Friday, November 5, 2010

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Review

In a nutshell: Nokia's first touchscreen phone is impressively good. It may not have quite the polished feel of the iPhone iPhone, but with so many good properties, it is better in many ways than that. Headline features include a high resolution touch screen with 16 million colors, the 3.2 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics, 3G video calling, an excellent web browser with support for flash, music player and FM radio, GPS positioning with Nokia Maps, WLAN, Bluetooth and an 8GB memory card. Available in black, red or blue.

We have a hell of a long time waiting for Nokia start to catch Apple, LG and Samsung and a touchscreen phone. And here it is finally! It is a 3G smartphone, and part of the Nokia XpressMusic range.

At first glance, it looks like it was worth the wait. It is a very stylish handset. All touchscreen phones look more likely to be quite the same honest. What distinguishes the 5800 is its simplicity: it is much narrower than the iPhone 3G in fact, with a width of 52mm, it is probably the smallest touchscreen phone's round. This means that they are easily operated with one hand. It has a nice big screen with a very high resolution (640 x 360 pixels), the user interface easier to use. The device has a wide range of input possibilities: finger touch and stylus plectrum with a virtual alphanumeric keypad, full and mini QWERTY keyboard and handwriting recognition. The display rotates automatically when you rotate the phone to landscape. Normally, the XpressMusic phones will have dedicated buttons for music, and the 5800 has its own virtual media bar for quick access to music controls and features like the gallery and web browser. There are also physical buttons for power, send and end, menu, screen lock, and volume. The big question is: "Is the touch screen on the 5800 as good as the iPhone?" Unfortunately, no. But it is not at all bad. It's just that you sometimes have to use the pen and the whole experience is not as much fun. But talk to the review because the 5800 has a lot to offer, and beats the iPhone in a number of departments.

The 5800 has a proper camera for a start. At 3.2 megapixels it's not the best camera phone by a long way, but it uses Carl Zeiss optics, auto focus and dual LED flash and leaves the iPhone posts. It also has a decent video camera with up to 640 can record x 480 pixels and 30 frames per second with stereo sound. A front-mounted video camera, you can make video calls over a 3G network.

The music player in 5800 is also great. We found the touch screen controls are very easy to be here, and all the features you would hope are here, including an 8-band graphic equalizer and a 3.5 mm headphone jack. The phone has an 8GB memory card that stores up to 2,000 MP3 tracks (or 4,000 in the AAC format), and if your music collection grows even larger, you can be delivered, this 16GB to a massive upgrade. The optional feature Comes With Music gives you unlimited music downloads for an entire year! There is also a built-in FM radio. No complaints for the music then.

The 5800 of the touchscreen is ideal for Web browsing. With very fast download speeds thanks to 3G HSDPA implementation, and a quality web browser, keep it returns nothing for you. The 5800 also proposes the iPhone, with support for Flash means you can watch videos from YouTube and other websites on your mobile phone. The phone is also WiFi compatible, so you can super fast data transmission speeds in the vicinity of a wireless network or a WiFi hotspot.

GPS is also included with Nokia Maps. As well as 3G and WiFi connectivity options include Bluetooth and USB and a TV-out jack

The 5800 is a Series 60 phone, and maybe there will be a lot of third-party applications for download to become available. You get a few games, and the standard Series 60 PIM applications with the phone, including document browser and a good organizer.

Finally, we mention that the lifespan of the battery is very good. Phones such as these tend to seem rather a lot and getting used to big screens are hungry for power, but the capacity of the battery to be for the job.

The package is generous, including all the cables you need a stereo headset, an 8GB memory card, case, tripod and a pen. The phone is available in black, red and blue are available.

We were not sure what to expect from the first touch screen phone from Nokia. It is of course a lot of time spent in the design studio, and it looks like Nokia as resisted the temptation to rush anything. The 5800 has no doubt (to do all smartphones), the occasional error, but these are rare and probably fairly quickly ironed out with firmware updates. The 5800 manages to combine the advantages of the touch screen without many downsides, and it avoids just another iPhone clone, thanks to Nokia attention to detail. It may not be perfect, but we are impressed by how good it is, and it would be mean to forgive a little less than five stars.

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