Feeds
75%
Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Budget touchscreen phone, anyone?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

The Essential Guide to IT Transformation

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

Click for a full-resolution image

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Click for a full-resolution image

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic

Click for a full-resolution image

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.

Build a business case: developing custom apps

Next page: Verdict

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Why and how to choose the right cloud vendor
The benefits of cloud-based storage in your processes. Eliminate onsite, disk-based backup and archiving in favor of cloud-based data protection.
The Essential Guide to IT Transformation
ServiceNow discusses three IT transformations that can help CIO's automate IT services to transform IT and the enterprise.
Maximize storage efficiency across the enterprise
The HP StoreOnce backup solution offers highly flexible, centrally managed, and highly efficient data protection for any enterprise.