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: 16/09/2010
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)
Written on: 28/01/2010 by digireedoo (2 reviews written)
I am a year into my 18 month contract with my 5800 on Vodafone, so feel I can speak with some authority. The phone has proved to be very reliable, with excellent battery life (typically 4-5 days between charges in light use, 2 days when the mp3 player/wireless is hammered). Bluetooth and wifi have excellent range and the standard apps are not bad, although I have added the Opera mobile beta web browser, iPlayer and a few other bits and pieces. Video playback, music functions, podcast... (read more)
Written on: 30/12/2009 by ergunsarafat (2 reviews written)
Absolutely amazing phone. Purchased on line through comparison site wecomparemobiles.co.uk.
Easy to use as with most Nokia's. The touch screen is easy to use and very accurate. The camera function gives good quality sharp images unlike the fuzzy blurred results from most other phones.
Written on: 06/11/2009
great phone. lots of apps to download from the ovi store
5/5 (read more)
Written on: 16/10/2009
Hey i have this nokia 5800 and i think it is alright if you just like music and the touch screen way. this phone does needs working on because it sometimes frezzes, and it becomes frustrating after awhile, the nokia interface is good if you like the symbian format but is a bit too dull. this phone needs better internet web browsing and needs to improve on the double tap you have to do in the menu, is annoying when you are on the go. the phone is a bit to large but i can not complain all up... (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2009 by applejamuk (3 reviews written)
had this phone for a couple a weeks. it is a decent multimedia device, camera is OK but far from brilliant, really good for music. Very strong side of this mobile is the best predictive T9 texting i ever had in my life and good clarity when it comes to calls. handles well even though is not a small phone.
wi-fi and bluetooth are simply great, UI is somewhat complicated overall, so if you are looking for easy-to-manage handset avoid this model by all means.
finally I sold it - Symbian... (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2009
it is realy classy and tres cheque, easy to use , touch screen can be by finger or stylus , the only negative thing is the camera , the video is very bad to be recorded, and the camera need enough light to capture a fair photo, if not enough light the picture soooooo bad and there is no auto correct . (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2009 by larryjordin (24 reviews written)
I think this is one of the best mobile phone release, Nokia ever made for quite some time now. The sleek design and touch screen features are good. Back light is also good enough for me.
I don't like its display while against sunlight (poor legibility). Camera is also sub par in quality. But it looks compact and has many features too. I haven't tried the OVI store for my 5800 xpress though. But I really enjoy its excellent music sounds (read more)
Written on: 12/10/2009 by beatleuk
I got the Nokia 5800 Express Music as an upgrade to my aging Nokia N80 and the fact that I could afford the £18 contract that it came with for free.
My first impressions of the phone were good and that it had a lot of features but the one thing I didn't like was being forced into Sky Sports and the obvious high internet browsing charges that would follow for streaming video to the phone. The cover keeps the screen well protected but if you dropped it the corners are exposed and you could... (read more)
Written on: 03/09/2009 by coz1873 (7 reviews written)
This is actually my 2nd review of this phone, but can't find a way to update the original....
..... I'm downgrading my review after a few months of use. It has now been back for repair twice, once for the common speaker issue and now for a cracked LCD screen. A Warning to all - NO DAMAGE TO LCD SCREENS IS COVERED BY WARRANTY. I think this is illegal so am fighting it, but at the end of the day I am very careful with my phones, there is not a scratch on it, but the screen apparently... (read more)
Written on: 24/08/2009 by puretoon (21 reviews written)
Well, after moving from a lousy Pixon back to good old Nokia, all I can do is praise this little gem-5800! Must be honest though, intially I didn't like it, but after finding the market rubbish decided to try it and WOW!
The battery life's damn good (make sure you exit out of apps) , the screen is amazing (specially after the crap Pixon!) it's neat & solid to handle, connections-web & bluetooth-are excellent, sound is good-dare not use it full vol as very loud! browsin the web is really... (read more)
Written on: 20/08/2009
I just got a Nokia 5800 XpressMusic a couple of days ago, without use, and today it fell from my hand a meter to the floor, so I had to dedicate to test everything. I am a Windows Mobile user for some time, and must say, that this one will make me change. Connectivity, music and video playback, phone quality for Europe, and ruggedness proved, its a very good choice. (read more)
Written on: 19/08/2009
Nokia 5800 - Fantastic phone with some issues.
I was very pleased to see Nokia bring out a touch screen phone, as despite being a huge Mac fan, I am a big texter & like to use the Nokia predicitive text feature. The 5800 is great for that, which was my greatest concern about it. It has loads of great features - I can go online just about anywhere, upload photos to Facebook or Ovi. I've downloaded Google maps onto, which is cool as it uses the GPS to show you your position & also plans... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2009 by craggan67 (3 reviews written)
Bought my Nokia 5800 express music phone off ebay for £180. The box hadn't been opened then got a £10 a month sim from O2 - much cheaper than buying direct off Orange. My wife's paying about £25 a month and she doesn't even have free internet access.
