Nandini YadavJune 25, 2020 6:15:41 PM IS
Nokia has brought back a number of classic cell phones from the late 90s and early 2000s in recent years and calls this series theOriginals’. This phone segment includes the Nokia 531
The unique selling point of the entire Originals series is nostalgia. The renewed Nokia 3310 and Nokia 8110 should bring you back to the golden days. And they do.
When I received the Nokia 5310 for review, I was very excited and I was particularly impressed by the T9 keyboard.
Have you ever made bets with your friends to see who could type a sentence the quickest on a T9 keyboard? I did. I was very fast But when I checked the phone, I found that my thumbs were a little stunted.
I used the phone as my primary device for two days (while I did some too Social media detox). After I made a few calls to let my friends know that I had called from the past, typed some text in T9 (which remained unanswered because who’s still using SMS?), I quickly realized that I didn’t know what else to do with the phone.
The thing is, you and I remember that XpressMusic Phone from when it was one of the coolest phones on the market and it was the premium device of the time. Now, however, the Nokia 5310 has been renewed to conquer the lowest budget segment in the market. It is specifically aimed at people who do not need a very complex phone, a low budget or a secondary device to call that has a long-lasting battery. However, the Nokia 5310 focuses on one thing: music.
A battery that lasts
The Nokia 5310 has a 1,200 mAh battery, which currently doesn’t seem to be much compared to smartphones with 5,000 mAh batteries. However, this phone has a 2.4-inch QVGA display, a VGA rear view camera, and the basic Nokia Series 30 + operating system. With these features, the phone easily lasts up to two days on a single charge. In standby mode, it easily takes over a week.
Supports dual SIM
The Nokia 5310 supports Dual SIM (Micro + Micro). The option to use two SIM cards is always good, especially if you have a different work and personal number. However, if you’ve used a smartphone like the vast majority of the population, switching to the Nokia 5310 will speed things up: most phones these days use nano-SIMs, not micro-SIMs. You need the little piece of plastic that came with your SIM card when you first bought it, or you can get a nano-to-micro adapter somewhere. This is somewhat inconvenient, and direct nano SIM slots would have been preferable.
The highlight of the Nokia 5310 is definitely music. There are special buttons on both sides of the phone. You can increase and decrease the volume from the left. On the right are buttons to play / pause, skip or return to the previous track. You can also switch channels in radio mode using the track-skip buttons.
The phone is also equipped with a wireless FM radio. Most function phones require you to connect the headphones to use FM. However, the 5310 works with or without. A pair of headphones is also included.
The audio output from the phone is not of high quality. It focuses on being loud for what it is. The included headphones are quite plastic and are just enough to listen to music privately.
The device allows you to expand the device’s internal memory – with a microSD card up to 32 GB – to create more space for music.
The element of surprise
According to Nokia, music plays a central role on this phone, but the highlight (and surprise element) for me on this device were the pre-installed apps: Assassin’s Creed Unity and Asphalt 6, in addition to classic games like Snake, and Doodle jump.
Asphalt 6 On the Nokia 5310 is a direct memory of Road Rash. You just drive through a street so that your car doesn’t bump into other vehicles on the street. And even though I was simple, I loved the game.
Assassin’s Creed Unity on the Nokia 5310 is also super interesting. Of course, it’s not nearly like playing on a smartphone, PC, or console, but I definitely wouldn’t refuse the game just because you play it on a simple three-key keyboard. The game is very exciting.
In both games, I had absolutely no problems with the app crashing, the device heating up, or the screen stuttering.
especially the Asphalt 6 has a free mode and the option to update the level by paying through your network bill. The Assassin’s Creed, On the other hand, there are only a handful of free trial versions.
The Nokia 5310 doesn’t look as good as the top floor XpressMusic Phone, but the new design is compact, lightweight and fits in bags of all shapes and sizes. It has good battery life and supports dual SIMs.
In addition, the Nokia 5310 makes sense if music is central to your daily life – not because the device offers exceptional audio quality performance, but because music is central to the design and user interface. Music lovers were taken into account when designing the phone.
The feature phone costs Rs 3,399.
If you’re on a budget and looking for a phone under 5,000 and found this review this way, you’d rather spend a little more and put your money into a Redmi 4A.
However, if you are specifically looking for a feature phone, you should take a look at the Nokia 5310, the JioPhone 2 or the Nokia 8110, both of which run under KaiOS, which means that they are supported Whatsapp. The Nokia 5310 is not supported Whatsapp, but has one Facebook App, so there is.
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