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 19/05/2010 | x_nic_x
Member since : 05/06/2006
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Pro Use of apps, good battery life, attractive handset
Cons Apps expensive, battery life deteriorates
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I got my Nokia 5800 almost a year ago as part of an 18 month contract. I had originally intended to get an i-phone, however the 5800 at the time seemed more appealing.

The phone itself is very lightweight, and is of a reasonable size to fit in your pocket etc. Personally i'd prefer it to be a little less chunky, however i have managed just fine with it. The handset comes with a stylus that slots into the side of the casing, which is good for internet browsing etc since it has more precision on the touch screen than using your thumb/fingers. It does however become loose after a while, and i often find myself searching for it as it has fallen out of my phone.
The touch screen has options for the level of sensitivity, however i always find that no matter what setting it is on, it can be a little under sensitive from time to time. For the most part however, it works perfectly well.

Having had this handset for about a year now, i would say that it is a very durable and reliable piece of equipment. Of course it has its signs of wera and tear in the form of a couple of minor scratches on the screen and as mentioned before the stylus becoming loose in the casing, however i have full confidence that it will last me until the end of my contract.

When i first purchased this model, the battery life was remarkable, i believe i only had to charge it around once every few days despite long phone calls and internet browsing times. The battery life since then has deteriorated a little, however it is still quite acceptable and i can be sure that it will last me an entire day, and then be charged overnight for the next day. My only problem with this is that the charger does not fit ery securely into the slot in the phone, and so sometimes the phone does not recognise it. Upon recognition this is easily sorted however by simply pushing the charger in to its' full depth.

Since i got this phone as part of a contract, i did not pay a set fee for it. However having done some minor research i can see that it currently retails at around £200. I'd agree that this is reasonable value for money, given the features of the phone, however if i was to purchase a new handset now, i'd be unlikely to choose this one over the wide range of choices now available.

The phone has a massive range of features. The standards include messaging, calling etc as on every mobile phone. These features are practically flawless as they are the most basic of applications and are the main reason for anyone to purchase a mobile phone.
This handset also includes many other features. Like the i-phone, the Nokia 5800 has the ability to download apps, for Nokia customers these come from the OVI store. This is a great advantage to the handset, however obviously you need internet access through the phone for this to work, and so i'd only recommend to customers on a contract rather than pay as you go. This also applies to the internet browser that allows you to access facebook, youtube, emails etc.

To be quite honest, most of the attractive applications on this phone are used with internet, and so i would not recommend this phone at all to pay as you go users since it would cost a lot of money to get the best use from all of the features.
Other standard features inclue notes, calendar, alarm etc such as any basic phone.

The phone is very easy to use and all menu's are pretty self explanitory. All in all a very good, attractive mobile phone, but realistically only on a contract since the flashy features cost money.

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  • Staffenburg published 21/05/2010
    Have to agree with your comments - Used to own this x
  • MEL0611 published 19/05/2010
    Good review x
  • tink-er-bell published 19/05/2010
    Well Reviewed
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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


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