Bakekang, 10 Oct 2008Actually, I dont really like touchscreen phones with no physical keypad hardware. They look so... moreEven if you were to compare the n85 to the 5800xm, picking a winner wouldnt be easy. The n85 may have dual slide design, fm transmitter and 5mp camera, but the 5800 trades those for new OS, much bigger and better screen, more durable body, (candybar phones last longer than most slides or flips) more music playback and a better sales package. With the 5mp camera, you are only assured of bigger pictures. 3.2mp is also quite huge and is definitely more than enough for a computer screen.
Other than that they arent that different. Same build materials, same dsp, same processor, dual led flash vga videos at 30fps, etc.
Besides, they are aimed at 2 different kinds of people. N85 is an expensive phone for gaming and music. 5800xm is an affordable phone for music and videos.
Any chance to get a dual sim symbian nokia soon? My samsung D880 Duos is great, but kind of boring..
Bakekang, how u want to compare N85 and this 5800. One is high end model (N Series) and one is xpressmusic targeted to younger and music lovers. One more thing... THE PRICE!
If you want to compare such the way. Try to compare N85 dual LED flash with 6220 classic xenon flash!!! Yet, 6220 classic is cheaper but with better flash!!!
Of course N85 much better than 5800, BUT N85 300-400 hundred expensive than 5800...so??? stop compare this 5800 with N85...in my country N85 already sell for US$800...and btw 5800 expected to sell for US$390...think twicely!
Chameleon, 10 Oct 2008...and you pay 2/3 times more for feature packs, when - let's be onest - you'll never use them... moreActually, I dont really like touchscreen phones with no physical keypad hardware. They look so plain and blank. They're not stylish. My favorites are slide phones especially dual sliders like N85. Slide phones are great and very versatile. And for me, I'd go for the active matrix OLED screen rather than a high resolution touchscreen. U know OLED screen does not have backlight. The pixels themselves light up. So even in power saver mode, u still see the screen saver in total darkness. The screen is always "on" unless the screen displays a total black background. How are you supposed to play hardcore games with 5800? No mobile gaming can be better than a Gameboy/PSP-like gaming like N85 and the like. Another thing is, dual slider was pioneered by Nokia themselves. They did not copy it from anybody else. While 5800 is too iPhone-ish. And N85 is a "complete" phone. 5800 lacks the 5MP camera, FM transmitter, and Naviwheel which are present in N85. And N85 is really the evolution of Nokia's slider phones. It follows the design trend of N81 but more sophisticated becos of more rounded edges, better choice of materials, not cheap glossy plastic this time, smooth spring loaded sliding mechanism, and intelligently designed external media keys that change labels according to the purpose - in music mode the media keys light up the rewind/fforward/play/pause/stop labels; in game mode media keys light up the two gaming buttons; and in gallery mode the media keys light up the slideshow play/pause/atop/zoom in/zoom out labels. Very nice! And one more thing, it's got USB charging. So N85 is so much better than 5800, at least in my not so humble opinion!
MOGGI, 10 Oct 2008i am sad,because this phone didn't have self destruction program :-(well, the news made me sad as well. ROFL =)
Can anyone tell me the resolution for the secondary camera (for video call)? Thanks. Hopefully gsmarena will have full review on this phone soon. Thanks again.
Anonymous, 10 Oct 2008NOKIA N85 is much better, much nicer and much more feature packed than 5800 XpressMusic!...and you pay 2/3 times more for feature packs, when - let's be onest - you'll never use them. This is just the beggining. One by one all new Nokia phones will have touchscreen... But hey, you just go on and be happy with your N-something.
Hey Hi everybody it seems everyone is busy comparing 5800 to iPhone/X1 BUT its real competion is X2 which will come next year with similar design, specs and maybe same OS Symbian 9.4 touch UI and topped with Xperia panels SO BETTER LOOK OUT GUYS...
cmon gsmarena review this soon! your opinion is probably the best out of all the other internet review sites
NOKIA N85 is much better, much nicer and much more feature packed than 5800 XpressMusic!
my 1st phone was a Nokia 6510. i was quite satisfied with it, then the popular 7650 emerged. I bought it and I gave the former to my bro. My N7650 lasted for 4 yrs. (but i was craving really for the 9210i communicator). a lot of memories were stored (experiences as well ) w/ my 7650. lol! it was good really. but technology is so fast. I shifted to SE. W810i to be exact. Wow!!! the phone was so entertaining and great! my buddy snatched it!!! haha. Now, with me is a smartphone. The sharp-shooter P1i. i'm on the Top of the world, man! That's how i feel... But take a simple look on this.. Nokia 5800 xpress music phone... IT'S ON MY MIND. whew. tnx 4 reading my stuff.
Well actually that is right to some extend. Time has shown that Nokia survives every hurdle with tremendous grace and poise, its like i will be very honest here, every time i would by a non nokia cell phone, i would always wish in my heart that Nokia gave me the same features as there are in that phone i want. And well i was really considering the Omnia but THis phone gives me all i want with a really trendy gift wrapping. My only issue is the release date, which seems to be in early 2009, cant wait that long.
To the guy who said omnia, Xperia etc. is better than this phone. Aww I disagree with that. Am not gonna tell you why because you know already. You did not have to lie.
& to the nokia haters. Your just upset you wasted your money on some dumb s.e or samsung now your cursing nokia to express your anger. Stop hating. You know in your heart that nokia was, is, and will always be the best. Stop pretending and just admit that nokia is the best in your next comment. And dont be stupid!
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Anonymous, 09 Oct 2008I think nokia has copied i-phone. Its not somethin which nokia has thought itself.. Anyways it... moreI do not know why you have to compiar the phone with IPHONE. I do have IPHONE which i love but it has alot of software problem. Edge , no Service Sign, Caller ID and youtube and many other things wrong with Iphone which I do not understand why Apple no fix the problem. So, Hope the 5800 is not copy Iphone otherwise we are in trouble again.
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i have nokia 5700 , so i diffenetly parches 5800-X.M, but what about sound .. is it c.d or dvd type sound .....!