Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Delivering on Nokia's vision to provide the best total music experience possible, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic cell phone will be among the first device...

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Review of "Nokia 5800 XpressMusic"

published 25/11/2008 | Erolkus
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Pro great sensibility, wide variety of functions, good recording quality, superb sound
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"The phone from The Dark Knight"

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Among phones, and especially, PDAs, appears a new trend in matter of design. Many more brands, Nokia being one of them, produces phones more and more "sensible" to touch.

The number of buttons is minimized as much as possible, and their place is replaced by bigger and bigger TFT touch screens. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is another proof that men don't want just a phone but a technological jewel. The menus with very suggestive icons are also found in this phone. This version operates on Symbian, 9.4 version. The "others" prefer Windows Mobile.

The data transfer is a part of standard settings. It might have been weird if we wouldn't said about Nokia XpressMusic the following statements :

- 3G
- Wi-Fi
- Gps
- 3.15 mp camera, Carl Zeiss.

Where do we know this phone? The Dark Knight. Yes, this great phone appears when Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) pulls it out of his pocket. Until then there were just rumors that Nokia will release finally a phone with a touch screen of the third generation (after Nokia 7710 and Nokia 6708). The official release date of this phone, also known as Nokia Tube, was 2 octobre.

Even if Nokia is leader on the phone market, they didn't hurry to produce a brand new touch screen. When Apple sold 1 million phones in two months, officials from Nokia affirmed with a little arrogance - "It's very nice for Apple to have sold 1.000.000 phones, but this is the number of phones we sold a few days ago."

Let's get back to our wonder-phone. Nokia proposes a terminal with numerous advanced multimedia functions, which are applicable, in the same time, with Internet navigation and business features. For the web, it has HSDPA technology and Wi-Fi connectivity. For business, it has Symbian S60 (or version 9.4), updated so it can support the touch screen.

This device has also Gps (A-Gps and pre-installed Nokia Maps).

The multimedia side has changed a lot. First of all, the touch screen, 3.2 inch and 360 x 640 resolution. Nokia 5800 XpressMusic brings up an innovation that will make more likeable the experience audio-photo-video-web : The Media Bar menu, optimized for touch interaction which gives you instant access to favorite files and web addresses. The same goes for Contact Bars - it allows you to select four friends from the agenda and place them on the screen. From there, you will access the archive with last calls, messages, received images and also information from personal blogs.

The visualization modes, portrait and landscape are made in an automat way, thanks to the accelerometer.

The camera has (only, for such a phone) 3.2 MP, but the Carl Zeiss lens makes these number not count so much. The quality of video recording is very good, VGA resolution 30 frames/second.

Nokia 5800XpressMusic is promoted like a musical phone, so, on his audio part, you can find a lot of dedicated functions. It has stereo, a jack of 3.5 mm, support Stereo Bluetooth, 8 Giga MicroSD, player with equalizer and other advanced settings. At the end of 2008, his price may stabilize around 300 euro. Until then, watch again the movie and wait for that moment.

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  • shoppingpenguin published 13/09/2010
    Good review, but I can honestly say this is the worst phone I have ever owned. The lock button died after several months; prior to that, I didn't like it much anyway (thus not bothering to fix it). The touchscreen is slow,and not sensitive. It's really hard to text on it (I'm fine with other touchscreens such as those on ipod). I kept losing the stylus, and resorted to using the plectrum (which looked good but wasn't very good).
  • jasskulaar published 19/04/2009
    Last night, I watched “Jai Ho (You are My Destiny),” PCD’s new music video wherein they apply lyrics to a song from the Oscar-award winning movie Slumdog Millionaire’s soundtrack. At about 10 seconds, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is seen in a random Doll’s hand.
  • JAVER1967 published 26/11/2008
    Excellent review.
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Product Information : Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Manufacturer's product description

Delivering on Nokia's vision to provide the best total music experience possible, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic cell phone will be among the first devices to support Comes With Music, Nokia's groundbreaking service which offers one year of unlimited access to the entire Nokia Music Store catalogue. When it comes to music phones, people all over the world want a device that is a great music experience - with more memory, loud and powerful speakers, easy synchronization - and must work well as a mobile phone with direct access to important contacts and content.

