Written on: 07/02/2011
Don't buy this phone. DO NOT.
This phone advertises cool things such as handwriting texts .etc. Really it lacks the basics. The only thing I like about it is the camera.
Otherwise it is a disaster. Touch screen is awful - I have to calibrate it basically every day. They offer you 4 different ways to write a text, and yet I have to use an alpha numeric keypad (like a normal phone). The others take ages. The light flashes telling me I have a missed call/message when I don't.
Worst of all, it... (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2011
The stylus on this phone falls out after being used a dozen times, because of wear to the internal clip. The stylus hole is on the bottom edge of the phone, so the stylus then falls out. Since the wear is to the phone's innards rather than the stylus, buying a new stylus won't help.
The wrist strap is anchored to a concealed hook inside the phone. The hook is very weak, meaning that the slightest stress leaves you with a broken hook and intact wrist strap.
Every couple of months the email... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2010 by tinam1 (1 review written)
I had my nokia 5800 XpressMusic for six months when out of the blue my screen would start to go blurry every time I unlocked my phone. I asked around and found other people who have experienced the same problem with this phone, it not something you would expect to happen with a modern phone. The 5800 does have some good qualities though, like an excellent music player downside is when you purchase songs from nokia ovi store you cannot use them as your ringtones, why I have no idea. It looks... (read more)
Written on: 17/09/2010
Had a 5800 for 15 months with no problems. Great for music, and camera and video camera great as well. Now have the X6 but my partner is using the same 5800 with no problem. A great phone that is still better now than many others event though it has been around a while. (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2010 by jjav (8 reviews written)
Very Good to Very Bad
Basic features are excellent and if those are all you use, you will like the phone, its a reasonable size with good battery life.Camera & video = very goodMusic player = very goodInternet = good but you may experience connectivity problemsBluetooth = connectivity problems & and the worst thing is that Nokia cant help you and they dont admit to problems, very poor service.Updates & bug fixes from Nokia = lenghthy, taking months with no guarantee of fixes.Touchscreen =... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010 by Ash Margrove (3 reviews written)
The nokia 5800 express music is a great phone for people who will use it for music or watching video. I say this because its not a great phone to get a long with. It looks very stylish but feel really cheap. There have been some cases were people lose there stylus due to poor plastic quality. The system its self is really buggy. But nokia are bringing out updates to keep it functioning properly. I'm updated to the latest firmware (50.xxxx) And it has fixed a few known bugs and added Kinetic... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010
I can honestly say this is the worst piece of junk I have ever had the misfortune to own as a phone. Within a couple of months of ownership the screen would go fuzzy to the point that eventually the screen disappeared. I would have to lightly press the off switch and the side button to get it to re appear before eventually losing it permanently. I binned it and bought a £10 phone from Tescos to last me until my contract allowed me a new upgrade. (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010
Now coming to end of 18 month contract. This has been the most unreliable phone I've ever owned. The software often crashes especially after using the navigation system. So much so that I've had to take the battery out & leave it for a while after 8-10 attempts to get the phone to start up again. If you've got loads of names in contact list the touch screen is either too responsive or not responsive enough and takes ages to retrieve the contact. There are lots of features to this phone but... (read more)
Written on: 19/04/2010
awesome touch screen and music player and i love the wlan.camera is ok and battery life goes on forever.iv had it for 3 months and am loving it!! (read more)
Written on: 28/03/2010
It is a good phone. Faster software. Good applicatioms to download. easy web browsing. But camera is not goog at night time. Ultimate camera under natural light. Mark several option is there but yet to be improved. Finally one can buy dis phone without thinking. I am happy with it. (read more)
Written on: 15/03/2010 by shadyforever45 (2 reviews written)
for me,this is the best phone i ever had!in 5800,u have camera,video and internet access!what i love most about it is when you are using it as a web browser u just nid to click what u want to click unlike using other phones u will get bored pin pointing what you want to click by using nav.keys! You can also view it in a full screen view as if you are browsing your pc! The only problem is the stock memory card that comes in the package when u buy it is always corrupted!u stil nid to go to... (read more)
Written on: 13/03/2010 by stillshady47 (3 reviews written)
i bought this phone last December 2009, I'm very disappointed to this phone, i already repair it three times within the month of January 2010, first is the unresponsive of touch features, then the camera is not working and lastly the 8gb sd card was corrupted and they replace it after more than 2 weeks here at Nokia Alabang(atc) in Philippines. all cases where brought at the same Nokia Center. now nokia maps is not working and always " general system error" appear. also i noticed that there... (read more)
Written on: 12/03/2010 by gewizz2 (3 reviews written)
well!!! i thought i loved my new 5800 but i hav totally lost my patience!!
i liked it organized but wen it seemed to hav a alien virus i had to hard reset it and now basically im thinking of giving it to my lil brother coz this phone has gave me headaches! nokia wind me up! why cant they make it make sense? its all so bad i cant believe it isnt a joke! u will get 15 things stored on ur pc like [ovistore] ovimusic] etc and its all so slow and basically its a load of rubbish! theres alot i... (read more)
Written on: 01/03/2010 by prudent buyer (7 reviews written)
Marginal enjoyment from this one. The touch display was faulty out of the box and therefore rendered the phone useless when needing the on screen dialer to navigate through caller menu's.
Nokia also declined to point out that the once FREE GPS mapping and voice directions from Route66 had been replaced with a £6 per month offering from Nokia.
Why anyone would want to pay £6 for what is mostly available elsewhere for free I have no idea.
Let's hope that Nokia learn a hard lesson from this... (read more)
Written on: 14/02/2010 by naeemazam (5 reviews written)
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is my favourite mobile available today i have used it and i simply love it its sound quality is good its body is good and most importantly its performance is awesome. (read more)
Written on: 28/01/2010
Very good phone. I have had the 5800 for about 5 months and it has proved to be very reliable, has a good battery life and easy to use. I upgraded from a Nokia N70 which I had had for over two years and I just wanted to update. The camera is very good and the external speakers are amazing for a phone like this. Ovi is still fairly new and nowhere near as good as the app store on the iphone but it will improve as more people start to use it. All standard functions work very well and being... (read more)