The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a smartphone that comes with a range of features for media and music, alongside up to 16GB storage for all of your tunes
Editor's Review of the 5800
Also called the XpressMusic phone, the Nokia 5800 is a lightweight handset weighing 105 grams, and with the full measurement of 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 millimetres. It is clad in a black-coloured casing highlighted by the red shade, which makes it stunning and sophisticated. The device is part of Nokia's XpressMusic lineup, which includes the Nokia 5320, the Nokia 5610 and the Nokia 5700.
A highlight of the Nokia 5800 is its 81.28-millimetre touchscreen that functions with the touch of a fingertip or a stylus that comes with the handset package. The wide screen displays 16 million colours on a 640 x 320-pixel resolution and can be viewed either vertically or horizontally. Users will find inputting of messages handy through the mini and full QWERTY keyboard. The phone also has a handwriting recognition feature. Users can give their handset a personal touch by selecting from a range of AAC, MP3, Polyphonic and video ringtones.
Operating on Symbian Version 9.4 operating system and running on S60 software, the Nokia 5800 is a 3G-enabled handset equipped with Smartphone features. With its 3G HSDPA capability, this is a multitasking handset with fast internet access. It comes with the built-in features of GPS navigation and Nokia Maps to assist users on directions to certain applicable areas.
The Nokia 5800 is a quadband handset that works over GSM 1900, GSM 1800, GSM 900 and GSM 850, as well as HSDPA 2100. For instant connectivity to the Internet, the phone is pre-installed with a WAP Browser in HTML and XHTML, complete with RSS feeds. Connecting to the World Wide Web anytime is possible with the support for WiFi technology that allows users to go online wirelessly through a local WLAN or a nearby hot spot. As its connectivity features, there is of course a Bluetooth wireless connection or micro USB to allow users to transfer files and data to or from a computer, a printer or a laptop, as well as other compatible devices. It's also powered by EDGE technology, which trims downloading time with fast downloading rates.
The Nokia 5800 can pass for an efficient assistant with its organiser features such as a phone book, a calendar, a clock and a calculator. Frequent travelers will still be able to use their mobile phone by activating the handset's Flight Mode option. Similarly, making or taking calls is also convenient with the support for push-to-talk technology (where supported by networks), handsfree speaker feature and speed dialing. Additionally, the mobile phone is capable of handling conference calls.
Staying true to its standard functionalities, the mobile phone supports both text and multimedia messaging services complete with the Predictive Text feature. Thanks to the Internet connectivity it offers, users can create, receive, send, store and forward emails with document attachments.
Users who enjoy snapping photos at any time and place will enjoy the Nokia 5800's 3.2-Megapixel camera equipped with Carl Zeiss optics. The camera has a 3x digital zoom and an auto focus feature to precisely take pictures. It also comes with a dual LED flash and a dedicated camera button for ease of use. In addition, the handset can be used as a video recorder at 30 frames per second and on a 4x zoom. It has the ability to take video clips of up to 90 minutes, and allows enhancements and addition of video effects through its video settings. For purposes of 3G calls, there is a second camera on the front of the device.
As a music-focused handset, this little beauty boasts of top-of-the line features including a built-in music player with a display of album graphics. It also supports music selection through categories Album, Artist, Genre and Composer. Anyone can create their own playlist for convenience. For quality listening experience, it comes with a graphic equalizer, a bass booster, stereo widening and integrated stereo speakers. The handset is also characterized by quick access to music, images, video, the Web and a video centre features through a media bar. Users who prefer to listen to their favourite tunes on-air may opt to use the integrated FM radio complete with RDS.
The 5800 does not stop at entertaining its users with music-oriented features. The handset transforms itself into a portable gaming zone with its embedded Java games, and support for other downloaded games from the Internet.
There is 81 Megabytes of internal memory plus an additional 8 Gigabytes through a MicroSD card that can be expanded to 16 Gigabytes of memory. You can use the mobile phone for 8.8 hours in talk time for GSM, and 5 hours for WCDMA. The handset can also last for 35 hours for its music playback. In addition, the Nokia 5800 has a standby time of 406 hours for GSM and 400 hours for WCDMA.
