Bought Nokia 5130 XpressMusic !!!

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  1. MetalheadGautham

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    I bought this phone on 7/7/2009 but couldn't post anything about it since I had college to attend to. Anyway, now that I'm free lemme talk about this beauty.

    Price = Rs. 5800/- including tax. This is an AWESOME price for which NO other phone with the same features is available.

    Its an AWESOME phone.

    OK-ish battery life.

    EXCELLENT music quality.

    I never tried the bundled earphones, prefering to use my Creative EP-50 which I bought for Rs. 225. But if the EP-50 itself sounds good, the bundled phones must be AWESOME.

    POOR to AVERAGE camera quality unless you only need to take snaps of friends who are close by in fully lighted conditions.

    NO flash.

    Great music player which could use some improvements (up and down keys could increase or decrease volume instead of scrolling in folder where my songs are kept - there is already a back button for that).

    Nokia OS S40 is FULL of PLAIN IDIOTIC minor issues related to user comfort which could be easily fixed if only nokia followed stuff here http://www.asktog.com/columns/022DesignedToGiveFitts.html and some more human interface guidelines.

    No Nokia PC Suite for Linux which is another bad thing.

    But overall I would give this phone a 7.5/10 rating, and coming from me this is an AWESOME rating (I gave nokia 1100, one of the MOST perfect phones for its time, 8 rating 5 years back).


    Just for the reference, I got myself an Aircel Student SIM Card. Its awesome too. 150 SMS/day free, Ps. 10/SMS for any SMS exceeding that limit, Ps. 25/min for calls made to people using same sim plan, Ps. 50/mon to other mobiles (including Aircel), Ps. 100/min for landlines and finally Ps. 10/min to ANY aircel mobile between 11PM and 7AM.

    Do get it guys. Connectivity in Bangalore is AWESOME.

    My only complaint is that Aircel does not have a low cost unlimited GPRS plan or hack.
     
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    girish.g respect mah authoritah!!

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    doesnt aircel have a Rs99pm edge plan???
     
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    Congrats ,

    Dont bother about bundled earphones , they plain sucks .

    Camera i think OK for its price .
     
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    Found a QUICK trick to make speakers sound better. Placed phone in a soft foam leather (AKA fake leather) pouch and kept it on a wooden table with speaker part facing down. Bass is is higher and treble is lower to make it sound more normal.
     
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    Congratulations...

    er..some queries...
    Does it sound better or same as PMPs ? Gsmarena specifies it can hold 16gb sd card, is it true ?
     
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    Congrats Metalhead:)):))
     
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    Coool I'm Back!:D

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    Here in hyd we dont have this offer:(
     
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    congrats...after creating 3-4 threads on which fone he should buy SpamheadGautham has ultimately bought a fone. :p

    :)
     
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    @gurujee, listen to good quality audio on PMPs like Cowon D2 and sasa Fuze and you will never ask that question again. Even a 15k phone is still not able to match the quality that PMP's give.

    @Gautam, great purchase. Congrats.
     
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    Thankyou :D

    ROFL but the wait was worth it. This phone is gonna serve me till I get a job that's for sure.

    If GSMArena says it it must be true. Officially it supports only 2GB but GSMA says it supports upto 16GB. I'm gonna try an 8GB card in it but I'm too broke right now to buy one. Will get one in a few months and will report back.

    As for sound, its definitely better than iPod Shuffle, T-Sonic 610, and most other cheap sub 4k PMPs. At its own range I guess it may match some PMPs and loose to others but its worth it.

    But the quality is largly enough for what I want to do with the phone. Obivously I can't expect high end 1337 features like Ogg Vorbis and FLAC playback as in Cowon D2 which I very much want, but I guess this is still good enough for the 5.8K I pay (OK make it 6.5 if you add Rs. 700 for 8GB SD Card from grey market). Apple iPod nano 8GB is 7.5K but still no camera, no internet, no apps, no phone, no nothing. I would rather go for this phone.


    PS: Right now I am playing GameBoy games on this phone. SWEET!!! :D
     
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    After hearing all kinds of praises on this phone... i am thinking of buying it! :)
     
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    NES too ? Thanks for the link.

    I use MeBoy for GameBoy (GB and GBC) emulation.
    You should execute the jar file and add roms and then you get to choose icon and export file for phone use.

    Unfortunately 5130XM has a size limit of 1MB per Jar file so the games you can play are often limited. But ALL gameboy games run and most gameboy color games run.
     
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    It takes 8 GB MicroSD easily , tried and Confirmed with 3GB songs no lags .
    i have the same phone but i have 1 problem , the pics taken are corrupted for no reason

    and btw. congragulates for your purchase , it is really good phone by style
     
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    Did you try loading it FULLY with songs and videos ?
    What's the largest video size you are able to play on it ?
     
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    If pics are corrupted i'd siggest you to take backup and format the card .

    @ metalhead

    Dont buy cards from grey market , they really slows down the phone more than you'd expect . Original 8gb sandisk are around 850 these days with bill .
    And dont worry , i tried 8gb card on my friends phone and it does work without problem .
     
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    How can grey market cards slow the phone down while white market cards don't when they are both the same thing with the only difference being that the grey market stuff is just tax/duty free ?
     
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    Update Guys: The bundled earphones suck. You are much much better off with Creative EP-50 which costs just Rs. 200. And the phone rating slips from 7.5/10 to 7/10 and the price from Rs. 5800 to Rs. 6000 including fresh earphones.
     
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    use EX35lp or SHE9550 with your phone. I've tired these headphones in my friend's N5130. The result is...."AWESOME"
     
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    thanks very much. i appreciate the help :)
     
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