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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Oct 2, 2008
Market status
Release date
Nov 27, 2008


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  • Low pixel density screen (229 ppi)
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (128 MB RAM)
  • Resistive touchscreen technology means its display is less sensitive than you would like it to be
  • Low resolution display (360 x 640 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (3.2 megapixels)
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment




Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is the first phone to feature a touchscreen while running on a Symbian S60 operating system. This is the new S60 5th Edition. Otherwise it is a mid-level phone featuring 3.2-inch 640x360 pixels display, 3.2MP camera, Wi-Fi, GPS, and 3.5mm jack.

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (9.4) S60 5th Edition
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.37 x 2.04 x 0.61 inches (111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 3.84 oz (109 g)
      the average is 5.1 oz (146 g)


  • Physical size:
    • 3.2 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 360 x 640 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 229 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • TFT
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 49.08 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Yes
  • Features:
    • Proximity sensor


  • Camera:
      • 3.2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • Dual LED
    • Features:
      • Autofocus, Digital zoom
  • Camcorder:
      • 640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • Yes


  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 434 MHz, ARM11
  • Graphics processor:
      • 3D image engine
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 128 MB RAM / 256 MB ROM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.081 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC


  • Talk time:
    • 8.80 hours
      the average is 13 h (796 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 16.9 days (406 hours)
      the average is 17 days (419 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 5.00 hours
      the average is 15 h (908 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 16.7 days (400 hours)
      the average is 24 days (577 h)
  • Video call time:
    • 3.00 hours
  • Capacity:
    • 1320 mAh


  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
      • S60 OSS Browser


  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 1900 MHz
    • European version has UMTS 900/2100 MHz; Other version is GSM only
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 3.6 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • A-GPS
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  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device
  • Other:
    • TV-Out, UPnP, Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording


  • Officially announced:
    • 02 Oct 2008

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