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June 18, 2009

Nokia 5530 XpressMusic: Cheap as Predicted

As speculated last May, Nokia announced a cheaper version of their popular Nokia 5800XM this week — the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is now much cheaper by shedding off some key features.

Everybody’s quite familiar with what the 6-month old Nokia 5800 so a better perspective of the new Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is to list what it doesn’t have that merits it a significant price downgrade compared to its older sibling.

nokia 5530 xpressmusic

What’s Missing?

No 3G/HSDPA. The Nokia 5530 is missing 3G connectivity and only allows for a slow EDGE connection.

No GPS. Though not really a huge deal, GPS is becoming a staple in most phones. The other recent XpressMusic phones have it — 5730XM, 5330XM and 5800XM.

Of course, you still get the full touchscreen, a 4GB storage via microSD, FM, Bluetooth, and 3.15 MP Carl Zeiss optics camera and WiFi. The only upgrade I was able to see where the 5530XM ruled over the 5800XM is the CPU speed — up from 369 MHz to an ARM 11 434 MHz processor.

I’m not sure whether the lack of 3G is a good trade-off over WiFi. Personally, I’d rather have 3G/HSDPA than WiFi as 90% of my mobile internet usage is via 3G. Expect the phone to be under Php15,000 when it arrives in the Philippines sometime before end of September.

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164 Responses to “Nokia 5530 XpressMusic: Cheap as Predicted”

  1. Rio says:

    guys ung battery ko bilis po ma lowbatt 5530 .?? Lahat naman ginwa ko na ang Paraan pero mabilis talga ma lowbat ..

    imnot satified wit this phone.
    i have my friend whos phone is 5530 also
    ganun din po problema nea sa 5530

  2. belle says:

    hi everyone. i just want to ask kung saan po ako makakabili ang stylus para sa nokia5530 expressmusic. thanks

  3. kaye says:

    well as far as i know Php 9,900 nalang siya. ((:

  4. kaye says:

    by the way belle, marami sa Quiapo. Manila City Plaza. Mall in fornt of Quiapo Church. You’ll find them there. ((:

  5. im you!! says:

    meron ba my alam kung magkano yan d2 sa davao at saan na bbili ng mura d2 sa davao??

  6. jonasun12 says:

    this phone is nice compare to samsung star etch….. i used samsung star and sometimes it hangs for a while…. im also a iphone user but if you really want the hospitality of a phone that can give you a real comfort try this phone… small,,,, speed is not an issue…. wifi rocks! come on lets face it 3g sucks here in the philippines. what else will you expect? nokia 5530 is a handy phone for “if you know your what you want” else better buy buy replaca phones. you can choose between being a looser or a “techy” person.

  7. jonasun12 says:

    and besides the 5800 has a problem with the touch screen area…… try it…..

  8. pfsm says:

    5530 XM is around 8500-9400 only..;))

  9. jean van says:

    I would rather choose wi-fi than 3g, I have a 3g phone and it doesn’t have any specific use at all, and this phone has a stronger processor… Is it true that it only costs less than 10,000 pfsm? if it doesnt i’d rather go with samsung monte its has both wifi and 3g and costs nearly 10,000 pesos.

  10. JOCEY says:

    I want the touch screen and wifi! Is it better than samsung star 5233? How much it it now?

  11. Bhraih says:

    How much is this today? I tried looking for one in SM Manila and it costs roughly around P8700-10100.
    How much is this in SM North?

  12. Spetz says:

    Im not a big fan of phones utilizing the touch screen feature, hence? Im selling mine 5530 Xpress Music. Still in the box, brand new, original casing, all accessories. Whatever the price is at the mall? Peg it 2k lower…I think 7k is good. (0926 737 1444)

  13. dakz says:

    it looks like my n5800 but i think it is more cheaper than nokia 5800.
    some games and applications for s60 v5 can found at http://nokiadloads.blogspot.com

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