Nokia X5-01 Detailed Full User Review Including Video Review, Close Up Pictures & Features

by Rohit on April 12, 2011

I have been testing Nokia X5-01 Smartphone from Nokia for few days now and I will share my experience of using this phone. First of all its look and feel, the phone is very sleek and comfortable to hold in hand especially when the slider is closed. You can practically use all functions without opening the slider except for typing some text or dialing some numbers.

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The keys on the Full Qwerty keypad are easy to use and comfortable to type on. The device is light in weight and feels good to hold. The back cover is metallic and phone feels very sturdy in hand. The keys below are screen are little cramped and closely located, which might be a problem for people with large hands and thumbs. The picture quality of the phone camera is very average, although its 5 Megapixel camera with flash, but the quality of the images is just about average. The music quality from speakers is good and loud, also quite fine from the earphones.

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Battery life is also quite ok for a small sleek phone, as it gives you up to 5 hours of talk time on 2G voice calls with the 950 mAh battery (type BL-5F) equipped in Nokia X5-01. One very interesting features of this phone is that it supports home media server. So if you have devices like computer and media drives on your WiFi network, you can access the media files, music and video over the network and copy them to your phone wirelessly using the WiFi network,this functionality works like a charm on this small X5 device.

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Web browsing experience is also fine, good enough for normal text browsing, for high image content and wide pages, it may not be very comfortable to read a website, but for normal content its good. For the price point of the X5-01, the phone is packed with some really value for money features in a cute form factor. When I mention cute, its quite obvious this phone appeals more to gals as they like sleek and cute looking devices, but with all the functionality, X5-01 is the beauty with the brains.

Nokia X5-01 Detailed Specifications

Detailed Specifications of Nokia X5-01 are :

  • Dimensions: 74.3 x 66.44 x 16.85 mm
  • Weight (with battery): 129 g
  • Volume: 76 cc
  • Display and user interface
  • Size: 2.36"
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels QVGA 2.4” TFT display in 16 million colors
  • Up to 262,000 colours, 18-bit colour
  • Landscape
  • Torch light
  • Accelerometer
  • Internal vibration feature
  • Keys and input methods
  • Slide-out QWERTY keyboard
  • Media key for quick music player access
  • 4-way Navigation key
  • Call and end keys
  • Home key
  • Personalization
  • Customizable home screen:
  • Themes
  • Icons
  • Shortcuts
  • Menu
  • Customizable profiles
  • Ringtones: MP3, AAC, eAAC+, polyphonic 64 voices, video
  • Themes
  • wallpapers
  • screensavers
  • ringtones
  • Pre-installed themes
  • changeable colour themes
  • Hardware
  • Power Management
  • BL-5F 950 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
  • GSM (band 850) up to 4 h
  • GSM (all other bands) up to 5 h
  • 3G up to 3 h 30 mins
  • Standby time (maximum):
  • GSM up to 400 h
  • 3G up to 400 h
  • Music playback time: up to 30 h
  • Operation times may vary depending on radio access technology used, operator network configuration and usage.
  • Memory
  • MicroSD memory card slot, up to 32 GB
  • 2 GB microSD card supplied in box
  • Internal memory: 200 MB
  • Operating frequency
  • Quad-band EGSM 850/900/1800/1900 3GPP Rel. 5
  • WCDMA 850/1900/2100 or 900/1900/2100
  • Automatic switching between GSM bands
  • Flight mode
  • Data network
  • EDGE multi-slot class 32, maximum speed 296 kbps downlink
  • GPRS multi-slot class 32, maximum speed 100 kbps downlink
  • HSDPA category 9, maximum speed 10.2 Mbps downlink
  • HSUPA category 5, maximum speed 2 Mbps uplink
  • WLAN 802.11b/g
  • Connectivity
  • Stereo Bluetooth version 2.1 with Enhanced Data Rate and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)
  • High-speed microUSB 2.0 connector
  • Support for local and remote SyncML synchronization
  • 3.5 mm AV connector
  • USB charging
  • Software & Applications
  • Software platform & user interface
  • S60 3rd edition release 3.2.3
  • Voice commands
  • FOTA (firmware update over the air)
  • Software updates
  • Applications
  • Nokia Messaging 2.0 for email and chat
  • Ovi Suite 2.0/2.1 for syncing with computer
  • Ovi Contacts 2.0 for backing up contacts and social networking
  • Ovi Store support on phone to get more apps
  • Ovi Mail free email account with 1 GB storage
  • Facebook
  • Myspace
  • Hi5
  • Calendar
  • To-do list
  • Notes
  • Recorder
  • Calculator
  • Clock
  • Converter
  • Communications
  • Email and messaging
  • Easy-to-use email client with attachment support for images, videos, music, and documents
  • Supported for SMTP, IMAP4, POP3, MMS, SMS. Unified MMS/SMS editor
  • Nokia Xpress audio messaging
  • Call management
  • Contacts: advanced contacts database with support for multiple phone and e-mail details per entry and thumbnail pictures
  • Speed dialling, voice dialling (speaker independent) and voice commands
  • Logs of dialled, received and missed calls
  • Conference calling
  • Integrated hands free speakers
  • Sharing & Internet
  • Browsing and internet
  • Full web browsing of web pages
  • WAP 2.0, XHTML browser over HTTP/TCP/IP stack
  • Photography
  • Camera
  • 5 megapixel camera
  • Full focus
  • LED Flash
  • Zoom up to 4x (digital)
  • High-speed USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Bluetooth 2.1 EDR wireless connectivity
  • Video camera
  • Video capture in VGA at up to 15 fps
  • Video codecs & formats
  • MPEG-4, VGA at up to 15 fps
  • Video file format: .mp4 (default), .3gpp (H.263)
  • Music & audio
  • Music features
  • Music player for mp3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC, WMA, DAC 33 audio chip
  • Ovi Music Store support
  • Integrated speaker
  • Stereo FM radio (87.5-108 MHz/76-90 MHz), RDS
  • Internet Radio
  • Gaming
  • Games
  • Preloaded games, dependent upon sales region
  • Additional games available at Ovi Store
  • Environmental features
  • Energy efficiency
  • Power Save mode, ambient light sensor, unplug charger reminder

Nokia X5-01 Detailed Video Review

Nokia X5-01 Close Up Pictures Gallery

Nokia X5-01 Price In India

You can buy a Nokia X5-01 around Rs. 10,000 in India.


Rohit Khurana is a professional Technology Blogger from India. Check more about him on his profile page.

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