Nokia 5700 XpressMusic 3G SmartPhone Overview
Expected UK Release Date: Available
Twist Action Dedicated Function Modes
Music Player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA)
Album Art Display
2.2 Inch 16 Million Colour QVGA Screen (320 x 240 Pixels)
2 Megapixel Camera with Flash & 4 x Digital Zoom
3G HSCSD Technology
The above ratings are average figures, which have been generated from submitted mobile phone reviews.
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic Review
The Nokia 5700 XpressMusic 3G smartphone comes with a highly useable twist action keypad, camera mode & music mode which makes the handset a pleasure to use. The casing comes in a choice of colours which include red, grey or black coloured main section & the remainder of the handset comes in a smooth white finish. The 5700 is stylish, fashionable & a fun handset to use. The phone is a member of the Nokia XpressMusic range which includes other fashionable music phones including the Nokia 3250 XpressMusic & the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic. The 5700 XpressMusic weighs 128 gram which is a good weight for a 3G capable smartphone. The phone has a solid & chunky feel when in the users hand which measures 17.3mm thick, 50.5mm wide & 108.2mm high. The Nokia 5700 XpressMusic comes with a removable battery, a headset, travel charger, USB cable, Nokia PC Suite CD Rom & a user guide included in the start up kit.
The phone comes with a high quality music player which is easily accessible & manageable with the twist action feature. The user can simply twist the bottom section of their handset to access the music mode of the Nokia 5700 which provides the user with a play or pause key, stop key & a rewind or fast forward key. The user can view their music information & album art on the 2.2 Inch colour screen which provides the user with up to sixteen million colours on a beautifully clear screen. The music player provides the user with Hi Fi quality stereo sound from their portable music featured 3G smartphone. The music player can play music in MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA format. The user can control their music easily & gain the best sound quality using the built in equaliser, stereo widening, balance & loudness features. The built in FM radio provides the user with a visual radio feature which allows the user to listen to their music & interact with their favourite radio stations. The visual radio feature allows the user to view information about what song is playing, who performs the song & other information about the song. The user can enjoy video & 3D stereo ringing tones on their Nokia 5700 XpressMusic as well as RNG, WAV, WVE, AMR, WB-AMR, AU, MIDI, AAC, MP3, WMA & RMF ringing tone formats.
The user can twist their phone to camera mode which allows the user to access the camera capture key & the zoom keys. The camera feature provides the user with a built in 2 megapixel camera complete with flash & 4 x zoom option. The camera comes with a landscape mode & panorama mode which allows the user to capture a panoramic photo which is up to five photos wide. The camera feature comes with all the photo editing features a user will expect from a digital camera. The user can play video in popular video formats & record their video footage using the camera feature. The twist action handset provides the user with a video mode which provides a play or pause key, stop & rewind or fast forward key. The twist video mode allows the user to have full control over their video & imaging features. The user can use the movie director feature for automated video production & the RealOne player allows the user to watch their video or stream music video. The Nokia 5700 XpressMusic comes with an enhanced video editor which comes complete with different effects & video options waiting for the user to create & enhance their videos.
The 5700 XpressMusic comes with a MicroSD™ memory option which allows the user to expand the phones memory up to 2 Gbytes & the phone has built in flash & RAM memory. The battery will provide the user with approximately 288 hours of GSM standby time & 3.5 hours of GSM talk time from a full charged battery. The battery provides up to 270 hours of WCDMA standby time & approximately 2.5 hours of WCDMA talk time. The phone comes with quad band technology complete with WCDMA 2100 & the phone will switch between network bands automatically. The user has a large choice of connectivity options including Bluetooth® wireless connectivity, USB cable connection with Pop Port™ & infra red. The 5700 XpressMusic supports EDGE technology & GPRS which allows the user to experience fast data transfers on their 3G smartphone. The phone comes with a full Internet browser with open source software which provides the user with access to the Internet from their mobile phone.
The user can enjoy creating, sending & receiving messages as either a SMS message, MMS message, email, audio or instant message. The SMS message contains text & symbols in the message & can be shared between any SMS compatible contacts. The SMS message reader feature can read from text to speech which allows the user to hear their messages when they are unable to look at the screen. The MMS message can contain text, sound, photo or video & can be shared between compatible MMS contacts. The email service on the Nokia 5700 XpressMusic supports IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, IMAP IDLE & OMA formats which allows the user to enjoy email attachments. The 5700 comes with an instant messaging service which allows the user to communicate with other instant messaging contacts who are online at the same time as the user. The phone has a content protection facility, offline mode & the handset has an automatic keypad lock. The phone comes with an easy to access enhanced calendar feature complete with appointments & meeting facility. The 3G smartphone comes with S60 version 3.1 software on a Symbian operating system. The user can take part in a 3G video call & enjoy a face to face video call with all video calling compatible contacts. The phone supports speaker independent name dialling which allows the user to control their calls easily. The Nokia 5700 comes with other call features including a push to talk option, handsfree speaker phone facility & a vibration alert.
