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Nokia 5500 Sport Mobile phone - Discontinued

The 5500 Sport is an excellent handset for anyone interested in sports, fitness and entertainment.

Nokia 5500 features at a glance:

  • Dimensions: 107 x 45 x 18 mm
  • Weight: 103 g
  • Talktime: up to 4 hours
  • Standby time: up to 270 hours
  • Display: TFT, 256K colors, 208 x 208 pixels
  • 2 megapixel camera
  • Dust and splash resistant
  • Stereo FM radio
  • MP3/AAC/MPEG4 player
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML
  • Memory: Expandable with TransFlash memory cards
  • Bluetooth, Infrared port, USB
  • Tri-band GSM 900/1800/1900 (works with all UK GSM cards Orange, O2, T Mobile, Virgin and Vodafone)
Nokia 5500 Mobile phone

The Nokia 5500 Sport - What's new

Project your athletic side for a truly active mobile lifestyle with the Nokia 5500 Sport. Maximize your performance by keeping your communication flowing and momentum going at the same time. Break away from convention with the text to speech capability: listen to received text messages being read out by the phone. Switch with ease between different phone modes with a one-touch swap key for convenient access to phone, music, or sports functions.

Built for all conditions, the durable Nokia 5500 Sport is shock, water, and dust resistant. With the integrated digital music player you can listen to FM radio or MP3s to stay energized. Snap photos using the 2-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom - with the Nokia 5500 Sport you're geared up for play anytime, anywhere.

The functions are all designed with an active user in mind, letting you continue doing what you do. It all adds up to motivation and entertainment for a sporty lifestyle.

Nokia 5500 Sport - Phone features

  • Instant Swap key for easy one-key switching between phone, music, and sports modes
  • Text to speech capabilities - phone reads out your SMS messages, increasing ease of use while on the move
  • Stainless steel body for enhanced durability with resistance to shock, water, and dust elements
  • Integrated MP3 player with FM radio
  • Integrated 2.0-megapixel camera with 4x digital zoom
  • 3D Accelerometer monitors your sports performance; get instant audio feedback by tapping the screen

Nokia 5500 - Full Specifications

Operating Frequency

  • Tri-band EGSM/GSM coverage on up to five continents (EGSM 900/GSM 1800/GSM 1900)


  • Weight: 103 g
  • Dimensions: 107 x 45 x 18 mm

Display and User Interface

  • 262,144-colour TFT display (208 x 208 pixels)
  • Four-way scroll keys, three soft keys, send, end and character keys, application and C-key on front, side keys for power, push to talk and volume, Instant Swap key, edit key
  • Easy-to-read list and grid menu
  • Enhanced user interface with phone, music, and sports modes accessible via Instant Swap key
  • Tapping command lets you play music or hear voice feedback in sports mode
  • Sports user interface with Quick Start, Diary, and Tests
  • Active standby screen


  • 2.0-megapixel camera with up to 4x zoom, self-timer, and three advanced camera modes: still, burst, and video
  • Options for night photos, brightness adjustment, and image quality
  • Image formats supported: JPEG, GIF, EXIF, WBMP, BMP, MBM, PNG
  • Video recording and playback in QCIF format with sound
  • Real video player
  • Video content: H.263, MPEG-4


  • Music player supports MP3, AMP, AAC, eAAC+, and WMA formats
  • Visual Radio: listen to music and interact with your favorite radio stations
    • find out which song is playing, who sings it, and other artist information
    • enter contests, answer surveys, and vote for your favorite songs
    • download songs straight to your phone
  • RealPlayer Media Player
    • Download and play multimedia files (video and music)
    • Stream media files from compatible media portals
    • Full-screen video playback on the phone to view downloaded, streamed, or recorded video clips in larger size -
    • Supported formats (decoding): .3gp and .mp4 file formats, MPEG-4 video, H.263 video and AMR audio, RealMedia (Real Video and Real Audio), MP3, AAC, eAAC+, AAC+, WMA
    • FM stereo radio

Memory Functions

  • 64 MB built-in memory with 64 MB MicroSD card
  • Expandable memory type: MicroSD card up to 1GB


  • Message reader application - text to speech capabilities mean you can hear your SMS messages read to you
  • Multimedia messaging: MMS for creating, receiving, editing, and sending videos and pictures with AMR voice clips
  • Email: Supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4 protocols. Support for attachments (view jpeg, 3gp, MP3, .ppt, .doc, excel, and .pdf files)
  • Presence-enhanced contacts: check the status of your friends before you call them
  • Nokia Xpress audio messaging: record a voice message and send it to compatible devices


