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Nokia 5530 XpressMusic O2 £79.95 (price includes £10 credit) + £6.50 topcashback @ dialaphone

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Possibly unlocked as previous phones bought from dialaphone have been. At the beginning of June, the official Nokia Conversations blog began a game of virtual Pass the Parcel, where a 'layer' was r…
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Possibly unlocked as previous phones bought from dialaphone have been.

At the beginning of June, the official Nokia Conversations blog began a game of virtual Pass the Parcel, where a 'layer' was removed from a mysterious box each day until a new mobile phone was revealed at the end. That phone was the 5530 XpressMusic, a 5800 Lite if you will, and the perfect choice for anyone wanting the coolness factor of a touchscreen phone without the accompanying flashy features and high price tag! This isn't to say the 5530 is nothing to shout about, as Nokia have given it some unique features all of its own, so let's take a closer look at this new handset.
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#1
Good fone at a very good price. Heat +++
#2
No 3G connectability, just Wi-Fi
#3
Very good price
#4
hot hot hot:whistling:
#5
Tom Pickering
No 3G connectability, just Wi-Fi


my daughters got this and she can connect to internet via wifi and just via phone so i assume it got 3g or something

ah yeah its EDGE
banned#6
Description for all interested:

3.2 Megapixel Camera
2.9" TFT resistive touchscreen
Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate
Proximity sensor
Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
EDGE and GPRS
microSD Card Slot (TransFlash) (up to 16GB)
3.5mm headphone jack
Document viewer (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, PDF)
Stereo FM radio with RDS and MP3 Player
TV-Out
Dimensions: 104 x 49 x 13 mm
Weight: 107 grams
Standby Time: Up to 336hrs
Talk Time: Up to 4hrs 54mins
#7
If you need 3G then 5230 is £78.95 from carphonewarehouse - has GPS too according to the website bit no WiFi.

If you want Wifi and 3G and GPS then you need 5800. Careful segmentation by Nokia.
#8
sim lock?
#9
Bought one of these a few months ago when they were £100 at CPW.

Love the phone despite the lack of 3G or GPS. I have a separate bluetooth GPS receiver which was less than a tenner and despite using a 3G enabled phone before this, the speed in browsing is negligible (you'll only see a difference if downloading "large" file (e.g. 4MB mp3 or something).

A couple of points:
- Inbuilt browser isn't that good. I cannot recommend using Opera Mobile enough - it's a truly brilliant mobile browser and miles better than Nokia's one.
- Build quality isn't perfect. It's good but the stylus rattles around inside the phone when it's tucked inside- as does the battery!. To solve the battery problem, you can wedge a small bit of card between the phone chassis and the battery (top tip I got from the thread on here when the £100 CPW deal was posted!)
#10
I avoid this company like the plague
#11
Fantastic phone.
If you want GPS with it you can buy one of these http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/624154/jentro-gps4now-bluetooth-gps-receiv?
Then download Ovi Maps and bobs your auntie.

Alternatively buy the 5800, but I am not sure what the downside is to the 5800?
I like my 5530 though.
#12
Is this PAYG locked to O2? Cheers!
#13
Maria
Fantastic phone.
If you want GPS with it you can buy one of these http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/624154/jentro-gps4now-bluetooth-gps-receiv?
Then download Ovi Maps and bobs your auntie.

Alternatively buy the 5800, but I am not sure what the downside is to the 5800?
I like my 5530 though.


Only downside to the 5800 is the build quality, it used to not have kinetic scrolling or as many features on the home screen, however more recent firmware updates have fixed that.

I have a 5530, aside not having GPS inbuilt or 3G its a great phone.

As already mentioned the GPS problem can be solved by adding a bluetooth GPS receiver, the upside to this is it puts less strain on the battery, the downside is you have another device to charge and carry around with you.

If however 3G is important to anyone, then do not even look at this phone.
#14
locked?
#15
Avoid this company if buying a contract phone. pay as you go should be ok but this company will get your details and prob still credit check you for nothing.
#16
Are these easy to unlock?
1 Like #17
dial a phone are owned by phones4u who r shi*e but i've bought a fair few phones from them and sold them on...no complaints - slightly slow delivery though...and all phones have come unlocked...
#18
Excellent, just ordered!
Ordered from them in October for the first time and no problems, no hassle!
#19
ordered... Fingers Crossed now!
#20
Mr Noseybonk
Are these easy to unlock?


New Nokia models like this one are impossible to unlock yourself (without expensive equipment, which i'm not even sure is even commercially available to individuals over here yet..)

Phone shops which have the required equipment (called a DM3 box) for unlocking new Nokias are listed here: http://www.dm3unlock.com/service/

if none of those places are local to you, some of them let you mail in your phone but it's not cheap.. this site (http://www.fonefunshop.co.uk/Unlocking/unlock/nokiabb5sl3.htm) does mail ins too but at £35 it's probably not worth it..
#21
There seem to be some odd reviews about this, some state that it has not got wifi, but according to...

http://europe.nokia.com/find-products/devices/nokia-5530-xpressmusic

That appears to specify it has got WIFI but not GPS.

