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Nokia 5710 XpressAudio Hands-on

YugatechOctober 13, 2022

Last month, HMD Global has launched in the Philippines its latest feature phones and one of them is the Nokia 5710 XpressAudio. It’s a throwback to the classic XpressMusic line but this one has something new to offer – built-in TWS earbuds. Read our hands-on below.

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I owned a couple of XpressMusic devices back in the day and I can see what HMD Global is trying to do when it comes to its design. For starters, it features the classic red and black colorway and a keypad design that reminds us of the 5310 of 2007.

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As expected, the body is made of polycarbonate with a matte finish. However, it doesn’t feel as good as other Nokia feature phones like the Nokia 8110 4G banana phone. In some ways, it feels flimsy and hollow.

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The front part houses the 2.4-inch QVGA TFT colored screen. It’s low-res and has poor viewing angles, which is expected of a feature phone. Above the screen is the earpiece, while situated on its left side are the large volume buttons, while on the right are the music control buttons.

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The device is chunky with rounded sides so it’s still easy to grip. When held with one hand, you’ll be able to easily press one side of the controls with your thumb. However, the other side is harder to reach. Therefore, you’ll be required to use two hands just to fiddle with the buttons.

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Placed on the bottom of the device is the microUSB port for charging.

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At the back, we have the 0.3MP camera, LED flash, and a couple of slits for the speakers. Just above the camera is the slider that reveals/hides the TWS earbuds.

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Just like old Nokias, the back panel is removable. From here, you’ll be able to access the removable battery, two nano-sized SIM card slots, and a microSD card.

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To use the earbuds for the first time, you’ll need to place it in the phone for detection. You’ll see the buds light up in red to indicate that it’s charging. Next, take out the earbuds which will then light up in blue to indicate that it’s ready for pairing via Bluetooth. Go to the phone’s menu and click on the earbuds icon, then click on “Devices found” to initiate discovery. Once the earbuds are found just pair to it and you’re good to go.

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The 5710 XpressAudio has its own media player so can install your own microSD that has your MP3 collection. Or you can listen to the FM Radio.

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The earbuds are also made of plastic and feel solid. It’s also tiny and light, so it won’t tire your ears even if you wear them for long periods. The audio quality is decent and is mostly bassy with just the right amount of treble. It’s definitely for casual users who just want to listen to music on a trusty feature phone.

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The Nokia 5710 XpressAudio is now available in stores for PHP 4,190.

Nokia 5710 XpressAudio specs:
2.4-inch QVGA (320 x 240) TFT LCD, 167 ppi
Unisoc T107
48MB RAM
128MB Internal Storage
microSD card slot (up to 32GB)
0.3MP Rear Camera w/ LED Flash
Dual-SIM
4G LTE
Bluetooth 5.0
Dual Speakers
Micro USB (USB 2.0)
S30+​ OS by Nokia
Built-in wireless earbuds charging from the phone
1,450mAh removable battery w/ 2.75W charging
138.9 x 57.7 x 16.2 mm
129.1 g
Black, Red

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