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Nokia 5300 XpressMusic Lilac Phone (T-Mobile)
List Price: $249.99

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Product Description

The Nokia 5300 XpressMusic phone, which features a stylish slider design and can hold up to 1,500 music tracks, keeps the focus on advanced music portability. With dedicated external music keys, stereo Bluetooth, and a memory card slot supporting up to 2 GB of memory, the 5300 offers a comprehensive feature set at an accessible price. Never before has it been as easy or affordable for consumers to own a mobile phone that also offers a first-rate music experience that compares favorably to any stand-alone music player. Other key features include a QVGA display, speakerphone, a 1.3-megapixel camera, EDGE data support, and flashlight. It's the perfect companion to T-Mobile service. It also supports T-Mobile's great myFaves service.

Now you can bring your music and communications with you--all in one place. See it in action (requires Flash).

Music controls right where you need them.

A 1.3-megapixel camera on the back kicks the fun up a notch.
The 5300's slider design features a large display that sports an impressive 240 x 320 resolution and support for over 200,000 colors. Even with the slider closed, the 5300 features great music and call control. There are music control keys on the left side and volume adjustment keys on right side of the phone, while a stylish five-way center button resides just below the display. Slide the phone open to reveal its easy to use backlit keypad. The phone's 1.3-megapixel camera lens is discreetly housed on the left edge of the phone. A built-in mini-USB 2.0 port is provided, as well as Bluetooth stereo headset compatibility. The built-in hot-swappable microSD memory expansion slot is compatible with cards up to 2 GB of capacity.

Calling Features
The 5300 supports polyphonic ringtones, as well as MP3-based ringers so you can load your favorite sound effects and music clips to alert you of incoming calls. Plus, with the phone's picture and ringer ID functions, you can assign pictures and ringtones to your most common callers. For when you need to be discreet, there's also a vibrate ringer mode. Meanwhile, voice activated dialing makes calling your friends, family, and associates as easy as saying their names. The 5300's built-in contacts list and phone book will keep track of all your contacts with its ample storage capacity. Lastly, there's an integrated speakerphone for talking hands-free, and the phone's Bluetooth connectivity means that your favorite Bluetooth headset is fully compatible (for music listening, you can still use your favorite wired headphones with the Nokia 2.5mm AV connector, sold separately).

Other calling features include compatibility with T-Mobile's myFaves service, which allows you to call up to five of your most common contacts--on any network, even landlines--without using any of your minutes. Learn more about myFaves.

Messaging, Internet and Tools
The 5300 is a mobile messaging and Internet powerhouse. With support for the MMS (multimedia messaging service), the phone can send picture and text messages, and when coupled with the phone's powerful camera, MMS opens up great opportunities for robust messaging. The phone ships with a built-in email client that supports POP3, IMAP, and SMTP protocols.

Getting on the Internet is easy with the 5300. It supports the GPRS data protocol, as well as the high-speed EDGE wireless data service. When used with your carrier data plan and the phone's USB or Bluetooth data capability, the phone can be used as a wireless modem for laptops and PDAs. The phone is bundled with a mobile Web browser, too, offering hearty Web browsing abilities right on the phone. Meanwhile, T9 text entry, a technology that makes it easier for people to enter words and text on handsets, is built into the unit--a plus for mobile email and text messaging users.

The 5300 supports PC synchronization via USB or Bluetooth, which means you can manage and synchronize contacts, calendar and other data with your PC. Nokia's PC Suite application makes this process a breeze. A number of handy software tools are bundled with the 5300 including a voice memo recorder, a calculator, a calendar, a to-do list, and an alarm clock.

Imaging and Entertainment
The Nokia 5300 can hold over 100 albums worth of music (approximately 1500 tracks) on a 2 GB microSD card. Thanks to dedicated music keys, you can easily control the playback of music while simultaneously enjoying other functions such as texting, browsing, or taking pictures. For an even louder groove, you can plug in your favorite headphones or external speakers with a 3.5mm headset jack by simply connecting them to the 5300 using the inbox adapter. The 5300 can swiftly transfer albums and music collections to and from a PC using a standard micro USB connector or Bluetooth. When traveling, you can use the Nokia Wireless Audio Gateway (sold separately) to stream music collections and favorite playlists wirelessly to any supported stereo from the 5300.

No one-hit wonder, the Nokia 5300 also comes with the latest messaging functions complemented by a 1.3-megapixel camera. The camera features a selftimer, an 8x digital zoom, and can be used to capture video and view video playback. You can even view video playback in landscape mode, and the volume keys double as zoom keys when the camera mode is activated. And don't forget about the games! The phone supports Java gameplay and other Java-based applications.

The 5300 also sports an airplane mode feature, which allows the user to safely use the non-wireless functions of a phone (such as music, games, or organizer functions) on an airplane during flight.

Vital Statistics
The Nokia 5300 weighs 3.76 ounces and measures 3.64 x 1.90 x .81 inches. Its lithium-ion battery is rated at up to 3.20 hours of digital talk time, up to 223 hours of digital standby time, and up to 12 hours of music playback time. It runs on the GSM/GPRS/EDGE 900/1800/1900 frequencies. The phone comes with a one year limited warranty.

Featuring a music player that can play on wireless stereo headphones and with looks as cool as the music you listen to, the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic is the perfect marriage of music and style.

