Review: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Preview - Part 2: Multimedia
All About Symbian
19 July 2014
Summary: In part two of our in-depth Nokia 5800 XpressMusic preview Rafe looks at multimedia capabilities of the phone. In part 1 of the review I covered the 5800's hardware / design and touch implementation .
Excerpt: After along wait to officially release in Canada, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is finally available and can definitely rank up there as one of their best devices to date. Other standout devices have there place such as the Nokia E71 for an all around Smartphone, plus the Nokia N95 8GB for gaming. But the 5800 rocks for music and adds some needed touchscreen flare.
Excerpt: The Much Music Video Awards are in full swing this weekend and Nokia also held a sneak peek for the upcoming Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. I got to handle this for a few minutes and work my way though it. First, it feels really great in the hand and has this beveled look to it that screams to be held. Next, this is meant to crank out your music as the speakers are impressive. The 5800 has a 3.2 inch touchscreen and is incredibly easy to navigate your way around.
Summary: As one of the more affordably priced handsets from the company, the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition is a good value, offering road warriors a midlevel device with decent navigation skills and the freedom of an unlocked phone.
Cons: Route recalculations are slow and positioning was frequently off by at least half a block. User interface is a bit confusing at first.
Conclusion: Want a touchscreen handset for music and movies but can’t be arsed with the whole iPhone hassle? The 5800 is ca racking phone at a sensible price – and could become unmissable once its new S60 software gets some decent apps.
Pros: It’s narrower, lighter and cheaper than an iPhone, has memory cards so you’re not stuck with the on-board storage and a sharper 3.2-inch touchscreen that’s made for nimble Euro fingers rather American sausage digits. The 5800’s new S60 software is faster than ever, with a built-in HSDPA browser that can surf Flash websites and a media player that handle AAC, Windows Media and H.264 files. The 3.2MP snapper kicks sand in the face of the iPhone’s paltry 2MP camera and e...
Cons: Virtually nothing, although browsing and navigation isn’t as baby-oil smooth as the iPhone. The 5800 is the first S60 5th edition handset so it’s early days for apps right now.
Pros: WebKit blows out of the park on Wi-Fi, Ovi Maps is on par with the competition, Can be used on AT&T and T-Mobile, Front-facing camera, despite grainy, is welcomed
Cons: Underpowered; overpriced, Out-of-date by today’s standards, Resistive touchscreens are always troublesome — especially with a stylus, No micro-USB charging is a no-no, Nokia and competitors have superior phones compared to the 5800, Grainy 3.2 megapixel camera
Review: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic - An Alternative Review
All About Symbian
9 January 2010
Summary: You'll have already seen Rafe's exhaustive review of the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, the first S60 5th Edition phone: Intro and Hardware , Multimedia , Software and Compatibility . In this review feature, Steve Litchfield gives his own slant on the device. Armed with production (9th Dec 2008) firmware, he critiques the 5800 XpressMusic from various standpoints.