I am very pleased with my phone. I bought one for my wife and once I'd seen it I wanted one. I ahd a Nokia N73 before hand. It was good, but this is much better. i use the phone a lot: I use the diary because of my job, I also use the... (read more)
Written on: 31/07/2009
I am on my third handset which has just been returned to Nokia for repair. The first one had the screen replaced. On return stopped recognising the sim card. Switched on and off,it would recognise the sim card and would work for any period between 10 minutes and 10 hours before showing the same fault. This handset was replaced with another which did the same thing and then with another which did the same thing. Got a new sim from Orange but this made no difference despite the fact that the... (read more)
Written on: 28/07/2009
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a very nice looking phone, excited about getting it but it kept turning itself off.I thought it was my fault at first but soon realised it was the phone, sending it back now + dont know what to get next (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009 by Mendy Brendy (12 reviews written)
NOT RECOMMENDED! Before buying a Nokia 5800 Tube Xpress Music phone please read my review to see what a horrendous experience I have had with mine... all 4 ofthem!
Being a Nokia fan I was excited by the prospective launch of Nokia's verion of the iPhone and therefore delayed my upgrade until the 5800 was available.
I was looking forward to using touch screen technology, wi-fi capability, a quality camera and the bonus of a decent mp3 player. Within 24 hours of receiving the phone I was... (read more)
Written on: 19/07/2009 by P1J2H3 (3 reviews written)
My phone has been very reliable. Nokia release frequent updates.I have updated the firmware twice now. I've had mine since February.
I wanted a handset with a decent music player. This is very good! Great sound, convenient 3.5mm jack too. The supplied inline remote works well and has a mic which enables me to use the phone in the car.(I have a holder, charger and connect the audio to my car radio). I have also connected the hadset wirelessly to Bluetooth speakers. The sound quality over... (read more)
Written on: 08/07/2009
nokia 5800 is an alternative to iphone if you dont want to be in the mainstream. wide screen, battery life, good apps but quite pricey, and a bit big maybe (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2009 by alal39 (2 reviews written)
The phone stopped charging after 2 months. Sent for Nokia repair but they said it was due to accidental damage. I know I looked after that phone and it never dropped!! They are just making any excuse not to repair the phone.
All credit to PLAY.COM who arrange for full refund immediately and even paid for return postage. A* to them
Written on: 19/06/2009
DON'T GET IT!!!
I had to take my nokia 5800 back two times and it is now currenty being repaired under my own costs. I got it on a good contract but after a month of having it, the phone wouldn't charge and i was given a brand new phone. Then about two months after getting the NEW one the LSD screen cracked. This was classed as "accidental damage" and i was told that i had probably put to much pressure on the screen. IT'S A TOUCH SCREEN FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!! I'm now using an old motorola... (read more)
Written on: 01/06/2009 by jammyrhona (3 reviews written)
On sheer value for money I love this Nokia 5800 Tube Xpress Music. I haven't attempted installing any seperate apps so can't comment on that.
Main requirement for me was a phone that had a half decent camera, an FM radio and an MP3 player, for which this phone ticks all the boxes where previous phones haven't. 2 months in, I'm not bored with it yet and no problems.
Bad points are all fairly minor niggles, but enough to deduct a point or 2. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009 by nadula (3 reviews written)
The Nokia 5800 Tube Xpress Music is a pretty decent all round phone and MP3 player.
I wanted to do away with having to charge 2 items, both a phone and an MP3 player so I got hold of one of these on Orange's Dolphin Pay Monthly tariff and have not looked back.
There may be better out there with the Tocco maybe but I'm in no need to look for a better phone as this one does the job pretty well indeed.
The only criticism is that I bought my own earphones to use and when you plug them in each time... (read more)
Written on: 25/05/2009
I had to return my 5800, 4 times!!! 2 days after getting it as people couldnt hear me when making/receiving calls if was in loudspeaker. I've had the replacement for 1 week and that have to exchange it again for the same problem, I had thought the 1st one being faulty was bad luck, but for the 2nd one to be again faulty it was incredible so I had a 3rd one which I have once again to returned as I only get 70% of the phone calls ! and the loudspeaker still breaking off!!! (read more)
Written on: 10/05/2009
Nokia 5800 Xpress Music is Nokia's first touchscreen phone and not as bad as rumored around. Let's go in-depth analysis of the phone.
1. This is the best designed phone adhering to the nickname - XpressMusic. Nothing overdone; the phone is provided with an optimal sized 3.2" screen with a true 16:9 aspect ratio. The phone display is 640x360 pixels which makes a proper HD feel on phone.
The phones width allows you a firm grip around the phone with your thumb easily reaching the diagonally... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2009
Nokia 5800 Tube Xpress Music is Great.. U must consider this as a equivalent i-phone except cheaper. my friends think its a bit of an un-attractive brick... i disagree (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009
I got this Nokia 5800 Tube Xpress Music phone 2days ago and i adore it! It's touch screen is very easy to use unlike to blackberry phone i have also tried. It has a simplistic design and very easy to understand. (read more)
Written on: 25/04/2009
Nokia 5800 Price cost little to buy. iPhone has great price.
there is less application and game for 8500 Xpress music free download.
iphon have more application. I want application and game for my nokia phone. (read more)
Written on: 07/04/2009
The Nokia 5800 is a good overall phone, easy to use, texting is as easy as any touch screen is. Easy to navigate hrough the screens, great music, games so so. Apps not the best but for price range of phone pretty good. Video quality on 16m colour display is amazing, camera is also pretty good for 3.2mp, no delay in taking a pic like on tocco. internet is extremely unresponsive whengoing from screen to screen, just very slow. When net is working it's pretty good however i prefereed tocco... (read more)
Written on: 27/03/2009
The Nokia 5800 Tube Xpress Music has a fantastic screen presence of its own. Power packed features. Very easy touch screen. Fantastically procured into a real multimedia monster. Bad points are its a little bulky to hold...
the camera could have been a lot better (read more)