Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Best Phone Ever
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Advantages: Too many to mention
Disadvantages: Camera isnt the best, thats about it
I had my eye on the Nokia 5800 for a few months before it was released. I thought it was too good to be true; a high spec touchscreen Nokia priced under £250 sim free. Once it was eventually released I simply couldnt believe it! I quickly rushed out and purchased it a couple of days after release (Carphone Warehouse o2 Handset for £210). Its the best phone I've ever had and I'm still shocked at how good it is. Theres so many features that I havnt used so I'll just go through everything I have used:
General Use: The screen is very responsive and the menus are intuitive and simple to use. The haptic feedback really improves usability too (it phone slightly vibrates whenever you select things, difficult to explain but very useful). Turning it on its side quickly filips the display over for a brilliant landscape view.
Build Quality: Solid quality feel with the exception of a slight creak on the back plastic plate, something which all Nokias seem to have.
Calling: Call quality is excellent, and the onsceen dialler and options are comfortable and easy to use.
Texting: The full size QWERTY keyboard makes this phone the best texter ever. I though a touchscreen keyboard would be extremely awkward to use but I was completely wrong. I can text almost as fast as I type and its actually a joy to do compared to using a horrible number pad.
Surfing: The 3g surfing is brilliant, and the browser is pretty good. Theres many zoom options to get the most out of the screen, and I find myself using it over my netbook quite alot. The Wifi is also handy if you are in a hotspot.
Camera: Takes fairly decent pictures in well lit environments, very poor in darkened places though in my opinion. The LED flash is basically useless as its not strong enough to light anything.
GPS: Brilliant, came in very handy when I was recently on a trip to London. It helped me find my hotel and a few other places with ease when I was on foot. The Nokia Maps app is very good and responsive.
Games & Apps: The built in games are mediocre, but I downloaded a couple of games from the Nokia App centre and they are very good. There are also a number of free applications around the net which are brilliant (I use a torrent client on mine very effectively). Check out www.tube5800.com for some of the best premium and free apps and games. The phone is very responsive and robust with these third party apps.
Music Player: The music player is pretty good and reminds me of Windows Media Player. The app will scan your phone and import all music tracks into a well organized library. Sound quality is better than iPod, and is very accessible with the 3.5mm headphone jack on the phone.
All round I am hugely impressed with this phone and would not trade it for a Nokia N96 (which currently retails sim free for around £500).
Summary: Easily the best phone on the market, iPhone Killer!
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