My Nokia 5800
I was attracted to the Nokia 5800 because it looked absolutely gorgeous and it was when i bought it. I was quite cautious about touch screen phones (never had one before) as I thought it must be quite difficult to use and I may accidentally call someone without realizing it, like if I put it in my pocket or under my pillow at night loll. But this phone cleared all my doubts it so easy to use just three buttons which work all the functions of the phone and it locks straightaway when not in use. The sound quality is mind-blowing whether you’re using the headphones supplied or listening to it on its own external blasters. Even louder than my laptop when on maximum volume! I don’t think I have ever come across a phone that sounds as good as this. It always quite a light phone though it may seem like a replica of an iphone slightly I think it’s much better because it’s the perfect size and unlike an iphone least you can hold it with one hand or put it in your pocket without it looking bulgy :)and unlike an iphone it has features such as fm radio, video dialling, video recording and video calling, a camera with flash and 3x digital zoom and a longer battery life then an iphone. I personally think the iphone is hyped more than it’s worth and think this is the best touch screen you can ever buy. I personally find it quite a feminine phone because it so smart and pretty loll:)
Nokia 5580 Illuvial Phone
I bought this phone as the Nokia N97 I previously owned was simply too big and bulky. I chose this phone as a nice compromise, and ended up being very satisfied with its capabilities. Here's some of the things I found good:
For a budget phone (you can pick them up for about £130 on Pay As You Go now) the features are fantastic. It uses the same operating system as the larger N-Series phones (including the N97) and has all of the same features including Bluetooth and wi-fi which was particularly impressive.
The screen quality and clarity are brilliant. The colour is sharp and rich.
The touch screen is highly responsive.
Its quick to charge, and, unlike a lot of touch screen phones the battery life is excellent.
Its not a grease magnet for fingerprints.
It has expandable memory - need more storage then just pop a new memory card in.
All in all a fabulous phone: packed with high end specifications at the low end of the price range.
Nokia 5800 Pros and Cons
I love the wireless internet on the phone and the quality of the screen for internet, images, videos are fantastic. I think it is far better for touch screen than the Samsung tocco, and the fact you have various options for touch screen too. I decided to buy it because it was an affordable mobile that has everything i like in a mobile, wireless internet, pretty good camera and video recorder, lots of memory to store music and photos and videos, nice design.
The only thing thats dissapointing with the design is its pretty big, but thats to be expected from alot of mobiles and Iphones, and i knew how big it was when i bought it so its not an issue. When you lose reception which i do alot (t-mobile..dont get me started!lol) it says sim card registration failed, at first i thought it was a fault with the mobile, then i realised its the term for the 5800 for 'NO reception' lol. it freezes every now and again but this happened with my nokia n95, it doesnt annoy me so much as it happens rarely, but when it does happen i have to take out battery and put it back in again and then its fine, altho i have to re set clock and date. if i was going to rate this phone in categories this is how it would be:
Ease of use: 10/10
Sound quality 10/10
camera quality 10/10
video quality 10/10
overall design of mobile 9/10
these are just a few bits from the phone i picked. It does take a little longer to text compared to something like a sony ericsson, but its something you get used to over time.
think thats about it, dont pay ridiculous money for a blackberry or a really expensive iphone when this phone pretty much does the same and for a reasonable price.
Mobile Phone: Nokia 5800
It's a very stylish handset. All touchscreen phones tend to look pretty much the same to be honest. What distinguishes the 5800 is its sleekness: it's much narrower than the iPhone 3G, in fact with a width of 52mm, it's probably the narrowest touchscreen phone around. This means that you can easily operate it with one hand. It has a lovely big screen too, with a very high resolution (640 x 360 pixels), which helps to make the user interface easier to use. The device has a wide range of input options: finger touch, stylus and plectrum with a virtual alphanumeric keypad, full and mini QWERTY keyboards and handwriting recognition. The display will rotate automatically when you turn the phone to landscape mode. Normally the XpressMusic phones have dedicated buttons for music, and the 5800 has a dedicated virtual media bar for quick access to music controls, as well as functions like the gallery and web browser. There are also physical keys for power, send and end, menu, screen lock and volume. The big question is: "Is the touchscreen on the 5800 as good as the iPhone?" Sadly, no. But it isn't at all bad. It's just that you need to use the stylus sometimes and the whole experience isn't quite so much fun. But stick with the review, because the 5800 has a lot going for it, and beats the iPhone in a number of departments.
The 5800 has a proper camera for a start. At 3.2 megapixels it isn't the best camera phone by a long way, but it uses Carl Zeiss optics, has autofocus and a double LED flash and leaves the iPhone standing. It also has a decent video camera, which can record at up to 640 x 480 pixels and at 30 frames per second, with stereo sound. A front-mounted video camera enables you to make video calls on a 3G network.
The music player in the 5800 is excellent too. All the features that you'd hope for are here, including an 8-band graphic equaliser and a 3.5mm headphone jack. The phone is supplied with an 8GB memory card, which can store up to 2,000 MP3 tracks (or 4,000 in AAC format), and if your music collection grows even bigger, you can upgrade this to a massive 16GB.
The 5800's big touchscreen is ideal for web browsing. With very fast download speeds thanks to the 3G HSDPA implementation and a quality web browser, there's nothing to hold you back. The 5800 beats the iPhone here too, with support for Flash meaning that you can watch videos from YouTube and other sites on your phone. The phone is also WiFi compatible, so you can get super fast data transfer speeds in the vicinity of a WLAN network or a WiFi Hotspot.
GPS is included too, together with Nokia Maps. As well as 3G and WiFi, the connectivity options include Bluetooth and USB, plus a TV-Out connection (cable supplied.)
The sales package is generous, including all the cables you'll need, a stereo headphone, an 8GB memory card, a case, a stand and a stylus. The phone is available in black, red and blue too.
I wasn't sure what to expect from Nokia's first touchscreen phone. It's obviously spent a lot of time in the design studio, and it looks like Nokia wisely resisted the temptation to rush something out. The 5800 no doubt has the occasional bug (all smart phones do), but these are few and will probably be ironed out pretty quickly with firmware updates. The 5800 XpressMusic manages to combine the benefits of touchscreen, without many downsides, and avoids being just another iPhone clone thanks to Nokia's attention to detail.
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bought to replace my HTC Diamond 1
Bought this phone to replace an HTC Diamond that did not work with my VW's Bluetooth kit.
. Not as sophisticated
. placement of charging, USB, and headset plugs at top rather than bottom of phone
. Does not charge when connected to USB
. Does not auto adjust screen brightness
. Having to use Double and single clicks... gets confusing
. Does not come with office application
. Great speakers sound
. longer battery life
. faster start and shut down times
. screen is more responsive to both fingers and stylus
. SD card expandable memory
. Camera has good Flash
. uses regular rather than USB headphones
Overall this is a good phone. Solid, quality feeling case and accessories.
I am still trying to get used to the logic of the new interface, so I will not make any positive or negative comments on how her or easy it is to get something done with this phone compared to the HTC Diamond.
As far as the it feeling less sophisticated than the HTC Diamond, I will just point two things out to illustrate my comment:
. In the HTC, the phone understood that you were going to use it when you pulled out the stylus and automatically unlocked the phone and turned on the screen. The Nokia 5800 does not do that.
. In the HTC, the front facing camera was used as both a proximity sensor (to turn off the screen when the phone was close to your face during a call) and as a light sensor to automatically adjust the brightness of the screen.
I am a big fan of the windows interface, but I am willing to give this a try, and I am committed to stick to it, so in a few weeks I will probably like this phone more than I like it now. Right now though, I still miss my HTC Diamond.