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The Nokia XpressMusic is ideal for my mobile internet browsing
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Member Name: MelanieLH
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Advantages: Good screen, wi-fi and G3.5, browser supports flash player, web easy to navigate
Disadvantages: camera quality, the clock time keeping
My mobile phone contract expired in June 2009 and I was looking to upgrade to a touch screen one because I wanted to be able to use the internet on the go. I read through a lot of descriptions of different phones and their features before coming across the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. It seemed ideal for my needs, with a nice clear, decent sized screen and uses wi-fi, G3.5 wireless technologies. Its browser also supports Flash which means I can play videos from youtube and other sites. You can navigate the screens with your fingertip, stylus or plectrum, I personally prefer the stylus as its very accurate and I can click on small links without having to zoom the screen. The screen has automatic rotation, so if you turn your screen from upright to length ways the display will rotate to match this. Personally I prefer using the screen upright, however the option to view lengthways I find useful for watching videos.
I find writing text very easy on the phone, you can use an alphanumeric keypad, QUERTY keyboard or handwriting recognition. I find the QUERTY keyboard very easy to use with the stylus, however if using fingertips it can be tricky so alphanumeric would then be the best option, I have not tried using the handwriting recognition.
The phone has a music player, FM radio and GPS, however I have not used any of these features.
The mobile has a 3.2 mega pixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lense, auto focus and a double LED flash. Im disappointed with the camera as I expected the Carl Zeiss lenses to make it really good, however I find the pictures are grainy and pretty low quality compared to my 3MP digital snapper. You can also film video with the camera at 30 frames per second but it is not something I have used.
The phone comes with stereo headphones, 8GM memory card, the stylus and all the cables you need.
I have had the phone now and its pretty stable, having only frozen twice in a period of six months.
The only real problem Ive had with it is the clock. When I first got the phone if I switched it off it did not retain the time and would have to set it again on switching it on. They replaced the phone for me but even this one does not keep the time too well, losing a few minutes every week.
Summary: The Nokia XpressMusic is ideal for my mobile internet browsing
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