Nokia 5800 XpressMusic User Reviews
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librastar posted on 31 Oct 2012, 05:09
librastar has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Overall a good handset, if the Nokia should have given more updates for it.now it seems like a tcnology of stoneage,there good alternatives preswnt in the market.............................................................................................................Build quality 6/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 9/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- Good for normal Use
- Build quality is terrible
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FuoEnation posted on 28 Sep 2012, 23:45
Average for an old phone.
FuoEnation has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Overall a low end smartphone in my opinion,super slow processor at 434Mhz single core,not good,very unresponsive,takes few seconds to load an app,frequent lag in UI,and hangs frequently,and sometimes ever turns off itself,phone can also get very hot at times.Nevertheless,it is indestructible.Build quality 7/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 6/10UI speed 4/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 3/10Display 6/10Battery 10/10
- Carl Zeiss lense
- Dual LED flash for camera
- Nice back so we dont really need a cover.
- Indestructible phone
- Slow processor
- No task manager
- Slow UI
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sixkiller posted on 14 Oct 2011, 05:50
The worst phone I've ever had
sixkiller has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
It's was the worst phone I've ever had. It has so cheep looks and It doesnt't have good functionality and the battery life was low. And it was very expensive when I bought it then. And also have a lot of crashes.Build quality 4/10Reception 9/10Call quality 8/10Internet 6/10Multimedia 6/10Camera 2/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 2/10Text input 3/10Display 2/10Battery 3/10
- Outdated OS
- Cheep plastic body
- Poor battery performance
- No countdown timer
- Very bad camera photos
- Call Quality
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ttr911 posted on 10 Sep 2011, 08:09
Worst Phone I've Ever Held
ttr911 has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Everything in it is BAD except Calling is Good and it is so durable (If it falls on the floor) or even if it is contact with water especially Snow. 0000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000Build quality 10/10Reception 7/10Call quality 9/10Internet 4/10Multimedia 3/10Camera 2/10UI speed 3/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 7/10Display 2/10Battery 2/10
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Boycie posted on 13 Aug 2011, 13:45
Great multimedia phone
Boycie has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
One of the best phones in under 150e price range. It's not business phone, but he can do it well. Great for young people who love to listen music on the go. Everything what it have insade works great: wi-fi, gps, music, video. Solid camera, not the best in the class but it can do good job in every day usage. In one word great phone.Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 8/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 7/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 10/10
- great music
- great screen for that price
- so much apps, games and themes on internet
- 8gb in retail package
- great battery life
- bulky, not so good looking
Pedro posted on 06 May 2011, 09:53
Best Phone I've owned
Pedro has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
The Nokia 5800 is:1. Very well priced2. Nicley built with high grade materials3. A fantastic keyboard4. Very good audio player5. Very good sound quality via speaker6. Good equalizer7. Good call quality8. Attractive design9. Made in it's home country, Finland.10. Very good, clear screen11. You can easily personalise everything on the phone.12. Fantastic camera and video player13. Good reception everywere you go14. Easy oporating system.15. Nice feature's like, light sensor (senses a dark room and iluminates the keyboard, a very bright torch and a 3.5 mm headphone jack)I can't find anything wronge with the phone, also a fantastic 2 year garentuee.
Build quality 7/10Reception 9/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 8/10Display 9/10Battery 10/10
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sheldonc posted on 29 Mar 2011, 09:44
My EXP of it
sheldonc has owned it for more than one year before publishing this review
Worth as the price. Good for people who just want listening music, watching video, need GPS in offline mode, write chinese handwriting. Not recommended for beginner user, because all the default is bad. You need to convert video to enjoy maximum quality, the camera is useless when night comes, so on.Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 5/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 7/10Text input 6/10Display 6/10Battery 7/10
- Can use GPS in offline mode.
- Free lifetime voice-guided navigation.It Constantly missing media files, especially music and installe
- There are a lot of great 3rd party apps.
- Fast charging (1 hour).
