Review of GSM-handset Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
What is needed to deliver maximum trouble competitors? Release a product that will be attractive in cost, to bring down the price level, to impose a debilitating conflict on its own terms. Nokia has learned the lessons of the past and in the financial crisis, slowing sales, and reorientation of all manufacturers in the business marginality (exception – Samsung) decided to put a whole pig. When companies such as Sony Ericsson, Motorola begin to focus on margins and talk openly about it, they have to be prepared for trouble on the part of all players. Destroy the game can only view a very cheap products with good functionality, and this deals with Nokia for the 4th quarter 2008 and will continue in early 2009. The Nokia 5130 offers a line of music devices, it is a challenge to any manufacturer who wants to create something similar. Cost 90 euros – the main advantage of the device relative to a capacious card in the sales package. Similar offers in the market started with a price of 150 Euro. But in Nokia decided that enough to give competitors make, they need to change or die. The other option for survival largest manufacturer does not offer. Those who wanted to compete, have all possibilities for this, the road is open. That’s just hardly shortsighted statements and forecasts of marketing competitors will now be implemented. Announce Nokia 5130 destroyed a lot of competitors, the benefit of all similar solutions were positioned at the level of 120-130 Euros for early 2009. Well, will have to revise their forecasts and bend all capacity while reducing the margin to a minimum.
You should not hide the fact that the cheapest unit XpressMusic scored the second nail in the coffin series Walkman, the first was scored Nokia 5800. With a better sounding music, comparable functionality of the Nokia phones are cheaper, giving them significant advantage. Positioning the Nokia 5130 simply a category Live. Phone for those who want music device for minimum money. The cheapest music phone on the market, there is no alternative. Design, size, controls The model comes in the company colors range XpressMusic – red and blue. In all cases, the front panel of black, glossy. The navigation key is the color of the body, and the same bright side edge. The back cover of dark blue or carmine. Build quality is surprisingly excellent. The back cover fits tightly, there is no backlash. About dynamics – the holes in the form of intricate patterns. Video appearance of the device, the menu interface The phone – 107.5h46.7h14.8 mm, weight – 88 grams.
The machine is good-sized, nicely fits in your hand. A comparison with the Nokia 5310: At the top end is the connector microUSB, covered by a plastic flap. Immediately – 3.5 mm headset jack, and 2 mm charger connector. On the left side – three keys to control the player. On the lateral side is illuminated with symbols corresponding to the keys (in the unit of red they are, respectively, red). On the right side – the volume controls, and a slot for memory cards microSD, covered with a plastic cap, she leans back. Lens 2-megapixel camera located on the back surface. The display screen has a diagonal of 2 inches, resolution – 240×320 pixels (31×41 mm), up to 16 million colors. This is a complete analogue of the screen in Nokia 5310 and it is superior to the screen on the Nokia 7210, which has less color and does not look so bright. The picture is clear, colors are vibrant. On the picture you can see the sun (TFT), helps shade as it toned. Another thing is that sometimes it is a reflection-starts, then have to find a comfortable angle. Unfortunately, due to the relatively small screen diagonal talk about maximum comfort outside impossible, it is always a compromise. The same goes for all the phones from other manufacturers with a diagonal of 2 inches. The display accommodates up to 9 lines of text and up to three lines of service.
The font size is comfortable in most situations, a number of sections, the user can choose the font size. The keyboard keys are made of plastic, larger, tightly adjacent to each other. Glossy buttons, similar to the outer surface. They had a small stroke, pressing hard enough. Some people like these keys, I would like to make them softer. Keyboard ergonomics mean you can not say that the keys are bad or good. No special experience. The backlight is not very bright, white color, it is uniform. I liked the navigation key, it is large in size, it is inscribed the OK button. The handset battery BL-5C battery. This lithium-ion battery 1020 mAh. According to the manufacturer, it is able to provide up to 290 hours of standby time and up to 6 hours of talk time. In Moscow the device worked for about 3 days with 3 hours of listening to music, up to 1.5 hours of calls, a minimum amount of SMS. You can say that the device will operate in three days for most buyers. Maximum music playback time (native headphones, maximum volume) is 19 hours 50 minutes (radio is not disabled). Full charge of the phone is about 1 hour 50 minutes. Memory card in the phone about 17 MB user available memory (of the order of 31 MB). MicroSD card slot is located on the right side, are “hot” replacement cards. Number of cards that can be used with the device, not limited, we tried to work with an 8 GB card, no problems. Performance Maximum JAR-file – 1 MB size heap – to 2 MB. The performance of this phone is typical. USB, Bluetooth USB. The phone uses the connector microUSB, it is located on the top. This connector is used to connect the data cable. When connecting cables, battery charging occurs. The manufacturer claims that the device supports USB 2.0, and indeed, in the USB Mass Storage mode, the phone shows the average data transfer rate at 500-600 Kb / c.
