Nokia’s 5310 skips on the smarts and focuses on music

High on features low on price
16 June 2020 / 12:55IST

There may never be another snazzy Xpress Music smartphone from Nokia, but the HMD-owned brand is trying to keep its spirit alive by launching a new 5310 even though it’s just a feature phone. Priced at ₹3399, this blast from the past runs Nokia Series 30+ mobile OS and seems to live up to its Xpress Music roots with some unusual features. The plasticy design is eye-catching and will attract attention. No! You won’t have to unlock your phone to change music tracks, because the phone comes with dedicated music playback buttons… located on the phone! There’s a tiny 2.4-inch QVGA display thrown in out of necessity and a smallish 1200mAh battery. But Nokia claims you will get 22 days of standby time (on Dual SIM) and about 20 hours of talk time on a single charge, so you don’t have to worry about plugging it in too often. It even packs in the current trend of dual front-facing speakers so you can bajao locally stored music and if you're in the mood, tune in to your favorite FM station as well. Beat that “smart”phone!