The new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music Tube is Nokia’s answer to Apple’s iPhone. With it’s sleek look and design its going to give iPhone 3G a good competition ahead.
The Nokia 5800 is the first device running of symbian series60 5th edition. The main advantage of this latest OS is its touchscreen support. The device is mainly aimed for people who love multimedia to the highest level on the go.
The 3.2 inch display with resolution of 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) supporting up to 16 million colors is crisp enough to give the user a better experience. Brightness is also good which makes the display visible id direct sunlight. The built in 3D Image Engine takes the mobile gaming to the next level.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
The Touch Screen user interface is fully optimized for single hand operation and supported by three buttons at the bottom of the screen. That includes Call Accept, Call Reject and Menu. The Power Key is at the top of the handset and the camera and volume keys are on the right edge like other new Nokia Handsets.
Music quality is pretty good, I bet Nokia researched a lot to improve this. Theres no noticeable distortion of sound quality on maximum volume out in both headset and loudspeaker. The phone supports mp3, SpMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA music formats. The signal reception on built in FM tuner is also good which makes it truly Xpress Music. The 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector allows you to use your favorite headset to listen to music.
You can take decent quality pictures (2048 x 1536 pixels maximum) and videos (MP4 and 3GP) with its 3.2 MegaPixel Camera sensor. Carl Zeiss Optics lenses with Autofocus and Duel LED flash captures decent quality pictures even at low light conditions.
The phone is truly connected with GPS, CSD, HSCSD, 3G and EDGE (GPRS Packet Data). MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) and TCP/IP is also available. PC Connectivity is possible trough Mini USB port, Bluetooth 2.0 and WiFi. A TV output post is also available.
The phone has a 81MB dynamic user memory sharing with contacts, messages, PIM informations and Gallery. The Memory can be expandable to 16GB with MicroSD Memory Sticks. The supplied 8GB Nokia MU-43 MicroSD HC memory card saves you some money though.
Battery life is very good, With its supplied BL-5J battary (1350 mA) you can listen up to 35 hours of music or capture 3.6 hours of high quality video. Stand by time in GSM is about 400 hours and talktime is about 8 hours.