- Dual LED flash camera.
- Has video call.
- Loud speaker sound is good.
- Built in Java, not like some android phone.
- 3.5mm audio jack.
- Included 8GB microSD.
- Browsing images isn't user friendly even using 3rd party apps.
- It Constantly missing media files, especially music and installed java apps.
- Small RAM (128 MB), sometimes it's restart by itself.
- Can't open HTML in offline mode. PDF reader is very slow. Can't scroll .doc/.docx documents.
- Music equaliser for SV below 5 isn't noticeable. Kinetic works on SV 4 or above.
- Need to hack the phone to disable camera sound. Sometimes the apps has 2 icons.
- Can't be used with mini bluetooth keyboard. Can't open 1024x1280 px image.
- Resistive touch screen. Not multi touch.
- Nokia dictionary has very slow voice. OVI Store isn't as good as android market.
- Poor camera quality. Slippery stylus storage after 6 months used.
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Tama082 posted on 08 Feb 2011, 05:38
pretty good, not too bad Nokia 5800 XM
Tama082 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Best phone I have ever had but could be even better. Pretty good, not too bad. It was about 5 months I used it and no problems of any significance, but because of man-made nothing perfect. it is more stable and has more features than any of those other phones.Build quality 8/10Reception 8/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
Kuno posted on 12 Jan 2011, 13:10
Best touch-screen nokia
Kuno has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Could be a little bit faster, but it's not such a mistake. And it freezes sometimes when there are too many pictures on the webpage. Sometimes i can't understand what someone is trying to say, call quality really sucks. Internet is pretty good, but it closes for no reason every time when it uses too much memory. Camera is OK. Text imput, i raise my thumb for that. Battery will empty too quickly when you are listening to music. Music quality is the best part of the phone. :)Build quality 10/10Reception 8/10Call quality 7/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
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mushfique posted on 20 Dec 2010, 06:40
mushfique has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
i have great exprience with 5800. this is a excellent phone. I have used the iphone, storm, and many windows mobile touch devices. I can easily say that after using this phone for a week, it is more stable and has more features than any of those other phones...Build quality 8/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 6/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 3/10
hatim posted on 28 Oct 2010, 18:27
nokia 5800 xpressmusic
hatim has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
this is an exellent phone the camera is very good
and also sound quality is good ( hi-fi tech ) baterry life is good
the screen is clean and it has a great resolotion ( 640*360 nhd )
he has wi-fi and 3 g and gps, for i want to tell that is the best phone i hadBuild quality 9/10Reception 10/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 9/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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5800 posted on 27 Oct 2010, 00:19
itz nice with lil probz
5800 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
for the price,this is the best mob u can buy,with all the feautures u wld eva want...........bt itz hving too many bugz and itz slowing down..................the phone hangz n battery life is too low.....music quality,camera,internet,apps are really good........Build quality 7/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 8/10Display 8/10Battery 6/10
hatim posted on 17 Oct 2010, 06:46
nokia 5800 xpressmusic
I have never experienced a problem with my handset so far and its been almost 6 months i've had it. It doesn't freeze, processor is very good, the touch screen responds very well and the sounds are extremely good. To be honest before buying this handset I bought an iPod touch just for the music and not i hardly use it since i bought this. you get a whole year of free music supply and you don't need to download low quality music from lime wire or any other sources coz you can download extremely good quality crystal clear music from nokia music. I personally have no negative comments about this phone. Though this phone focus mainly on music the still images and the videos I have taken with the camera are extremely good and clear. I don't think you'll regret if you buy this.
