Product Type: Nokia mobile phones
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One of the best first touch screen phones available
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Member Name: Leccles
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Advantages: Un-beatable battery life, fast, good internet browsing
Disadvantages: Screen can sometimes be ever so slightly unresponsive without the stylus
This is a phone that I love so much, it is just simply amazing, and here's why!
I'll start with my favourite part about the phone, which is the battery! It could go a lifetime without needing to be charged. This phone was my 'Festival' phone, so when ever I would go to a music festival I'd take it with me, I'd make calls to my friends to find out where they are, I would text people, then to top all that off I would even play the terrible games it has to offer! I would do all that for the length of the festival, usually 3 days. By the end of the festival when my friends had either gone through multiple different phones or batteries, I'd be sitting there still chatting away and texting people with my phone. The battery life on the Nokia Xpress music is unbeaten by none in my experience!
The display is very nice, it is crisp and responds very well when used in conjunction with the stylus. The only downside I will mention is that without the stylus, it sometimes is quite annoying to use the screen. Although if you are female or maybe even male with slightly long nails you wont have a problem. Unlike modern touch screen that detects the likelihood of it being a human finger and then reacting to it, it uses a point system, so anything can be used on the screen of this phone.
At the time that I used it, the applications were all quite useless apart from the call/text/music system, but back then thats all phones were used for, hardly anyone had a phone capable of decent internet browsing! Or were they? This nokia came with an application I decided to check out called the Ovi Store, so I looked on this application and I found out it had some useful applications for download. The most useful was the new in phone web browser Opera! which made browsing the web so easy and quick even on just a mobile network! I'd constantly find myself using internet on my phone, even though my contract included 500MB of internet data, I never used it because the in phone browser is quite terrible!
Lastly the keyboard is the last feature I'll talk about. I loved it! Simple as that really. The keyboard could be your typical number pad with each letter associated to a number. However if you prefer a qwerty keyboard then don't fret, because you can have one! Just select it from the options and it is done. The keys were easy to use and even when I had lost the stylus I found no trouble hitting the keys when I had slightly longer nails. Then there was another keyboard feature. A mini onscreen qwerty keyboard, now this smaller fully qwerty keyboard I tested out but found no real use for it, as for it to be effective you need to use the stylus, and when using a stylus I find that I can't type as fast as I would like to.
So as always this is the end of my review, its based mostly on the unique selling points that attract me to the phone, if you were looking for a technical review I'm sorry but it's not here!
Thanks! Have a good day.
Summary: A great phone for being out and about, will last for days without charge!
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