If you are using a smartphone solely for music consumption and basic communication, i.e. calls and texts, then it is an overkill. In this instance, you’d be better off with the Nokia 5310 Music Mobile Phone.
Following the revival of the iconic “banana phone” 8110, the less stylish but nostalgia 3310 and the 2720 Flip, HMD Global has revived the not-quite-that-iconic, but nevertheless somewhat recognizable XpressMusic 5310.
Yeah. It is yet another feature phone, but this one is a music powerhouse (of sort) – thanks to the MP3 player and wireless FM radio with dedicated music buttons and powerful dual front-facing speakers.
Aesthetically, it has the silhouette of its forebear, but only much curvier and rounder. Even the 2.4-inch QVGA screen is curved too.
Other spec-sheet details include 8 GB of RAM, 16 MB internal storage – expandable up to 32 GB via microSD card, a 3.5 mm headphone jack, a VGA camera with flash, Bluetooth 3.9 connectivity, and a 1,200 mAh battery that could last for weeks on standby (or up to 7.5 hours of talk time).
Nokia 5310 Music Mobile Phone will be available this month and in a choice of white/red or black/red, for just 39 euros (about US$42).
Images: HMD Global.