The stylus on this phone falls out after being used a dozen times, because of wear to the internal clip. The stylus hole is on the bottom edge of the phone, so the stylus then falls out. Since the wear is to the phone's innards rather than the stylus, buying a new stylus won't help.
The wrist strap is anchored to a concealed hook inside the phone. The hook is very weak, meaning that the slightest stress leaves you with a broken hook and intact wrist strap.
Every couple of months the email app simply forgets all the accounts. This isn't a simple case of reconfiguring the accounts - it then tries to download all old emails from the server, runs out of space and locks up. Trying to delete emails it had already downloaded didn't work because it got "clever" and assured me that despite me wanting to delete them it would keep the headers because it knew best.
Incoming text messages are timestamped with the time of ARRIVAL, rather than the time they were sent. So when I switch my phone on and get a message I have no way of knowing how old it is. THIS IS PATHETIC!
The touch screen is sluggish and the interface laggy. The menu system is inconsistent... in some contexts you can drag the actual menu to scroll (eg in Contacts) but in some (eg Apps) this just launches the app you touched. The scroll bars are far too sensitive and all too often there's too much content, so that it's actually impossible to see it all as moving the scroll bar a pixel whips the content up and down whole pages at a time.
Despite having installed several software updates since having the phone, they do not take effect. The date of last update is shown as two years ago!
The screen lock/unlock is a slider switch on the side of the phone... a switch even more vulnerable to accidental nudges than a numeric keypad, rendering it completely pointless!
The sensor which tells the phone which way up it is works only sometimes - I have to gently shake the handset so that it notices a change in orientation.
The email app behaves differently just about every day - sometimes automatically downloading everything, sometimes only headers, sometimes going completely manual, and sometimes (mentioned above) all but uninstallng itself.
The controls for menus, camera, etc are all awful. It's been designed with one aim in mind: To make you press lots of buttons. eg. In File Manager, you can view a list of photos. You can tap a photo to view it. (oops - its DOUBLE tap this time... that's another seemingly random arrangement - insome contexts you double tap, in others single.) So, you're viewing a photo in file manager... Can you delete it? NO! Can you move to next photo? NO! To do either of these you have to... TAP the photo to get a menu, BACK UP to the previous level, THEN go ahead and delete or move to next pic. Imagine going through a couple of dozen like that!
To delete all text messages in my inbox is easy. To delete them from Sent Items is completely different. Der!!!
I could go on and on... even a simple thing like making a telephone call is deliberately made difficult. And the apps?? Wow! Imagine this scenario EVERY SINGLE TIME YOU START FACEBOOK: Tap icon. Wait ten seconds. Get asked permission to continue. Tap. Wait ten seconds. Get asked again for permission to continue. Tap. Wait ten seconds. Finally get into app. ooh - I have a message... tap to show it... NO! Doesn't work! In short, this is the WORST phone I have EVER had. I implore you not to buy one, even very cheap second hand. In my honest opinion Nokia and (in my case) Vodafone are breaking UK law by even selling it. It's not "fit for purpose."
I agree with that.the camera very low esp. at night/dark place, need to upgrade.
e71 or 5800xm whose browsing,downloading speed is fast and wifi connectivity is better?
Just bought this gem 2 weeks ago. Nice sound system, and web browsing is almost as fast as i'm using a pc. I find it easy to use, although some non official apps from nokia would sometimes hang . However this phone won't have any problem running 2/3 apps simultaneously.
The preinstalled Ovi Maps GPS will need internet for you to use, but if you installed Garmin there's no such problem. Battery consumption is high only if you use apps that use sound and graphic intensively, such as realplayer. I managed to watch 2 movies back to back though, when it took 2 bars from the battery meter. Non intensive usage will give you about 3/4 days stanby, I think.
The variations of keyboard and input method ; alpha , mini qwerty,full screen qwerty, and handwriting would suffice to provide you the options for any input you're comfortable with.
There are many Nokia models which could be better, but if you look at this model's current price tag, you would agree with me thats its so much value for money, compared to other phone with similar price range.
sampath, 19 Jan 20115630 nice.better than this. Usage awasome than 5800. Touchscreen gives lots of problem. 563... morei am fed up with nokia. same boring UI, no excitement in touchscreen UI, same old color combination & lot of text menus. less graphics. they shud learn from sansung/htc/SonyErc/LG to build the UI.
5630 nice.better than this.
Usage awasome than 5800.
Touchscreen gives lots of problem.
5630 has everything which 5800 has apart of gps.
Disin is good in 5800.
But, u cant use this for long time as 5630d.
i bought 5800 a week ago nd everything goes fine esp. the installed opera mini on my phone, its great. what i regret only hir is d camera, so poor , esp in dark and even it has a dual flash, but in bright places its quite clear.
Guyz dis mob is value for money.....me using it frm past 15months.....ppl who hav complaints on it PLz try to use it in a proper way......
I had this phone for 12 months and then the screen started giving problems.I had never liked 5800's touchscreen.its resistive and not responsive.u hav to press the screen so hard and then it registers any command.5800 is basically a pressscreen phone. LOL
The audio of dis phone is fine.The quality is good and loudness is also satisfactory.But the camera is pathetic and nowhere near N73's camera.
The material with which 5800 is built is also not good.Its bad plastic that is used and its of bad quality.The thickness of this phone is also bad.It is very thick.
The symbian installed in it is also very laggy.May be its the problem of the processor.But to open any app u need to first press the screen very hard and then wait for 20 sec to open any app.Its pathetic.
So guys i would suggest u all to buy samsung wave.ITS AN AWESOME PHONE.I hav no regrets buying it.
l am using 5800 since 10 months and i saw other touch screen phones of other brands. touh responce of 5800 is little late but not bad and symbian operating system is classick and l supports lot of applications by these ur phone feels u like smart phone but price is not affordable.
i got the 5800 , its brilliant , do your software upgrades regularly and you will really enjoy it better, the touch qwerty when the software upgrades are done is great.
hi friends now only i buy 5800 its very good mobile for rough touch users and i love this cam,audio at all
I m going to buy 5800,but i have heard that it is not very good for running softwares. Is it true.