Nokia 5700

Nokia 5300
Little party in your pocket
P7,000 up - GSC

PHONE HSCSD/ CSD, GPRS, EGPRS support. Enhanced Nokia Series 40 UI. Offline use. Compact slider.
CAM 1.3-megapixel camera with up to 8x digital zoom. Landscape camcorder and video player. Dedicated camera keys with preloaded fun frames and programmable white balance.
MUSIC Music player supporting all file formats. Dedicated music keys. High quality loudspeaker and in-box headset.
CONNECTIVITY SMS, MMS 1.2, e-mail. Surf the web with EDGE/ GPRS. MiniUSB interface with USB 2.0. Infrared and Bluetooth.
MEMORY Up to 7 MB user data expandable with MicroSD card up to 2GB.
MISC Rubber grip for better ergonomics. Large 320 x 240 pixel, 262K color QVGA TFT display. 256 MB memory in-box.


The Nokia 5300 belongs to the Xpress Music line and is geared towards being a mobile music player. This is immediately noticed upon first glance at its form, with dedicated keys for the music application. It also has a 1.3-megapixel camera that shoots pretty decent pictures in well-lit conditions. Although the phone didn't quite become the hit that it should've been, you could still consider buying one even if just for the bright red highlights and hip form factor.


Obviously, it's a phone for the kids. Or the younger market, for that matter. But this may very well do for anyone who is young at heart. The Nokia 5300 runs with the Nokia Series 40 User Interface, which kills most of the possibilities for 3rd party applications. Still, you can stick with its built-in apps which aren't that bad anyway. For example, the music interface isn't exactly an enhanced one in the Nokia 5300, but it's a different thing from other phones. And sometimes, being different is all that matters.


It can be a bit hard to navigate through the phone for first-time users because the menu and selection keys don't require much pressing due to being touch-sensitive. Once you get over this, though it'll be smooth sailing ahead. If you want a loud-mouth music phone that will compliment you as you express yourself, the Nokia 5300 will not let down.
Overall, it's not the best phone out there, nor is it better than most of what's available in its price range. But if you're looking for something different, trying this one won't hurt you. Because in a world full of depressingly gray/ black monoblocks, a white sliding phone with an emphasis on being young and energetic isn't anything but sweet relief.




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