Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Review
In a nutshell: Nokia's first touchscreen
phone is still worth a look. Headline features include the high resolution
touchscreen with 16 million colours, the 3.2 megapixel camera with
Carl Zeiss optics, 3G video calling, an excellent web browser with
support for Flash, the music player & FM radio, GPS positioning
with Nokia Maps, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and an 8GB memory card. Available
in black, red or blue.
Review: February 2009. Updated March 2011.
We've waited a heck of a long time for Nokia to catch up with Apple,
LG and Samsung and launch a touchscreen phone. And here it is at last!
It's a 3G smartphone, and belongs to Nokia's XpressMusic range.
At first glance, it looks like it was worth the wait. It's a very stylish
handset. All touchscreen phones tend to look pretty much the same to
be honest. What distinguishes the 5800 is its sleekness: it's much narrower
than the iPhone 3G, in fact with a
width of 52mm, it's one of the narrowest touchscreen phones around.
This means that you can easily operate it with one hand. It has a lovely
big screen too, with a very high resolution (640 x 360 pixels), which
helps to make the user interface easier to use. The device has a wide
range of input options: finger touch, stylus and plectrum with a virtual
alphanumeric keypad, full and mini QWERTY keyboards and handwriting
recognition. The display will rotate automatically when you turn the
phone to landscape mode. Normally the XpressMusic phones have dedicated
buttons for music, and the 5800 has a dedicated virtual media bar for
quick access to music controls, as well as functions like the gallery
and web browser. There are also physical keys for power, send and end,
menu, screen lock and volume. The big question is: "Is the touchscreen
on the 5800 as good as the iPhone?" Sadly, no. But it isn't at
all bad. It's just that you need to use the stylus sometimes and the
whole experience isn't quite so much fun. But stick with the review,
because the 5800 has a lot going for it.
The 5800 has a proper camera for a start. At 3.2 megapixels it isn't
the best camera phone by a long way, but it uses Carl Zeiss optics,
has autofocus and a double LED flash and leaves the iPhone standing.
It also has a decent video camera, which can record at up to 640 x 480
pixels and at 30 frames per second, with stereo sound. A front-mounted
video camera enables you to make video calls on a 3G network.
The music player in the 5800 is excellent too. We found the touchscreen
controls to be very easy here, and all the features that you'd hope
for are here, including an 8-band graphic equaliser and a 3.5mm headphone
jack. The phone is supplied with an 8GB memory card, which can store
up to 2,000 MP3 tracks (or 4,000 in AAC format), and if your music collection
grows even bigger, you can upgrade this to a massive 16GB. There's also
a built-in FM radio. No complaints for music then.
The 5800's big touchscreen is ideal for web browsing. With very fast
download speeds thanks to the 3G HSDPA implementation and a quality
web browser, there's nothing to hold you back. The 5800 beats the iPhone
here too, with support for Flash meaning that you can watch videos from
YouTube and other sites on your phone. The phone is also WiFi compatible,
so you can get super fast data transfer speeds in the vicinity of a
WLAN network or a WiFi Hotspot.
GPS is included too, together with Nokia Maps. As well as 3G and WiFi,
the connectivity options include Bluetooth and USB, plus a TV-Out connection
The 5800 XpressMusic is a Series 60 phone, and potentially there are
going to be a lot of third-party apps available for downloading too.
You get a couple of games and the standard Series 60 organiser applications
with the phone, including document browsers and a good organiser.
Finally, we want to mention that the battery life is very good. Phones
like this do tend to get used rather a lot, and big screens are hungry
for power, but the battery capacity seems to be up to the job.
The sales package is generous, including all the cables you'll need,
a stereo headphone, an 8GB memory card, a case, a stand and a stylus.
The phone is available in black, red and blue too.
We weren't sure what to expect from Nokia's first touchscreen phone.
It's obviously spent a lot of time in the design studio, and it looks
like Nokia wisely resisted the temptation to rush something out. The
5800 no doubt has the occasional bug (all smart phones do), but these
are few and will probably be ironed out pretty quickly with firmware
updates. The 5800 XpressMusic manages to combine the benefits of touchscreen,
without many downsides, and avoids being just another iPhone clone thanks
to Nokia's attention to detail. It may not be perfect, but we're impressed
by just how good it is.
Features of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic include:
- Series 60 5th Edition Symbian version 9.4 3G Smartphone
- 3.2 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, 4x digital
zoom and double LED flash
- Video recording (up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps), 4x digital
video zoom, front camera for 3G video calling
- Display: Touchscreen, 16.7 million colours, 640 x 360 pixels (3.2
inches) with automatic display rotation
- NSeries music player (MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA formats) with 8-band
- FM radio with Visual Radio
- Stereo loudspeakers
- Ringtones: MP3 & video ringtones, 64-voice polyphonic ringtones,
- Voice commands: speaker independent dialling and voice commands
- Voice recorder (digital stereo microphone)
- Integrated handsfree speaker
- Games: 3D Bounce and Global Race
- Messaging: SMS, MMS, email (support for IMAP, POP, SMTP) plus attachments,
- Advanced Series 60 personal organiser functions, Flash Lite 3.0
- Integrated GPS with Nokia Maps
- Internet: HSCSD, GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSDPA (3.6 Mbps), XHTML web browser
- Connectivity: WiFi, Bluetooth 2.0, USB 2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack, TV-Out
- Memory: 81 Mbytes plus 8GB microSD memory card (up to 16 GB supported)
- Flight mode
- Quadband (GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz) plus 3G (WCDMA 900/2100 MHz)
- Size: 111 x 52 x 15.5 mm
- Weight: 109g
- Talktime: 5 hours (3G) - 8.8 hours (2G)
- Battery standby: 400 hours
- Music playback: up to 35 hours
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic User Reviews
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Average rating from 131 reviews:
Reviewed by Jokaflo from UK on 7th Oct 2012
Got one of these when they were first released. Still using it now almost
4 years later. Excellent phone.
Reviewed by nkosi Thamsanqa from South Africa on
27th Aug 2012
I love the nokia 5800 express i love it 100% voting for it
Reviewed by ugis from uk on 20th Aug 2012
excellent phone, I buy one, and I don't want to exchange This. excellent
4music, internet, pics, and lots more. I love this phone, Its easy to
use, just one touch and everything is done. the best phone ever! Nokia
the best, iphone stinks!!!!
Reviewed by Poonacha from India on 19th Aug 2012
Super music phone......like it.......
