Nokia is bringing back the nostalgic 5310 Xpress music phone and it has dedicated playback buttons too
HMD Global this week announced a bunch of new Nokia phones that include some budget-friendly phones using their new 5G phones and Android Go. For those who only need a phone to make calls, send SMS and listen to music, Nokia launched the 5310 which may seem familiar as it was launched back in the day under the Express Music brand name.
In terms of specifications, nothing special is going on here as it is a feature phone and does not have an Android operating system. It also does not have a touchscreen and uses a classic keypad to type text messages or dialing numbers. It uses the old T9 keypad and has a D-pad to navigate the menu. Finally, it has physical buttons that allow you to answer or reject calls.
At the back, it has a VGA camera that can be used to take pictures, but in our opinion is mostly useless unless you really need to take a picture of something important. Being a feature phone, it doesn’t have a front camera but it comes with 16GB internal storage to store music. If you don’t think it’s enough you can increase it to 32 GB.
The phone may not be your first choice when buying a new one but it has features that appeal to music lovers. For starters, it comes with support for dual front-facing speakers and wireless FM radio. It also dedicated the music playback button to control music from the music player.
The Nokia 5310 is priced at around Rs 3,100 and there is not much to consider if you are intending to use it as a secondary phone or dedicated music player. The feature phone will be available to buy in Europe later this month and is expected to launch in other areas soon after.