Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Good basic touchscreen phone
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Member Name: RLB2
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Advantages: Plenty of neat features, good touch-screen and a robust phone
Disadvantages: Because it's an entry level phone it doesn't have all the glitz and glam of the iPhones and HTCs
I got this mobile when I upgraded my contract 18 months ago, I chose it because it was a decent looking touchscreen phone that was included with my contract.
When it arrived it was very easy to set up and wherever there was anything I was unsure about there were video pre-installed on the memory card to walk me through the bits I was unsure about. It came with the usual mobile kit, charger, an 8GB memory card, a wand for the touch screen and a hands-free kit that is actually very good quality. Plus all the usual bumf that comes with a new phone.
The touchscreen is easy and simple to use, the buttons are a decent size and the recognition is good. It comes with a wand, which prevents you from getting finger marks all over the screen, but it can be used just as easily with your fingertips. The screen twists from portrait to landscape when you tilt the phone to the left, which is good if you are watching videos or looking through photos and if you are writing a particularly long text.
In terms of dialling people it has voice recognition for speed dial, which seems to work really well and if you are using the hands free it's really useful. The speaker is clear and you can adjust the volume easily enough.
Also being a Nokia you can use the Ovi store to download games and apps which range from free to as much as you want to spend. You can also use OviMaps, which allows a limited amount of satnav type maps for free and then you have to pay I presume.
All in all this phone has lots of neat little features for such a basic model, however it is nothing like an iPhone or a blackberry, but if you're not bothered about the label this shouldn't matter. Being a Nokia it is also pretty robust (I consider Nokia's to be the Volvo's of the phone world) as I have dropped it several times and it still works fine. If you're not bothered about having an iPhone but you want something that is a touch screen that has a few apps and games go for this model.
Summary: A good entry level touch screen phone with plenty of apps and features that is robust!
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