The forgotten phone: Nokia 5200

We are going back in time. In this edition of ‘The forgotten phone’ we discuss the Nokia 5200. This phone appeared with a striking design and was released in the year 2006. Good to look back on this.

Nokia 5200

In our sections ‘The forgotten smartphone’ and ‘The forgotten phone’ we always look back on devices that have been released in recent years. We do that in this version, going back to the year 2006. In that year the Finnish manufacturer came up with the Nokia 5200, which had many similarities with the Nokia 5300 XpressMusic. In contrast to that device, the 5200 did not bear the name XpressMusic.

The Nokia 5200 would not have been labeled ‘XpressMusic’, the music lover could get started with the phone. On the sides of the screen you could start the music player with one push of a button. In addition, Nokia offered you an FM radio, so you could also listen to your favorite radio station. In terms of specifications, the phone was also equipped with basic functionality.

There was a 2.0 inch screen with a resolution of 160 x 128 pixels. We can’t really imagine that much anymore, but before that time it was common. Nokia also provided the device with 5MB of internal storage space, but of course you could store your music on the memory card. For taking pictures, the Nokia 5200 offered a VGA (0.3 megapixel) camera, with which you could also make videos in low resolution, which were stored in the (infamous?) .3gp format. You had access to the GPRS and EDGE network and there was a WAP browser. The Nokia also had Bluetooth on board, an infrared port and a 760 mAh battery.

The Nokia 5200 appeared on the Dutch market for an amount around 120-150 euros. There was a choice of different color variants. For example white-blue, white-red, white-gray and black.

Nokia 5200 summarized in 3 points:

  • 2.0 inch screen
  • Shortcut next to music player screen
  • Series S40 device

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