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Nokia 5800 T-Mobile / Pre-Pay / Pay As You Go / Touch Screen Mobile Phone / Chrome

Released on 12 June 2009

Manufacturer: Nokia

4.0 out of 5 (12 customer reviews) | Write a review

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The 5800 XpressMusic is Nokia's first ever touch screen phone.

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is the one to watch:
Immerse yourself in entertainment with high quality video. The 5800 XpressMusic is a multimedia computer truly optimized for video and TV. With a large 3.2 inch screen, up to 16GB of memory and support for high quality videos in a wide range of formats, this is the perfect handset for music fanatics and video users.


Series 60 System:
Using the Sseries 60 operating system, Nokia has created four slots for contacts so the user can quickly make calls and send messages to their most important contacts and also provide a feed from updates of social network accounts such as Facebook. Nokia has also introduced a media bar giving users immediate access to music, video, photos and the web.

Download on the move:
Download the latest music direct to your phone using the Nokia Music store. The Nokia Music Store takes discovering, buying and downloading music to new levels. Browse, find, stream and download millions of tracks in the Nokia Music Store on your PC. Purchase new music over the air, using Wi-Fi or your 3G connection right on your device. Use the Nokia Video Centre to find more videos to download from sites such as Youtube, Reuters, Jamster and Sony Pictures.

TV and Video:
The 5800 XpressMusic supports video formats including MPEG4, windows media video and flash video, making favourite videos easy to view. Transferring and accessing videos is even faster with the high-speed USB 2.0 connection, WLAN and HSDPA support. The 5800 XpressMusic has an expandable memory for upto 16GB of which can store up to 40 hours of video content. An 8GB MicroSD card is included with the Handset.


Maps, music, video and more are all just a touch away.

Nokia Maps:
Nokia Maps Brings the world to your 5800 XpressMusic. See maps for over 150 countries and search for addresses, points of interest, or landmarks around the globe. Go deeper and find addresses, phone numbers and other details for available destinations, and let the 5800 plan your journey from A to B.

Carl Zeiss Optics:
Carl Zeiss is a world leader in high quality camera lenses. These state of the art Carl Zeiss Optics are featured in the 5800 XpressMusic, ensuring the best possible photo and video quality.

Nokia Web Browser:
View web pages as they were originally intended. With a single key press Nokia Web browser with Mini Map lets you zoom out to a full screen view of the entire web page. Find the section you want and then zoom in to the content you want. The text instantly adjusts to the size of your screen. the web browser also keeps a history of your browsing so you can quickly get back to where you started.

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Main Features:

  • 3.15 Megapixel camera
  • 3.2" touchscreen
  • Secondary videocall camera
  • Symbian OS v9.4, Series 60 rel. 5
  • Messaging: SMS, MMS, Email, Instant Messaging
  • Browser: WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML, RSS feeds
  • Games: Java games downloadable
  • 3G / Bluetooth / WLAN / GPS enabled
  • Handwriting recognition
  • microSD card slot (TransFlash), up to 16GB (8GB included)
  • Internal memory: 81 MB
  • Storage memory: 128 MB
  • Processor: ARM 11 369 MHz CPU
  • Stereo FM radio with RDS
  • TV out
  • 3.5 mm audio output jack

customer Reviews

 Average rating (12 reviews)

 It's Decent.

| | See all GrahamM's reviews (32)

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For Nokias 1st touch screen mobile, its not bad at all. However there is room for loads of improvement.

The Good -

- Comes with an 8GB Micro SD Card for all your music.
- Contacts bar on your main background for 4 of your favorite contacts.
- A proximity sensor that turns the screen off when you make calls so your cheek doesn't press any buttons
- A standard 3.5mm headphone jack for you to plug your normal headphones into to listen to the music.
- Create and customize your own themes and profiles.
- Good selection of small applications (voice recorder, calender, calculator, converter etc).
- Works well as an MP3 player once you get all your music organised.
- Very impressed with the radio and the phones loudspeaker ability. Using two speakers on the back, its very loud!

The Bad -

- The Battery life. *sigh* Its TERRIBLE! I swear I lost one battery bar just by making a call. Surely the folks at Nokia knew they were making a phone that uses a lot of power (touch screen, mp3 player, Internet, radio, loud speaker etc etc) so why didnt they invest in a better battery

-The touch screen. If this phone is going to be your first touch screen device then you probably wont have any complaints. However, if you have an iTouch or have tried out the iPhone, you will be very disappointed. It is in no way near as responsive as the iPhone. I find myself pushing down on the screen to get what I want with the 5800, yet all it takes is a tap with the iPhone.

-The camera. This one doesn't bug me as I don't take any pictures or videos with my phone, but I can see how it would annoy some of you. The camera is capable...and nothing more. Not one thing stands out with it.

- The music synchronization software provided. Its awful. Thankfully I found out you can just use good old Windows Media Player to sync all your tunes to it.

Overall - 4 Stars. It impresses but needs some big improvements to the battery and touch screen.

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 Gorgeous phone. Not full 5 stars because of camera

| | See all SurfinSoul's reviews (5)

It's a lovely phone, I had the Nokia N95, which I loved! I thought the screen could have been brighter though, and it is on this 5800 model, much brighter, and a lot bigger! It's really good for watching videos on. Has a lovely crystal clear screen, and you can put lot's of apps on it from the ovi store, free, the music part of the phone is great, loud and clear, fit lot's of music, pictures and videos on with the standard 8GB card you get with it, it is even expandable to 16GB! The camera is not as good as the N95, it's only 3.1 megapixel, where as the n95 was 5, but the camera is still ok, if you're in bright conditions, it's my only gripe about the phone really, it should have kept the n95s 5mp camera and not gone down to 3.1mp, and the quality of the photo is no where near the n95 quality, which I miss it for! BUT all round, the Nokia 5800 is much better, the screen is bigger and so much clearer & Brighter, and it's a touch screen, easier to use internet... it's just an all round lovely phone :)

 bat problem

| | See all bigjayc's reviews (17)

ok i have read a lot off reviews regarding the bat life on this phone ,yes it is true the bat could be better from nokia . But hear is a FREE way to give your bat life 30% more life , when you get the phone and have set up your pc with the disc from nokia go to the ovi website once the disc has loded on your pc , then go to there shop and click on free stuff and down load the bat extender once it loades on your nokia you get 30 % more bat life if you dont have a pc you can still do it from your nokia, go on line go to bookmarks go down to ovi and do the same there . i have got it and my bat is just fine even after watching a 1hr & 28 min film from m nokia it only used one bar.
hope this helps you all .

 excellent and so full of things to do

| | See all wussell's reviews (8)

i have the express model on 3,ive had the phone for over 2 weeks and still have not used all the apps,there is so much you can do that it seems to be endless what you can do,the music system is great,shame about the camera but still worth every penny

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