Nokia 5800 XpressMusic – resistive touch, Wi-Fi & GPS, under Rs. 16,000 Review

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic – resistive touch, Wi-Fi & GPS, under Rs. 16,000 Review
VERDICT:

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a deserving winner of Editor s choice award being an excellent multimedia phone with a wide application base and a budget friendly price tag of Rs. 15,600.

 

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (front panel view)

The volume/zoom controls, keylock and camera buttons are conveniently placed on one side and the SIM card and microSD card slots are placed on the side of the phone, completely unmarked. The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic lost out on user-friendliness and also on the ergonomics as a whole, due to lack of hardware keypad as was the case with Sony Ericsson’s Vivaz. The touchscreen is good, considering the fact that it is resistive. Navigating around the phone is not a problem due to the large finger friendly interface of the phone but for finer usage, like handwriting or click small links, the shipped stylus would come in handy.

 

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic – Resistive Touchscreen keypad
 
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (rear view)

The Verdict:

Nokia XpressMusic 5800 is and excellent music phone and more, due to its Symbian roots and wide application base. It truly stole the limelight with its sublime performance in the loudspeaker audio clarity and bundled earphones quality test scoring 9 on 10 in each category. It delivered excellent phone earpiece volume and handsfree clarity in the signal reception and call clarity test. It stood out with its balanced sound output throughout the music test. It clearly outperformed its nearest rivals: Sony Ericsson Yari, LG GW550, Samsung Monte S5620, Samsung Corby Pro B5310 and LG GT505 running close on the heels of Nokia 6700 in the overall rating for the category. So, considering the price to features and price to performance ratio, it is a good multimedia phone for an estimated price tag of about Rs. 15,600 – which is about Rs. 11,000 cheaper than its Sony Ericsson counterpart, the Walkman flagship-phone W995. Hence, it stole the top honors as the Editor’s Choice finishing second in this category with an overall rating of 7.5.

Our Ratings:

Features

8

Ergonomics

7

Build Quality

8

Performance

7.5

Value for Money

9

Overall

7.5

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