Some users have complained about the Nokia 5800's user interface being less friendly and touchscreen sensitivity being of average functionality. Other observers also find that being a music phone, the handset lacks external music keys and controls. Nevertheless, the usability and entertainment-focused features of the phone make it a must-have for modern users.
I got one of these last year and have never had a better phone I got the comes with music version well worth it a years free downloads has been exploited to the max and my ipod doesnt get a look in anymore! The internet browser is easy to use and very quick and I now use the internet on my phone every day with easy. My only disappointment is the sound levels through the headphones as I like my music a little louder!
A great smartphone, with many capabilities. Easily moddable, and great for everyday usage. A must have if you love Symbian, and want a decent phone from Nokia, at a generous price.
I got the nokia 5800, it is very good
Go get the nokia 5800 now. There are loads of half price line rental deals and its like a PDA, phone, MP3 player, camera and GPS all in one. Can't believe it fits in my pocket.
look, it's ok, but let's not rant about it. it's just a phone with GPS that sometimes works and sometimes doesn't, music player but no room on the actual phone for the music, a camera that is good for a phone, but it's clearly a phone before a camera. it is easy and everything, and it doesn't freeze up like my old Samsung did, but it's a phone.
I have the red one and OMG it's gorgeous. I love the GPS for when I'm walking around the city I live in because you can find nearby restaurants and things like that. It takes good photos too and I put them all on Facebook without needing to use my computer.
There is a contacts bar thing that lets you select a smaller number of contacts to put on your home page so it's faster to call them or send them texts. Really useful now that I have so many contacts. Would have liked a normal keypad aswell, but the touch sensitive screen is good and I'm learning how to text on it still.
I love this phone. It's so easy to use, even if you've never used a touch screen before like I hadn't. Such an easy transfer to decent smartphone/music player for any existing Nokia users. I don't know what Carl Zeiss means but the camera is really good. The screen is also really big, which is good for the internet and might be good for watching videos, but I haven't actually tried doing that.
I am really happy with the Nokia 5800 because it is really good value for money, but don't think that it's the highest spec phone out there. There's really little internal space for music and stuff, and the camera is only 3.2 megapixels (although the photos I took look good). But it does what it says on the tin, it's reliable (so far).
I have loved this since the moment I got it (or maybe a bit before). Everything that's good about Nokia is there (menus that make sense, clean and sensible but smart design) but it's a decent touch screen phone with a great internet browser. I don't know what happened to the whole Comes with Music thing they originally talked about, but I have everything on iTunes anyway and transferring music is easy.
Why is everyone making such a fuss of the Nokia N97 that hasn't even been released when the Nokia 5800 is the real iPhone beater. Seriously, 3.2 megapixel camera, not the best around, but better than the iPhone. And it's really just an awesome music player, like the iPhone. It comes with an 8GB microSD card because the internal memory is pretty poor, but you should get a 16GB card cos they're quite cheap.
it's too good but it doesn't support n-gage & other things are awsome
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Nokia 5800 Specifications
111mm x 51.7mm x 15.5mm
Full resistive touch screen
Type: TFT LCD
Size: 3.2 inches
Resolution: 640 x 360
Series 60 5
External: microSD up to 16GB
Included: 8GB microSD card
A-GPS with Nokia Maps
Up to 3.6 Mbps download speed
Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 b/g
Audio: 3.5mm stereo jack
Data: Standard microUSB
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
A2DP for wireless stereo headsets
3.2 megapixel camera
Auto Focus and Dual LED Flash
640p Video Recording
Front facing camera with video calling
Battery Capacity: 1320 mAh
Talk Time: 528 minutes
Standby Time: 406 hours
Audio supported formats
Playback: MP3, SPMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
Recording: WAV, AMR, AAC, MP4
Video supported formats
Playback: MPEG4-SP, MPEG4-AVC, WMV9
Recording: MP4, 3GP