Nokia 5530 XpressMusic VS Samsung GT-S5233W

The rise phone with various touch interfaces in price range, making familiar for the consumer. It makes vendor more aggressive through untouched such as releasing of touch screen phone with Wi-Fi facility.

As usual, the phone with touch interface still applies plus candybar design with full screen (full touch screen user interface). The body was also relatively flat and slim phone touch screen typical current design follows the pattern of the iPhone.

When we look its, there are fundamental differences in terms of design. Samsung GT-S5233W Wifi has more rounded corners while Nokia 5530 XpressMusic comes with more rectangle corner. Samsung  GT-S5233W WiFi tends to be more broadly but the thickness of the body is still inferior to the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic.

Uniquely, the main button on the bottom of the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic merged with the main screen. Alias for access to the phone and the main menu also includes the touch interface. At Samsung, a narrow area at the bottom of the screen decorated with three physical buttons. That call, end call, and back.

Both are relying resistive touch interface, different with user interface (UI) iPhone that is sensitive to touch of a finger (capacitive). Consequently, must use the stylus to get access performance more perfect. Stylus both phones are stuck in the side of the body.

Samsung Star GT-S5233W WiFi presents touch-screen TFT 262,144 color, 240×400 pixels (WQVGA) plus 3 inches diagonal. It was armed TouchWiz technology in order to get a full touch UI more interactive. Like feedback haptic, vibration plus sensors on the dimensions of color on the touch area.

Like the previous version, Samsung Star GT-S5233W WiFi loaded widgets that can be regulated with drag and crop on the main screen. Widgets that can be shifted, this shift could be hidden in the left side of the screen. Home screen consists of three pages that can be shifted and modified.

Diagonal screen Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is smaller, only 2.9 inches only. However, richer color display via the TFT 16 million colors with a resolution of 360×640 pixels. The Symbian 5th operating system edition supports this phone interface.

With home display like Symbian S60 5th edition, there are widgets as a shortcut to a specific menu and a photo contact. In addition, the main menu also can be changed according to taste in a grid or list composition.

Both phones are equipped with accelerometer technology that automatically adjusts the screen orientation from landscape to Portrait. At the Nokia, accelerometer functions more thoroughly, starting from the beginning to the menu for easy messaging. For Samsung only active for certain features such as type a message.

In this sector, both Nokia and Samsung have adequate thrust multimedia facilities. Although classified as music phone, the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic camera is capable enough to pin capable of 3.2 megapixels.

This camera is capable of producing images with a maximum resolution of 2048×1536 pixels. Quality of the camera shots well enough let alone supported LED flash. In indoor conditions, the object images clear and sharp classified. Outdoor conditions were equally good results thanks to the autofocus and LED flash capable.

For moving picture business, Nokia is also able to record video mp4 with VGA resolution and frame rate to 30 fps, a typical mobile phone Nokia. Samsung Star WiFi are relying on powerful 3.2 megapixel camera, but the picture quality far less available because no flash. The surplus available panorama shooting mode as well as smile shot (photographed object image based on the smile).

Samsung Star WiFi camera can record video. Offers two resolution formats, QVGA (320×240 pixels) or CIF (176×144 pixels) with the MP4 file format with less than frame rate 30fps. In the case of music clearly Nokia 5530 XpressMusic is the master. The phone is equipped with stereo speakers located on the upper and lower body ports plus a standard 3.5 mm audio plus the ability of stretcher A2DP Bluetooth mobile phones.

Latest music player was crammed into this phone with multitasking capabilities. All music files will be detected and separated into different categories based on the title, singer, and albums. About music, Samsung was actually pinned adequate features. For example a music player with unique interface that carries Samsung Touchwiz. The display player is good enough, with the categorization of structured files, view ‘Now Playing’, ID3tag, until the album art.

Unfortunately, the audio output is less qualified because of the loudspeaker and ear peace is one, also because Samsung does not provide the equalizer options. Luckily it available plug stereo headset with Samsung typical. Besides music, they set up an alternative to FM radio through the entertainment sector. But, as usual to activate this menu you have to plug a headset that also functions as an antenna. Not to forget also the availability of the video player.


Unfortunately both phones do not provide 3G data paths classmates. Look at the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic which only provide point EDGE and GPRS data only. Similarly, the Samsung Star WiFi, Internet access was only EDGE class. Both mobile browsers provide built with good skills. However, when compared to actual third-party browser like Opera Mini, the data compression capability and access speed is still losing.

To transfer data, presents the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic Bluetooth and microUSB data cable. Samsung also offers Bluetooth and data cable stable enough when used to send the files to a PC or other device. The presence of WiFi on this phone becomes the second weapon connectivity sector. Via this facility, internet access will be more stable and faster. Unfortunately users can only operate at any hotspot or covered location.

A number of standard applications already embedded in Nokia 5530 XpressMusic starting from PIM, FM Radio, Real player, flash player, handwriting recognition and location. With the java API is complete enough supported C + + Symbian, so this phone can install a variety of programs.

Similarly, Samsung GT-S5233W WiFi runs on any Java MIDP 2.0 platform where third-party applications can be injected on this phone. Star Samsung’s armed WiFi features like Google Maps and Smart Unlock up to handwriting recognition.

It also pinned some interesting games, comes from both phones are based on touch or accelerometer technology. Such as the Nokia 5530 XpressMusic brings Bounce and Thunder Racing. Or the Samsung contained Asphalt 4.


Samsung Star Wifi and Nokia 5530 XpressMusic equally use Lithium Ion Battery 1000 mAh. Charging in all, both phones can hold it for 3 days for normal use. When it comes to storage, Samsung GT-S5233W WiFi set up 100 MB of internal memory or microSD slot. While Nokia’s internal memory about 70 MB but additional memory is supported (microSD) of 4 GB.

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