Reviewed by Thomas Walter from United Kingdom on
18th Jul 2012
I Currently own the Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic, it is an old touch screen
that has an amazing camera which is a 3.2 megapixel with a dual lens
with flash and although it is 3.2 it shoots pictures like a 5.0! Moreover
it is amazingly thick but still manages to have a great body. The touch
screen on this device can be annoying at times especially when typing
on keyboards but you could improve this by using the updates Nokia have
released. Overall its an ok phone, great camera, its no Iphone but could
be a brilliant starter for touchscreen users.
Reviewed by s4d2 from algeria on 15th May 2012
this is best phone
Reviewed by Akib Tanvir. from Bangladesh. on 26th
First touch phone from Nokia..proud to own it....got this phone on October
2009....still using it....love the phone...but having few problems...at
night this camera sucksss bigtime....the phone is becoming slow day
by day...having problems to use the internet...the web browser suckss....but
still love it since its the first touch phone from Nokia...thinking
of taking a Android phone e.g Xperia x10...:)
Reviewed by taylor from uk on 18th Apr 2012
I took a trip into nostalgia, comparing my old 5800 to this gleaming
new slab of wizardry, aka Lumia 710. I have to day that I never forget
the joys of first owning a 5800, sadly I don't feel the Lumia experience
is in the same league. Ok, I have windows with pretty tiles....oh I
miss Symbian! Never liked the Nokia n8 much either, but the 5800 that
was a joy to behold. The wonderful sharp sceen, even if only touch resistive,
was fantastic. The audio, well doubt you can beat it even today. Cheaper
alternatives were offered by Nokia, 5230 for example. Build quality
of 5800 is first rate....ok back covers got broken and stylus lost,
but it is very robust!
Liked the stereo speakers and compact design, loved the colour of plastic
used on bezel, and the funky plectrum touch pad device....the ability
to have tv was good too
If you can find a 5800 in good condition, treasure it! And it takes
loads of apps!!!! You can download them many places!!! Look for .sis
file extensions my friends.
Nokia Lumia 710 7/10....probably how it got its model number!
Reviewed by Zeke from Trinidad on 9th Apr 2012
Bought this phone back in 09 and fell in love, since then i never had
a complaint... love the secondary cam cuz it made personal pics so easy
to take.. n the music quality is awesome and the battery lasts while
it plays. its like an ipod n camera combined. best phone i've ever invested
in.. never regretted it for a day :)
Reviewed by Mr.Sanii from Pakistan on 29th Mar
Ive used Nokia 5530, C6-01, 5230, C5-03, E63, E71 etc But Still 5800
is a Giant among all!
Seriously I Love my fone! But the Only one Problem i have is (Not a
Manufacturer Problem) the Back Cover! Whenever i take a Pic in Dark!
The Output I get is Totally Blurry! (Totally = 80%) Its Actually due
to Flash It Reflects back to the Camera lens! I Hope I ll find another
Original Back cover! Rest of it Everything is working like a Charm :)
Love yew nokia!
Reviewed by R. McCartney from N.Ireland on 17th
Good all round phone with clear resolution large keypad and very good
camera ie. photo's and video capture, i have been using the nokia 5800
xpress music for 2 years trouble free
Reviewed by martynuk from uk on 10th Mar 2012
This is one of the worst pieces of kit I have ever purchased. It took
an age to understand as the instruction booklet contained minimal information.
The actual phone is very cheaply made from inferior plastics. The worst
thing was that it could connect to google but then could not download
anything. After 4 or 5 hours I managed to get an app (from nokia) onto
the phone which refused to do anything. The instructions on how to pair
using bluetooth were just wrong another hour gone. I bought it from
virgin who are rapidly becoming the worst comapany i have ever dealt
with. GOD I am angry.
Reviewed by Mrunalini from India on 6th Mar 2012
I brought this phone as soon as it was launched in India in Jan 2009
and 3 years down the line, I am still using it and it is all good.
I had some problems with the screen, there were lines all over on the
display, but a software update solved the issue. My husband is trying
to gift me the new HTC android phones, but I just want to stick to the
good old Nokia 5800 :). The major plus point is the battery life. I
go for a weekend holiday and there is no need to carry a charger along.
Reviewed by Nouman khattak from Pakistan karak on
5th Mar 2012
Its a good set, i like it to much .
Reviewed by Abhay Pathania from India on 22nd
Mindblowing...there Is No other Phone Lyk This..
Reviewed by B.R.TRIVEDI from INDIA on 31st Jan
VERY NICE PHONE AND VERY SENSITIVELY WORK SO I LIKE THIS PHONE VERY
MUCH & MUSIC SYSTEM IS VERY VERY POWERFUL & BETTER THEN SAMSUNG.THIS
PHONE's MUSIC SYSTEM IS LIKE SONY & APPLE
Reviewed by Waqas Ali from Pakistan on 29th Jan
Its an absolute smartphon with this range of price. Its beautiful, durable
and quiet imressive and having hardwre with less errors . One thing
which is important that it has good bettery life with this heavy LCD
and performance .I personaly like it very much.
Reviewed by Rahoof from India on 22nd Jan 2012
I love my tube very much.thank you Nokia.thank you very much.
Reviewed by Manni from India on 21st Jan 2012
Stupid phone display linezzz prob n touch screen prob
Reviewed by kevin p buxton from UK on 20th Jan
Great for job, had it since it first came out and still going strong,
Im an actor and presenter and combined with a "spy" ear piece I can
put complex scripts on it via its good microphone and play them back
via the fantastice out put. Im now going to get another as a back up
and the free sat nav through "ovi" etc has been a god send on many times
cant say enough, get one
Reviewed by realmanlun from india on 9th Jan 2012
Reviewed by sreejith from india on 9th Jan 2012
the worst phone i ever used, with in one year 2 times its display went
wrong and many major complaints too
Reviewed by Shauntel from Guyana on 2nd Jan 2012
Okkaii dis fone is freakkinngg awessuuum,it has a dictionary,it hass
a veryyy cool cam & evrytngg is jus soo Ahh-mazingg,bt i wud rele love
2 find out hw you can make the fone read out ure msgz out loud. Besidez
dat itzzz THEE BESSTT 2 mee,it hass evrytnggg i need..Tnnxx Hong Kong
4 evr makinn a fone lyk diss. Buuh-byee :) Ohh by the wayy i've hadd
it 4 maybb ovr a year
Reviewed by Melissa from UK on 27th Dec 2011
Good phone, reliable satnav, decent speed for internet. But when using
satnav and internet, battery life is extremely short! I've had the phone
for nearly 2 years now, only problem, after 1 year, battery cuts out
every so often.
