Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - user opinions and reviews

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7.9
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Seems to be a phone which will be good provided it does not fail like Nokia 6708(Symbian UIQ) which failed miserably. The pros of this phone seems to be :
1) Basically same symbian UI - Will help existing symbian user handle the phone easily.
2) Big screen - Good for browsing, ebook reading and general telephony.
3) Touch screeen with vibra feedback - This is the most vital thing. If its user friendly, then phoen is going to succeed.
4) Powerful battery - Adequate juice for power users for 1.5 to 2 days.
5) Other misc things - Music and wide screen video playback, TV quality video recording, auto focus camera, WIFI, GPS support, 3.5 AV/TV out, Accelerometer, proximity switch, java support, FM radio 16gb support (may support 32 gb also) and all others
6) Preliminary review says it has backward compatibility with selected applications of 9.0+ version OS.
7) Very reasonably priced.
8) Very loud with stereo speakers. In fact loud enough to be heard in a busy room (as per mobile-review).
9) Good flaunting value.

The cons are:
1) NO USB charging
2) No upgradation in music player interface
3) No OGG format support
4) Resistive type touchscreen (soft screen) against hard (capacitative type) screen of iphone
5) No multi touch - I myself is quite not sure what it is actually, anyway this is not there.
6) Camera could have been better - but 3.2 will not be that bad I think.
7) I am not sure how will it be but I dont think earphones will be of very high sonic quality.

Lastly, considering the price the phone appears excellent and seems worth using.
Thanks

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  • 2008-10-05 11:02
  • 2SU2
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Variety is the spice of life! It is great that Nokia are giving people more choice by introducing touch. Interesting that this phone (bar the 3MP cam) is as equipped as any N series.
Nevertheless the dominant question will be what does it feel like to touch the screen? Most agree that the touch experience on the I- phone is second to none. The capacitative screen is responsive. The 5800 has a resistive screen. One has to do more than just touch; more pressure on the screen has to be applied to elicit a response. If too much pressure is needed, this phone will dive. I am hoping that Nokia have made all necessary adjustments because believe me, I am tempted to touch!!

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  • 2008-10-05 10:04
  • fuNg
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Just read about this phone on mobile-review.com. According to them, it has the most powerful speakers ever seen on a phone. Its even louder than n73. Im not too sure about sound quality through the headset, but eldar said he would compare it with n91 to see which is better.

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  • 2008-10-05 08:47
  • M@Ti
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this phone is a blast!!i'm eagerly waitin for this set,can anybody tell me which month of Q8 nokia will release this phone in asia??

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  • 2008-10-05 08:38
  • Pxxc
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Thats a Great job by Nokia.very cool Phone.Better better than iphone.because of 3.2MP camera and vga recording.

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  • 2008-10-05 08:26
  • ubF}
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> In reply to mineral @ 2008-10-05 07:29 from UqbH - click to readplease post the link again, maybe with spaces between here and there, because the link isn`t working

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  • 2008-10-05 08:22
  • nDL4
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I'm just looking forward to get one of these..Sounds cool

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  • 2008-10-05 08:03
  • w9JM
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looks Great and appeals more than the i-phone.....!what say...?surely have more funtions and is very user frindly......!

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  • 2008-10-05 08:02
  • 2S$q
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shape is nicer than N82, slimmer.

thickness of this phone is same like previous xpressmusic model

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  • 2008-10-05 07:47
  • ibh5
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camera: 3.15 MP, 2048x1536 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, video(VGA@30fps), flash; secondary videocall camera.

why not 5 MP with xenon?!!

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  • 2008-10-05 07:44
  • ibh5
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...ture=related

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  • 2008-10-05 07:33
  • UqbH
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the volume of this phone is same as n82 and 958gb

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  • 2008-10-05 07:29
  • UqbH
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wow, this phone is really the hype as of the moment. look at the hits of this phone, 146,000 something in just 2 days, and the opinion ballooned to 23 pages.

90% of the people who saw this phone love it and want to buy it. amazing! congrats nokia, living up on top.

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  • 2008-10-05 07:13
  • PT}E
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Excellent phone. I m buying it whenever it's available.

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  • 2008-10-05 07:04
  • PId}
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Ladies n Gentlemen the ans is simple Nokia isnt coping the iphone its giving the iphone a run for its money (n the iphone is abt to lose) the spec sheet confirms tht Nokia is better, and samsung??!! pixon may have 8 megapixels but so wat no-one really cares not even the least bit (so if u do i guess ur a nobody...)

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  • 2008-10-05 06:27
  • kiP%
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please... let us all be civilized here.

dont compare 5800 with iPhone. they are different ok. if you dont like the Tube then go away. comment on the specs but please refrain from comparing to iPhone.

buy it if you want it. if not, go get another phone. geez, no wonder we end up bombing each other. even on a phone we argue to death. geez

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  • 2008-10-05 06:06
  • v0XH
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nokia 5000 is best suited for this phone specification..

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  • 2008-10-05 05:56
  • vj1U
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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2008-10-05 02:30 from 4TLs - click to readCEOs here still uses blackberry as it is more reliable. the problem with iPhone is it does not want to cooperate with non-Apple apps! they all want us to buy things from iTunes. it cant even edit a simple word document. yeah it can view, but i still need to buy an apps. to view it. iPhone has a world of its own.

we appreciate Apple's innovativeness in giving us the iPhone 1st gen and iPod Touch. I will defend until my last breathe the beauty of iPod Touch when a colleague said his psp can do what my iPod can do.. but, the iPhone, is soooo overrated. people buy it as it makes you appear cool, not knowing they wasted their precious money on something that they cannot fully utilise. its just my humble opinion and this is based on experience.

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  • 2008-10-05 05:55
  • v0XH
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> In reply to kitch @ 2008-10-03 13:14 from PESd - click to readThis is gonna be my next phone for sure without ever dreaming for it !

I just love the cool design of this phone.
Lets hope this phone beats N91 sound quality.
Currently using Nokia 5700 XpressMusic and have been waiting for its successor for 1 year already .
Nokia really knows that top niche model covers a small percentage of users while most users demand for mid-end phones like this one .
It was a smart move. Thank you Nokia.

Even though Nokia entered late into the touchscreen market, at least it releases quality phones unlike other manufacturers.

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  • 2008-10-05 05:53
  • TIE7
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if the sides of this phone would be like
nokia 5300 i think it will luk nice..

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  • 2008-10-05 05:51
  • vj1U
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