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Nokia 5310 review: Nostalgia from the past returns

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In its new look, the Nokia 5310 has the look and feel of the classic phone with the same name. Well, it also has the iconic music buttons.

HMD Global has come up with a series of “Classic Phones” which features rebranded versions of the popular Nokia phones from the years gone by. From the iconic Nokia 3310 to Nokia 8110 banana, the company has been able to tap into the nostalgia of the 90s and early 2000s. This year, HMD Global revived another popular phone from the past – Nokia 5310 XpressMusic phone.

In its new look, the Nokia 5310 has the look and feel of the classic phone with the same name. Well, it also has the iconic music buttons. Even the unboxing and setting up the phone gives the same old Nokia experience as one has to manually insert the battery to power it up. Well, to top it all off, there is the familiar Nokia logo on display. 

As far as the camera is concerned, the new 5310 has a 0.4MP VGA camera, which is actually a step down from the 2MP camera present on the original 5310 XpressMusic. Well, you cannot really expect much from this camera. So, the picture will always be a dull one, but then blame it on the hardware. 

The Nokia 5310 is powered by an unnamed processor which is coupled with 16MB of storage and a whopping 8MB of RAM. Apart from this, the storage can be expanded to 32GB using a microSD card. If we look at the onboard storage capacity, it looks light considering the phone says its highlight is music. It is backed by a 1200mAh removable battery and this can power the phone for five days straight. 

If we take a look at the software, the Nokia 5310 runs the very old Symbian Series 30+, which was first rolled out in 2014. There is no way to download or install any sort of apps. It also doesn’t have WhatsApp or any form of standalone social media app. However, there is a web browser, but then it only supports WAP on 2G.

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