Nokia 5800 Review And Video

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic en mis manos

For the first time in long time Nokia has released mobile phone with touchscreen. The display screen is like an iPhone , but the price is significantly lower. We have already tried it.
Given that the price is relatively low (for mobile of this kind) so raised my suspicions immediately that Nokia saved on expensive components, especially on the screen. But the more I tried in 5800 during the launch evening, I feel rather that this screen is really good. At least you won’t notice it when you look at the movie in your phone.

5800 Xpress Music has touch screen, and nice big one. 3.2 inches is the format of the screen. It is not quite the same excellent feeling that the screen in Apple’s iPhone, but almost. The screen is tough, durable, and provides good response when you click with your finger or plastic pen that is attached to the side of the phone.

One question that come true in case your phone supports “multi-touch” – to which the Iphone can “open up” pinch of pekfinget and thumb print on the screen, to zoom into Web page in your browser. But it does not work. Rather than zooming in 5800 by double-tap on the screen, and with double to knock zooms out again. It works really well when I test surfing in couple of different web sites, even in case it is not as elegant as the Iphone.
However, what works seamlessly in the browser is flash, so you can look for example at the web-TV of Youtube and host of other web sites.

At the start screen in 5800, you find icons, shortcuts, in addition to his four favorite contacts – with the picture. Clicking on any of them get up, for example, the last images he posted on his photo blog, various options to contact the person, and more.

Under the screen are buttons for red and green horn, and between them menu button. A click on the menu button leads to the phone’s basic mode, and in case already there, leading to the main menu button. It contains, in the usual telefonvis, icons, for example, Internet or phone media gallery.

When it comes media is smart special button in the upper right corner, just above the screen. By clicking there has been constant access to media functions, especially the music player, but also icons for web, image gallery and video blogging. It feels smooth.

The music feels like the most excellent integrated in this handset. The music player feels really good. Playlists are created in Windows Media format, and considering, for example, Bluetooth or MMS message: as friend. I tried to open playlist of songs that were on the phone’s memory, and then I could choose to download them from Nokia Music Store (for free, because here handsets are configured with Nokia’s music service “comes with music”).

Message menu can be accessed via the start screen or via the main menu. When you enter an sms can use full keyboard formed across the width. The phone has not XT9, so it does not suggest words as you type. However, it is possible to enter sms-text with “normal” numerical keypad, and then you can use T9. The keyboard felt like the natural way to enter text, and it worked all right. The buttons were on better away than at other touch screen phones, such as the Iphone.

In terms of other physical buttons are camera button and, fortunately, locking knob on the right side of the phone. Touchscreen Mobile could lead to many accidental “was ringing.” So having single button to lock (and unlock) screen with the course, is welcome.

The camera offers images at 3.2 megapixels and autofocus. There are photo light, but I have not been able to test the camera in earnest since the launch takes place here on dark music club, without good light at all.

What can be weakness with the 5800 XpressMusic is still perhaps the quality of feeling. It feels bit plastic, as well little harmony with the tremendous price for mobile with all these features.

Other manufacturers who challenged the Iphone s put some effort on the graphic effects, such as images or icons to ZAP by on the screen when you draw your finger across the screen in slide show mode. Such graphic sophistication has probably not been our main focus – for good or evil. 5800 Xpress Music feels like it works better than any other “Iphone-challenger”, but the graphic detail is not super elegant. On the other hand, feels the user experience as whole is very good, unlike competitors who focused too much only to design the graphics.

What is missing in the phones presented at the press conference is the office, such as for editing Office documents. But this is not business-mobile. 5800 based in each case on the Series 60 system, which should mean that you can install variety of software. And it can theoretically run all standard software for Nokia smartphones including on this phone. But because the screen resolution is different, it is not good idea. So popular S60 software that Quickoffice is done right now about to come in version for Nokia’s Touch phones.

Anyway 5800 XpressMusic weighs just 109 grams, and in this slim weight seems to fit right enjoyable multimedia experience.

If there is sufficient competition in the pre-Christmas sales remains to be seen. As soon as we komemr over complete copy of the 5800 XpressMusic we promise to make an exhaustive test.

Type: 3G mobile phone with turbo-3G and wlan
Dimensions: 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
Weight: 109 grams
Screen: 3.2-inch touch screen, 320×640 pixels, 16 million colors
Camera: 3.2 megapixels with autofocus and photo light
Video: Records with 640×360 pixels, 30 fps
Memory: 8 MB on the included memory card, 16 MB memory card as accessories (microSD)
Others: Music player, FM radio, built-in GPS
Price: ?
On sale: Fourth quarter

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23 thoughts on “Nokia 5800 Review And Video”

  1. Just a little correction has to be made. The included microSD card is 8GB (not 8MB). It already sold in Indonesia for about $ 400. Great competitor for the iPhone.

  2. Yesterday i was told in the Vodafone shop that Nokia 5800 will most likely be available in March. This is because Nokia is an exclusive deal with a telecom provider. Like the iPhone with T-Mobile.

  3. It’s nice mobile….I am also using the same mobile.It’s locked to vodafone.I unlocked my mobile. It’s useful for me.

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  5. I have the nokia 5800 about 3 weeks now I am good to talk nice phone

    Sound is really clear
    Is nice
    Touchscreen works well is now on me phone
    The camera is still pretty pictures if you use flash you will see the pixels

    By qwerty keyboard has no t9 function
    The Web browser is slow
    Opera Mini works better alone is no flash on
    Some applications do not work because it is the first touchscreen Nokia is
    Battery is pretty fast blank
    Careful that you properly set up mail that he is not the whole time on the Internet
    It is a nice unit with many extras such as a video standard video cable etc.

  6. everything works perfect and again the soundness of nokia. everything is positive outside the installation of the new GPS Nav4All is very weird. I find it more easily that the sim on the outside can be imported along with the SD card.
    it is regrettable that the USB back in shape otherwise.

    I give it a bit 10!

  7. The media is fantastic. Great speakers! Probably one of the best I have ever had in a phone. Works fast (ONLY after upgrading). Has a lot of 3rd party freeware – games, flashlights, GPS, maps, messangers, etc. The phone is a real treasure EXCEPT it looks bad, like most Nokias, but this, I suppose is just what makes Nokia different… But most of all!!!…. THE BATTERY IS REALLY BAD! It doesnt hold more than 2 days even without being used at all. Being used it sometimes dies in just 2 hours!!! This is a real disapointment. I even bought a new battery, but it doesnt help much having to replace it once a day and in the evening charging both in turns…….

  8. small, slick, touch screen, it changes to a side view when you put it on it’s side and has qwerty. i got mine from a few months ago and i absolutely love it. wish the battery life was longer but that’ll happen when you have a smart phone/touch screen. very happy with my purchase!

  9. I got this Nokia 5800 one month ago and it keep on freezing. The screen frezes alot and some times the phone is dead. Nokia tried to fix it but problem remains and now I am looking for another phone.

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