Even though it has WIFI, BBC iplayer does not work on it.
#22
I have full body Zagg InvisibleShield protector for sale - £7incl
#23
i would prefer wifi to 3g tbh. HOT!!
1 Like #24
This is a great price for this phone. Nokia have sewn up the smartphone market at this price. I just bought the Nokia 5230 from CPW. (I say just, had it since 5th March and paid £99 and I love it)


5230 - Basic 2MP camera , built in GPS inc A-GPS and 3G, 3.2" screen. (NO Wifi). I tried BBC iplayer but site says phone is not supported.
5530 - Wifi, 3.15MP camera with LED flash and autofocus (NO 3G). Smaller screen than all the other Nokia touchscreen phones mentioned 2.9"
5800 - Wifi , 3G, GPS inc A-GPS, 3,15MP camera with LED flash and autofocus. 3,2" screen. Works with BBC iplayer.
N97 - All of the above including digital magneto compass and 5MP camera. Resistive touchscreen. 3.5"
C6 - Possibly an N97 with slide out qwerty keyboard, specs not confirmed yet. More to go wrong since it has plenty of physical keys. On screen qwerty works very well (landscape mode) in my experience of the 5230. Might not be so easy on the smaller screened 5530.
X6 - Similar spec to N97 without compass but has capacitive touchscreen.
N900 - I wish :)

BBC iplayer support discussion regarding 5530 >

http://discussions.europe.nokia.com/t5/Phone-Applications/N5530-Viewing-iPlayer-etc/td-p/555249/page/2

I got the 5230 because I wanted the free sat nav via ovi maps. This is very good, you need a 4GB or larger micro sdhc card, as the Europe map is 2GB + voices are 40MB or so each I think. Has speed cameras etc. Anyway the 5530 doesn't have a built in GPS. I also wanted the 5230 over the 5530 because I have web bolt on and am using 3G. I do miss Wifi sometimes and wish I had enough moolah for the 5800.

This is a rough comparison. Hopefully you can see the pros and cons. The price is great and there's plenty of symbian apps. I have Google Calendar synced to the Calendar on the phone using Mail for exchange. I also get emails pushed to the phone too. These phones are so cheap and can do so much for the money.
#25
i have just ordered one hope they are unlocked
#26
This is an absolute steal. My gf has this phone and I've got the 5800 and they're both great!

I bought her's for £30 more than this deal from CPW before Xmas and the deal went past 500 degrees hot!

You can watch live Freeview channels on this phone through TV Catchup on the Skyfire browser. And as mentioned the Opera Mobile browser is great and has tabbed browsing.

The only thing to watch out for is this company sneaks "opt out" insurance onto the sales of their PAYG phones which if you forget to cancel after the first month begins to charge you.
#27
"opt out" insurance? How to cancel it? Haven't see the option when purchase it!
#28
I tried Skyfire (thanks Taksim_Red) as suggested but on the 5230 and it works via 3G. I can see O2 sending me a text to quit! lol. It's a bit jerky but the audio is great. Definitely watchable. Although I'll wait until I have the money for a wifi capable nokia :) Just checked and BBC iplayer works fine using the Skyfire browser via 3G. So anyone getting the 5530 can use Wifi and it'll be perfect then :)

"When using Skyfire to view the BBC iPlayer, you are using the desktop version, hence you can view programs not normally available on the mobile version, for example 'Heroes'" Source : http://www.allaboutsymbian.com/news/item/8581_BBC_iPlayer_for_all_S60_users_.php
#29
winnieyht;8116295
"opt out" insurance? How to cancel it? Haven't see the option when purchase it!

It's just before the payment stage when items are listed - i.e. phone @ £69.95 and O2 payg @ £10.00. Then at the bottom there is an item for insurance @ £00.00. But there is also a note that this is free for 1 month and can be canceled at any time.

You could cancel this item or accept it for free but you will have to cancel the insurance before the free period runs out if you do not wish to pay for their insurance.

Thanks OP for the post. :thumbsup:Just ordered 1 - now need to look for various apps for it!
#30
Thanks rlmc, will try to find out how to cancel it after 1 mon. Thinks the option will turn up after the phone is delivered.
banned#31
Ordered thanks
#32
Also ordered - I was able to remove the insurance on the checkout screen.
#33
The stripped down 5530 and 5230 have both got major drawbacks over the original 5800 - sadly.

Neither of them will do quite what I want a phone to do, so it's going to have to be a 5800 - anyone know of any good PAYG deals?
#34
androoski
If you need 3G then 5230 is £78.95 from carphonewarehouse - has GPS too according to the website bit no WiFi.


No it's not. More like £110 with the £10 mandatory credit :roll:
#35
Newbold
The stripped down 5530 and 5230 have both got major drawbacks over the original 5800 - sadly.

Neither of them will do quite what I want a phone to do, so it's going to have to be a 5800 - anyone know of any good PAYG deals?


I too would like the 5800, however 5230 suited me ok. Try the following site to find a decent payg deal on the 5800 >

http://www.rightmobilephone.co.uk/

mobiles.co.uk has the best price on the 5800 atm at £149.90, according to the forementioned site. Could well be cheaper elsewhere but so far I've never seen it below the £149 mark. Sratch that, looks like the prices are out of date sorry.
#36
fishz
No it's not. More like £110 with the £10 mandatory credit :roll:


The 5230 was on sale for £78.95 recently, I posted the deal.

It's now gone back up to full price, despite the search results on the CPW site still showing the old price.
#37
fishmaster
I too would like the 5800, however 5230 suited me ok. Try the following site to find a decent payg deal on the 5800 >

http://www.rightmobilephone.co.uk/

mobiles.co.uk has the best price on the 5800 atm at £149.90, according to the forementioned site. Could well be cheaper elsewhere but so far I've never seen it below the £149 mark. Sratch that, looks like the prices are out of date sorry.


I got the 5800 for £107 (£97 + £10 top up) brand new from TMobile. They did a 33% off all phones day before Xmas. Also got £15 casback aswell.

Doubt you'd be seeing it that cheap again for a while though!
#38
Any idea if memory card is supplied? unlocked?
Heat Added..!
#39
Ordered for my son (after he dropped his phone down the loo)
Heat added.
#40
alot of people including me has been having trouble with the phone turning off when you answer a call or make a call. its been going on for months now and there still isnt a fix.

just search on google to find out more about it

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