I have bought this finally following months of waiting and intensive internet research. I bought it from the Nokia store in Regents Street (Central London) £249. All phones sold here are unlocked/sim free (can take any global sim card). I would advise all within or near the London area to buy from here. Those who live far away from London but in the UK, check the Nokia website for your nearest store. You can also buy it from the Nokia UK website. Either way you get a year warranty. You can buy blue (mine), black or red. The phone is good and the internet via WIFI is fast operating at 2.4GHZ (speed of a normal PC). It is very user friendly. Two negatives for me, the standard world reknown classic 2 beep message alert tone is missing so I need to download this from a mobile software website. Also the camara isn't brilliant at 3.2 MP. The iphone camara is much worse -just 2.0MP with no focus, flash, zoom etc. Also I never use camaras on phones as I have a 7MP digital camara. Not a lot of games are available yet but with time I'll put a lot on which will save me buying a console. Prior to this phone, I had a Nokia N96 which I gave to my brother. That was great Nokia phone but had a poor battery. I'm a Nokia fan for life and would recommend this. This is one of the cheapest touch screen phones and full value for money.
Im a nokia lover. its been around 7 yrs or so since i ve used any phone other than a nokia.Lately i ve been lookin for a touch screen phone n there s no other phone out there with features like these for a price like this.But man, was I disappointed with the image quality.I jus cant imagin spendin this amount for a phone with such a pathetic image quality.Even thou its a 3.2 MP, the quality s worse than a VGA cam.What went wrong Nokia?
i lab this unit but my mom want samsung s8300.. the latest unit in samsung.. i have no idea wat i going to choose
My red 5800 , its so gr8, the sound quality and the stereo are perfect and very loud. Also the video quality is so damn gr8 ... Don't tell me that u will use the 3.2 cam 24 hrs so u won't need a better cam than this one , donno why ppl said that the cam is so bad :s ... The touch is so responsive but u have to click on the icon twice ... There is nice shorcut on the top right of the phone which include (music,gallary,video center,conctevety) ... My brother bought the w960i one month ago and when he saw my 5800, he shoked :D coz 5800 is on the top of all phones ... Also,it comes with many accessories which u have to check it out on the nokia site ( in the box of 5800 ) ... The size of the screen is so good 3.2 inch ... Wi-fi is so gr8 with the touch screen ;) What else ??! The conclusion that u have to buy this phone !!! Any questions ?! Cyaaa later
I bought this phone 9 hrs ago ... Beleive me it's an amazing phone , its so elegant , i have the red one ... Its so coOL ... But i wanna ask about the firmware !!! How can I know if my mobile has the latest software ???! Plz any1 reply to me and thx ;)
Hamada, 08 Apr 2009I will buy 5800 soon how can I know that the one I'll buy is not of the old ones with the sp... moreFor those of you wondering about the issues with the earlair models, I had such concerns too before I bought mine on 7th April from the Nokia store in Londons Regents Street, UK. I read that you have to buy the batch released after February. If you are buying a brand new model in April like I did, you will be fine. Avoid buying it scecond hand if possible as you will not know what batch they are. If you want to buy an unlocked/sim free one - meaning one that will take any SIM card in the world, the Nokia website will provide this and will also give you a free 8GIG SD memory card too. I have had numerous phones brands but for me Nokia is the best. I previously owned a Nokia N96. Another awesome phone but with a poor battery. Nokia for life!!
Before i bought this phone, i thought it would be a really big mistake but now i have to say this is be far the BEST & most RELIABLE phone i have ever used...
previously i was using the N78 and N95-8gb and i must say both were spectacular but this is even better...
the only problem i see in this phone is its camera quality from a distance but otherwise its good enough
mine is made in Hungary and my honest opinion would be that buy this phone!
IF you are currently using an n95-8gb... then there are only 2 differences:
Very clear and infact better sound quality (BUT NOT AS LOUD AS N95 or N95-8Gb)
The rest such as the speed of the phone in running, downloading, synching, etc is fairly as good as ever
Touch screen isnt at all slow, its quite fast actually but not as quick as the i-phones
YES its better then the i-phone in a number of ways but not completely(I still dont understand whats so good about the i-phone, its just a simple phone with S class Ui?!?)
Oh and just 2 tips:
MAKE SURE THAT WHEN YOU ARE BUYING THE PHONE, ITS MADE IN HUNGARY
AND UPDATE THE FIRMWARE TO 20.0 ... something
I have bought this finally. I bought it from the Nokia store in Regents Street London £249. All phones sold here are unlocked/sim free (can take any global sim card). I would advise all in or near London to buy from here. Those in the UK far from London should buy from the UK Nokia website. You can buy blue (mine), black or red. The phone is good and the internet via WIFI is fast operating at 2.4GHZ (speed of a normal PC). It is very user friendly. Two negatives for me, the standard world reknown classic 2 beep message alert tone is missing so I need to download this from a mobile software website. Also the camara isn't brilliant at 3.2 MP. The iphone is just 2.0MP with not focus, flash, zoom etc. Also I never use camaras on phones as I have a 7MP digital camara. I'm Nokia for life and would recommend this.
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2009I have nokia n95 8G and I like 5800 a lot
Is it a right decision to exchange my mob with 580... moreI am from the mobile technology/industry. nokia 5800 has got certain issues with opening of the applications, degradation of the camera quality and battery backup over a period of time. Nokia N95 GB is a robust, strong as you own it. There are certain issues with respect to firmware in 5800 xpressmusic. I hope these issues will sooner be rectified.
Sound Quality will be clear more in 5800.
Image Size will be clear more in N95 8 GB.
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970do u like touch screen or not?
if u like it would be great for you...
Does this phone have themes on it plss say it does. and also how much is this phone worth
Anonymous, 08 Apr 2009That's not nokia's fault, because others build similar looking phones to earn penny for food! ... moreYou should never use the internet to find bargains.Lotsa scams going around.
Millions of Nokia 5800 sold in a short period of time.
Globally, its 2009's best phone!
Carmz333, 08 Apr 2009Ppl dont be fooled! While searching the web 2 find out if the 5800 is duel sim i came across a... moreThat's not nokia's fault, because others build similar looking phones to earn penny for food!
You must be lucky that you have see it's configurations, but how about some other guys, they got similar thing for double original price of iphone or nokia by requesting throe internet sellers!
Ppl dont be fooled! While searching the web 2 find out if the 5800 is duel sim i came across a site that sells the phone 4 120ud and i thought that was weird.It said its duel sim...Lukd at the pics and decided yeah its true the phones plastic luks cheap...I read on and found it saying it has a 1.3mp camera and then at the bottom of the page i found it saying plz note that this is nt the original phone its made in china ! It luks XACTLY the same even hav the nokia logo on it!So there u hav it. There r fake 5800s running around so 2 those saying the camera is that of a 1.3mp mayb u bought a fake fone? Afta sawing tis im nt confused anymre im SO getting tis phone!From a reliable shop ofcourse!