Just got the phone yesterday for PhP 19,190 here in the Philippines ($400). The phone is really, really great! I don't regret buying it.
It has minor flaws, though (got the firmware v10) but it can be fixed by a firmware upgrade (v11 - latest). That's understandable since it was just released recently. Most nokia smartphones started with buggy firmwares, anyway.. nothing new about it.
I have to agree that the camera's not good but it's understandable it was not intended to be built as CAMERA phone but a MUSIC phone thus the suffix "XpressMusic".
The 5800's speakers are very very good (for a phone). Great bass and volume.
Of the four input methods, I still prefer to use the alphanumeric since I can compose messages faster with it. The other methods are still great, though, but slower (for me).
The phone's touch UI is responsive. You just need know and get used to the right amount of pressure so that the phone will respond to your commands.
THINGS THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO KNOW BEFORE BUYING THIS PHONE:
Landscape Mode / Autorotate DOES NOT work in Standby Screen
There are only few available symbian applications as of this date that are compatible with 5800 XM. The phone may allow you to install them but there is a big tendency that the symbian app will crash once you start using it.
You will need to install v11 firmware (or the latest) right away so that the phone won't indicate "Expired Certificate!" when you install some symbian applications.
got the phone today :-). Gave it to many people to try. Guess what!!! everyone liked it. Nobody complained about the touch screen responsiveness, it was great.
All my colleagues admired the 5800. Will updated my experience in the next 3-4 days.
mark, 20 Jan 2009this phone has a lot of problems..... like the one famous earpiece bug. then a lot others like... moreso it seems da prb iz nt in dis cel phone rather than in ur very own eyez. cnt u c wat i hav told..stay outta here. dnt tel a single word widout being xperienced it. heard a lot bout dis earpiece n its no more true here.
5800 has good features, but itseems the quality of camera and UI is not good. Can someone specify a phone with similar features of 5800, but without those problems? Urgent..need to buy a phone immediatly
does the GPS system require connection using WIFI or it can b use juz like the GPS system tt is installed on our car???
this phone has a lot of problems..... like the one famous earpiece bug. then a lot others like OS instability, very bad camera , lack of previous telephony options, poor sunlight legibility, lack of office apps....etc etc.
it is the phone for only music lovers coz in this department it is really good.
the battery life is also good.
[deleted post], 20 Jan 2009Oh, Allan please teach me how to change my IP?
You see I always use an iPhone and skip from... moreKids can sign contracts according to you, can they legally drink alcohol as well?
What about that tissue application, touch screen phones need to be cleaned!
Hi the problem you faced is the same one i experienced too.
Basically its a bug even in the new 11 update. It seems it would not install or let you install downloaded files. But fret not.
Firstly back up everything to you microSd card,
then after safely doing it reboot your phone
OK let me start off in order
1. With CZ cam=good pictures right? Wrong. I've been using nokia n73 and the camera takes better pictures than the 5800. It seems the lighting is pretty bad. Especially indoors.
2. Wifi. The wifi connection is very good on this phone. Though it lacks some features in their Flash part, which can't load you tube videos. I've tried 10 vids and only 3 worked. Hope it will be fixed soon.
3. Slow response. And single touch. That means it can only respond to one finger. No offense but the Iphone has a better touch screen. On the other hand Nokia just started its few batch of touch phones so its yet to be improved
4. Lovely Music Player. Guys/Girls if your looking for a nice stereo sound phone with lots of memory (8gb) or (16gb) then get this phone. I might not know about the other nokias' sound system but this my friends is superb.
5. UI rotation= Not very good. When turning the phone the response is alright but when tilting it just slightly to the left the screen changes back. I found this annoying especially when viewing pictures and typing texts. Can't change the sensitivity on the rotation. Even with the 11.x.xxx update, there is no adjustment bar. And the tilt is only to one side, unlike the iphone.
6. The battery only lasts for a max of 2 days. Even on standby. With the use of messaging and wifi, and gps it could last only a day or less. Depends on usage.
Well conclusion. Overall grade 8/10. Till they fix the rotation sensitivity then It might be better.
P/S. Unbiased, I'm using the Iphone only to give a picture of what would the phone seem like. Most things are the same as the Apple Iphone. So yea. Iphone killer Nokia 5800. Hope it does.
Apple over charges for everything.
Can someone tell me if I configure my outlook emails to this phone?
I have a problem installing PDF reader & office application, I tried to install them using Download function available on phone. After successful download while installation it simply shows an error "currupted file".
Anybody have faced this problem & have solution...pls revert.
Also have anybody successfully installed these applications which are available through download option ?
Hi there. I was thinking about getting this phone when it comes out in the UK on the 4th of Feb. I have seen that people have been having problems with the earpiece. First do you think this problem will be fixed on the phone for realease in the UK.
Also i have read many good reviews of this phone but some poeple seem to not like it (maybe because they are trying to compare it to the iPhone too much). Is the interface tricky to understand ie. the double tap function on some menus but not other, or is it ok once you get used to it?
Any thoughts would be great. Cheers
Is the touchscreen good?
Or is awful like LG phones?
Is like Iphone Touch?
Hi all, exciting news! Nokia is planning to launch 5730 Xpress Music soon. You can even find a hands-on at http://www.mobile-review.com/review/nokia-5730-en.shtml Come on GSMARENA! Post this news ASAP.
5800 has good features, but itseems the quality of camera and UI is not good. Can someone specify a phone with similar features of 5800, but without those problems?
it has a calculator and it is the same as the electronic one. I know because i have the phone and i cant get enough of it. Thx fot the themes.
[depleted post], 20 Jan 2009It's got a Carl Zeiss lens so it must be good, as has been said thousands of times.
ye wutever. carl zeiss means nothing.
they just gave their brandname to make the fon more valuable. some samsung model without any c.zeiss or cybershot thing takes "perfect" photos
Anonymous, 20 Jan 2009zaheed, do u know how to avoid from lagging when using wifi?well i havn't used the wifi yet, i use monthly net contract by my provider! But i am going to find that out for u,i hav an open hotspot in my versitu. But ingenerally asking, did u turn on the theme effect and all the sensors? That can be a reason to kag! And another thing of caution for everyone! When u install third party themes and use them he seriously lags the phone. So u shoild check it iut too!
funkehsoul, 20 Jan 2009tnx zaheed 4 ur ans n yups i m doing da same tng wid da web thot dat dre may b some oder way o... moreu are welcome! Don't worry u r going to get used too it! Well as for me i have this baby for three weeks now. I bought the made in Hungary as soon as i saw it. Not as lucky aa u guys though, having a headphone. But still i am quite happy with it! I hope u have a great experience with the set! If u have any questions then post here,i am preety regular at gsm,me and many other owners would try their best to help u ith ur queries! Take care bye!
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Oh, Allan please teach me how to change my IP?
You see I always use an iPhone and skip from network to network all over the place, I can also change my SIM to jump to another network, I can even fire up Opera Mini on the old N82 and post from an IP in Norway.
Anyway Internet Radio makes an FM radio obsolete, hence I don't need it.