The new Nokia X5 is a rare breed in the mobile phone world, a phone focusing on unusual design, perhaps aimed at consumers buying on looks rather than specification, but one boasting features that would not be out of place on many smartphones. For this reason, the new X5 is a very special handset indeed.
What perhaps impresses as much as the design element are the superb multi media facilities that are on offer with this model. Take the camera facility for example, you would expect somewhere around the 2 to 3 mega pixel mark, however Nokia have gone in with a 5 mega pixel unit, bringing the X5 into line with many smartphones such as the Motorola Defy. The camera is well backed up by features such an LED flash and video capture facilities, enabling footage to be filmed at VGA quality in 15 frames per second. The audio aspect is where the X5 really excels, to such an extent that the manufscturers are advertising the handset with focus heavily on this area. A huge range of file formats can be accepted, including MP3, AAC and eAAC+. The FM tuner also offers an alternative to your own files, perfect if you want to catch up on local or national news. Whatever you choose to listen to, you can do so on your own choice of headphones thanks to a 3.5mm stereo jack being fitted on the model. Only 200MB of storage memory is built in to the phone, but there is a 2GB micro SD card supplied, and you have the option to purchase these up to 32GB should you require it.
The Nokia X5 runs on version 3.2 of the Symbian OS which offers a clear and colourful interface along with great user friendliness. 600Mhz of processor ensure that the phone works quickly, and this is especially apparent when browsing the web, where the processor and some great connectivity facilities combine to give a rounded experience. The X5 is a 3G phone, so when on the move you can achieve the fastest connection possible, and there is even EDGE and GPRS should you stray out of 3G coverage. WiFi however is the ultimate connection, and provided you are in range of a local network, you can achieve the best results. Like models such as the Sony Ericsson Jalou, the X5's main talking point is its design, which sees a move away from the candy bar shape to a more square design, dominated by the screen, with the keyboard sliding out from beneath to offer four rows of well spaced keys.
The impressive aspect about this new model is not just its looks, the phone has more substance than that. Great connectivity, superb media features and a fast processor combine to offer a package that not only looks great but works superbly.
The Nokia X5 and the Nokia E7 Blue are coming soon