Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: Gaming & Casing

This is my 2nd post about the new 5800 touchscreen music phone from Nokia.

Let’s talk about one of the accessories that comes with the 5800.

The casing.

It’s a hard case, that feels a bit rubberish… not quite sure of the material used but I just love the look of it.

Here’s a closer look at it. As you can see, the tiny holes allows us to catch a quick glimpse of the screen so if there’s a notification of any sort, we will get to see it.

Now gaming.

The 5800 comes with 2 games.


It’s a 3d version of the famous bouce game from Nokia. In this game, you control the movement of the rubber ball by sliding your fingers across the screen. Slide up to move the ball forward, slide down for backwards, slide left to turn left and slide right to turn right. Double click and you can make it jump… very useful when you need to jump across moving platforms.

Grand Raging Thunder

Note: This is not a screenshot of the version from 5800. This is a racing game that is controlled by tilting the phoen left and right, utilising the built in accelerometer. Watch the video below to see hwo this game is played on the 5800 XpressMusic.

Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

One more thing I have to tell you… N-Gage is not supported in this device. So if you are an N-gage player, then think if you really wanna get this 5800 ok.

NEXT UP!!! Nokia 5800 input methods.

  • the casing material should be carbon!

    • smashpop

      @Wilson, thanks for the info

  • jaych3ong

    this nokia 5800 really worth for the price leh…beside the plectrum, casing and a 8gb microSDHC memory card will be included as well…really cool 🙂

    • smashpop

      @jaych3ong, yup. cool accesories. it comes with a stand too. to watch videos.

      will show videos n photos of it soon

  • Is that a rubbery cover that fits over the face? It looks pretty cool with the screen shining through.

    Thanks for looking at the games, too. That’s basically the only area that anyone had any doubts. How are you gonna play Frozen Bubble with no d-pad? : )

    • smashpop

      @matthew bennett, hhahah you can alwayd use your finger to move the arrow left and right and stop at where you wantto shoot the bubbles at

  • Fuyoh, nice speaker! suits my taste ^^ when will release in M’sia?

    • smashpop

      @ahmike, early january

  • hamza

    How was the responsivness of the screen? And if you used an iPhone before, how does the sensitivity of the touch-screen stack up to it?
    Do you find it easy to type on all modes? And do you need to push hard on the screen for it to register an action?
    Sorry for the consecutive questions, but I really want to know about this phone.

    • smashpop

      @hamza, its the same. just lightly tap the screen and it will work.

      i prefer to type using the keypad style.. old school style ahaha but the full qwerty might come in handy

  • Derek

    Seems like an amazing phone..perhaps n-gage couldnt support such high res gaming? let’s hope that the future n-gage models will have screens like this…it would be a gaming experience like the psp..
    pOp, any idea when will it be released?

    • smashpop

      @Derek, the screen size is the problem. currently all ngage games are made to fit the 4 by 3 ratio…

      this 5800 is 16 by 9

  • lalaland

    hello jason!
    I’ve just read some hands on from engadget and gizmodo… seems like the americans are not too fond of it and naturally worships the iPhone. What do you think? Is the interface intuitive? How about the touchscreen responsiveness?

    • smashpop

      @lalaland, hi. i wouldnt say its batter than iphone, but i can say that i prefer this one. 😀

      the screen response well. even in the prototypes it works well… only some minor bugs that will be fixed soon. check out my videos

  • Pingback: Nokia Daily News - 10/03/08 | Nokia Daily News()

  • I lve this phone

    Since this phone doesn’t support N-Gage games, does it support Java games??

    • smashpop

      @I lve this phone, well is the java game is made for this screen size then y not

  • Pingback: SymbianpOp()

  • BoyBawang

    How will it handle touchscreen-LESS applications? Are they automatically touch-enabled by the system? Take for example space-shooters and java games that relies on d-pad.

    • smashpop

      @BoyBawang, it does support current s60 applications. when u open those apps, it will ocupy the top half of the screen n the bottom half will show a keypad on the screen

  • Abhi

    I have gone through somesites n dey have told me dat it might hav a ngage app releasing later for d phone

  • anthony

    can we download plants vs zombies and flick fishing for free?