Reviewed by Barneycollie from UK on 27th Dec 2011
have had this phone for over two years, wouldnt change it. it has everything
you need great audio quality, excellent free gps with up to date maps,
battery power good, camera not bad what more could you want
Reviewed by Ruhez from England on 25th Dec 2011
Overall it's a good phone it does the job, had this phone for anout
3 years now, it needs a bit more apps, and some apps run really slow,
and camera is better than average, and the wifi is very good, as u can
keep bookmarks, so yeh i'd recommend it
Reviewed by shahshb from pakistan on 9th Dec 2011
only one complane lcd problem. Any ways 5 star.
Reviewed by Hartsah from Indonesia on 4th Dec
Nokia 5800 has good quality of sound.. amazing
Reviewed by Ulanda from Malawi on 24th Nov 2011
I've used mine for close to 2 years now. It's not the best phone out
there but it has everything I need. Very good battery life, very good
audio quality, wifi, gps, free lifetime navigation, acceptable screen
quality, can use it as a wifi hotspot (using a free app) - all at a
very affordable price. Some of its features may be outdated, but its
great value for money. After all, we don't really NEED most of the features
advertised in today's smartphones (they come at a cost either in money
terms or in terms of battery life). It is easy to have it repaired too
(I recently cracked its LCD and found a replacement screen easily).
All in all, if you want a phone that works, at the same time that is
affordable, get this phone.
Reply by Declan from Ireland on 20th
Said very well,I finally saw the light after buying a good secondhand
Reviewed by Mayank gupta sandila from India on
21st Nov 2011
Very 2 excellent
Reviewed by James from UK on 17th Nov 2011
This phone is brilliant, got it off my cousin for 30 quid 2nd hand,
battery lasts me at least 3 to 4 days, even when i play music for an
hour or so, texting is easy, better than my old tocco lite, only got
a 4 gig card in it but i got loads of songs on it, wasn't as good before
the software update, had it 18 months, and still going strong, best
phone i've ever had, kudos to nokia! if you get chance to buy one of
these, DO IT!
Reviewed by Mike from UK on 22nd Mar 2009
John (below) evidently has a duff phone or maybe he has abused it. I
have been using the 5800 on O2 for three months and it has never shut
down or frozen. This phone trashes the iPhone 3G, which I have tried
and also beats anything that Samsung or LG can throw at the market.
I have tried a lot of the touchscreen phones while waiting for Nokia
to release this, and I genuinely believe that this is the best. And
it's a bargain too! Here's a tip - read the reviews below, and check
out the quality of the reviews themselves. The guys complaining about
this phone hardly ever write anything, and often can't spell. The best,
most intelligent and most articulate reviewers give this phone 5 stars.
What does this tell you? Read the main review above - these guys are
professionals and know what they are talking about.
Reviewed by John from UK on 22nd Mar 2009
This phone no doubt slaughters the iphone. Its just a shame that it
is constantly shutting down automatically. I thought it was just me
when i filled the on-board memory with apps but i was wrong. I don't
know what it is but i am going to take it back to O2 to replace it because
i don't know what else to do. It would be one of the greatest touch
screen phones of all time if it wasn't shutting down all of the time.
Reviewed by Homer from America on 21st Mar 2009
It's awesome. Me and my family, the Simpsons, love it! We all share
it and listen to the music.
Reviewed by ooey from england on 20th Mar 2009
OK, so after over 6 years with my seimens A50(!) i finally plumped for
the 5800 (after a period of 2 yrs um...ing and ar...ing over, first
the LG Venus, various samsung models (pixon/soul), LG Renoir etc). I
was going to get the renoir, but so many people have commented on LGs
poor after sales support and lack of firmware updates. I hope you can
tell from this that i dont take such things lightly - having studyed
all of the above. Well, this phone blew me away! Very responsive touch
screen, good tariff @ £15 p/m 100mins unlimited txt with o2, good camera
with the possibility of improvement with new firmware (o2 STILL havn't
adopted v20 yet Arron! - note to the ed: please could you update your
review for v20 as it is said to improve the phone even further so that
we can see what we are missing?), amazing music, long battery life etc.
etc. I could go on. In fact, the only thing i can find wrong with it
is the handwriting recognition is a bit rubbish, and the top right front
of my handset cover appears to be a bit loose (even the replacement
they sent me - does anyone else have this problem?). A cracking phone
then - u wont be dissapointed if you buy it! Ps: the camera is similar/the
same as the excellent 3.2mp camera in the 6500 slide, which is very
highly rated, so you have the complete package here, plus an adjustable
graphic equaliser (not just presets) which many phones DON'T have, which
makes a huge difference (to me anyway).
Reviewed by Eric from South Africa on 19th Mar
I got this phone a couple of days ago and cannot fault anything on it.
I do a lot of texting and MMS and needed a phone that had these features
included (not so with the iPhone) without breaking the bank (not so
with the iPhone either). I love the tactile feedback of the phone -
the "clickyness" when you have pressed a button makes that you know
exactly when you have pressed it. I don't know how some reviewers have
said they don't know if they have touched it or not (maybe they had
the tactile feedback turned off??). We browser is great, email support
is fantastic. Asks you if you want to setup for Pop3 or IMAP even from
online providers like Gmail. Sound on this is FANTASTIC - blown away
by the quality. 16:9 screen with DivX and Flash support out of the box.
Wake up Apple. Battery life is also VERY good even when using 3G HSDPA
or music player. GPS is also awesome - I have a Tom-Tom GPS and this
phone's GPS receiver picks up better than the TomTom indoors for instance.
Symbian OS so you are bound to have many many apps, as well as JAVA
support. And then comes the Price - AFFORDABLE! Get one!
Reviewed by aky from uk on 19th Mar 2009
omg this phone is fantastic no other word for it!!!
Reviewed by Layvijai from India on 19th Mar 2009
Truly an amazing piece of art, packed with the technology and rock solid
style. It is way beyond apple, lg, samsung or sony ericcson, in terms
of features, pricing and terrific usability. I upgraded from an equally
solid nokia 5610, which in every respect is a damn good equiment. The
switchover has given me an extra edge of latest technology like gps,
touchscreen, hsdpa, an equally good camera and a better video camera
with stereo. The storage space is ample for videos, pictures, games
and of course music.
Reviewed by bluesky from UK on 18th Mar 2009
It is a excellent phone,worth buying, powerful function and also very
easy to use ,I like it very much.
Reviewed by OZ from UK on 17th Mar 2009
Very nice, does everything it's supposed to do quite well. Bought this
phone offline and got it for a great price! Music capabilities of this
phone are better than I expected, I think this will replace my ipods'
daily duties, it is that good! Feels nice to be using a symbian based
Nokia again and the apps seemes to have improved since the good old
days of the 7650 and even N70 lol. Overall an excellent device.
