With touchscreen phones being all the rage at the moment, its no surprise to see Nokia producing another model to fit into this category, but now aimed at the non-3G market. The Nokia 5228 comes in black and is dominated by that large 3.2-inch screen that boasts a palette of 16 million colours. For the ultimate experience the 5228 can be operated in landscape or portrait views and handwriting recognition is on-hand for those who really want to show off. This X-Factor edition features the X-Factor app that delivers backstage gossip and tips from the voice coaches on the show as well as exclusive X-Factor footage right to the phone. Custom wallpapers and ringtones from your favourite contestants are also included so you can truly give your phone the X-Factor.
A full range of messaging formats including email and instant messaging are available and for when you want to just kick back and relax, tune-in to the stereo FM radio or enjoy your own downloads with the MP3/4 player. A reasonable browsing experience is still on offer thanks to the GPRS/EDGE WAP browser and the camera also holds up its end with a resolution of 2-megapixels and video record function at a healthy 30fps.
The loss of 3G on the Nokia 5228 has been compensated for with a full set of features to rival most new phones and a reasonable price.