I have a Nokia 5230 which has the same Symbian^1 OS as this one and it's a pretty good OS. It handles well, has some cool effects and it's stable so far.
It probably has the same 3.2 touchscreen as my 5230 and I must say that it's a very good toucscreen. So what if it's resistive ? It responds to touches very well and I don't have any issues with it.
This model would be so much better with a larger screen and a larger battery ,I'll admit that.
As for the price it will go down in time. The Nokia 5230 is already 100 E without any contract.
Anonymous, 03 Dec 20101.Symbian is so much of the age of grandpa's & on the top of that it has older version of ... morethis is a budget phone you know, and the reason they put symbian^1 on this is because basically it is a budget phone.
majority of the touch are moving upwards of 3.5 inches. Anything less does not extend the full facility of FREETOUCH ie using the fone on the move. Other than Nokia seem to be realising it. 3.5 and above with battery of at least 1300mah will be a standard
Nokia are playing mind games--they can do better than this. They are trying to squeeze every last penny out of Symbian^1 before they full blast with Symbian^3/^4 and MeeGo
the design of this phone is good but after that, everything went downhill starting with the resistive touchscreen then the OS then the price. Nokia should wake up and realize that their market share is going down and people are not as eager as before to buy their phones anymore.
1.Symbian is so much of the age of grandpa's & on the top of that it has older version of symbian which makes it user interface worst.
2.Old wifi technology - all new phones come with wifi b/g/n but this phone comes without 'n'
3.Old bluetooth version - even dirty cheap phones come with bluetooth 2.1 but this phone has 2.0
4.Old touchscreen technology - 1st of all it's nokia's touchscreen which is worse than others & on the top of that it's having resistive touch which is a complete disaster.
5. 5 mpx camera without any flash or additional facilities (lack of autofocus ,smile detection ,face detection)
6.Poor video rec. for a 5 mpx camera (just vga@15fps)
7. No secondary camera.
8. So much high SAR value which makes it enemy of our health.
This phone is a FAILURE.........
Why nokia is still stuck in resistive touchscreen in the mid and low range phones??? Samsung has already used capacitive in their phones even in the low end one like samsung genoa....
Everyone knows what rubbish r nokia touchscreens & on top of that this phone has a resistive touch which makes it worst.
screen way to small...need at least 4.0 with super AMOLED to get a real good cellphone multimedia experience! Nokia is going down symbian! Would go with android or the iphone! Stay away from nokia!
Nothing, but upgraded 5800XM. Probably lacks stereo speakers. Instead of this it's a good mid-range option.
This truly seems like a reissue of 5800 XpressMusic two years after..It has a few minor tweaks such as lighter weight,5Mpixels instead of 3,2Mpixels camera for stills,and its CPU is same generation as the old model's but 150Mhz faster.The video capturing quality is less than average by today's smartphones' standards 15fps VGA(..)
Nevertheless,this device may well do the trick for someone wanting to surf online or watch youtube videos thx to the new opera mobile versions available for symbian notably,and,its battery is undeniably great for hours and hours of audio playback.
it's just a nokia 5800/5530 with a 3.2in screen with a faster processor, revamped design and a 5mp camera. damn, it doesn't even look like it has LED flash!
[deleted post]chup! A christmas present from nokia(c5-03)gsmarena it had digital compass also