When connected, you can select USB Mass Storage, PC Studio or the modem. Supports MTP is. Bluetooth. Supported by version 2.0 with EDR. The following profiles: * Dial-Up Networking Profile * Generic Access Profile * Generic Object Exchange Profile * Object Push Profile * Serial Port Profile * Handsfree Profile * Headset Profile * Synchronization Profile * Basic Image Profile * File Transfer Profile * HID (host) Profile * Stereo Advanced Audio Distribution Profile * Advanced Audio / Video Remote Conference Profile The Bluetooth implementation is good, no problems, everything works well. Work stereo also does not cause any problems. Data rate of Bluetooth – about 170-180 KB / c. Camera The phone has a 2 megapixel camera (CMOS), which by today’s standards is not much, but enough for the model of the middle class. In this model, has decided not to bid on the camera part, an optional feature. Because of this and the camera module has been selected one of the most inexpensive, and provides average quality. Module is identical to that in the Nokia 5310. Following resolutions are supported: * 1600×1200 * 1280×1024 * 1280×960 * 800×600 * 640×480 * 320×240 * 160×120 Two minimal resolutions were added to create the images as wallpaper screen. Three types of compression JPEG-files: basic, normal, high. Given that the quality and so does not shine, you can bet the maximum, it can not hurt. Sound The shutter can be disabled, Digital zoom x4, its use is not necessary. By pleasant moments can save photos in phone memory and card. Some effects can be applied to the already made photos, should they be used initially – to judge you. Available effects, such as the False Colours, Greyscale, Sepia, Negative, Solarize. For those who love to have the appropriate shooting mode: at one time the camera takes up to 3 shots, all settings remain similar to those selected for the single shot, including resolution. There is a self-timer to shoot himself. Video. The device allows you to record videos in 3GP, resolution – 128×96 pixels, or 176×144 pixels. Recording quality on three counts. You can limit the duration of the recording, but it can be a maximum, while until the memory card or internal memory. Effects can be applied to video in the same way as for the photos, they are all the same.
Menus, themes, applications, games The phone platform S40 5th edition, so stay on the standard functions such as standby mode, the phone book, and so on, we will not read about them in a separate article Software features of Nokia S40 5th Edition phone has a number of topics, they are accustomed. The phone has pre-installed some games, it’s Snake III, Bounce Tales, Rally 3D. In the Applications section you can find the standard features such as a world clock, unit converter, the installer Widsets, and a directory of Nokia to download new applications. Opera Mini needs no introduction, it is the default pre-installed on most models in the S40.
Nokia Sensor utility will be of interest to young people. Share on Ovi – application to host your files on services Ovi. Musical ability to begin with that bundled with the phone is the most common headset, plastic plugs, but what do you expect in such a cheap machine? Go in the trash immediately benefit 3.5 mm jack lets you connect any of your earphone. The player is quite common for the platform S40, repeat it functions below, but for now, I note that there were some themes that have not been met, they look nice. As with all devices XpressMusic, there is a music chip, which provides a good sound system, it is loud, vociferous, at the level of models from Samsung, clearly outperforms the range of Sony Ericsson Walkman. In handsfree speaker one, but it is loud, although recommend this unit as a music box can not. The screen displays information about the song, album, artist and album art as well, if it is entered in the tag file. Navigation key correlated standard functions (jump tracks, rewind, stop). Progressive rewind new with this version of a player, but first track rewound with a standard course of 5 seconds. Playback can be random or sequential, repeat function works for all tracks, and the individual. Outside player taken out function Stereo Widening. Five-band equalizers, there are five presets (Normal, Pop, Rock, Jazz, Classical), two separate custom equalizer. Music library contains fission tracks the following filters: * All tracks – all songs stored in your phone. * Artists – All songs specific artists. * Albums – by the album title. * Genres – filter by genre, such as classical, rock and so on. * Composers – by the composer. * Playlists. Another set of filters. Includes favorites (you can add any track as during playback, and from lists), most commonly played songs, recently played songs, recently added songs, my songs.
A curious division, which could be interesting. Create your own playlists can occur both on the PC and on the phone. On the phone, as opposed to the previous release of the platform, can be added as a separate track, and right out of a total list of all songs player artist, albums and so on. Very handy implementation that involves. Music downloads – to a menu item, while only includes a link to the site Nokia, after the launch of the service Nokia Recommendation will keep it there. Player in the Nokia support, in addition to AAC, eAAC, eAAC +, MP3, WMA-files also. There is a wireless stereo Bluetooth-headset for listening to music. Rewinding and skipping tracks operate with headphones. Stereo Widening – can enable expansion of the base, the effect depends on the hardware. Impressions phone is loud and clearly audible in different conditions, including in noisy environments. Vibration is slightly above average. The quality of all the typical, good machine, no problem. Model appears on the market in February, its cost will be 90 Euros (in Russia 3300-3500 rubles). In this price range, there is no unique and unlikely to appear in the near future. Nokia has seriously started to clear market for itself. On the role of “competitor” can be forced to offer such an old man, like Sony Ericsson W200i. The model has a worse delivery, fewer features, worse screen, but loses all the parameters. And costs approximately 100 Euro today. In the first quarter, may be equal in value. But the preconditions for the unexpected surge of interest in it is not present. A very strong move by Nokia. One can go to talk about what I do not like plastic, not enough of it, but it crosses the price and functionality, which is never found in the products of this class. For example, compare this phone with almost twice more expensive Sony Ericsson W302, the difference will be obvious. On top of this model with a music chip, which provides a good sounding music. In my opinion, for the cost of any proposed alternatives is not and can not be.