Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Member Name: joey92
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Date: 21/06/12, updated on 21/06/12 (12 review reads)
Advantages: Portable, good battery life, does the essentials well, 3G internet included, size ideal.
Disadvantages: Slow loading of internet pages, not so great camera.
Downgrading from an iPhone to this wasn't so bad as you might think. Originally having an iPhone 3g, I had to lend my mom the iPhone and make do with my Dad's old Nokia Xpress Music. I have had many Nokias in the past and have always loved them, including my *first ever mobile* at the age of 11! In fact if I were to buy a new phone now I would probably go for a Nokia smartphone and get very excited about it!
I can imagine that when it first came out it was the cutting edge, as the features retain some of their original value. The 3G internet works a treat so you can browse on there, albeit it takes a while to load larger pages. I generally use the 3G for the odd Google search, checking my Facebook, checking my Hotmail and browsing the BBC news site (very slooowly when I don't have an alternative internet device such as my computer at work for instance!).
--What I use it for--
Making calls, sending texts, checking voicemail, sending photo messages, checking emails and social media, Google searching, checking the BBC news, making notes to myself.
It's a touchscreen design, with a button at the side to turn the screen on and off (I love this feature as it saves battery), a 3.2 megapixel camera and a front camera, 3G internet and a music library to highlight the main features.
The phone is small enough to fit nicely into the palm of your hand, and doesn't have the large screens of the newest smartphone models. I prefer this portability in a mobile as it will fit in any handbag and clutch, pocket and compartment. The home screen and the menu are quite appealing, with large icons on the menu to display the applications and a background featuring your favourite contacts on the homepage.
The 3.2 megapixel camera is not bad for sharing a pic of something with your friends via MMS, but is inadequate for a good quality picture. The front camera isn't so good and I don't think you could use Skype with the phone as anything except videos taken by the phone won't actually work on the device.
For a music phone, the music features should be flawless. The issue I have with the music feature is that once you quit the music application, the music stops even if you didn't press pause! So you can really only listen to music without multi tasking and using other features of the phone simultaneously. I tend to take my iPod with me for journeys as my main music device.
Despite applications such as iPlayer being available on the phone, the 3G internet and the processing capability are insufficient to allow streaming.
--How does it feel to use overall--
Easy to use, too slow for most internet jobs except the most basic, smart Nokia features and overall great design. I like mine on silent most of the time with a gentle screen vibration when you select an application on screen. Good battery life compared to Apple products actually! Though advertised as a music phone, I use it mainly for the phone features and only listen to music on it once the battery has run out on the iPod.
Summary: Wouldn't change this phone for the world now as I love it. Not of the smartphone standard, but a fantastic mobile device.
Summary: Love this phone!
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