webbo, 31 Aug 2009hi,
had the nokia 5800 about 4 weeks, not had any issues with it untill yesterday! had the ha... moreDUDE come on you sit on your phone and then you blame nokia? idk what to say. Im speachless.
Got it a wk ago. US ver. Black, with black stripe.
-Well built, no cracking noise. I had an N95 8GB US before & the slider was loose after a wk, the back had a cracking noise b/c there is a gap between the battery door & the battery.
-Size, narrow, display uses almost all the avail. surface. Easier to carry than the large flat iphone.
-Display. One of the best. I like the 16:9. 16mill colors might too much but sure looks great.
-Controls work well, sleep slider is a good idea.
-Touch ctrl is good, don't have problems w/it, responsive & quick, the stylus is great but it works fine w/ fingers too. Although I can understand if in the US some has more probs w/it than ppl in EU or in Asia :).
-Camera is good, I do photograqphy so if I want a quality photo I use a DSLR but to snap a quick shot this is just fine.
-Wifi works well, no lagging I tried at home, at a hotel, at a coffee place & no issues, unlike the N95 which had a lot.
-Battery is good. Surprisingly used it for 2.5 days w/ moderate use of wifi, gps, camera, video, music & phone of course. N95 worked for 1 day w/ the same or less usage.
-Affordable 279 USD + free s&h for an unlocked phone is better than 2yrs contract & stripped features from a carrier.
-Fat, if it would be 2/3 of what it is now it would be awesome.
-No lens cover
-Applications are still hard to find, much less than iphone has, also no Office application installed.
-Home screen should have a menu option between the dialer & contacts. Only 4 shortcuts on home scr.
-Could be a little louder
-No stand in the box.
-8GB is pretty good, however nowadays they could throw a 16GB in it.
Overall it's a great phone with gps, wifi, 3G in the US and lots of features in a small body at an affordable price.
had the nokia 5800 about 4 weeks, not had any issues with it untill yesterday! had the handset in my back pocket for a journey in the car! when i got to my destination i took out the handset and the bloomin screen had a big dirty crack right across the middle! has anyone else had any issues with this happening??? and before any funny comments come up, im not a 25 stone sumo wrestler! its gone to nokia care and is going to cost £65 for a new screen! not really happy but what do you do??? i have always had handsets in my back pocket and this is the first time a screen has broken! is this common or am i unlucky?? cheers
michael, 31 Aug 2009I have just got my Nokia 5800 today. Upon careful checking, there is a small card saying "Re... moreYou must have bay Nokla then, but not real Nokia, otherwise you lie, because nokia will not make specific phone just for nutty-boy like you.
michael, 31 Aug 2009I have just got my Nokia 5800 today. Upon careful checking, there is a small card saying
"Re... moreWell, mine 5800 is brought couple of months ago and supports tv out and i use it on daily basis. Nokia are trying something :S
And bout corupted files problem
GUYS DONT USE MICRO SD CARD THAT COMES WITH THE PACKAGE BUY NEW ONE. MAJORITY OF THEM ARE CORUPTED
I have just got my Nokia 5800 today. Upon careful checking, there is a small card saying
"Regretfully, this device does not suppport the TV-out mode.
Even though TV-out mode may be mentioned in the user guide, package, or other material, this device does not support TV-out mode. Please ignore any setting options related to TV-out mode in this device.
We apologize for any inconvenience. "
I felt so cheated. There is no mention about this outside the box or by the sales person!!! Nokia doesn't seems to be interested to inform others about this. Am I buying a defective unit???!!?!?!
Either Nokia practices very bad PR or they dump defective units out to the market!!
Eblen, 31 Aug 2009People, please help me, I have a question about this phone, I live in Mexico and the oficial p... moreYes there is a ALL BLACK version of NOKIA 5800XM. I am having it. Its slightly expensive than the Red/Blue versions. The price difference is not that huge.
Irfan KK, 31 Aug 2009I had the same problem.but now 100% solved. 1-Connect your phone to computer in mass storage ... morethanks for the solution. i'll try it when i get my 5800 from nokia center. but can i ask? this solution is only temporary, right? i still need to go to my computer every time my unit corrupt or erase my files? if this is the case, i still can't use it as it intended to be. thank again
Anonymous, 24 Aug 2009Hi Vern!
In new 5800 sales packages, there is not anymore extra stylus, stand and pouch....... moreHi there
I did check with the service provider, MTN and they indicated that Nokia will send the pouch and stylus if asked. They also did indicate that the pounch and extra stylus was taken out because Nokia SA did not get it from overseas.
The reason I want the stand is to watch some youtube on my phone instead of holding it the entire time. The total package for the 5800 is still good but the Nokia.com site indicated that the pouch and stylus are STILL included.
Eblen, 31 Aug 2009People, please help me, I have a question about this phone, I live in Mexico and the oficial p... moreif i were you i would stay away from that. No such versions of the 5800 exist. The only close ones are the 5800 navigation edition and the watered down version 5230 and ALL the 5800 XpressMusic phones that i know of have the blue or red stripes on the side. It may be a chinese rip-off so keep your hard earned money mate. try
checking e-bay u might have better luck there! just make sure u check on the feedback page of the sellers!
Irfan KK, 31 Aug 2009One thing more guyz. in check now section,tick on both the boxes.Automatically fix the system... morehai,i have same problem as gearboy. thanks for your solution. last week i brought my 5800 to nokia care center trying to fix my memory card but the people there just format my both phone memory & memory card and do nothing else!after i brought it back home,the files in my memory corrupt again in next day. again, thanks for your solution.
PERSONALLY I LOVE THIS PHONE. i NEVER EVER HAD ANY PROBLEM WITH IT.. I NEVER UPDATED THE FIRMWARE EITHER.. ITS 21V.. i just had a problem once wen i tried to hack my fone using different softwares like helloOX n loads of other crap.. my mmc wouldnt install anymore softwares after that and wouldnt move any file or anything, file manager would just close,, i formated my mmc n phone NOW EVERYTHINGS PERFECT.
Music Edition, 30 Aug 2009It's official. It's on Nokia's own website. Check NokiaForums.com, search for the 5800 Xpre... moreon nokia sites there are so many mistakes i just want confirmation from owner of the phone
hey all, i've been using this phone for about a month, its just near perfect. But the only thing i dont like is that when theres a new message, the screen wont light up, hence its difficult to see when there's new msg unlike the old nokia phones like n81 etc. Overall i rate it 8/10:)
plz note: New nokia 5800 xpressMusic does not support TV output in india.Think before you Buy..
Bought yesterday and felt worst after buying.
gearboy, 31 Aug 2009same problem i encounter and lots more. lots of my files suddenly lost but it still occupied s... moreOne thing more guyz.
in check now section,tick on both the boxes.Automatically fix the system errors,and scan for an attempt recovery for bad sectors.thats all.
gearboy, 31 Aug 2009same problem i encounter and lots more. lots of my files suddenly lost but it still occupied s... moreI had the same problem.but now 100% solved.
1-Connect your phone to computer in mass storage mode.
2-you will see a new drive in my computer section of window may be called MEMORY CARD DRIVE.
3-Right click on it and go to properties,and then tools and in tools section click on CHECK NOW (error-checking).
4-Wait for 10-15 minutes and it will solve the problem.