Product Details

System / Handheld Type: Smartphone

RAM / Installed Size: 128

OS Provided / Type: Symbian OS 9.4

Display / Diagonal Size: 3.2

Input Device / Type: Touchscreen

Cellular / Technology: GPRS; EDGE; WCDMA; HSDPA

Cellular / Band: Quad Band

Cellular / Combined with: 3.2 MP digital camera; FM radio; MP3 player

Weight: 109 g

Battery: Lithium Ion

Processor Type: ARM 11

Battery / Run Time (Up To): 16.9

Display / Technology: LCD

GPS Navigation: GPS

Manufacturer: Nokia

Phone Design: Classic

Communications / Wireless Interface: Wifi; Bluetooth

Cellular / Phone Form Factor: Classic

Cellular / Type: Smartphone

Cellular / Integrated Components: Digital camera; Digital player; FM radio; GPS receiver

CE Input Device / Type: Touch Screen

Long Name: 5800 XpressMusic

Width: 52 mm

Height: 11 mm

Cellular / Phone Design: Candybar

Cellular / Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Cellular / Operating System: Symbian

EAN: 6438158189928

Standby Time: Up to 408 hours, Up to 406 hours

Operating System: Symbian OS

Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Product Type: Smartphone

Product Description: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - black - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - blue - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - red - 3G GSM - smartphone, Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - 3G GSM - smartphone

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Talk Time: Up to 540 minutes, Up to 530 minutes

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile

Form Factor: Touch

Dimensions (WxDxH): 52 mm x 16 mm x 110 mm, 52 mm x 16 mm x 111 mm

Colour: Black, Blue, Red

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Supported Memory Card: Micro SD Card, microSDHC

Display: LCD display - colour - 3.2" - TFT

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, voice recorder

Input Device(s): Touch sensitive screen

Wireless Interface: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi

Playback Digital Standards: WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3 , RM, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264

Mobile Services: Video Call

Phone Features

Additional Features: Built-in stereo speakers

Polyphonic Ringer: Yes

Phone Functions: Speakerphone, call timer, conference call, vibrating alert

Sensors: Accelerometer

Speech Codec: EFR, FR, AMR

Navigation System

Navigation: A-GPS receiver

Navigation Software & Services: Nokia Maps


Width: 52 mm

Depth: 16 mm

Height: 110 mm, 111 mm

Weight: 109 g

Integrated Components: Digital camera, 2nd camera, digital player, voice recorder

Body Colour: Black, Blue, Red

Aerial: Internal

Form Factor: Touch

Product Type: Smartphone

MPN: 002L463, 451001020100, 002H7S4, 99915840, 002L0P2, 002H7N9, 002K5K6, 002H7V1B, 002H7P9, 002H7T4, 002H7P9B, 002H7V1, 5800

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Mobile Broadband Generation: 3G

Input Device(s): Touch screen

Software Platforms Supported: Java

Operating System: Symbian OS

Service Provider: Not specified, T-Mobile

Band: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM 850/900/1800/1900

Technology: WCDMA (UMTS) / GSM

Application Software: Adobe Flash Lite 3

Messaging & Internet

Downloadable Content: Audio files, video files, themes, games, ring tones, screensavers, wallpapers

Cellular Messaging Services: MMS, Nokia Smart Messaging, SMS

Messaging & Data Features: PDF support, Zip Manager support, Microsoft Word support, Microsoft Excel support

Supported Email Protocols: POP3, IMAP4, SMTP

Mobile Services: Video Call

WAP Protocol Supported: WAP 2.0


Communication Features: Mobile Email client, Internet browser

Data Transmission: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA

Bluetooth Profiles: Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP)

Wireless Interface: IEEE 802.11b/g, Bluetooth, IEEE 802.11b/g

High Speed Circuit Switched Data (HSCSD): Yes


Personal Information Management: Calendar, synchronization with PC, calculator, reminder, alarm clock


Supported Flash Memory Cards: Micro SD Card, microSDHC

User Memory: 81 MB

Digital Camera

Rear-facing Camera Resolution: 3.2 Megapixel

Video Recorder Resolutions: 640 x 360 (nHD), 640 x 480 (VGA)

Camera Light Source: Flash

Still Image Resolutions: 2048 x 1536

Still Image Formats: JPEG

Digital Video Formats: MPEG-4, H.263

Digital Zoom: 3


Features: LCD touch screen, wallpaper, screen saver

Display Illumination Colour: White

Colour Depth: 16.7 million colours

Display Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels

Diagonal Size: 3.2"

Technology: TFT

Type: LCD display - colour


Connector Type: Micro-USB ¦ Headset jack - mini-phone 3.5mm ¦ Audio / video out


Run Time Details: Talk - up to 540 min ¦ Standby - up to 408 hrs

Capacity: 1320 mAh

Technology: Lithium Ion


Included Accessories: Power adapter

Also Included: microSDHC - 8 GB

Media Player

Supported Digital Video Standards: RM, MPEG-4, 3GP, H.264

Supported Digital Audio Standards: WMA, AAC, AMR, MP3


Listed on Ciao since: 23/10/2008