Nokia 5800 XMXpress Music is another multimedia smart phone from Nokia dedicated for people who always lean on music as the source of entertainment. It has a lot of different things from its predecessor (5700XM).
With the release of Nokia 5800 XM, it is hoped can fill the void of dedicated music phone around the market. Although, there are already bunch of Sony Ericsson Walkman phones spread out around the market, having more choices is actually great for customers, right?
Nokia 5800 XM
- Type: Nokia 5800 XM
- Release Date: April 27, 2008
- Price Purchased: $186
- Manufacturer: Nokia
Phone Specs: TFT resistive touchscreen, 16M colors, 360 x 640 pixels, Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5 and MIDP 2.1, Wi-Fi, GPS, 81MB storage, 8GB memory, See Full specs.
- Great sound quality | WiFi | 3.2 Camera | included 8GB external memory
- Bulky Heavyweight design | senseless touch screen | The Applications on Ovi Store are not as rich as App Store
- Bottom line, XpressMusic edition has become Nokia's pride of a great music-dedicated series. Nokia 5800 XM is no exception. Great sound quality, pretty good touch screen input method and high tech features are the things that matter on this phone.
|Nokia 5800 XM|
Anyway, from what I saw at the design of this phone as a whole, I just hope that this phone is not another touchscreen cell phone from Nokia that sucks. So let’s start with the design. On the front side, you will have front camera, 3 physical buttons, and wide touchscreen area. The menu interface of the screen is quite standard for Nokia phones.
I always see this thing on vast majority of Nokia phones. So Nokia is trying to make this as its trade mark, but to be honest, I believe Nokia must really think a new idea of menu interface, because it’s still not very special for me. You can see how Apple really knows the formula of how to create a trade mark of its elegant and advanced menu interface and does it all over again on its latest product version, and it’s still solid and elegant. Nokia got a homework to do.
Interface and Functionality
Released in November 2008, this phone is equipped with standard 2G and 3G network, wrapped up in a solid TFT resistive touchscreen 16M colors and 360 x 640 pixels screen resolution, and presented to you with capability of proximity sensor for auto turn-off, Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate, Handwriting recognition.
It also has the ability to play any kind of mobile application as long as it runs in the area of Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5 and MIDP 2.1 (java application). Provided with CPU ARM 11 434 MHz processor, hopefully can give this phone much faster and fluid interface when being operated.
Multimedia and Entertainment
Stereo speakers is also featured on this phone, considering that this is a dedicated music phone. It as well can play majority of music file formats from: MP3/WAV/еAAC+/WMA player, and video formats from: MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player. Basically, it still has the standard features of newer smart phones.
Nokia 5800 XM has also been injected with many features from Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, USB, Browser, Radio Stereo, Games, Organizer, Voice command/dial, TV-out, Predictive text input, A-GPS support and Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch. Built with internal memory 81 MB storage, 128 MB RAM and 8GB memory card included, you can have much bigger area to put all of your media files into the phone. Not satisfied? You can always opt for new microSD up to 16GB.
For internet connection, it’s lower than Nokia N8 and N97 Mini, but it is still cool to have GPRS class 32 on the phone. 3G network also has the power of 3.6 Mbps to get and share date faster when browsing.
As you have probably guessed, this phone is also injected with camera feature. Yes, you were right about that. Taking beautiful moments with this phone can be just another choice of entertainment with only 3.15 MP camera. Considering this is just a music phone. But it still has Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash, Geo-tagging feature, Photo editor, Flash Lite 3.0, and VGA@30fps video recording. So you’re still good to go.
Okay, this is the most important thing to consider when buying this phone, the battery life factor. As it’s stated by Nokia, Nokia 5800 XM's battery can last more than 406 hours in stand-by mode, up to 8 hours 45 minutes in talk time mode, and can play music up to 35 hours.
There are many factors that can influence the depreciation rate of the battery, for instance, the firmware. Usually, the latest software or firmware version (the latest firmware for this phone is v52.0.007) you have in this phone can provide much better battery life than the older ones.
The other factors are the use of many automatic applications that always run in RAM memory even when they are not being opened, also the brightness of the screen can give big impact to the battery life, so the best advice would be to turn the brightness to the lower rate. And last but not least, beware of using animated theme on the stand-by screen, considering that this is a touchscreen phone, and many of them are weak in battery life (except iPhone 4).
- I am using this from 5th Nov, 2010. It is very nice. Its realy nice yaar!!!...
- I bought it 2 yrs b4.. bt still working as it bought 2 days b44.... gr88!! nice phn!!
- yes, it does have a flash player which flash lite 3.0.
- Grt phone using it frm 2008 bst nokia phone in terms of musicExcellent phone!!
- good features!! amazing music player!!
Bottom line, Nokia 5800 XM is one of XpressMusic series from Nokia that utilizes touch screen input method in the whole functionality. Since this phone is still Nokia's "first phase" development of touch screen phone in the market, User Interface on this phone is not the best compared to the other competitors around the market.
However, bringing many high tech features like GPS, Carl Zeiss optics on its 3.2 MP camera, WiFi, and the most importantly, great sound quality, this phone is still a good choice for music-dedicated touch screen phone.
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