Brett, 11 Oct 2008This is a great first up foray into the world of touch-screen phones by Nokia - and for the pe... morei'm sure nookia will come up with a mobile that has those kinds of features in it. I think they just wanted to make a "test run" for their touchphones.
as we can all see, this is nokia's market strategy,
first they produce a mobile phone that has lower specs than most of other mobiles(omnia, etc.) to ensure it's affordabilty.
they target the young, because obviously, they hold the largest, if not one of the largest, percentage of the mobile phone market to ensure sales.
then after that, if all is well, they will start to bombard the mobile phone market with touchphones under the N and E series which will, for sure, be more expensive and will sport higher specs.( camera, etc.)
that is what i think..^^
Zzzz, 10 Oct 2008N85 quality, looks and features (5mpx)with the big touch screen of 5800 : that is what i would... moreThat's what I've been trying to say. N85 is the result of Nokia's many experiences. It's engineered to perfection.
This is a great first up foray into the world of touch-screen phones by Nokia - and for the people its marketed to, is ideal.
Reading some of the posts in here, I agree that Nokia will need to come up with something for the higher end of their phone users (those that love the N and E series), that includes:
* Office suite with edit functionality
* 8MP camera
* DivX Player (supported at least)
These are just a few items that spring to mind - but combining the 5800 with an N96 and more functionality would be the ultimate phone. And would certainly kill off its opposition.
My review is about mobile phone cameras.
The Nokia 5800 is one of the best mobiles on the market. Many of you are stressing the camera resolution. So what if it has a 3.2 mp camera. It has a good camera which takes excellent photos. Just like any other camera. When you look at the i8510's 8 mp camera, doesn't it do the same thing as the 5800's camera? Take your pictures!!!! Regardless of the resolution. 8 mp is better but 3.2 mp with carl zeiss gets the job done also. 3.2 mp might seem low to you but that does not change the fact that it will take your photos. Excellent photos!!! You need to stop clicking options to read the picture details and start looking at the damn photo that you took. Many of you just like to see 8 mp written on the lens but dont give a crap about the pictures you took. So stop complaining.
Do I Have A Witness?
I´ve seen it, touch it, play it, ear it and love it. It´s way much better then iPhone. Here´s some great points:
1- Play music on the loudspeaker, loud and clear (AMAZING!!!) best one in the market
2- DAC chip for great audio quality (DJ´s I know what this means ;D)
3- A-GPS with real voice guidance (not a dummy map saying "where am I?" like some others)
4- 4 types of writing: *Full Qwerty *Handwriting recognition (Awesome!!!) *regular mobile phone keypad with large buttons for fingers *Mini Qwerty (smaller view with all keys)
5- Total web experience with Flash player and several Secure protocols certificates included (for Homebanking)
6- Conectivity: you got *Bluetooth 2.0 *Wlan *Micro USB 2.0 (unbelievable!! 1 complete CD transfered to the memory card in less then 30 seconds!!!!) and REAL 3G/HSDPA (3,5G) with 3.6Mbps of download :O!!!
7- MicroSD support with up to 16GB compatibility
8- Totally customisable (you can create your own theme or install new others available on the net)
9- With Symbian S60 you got whatever you want: MSN, loads of games and DIVX players (did I mentioned it has TV-out connection, YES you can view movies on a real TV with 640x360 pixels which is more less VHS)
10- 3.2MP Carl Zeiss lents camera with auto-focus, now that´s great pictures!!!
Well there´s more other things to tell, but these are a iPhone Knock-Out.
will there be a setting to just tap the screen once instead of twice?
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2008Not that it matters but this isnt Nokia's 1st touch screen phone. Cast your mind back 4-5 year... moreActually it's the 4th touchscreen phone by Nokia. There is another handset called 6708 released last 2005. It has a touchscreen display but it also has a keypad. But if you are not considering this phone, then the 5800 is the 3rd touchscreen nokia phone.
muhammad abdelaziz, 10 Oct 2008finally nokia made mobile phone with touch screen display !!Errr your wrong... This is Nokia's 3rd touch screen handset
muhammad abdelaziz, 10 Oct 2008finally nokia made mobile phone with touch screen display !!Not that it matters but this isnt Nokia's 1st touch screen phone. Cast your mind back 4-5 years ago, Nokia announced the 7700 which was a touch screen handset but I dont think it was ever released. Then in 2004 they announced the 7710 which was also a touch screen handset.
The 5800 XpressMusic is actually Nokia's 3rd touch screen handset. Just thought you might like to know...
N85 quality, looks and features (5mpx)with the big touch screen of 5800 : that is what i would like, Nokia is probably working on it for their next Nserie. But as for now touch screen is new for Nokia whereas N85 is the result of many years of experience, i will buy n85. No offense, i don't know why people are so excited about 5800, LG and Samsung are making great touch screen phones (Viewty) since a long time...
mindzap, 10 Oct 20085800XM is the best all around phone it even has document viewer. carries the latest symbian O... moreTrue. I wonder how much the taxes and subsidies might affect the pricing. Hopefully it wont go around 300euros. Even so, the price is still shocking. It makes you wonder what nokia will do next.
Ya! Very good phone. Sound is excellent also camera with auto focus.and email@example.com milion colour and touch. I like it.
in reply to bakekangs post
how can you be sure that n85 is that "perfect" isnt that what they said about the n96 as well?
Dan, 10 Oct 2008Then i guess n85 is for you. I agree with you that it is currently nokia's all-in-one best pho... more5800XM is the best all around phone it even has document viewer. carries the latest symbian OS and it more affordable.
sometimes it is really really hard to believe that this phone is cheap yet is has very very robust list of features. i agree with what mobile review wrote of this phone. Nokia is in a way cleaning the market with this phone. That not all touchscreen phones need to be on the high end side (read: expensive). We actually need to thank Nokia for what they are doing for us with this Phone. other manufacturers will think twice on their price since 5800XM came out, almost complete, almost perfect, yet with a cheap price tag.