Special Preview! Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Touchscreen

Hi all,

Firstly, I’d like to thank Nokia for inviting me for a special preview of their upcoming device, the 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone.

According to Nokia, the target audience for this phone is the mid range market and youths. The price is 279 Euro before tax.

As usual, there has to be a photo of me holding the device. ahah

The 5800 will feature a screen with resolution 640*360px. It’s is also called the nHD screen because it is basically 1/9th of a HD screen. Let me show you a diagram I drew prior to this post.

The 5800 will be the first S60 touchscreen phone from Nokia and it will also be the most advanced XpressMusic device in it’s category.

Some of the features of the 5800 includes the new S60 5th edition and the latest version of the Symbian OS, 3.2mpx Carl Zeiss Optics camera, 30fps DVD-like video recording, dual LED flash and GPS.

Connectivity wise, it supports 3G, Wifi, Bluetooth and USB.

3.2inch wide screen… dual speakers

The top part of the phone spots an on/off button, 3.5mm headphone jack and a micro USB port.

The phone will come in 3 XpressMusic colours… yes you’ve guessed it. haha… red, blue and grey.

As you can see, the right side of the phone places the camera shutter button, touchscreen slider lock and the volume/zoom keys.

2 new innovations I like about the 5800.

– Haptic feedback: It feels very different from the other touchscreens I’ve tried. This one doesn’t feel like vibration. It feels more like erm… a 0.5mm nudge.. which feels a lot more solid than the rest. (Edit: The haptic felt like a general one.. not specifically at the spot you touch)

– Touch media bar key: Can you see the bright little logo next to the word “XpressMusic” above the screen? Thats the touch sensitive key. Once touched, the quick access media bar will appear.. (the red vertical bar in the photo) and gives access to Music, Photos, Share Online, Videos and Internet.

I’m sure by now you would have noticed the 4 little photos on the main screen.

You can actually set the photos to display the 4 most frequently contacted person so when you touch on their faces, the call logs, sms history and RSS feeds will be shown respectively in tabs.

The 2 keys at the bottom of the screen are dial pad and phonebook respectively.

Now ready for some videos?

In this post, I will show you guys 2 videos.

Video 1: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic accessing OVI Share Online.

Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

Video 2: Nokia 5800 XpressMusic playing music.

Prefer to watch it on Youtube? Click here.

What do you think of my preview post?
Do you like how the 5800 looks like?
Leave me a comment to tell me what’s on your mind.

NEXT UP!!! Playing VIDEOS on the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic touchscreen phone.

  • mito

    hey, can you try to play RMVB file? thanks

    • smashpop

      @mito, i dont have it with me already.. cant test. sorry

      • voon

        @smashpop, how about the GPS.. is build in GPS receiver aslo? and how much is after tax in malaysia??

  • Wow!! nice phone indeed. Good features and functions. You had the privilege to try it, so good!

    • smashpop

      @Gabriel Lai, ahah yea. i feel glad too

      • aq

        @smashpop, pls change ur pic profile, u look like a frightened dickhead

  • Bim

    Wow.. my finger was aching pressing the fresh key in the last 2 mins of 10 mins ๐Ÿ™‚
    Excellent.. good to see the first nokia touch screen phone.. and you have bet symbian freak and allaboutsymbian to this. wow..
    IT has also GPS.. how is it targetted only for youth..
    What about gaming options? browing?

    Thanks for the early preview buddy

    • smashpop

      @Bim, ahah thanks for staying up for the update. ๐Ÿ˜€

      ill post videos of the accelerobeter and touch based game soon ๐Ÿ˜€

      targeted to youth cos music.. and the very low price of 279euro

  • i like the phone. but but..can’t sms while driving worrr..

    • smashpop

      @annna, haha touchscreens memang cannot lor hehe

    • aq

      @annna, silly anna, dun endanger yourself and the ppl on the street. u r not suppose to use the whole while driving, idiot

    • aq

      @annna, silly anna, dun endanger yourself and the ppl on the street. u r not suppose to use the phone while driving, even hands free is dangerous. idiot. btw, put a real pic and not some artist

  • Jason, It has digital QWERTY keyboard as in HTC touch?

    • smashpop

      @ahmike, yes it has qwerty keyboard, mini keyboard, handwirting and normal phone keypad.. 4 diff ways of input

      • @smashpop, this seems to be very powerful as most phones don’t have 4 input methods

  • Sasimi

    Aaaah, I want one.

    • smashpop

      @Sasimi, ahha buy it when its out

  • waaaa nokia is always getting better n better…. i as a sony ericsson user oso ABIT jealous lmao D:

    • smashpop

      @bryanlyt, ahha no need to be jealous… just get a nokia lor ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Hey Pop, I’m sure you can do a better review than this. More specs, information and opinion. Perhaps in your next post, part 2? ๐Ÿ˜€

    • smashpop

      @loonatik, read the last line of my post

  • D

    Would you happen to have any pics of the main menu, and also the keyboard for text msg entry?

