The 5140i shares the sports-themed multi-function aspirations of the original. You'll find such handy applications here as a compass, built-in flashlight, stopwatch, countdown timer, thermometer and personal trainer application (which is essentially just a glorified diary of your upcoming exercise schedule). The sports motif extends to the phone's menus and themes, with several options such as cycling, slalom and trainer themes to choose from.
Of course, the 5140i is still first and foremost a phone. This tri-band GSM model has many of features you could expect from other mid-range models, such as MMS-capabilities, FM radio, MP3 ring tones and a VGA camera. It also features push to talk functionality, which can be accessed via a large button on the right hand side of the phone.
The 5140i has a long stand-by time of 150-300 hours, with a talktime of 2-5 hours. The phone certainly had a long battery life in our tests, needing only one full charge in our two weeks of testing. The built-in camera, however, was less impressive, and seemed quite prone to taking jagged shots at the slightest movement. Without any options for external memory, you'll be limited to the number of shots you can take. The 5140i only has 3.5MB of internal memory that is shared between texts, emails, calendar, pictures and more.
But those looking for a rugged phone that can take the bumps will do well to flock to the Nokia 5140i. The design of the phone is certainly able to take shocks -- we dropped the phone several times (purely for testing purposes, of course) over heights that we'd be nervous to let go of other mobiles, but the Nokia 5140i took the hits without a skip.