Key features

  • Twist to access phone, camera, or music functions instantly
  • Play tracks and create playlists with the music player (MP3/eAAC+)
  • Memory expandable to up to 2 GB for 1,500 songs (2 GB card available separately)
  • Share playlists with your friends over Bluetooth, MMS, or email
  • Plug your own headphones into the connector jack in the headset cable
  • Integrated 2-megapixel digital camera
  • Turn and capture still photos or video in a single twist
  • Share and publish your mobile memories via blogging
  • High-resolution, 262,144-color display

Operating frequency

  • Tri-band GSM coverage on up to five continents (GSM/EDGE 900/1800/1900)
  • Automatic switching between bands


  • Weight: 130 g
  • Dimensions: 103.8 x 50 x 19.8 mm


  • 176 x 208 pixel TFT active matrix 262,144-color display
  • Size: 34.8 mm x 41.1 mm

User interface

  • 270-degree rotation (-90 and +180 degrees): Twist on text/phone access, camera or music functions instantly
  • Joystick, two softkeys, application key, edit and clear key, send (Push to talk key) and end key, ITU-T keys, power key
  • Music keys: play/pause, stop, rewind and forward
  • S60 platform on Symbian operating system

Music features

The essentials:

  • Optimized, easy-to-use music player: Music collection management and playlist editing
  • Dedicated music control hard keys: Play/pause, stop, rewind, forward
  • High-fidelity 3.5mm stereo headset with voice call and music playback remote control
  • eAAC+ storage: Memory expandable up to 2 GB of great quality stereo audio with the new advanced eAAC+ digital audio codec
  • Battery playtime: Up to 10 hours
  • Built-in memory: 10 MB
  • Memory card: Supports up to 2 GB microSD card
  • Radio pre-sets: 20
  • Enhanced music features: Sound Check (equalizer, stereo widening, reverb, bass boost)
  • Buy new music from Web services or download your own records from PC to enjoy hi-fi stereo music through high-quality headphones
  • Formats supported: eAAC+, AAC+, M4A, MPEG-4 ACC LC, LTP, MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 64 polyphonic MIDI, RealAudio Voice, RealAudio7, RealAudio8, RealAudio10, WMA
  • Tunes Studio: Create your own ringtones from the approx. 40 MIDI tones pre-loaded in the Nokia 3250 XpressMusic phone
  • Visual Radio

Nokia Music Manager 1.0

With Nokia Music Manager 1.0, you can create and organize digital music files on a compatible PC and transfer them to your Nokia 3250 XpressMusic phone.

Basic functions:

  • Transfer AAC, eAAC+, WMA, and MP3 tracks from Music Manager to your phone
  • Save CD music tracks to eAAC+ format
  • Play eAAC+, AAC, WMA, and MP3 music tracks
  • Create, edit, and play M3U playlists
  • Convert from MP3, WMA into AAC/eAAC+ format
  • Organize music tracks and playlists in the Nokia Music Manager
  • Play audio CDs
  • Supports all Nokia music devices
  • Supports Windows2000, XP, and Vista

With Nokia Music Manager Music Studio you can organize and copy audio tracks onto your phone. Music can be placed into the program from any Windows folder.

The CD player allows you to save CD audio files in AAC digital format, which may then be transferred to your phone.

Note: The Nokia 3250 XpressMusic phone is also compatible with Windows Media Player.

How to transfer music

With Nokia Music Manager you can transfer music tracks to your phone from a CD. You first save music from a CD on the PC and then transfer the tracks from Music Manager to the phone.

Use a USB cable (DKU-2 or CA-53) connection to transfer large files such as music files between your phone and the PC quicker than with other connection types.

To transfer music from a CD to your phone

  • Transfer from CDInsert your music CD in the CD or DVD drive on your PC.The tracks are listed in the CD view. If online, the metadata for the tracks is fetched automatically. If offline, input data manually.
  • Transfer from PC to phoneConnect your phone and PC with the USB cable and then select PC Suite.Select Scan for Music Files. Select the wanted tracks from the UI using your mouse and then click the Copy to Phone icon.


  • Integrated 2-megapixel digital camera (1600 x 1200 default image size)
  • Twist and capture still photos or video in a single twist
  • Advanced camera modes: still, burst, video
  • Options for night, brightness adjustment, image quality, and self-timer
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Video resolution: 176×144 or 128×96 pixels (QCIF or SubQCIF), 15 frames per second
  • Video services: video capture up to 1 hour with microSD card, download, view, streaming
  • Music keys double as camera controls: zoom in and out, shutter key, stop


  • Watch your videos or stream music video from network using RealOne player
  • Enhanced video editor: Edit your videos with master set of different effects and options and create new views with your own video content

Mobile blogging

  • Share and publish your mobile memories via blogging
  • Upload content to Web or just attach the content to your email or MMS
  • Send your content via MMS or directly to friends locally over Bluetooth wireless technology