    • smashpop

      @D, yes will have photos and videos. coming up next.

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  • Like ahmike, same question… How’s the virtual keyboard?

    • smashpop

      @Oskar NRK, yes it has qwerty keyboard, mini keyboard, handwirting and normal phone keypad.. 4 diff ways of input.

      will show video soon

  • Nokia taking too long to produce a touch screen phone. Apple definitely gonna leads. Nice song by the way, WILCO ROCKS! Hahahaha, try Fujiya & Miyagi bro!

    • smashpop

      @maverick, ahhaa thanks bro ๐Ÿ˜€ love the music you send me

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  • Tony

    Nice review and one superb music phone , I want it ! Greate price

    • smashpop

      @Tony, yea i want it too! ill probably buy 2.. since its only 279euro before tax

  • open my eyes, open my mind…
    wow, first touchscreen symbian phone!

    Impressive =)
    Must have my first try at it

    • smashpop

      @boon kheng, yes buy it too. its very promising. ill buy one myself also when its out

  • nookie

    it is NOT the first nokia touchscreen handset. 7710 was the first full touch interface device

    • smashpop

      @nookie, please read again.

      i wrote there first nokia symbian touchscreen… not nokia first touchscreen

      • ArunKarthik

        @smashpop, Nope, 7710 was a symbian just series 90. and then there’s nokia 6708 which was bad, but still symbian uiq.

        Yes, this is nokia’s first touchscreen phone with s60! ๐Ÿ˜‰ btw great job dude!! ๐Ÿ˜€

  • You had the goods even when Nokia couldn’t provide them (their Virtual Launch Event isn’t working!)

    Great post!

    • smashpop

      @Anthony, thanks mate!

  • jaych3ong

    not bad ๐Ÿ™‚
    cant wait for the review~
    is it responsive enough? any lagging?
    n how bout the virtual keyboard?

    • smashpop

      @jaych3ong, this is still prototype stage.. so cannot judge yet.

      ill post video of the keyboard soon. it has qwerty keyboard, mini keyboard, handwirting and normal phone keypad.. 4 diff ways of input

    • Nokia makes great phones. It is very important for it to have the qwerty keyboard for it to be functional for me. Is there a review?

  • Nookie is right, 7710 was the first touchscreen for Nokia. A friend of mine had it, but it was more at the support service then in his hands…

    I’m curious for the keyboard ๐Ÿ™‚

    PS: did you hear the price? 279 euros without taxes, in Italy 20%, then 335… I want it!!! Samsung Omnia i900 (with Windows Mobile, that I hate) costs 500 euros!

    • smashpop

      @Oskar NRK, I wrote there first nokia symbian touchscreen. not first nokia touchscreen. do you know that 7710 was not symbian?

      • @smashpop, I didn’t know, I’m sorry..

        PS: thank you for the replies ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Name

        @smashpop, The 7710 was based on Symbian OS v7.0s and the Nokia “Series 90” (S90) 1.0 software/UI platform. And it was actually preceded by the 7700, which was never really for sale anywhere (same Symbian/Series 90).

        And the first “Symbian” touch screen device of all time (just before the OS was renamed Symbian) was the Ericsson R380 (circa year 2000):

        The first “actual” Symbian based touch screen phone was the Sony Ericsson P800 (Symbian 7.0, UIQ 2.0).

        • smashpop

          @Name, thats why i wrote there Nokia symbian touchscreen and not sony ericsson symbian touchscreen.

          anyways, I made a mistake.

          7710 was symbian.. but it was series 90.

          So i shall edit my post to First nokia s60 touchscreen phone

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  • Mmm interesting..is this better than an iPhone? ๐Ÿ™‚

    • smashpop

      @Dario Salvelli, with 3.2mpx carl zeiss auto focus camera, VGA 30fps video recording, loud stereo speakers, video call, bluetooth, MMS… i wouldnt know.

      what say you? ๐Ÿ˜€

  • mito

    Thanks, by the way, 7710 also Symbian …., first S60 Touch?

    Never mind, small matter, the matter is that when it out? Gotham City has it already …

    • smashpop

      @mito, anyways, I made a mistake.

      7710 was symbian.. but it was series 90.

      So i shall edit my post to First nokia s60 touchscreen phone.

      thanks for correcting me.

      it will be out early january

      • ArunKarthik

        @smashpop, at the nokia conversations site, this is what i found:

        “When will the 5800 XpressMusic be shipping in India?”

        Before the end of this year, says Jo.

        so wouldn’ that mean elsewhere it should release soon or atleast at the same time? i’m from india btw! ๐Ÿ˜€

        • smashpop

          @ArunKarthik, according to Nokia Malaysia, it will only be available in the market very very early january

          • gnesh

            hi…. nokia 5800 can heng ar? can suport hw many gb?

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  • its in grey, blue and red.

    • smashpop

      @gitm, yup. updated ๐Ÿ˜€

  • It’s a baby iPhone killer..

