Nokia 5800

My first ever touch experience, the new Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is a device that allows carrying your world with you. When Nokia launched the phone in November 2008, it was touted to be a ‘Touch Revolution’ as it was one of the most hyped and initial touch screen phones launched by Nokia. And as far as my opinion is concerned, it has turned out to be a real pleasurable experience.

This 100gm (approx.) gadget is 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm (83 cc) with 3.2 inches wide touch screen, which is its most amazing quality. The wide touch screen is user-friendly and an absolute delight to use. Though the Home Screen can accommodate a maximum of four shortcuts only, it’s not much of a problem. Along with on-screen keypad, the phone has a feature for handwriting recognition (though not very successful every time) that allows the user to write the message/number itself. The ‘Auto-Rotate Display’ is a great function as while watching pictures and videos, one doesn’t has to change the portrait-landscape settings time and again.

The phone has an excellent sound quality with Stereo Speakers and a 3.5 mm audio jack. Since the memory too is ample, one can eventually carry oodles of great music on this phone.

The Carl Zeiss 3.2 mega pixel camera has an auto-focus and LED flash. Despite such tempting features, the camera is the biggest disappointment of this phone as all the pictures clicked in slightly dim light are blurred and grainy. Also, the phone has an unusual shortcoming that the secondary camera cannot be used for a purpose other than placing a Video Call.

The phone supports .sis, .jar and .dcf formats and thus allows the user to accommodate a whole new world of touch applications. The whole lot of interesting applications available for the phone also make it an interesting pastime to fiddle with.

Using Wi-Fi on the wide screen of this phone is again a delightful experience. Cherry on the cake is that the WAP 2.0/xHTML browser is smooth and does not hang.

The phone has a Standard battery [Li-Ion 1320 mAh(BL-5J)] that allows upto 8 hours of talking and/or 35 hours of music playing.

All in all, owning Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is an absolute pleasure and the phone obviously stands out. If you’re kind of multimedia-freak like listening music, browsing nets or watching videos, 5800 should be closer to your choice.

Garima Obrah

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