD, AAC+, eAAC+, AAC, MP3, WMA, MPEG-4, H.263, JPEG, EXIF
Headphone Jack, USB 2.0
  • Overall: We give this item 9 of 10 overall

Battery life is impressive considering the number of features crammed into the phone. Overall, the Nokia 5730 XpressMusic is a great addition to the XpressMusic mobile phone range. Anyone who likes their music and phone bundled together should take a look at it.

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