For the love of god, stop saying touch screen phones look like the iphone. Theres not much you can customize with a touchscreen phone. The companies are just making a big screen and maybe throwing some buttons. Any which way its just a big rectangle with a big screen.
Hey, GSMARENA dudes, we love you guys (truly) for the reviews... But what about this device? I know the economy sucks and you suddenly updated its price from 280 euro to a lot more, not your fault actually "NOKIA JUST GOT GREEDY". But, I was wondering and also reading other posts carefully those included a large number of requests for GSMARENA's REVIEW, where is it??????
Artsu, 07 Dec 2008Hi ya'll there, greetings from Santa's land, namely Nokialand i.e. Finland. For those of you t... moreWhat is your source?
N97 is compared to SE X1 by many people.
SE X1 is free with contract or about 450-500 USD NOW.
N97 is not released in the next 3-4 months at least.
By that time X1 will be 350 USD if it is still around.
How chep Nokia will sell N97 then? :)
I guess not cheap enough!
That will be the problem for Nokia!
Samsung, HTC etc. will offer something better for less.
Nokia is slow!
5800 still has some chance if the price will be dropped fast enough to keep it reasonable compare to HTC, Sansung, LG.
But I think N97 is dead before release.
Next time be faster and better!
5800 available in the US for a while.
But today the price dropped below 500 USD!
Feel sorry about the high price elsewhere, but the solution is simple - do not buy until it gets reasonable.
SE X1 is now offered for FREE! (with contract)
It was 1200 USD only a few weeks ago.
I think there is no phone worth over 500 Euro on the market today.
In the US, the price of almost all phones suddenly drops to 500 USD or below.
Be practical and responsible!
Hi ya'll there, greetings from Santa's land, namely Nokialand i.e. Finland. For those of you the latest on the price of Nokia's 5800 XpressMusic is that it can be orthered for a tad less than 355 euros taxes included. Nokia is trying to keep this phone less expensive than the upcoming model N97. So get this one quick instead. Christmas tidings to ya'll. A
Steff, 06 Dec 2008Just bought d fone..really nice.It has light notification also..the touchscreen is convenient.... moreWas d 8gb card a micro sd or sdhc?and wats new with d OS 9.4? pls cos i dont want make wrong..
I have seen it all... it seems good but I don't want to be their product tester for 427 Euros... it does not deserve this price...
This phone is so overpriced for what it is, I got it as the present and the responsiveness of the touch screen is so slow... 420 Euros :( what a crap !
what rubbish here in italy!!!! in germany nokia 5800 cost is €299 but in italy it's cost €429.A great difference mamma mia. Italy is really a more expensive country in europe i think so..... Good Luck germay u r lucky than italy.i wish in italy it's cost would be same like in germany... but i will buy it becoz i like it very much
just bought this phone and i cant sop using it !! its amazing everything about it is perfect... 10/10
i love this phone for two reason that it is a good looking phone and the second one it is touch screen. but the problem with me is that i have never used a touch screen phone but i like this function very much, i have asked some of my friends that how did thay find a touch screen phone thay told that with passing the time touch screen phones create problem like u will put your finger on screen for 3 seconds and then it works..... i am really shocked... is it true?????? plz inform me any touch screen user.. thanks in advance
20 Reasons Why Nokia 5800 is better than Apple Iphone
Here are some reasons we believe Nokia 5800 is way ahead than Iphone-
The iphone is bigger in size and uneasy for one hand grip. Nokia 5800 is designed to fit well into your hands. Being smaller in width, its easy to operate single handedly.
Iphone size: 115.5 X 62.1 X 12.3 mm
Nokia 5800 size: 111 X 51.7 X 15.5 mm
Iphone is much bulkier than Nokia 5800. Nokia 5800 is 25g lighter than Iphone in weight.
Nokia 5800: 109g
3) Screen Resolution
The Iphone has 3.5” screen while Nokia 5800 has 3.2” but the resolution of 5800 is far more superior to Iphone.
Iphone: 480 by 320
Nokia 5800: 640 by 360
Iphone comes with two options- 8GB & 16GB internal memory. Nokia has a more flexible option to offer 8GB with micro SD card which is expandable upto 16GB. Nokia owners can expand memory size according to needs which the Iphone guys can’t do.
5) Input Methods
Iphone: Finger only.
Nokia 5800: Finger, stylus, plectrum, handwriting recognition.
