X

Nokia 5030: Cheap radio for developing world, annoying kids

The Nokia 5030 is a radio-centric phone with an internal antenna and a budget price tag, aimed at the developing world and kids on public transport

richard-trenholm-square.jpg
richard-trenholm-square.jpg

Richard Trenholm

See full bio
nokia_5030_red_07.jpg
1 of 4

The lowest ebb of the three Nokia music phones announced today is the Nokia 5030, a phone that not only packs a powerful speaker but is also cheap as chips. Which means annoying kids will be able to afford chips to throw at people who complain about them blaring their music on the back of the bus.

Nokia reckons the 5030 will get you 24 hours of radio time between charges, or 10 hours of talk time. It packs a 48mm (1.8-inch) screen, one-touch radio and channel-selection keys. An internal antenna is included, rather than relying on your headphones, so reception should in theory be better.

As a budget phone, the 5030 includes features aimed at the developing world, with features such as phone-sharing, which tracks pre-pay usage. It doesn't do Comes With Music -- in fact it doesn't do much of anything except make phone calls, look pretty and be cheap. Rather like your humble Craver.

The Nokia 5030 will be available in the second quarter of this year, with prices set at around €40 (£35). Click through our photos for the different colour combos available.

nokia_5030_graphite_05.jpg
2 of 4
nokia_5030_red_06.jpg
3 of 4
nokia_5030_red_04.jpg
4 of 4

More Galleries

Our Favorite Google Doodles Through the Years

More Galleries

Our Favorite Google Doodles Through the Years

49 Photos
2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

More Galleries

2022's Best TV Shows You Can't Miss on Netflix, HBO, Disney Plus and More

95 Photos
The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

More Galleries

The 42 Best Games on Nintendo Switch

43 Photos
Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

More Galleries

Movies Coming in 2022 From Marvel, Netflix, DC and More

83 Photos
Dodge Charger Daytona EV Concept Is the Strong, Silent Type

More Galleries

Dodge Charger Daytona EV Concept Is the Strong, Silent Type

30 Photos
Dodge Hornet Is a New Compact Crossover Focused on Affordable Performance

More Galleries

Dodge Hornet Is a New Compact Crossover Focused on Affordable Performance

21 Photos
2023 Hyundai Palisade Plays It Close to the Chest

More Galleries

2023 Hyundai Palisade Plays It Close to the Chest

45 Photos