- Officially Nokia’s smallest mobile device ever, measured in term of volume at merely 44.8 cc., just 0.2 cc tinier than the former champion, Nokia 2630
- Nokia’s lightest feature phone and overall second lightest mobile device weighing around 71g, only 5g heavier than Nokia 2630
- At 9.9mm, it is Nokia’s second slimmest phone ever standing right after Nokia 6500 classic and ties with Nokia 2630.
- Best-sounding series 40 UI-based phone along with its bigger brother Nokia 5610 as proudly proved by RMAA results.
- One of the series 40 UI-based, QVGA display-equipped mobile devices with longest stand-by (up to 1 week with moderate usage) and music playback times (up to 18 hours) ever even though powered by average 860 mAh battery.
- Cheapest series 40 5th edition UI-powered phones with feature pack 1 currently available (around 230 EUR)
- First series 40 UI-based device to feature dedicated audio chip (TI’s Burr-Brown DAC-33 high-performance, low power digital-to-analog converter) along with Nokia 5610
- First and only series 40 UI-based mobile device to offer support for 3.5 mm universal audio jack, which helps eliminate the need for adapter and potential audio quality loss through it.
- Presumably one of the first series 40 UI-based Nokia mobile devices to be equipped with LED-backlit TFT-LCD display and automatic backlight adjustment, which significantly reduces the power draw consumed by the display
- First and only Nokia mobile device to be powered by the new BL-4CT battery having 860 mAh capacity of which all-new Japan-made cell is improved a lot though it has the same capacity as 4-year-old BL-4C battery.
- First series 40 UI-powered mobile device to come with massive 2GB in-box microSD readily; but, this is just European exclusiveness because Asians would have 512MB one instead.
- First candy-bar styled Nokia mobile device to have the antenna part on the bottom; however, this would be considered uniqueness rather than advantage.
- Nokia’s prime strategy concerning its 2007’s XpressMusic device range is to thoroughly change the way consumers perceive the music-focused mobile phone and to combine that with miniaturization.
- Nokia’s thin mobile device does not seem to suffer from weak battery life issue any longer by wisely doing some tweaks to the way the company makes mobile devices, for example, making uses of LED-backlit display, ambient light sensor, improved battery cell while retaining the same dimension.
- Perceived audio quality and playback time from mass-market mobile phone now rivals those from generic MP3 players.