New XpressMusic Phones Sighted in the Philippines
According to our source, the Nokia 5320 and 5220 have made their official debut here in the Philippines. Featuring the same musical pedigree as the Nokia 5310—which means they accept standard headphones and earphones through their respective 3.5mm audio jacks—these two models are nevertheless vastly different in terms of feature sets, and most importantly, price points.
The higher-end 5320 is a quad-band GSM smartphone that’s also HSDPA-capable (3.5G). It displays information through a 2″ QVGA color display, while its microSD slot accepts up to 8GB of additional memory to complement its 140MB of built-in capacity. A 2 megapixel camera and a secondary camera for video calls, plus Bluetooth and an integrated FM radio complete the line-up.
The 5220 comes off as the more-affordable little brother of the 5320. This tri-band mobile may have the same sized display, its own 2 megapixel camera, and also features a microSD slot, but that’s basically it, save for of course Bluetooth.
Designed for Music
Both phones are designed to play music, and are thin (15mm for the 5320 and 10mm for the 5220 respectively). If our experiences with the Nokia 5310 are any indicator, they will play music well. Maybe that’s why Nokia’s pushing the free music that comes with the phone:
Consumers who purchase the new XpressMusic phones will receive a voucher and an activation code which allows them to start redeeming their favorite music content at www.nokia-asia.com/musicredemption. They simply select from Universal Music‘s extensive catalog of international and local artists, download the song of their choice and enjoy great music on the go with their new XpressMusic phones. Consumers can also side-load the songs as the XpressMusic phones support Windows Media DRM.
Strangely, the more powerful 5320 carries a lower-capacity battery (890 mAh), compared to the 5220′s more powerful 1020 mAh battery. Will this mean that the 5320 will last less on a single charge? Let’s see if we can secure a review unit soon.
The Nokia 5320 retails for P13,370, while the 5220 goes for P9,570.
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