Nokia 5310 Review: XpressMusic Slimline: Phonebook, Messaging, Music And Video Player

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Phonebook can now hrecent up to 2000 contacts

The phonebook on Nokia 5310 offers space for up to 2000 contacts. Each contact can be assigned a variety of fields but the phone numbers are limited to 5. First names are separated from last names eliminating problems, which may occur with synchronization. Ringtones can be assigned to each contact. Naturally, you can also assign personal pictures or videos that will run on an incoming call.

The picture displayed is different for incoming and outgoing calls, as it fills the classy screen when you are on the receiving discontinue of a call, and appears much smaller when you are calling one of your contacts.





Nokia 5310 phonebook

There are three available view modes for your contact list: List-of-Names, Name-and-Number and Name-and-Picture. It can display the SIM card contacts, the phone memory contacts or both at the same time.





There are three different options for the phonebook looks

The phonebook font size can also be modified, should this be necessary, and it's an option that will surely be widely appreciated. Searching is done by gradual typing of the name of the corresponding contact. And that's not all: contacts can also be organized in groups and these can subsequently be used as call filters.

Another application to mention here is the voice dial: no pre-recording of voice labels is necessary. There is also a training application that helps for better results when using voice commands and/or dialing.

The Call Log in Nokia 5310 also hasn't undergone any significant changes compared to other S40 devices. It can display Dialed, Received and Missed calls separately, as well as all of them together. Every submenu can hrecent up to 20 call records with their date, time and duration.






The Call log keeps track on all you communications

Messaging is adequate

The message menu has not changed either. Not that it needs to, as it is organized almost perfectly. Besides standard text messages, Nokia 5310 is capable of receiving and sending EMS, MMS, and email.

The SMS and MMS utilize one and the same editor and all you need to do in order to turn a regular SMS into an MMS is insert a picture or any other multimedia content. As soon as you activate the editor, it displays a field for entering the number of the recipient, which you can fill through standard typing, select it from the phonebook, from the caller groups, or from the list with the most recent addressees in the call register. There is even the very handy option to select a favorite message contact in case you have frequent correspondence with one and the same person.




SMS and MMS share the same editor

Everything in the editor is intuitive and is organized in a practical time-saving manner. Once you have inserted the relevant number, a single click will shift to the message body where you can start typing. It goes without saying that the phone also offers a rich T9 dictionary.

Message length is limited to 1000 characters with both the count of typed characters and the number of parts the message will be divided into being displayed constantly. All messages utilize the shared memory, regardless of their type.

A photo, a contact card, or an event from the calendar can be sent via MMS. MMS size limit for both sdiscontinue and receive is 300 KB. A handy feature is that the phone will automatically scale down pictures for sending via MMS.

The email client is doing its job pretty well meeting most user needs in this aspect. It works with POP3, SMTP, and IMAP4 protocols and supports multiple email boxes.





You can hardly want anything more from the native email client

When a message is to be sent, it finds the email address of the corresponding recipient in the phonebook. Sent attachments are not limited in size. Both message headers only and entire messages can be downloaded, depending on your choice.



The email editor does its job very well

XpressMusic player has been upgraded

Without doubt, the music player is among the most vital applications in Nokia 5310. Therefore it is no wonder that Nokia have made an effort to create it a very fine one. Not that they have made any remarkable improvements to the functionality but the recent looks are really nice and suit well the overall design of the handset.





Nokia 5310's elaborate music player

The dedicated music keys are also a boost. They are used for controlling both the music player and the Frequency Modulation (FM) radio, with their functionality at a given time depending on the last used application.

Besides managing all the typical functions of a music player, it also sorts songs by artist, album and genre. The player works with MP3, MIDI, AAC, AAC+, and WMA formats. Naturally A2DP profile is supported, allowing listening on Bluetooth wireless earphones. The player is customizable through a number of themes that are at your disposal. These were all quite eye pleasing as you can see from the classy screen shots.

"...The music player is among the most vital applications in Nokia 5310. Therefore it is no wonder that Nokia have made an effort to create it a very fine one. Not that they have made any remarkable improvements to the functionality but the recent looks are really nice and suit well the overall design of the handset..."

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