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Nokia Summer 2007

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The 5310 is the simplest of the phones unveiled by Nokia at the Go Play event. It is a thin candybar that is lightweight and compact. Because it is so thin, cradling it in your hand is a breeze. It has the same styling as the 5610, with the same updated maroon and dark gray coloring, as well as revised media playback functions.

The materials, though, are just a tad cheaper than those of the 5610. The nav cluster is smaller, and so are the keys on the keypad. They all provide decent feedback and travel, but do feel like they belong on an entry level phone.

The media playback features are exactly like those of the 5610, with the same new menus, styling and themes. The 5310 does have the three media keys along the left side of the screen like the 5300. These keys provide instant access to and control of the media player. Hitting the "play" button launches the media player and begins playing whatever was played last via the speakerphone. You can also skip forward and backward tracks with these external buttons. Unlike the 5300s rubber buttons, they are plastic, and smaller. These buttons felt a bit cheap to use as well. The right function key serves to launch the full menu of the media player when on the home screen.

The 5310 has a 2 Megapixel camera, and it performed poorly in the dark room. Images were very grainy and not always in focus.

Though the 5310 has features befitting of its entry level status, it is a small and stylish candybar phone.

 

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