Design 9/10Features 10/10Performance 10/10
hatim posted on 14 Oct 2010, 09:52
nokia 5800 xpressmusic
hi every one i had this phone fo 1 month and for me this is best than iphone 3gs 1/ the spekers are exellent . 2/ he will have a very good interface just like the n8 after update. 3/ the photos are good for 3.2 mp because he has a carl ziess camera. 4/ wi-fi and 3g are very good and the navigation is good in this phone. 5/ and finally he has a 3.2 screen wish is very good.Design 9/10Features 10/10Performance 10/10
- good interface after update
- the design is not that good
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hatim posted on 09 Sep 2010, 02:05
i had this phone for 2 weeks... for me this is a very good music phone.
he has the hi-fi crystal sound and 83cc in the volume.
the camera is veery good wiht 3.2mp carl ziess.
for the navigation wifi is so greet and fast
and the gps is not that bad...Design 8/10Features 10/10Performance 9/10
- sound quality
- batterie life
- veery good video player
- it's all in plastic
joshuaadm posted on 10 May 2010, 17:19
Not that reliable
I can't get my phone to last through the day no matter how i use it...unless i don't. It will restart at least once a day. I have had the phone for about three months now and i'm getting rid of it...I have had enough of the bugs...By the way i have the most current version of the software...V40.X.XXXDesign 5/10Features 8/10Performance 5/10
- Battery Life
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vivekanand posted on 09 May 2010, 07:54
review of Nokia 5800
hi all, my nokia 5800XM alright... But it has some cons... i've listed here... i'm not completely satisfied with this gadget.. but it is quiet comfortable with some of the features and budget... i believe my review will be helpful.. pls consider my suggestions before buy... thank u....Design 9/10Features 9/10Performance 7/10
- best in software installations(most of the softwares supported),
- camera(in day),
- camera(in dark(night)),
- music player(not able to play folder),
- GPS(after updated),
- world clock,
- front camera,
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Anonymous posted on 31 Mar 2010, 06:05
this isn't a really good phone... many lags and errors when you opened an applications... and i don't know why but the sound quality from my headset is bad when i used to listening music. upgrading to firmware v40 didn't really solved it, but now there's many errors in music player, like the volume button on the side of the phone and the music button in the headset didn't working. it says memory full when i listening music and browsing. sometimes it can't jumped to another track itself...Design 8/10Features 8/10Performance 4/10
- fast internet connection
- many applications
- music player
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Houssaine posted on 11 Feb 2010, 16:32
I LOVE This phone
I really Love this phone..I bought an Unlocked Nokia 5800 XpressMusic RM-356 About a week agoFirst, I Had Some Problems.. For example I couldn't Update my Firmware. but I realized that it's just because it's Vodafone Branded and I Have to Wait Until The Firmware is Available for Vodafone.. So i just Debranded my phone using JAF and Changed the Code . So i downloaded the Latest Firmware (v40) ..A Second Problem i had is that i couldnt Use any internet Applications like ( Facebook App, Messenger...) .. But all i had to do is to Change the Default Browser Settings to WLAN instead of WAP.The Third Problem i had is that when i try to open a Youtube Video Using RealPlayer . It says (Connection Denied) . But When I Changed the RealPlayer Streaming Settings to WLAN . all works Fine nowThe Latest Problem I Had is That the Battery Wasn't lasting as Long as i expected . But When I Changed Network Settings ot (GSM Only) . My battery Lasts up to 3 days with music and allNow . All i must Say is : Amazing WLAN, Good Camera, Long Lasting Battery, Loud Speakers, High Definition Screen, Good Look, Fast Bluetooth, Amazing Features,Good Performance..... an AMAZING PHONEDesign 9/10Features 10/10Performance 9/10
- Connectivity (WLAN,Bluetooth...)
- Screen and Look
- Amazing Music and Video Player
- Performance (Especially with the new v40 Firmware)
- Application Rich
- Input Methods
- Lot Of Tools In the Box
- Accelerometer is Sometimes slow
- You need Configuration To make your Phone Works Great
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Erhan Deniz posted on 25 Jan 2010, 14:11
Very very good...
Easy to use and simple. Application rich. errors are fixed by updates. Durable. Wi-fi too fast. Price reasonable. I recommend to everyone ...
