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Not that much I'm afraid; too many bugs, and the resistive screen really needs some hammering with your nails to register a click.
Build itself is really toy-ish, plastic-ish, and bulky - at the same price range, many
nokias are pure class, this one looks targetted for kids.
Plector is barely of any use. GPS slow, only works in plain open areas.
Then, the 360x640 definition is cool, sound not bad, standard headphone plug anice feature, and 8gigs of storage is quite OK.
And I love the "turn it upside down to silence while ringing" feature. That one's cooool.
But then again, too many software issues; just watch the forums.
I love the range of things that it can do but don't like the fact that it doesn't do many of them very well. The clunky diary and contacts features are well known. The calendar is just awful. And surely it can't be too difficult to allow users to arrange contacts by firm / organisation or to provide a search function that searches every element of an entry? I use the the mp3 player mostly to listen to downloaded podcasts and can't understand why I can't bookmark my position on the playback to resume listening later. Any why can't I pick whoch folder I want to use for the shuffle feature? Oh, and can we have a decent calculator with scientific and financial functions please.
You will spot that these are all relatively minor points and that is the odd thing. How difficult would it be to add in these minor capabilities from the outset? I actually don't mind paying for additional software but there doesn't seem to be much that is any good. I use handy for a diary now but that (like all of the other diary programmes which I have tried on s60) isn't a patch on Palm apps.
I'm very happy with mine. It does all that i want it to and more.
The only minor grumble I have is the small case gap at the top right hand side, but it doesn't affect the operation of the handset at all.
I've ditched my iPod touch and use the 5800 for all my music and mobile video playback now. I only use the iPod in the home AV setup I have.
There will always be little hardware design or software features that we would like. Some that spring to mind would be
-A customisable homescreen similar to the N97 (we probably won't get that as Nokia rightly want you to pay more for that sort of user interface experience)
-Faster video centre UI (I believe this may have been implemented in v30, but my network ahven't released that firmware yet )
Overall the 5800 is a great compact smartphone that allows me to do all my calls, texts, emails, music, videos and web browsing with out carrying seperate devices for all these functions.
Actually I love this phone and like it very much.
Because this phone is Nokia made. I like Nokia very much even though many people says that Nokia is worst than other brands like Sony Ericsson, Samsung, LG, or iPhone. I've never plan to move to other brand other than Nokia.
Secondly, this Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone is very complete mobile phone that comes with GPS/A-GPS, Wi-Fi, 3G connectivity, stereo surround sound speakers, affordable price, TV-out capabilities, good picture quality, and most of all is because it is being the first S60 device with a touchscreen except it doesn't come with a TV tuner like what we had on Nokia N96, FM transmitter, and no compass like the Nokia N97, but that doesn't matter.
I really like the sound quality of this phone. The sound is, I think, the most powerful compared to the other Nokia devices.
Much people criticise this phone due to plastic-ish body. I prefer using a phone that built using a plastic but this doesn't matter to me.
But the bad things about this phone is that it comes with too many bugs (for me) and this phone is working a bit slower. I don't know why but maybe it's because this latest S60 operating system is still immature and needs improvement.
Secondly, the homescreen. I don't really need the kinetic scrolling on my device for now but I wish that the homescreen would be better than what we had now. The 5530 have a nice homescreen but I'm still not prefer that 5530 XpressMusic. It comes only with Wi-Fi connectivity and better homescreen. I think it's not worth for me to sacrifice this phone (5800 XpressMusic) just for a better homescreen in Nokia 5530XM.
But we should not blame Nokia for that. This phone is just the beginning and many to come in the future. We'll see what's new in the next touchscreen mobile devices from Nokia.
Thirdly, the calendar and the calculator can be better. I think that Nokia S40 phones comes with a better calendar and calculator.
Also, the battery is one of the issue here. This phone is "power hungry'. Mine wouldn't last for more than 2 days. Sometimes it takes less than 24 hours for this phone to drain the battery when using a music player (especially when playing the music out loud using a stereo loudspeaker).
Everything is work well with my 5800 XpressMusic phone now except for a failure to restart normally sometime after updating to firmware v30.0.011. Hopefully in the next firmware this problem will be fixd.
Also hopefully in the future the N-Gage service will be available for this type of devices. We know that playing games using only a touchscreen is very hard.
For those who is a very big fans of Nokia, keep supporting Nokia and for those who might think that Nokia is not best suit you, stop using Nokia phone.
***Sorry for my bad English.
i have a problem with my music player did anyone face this kind of problem? all the music that i had on still exists on the memory card but not on the music player and even if i refresh the library i dont get any results... i was thinking about going for a factory setting but when i do so does it take out all the applications i have on my phone cause i have a lot and it would be sad to lose them all...
help would be much appreciated,
Yes, it has been a great phone over the last 16 months. Early Firmware was buggy...but Nokia has stood by FW development with something like 11 updates! Really well done and quite stable over the last 6 updates. Great value for the money...good reception and call quality, decent battery, great sound, wifi, Bluetooth, GPS with free turn by turn navigation, podcasting, and video calling features. Plenty of APPS with OVI services getting better and better all the time. I bought a Otterbox commuter case, which really changed the feel of the phone for the better in my hand. The case made it more solid in the hand and without any sounds from plastic flexing. NOW, IF YOU ONLY LET US LOYAL and EARLY ADOPTERS GET WIDGETS AND DYNMAIC RAM PAGING ON OUR 5800's...that would be so nice. Still, it will remain my trusty backup once I get my hands on the N8. :-)