This is one of the finest device from Nokia, I had ever seen. Nokia usually has its finger on the pulse when it comes to new mobile phone designs that appeal to core markets, but we’re more than a little intrigued by the angular approach taken by the new X5-01.
The Nokia X5-01 is a Symbian S60 (3rd gen) device that measures 74x66mm and is 17mm thick, so it certainly isn’t one for those who are shy of pocket. It has full QWERTY slider form factor that has a long list of applications from SMS and email, to IM and social networking.
Multimedia and social networking also seem key to the X5, which offers 24 hours of music playback (plus an alleged 16-day standby and 3.5 hour talk time), and a “spin the phone” option to select random tracks. It also offers support for Ovi Music and the “Comes with Music” service, that has become synonymous with the X-Series phone.
The Nokia X5-01 is a full-blown smartphone too – 600MHz and 256MB RAM put it within a stone’s throw of the Nokia N8 performance. It comes with a 5MP camera.
It’s clearly not a phone that will appeal to everyone, but some will fall for its looks and rectangular charm. And as far as non-touch smartphones go, the Nokia X5-01 actually ranks pretty high on features.
It has a couple of nice tricks too. If you press and hold the volume key, then shake the X5-01 it will “knock” several times – according to how many new messages you have. You can also skip a music track by shaking the phone.
It’s really an eye catching phone and look makes it more wonderful things to go for.
But of course a little disappointments to find that the X5-01 doesn’t have a GPS receiver. Check out for the list of pros and cons to see what made the cut and what didn’t.
- Full QWERTY slider form factor
- Quad-band GSM/EDGE, tri-band 3G with HSDPA and HSUPA
- Symbian S60 UI, 3rd edition FP2
- 600MHz processor, 256MB RAM; 200MB user-accessible storage
- 2.36″ 256K-color QVGA display
- 5 megapixel fixed-focus camera, LED flash, VGA@15fps video recording
- Standard microUSB port (charging)
- microSD card slot (32GB supported, 2GB included)
- Wi-Fi b/g; DLNA and UPnP support
- Bluetooth (with A2DP)
- Accelerometer-based controls
- Dedicated media key
- Stereo FM radio with RDS, Internet radio
- 3.5mm audio jack
- Excellent audio quality
- Comes With Music bundle in select markets
- Good email and social networking support
- Office document viewer; ZIP file support
- Quick Business and Personal homescreen toggle
- No GPS receiver
- No office document editing
- Small, low-resolution screen
- Non-hot-swappable microSD card under the battery
- Fixed focus camera
- Poor video recording
- No camera lens protection
- No DivX or XviD video support out-of-the-box
- No smart dialing