i finally got mine yesterday . this is one of the best touch interface fone i have used till date ,. features r packed , but the only issue is the cam clarity , but i m ok with it , over excellent .
its available in india....got yesterday for Rs19990/- .
But its available through nokia priority dealers only...
Vikas, 03 Jan 2009Hello Everyone !
Can anyone here please tell me what's the current price of 5800 in INDIA ?... moreHi Vikas,
THe price of this phone in India is somewhere between 19k - 21.8K
I am using this phone for a while now, and liking the touch, though there is little learning curve to it, since most of have seen/used iphones' gui in action.
Dont get too critical.
The surprising part is that i gave it to my dad, and he was using i like a pro.
what does v2.0 mean where it says that this phone has bluetooth?
I've got it in red and I use a mac, so connectivity between the two is a bit annoying since I need plugins and stuff. I'm finding it doesn't connect well with the usb cable they provide, so I'm going to borrow my sister's bluetooth and try it later. I'm transferring files via a card reader right now.
It's not slow at all. the touch response is very fast, I can type with my thumb tips quickly using both hands in landscape mode (full QWERTY, not mini). I use the stylus a lot so i don't get the screen all oily. You don't even need to press hard, I just tap the screen. and i really like the orientation sensor, although it's a bit sensitive if I just tip it a little it'll change, however it changes quick so I don't find that it's a problem just to right the phone.
File management is very easy. I transfer files back and forth from the memory card and the phone. You can organise the menu items by dragging them around.
It's too bad that they only allow up to 4 shortcuts and/or quick contacts on the home screen and the media menu isn't customizable (at least not that I've found out how to, yet). and it is annoying that in order to remove my SIM I need to remove the back place, battery and push it out with the stylus (because it's under the metal plate there too).
the volume of the phone overall (ringing and playing music) is nice and loud (I love loud phones since I misplace mine all the time and need to call it).
the key guard switch at the side is easy to use and very useful.
camera quality is not superb but it will do. the way i see it, this is a cell phone first, and everything else is just secondary gimmicks. the camera has several picture mode settings: macro. portrait, landscape, sports, night, and night portrait. You can access the cam by pressing the shutter button on the side. I'm trying to figure out how to turn the damn clicking sound off but no luck so far.
there aren't aren't that many applications out for the 5800 yet and the few themes i found all had bugs in them, so i'm sticking to the original theme for now and there are a few free games with minor bugs (lag, scramble screen for a sec or two).
I couldn't decide what to use as shortcuts since all the features I would think of using are already easy to access. Press the shutter button for the camera, press the power button for Profiles, tap the date to get the calendar, tap top right corner for connectivity (wlan, usb, bluetooth, network, etc.) tap the clock for the alarm, media button has music, gallery, web, etc). I ended up putting messaging and the calculator. 2 free spaces.
I've used the iPhone before and it's really cool for games and other applications, but when it came down to typing on that thing I wanted to throw it against a wall. my hands are tiny and I couldn't do it. Also the package of the 5800 feels nicer in my hands than an iPhone. iPhone just seems so... flat and fat.
anyway, I love this phone. reception is awesome and so is the battery life. I hope what i wrote makes sense.
Hakan, 30 Dec 2008Guys, My 5800 had the same volume problem when speaking. It was going up and down almost muti... moreHey can you Explain, How they did it in steps. Should i take the full housing in a part? Let me know how to fix this Volume going from LOw/Mid/High during Conversation. This is annoying i can't hear the other party. They could hear me through tho.
Hey i bought 5800 yesterday. One day playing with the phone and found out I'm having the changes in the volume while having conversation. Low/Mid/High. Signal bar seems to be moving around too at the same time.
I noticed that out of the box it was fine first, when i talked to ppl without charging the phone, i had no problem.. After i drained the whole battery i charged it fully at workplace. Rite after charging only this Low/Mid/High problem started.
Hope its a firmware problem, and could be fixed. If not these Nokia better check their phones before selling.
Bought it in Toronto. It's an Asian version. Blue in color.
Other than the volume problem. I luv every feature it got and all WORKS Perfect. Web browsing on WLAN is faster than my previous N82,N78,N81,E66 on the same home Network. Video wide and cool. Music is LOUD as hell on spearker phone. Louder than my previous N82.
Original_Jamaican, 03 Jan 2009I'm surprised to see you say the E71 is a mid-range phone. Nokia totes it as it's best phone a... moreThe Australian version of the E71 comes with Quickoffice reader only, if you try to create new or edit you get directed to a purchase link.
Regarding SMS, Sharp phones back them up, Motorola phone's back them up, SonyEricsson phone's back them up, Sagem phones back them up even the iPhone back's them up.
It's not a Nokia exclusive feature I don't think any of the phone's I've owned have been unable to do this except for 15 years ago before there even was SMS or syncing with PC's.