Nokia 5700 XpressMusic Specifications & Features
2.2 Inch 16 Million Colour QVGA Screen (320 x 240 Pixels)
2 Megapixel Camera
4 x Digital Zoom
Twist Access Dedicated Camera Mode
Panorama Mode (up to 5 Photos)
Video Player (MPEG4 SP & MPEG4 AVC)
Enhanced Video Editor
SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
Email (IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, IMAP IDLE & OMA)
Email Attachment (JPEG, 3GP & MP3)
Text to Speech Reader
Music Player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ & WMA)
Dedicated Music Keys
Twist Access Dedicated Music Mode
Album Art Display
Hi Fi Stereo Sound
5 Band Equaliser
Nokia Audio Manager & Windows Media Player
SIND Voice Dialling
Polyphonic MIDI Ringtones
3D Stereo Ringtones
Marble Cannon Game
City Bloxx Game
New & Enhanced Calendar View
S60 3.1 on Symbian Operating System
Push To Talk
Automatic Keypad Lock
Quad Band (GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)
Full Web Browser
Memory & Talk Time
128 Mbytes Flash Memory, 64 Mbytes RAM & MicroSD™ Memory up to 2 Gbytes
3.5 Hours GSM Talk Time
288 Hours GSM Standby
Weight & Size
108.2 x 50.5 x 17.3 mm
Your Nokia 5700 XpressMusic Reviews
Reviewer: Nessim Stevenson – Beirut, Lebanon
Date: 20th Oct 2008
SUCH A GREAT PHONE! I’ve had it for more than a year now, it’s really good! OK, it looks good, the twist is really cool, very loud speakers.
One problem, if you drop it too much & too hard, it gets completely broken! (twist gets messed up, message buttons don’t work, & music player doesn’t work)
Reviewer: Peter – Robertson, UK
Date: 7th Sep 2008
Good for music & cool twist but Bluetooth bad & text size tiny jack input fragile.
Reviewer: Prakul Sharma – Jaipur , India
Date: 2nd Sep 2008
Its Really a very fine phone.
Reviewer: Adam – Sharm Elshikh, Egypt
Date: 11th Aug 2008
It’s really great I like it very much but for all owner of the same phone I want to ask one thing because I bought this phone from Russia & I can’t write by Arabic any SMS & some people said to me that I must change software but I want Russia language also.
So if someone knows how I can add this language please if it’s possible inform me by posting a reply here. I will wait.
Reviewer: Jj – UK
Date: 27th Jul 2008
I’ve been looking to buy this phone for ages & it looks great. My friend’s got one which he bought in America & the features are really good & the music player is much better than the Walkman. I’ve looked in all the high street phone shops but they didn’t know what it was. Can you suggest any places where they sell it fairly cheap & they could ship it to the UK?
Reviewer: Kannan – Chennai, India
Date: 1st Jul 2008
I am using this for past 1 year I could not see & disadvantage in this phone. I like to hear music often so preferred this more than Sony Walkman phone.
Reviewer: Phu Tat Pham – Gia Lai, Viet Nam
Date: 18th Jun 2008
I love it very very much, great looking mobile phone.
Reviewer: Josh – Auckland, New Zealand
Date: 8th Jun 2008
Wow this phone rocks!
I have had this phone from October. Dropped it many times on concrete. Got washed in the washing machine but after a bit of drying it still works 120% could’ve been a bit louder but it’s cool!
Reviewer: Vinaysalar – Muzaffarnagar, India
Date: 7th Jun 2008
This is the best Nokia phone forever.
Reviewer: Ishan Saxena – Uttar Pradesh, India
Date: 19th May 2008
Wow. What a handset. High class general packet radio service (GPRS quality 11). Stereo sound. You can feel the magic sound. I am very happy to have bought this mobile phone. Thank you Nokia. It has a great look. A stylish camera. Thanks Nokia for making 5700. Bye.
Reviewer: Mohammed – Damascus, Syrian Arab Republic
Date: 2nd May 2008
Well Ryan I will help you with your problem first thing you should do is to scan it for a virus because that is the most common restarting or freezing cause. The virus can also cause problems with microphones & speakers. If it isn’t a virus then it must be that you bought the mobile from a bogus dealer. If you can return it to the shop, take your money & buy it from a trusted dealership.
Reviewer: Andy – Chiang Mai, Thailand
Date: 27th Apr 2008
I have owned this phone since Aug 2007. It is excellent. The call quality is good. The music player is great, awesome sound quality & great for travelling the built in speakers are more than adequate. With a 2GB card I have 26 hours of music downloaded via WMP. Access to the Internet without any problems except for speed but what do you expect from a mobile phone. Works well as a modem slow speed 115kbps but better than nothing. The camera is the only let down poor to average quality. It is a very solid phone I have dropped it a few times without any external damage though this week I discovered I can no longer send anything by Bluetooth but it still receives OK (maybe because I dropped it? ).
I really do recommend this phone mine is 8 months old & still under warranty so I will let you know more about the Bluetooth problem once it comes back to me.
Reviewer: Ryan – Tauranga, New Zealand
Date: 25th Apr 2008
Great phone, but I have some issues, every so often it will decide it’s time for a restart, & just restarts when your in the middle of checking a SMS message or something, or it will decide that it won’t let the microphone work anymore, so people can’t here you when you or they call, until turn your phone off & back on.
Also had some trouble with voice recognition & setting up voice dialling (sort of got it to work when it doesn’t decide to restart on you).
Reviewer: John – Perth, Australia
Date: 4th Apr 2008
For me I hoped so much for this phone to live up to my expectations but it is a bug ridden nightmare that they don’t have a fix for.
The phone locks up when using Bluetooth & all you can do is pull the battery.
The phone by itself is great with amazing features but if you use Bluetooth for car kits & such it is a nightmare.
I have had this phone for over a year & the battery life is good & no problems from the swivel base but I was having problems with the microphone not working till you do a factory settings reset (it has happened 5 times).
I hope they can fix the bugs as I won’t to keep it but need my Bluetooth to work.
Reviewer: Kartik – India
Date: 2nd Apr 2008
It is the best but not so good for daily use as it is a delicate mobile phone.