Nokia Play 360 Speaker Reviewed

playUsing Nokia Play 360 for past few months, its been a good companion for my tour. I have been on vacation last month, put Nokia play 360 into test as it is well known as Portable Music speaker System.

Nokia Play 360 includes NFC(Near Field Communication) in Portable speaker. Nokia utilizing the NFC technology to make connection with device without hassle. Nokia Play 360 supports Nokia’s latest NFC based Symbian Belle device as well as Nokia N9 MeeGo while its also support Non-NFC device via. Bluetooth. NFC make’s simple to connect with NFC enabled device,  just simple tap and your device is connected to Play 360, isn’t it that simple!!!

In the box:

  • Nokia Play 360 speaker
  • Battery BL-5C (pre-installed)
  • Micro-USB charger
  • 3.5mm audio cable
  • Carry pouch
  • Quick guide
Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker Main Features:
  • Pure 360-degree sound
  • Wide compatibility
  • Intelligent design
  • Full cordless

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It weights just 514 grams measuring 110 x 110 x 124mm, its doesn’t feel heavy at all in hands and package include handbag which fits quite easily. There is an aluminum design casing all around the speaker, which might fool you into thinking that all four side has speaker built. But not, speaker situated on the top producing 360 degree sound. On the front side, it has matte-black volume button on top and Bluetooth key at the bottom which also act as indicator. The indicator glows blue when paired, and white when idle/Not connected.On the back, you have a 3.5mm audio jack, a micoUSB port for charging, and a power button to switch it on or off.

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Nokia offers great choice of exicting colors for Nokia Play 360, colors available are Cyan, White and Black.

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Nokia Play 360 is powered by a BL-5C standard battery which gives 21 hours playback time, Nokia Play 360 produces the loud and best sound quality then any other portable speaker.

In terms of Volume Output, the Play 360 can very easily fill a room. This is mostly due to the fact that the sound driver is omnidirectional instead of straight. For those of you that like technical specs, there’s a frequency response of 86 – 21,000 Hz and total harmonic distortion (THD) at nominal power of < 2% at 200 mV input signal. And about 2.1Watts of power.

Nokia Play 360 Wireless Speaker Specifications:
  • Dimensions 110 mm x 110 mm x 124 mm
  • Standard 3.5 mm audio connector
  • MicroUSB charger connector
  • Weight 514 g
  • Power key button, The Bluetooth Button and LED indicator for status button
  • Operating range (maximum) 10 – 100 m (in the case of Bluetooth) and 15 mm (in the case of NFC technology)
  • Polymer, replaceable lithium-ion battery BL-5C 1020 mAh rechargeable
  • Maximum Charging time in 3 hors
  • Frequency Range From 86 to 21 000 Hz
  • Bluetooth version 2.1 with EDR (Enhanced Data Rate)

Conclusion:

Overall the Nokia speaker is great. The sound is a lot better than any mobile speakers I have previously used. But this is also the most expensive speaker I have ever used. Being totally wireless really makes the speaker very versatile, I could take it round the house wherever I went. The speaker comes with a carry bag, so you could easily pop it in a rucksack to take on holiday or to work even.

Another thing that comes in the box is a 3.5mm male to male audio cable. So you can easily connect older devices that do not have Bluetooth. The quality is just as good, you just have to worry about the wire then.

I initially felt the price of the speaker was a little high. But upon using it I started to realise it was about right. Obviously compared to some of the super expensive iPhone docks the sound is going to be inferior, but this will be certainly a lot more versatile.

 

 

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