Nokia 5800 Vs IPhone 3G

It’s getting closer, recent media reports say that mobile giant Nokia has started shipping its touch screen mobile Nokia 5800 to India and rest others. In order to capture the market of I phone 3G which is not able to make its mark in the Indian Territory. Now it’s time for Nokia to test it. We have done some comparison between the two here is how figures look like.

Component Nokia 5800 Iphone 3G
Network (2G) GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / GSM 850 GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / GSM 1900 / GSM 850
Network (3G) HSDPA 2100 / HSDPA 900 HSDPA 2100
Form factor Block Block
Antenna type Internal Internal
Weight 109 g (with battery) 133 g (with battery)
Dimensions 111 x 51 x 15 mm 115.5 x 62.1 x 12.3 mm
Display Type Graphical Graphical
Coloured TFT touchscreen, 16M colors TFT touchscreen, 16M colors
Display Size 360 x 640 pixels 320 x 480 pixels
Shared memory 81 MB +

8GB included (Expanded up to 16GB)

8/16 GB
Polyphonic ringtones Yes, 64 Yes
GPRS Yes, Class 32 Yes
EDGE Yes, Class 32 Yes
HSDPA speed 3.6 Mbps 7.2 Mbps
WLAN Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g, UPnP technology Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g
USB Yes, 2.0 microUSB Yes, 2.0
Bluetooth Yes, 2.0 with A2DP Yes, 2.0
WAP Yes Yes
Browser Yes, WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds Yes, HTML (Safari)
OS Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5 Mac OS X v10.4.10
Vibration Yes Yes
SMS Send / Receive Send / Receive
MMS Send / Receive Send / Receive
Camera Builtin, 3.15 MP, 2048×1536 pixels, Builtin, 2 MP, 1600×1200 pixels
Battery

Type

Li-Ion Li-Ion
Standby time GSM: 406h GSM: 300h
Talk time GSM: 8h 45m GSM: 10h
Carrier Specific -N/A- Yes (Available on Airtel and Vodafone only)

As per the above figures Nokia has tried to go one step ahead of I phone 3G. But we have seen that Nokia has some problem with its N series software and on the other hand I phone 3G lags some basic features. Secondly Nokia’s N96 was a big flop whereas I Phone 3G is also in the queue due to its cost factor. The only thing that Nokia has to keep in mind while testing Indian waters is, the price of a component matters a lot in developing markets. If the price goes out of reach the consumers will reject it no matter how value addition it is going to give.

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  • Jack

    The 5800 is out in February so I’ve heard. I was watching a couple of videos online and the texting especially looks amazing. I’ve never been a huge fan of touchscreen for the complications around texting but the on board QWERTY keyboard looks to of solved my problems.

  • Garion

    I wasn’t aware the iPhone had MMS?

    Editor’s Reply: Of course you can send MMS using your iPhone but you need an application called SwirlyMMS which was released by the manufacturers to send and receive MMS

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  • lolol

    lololololol.

    n97 > iphone > android (g1) > 5800

    pretty much sums it up.

  • John

    Yoour comaprison states only the main items. Can you send MMS with iPhone. I thought that was not a feature. You have also excluded what the 5800 has that the iphone does not have:
    1)flash
    2) 2 cameras
    3)it can do video calls
    4)it can take videos
    5) you can use it to record voice
    6)it has a radio
    7)Blue tooth can be used for file sharing(iphone NO!!! only headset)
    8)whn you travel, the you can slip a new battery in the 5800 NOT on the iPhone
    NO comparison really!!! bE FAIR
    IPhone has the SNOB factor which the 5800 does not and a much higher price tag. People value the SNOB factor..so it will sell… but the 5800 beats it hands down

  • Nazir

    Hi all …

    i have an 5800 XM and i can tell u its a great deal having one of these devices ..

    u can do any thing u want with them .

    the best i like in it web browsing using WiFi with the big touchable screen…

    and the sensors it make using it a lot of fun …

    and finally the price comparing with the old brother iPhone….