5800 XM, with the latest version (v40) , with many features and kinetic scrolling has become easier to use.Also, the main screen plug-ins added. To answer an incoming call, Iphone style was...Design 9/10Features 10/10Performance 9/10
- Easy to use
- Ovi Store
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Anonymous posted on 01 Oct 2009, 18:54
Love it, wish it worked - 6 months update!
Well, its been back for service once, they replaced a "crystal filter". Dropped calls 6 times yesterday on a 35 minute drive home. Slightly more than the usual 3 times in a 30 minute call. Still no updates to correct the bugs, like the rest of the world has had for months. Still the version 20... firmware. Wonderful form factor, still love the phones whole concept, but it's just a Nokia piece of S***!!! This weekend going to get an IPhone 3GS. Never another Nokia for me. Fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice.... well, don't give the bad company a chance to fool you twice!Design 9/10Features 8/10Performance 1/10
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mohamed posted on 24 Sep 2009, 05:34
well first use i found alot of problems were found in the old versions of symbian resolved then i found that i have an haunted software in my hand images deleted suddenly songs disappear , i said to myself sure the update will resolve all these strange stuff then & after the update nothing change soo alot of nice features with unstable platform that's 5800 express musicDesign 4/10Features 5/10Performance 5/10
- unstable gallery apps.
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Arpit Pandey posted on 24 Sep 2009, 03:17
Nokia Best touch phone..expecting nokia to launh a sleek phn
Nokia 5800 is best buy as on date , price has reduced to 13000 now.If you comare the other touch phones in the market available, its leading every where except its width which in 13mm.Samsung Star , Samsung star 3g, LG cookies and even Samsung Jet , no phone is close to it.Samsung Star which doesnt have 3g, Wi-Fi , Camera is Fixed focus as compare to autofocus in 5800, Video downloading at QVGA@15fps as compare to 30 fps in Nokia 5800.Internal memory is 81 MB in Nokia 5800 as compare to 50 MB in samsung Star. Battery is 1320 mAH in Nokia 5800 as compare to 1000 mAH in Samsung STAR. Processor is 369 Mhz as compare to in Samsung Star.Nokia 5800 has additional features. like GPS, TV Output. Samsung Start will cost you 9000 and Samsung Star 3g you can get in 12 K but it's really surprising that Star 3g screen sige is smaller as compare to its 2g model. Star with 3g doesnt have QWERTY keyboard and handwriting detection in it..i dont know for what reason......well i guess they have realized the drawback and very soon Samsung Star 3g with WI-FI will be launched..Hope with wider screen and QWERTY keyboard in it. so you can wait for that to happen if you are not in hurry.Samsung Jet looks to be gr8 phone with 800 mhz processor, 5MP camera with autofocus,dual LED flash supported by 4 GB internal memory. it has got MOLCD display and has GPS, TV Output, Bluetooth A2Dp, USB 2.0 copatiblity.Battery is 1480 mAH and its costing 19 to 20 K in india. the only issue with this phone...Design 8/10Features 8/10Performance 8/10
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Prabath posted on 01 Sep 2009, 00:03
This is a exelent phone.. I have used more than 20 different Nokia , Sony Ericcson phones but 5800 is the best.
I found one miner problem in this phone That is we cannot mark objects by pressing a mark button. we have to mark every object one by one when marking several items.
Design 9/10Features 9/10Performance 9/10
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Anonymous posted on 29 Aug 2009, 06:42
I have never experienced a problem with my handset so far and its been almost 6 months i've had it. It doesn't freeze, processor is very good, the touch screen responds very well and the sounds are extremely good. To be honest before buying this handset I bought an iPod touch just for the music and not i hardly use it since i bought this. you get a whole year of free music supply and you don't need to download low quality music from lime wire or any other sources coz you can download extremely good quality crystal clear music from nokia music. I personally have no negative comments about this phone. Though this phone focus mainly on music the still images and the videos I have taken with the camera are extremely good and clear. I don't think you'll regret if you buy this.Design 10/10Features 10/10Performance 10/10
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