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2009Dude, 5800xm isnt slow. I've seen videos + my friend actualy owns one. Its quite responsive. P... moreWell, i can't say you're right or wrong at this moment because i've tried 2 phones at 2 occasions and realised 1st phone was too slow in response and the other one was faster. Well, the only think i know was 1st phone has more files stored in it and the 2nd phone was brand new from the box. I wonder the firmware plays any role in this matter. Any answer is very much appreciated. Thanks :)
Original_Jamaican, 03 Jan 2009I'm surprised to see you say the E71 is a mid-range phone. Nokia totes it as it's best phone a... moreYes i agree your comments are unbiased and you shouldn't. I think we shouldn't be biased as we have no gain if any tel company is doing well. I really hoped to see more comments based on actual experienced. All comments in this forum are important to avoid others from making a wrong choice and helps others to decide which phone suits their life style best.
Original_Jamaican, 03 Jan 2009I'm surprised to see you say the E71 is a mid-range phone. Nokia totes it as it's best phone a... moreBefore you say E71 is first for anything, i suggest you upgrade to E61i first. Office editing already available in this model. :)
Anyway, i agree E series is a different experience overall. I've used E61 then upgrade to E61i then N series' N82 for the xenon flash.
I still find E series is a special class phone by Nokia.
Till now i still not interested in Windows phone for one reason, there is no way we backup our sms to our pc but it's standard for Nokia phone as long as you get it connected to the pc quite.
Recently it's launched in Malaysia and bundled with 1000 free songs download with T&C and it says see details inside. Wonder how we see inside a sealed box. Anyway my point is, Nokia actually expect all buyers to have either an internet access, pc or a 3G connection? And imagine the time required for downloading via 3G... Anyone thinks this is a good offer? Thanks.
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2009Dude, 5800xm isnt slow. I've seen videos + my friend actualy owns one. Its quite responsive. P... moreI'm surprised to see you say the E71 is a mid-range phone. Nokia totes it as it's best phone at the moment. In fact, the E71 has been awarded Phone of 2008 in just 5 months of release. Nokia's Europe site showed a special article on the E71 titled BEST OF TEST 2008.
Actually I'm not exactly comparing the E71 to 5800, and neither should you. Of course better audio quality is expected from 5800 as it's a music phone. Both phones are aimed at different market segments. Serious business class for E71 and music fanatics for 5800.
Earlier on in this forum somebody complained that the 5800 doesn't have office applications nor PDA progammes. That person misses the point of the positioning of these phones.
I've always said that the business class phones of Nokia were the most feature packed. The old 6230 is a fine example. Currently I'm using the E51 and I will upgrade to the E71 very soon.
The E71 have outstanding features and it's OBVIOUS Nokia is sending a statement to other manufacturers with the E71 alone. The E71 is the first phone I see with automatic spell-checker and spell checker on a whole. The E71 is the first phone I see with Automatic Word Completion. The Quick Office not only supports reading BUT editing of Word, Excel among other documents. It has a lot of coporate level features as well as built-in encrytion, built-in Advanced Call Management, built-in scanner among so much more. The top it off it has a Music Player and radio too...so there are no shortcomings other than the audio quality probably not being as great as the 5800.
If the E71 had a better audio quality than the 5800 then the 5800 wouldn't have deserved the Xpress Music title, simply as that.
A serious power user like me need the power of the E71 and many others feel the same...as survey shows, it's a mighty best-seller in just 5 months of release.
I suppose the 5800 will do what it was designed to do well, play and manage music. All you music lovers who wants the latest Xpress Music phone from Nokia, go for the 5800.
My comments are practical and unbiased. Thank you all for reading.
I'm excited about the first touch-mobile from Nokia. It seems very smooth and unique.
Looking forward to try this phone
miss archi, 03 Jan 2009i think i can help you...
ur photos maybe r in folders take them out and they might appearCant you organise your photo's into folders on this phone?
I have over 3000 photo's in 47 folders on my iPhone.
Having them all in one place would be a nightmare.
I got the Nokia 5800...after it was launched in India(3rd Jan)...was playing around with it for some time now...Its awesome..the touch is really superb compared to HTC models and other touch models i have seen...still Symbian has to go a long way to compete with Windows OS...still this phone is a marvelous product from Nokia..as long as it is affordable to common man in India..unlike other phones like Iphone, Omnia, Xperia...This is a gem for Indian market...software needed to be updated as there are still some bugs to be fixed...Nokia is way ahead compared to Samsung, Apple, Google, and LG...in look and feel iphone beats this set as it has got rich aluminum finish..but that make iphone heavier than nokia..will post you more update as i use more this device..
Anonymous, 03 Jan 2009hi everyone
i bought this phone
it's really a good one
but i had few problems while using ... morei think i can help you...
ur photos maybe r in folders take them out and they might appear
i bought this phone
it's really a good one
but i had few problems while using it
and i need some help
1st and the most important now
is that all my images don't appear in the gallery
it's like they r hidden
the phone can read the memory card well but the images aren't there
i can find them by the file manager only
can anyone help me plz