  • Nazir

    Sorry i forgot to mention the only problem with the 5800XM (as i think)

    its touch screen its single touch screen not multitouch as the iPhone …

    thats make gaming hard .

  • I’ve been using the 5800 for about a month now and I’m totally in love with it. This is how i think it faces up with the iPhone : http://lotsoftimeonmyhands.blogspot.com/2009/05/rundown-on-5800-and-iphone.html. Overall a nice phone, but Nokia should iron out a few kinks before it cal totally take over the iPhone.

    NOw that you mention it, gaming really is a pain due to lack of multitouch. But some guys has already got mulittouch to work with 5800, so maybe the future games will implement this . check this out : http://gizmodo.com/5163368/multitouch-hacked-onto-nokia-5800-for-the-noble-purpose-of-rhythm-gaming

  • wat abt the price difference?
    and maps?

  • doodl

    I have the Nokia 5800 XM too and its a really great phone.
    The Iphone has better App´s but the 5800 has good App´s too.
    I LOVE touchscreen and the camera is good too.
    I think the Iphone cost´s too much. The Nokia 5800 cost ca. the half of it.
    Sorry for my bad english. =(

  • pudu

    iPhone is shit….

  • F

    very cool=)

  • angad

    i dont agree .5800 is much better.or u by lg cookie.good and cheap lg cookie my answer

  • rayearth

    5800xm is better than iphone i think, it is cheaper but he quality is really compared to iphone!

  • hrbhajanssinghmann

    Save yourself some money and get the iPod touch, its half the price of an iPhone and is slimmer, but make sure you get a Belkin sleeve to cover the back, Apple have a nasty habbit of making utterly bad surfaces prone to scratches beyond belief, the iPod touch has WiFi and its got a reasonable display and plays good games, I can see the Sony PSP and DS becoming obsolete sine the PSP internet’s cabability leaves a lot to be desired.

    Now a cheap phone would set you back £5.00 for a Sony Ericsson J132, so why Apple has the audacity to charge you double the price of an iPod Touch to get an iPhone is down to greed.

    Now if you want to compare beasts, then you need to look at the Blackberry range of phones, although the Blackberry’s don’t come equipped with Carl Zeiss or CyberShot, the picture quality has always been amazing even from their 2MP 8300 Curve model. I personally use the 8820 Wifi w/out camera since a digital camera is dedicated and I’m not a fan of jack of all trade gadgets…Blackberry internet PUSH email is legendary, I havent tried another brand because I know Blackberry is the Pioneer of PUSH email. Also a touch screen is simply no where as reliable as a Solid miniature keyboard, hence the BlackBerry will always ROCK.

  • SHIVA

    5800 IS MUCH BETTER THAN I-PHONE
    THE MODEL LOOKS GREAT AND THE MUSIC EFFECT AND CLARITY IS WAY COOL.
    THE BEST OF ALL NOKIA PHONES.

  • gaurav

    u dont have money to buy an iphone so u r keep on yelling tht 5800roxx nd all tht shit !!
    i have iphone 3gs 16gb nd i bought it for 36000 as compared to price of 5800>>rs 13000
    iphone is arount 3 times d cost of 5800 but trust me it worth more thn that !!!
    apple is planning nxt model of iphone nd trust me i'll definately buy tht !!

    nd yea 1 task i give to u>>

    compare ovi store of nokia nd app store of apple !!!if u really wanna know wht money can buy !!!!

    • kara234234

      oh im so mature im pissed that people like another phone than what i have… ommmmmgggggg lol.. geek

    • goggs

      not all people are rich like you!!!!

  • gaurav

    u dont have money to buy an iphone so u r keep on yelling tht 5800roxx nd all tht shit !!
    i have iphone 3gs 16gb nd i bought it for 36000 as compared to price of 5800>>rs 13000
    iphone is arount 3 times d cost of 5800 but trust me it worth more thn that !!!
    apple is planning nxt model of iphone nd trust me i'll definately buy tht !!

    nd yea 1 task i give to u>>

    compare ovi store of nokia nd app store of apple !!!if u really wanna know wht money can buy !!!!

  • Sherintkc

    good phone