The Nokia 5250 was an ultra-low cost 'music-focussed' smartphone that was powered by Nokia’s Symbian S60 5th Edition operating system. At launch it cost a mere €115. A key feature of the marketing of the device was a free copy of Guitar Hero 5 Mobile.
The device was arguably a budget version of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
given it came with a music player on the home screen and the ability to download tracks from Nokia’s Ovi Music store. It was offered with Nokia’s Ovi Music Unlimited service in some markets.
There was also a focus on social networks with support for Facebook and MySpace on the homes screen.
Nokia claimed the 5250 could last up to 18 days in standby or deliver up to seven hours talk-time. In a rather exaggerated claim the company said owners could play music for 24 hours without stopping – although this assumed the phone was in flight mode.