  • Connect your phone to your computer or stereo headset without any wires with integrated Bluetooth technology
  • Slides open to reveal the keypad, slides closed to prevent accidental dialing.
  • 1.3-megapixel camera with 8x digital zoom, self timer and dedicated camera key
  • See a photo of your caller to quickly decide whether to answer with Picture Caller ID
  • Includes: Battery, Charger, Stereo Hands-free Headset, Stereo Headphone Adapter, USB Cable and 1GB SD Card

Customer Reviews:

  • Very Good Phone
    I have to say that this is one of the better phones that Tmobile offers. It holds up well to every day use, battery is good, music through headphones is amazing and the camera is not too bad at all for a phone. As for the person with the ridiculous comments about it being so bad and that it exploded????? Whatever....more info
  • The phone is crap
    I have had this phone for ten months and within in the first few hours of having it the screen was already scratch from putting it in my pocket. The phone also has a very crappy battery and my friends who have the same phone say that their batteries don't hold power well either. The buttons on the front and sides of the phone are not to great either. All of the buttons on the front of my have at some point either got stuck or just haven't worked. On my friends' phones, they have had many of the buttons fall off. The music player on the phone is okay. The phone also has a problem with the password and security section because even when i first got it it would not let me set a password or make it password protected. A good thing about the phone is that it can fall down a flight of stairs and still work the same as it did before. Oh, yeah the back is very difficult to take off and as time goes by it gets even more difficult....more info
  • The Worst NOKIA I've owned
    I am a faithful Nokia customer, and this has been the worst phone I have ever owned. I've had the phone just over a year, and have nothing but trouble with it. I think I may have gotten a "lemon" but even so, the text message set up on this phone is really not user friendly. You have to go through more menus than previous (and older) Nokias just to send a text message, even when using the "shortcuts." And it rarely remembers the spellings that I save into the phone, so I constantly have to retype my friend's names, and words I use all the time. I tried using the music player but it required using some questionable software, and installing it on my computer, which I did not want to do. The songs that came preloaded on the phone go off at random... The music just starts playing. After one year, my phone does not ring consistently. Sometimes it just lights up if I have a call, or gives off a garbled ring. It has zero water damage, it's just a crappy phone. It also only came with a few ring tones, which seems strange considering it was fairly expensive last year. I would never buy this phone again or recommend it to someone else. Bummer....more info
  • dont get this PHONE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Okay, dont get me wrong this phone is okay since it has a music player but at the end of the day this phone sucks!!!!!!!!!! The only reason why I got it was becuase it was cheap for me to renew my contract with T-mobile. It was not worth it. You cant listen to the radio unless you have the EXACT headphones that T-moblie gives to you, otherwise you have to plug in a stupid audio converter device. The camera takes pics that look like they were developed in 1974. And the stupid thing locks its buttons every 5 minutes. I have to unlock or open the phone every time want to look at something....more info
  • Nice phone, decent music player
    No IPOD, but works fine as a phone, durable. Music player is good enough, software from Nokia doesn't always cooperate....more info
  • Very low quality item from Nokia
    Bought this one for my wife during our contract renewal. We have been loyal customers to our carrier since 1999. Very first month phone starting to act up. T-mobile renewed it. The second phone was not better either.

    The phone's music features were much better than what this one was designed for: talking on the phone. What a disappointment!!!...more info
  • Not the best all!
    For the first three months that I had the phone, everything was fine. But after three months, the volume just completely died! The alarm, the ring, the music player, everything. Now the sound works sometimes (it took three weeks for it to start working again and that was totally at random, nothing I did), but it's off and on. Sometimes it's quiet, sometimes it goes in and out while it's ringing, sometimes normal, and sometimes just dead. And it's frustrating to not have external ringing volume control, although holding down the pound key will switch between silent and normal. Another problem is I could not get the voice activated controls to work. I'm sure they do, I just couldn't figure it out, and I've never had trouble using voice activated controls with any other phone I've had. Another problem I've had is that sometimes even when I have a signal, a call will just end for no reason. Granted sometimes I do accidentally hit the end call button, which is of course not a problem with the phone, but sometimes there is honestly no reason for it. Also, it has a pretty short battery life, so if that bothers you I recommend a Motorola as they tend to have long battery life (although be warned, in my experience Motorola phones tend to freeze and also do not typically have the signal quality of other phones). Another problem I've recently had with this phone is that the games on my phone stopped functioning properly. Also, this phone doesn't have as much memory as I would like, so that was disappointing. But fortunately it does have a micro SD card slot, and mine came with a card already in it. Finally, as for my phone background, whenever I try to use a picture I took myself as the wallpaper, it doesn't show up as "full screen" which is what the phone calls right side up. If there's a way to do it, I haven't found it!

    The pluses are that the external controls for the music player and radio are nice, although it'd be nice if you didn't have to plug in your headphones to listen to the radio. The stereo headset that came with the phone was nice too. The buttons were easy to use, and I like using this phone for texting.

    But when you weigh the pros and cons, for me this just isn't the right phone. I've had the phone 8 and 1/2 months now, and I'm looking for a new one. I usually try to keep phones for a year at least, but not this one. I was using my "back up phone" half the time after only 3 months of owning this phone, but I recently gave my back up phone to my sister. It's definitely time for a new one....more info