Low-cost Nokia recommended for non-3G users

21 October 2009 — 10:02 AM

Nokia's 5530 is another XpressMusic device

A new handset from Nokia may be ideal for those recycling mobile phones who do not need access to 3G technology, if one expert is to be believed.

In an article for Mobile Burn this week, Ricky Cadden looked at the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic and noted that the touchscreen, audio-focused smartphone has a great deal going for it.

As the budget sibling to the 5800, the Finnish manufacturer has still managed to equip the device with features that include a 2.9-inch screen, 3.5mm headphone jack, 3.2-megapixel camera and A2DP-enabled Bluetooth.

Call quality was described as "crystal clear", while the reviewer said the overall design of the model was "eye-pleasing", however, the lack of high-performance web connectivity may be a problem for some.

"With its decent build quality, we at Mobile Burn give the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic a highly recommended rating - provided you don't need 3G," Mr Cadden concluded.

Last month, Crave's Frank Lewis said the model offered "a good user experience for the price".

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