Reviewed by Michelle from England on 16th Mar
I'd been waiting for this phone for months and wasn't impressed when
i got it. Never had any problems with it but i found that the camera
wasn't a good quality (despite the LED flash). The biggest problem for
me was the sensitivity of the touchscreen, i found that i was having
to push fairly hard. I just like to be quick at texting and found this
slowed me down. All other features were fine. Always had a good signal,
never had problems using the internet, music sounds great. I'm now selling
this phone and going for a nokia E71.
Reviewed by Arun Jones from INDIA on 16th Mar
my 1st touch screen.. . its pretty good i like it.. .
Reviewed by Matthew from Wrexham uk on 15th Mar
Excellent phone, worth every penny, bought my brand new from ebay, unlocked
for £176, great music player, really responsive touch screen, and excellent
internet browser, if you want this phone get it you will seriously not
Reviewed by CRAIG A from UK on 11th Mar 2009
great phone very stylish loads of memory very responsive touchscreen
even though i,v got big hands i have no problem texting very rarley
use stylus big dissapointment for me is the camera and video are very
poor in low light music sounds brill
Reviewed by Leanne from England on 8th Mar 2009
This phone is amazing and I've had a lot of phones! You can customize
almost anything on this phone and download applications such as PaintPad
(Great fun!=P) And even a virtual piano and guitar for free. It has
an amazing colour screen, the music player is simply fantastic, easy
to use and great for on the go, and the battery life is superb. It is
packed with applications and games, and with 8GB of memory, Wi-fi and
BBC iPlayer it's impossible to get bored! It's impossible to complain
at this phone, it has everything, and if it doesn't have something you
want on it, you can download the application. It works well with media
transfer and downloads, its simple and easy to use and is a pretty awesome
design, the only thing I'd watch out for is the stylus (Not that good
quality but does the job!) And the sreen (Easy to scratch). It's a lot
better than the LG Cookie and is truly the iPhone killer! The best deal
for this phone is a £15/month contract on 02, that gives you 100 minutes
and 3000 texts to use per month, a bargain considering it's £249 on
Pay and Go. A phone absolutley guaranteed to amaze you, you'll never
get bored of it, don't get hung up on the iPhone, it isn't that marvellous,
this phone is well and truly the iPhone killer and is guna take some
beating to produce a better model.
Reviewed by Hector from Ireland on 8th Mar 2009
I've been wanting to change my phone for a while and after reading the
reviews i chose the 5800. I'm glad i did, it's a great little phone...I
just want to comment on a few issues mentioned by some reviewers. Build
quality is acceptable for the price point! come on its selling at €289
on Prepay O2 in Ireland, that's a bargain for the overall package. Camera
quality is acceptable too, remember its being sold as a MUSIC phone
not a camera, but the photos i've taken are excellent for 3.2mp, the
camera settings have auto ISO which you can set at 100ISO this will
resolve some of the grain issues on indoor shots. Touch screen, is great
i've had a few touch screen mobiles and yes it can be a bit fussy with
2 touches and 1 touch, but the on screen keypads are easy to use and
it's just not worth arguing over a few niggles. Video playback is great
and the wide screen is very watchable... In my view GO GET ONE today!!
you'll not regret it!!
Reviewed by Paul F from UK on 8th Mar 2009
Fantastic piece of equipment...Excellent Screen, Sound from the stereo
speakers is amazing for a phone, lovely touch interface, not sluggish
like past nokia smartphone offerings...I still cant believe how good
this is ... Go for it!!
Reviewed by Bob from UK on 6th Mar 2009
I had this phone for 3 days. Lot of good features,video is excellent,
speaker quality v. good too and all quite intuitive to work but I have
trouble with the touch screen. It has long delays and it really needs
the stylus to be accurate enough to work well. These things combined
mean that as a phone I have found it v. frustrating, takes me too long
to send a text or select a contact etc. Therefore am returning for a
non touch screen phone. Other negatives are that the camera is quite
grainy and battery life for me is not enough. First 2 days it ran out
before the day was out. Much of this may be the same for any smart phone
but for me I need a fast, easy to handle phone first and foremost and
this doesnt quite fit the bill.
Reviewed by ADADE from AD on 5th Mar 2009
OMFG THIS PHONE IS THE BEST!!!!!!W
Reviewed by Chrissy from Hampshire on 5th Mar
Having done an extensive amount of research over the past few weeks,
I decided that the Nokia 5800 is for me. I've had it for a week now
and I am thrilled with it. I previously had an LG Viewty and this phone
is so much easier and more responsive, as well as being much more exciting.
I can't think of anything negative to say but give me a few more weeks
and I'll write another review when I'm a more experienced user.
Reviewed by Stephen from United Kingdom on 4th
I have recently bought this phone and its very impressive, im just wondering
if I am able to customise my message tones?
Reviewed by frank from ireland on 3rd Mar 2009
this phone is just ok it is not that good
Reviewed by Nigel Jennings from uk nottinghamshire on
3rd Mar 2009
I always get the best phones and i use this website to help me keep
in touch with the best phones reviewed so honestly by its users. My
previous phone was the lg viewty and when i change phones i tend to
miss a feature of the last phone i had and alomost always think have
i done the right thing in changing. No missing the viewty with this
marvel, it is a great phone the internet browser is fantastic, navigating
around the menu and texting is all great. on the viewty lists seemed
had to go down with the touch screen but its a breeze on this phone.
the sales package if great and includes 8gb memory card, charger, carry
case, a stand, leather handle, plectrum, 2 stylus's(one of which fits
neatly into the phone. earphones, and data cable. it is so loud its
amazing. i must admit in the shop when i went to buy it i nearly changed
my mind as it felt plasticy opposed to the viewtys metal more expensive
feel. but now i am over that, though i think nokia ought to have put
a metal rim round it. the video camera is very clear and photos outside
are clear, though inside they seem grainier though with a play with
the settings they may improve. overall if you like candy bar touch screen
phones this is the one to buy! on a further note i used to be a nokia
fan but fell out with their phones many years ago i now remember what
i missed, so easy to use!
Reviewed by MINANTRA from UK on 2nd Mar 2009
I had this phone for 30 days but I returned it to the store, why? basically
because of the touch screen! The big deal from Nokia with this phone
is the touch screen, but it just isnt good enough which is a shame as
the rest of the phone is pretty good! The problem as I said is the touch
screen which is sluggish, you have to make sure you have pressed properly
but you lose confidence in the phone because you are not sure if your
'press' was registered or not, so you then press again! Also some items
need 1 press and others 2 which is odd, but for a first attempt at a
touch screen phone its OK but it drove me crazy, hence the reason I
returned it. I know Nokia CAN make good touch screen gadgets as I had
the Nokia N800 for over a year and the touch screen on that item was
much better than the 5800. However I am waiting for the new 3rd gen
iphone out in June (prob Nov in UK). 2009 is THE year for touch screen
phones, so DONT get the Nokia 5800 until you have seen/tried the other
models below, or you will regret it for at least 18 months! - Nokia
N97, iphone (3rd gen), HTC G2, HTC Touch Diamond2, LG Arena, LG Versa,
Toshiba TG01, Motorola Touch ZINE, ASUS P835, Samsung GT-S5600, Samsung
OmniaHD. Good Luck!
