Last year Nokia announced the Nokia 5320 XpressMusic. A midtier S60 device with music focus. Besides dedicated music keys, gaming keys, a 2 megapixel camera, up to 24hours of playbacktime, 3G, USB2 transfer speed and all standard S60 features it has also a special function called Say and Play. Using the built in application you can say an title, album or artist and the application tries to playback the song. Of course you just can search for songs which are on your memory card or on the internal memory. You launch the application pretty easily by going into the menu, application and clicking on Music search. Another and more simple way is clicking the button above the display for three seconds. Theoretically, it sound pretty good but how about the reality? In the following video I’ve tested the function in different locations. Unfortunately I’ve deleted the part with the loud background noise. Anyhow, the video gives really a good overview I think.
As you see the function works quite well. In the most cases it works but sometimes it had troubles finding a song. You need to speak clear and you need a good accent. When searching a song this a good alternative but it cannot replace the text search. How do you want to find a artist called ‘2-4 Grooves’?