Nokia 5800 XpressMusic

Can Nokia's 5800 XpressMusic -- its first touch screen mobile phone -- shape up as an iPhone 3G killer?

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  • Expert Rating

    3.50 / 5
  • User Rating

    3.00 / 5 (of 1 Review)
  • Price

    $ 979.00 (AUD)

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EnjoyChewy

3.0

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Pros
Free Ovi World Maps
Cons
Random OS hangs and slow-downs
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Overall a pretty average smartphone. Web surfing is probably better using Opera Mobile than the native symbian browser. Easy bluetooth/USB tethering without the need for any installed Nokia PC client. Best thing about this phone is the free maps and GPS guidance appears to not rely too much on U-Turns - accurate and rarely incorrect. Battery life is average, 1 year old, I get 1 full day of normal usage (few hours of music, an hour of internet, few calls). Worst thing is the fact that the Ovi Store has only a few decently useful apps. The symbian OS is extremely clunky, slow with random freezes, resets and pauses (even the latest updated firmware version). Additonally, the in-phone memory is hardly enough space for everything it was designed for in the first place, causing out-of-space errors while web browsing. I'd say value for money, but I'd be more than happy to give this up for an Android phone with Google turn-by-turn nav in a hurry.

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