Review: Nokia 5300
The 5300 has a nice-sized digital readout on the top right hand corner of the home screen. Once the display goes to sleep, the clock is shown in a screen-saver mode, and floats about the screen. It can be switched to an analog clock that nearly fills the display of the 5300 when it's asleep. It's a simple, but elegant touch.Bluetooth
Pairing the 5300 with headphones, other phones and computers was easy. When the phone was powered down and back up, it was able to re-establish the Bluetooth pairings. It was no trouble sending music, image, video or regular documents back and forth between the 5300 and other devices. We tried it with both Apple and Windows machines with equal success. A 2.8 megabyte MP3 file took 46 seconds to transfer from the phone to my computer and vice versa. Image files in the 250-400 kb range took less than 10 seconds.
The 5300 worked well with my Bluetooth earpiece. Pairing was simple. I was able to roam more than 30 feet away from the phone without losing the connection. The Bluetooth earpiece call quality was okay, not great. The 5300 also supports stereo Bluetooth. Pairing with a set of stereo headphones was as simple as a regular earpiece, and the sound via Bluetooth was good, but not as good as through regular headphones.
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The only chink in the 5300's Bluetooth armor would be that there was a bit of a hissing sound in the headset.Extras
As with most phones, the 5300 also comes with an assortment of applications such as alarm clock and calendar. The calculator has a large selection of functions for you to choose from, much more so than the typical add, subtract, mutiply and delete.
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