Reply by Mobile Phones UK from UK on
2nd Mar 2009
Thanks for the tip, but half of these phones don't even exist yet! Remember
that there's ALWAYS a better phone coming out real soon now!
Reviewed by John from UK on 2nd Mar 2009
I've had my phone 2 weeks and I love it. Excellent battery life, a great
music player (with a proper headhone socket), easy to navigate around,
the touch screen works well. The only vaguely negative issues are the
build quality (but I intend to get a crystal case soon) and the camera
(PQ doesn't seem very good, a bit grainy and soft). But that's not enough
for this not to get a 5 star review. A brilliant device, and with firmware
updates and some good apps appearing in the future, this will only get
better. GET ONE!
Reviewed by Chin from Malaysia on 2nd Mar 2009
What a great phone. Just bought it 2 days ago. Before own it, already
survey on the net. Nice features. Only the camera not so good, others
all good. Another issue is during driving very hard to do text messaging.
Anyway Good Work NOKIA. Anyone can recommend me whats the good version
of software to upgrade. TQ
Reviewed by georgina chelsea from England on 2nd
only had the phone for a day, and so far im impressed, again ive been
sworntosony ericsson for a while and was very reluctant to change, but
from having to get used to using a nokia i absolutely love it so far,
a little bit slow on the music side and camera for a 3.2 is not that
great but overall everyday uses are a breeze and it feels like a walk
in the park, i hope it keeps up impressing. on the other hand my mum
got the same phone and she is not impressed, hers feels slow and very
sluggish with the music and internet. we have two different senarios
here with the very same phone its very unusual. [Update on 4th March
2009: this is an update from my earlier review....had the phone a few
days nowm and i remember why i dont like nokias, they are missing so
many minor details that sony ericson have managed so well. i miss my
old phone immensly, if it wasnt for the amazing touch screen id have
swapped back to sony. thing i miss most is that i cant buy or download
themes from nokia! it doesnt give me names when i recieve calls and
nothing is in a propper filing system. nokia have an amazing phone that
misses the tiny details that make using a phone fantastic..and as for
my mothers phone....she's waiting for a replacement.]
Reviewed by ching chang chong. xxx from thailand on
1st Mar 2009
oh my god. this is the best phone ever!!!! its so totally awesome. i
<3 it. buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE its gorg!!!!!! x
Reviewed by Julie from england on 28th Feb 2009
I think the phones great, but when someone rings me it doesn't display
the name only the number, so you don't know who's ringing you. Is there
a way round this?
Reviewed by emma woodhouse from Cornwall on 28th
This phone, Nokia 5800 is excellant however the camera quality is very
grainey, sending mine back to replace with samsung pixon instead. Excellant
phone if you do use the camera aspect.
Reviewed by jay from uk on 28th Feb 2009
UPDATE TO MY EARLIER REVIEW. MY PHONE FROZE UP ON ME 2 DAYS AGO. I WAS
ABOUT TO SWEAR A LOT BUT.... I calmed down, counted to 10 and turned
off capslock.... I remembered the problem that I had had with my Son's
G600 (battery contact problem) and so I had a look at the 5800 battery
contacts. I found that these too were prone to disconnection after a
sharp knock ( even when the phone was enclosed in the excellent protective
pouch that comes with this phone.. no-one ever mentions just how brilliant
this is especially when you thread the stand cord through it so you
can admire your beautifull 5800 on it all day before placing it back
in its case for the journey home.. sheer genius.. but back to the battery..
I found that after it had locked up the phone would turn on again but
go dead after a while and not accept any key presses which was a pain
because it is very hard to tell this phone is on a lot of the time due
to its excellent power saving capabilities ( they are superb by the
way! how many other phones do you know that cut the power to the screen
when the phone senses that it is near your ear?) anyway the solution
is very simple.. just sellotape a bit of paper to the battery on the
opposite side of where the contacts are which will puch them more firmly
into the phone contacts 1mm to 2 mm thick should do it. heh and look
at my previous review I think I mentioned first about the camera faults
being firmware related... other excellent points about this phone are
almost instantaneous GPS lock 10/15 seconds as opposed to 5 minutes
with N95 8gb, IPLAYER superb, wifi - picks up networks better than my
laptop, sound quality better than n95 due to speaker position, touch
screen is very good havent used iphone yet but this is so good i dont
feel that i have to... I LOVE THIS PHONE.. JAKE 25th FEB: dont give
up on it .. camera will be fixed by nokia i think.. Still loving this
phone, video camera is shown up by 10year old son's samsung G600....
and wife's nokia 6500 slide (which was mine originally). I gave my wife
the 6500 after getting a n95 which was nice but a bit slow, even slower
when I dropped it down the toilet... so I got an N95 8GB which I still
have but as soon as I saw the 5800 I had to have it... The point of
this babbling is that I still would not buy a N96 instead of this and
the N95 8gb is in its box..... tiny bit disappointed with vid cam and
cannot get front cam to work. I am hoping that vid cam problem is firmware
related and is a low light sensor issue.. I have upgraded to firmware
11.09 but no difference.... roll on v20 firmware...
Reviewed by Calvin from Portugal on 27th Feb 2009
Well, it's not the best touch screen phone that I've had (iPhone 3G)
or the worst (LG Viewty). The iPhone has easily the best interface and
a huge library of apps to download. I use Facebook, Google maps, Bloomberg
and several translation programs. Not sure if/when the 5800 will catch
up. True, the iPhone doesn't do some things well (camera) or at all
(MMS, forward SMS, video amongst others), but it's holding it's own.
Reviewed by John Kebab from Glasgow on 27th Feb
I've had SE phones for around the last 10 years so was very reluctant
to move to Nokia. However, in the absence of anything decent from SE,
I took the plunge. This really is an excellent phone (not outstanding),
as there are a number of basic things I am very suprised Nokia have
not included: 1) no option to insert a smiley without building one from
commas etc 2) music player does not automatically resume from last listened
to song. Particularly annoying if listening to a mixed CD etc. 3) No
last numbers/contacts used on text message menu. (it is possible to
set up a list of groups as a workaround) 4) No stopwatch/timer function
within the clock/calculator/apps 5) Contact picture does not show up
when receiving a text. Im a fairly heavy text user and have found the
touch screen absolutely excellent, however the predictive text does
not seem as good as SE's T9. Build quality seems to be fine. No problems
so far after 3 weeks operation. Most notable plus versus my previous
SE's - battery life. It really is incredibly good. I had to charge my
SE's at least every 2nd night and generally every night. This thing
goes on for days! Would recommend this phone if you can live with some
basic functions Nokia seem to have overlooked.
