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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Budget touchscreen phone, anyone?

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Slight haptic feedback helps but, as with the 5800, we were galled that some options need a double tap while others only need a single. You’ll probably remember the conventions easily enough after a while, but we’d prefer single taps all round for ease of use, speed, and to get rid of that awful pause when you tap and nothing happens.

As well as turning the screen in some – though not all – applications, the accelerometer can be used to silence calls and snooze alarms. You just turn the handset face down in both instances. You can disable these features individually depending on what suits you.

Sample Shots

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

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At 3.2Mp the camera is a pretty unsophisticated affair by Nokia standards, and also features video offering at 640 x 480. The LED flash is small and not much use for anything apart from close range shots. The results are a mixed bag. Sometimes colour reproduction was spot on, but sometimes it was way off the mark.

The sample flower shot is a fair way off colour for example. The camera had difficulty coping with wide ranges of light and dark elements. The sky colour in the landscape shot is all over the place and nowhere near its true colour.

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