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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Member Name: xxBeccaxx
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Advantages: Easy to use, good camera, good music feature
Disadvantages: screen scratches easily
I got the Nokia 5800 Xpress Music as part of my contract.
I love the feeling you get when you open up the box and a new shiny phone stares up at you just longing to be played with and explored!
Included in the box is the sim, phone, charger, stylus and a spare, PC cable and a TV output cable. I think there may also have been a software disk...if not the PC software can be downloaded from their website. Lastly there is the user manual that most people toss to the side without taking a second glance at.
The phone itself is black with 3 buttons on the front which are lit up green on the left, red on the right and white in the middle (the menu button). On the left hand side is where the memory card and sim card are inserted. They are a bit tricky and I would advise looking at the manual how to do it properly else it could break. On the right is the screen lock button slid down to either lock or unlock the phone as well as the camera button which you can hold to access the camera immediately or take a picture whilst in this mode. Your volume buttons are also located on the right hand side.
On the back the camera (a 3.2mp) is visable. At the bottom left hand side is where the stylus is located and niftily inserts into the case which holds the battery in place.
The top has the flap which is lifted to insert the PC cable in as well as the earphone port and the charging point and switch off/on button.
Upon switching the phone on their is a settings wizard which helps you to set the time, date etc.
It does take a bit of time getting used to the touch screen setting if your not used to it. The stylus is handy for tounching smaller items and icons or whilst using the internet browsing feature. Anything else I tend to just use my fingers.
On the main screen you have the time, date, signal strength, battery level, contacts and keypad icons. You can set the wallpaper to a picture of your choice. Any other icons such as the alarm, wi-fi connected and new message or missed call are located at the top of the phone as well.
When you enter the main menu which can either be icons or a list, is the calander, contacts, log, internet, messaging, gallery, ovi store, music, maps, settings, help and applications icons.
Each icon tkes you to a different part and setting of the phone. There are lots of features available both free and costing from the ovi store such as games and wallpapers.
The calander can hold notes and important dates as well as reminders for events.
All your contacts are stored in alphabetical order but if you type a letter all the contacts under that letter will appear. All contacts can be applied a different ringtone and caller picture.
The log stores all dialled, recieved and missed calls. These can be quickly accessed by pressing the green button on the front.
In the internet browser your history and saved pages are visable. I found that the internet browser exited a lot and so I downloaded opera mini and Skyfire to allow me to post on forums but there are lots of browsers out there for this phone all tailored to certain needs but unfortunately not one which includes everything you could want.
In messaging your messages are stored in separate menus for inbox, outbox, sent etc.
The gallery holds all pictures, videos and music and are all put into small icons allowing you to choose if you want to view full screen or in a slideshow which is a good feature if you have over a 1000 pictures like me!
The music icon is where youcan switch any tracks you might have stored in there and also use other features like internet or messaging at the same time without having to do things one at a time.
Maps is an application which is basically a sat nav. It's a bit hit and miss I have found, it can work but then it tells you that you're not on a road when you are! However a good feature if it had to be used regularly although be aware that you will connect to the internet to use it.
Settings holds all your time, date, ringtone and various other settings to customise your phone to how you would like it to work/look.
Help has the settings wizard to show you features etc. I have never used it though so can't really comment on it.
Applications holds all your games, alternative internet browsers clock, calculator, file manager, converter, recorder, real player, location, notes, camera, video centre, BBC iplayer, dictionary and anything that you have installed such as youtube, Adobe reader etc.
As the phone is an S60 model there are literally hundreds of additional downloads that are tailored to what you need. It is a bit like having a pocket PC but not quite as good!!
The only problem I have had with this phone is the screen scratches so easily although it is pretty durable, my 20month old has dropped and thrown his phone about and it is still in one piece which says something!!!
I would recommend this phone although be aware that as soon as you get it you'll se another one that you want!
Summary: A brilliant little phone all round.
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