Reviewed by A J from UK on 27th Feb 2009
Received phone within 2 days when making a call the screen switched
off. Only way to get it back to end call. Sent back won't have another.
Reviewed by Arron from UK on 27th Feb 2009
Phone arrived two days ago, and am generally immensely impressed. Many
have remarked that the touchscreen is unresponsive compared with other
phones such as the iPhone and the Pixon. VERY IMPORTANT TIP - the screen
is, for want of a better term, 'fingernail optimised' (which is why
you'll find a plectrum in the box to complement the stylus). If you
get into the habit of (gently) using your fingernail to touch and scroll,
you'll find this phone as fast and responsive as any other touchscreen
phone on the market. My condensed review proceeds as follows - PROS:
great screen (tech specs speak for themselves in this regard); fast
interface (will be even faster when O2 condescend to authorise v20 firmware);
range of great third party apps already large and set to expand rapidly
as sales grow; text message lists show date and time details and can
be organised in groups, Outlook style (unlike the N95); popular Java
apps such as Gmail and Opera Mini are touch-enabled, and can be used
either full-screen or with a virtual keyboard on the lower third of
the screen; relatively good support and customer service, unlike the
awful Samsung and the inexplicably diabolical LG equivalent; outstanding
PC software. CONS: Not keen on the red strip around the unit - plain
black would make it look sleeker and more mature (no choice with O2);
no 'recently used' option with the text message function, and no info
on or photo of sender with sms alerts on the standby screen (a bizarre
limitation of all Symbian 60 'smartphones'); unlock button feels a little
flimsy and I have concerns about its long-term durability; strangely,
there are no bracket characters - ( ) - in full screen QWERTY mode,
unless someone can tell me where to find them. I will withhold judgement
on the camera until I am able to install v20 firmare, after which I
am confident the results will be at least as good as the Nokia 6500
slide (which has an excellent camera).
Reply by Adam from UK on 1st May 2012
Aaron, I just got a 2nd hand 5800 and I love it. To get ( ) in full
screen qwerty mode, tap the numbers key, then the shift key. Hope thats
Reviewed by AHJ70 from UK on 27th Feb 2009
OMG - I ordered this phone on Tues, arrived yesterday from dialaphone.
Ive been a committed Sony Ericcson user for the past 4 years thinking
Nokia had lost the plot. Then I discovered the 5800. WOW!!!!! What a
fab piece of kit. I love it love it love it. I've been looking at the
iphone for the past few months, but this is FAR better than the iphone
with non of the nasty price tag. the size is far more realistic, menus
easy to follow, music and picture capability is great. No comment on
battery life as yet, but my partner is very envious and wants one! A
great buy; and the deal I got from dialaphone on Orange was brilliant
too! And good service. Loving it all round so far!
Reviewed by LS1980 from UK on 27th Feb 2009
Got this phone as an upgrade on my current contract. Nokia, what have
you done? You seem to have stopped making really good phones. If you
are a tech nut then you may like this phone. If you aren't then this
phone is not for you. As for phone quality etc the one I have is poorly
put together and the the touchscreen sometimes has long delays between
me tapping what I want.
Reviewed by Steven White from Spain on 27th Feb
Me again. Just did the firmware update..... Response time much, much
faster. New features - dictionary is a nice touch, plus full activation
of the front camera. Played quickly with the main camera, and image
processing seems to have improved. A lot of the graininess has gone.
Screen response also much, much better. And screen movements much more
fluid and those that were a little flickery have gone. So firmware update
is a must - and the result is brilliant. 2 months now - nothing broken,
and I continue to love it. And now I'd put it above the iPhone. Not
for aesthetics or screen movement, but for functions, ease of use, practicality,
Reviewed by ooey from london on 27th Feb 2009
i have looked long and hard at this phone and like it a lot. Was going
to get it, but stopped short because of the camera problems (note to
arron below - please let us know how you get on with the firmware update).
The 6510 slide had an excellent camera (came out with a 5G rating on
fives, the gadget show, i seem to remember, so it MUST be a software
problem). I love the fact that it has a 3.5mm socket on top of the phone
- good for inserting into a pocket - and the fact it has a graphic equaliser
to bring out the treble, unlike a lot of phones (i.e. the renoir). If
the firmware brings the camera at least up to 6510 slide standards then
i will be getting it (and adding the extra star to my rating ;-)).
Reviewed by Manfred from UK on 27th Feb 2009
Had this phone for almost a week now and i'm most impressed with it.
Ok if you've never used a touchscreen phone (and i for one hadn't) it
does take a bit of getting used to but once you do it's a breeze! I
see lots of 5800's up for sale simply because people give up way too
easily. The phone feels good in the hand and credit to Nokia here, they
do supply you with an 8gb memory card unlike stingy sony ericsson who
as a rule charge extra for this, also in the box are a decent set of
headphones, a couple of styluses and a decent case too. The screen quality
is spot on, very clear. The touchscreen itself works very very well
in my opinion. Music quality is amazing and loud as well. As a phone
the sound quality is very clear. The phone has lots of nifty little
functions and all in all i'm well impressed with it. As for the camera
i can't say i've really bothered with that side of it, that same old
argument, if you want to take decent pics then use a proper digi camera.
For those of you out there who are contemplating getting the 5800, don't
contemplate anymore...get out there and buy it...you'll love it! P.S:
As i said earlier give the touchscreen a bit of time to get used to,
i did and now i'm a well happy chappy!
Reviewed by gareth from wales on 26th Feb 2009
had the phone for a month think its bril can anybody help with one thing
on the screen you send txts on is there anyway to make the letters brighter
and thicker on the screen or do the latest software solve this issue
Reviewed by Jack from UK on 25th Feb 2009
Not as good as Lg Cookie especially for the price
Reviewed by Glen from Falkland Islands on 25th
An awesome phone with very user friendly features. I've only had the
phone for a week but its by far the best phne i've owned. I have always
been a Sony Ericsson fan but Nokia have won me over with this phone....Well
Reviewed by Jake from UK on 25th Feb 2009
Am I the only person who doesn't like this phone? Bad points: - Touch
screen unresponsive and clumsy - Nasty cheap plastic build - Basic features,
not a top-end phone at all, feels like a kids phone - Dreadful pics
from the camera especially in low light Good points: - Great sound from
the built in speakers - Nice virtual alpha-numeric keypad for texting
- 8GB memory built in Definitely a disappointment for Nokia's first
touch screen. Not an iPhone killer as it's been hailed by any means.
