Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

The XM stands for XpressMusic – and here is the name of program: the models of this series are at Nokia for the sound, so also the 259 euro cheap Smartphone 5530 XM, which runs despite the moderate price with touch screen and S60 interface.

  1. Nokia 5530 XpressMusic
  2. Data sheet
  3. Rating

Nice look, good sound

The menu presents itself on the 3.2 inch touch screen with colorful icons and partly animated transitions, the speed is perfectly and thanks to position sensor all functions in the landscape can be presented, what specifically has advantages in the Web browser, or write messages about the virtual QWERTY keyboard. In total, the operation succeeds easily with the stylus built into the housing as well as with the finger. The processing is neat and the grab quality good; only the battery cover and the lateral shift for the screen lock have some game.

In his element, of course that 5530 when it comes to the subject of music playback. So, not only the easy-to use music player can please with his attractive appearance, but also the built-in sound features such as the configurable equalizer. Very good audio readings also deserve praise. In conjunction with the strong sound in-ear headset providing a balanced sound in the medium – and high-frequency range. Only the bass is a track too vigorously. All in all to convince the sound idea of 5530 all along the line.

The same applies to the storage, because Nokia grabs the 5530 XM 4 GB large MicroSD card into the slot. Here you will find not only songs of place, but also videos and photos. The latter controls the 3.2 mega pixel camera which is well equipped with auto focus and photo light. Records on videos in VGA resolution at 30 frames per second.

Not a workhorse

The 5530 XM when it comes to multimedia is the amount of time, the S60 Smartphone shows but large gaps when it comes to the topics connectivity and Office. The UMTS data Accelerator HSDPA and HSUPA, which partly considerably a slows down browsing mobile lacks necessarily as pure GSM device. The buyer is looking for a GPS receiver to no avail, the Nokia dominates only Bluetooth and wireless LAN. Another shortcoming: With Office or PDF documents the 5530 XM can do as standard.

Weaknesses in the laboratory

Disappointing, the endurance and receive values were 5530 XM for that. In the laboratory the display presented itself quite power hungry, so the typical endurance with something fails over four hours of bad almost. Also the talk time is not exemplary with over five hours in two GSM networks. To do so, receive weaknesses join which can lead to problems in rural areas. Only the acoustic is flawless. If you can live with the technical limitations, gets an attractive Smartphone with good user interface and superior sound at a low price.

Data sheet

FACILITIES
SYSTEM
Operating system
Processor / clock speed (MHz)
internal memory (MB)
Memory card slot
QWERTY keyboard / touchscreen / multitouch
Battery type / variable
SCOPE OF DELIVERY
Headset / data cable
Size of memory card
Charging cable for the car / holder for your car
CONNECTIVITY
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
GPRS / EDGE / UMTS / LTE
HSDPA / HSUPA
Wi-Fi standard
Bluetooth…
… Headset / Handsfree / A2DP
… Object push / OBEX / AVRCP
… SIM access, phone book / HID
USB type / storage / charging
DISPLAY
Type / size (inch)
Resolution (PX)
Number of colors
PHONE FUNCTION
Call list / language selection
Brokering
Situation profiles / airplane mode / vibrating alert
Handsfree / mute
MESSAGING
Email / POP3 / IMAP / HTML
SMS / MMS
PIM
Contact management
Phone numbers / E-Mail addresses (number per contact)
Image / notes field / date of birth
Appointment management
Day / week / month view
weekly / annual events
Alarm clock when device is off
Sync: Outlook / Mac
Notes: Outlook-sync
ToDo-list
OFFICE
Look at Word / edit
Consider Excel / edit
PDF Viewer / calculator / voice memo
BROWSER
Web / frame / Java / Java scripting
Flash / https / home / Favorites
MULTIMEDIA
Audio format: MP3 / WMA / M4A / AAC
Video player / full screen display
Video format: 3GP / MP4 / WMV
Integrated camera
Resolution (megapixel)
NAVIGATION
Receiver GPS / A-GPS
Navi-software / onboard / offboard
Navi / route planner
SIZE AND WEIGHT
Dimensions in mm
Weight (grams)
MEASURED VALUES
Endurance D power (hours)
Endurance interview E-Netz (hours)
Endurance conversation UMTS (hours)
type. Endurance (hours)
standard radiation factor / SAR value (manufacturer)

Rating

TEST RESULTS
ENDURANCE (100)
Endurance talk (35)
Persistence display mode (65)
FACILITIES (170)
System (15)
Scope of delivery (10)
Display (40)
Connectivity (15)
Phone features (10)
Messaging (15)
PIM (15)
Office (5)
Web browser (15)
Camera (15)
Music and video (10)
Navigation (5)
HANDLING (140)
Ease of handling
User interface
Processing quality
MEASUREMENTS (90)
Transmission and reception quality GSM (30)
Transmission and reception quality UMTS (30)
Acoustic measurements send (15)
Acoustic measurements receiving (15)
tested in issue: 11/09