Apple Iphone has lots of missing features like cut and paste function, saving email attachments, no support for third party headphones, ringtones, applications, many software bugs and other technical glitches. Nokia 5800 Tube has no such issues plus many more amazing features included.
Iphone: Black for 8 & 16 GB, White for 16 GB only.
Nokia 5800: Red, Blue and Black.
8 ) Battery
Nokia 5800 provides upto 35 hrs of music playing time against Apple Iphone which claims just 24 hrs. Overall battery power (talktime/standby) is also about 30% more in Nokia 5800. What more, 5800 has a removable battery which Iphone lacks.
Iphone: 5 hrs talk-time, 300 hrs standby, not removable.
Nokia 5800: 8.8 hrs talk-time, 406 hrs standby, removable battery.
Iphone: 2 MP, no flash, no zoom, no additional camera.
Nokia 5800: 3.2 MP, Flash, 3x digital zoom with Carl Zeiss lens. A second camera in front is available for video calling/conferencing.
10) Video Calling
Iphone: No Video calling possible in Iphone.
Nokia 5800: Video calling is possible.
11) Video Recording
IPhone: No option for video recording.
Nokia 5800: Video recording is included.
12) Music Service
Iphone: Paid service with Apple Itunes Store. You pay and download music to your Iphone.
Nokia 5800: “Comes with music” service is bundled with Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic phone by which you can download as much music as you want for 1 year- FREE!!
13) Voice Dialing
Iphone: Not Available
Nokia 5800: Available
14) Voice Recording
IPhone: Not Available
Nokia 5800: Available
15) Web Browser
Iphone: Webkit based Safari browser, no flash available.
Nokia 5800: Webkit based browser, supports flash lite.
16) FM Radio
Iphone: Not Available
Nokia 5800: Available
Iphone: Bluetooth is available for just handsfree, no file sharing possible.
Nokia 5800: Bluetooth available for handsfree and file sharing is possible. Better audio quality on bluetooth in 5800 with A2DP technology which Iphone lacks.
Iphone: It does not support message forwarding, multiple SMS deletion, sending SMS to multiple recipients and multimedia messages (MMS).
Nokia 5800: All the above is possible plus it has MMS ver 1.3, message size upto 600kb, and automatic resizing of Images for MMS.
Nokia 5800 is hopefully unlocked (without any contract) and will sell much cheaper for just £219 in UK which is equal to 279 Euros or $385.
Apple iPhone 3G, on the other hand, with contract in US comes for $199 & $299 for 8 & 16 GB models and the plans with AT&T are way too expensive. Unlocked Apple Iphones sells for around $800 on Ebay.
In other parts of the world, the 8GB unsubsidized Iphone model costs 499 euros ($700) in Italy, 350 pounds ($620) in UK, $700 in India. Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic is expected to sell around the world for about $400 or below.
Nokia: Ages of experience, hundreds of success stories and dozens of smart handsets in current portfolio. Nokia has about 40% market share with the No.1 spot with no close competitors. Certainly the king when it comes to brand value, service and experience.
Apple: First phone ever launched by Apple is Iphone, no prior experience in the telecom market. It’s a novice in the market with a very less market share despite having millions of Iphone sold.
Almost all the major brands around the world like Samsung, HTC, LG, etc launched their touchscreen smartphones with a hope to beat Apple’s Iphone. No-one came close to Iphone when it comes to looks, style, feel and features.
This is the first time a tech giant like Nokia has hit it hard with its first true touchscreen smartphone. Nokia 5800 is a real Iphone killer with way ahead features, perfect looks and great price. Bravo Nokia, Well Done!!
Hi all crazy nokia users all over the world and Ina.
I still use E61i.but i like this new music series 5800,even there is available yet in sby,but i must know the right price before. in this review,someone from brunei said that 5800 cost B$998 its means in about USD$636. But someone in JKT said us$400. So i guest phone in brunei ,singapore,malaysia,indonesia is not quite far different price. So... Friends in jkt tell me what the right price and where do u buy it? Cos i will visit to sing if this phone available there with cheaper price.
Good news to all Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic fans out there!!!!!! I have a website here which tells you when the Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic will be released in your country and hhow much it will cost
my sister who is currently in UAE promised to buy me this phone.. wow.. i can`t wait to have it.. i hope that she could be able to deliver it here in the philippines as soon as possible.. :)
does dis fone come wit a stylist? or do v hav 2 use our fingers for da touch screen? cos it has pics wit a stylist but wen i went 2 buy it da guy told me da stylist isnt included.... :S im confused....