"Nokia 5300 Quality Very Poor"1.0 starson by fitzdicksn
Pros: lots of features
Cons: Quality and Warranty
Summary: Lets get beyond what the phone looks like and what look like "COOL" or "Sexy" features. Just everybody offers a wide array of cool stuff on their phones today.
How does the Nokia 5300 stand up under normal, easy usage? IT DOESN"T. So all those "COOL" features just added to your wastage of hard earned money.
I bought a brand new Nokia 5300 in mid June 2007 to upgrade my 3 year old Nokia 3220 which was a personal use phone. This was to be the 6th Nokia phone that our family has had in the last few years. The Nokia 5300 stopped working by July 7th. So the phone lasted 3 whole weeks.
The Nokia 5300 was carried in a leather pouch on my belt right beside my Blackberry 8703E which is my work phone. It was acquired 3 months ago to replace a Palm Treo 600 which was 2.5 years old and starting to act up.
To make a long story short the Nokia 5300 phone apparently became "water damaged". But the only water this phone was ever exposed to was humidity in the air which is difficult for most of us to control. I work in an office environment but have been known to venture outside the air conditioned office, house and car. Since I live in Western Canada, we are not talking excessive humidity levels. This might be a good phone if you were working in Saudia Arabia.
This same "humidity" has not bothered my Blackberry 8703e, the Palm Treo 600 nor the Motorola V330, T720 and StarTac phones nor the Nokia 3220 that I have used in the exactly the same conditions and in the same environment.
So my recommendation to anyone who reads this is quite simple.
Nokia quality has seriously slipped downhill. It is obvious that their new 5300 phones are not adequately sealed against humidity and they of course refuse to stand behind their inferior, defective product.
Spend your hard earned money and buy something of quality like a Motorola, Sony Ericsson 810i, Samsung, LG or Sanyo.
If you do sucker for a Nokia, well don't say I didn't warn you. ...