Excerpt: Viewranger mapping software can be added to any mobile phone with a built-in internal GPS receiver or that has a Bluetooth GPS receiver connected. The result is that the Viewranger software provides OS digital mapping on the screen of the phone with the addition of a fully featured navigation...
Conclusion: If we have to compare the 5800 with the other S60 phones, it should be placed somewhere in the middle. It’s clumsy and doesn’t offer anything more, in spite of the large touch screen.
Pros: Good balance between weight and dimensions, 3.2-inch widescreen display with high resolution, The sound from the loudspeakers, headphones and during a call is really high-quality, A good browser and flawlessly working GPS, An affordable price, Long battery life
Cons: It feels cheap and fragile, The display is almost unusable when exposed to direct sunlight, Suffers from software and performance issues, The accelerometer is too sensitive
Summary: Thanks to Apple’s acclaimed iPhone , pretty much all new smartphones introduced this holiday season are turning to touchscreen technology as a design necessity. Realizing this trend, Nokia has entered the fray with its first yet impressive offering in the 5800 XpressMusic.
Excerpt: T he Nokia 5800 is often thought to be the first Nokia touchscreen mobile phone. However, in 2003 the Finnish company already launched the Nokia 7710 with a large touchscreen, and since then, no new models were added.
Excerpt: The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is the Finnish company's first touch-enabled phone, and along with its touch technology come the inevitable comparisons with Cupertino's finest. And here they are: the Nokia model has a better camera, (3.2 megapixels with a dual-LED flash and Carl Zeiss lens), is lighter...
Can Nokia's 5800 XpressMusic -- its first touch screen mobile phone -- shape up as an iPhone 3G killer?
Good Gear Guide.au
1 January 2010
Summary: Nokia's first touch-screen mobile phone, the 5800 XpressMusic is not an iPhone killer but it’s provides a solid building block as Nokia moves into this space. This smartphone packs in plenty of features, but it falls short in terms of usability due to the resistive touch screen and an unorthodox...
Pros: Responsive software, intuitive user interface, HSDPA-capable, Wi-Fi and GPS, included 8GB microSD card, 3.5mm headphone jack
Cons: Touch input is not consistent, resistive touch screen requires a firm press, text messaging takes some time to grasp, display is poor in sunlit environments