Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Pros and Cons

Its almost two weeks with the Nokia Xpress Music 5800 has been launched. As It was said to be the iPhone killer, I had the curiosity increasing as iPhone didn’t receive quite a good welcome in India and I wanted something really to beat it even more as I was depressed with its sky high rates and lack of features.

So finally, I brought the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music device and what was to be followed was a completely different experience from what I had earlier from normal mobile phones.

My first few days were spent reading the manuals digging the inner strengths and the hidden features in the mobile phone. Rest was just to play with the phone.

Here are the pros and cons of the mobile which I felt after using the phone for almost two weeks now.

Pros:

•  Extremely sensitive touch screen
•  Good keypad locking slider on the side(just like those Sony Ericsson Walkman phones)
•  Elegant and Sleek design
•  Virtual QWERTY keyboard
•  Nice handwriting recognition
•  Good set of surround speakers
•  200 Preloaded songs! (Yes, this one was the best part for a music freak like me. Right from those golden 80s to the present day hits, you can find everything in this collection. And to all Rahman fans out there, Connections is also included in it. )
•  Extremely useful stylus
•  Media Bar touch key (to access music and internet)

Cons:

•  Noisy camera (What more can we expect from a 3.15 MP camera but its yet to be tested outdoors so I leave it as a Con right now.)
•  Less width of the screen
•  The backside of the phone is prone to get dirty easily (even with a cover)
•  No screen guard provided with the device (There is one with curvy lines on it which has to be replaced to see the real beauty of the phone)

Overall, I am totally impressed by the device and the features in it. It totally overpowers iPhone in features as well as in the price tag (way cheaper than iPhone in India;costs 22,000 INR (Approx. with taxes)) .

And the cream on the pie, there are several free and highly useful applications available for this phone like Wavesecure, SMS timer & a game called Marble Maze which I will cover in my next post.

 

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  • Jakk

    Its the best phone I have ever had. If anybody were to get a new phone I would definately reccomend this fone ! I'm 17 and I've had a number of phones , including sony ericsson , nokia, samsung etc. i've had this phone 2 years and never had a better one., never gone wrong on me. i love it .

  • shilpa

    its not as great buddy..i own both 5800 and iphone..trust me, 5800 is no where near iphone..

  • vincent cabrera

    the great phone i owned
    for the price of P13,400 (philippine peso) you got 3mp camera with Carl-Zeiss lens dual LED flash, 8gb sd HC. dual camera wow! which iphone dont have
    browse youtube movie beuatifully (iphone cannot)
    sms capability – iphone cannot
    can put out the battery with out the hassle, iphone cannot
    tv-out, audio out, file storage, multi media transfer; iphone dont have
    Bluetooth for Sharing, iphone dont have only for headset pairing

    im looking forward for a multi touch response for the next firmware update

    nokia 5800 xm = near to perfection

  • vincent cabrera

    the great phone i owned
    for the price of P13,400 (philippine peso) you got 3mp camera with Carl-Zeiss lens dual LED flash, 8gb sd HC. dual camera wow! which iphone dont have
    browse youtube movie beuatifully (iphone cannot)
    sms capability – iphone cannot
    can put out the battery with out the hassle, iphone cannot
    tv-out, audio out, file storage, multi media transfer; iphone dont have
    Bluetooth for Sharing, iphone dont have only for headset pairing

    im looking forward for a multi touch response for the next firmware update

    nokia 5800 xm = near to perfection

  • Im planning to buy this phone soon…. right now reading all reviews available on the internet… :)

    thnx for the review! m/

  • Email wanter

    I want this phone, but does it support emails? (pop3)