Nokia 5130 Playing September 16th


Here is a friendly reminder about T-Mobile’s next media centered phone.  The Nokia 5130, which we told you about last month, is destined for shelves tomorrow and will replace the Nokia 5310 (that still seems backwards to me).  It is a pretty simple, affordable, music playing phone with a 2 megapixel camera, external music controls, a 3.5 mm headphone jack (YAY!) and it will have a couple of color options.  Full specs and a picture after the break.  Don’t forget to leave your thoughts in the comments!
  • Form: Classic
  • Dimensions: 107.5 x 46.7 x 14.8 mm
  • Weight: 88 g (with battery)
  • Volume: 65 cc

Display and 3D

  • Size: 2.0?
  • Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels (QVGA)
  • Up to 262k colours

Keys and input method

  • Numeric keypad
  • Dedicated music and volume keys
  • Voice commands

Colours and covers

  • Available in-box colours:
    – Red
    – Blue
    Available colours may vary per region


  • Micro-USB connector
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector


  • microSD memory card slot, hot swap, support up to 2 GB
  • 1 GB microSD card included
  • Up to 30MB internal user memory


  • BL-5C 1020 mAh Li-Ion standard battery
  • Talk time (maximum): – GSM 6 h
  • Standby time (maximum): – GSM 288 h
  • Video playback time (maximum): 4 h
  • Video recording time (maximum): 1 h
  • Music playback time (maximum): 20 h
Operating frequency

  • Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Data network

  • CSD
  • GPRS release 4, class B, with GPRS multislot class 32
  • EDGE GPRS multislot class 32
  • TCP/IP support
  • Capability to serve as data modem
  • Support for MS Outlook synchronisation of contacts, calendar and notes

Local connectivity and synchronisation

  • Bluetooth version 2.0
  • Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia PC Suite

Call features

  • Integrated hands-free speakerphone
  • Automatic answer with headset or car kit
  • Any key answer
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert
  • Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
  • Automatic redial
  • Speed dialling
  • Fixed dialling number support
  • Vibrating alert (internal)
  • Side volume keys
  • Mute/unmute
  • Contacts with images
  • Conference calling


  • SMS
  • Speed dialling for SMS sending
  • List of recently used numbers in message editor
  • Multiple SMS deletion
  • EMS picture messaging (send and receive)
  • MMS version 1.21 message size up to 300 kb
  • Automatic resizing of images for MMS
  • Nokia Xpress audio messaging
  • Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
  • Distribution lists for messaging
  • Cell broadcast


  • Supported protocols: IMAP4, POP3, SMTP, OMA EMN
  • Support for e-mail attachments

Web browsing

  • Supported mark-up languages: HTML, XHTML
  • Supported protocols: WAP 2.0
  • TCP/IP support
  • Opera mini browser
  • Nokia Mobile Search

  • 2 megapixel camera
  • 4x digital zoom
  • White balance modes: automatic, daylight, tungsten, fluorescent
  • Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
  • Landscape (horizontal) orientation


  • Main camera
  • Video recording at up to 176 x 144 pixels and up to 15 fps
  • Up to 4x digital video zoom
  • Audio recording formats: AMR
  • Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, fluorescent
  • Clip length (maximum): subject to available memory
  • Video Player
  • Video playback file formats: .mp4, .3gp;
  • Landscape mode video playback

Music and audio playback

  • MP3 Music Player
  • Music playback file formats: .mp3 AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF
  • Dedicated music and volume keys
  • FM stereo radio with RDS support
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • Nokia Music Manager
  • Nokia Music Store support

Voice and audio recording

  • Voice commands
  • Voice recorder
  • Audio recording formats: AMR
  • FR, EFR, HR and AMR
  • Digital stereo microphone

Personalisation: profiles, themes, ring tones

  • Customizable profiles
  • Ring tones: AAC, eAAC, eAAC+, MP3, 64- Midi, WMA, WAMR, MXMF (40 built-in tones)
  • Video ring tones (2 built-in tones)
  • Themes:
    – wallpapers
    – animated wallpapers
    – organic wallpapers
    – full-screen wallpapers
    – screensavers
    – animated colour screensavers
    – colour schemes
    – ring tones
    – icons
    – logos
    – pre-installed themes
    – changeable colour themes
    – user defined themes
Software platform and user interface

  • Series 40
  • Voice commands
  • FOTA (Firmware update Over The Air)
  • Demo mode

Personal information management (PIM): contacts, clock, calendar etc.

  • Storage of up to 2000 contacts
  • Support for assigning images to contacts
  • Support for contact groups
  • Closed user group support
  • Fixed Dialling Number support
  • Clock: analog and digital
  • Stopwatch
  • Countdown timer
  • Alarm clock
  • Reminders
  • Calculator
  • Calendar with week and month view
  • Converter
  • Written notes
  • To-do list
  • Prepaid tracker


  • Java™ MIDP 2.0
  • Flash Lite 2.0
  • Chat and instant messaging: Windows Live Support
  • Opera mini browser
  • English-Chinese dictionary
  • Translator
  • Nokia native Email
  • Adding more applications:
    – Use the Download! Client
    – Visit Nokia Software Market


  • Included games:
    – Bounce II
    – Rally 3D
    – Snake III
Sales package contents
  • Nokia 5130 XpressMusic
  • Nokia Battery BL-5C
  • Nokia Charger AC-3X
  • Nokia Headset WH-102
  • Nokia 1 GB microSD card MU-22
  • Connectivity Cable CA-101D
  • Compact User Guide


  • FILA

    nice, nice

  • TRobshi

    Only 2GB memory cards are supported? That’s pathetic

  • andrew

    this is one of tmobile best phone

  • Moose

    @TRobshi I agree this is supposed to be a music phone should support at the very least 8gb

  • MadProfessor

    Hooray for 2G phones! Wait, what.

  • cc

    called tmo & they told me the expandable memory took up to 8 gb….

  • I currently have the 5310, and it’s been a good phone for me. I’ve always liked Nokia phones, though. I’m glad to see the Opera browser on this one (now if I could just convince them to support FLAC).

  • Broke

    Yeah, I thought that 2gb max was an error. But for the the sake of future owners of this phone, I hope they made the screen a little more crack resistant. It has the most fragile screen ever. Otherwise, it has done me well.

    I still can’t wait to retire it though. Smartphone’s a callin’