  • MMS OMA 1.2: Combine image, video, text, and voice clips and send as an MMS to a compatible phone or PC; use MMS to tell your story with a multi-slide presentation. The MMS OMA 1.2 specification allows you to send/receive messages up to 300 kB in size.
  • Text messaging: Supports concatenated SMS, picture messaging, SMS distribution list
  • Predictive text input: Support for all major languages in Europe and Asia-Pacific
  • Email: Access your work and private email accounts; supports SMTP, POP3, and IMAP4 protocols
  • Presence: Includes Wireless Village, Instant Messaging, and Dynamic phonebook; know someone’s status before you call

Memory functions

  • 10 MB internal memory plus expandable memory up to 2GB for 1,500 songs with microSD card

Visual radio

Listen to music and interact with your favorite radio stations:

  • Find out what song is playing, who sings it, and other artist information
  • Enter contests and answer surveys, vote for your favorite songs
  • Download the songs you buy direct to your phone


  • Nokia Music Manager: Create and organize digital music files on a compatible PC and transfer them to a compatible mobile device such as your Nokia 3250 XpressMusic phone.
  • Nokia Sensor: Express yourself to other Sensor users nearby by creating your own personal pages on your phone. Check out the pages of people nearby, exchange Sensor messages and share files using Bluetooth wireless technology up to a range of ten meters.
  • Muvee: Make movies on your phone
  • Yahoo! Go: Mobile Portal with quick access to Y! PIM, Messenger & Photos applications, browse to Y! Wap sites, WAP search for Web, images and local info. Photo features include sync of gallery and Web albums, subscribe to albums for viewing on phone. Messenger lets you view friends online presence, send text, voice, and photo IMs with emoticons and Audibles. Connected Life lets you send and receive Y! Mail to/from mobile device and sync online Address Book and phone contacts.
  • Nokia Lifeblog Multimedia Diary: Create a diary of all your mobile phone’s photos, videos, text messages, and multimedia messages. It’s easy to browse, search, edit, and save – on both your PC and mobile!
  • Tunes Studio
  • Sound meter: Measure the noise level of the environment, such as at a football game or concert. The sound level meter is not meant for professional use.


Bluetooth wireless technology

  • Talk handsfree with a wireless Bluetooth headset enhancement
  • Play wireless multiplayer games over a Bluetooth connection
  • Synchronize your phone and compatible PC over a local Bluetooth wireless connection
  • USB2.0 full speed with mass storage profile


  • WAP 2.0, xHTML browsing over TCP/IP

Data transfer

  • EDGE: Class 10, download up to 236,8 kbit/s
  • GPRS: Class 10, download up to 62,4 kbit/s

Personal information management (PIM)

  • Phonebook
  • Calendar
  • Notepad
  • World Clock
  • Converter
  • Calculator
  • File Manager
  • Remote synchronization
  • Active idle
  • Messaging
  • Browsing
  • Platform security:
    • Device integrity (no tampering of binaries and device settings)
    • End-user privacy (protected access to contacts, calendar, messages)
    • Controlling the access to sensitive operations or APIs, such as protecting network connections)


  • Snakes

Call management

  • Speed dialing: Up to 9 names, with keys 2-9
  • Last-number redial from dialed calls list (Dial key brings out the dialed calls list)
  • Automatic redial (max 10 attempts)
  • Automatic answer (works with headset or car kit only)
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert, call timer
  • Automatic and manual network selection
  • Caller identification with image
  • Conference call (up to 5 participants)
  • Vibrating alert

Voice features

  • Enhanced voice dialing
  • Voice commands
  • Voice recording
  • Integrated handsfree speaker

Digital services

  • Supports downloading music over the air
  • Two new UI themes
  • Downloadable Symbian and Java applications
  • Game services incl. levels and sounds
  • Ringing and alert tones: eAAC+, AAC+, M4A, MPEG-4 ACC LC, LTP, MP3, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, 64 polyphonic MIDI, RealAudio Voice, RealAudio7, RealAudio8, RealAudio 10, WMA

Sales package contents

  • Nokia 3250 XpressMusic phone
  • Nokia Battery BP-6M
  • Nokia Connectivity Cable CA-53
  • Nokia Compact Charger AC-3*
  • Nokia Music Headset HS-20, AD-41
  • Nokia 1 GB MicroSD card MU-22
  • MicroSD card adapter
  • CD-ROM (includes Nokia PC Suite software)
  • User guide, Quick guide, product leaflet

* Europe, Middle East, and Africa only

Power management

Battery Talk time Standby time Playback
Battery BP-6M, 1100mAh Up to 3 hours   Up to 245 hours (10 days)   Up to 10 hours


Nokia 3250 - 2005

04 septembrie 2019