  • Snakes, Groovy Labyrinth

Java™ Applications

  • Supports Java™ MIDP 2.0

Ringing Tones

  • MP3 ringing tones
  • Supported file formats: MP3, AMR, True Tones, AAC, eAAC+, 64-chord/voice polyphonic MIDI ringing tones


  • Pop-Port™ connector with full-speed USB
  • USB 2.0 full speed with mass storage profile
  • Bluetooth wireless connectivity version 2.0+EDR
  • Infrared (IR)
  • Remote over-the-air (OTA) data synchronization with SyncML (calendar, to-do list, phonebook)
  • Local synchronization with PC using PC Suite
Nokia 5500 Sport Mobile phone


  • xHTML browsing over TCP/IP
  • Nokia Minimap with Page Overview technology allowing zooming, text search and visual history with shortcuts keys
  • Full OMA Digital Rights Management 1.0 - including forward lock for content protection, combined delivery, separate delivery and superdistribution
  • WAP/OMA and W3C standards support: WAP 2.0, XHTML, XHTML MP, HTML 4.01, CSS, ECMAScript and JavaScript
  • Support for forms, tables, frames, image maps, and mobile extensions such as cHTML and i-modeHTML
  • File upload over HTTP using standard HTML forms
  • Page layout and in-page navigation optimized for content type
  • Search and find capabilities
  • Adaptive history list
  • Save Page for off-line viewing and archiving
  • Integration with telephony (dial via a link on the page), contacts (save phone # or email address), and image galleries (view/save images)
  • Bookmarks database
  • Web Feeds (RSS)
  • Content download including background downloading with pause and resume Content streaming support (3GPP video and supported audio formats)

Data Transfer

  • EDGE (EGPRS): Class 10 (requires network support)
  • GPRS: Class 10

Call management

  • Support for multiple phone and email details per contact, thumbnail pictures and groups
  • Automatic redial, speed dialing, and any key answer
  • Logs: keeps lists of your dialed, received, and missed calls
  • Automatic answer (works with compatible headset or car kit only)
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert, call timer
  • Closed User Group
  • Fixed Dialing Number, allows calls only to predefined numbers
  • Conference call (up to 5 participants)

Push to talk over Cellular (PoC)

  • Push to talk over cellular network via dedicated key
  • Real-time one-to-one and one to-many voice communication service. Just select the person or group you want to talk to and press the Push to talk key (PTT key) to communicate
  • Send invites through SMS and IrDA Connect to multiple groups simultaneously
  • Create groups on the phone menu; invite others to join by SMS
  • Direct access - Push to talk speech is connected without the recipient(s) answering, and is typically heard through the phone's built-in loudspeaker
  • Privacy and control - configure your own service settings for convenient use

Digital Services

  • Java™ and Symbian applications available from Nokia Software Market
  • Over-the-air (OTA) downloading of graphics, games, ringing tones, themes, wallpapers, operator logos, business cards, and settings
  • Video streaming services
  • Exclusive user interface themes

Voice Features

  • Enhanced voice dialing
  • Voice commands
  • Voice recorder
  • Integrated handsfree speaker
  • SIND (Speaker Independent Number Dialing)
  • Text to Speech (Message reader, voice feedback in sport tracking)

Personal Information Management (PIM)

  • Calculator, phonebook, calendar, notepad, world clock, currency converter, file manager, and active idle
  • Platform security:
    • Device integrity (no tampering of binaries and device settings)
    • End-user privacy (protected access to contacts, calendar, messages)
    • Controls access to sensitive operations or APIs, such as protecting network connections)

Other Features

  • Sports tracking - quick start tracking program, Sports Diary, and Tests
  • Quick start - stopwatch, steps calculator, speed and distance, calories burned for walking and running
  • Tapping command or timed voice feedback of tracking data - enables real time tracking information without watching display
  • Diary - exercise records and planning. Fitness coach program
  • Fitness Tests - Coopers test, Biking test
  • Internal antenna
  • Personal shortcuts
  • Customizable profiles
  • Flashlight
  • Changeable colour themes, user defined themes
  • Flight mode: all transmission-related activities turned off
  • Macromedia Flash Player v1.1 viewer

Sales Package Contents

  • Nokia 5500 Sport phone
  • Nokia Battery BL-5B 860 mHh Li-Ion
  • Nokia Compact Charger AC-3
  • Nokia Sport Stereo Headset HS-29
  • Nokia 64 MB MicroSD card
  • CD-ROM containing PC Suite and Nokia Sport Manager Software
  • User Guide
  • CA-53 Connectivity Cable
  • CP-135 Wrist strap
  • CR-64 Carrying Holder and Clip

Power Management



Talk time

Standby time

Nokia Battery BL-5B

860 mAh Li-Ion

Up to 2 - 4 hours

Up to 270 hours

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