Reviewed by Arron from UK on 24th Feb 2009
I have ordered this phone from O2 this morning spending a ridiculous
amount of time researching online. I will write a full review after
a few weeks' use but I would like to advise other users that the lastest
firmware update (v20.0.012 , available through Nokia Software Updater
or OTA 'Over The Air') vastly improves the quality of the image processing
which is causing the disappointing results reported below (the optical
hardware itself is an incremental improvement over the excellent camera
in the Nokia 6500 slide). It also adds geotagging and improved the responsiveness
of the touchscreen and UI substantially.
Reviewed by vasanth from srilanka on 24th Feb
excellent facilities and beautiful shape
Reviewed by Gareth from UK on 22nd Feb 2009
I've had this phone for 3 weeks now. Bar the camera everything is excellent.
It does everything the Iphone does and more. However, I am dissapointed
with the camera; my old N73 had a 3.2 megapixel and it was way better.
Reviewed by jay from jersey on 22nd Feb 2009
Still loving this phone, video camera is shown up by 10year old son's
samsung G600.... and wife's nokia 6500 slide (which was mine originally).
I gave my wife the 6500 after getting a n95 which was nice but a bit
slow, even slower when I dropped it down the toilet... so I got an N95
8GB which I still have but as soon as I saw the 5800 I had to have it...
The point of this babbling is that I still would not buy a N96 instead
of this and the N95 8gb is in its box..... tiny bit disappointed with
vid cam and cannot get front cam to work. I am hoping that vid cam problem
is firmware related and is a low light sensor issue.. I have upgraded
to firmware 11.09 but no difference.... roll on v20 firmware...
Reviewed by sam from INDIA on 21st Feb 2009
had this fone 2 weeks ago.dis fone is just superb.LOVE IT.
Reviewed by zohair from u.k on 21st Feb 2009
its a sikkkkkk phone the music quality is very good and the camea is
a brilliant sikkkkkkkkk phone
Reviewed by Rob from UK on 21st Feb 2009
I'm realistic about a features/price ration here, and that accounts
for some of the build quality issues that there have already been with
the 5800. Thankfully Nokia's warranty is there to deal with these. Though
the company's bizarre approach to firmware updates on this model according
to region and provider needs to be addressed. I have to point out something
to potential buyers first and foremost. Even for a mid level phone the
camera is simply not good enough on this phone. It is not up even up
to the standard of cameras that were appearing on Nokia and Sony Ericson
phones two years ago. People will argue that this phone is being marketed
as a music device primarily before a camera phone. it's still not excuse
for the appalling image quality. Elsewhere the 5800 has impressed me
in terms of features and the touchscreen quality - though obviously
not up to the level of Apple - does the job well. Will firmware updates
in the future address the camera's shortcomings? I'm not convinced but
I'd like to be surprised. However the way I see it, with the 5800's
extensive time in R&D meant Nokia knew exactly what they were putting
on the market. So in terms of the camera and video quality on this model
I say: buyer beware.
Reviewed by Goon from London on 21st Feb 2009
Basically this fone is too sik everything on it merks nicely init. camera
is merkage, web browser is sik aswell. overall its a goons fone.
Reviewed by Ryan from Manchester UK on 21st Feb
I got this phone as i heard a lot of excellent things about it by the
numerous reviews and videos online , i wont review the boring stuff
ill leave that for a cyber nerd to do so ill tell you what it did that
impressed me and what it didnt do. GOOD : Music playback , Ringtones
, Text Alerts are EXTREMELY LOUD !!! User Interface screens work real
quick , Screen is bright clear and crisp , quite slim handset for a
touchscreen , excellent lock key to stop icons being nudged accidently.
BAD: Voice Dialling feature is terrible getting about 1/100 atempts
right unless you sound like a stephen hawkings robot i seriously dont
know why mobiles dont just follow Sony Ericsson and have SPEAKER DEPENDANT
DIALLING !!! so frustrating !!! Text Messaging can be a pain not the
typing just getting to the text screen with a contact selected slows
you down. The camera is quite poor Carl Zeiss or not it aint a good
camera very grainy pics and the flash may aswell not be there. VERDICT
..... Fantastic phone very responsive touchscreen and the volume beats
all other touchscreens ie PIXON , RENOIR , Xperia just the Voice Dialling
and Camera broke the deal for me so im selling it on eBay. It is a music
phone first and foremost so if you would be happy to have a camera added
then its the best phone available seriously but if you want a more polished
all round device then perhaps look elsewhere..... the w995 and IDOU
by Sony Ericsson will wipe the floor with every other mobile on the
planet anyway so maybe wait a while.
Reviewed by Farid from Uk on 20th Feb 2009
This phone is great, i got rid of my Nokia N96 and got myself 5800,
and not sorry at all, even i had to pay on top of my phone. Some say
camera is rubish, i say way better that 5mgpixel N96 camera, yes maybe
built quality not perfect, but 24 month warranty-who cares. Love this
Reviewed by Abdul from uk on 20th Feb 2009
Let me just sum it up as a "True winner".Have had this phone for abt
2 weeks now & has never let me down so far.A phone more than worth the
Reviewed by Linda from UK on 20th Feb 2009
Overall I think this phone is pretty good. The camera is not but that
really isnt a issue with me. Calling and texting is no problem, can
hear people clearly and no call dropping like the Tocca I tried before.
Easy to use and get used to, nice having the inphone help pages and
not having to keep thumbing through a manual. I am pleased with it so
far and will be keeping it.
Reviewed by phillip ashdown from england on 19th
Had this phone no for 3 days and I do like it but would give it 4 stars
on an early review. What I like about it most is the touchscreen which
I have never used before and cant see how I can go back to using a keypad
ever again. Its so easy and quick using the stylus. Other good points
are the menu set up, set up and ease of use and screen quality. What
lets it down is the 3.5g speed which is slow compared with my previous
Samsung G800 and the download function always seems to not work. I got
this phone for internet purposes and its a bit annoying.
Reviewed by Bex from England on 19th Feb 2009
So far I am loving this phone, I have had it three weeks. As with all
new phones it is occasionally sluggish but with all the support software
being adapted all the time and available for download, it does have
the opportunity to be improved upon. I have encountered no problems
with it, it is also a very good MP3 player. For those who have been
complaining about the quality of the camera I would like to point out
that this is called 'Xpress Music', if you want a good camera you will
have to pay the extra for the LG Renoir.
Reviewed by CL from UK on 19th Feb 2009
After a lot of study l finally decided on this phone. I am a Sony fan
with a lovely but battered K750i. Brilliant phone but l lost the battery
cover last night so was pushed into making a decision. And the Sonys
seem to be a big problem. I need a reliable phone as it is also a business
phone. I want about 2gb for around 250 songs. I use the radio a lot
for radio 4. I need a camera with flash and autofocus and at least 3.2mp
although 5 or 8 would have been better as I use the camera a lot at
work but l am open minded. An alarm as again it is in use a lot. I do
text but very heavy handed on predictive. GPS and internet l am not
interested in using via a phone. The reports on the camera 5800 were
a bit dodgy but l decided to give it a go. As the rest was very good.
The 5800 was very easy to set up. I have never had a touch screen but
on this camera that was not a problem. I fell in love with it. I did
discover that you do not need to load the software that comes just tell
the phone to use the usb and my computer and phone linked. After a lot
of camera settings testing l finally settled on the best ones. Ok as
is said the photos were not great but they were ok. Most of my photos
will be taken indoors, on flash and close up. Similar lighting. Went
off to eat came back and realised the camera does not hold it's settings.
No use for me I take photos at work and need a standard setting l do
not have time to fiddle l need a point and shoot. So the camera is going
back in the morning and l will be back to looking. It is a lovely phone.
I am not normally a Nokia person and am very upset that this phone is
no use for me. I am awarding 4 stars because you can not save the camera
settings and that lets it down. Were it not for that it would have been
5. And l would keep the camera.
Reviewed by Pete from England on 17th Feb 2009
Got my 5800 on feb 11th. No joke, this beauty has sound quality that
beats my Sony mp3 player! Add to that, you get a great browser, WiFi,
a 3.2mp camera (which is great outdoors but admittedly poor in dim lighting),
bbci player, maps and a whole host of other goodies! Oh it makes calls
and texts too, and the touchscreens a doddle. One word though i got
mine thru a Virgin media store (where, luckily, mine was unlocked &
unbranded at purchase) because CPW are refusing to sell these on payg(?!).
Anyway the phone deserves 5 stars!
Reviewed by Nick from UK on 17th Feb 2009
Got to be one of the best phones I have had...the graphical look on
the phone may not be the best but the performance compared to other
touch screen is quality...other touch screen such as HTC Diamond run
a little bit slow but this phone runs perfectly fast....phone doesn't
slow down as it automatically exits the applications which is good...the
camera is standard...but as an overall the phone is quality can't wait
for there next touch screen..defo recommend
Reviewed by Phil from UK on 17th Feb 2009
Ok, well had this phone a month now..... yes, the features are great,
really good BUT, all that comes to nothing if the build quality isn't
there. I had my reservation when i first got it, cheap plastic feel,
but after reading all the great reviews i went with it. A month later,
the phone side button has stopped working, and the touch screen is having
problems. I accept im not the most gentle of users as i use it alot,
but im afraid ill be changing.... ah well
Reviewed by Chris from Ryan on 17th Feb 2009
I have had this phone for 4 days and it is a quality phone! I had been
looking round for a long time for a phone that ticked all the boxes
i.e decent music player with decent memory, decent camera with a flash,
GPS, WIFI etc and this is definitely it! I'd considered the iphone but
that lacks too many basic functions such as not having a flash, I was
also waiting for the SE W705 to come out but realised there is no GPS
on it and that SE are releasing exactly the same phone known as W715
with GPS on but only on Vodafone so no way! Only slight complaint about
this phone however is that the earphones are pretty poor and also I
find that the volume when listening to music isn't loud enough even
when cranked to the max, does anyone know how to sort this out?
Reviewed by Tim from UK on 15th Feb 2009
Had this phone for four days and it's impressed me. Most impressive
is the speed at which you can navigate round. There's no lag at all
when going through the menus etc. The wireless is powerful, picking
up 7 networks in the pub the other night where a mate's i-Phone couldn't
get any. The 'virtual' QWERTY keyboard is also easy to use with the
stowable stylus (although I usually use the alphanumeric one like an
ordinary phone and it's as easy as using a physical keypad.) You can
set the level of vibration feedback you get from the screen which is
a nice touch (pun intended.) After a full day since last charge and
showing the phone off quite a bit to mates etc. it still shows full
charge. In the box you get a spare stylus, strap with plectrum attached,
video leads, USB cable, a rubber case, headphones, charger and a stand
for propping the phone up for watching videos I assume. It also has
the 8Gb micro SD card preinstalled. I am a Nokia fan and have failed
to get on with Samsungs and Ericssons in the past. But it seemed that
Nokia had fallen so far behind the other manufacturers until now and
at last they've entered the touchscreen arena. They have made a good
job of it. Bearing in mind this phone is free on virtually all tariffs
it is the bargain of the year. I thoroughly recommend it.
Reviewed by joker from Egypt on 15th Feb 2009
more than wonderfull. nokia best phones nokia always take the lead in
Reviewed by b from usa on 14th Feb 2009
this is a good phone but mine has broken after a week. the screen goes
blank when trying to make a phone call and it stays blank until the
phone call has ended so you can't access any of the in call features.
it also doesn't show who is ringing you which is really annoying. i
sending it back and getting another one that hopefully won't break.
apart from this the phone is good
Reviewed by jay from uk on 13th Feb 2009
Hi, wow v good phone! updated it to latest firmware now even more responsive.
bbc Iplayer is amazing. WHY buy a N96???? sold my n95 8gb and loving
Reviewed by paul from wales on 12th Feb 2009
just had the nokia 58oo for 2 days must admit was bit worried bout getting
touch screen as never used one, if you can just give yourself a bit
a time to get overover it, its much better than i thought. was thinking
bout getting pixon or renoir but made right choice i think, the sound
is very impressive to be honest cant find any faults yet
Reviewed by glyn hughes from uk on 12th Feb 2009
i have always been a little afraid of using touchscreen phones as i
have big clumsy fingers so it was'nt on my new phone agenda until that
is when my daughter turned up with the 5800 i was blown away with it
i found it very easy to use not complicated in any way very user friendly
needless to say i went out and got one for myself and have not put it
down since it does everything brilliantly if your looking for a phone
that does virtualy everything a phone can do then the 5800 is for you,
you wont be dissapointed
Reviewed by Adam from England on 11th Feb 2009
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Very good phone. Nokia have managed to keep there easy to use reputation
with this phone. The camera works well for a 3.2mp its much better than
the iphones. You can not expect it to be as good as some other phones
such as the Viewty and Renior. The touchscreen is responsive and the
system is VERY FAST. Top phone that I reccomend