    • smashpop

      @kinz, totally agree ๐Ÿ˜€

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  • KY

    gonna be sweet!

    • smashpop

      @KY, agree ๐Ÿ˜€

  • jaych3ong

    wow…come with grey as well…cool ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Great job brother! One day alone you drove thousands of traffics.. looking for more great posts!

  • Mark

    Hey, looks pretty nice, especially for a mass market device, it should do quite well and seems to be very reasonably priced too.

    I would have liked to see it a little thinner and if they made the screen AMOLED that would have been an absolute killer, OK perhaps they’ll save that for the N Series full touch!!

    • smashpop

      @Mark, then it wouldnt be mid range and the price will not be 279 anymore ๐Ÿ˜€

      • Mark

        @smashpop, definitely true! Although I’m sure they’ll add an extra $100 to the price by the time it reaches Australia, as is always the case, these companies seem to think we have too much cash here!

        Looking forward to more full touch devices from Nokia, hopefully its a sign of things to come.

        • smashpop

          @Mark, ahah serious? thats very bad! well we r all now looking forward to the nseries touchscreen but in the meantime ill play with this first ahah

  • Looks really promising so far, and congrats on beating all the major sites to get the first ‘review’ ๐Ÿ™‚

    I might eventually skip this phone and wait for their next touch phone to be released. I’m guessing this one will have a few flaws in one way or another since it’s their first shot at this specific market. I’m guessing an N Series phone will be announced in a not so distant future, I might hit that one instead.

    • smashpop

      @Daniel, ill buy both. lol

      • @smashpop, Why am I not even surprised ๐Ÿ˜›

        Btw., what plugin are you using for this reply feature in the comments? It’s awesome, and I’d really love to have it on my own weblog ๐Ÿ™‚

        • smashpop

          @Daniel, its called wordpress threaded comment

          • @smashpop, Cheers mate ๐Ÿ™‚

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  • crazeemunky

    i recognize the red side bar! isnt this the phone that took out the building in dark knight?

    • smashpop

      @crazeemunky, yes its the phone batman used in the dark knight ๐Ÿ˜€

  • genXhippie

    Really impressive photos, best I’ve seen on the web thus far, to be honest. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • smashpop

      @genXhippie, thanks mate. next update will have more photos and videos of 5800 accelrometer game

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  • I lve this phone

    Will it be full of your finger prints just like N78???
    Is it WIFI enabled??

    • smashpop

      @I lve this phone, yes fingerprints all over.

      yes wifi. i wrote there already. please read

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  • ArunKarthik

    the haptics, the touch screen. thats the Only thing that might be a bit IFFY… if its usable and not a tedious job, then this phone will be mine! just tell me how hard do we have to press the screen using fingers, and what about scratches on the display? that would suck!

    • smashpop

      @ArunKarthik, you dont have to press hard. just a light tap will do.

      scratches? get a screen protector… but dont worry cos the 5800 comes with a wonderful case


      • ArunKarthik

        @smashpop, wow if its that simple then it’d be awesome! would the t9 input work well? i’m a big t9 junkie and one main reason why i’m gettin this phone is because of that! even with touch screen, would it be fast enough? and by fast i mean really really fast!! ๐Ÿ˜›

        and also, is there any vibra-response when the screen is touched?

        • smashpop

          @ArunKarthik, hi yes. even if T9 is fast.. will you be fast enough? its not the same typing t9 on a flat surface you know?

          and please read my post again on “2 new innovations I like about the 5800.”

          • ArunKarthik

            @smashpop, wow fast reply! today’s my bday and i was hopin to buy this today itself lol! anyway yeah will have to wait! But thanks a lot for all the replies dude you rock!

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  • tatotk

    you could insert some photos to know the quality of the camera?

    • smashpop

      @tatotk, i will. check out my blog daily. Currently im posting 5800: Gaming.

      Next up is 5800 input methods.

      So eventually photo samples will be up

  • Genial21

    Yo lo quiero y a la espera que ENTEL PCS lo traiga a chile…

  • mirror

    Nice post. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Perfect phone with amazing price. Definitely my next phone.

    Where the stereo speakers located? I can’t find them in any picture.

    • smashpop

      @mirror, its at the bottom. watch out for my upcoming post. ill show the speakers in video

  • rodak69

    You lucky bastard! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • smashpop

      @rodak69, lol

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  • Alex

    yo pop! when will they realease n85??

    • smashpop

      @Alex, in few weeks time will start shipping

      • Alex

        @smashpop, i heard the price is around rm2100-rm2500 izzit right??

        • smashpop

          @Alex, nope. its 279 euro. go calculate. ๐Ÿ˜€

          • Alex

            @smashpop, so the price is around 1341…. i thought 2.1k-2.5k LOL
            DUDE u ROXX!!!!

  • Seaedge

    lucky fella! ๐Ÿ™‚ thickness is like n73? from the photos.. and ur hand.. i am guessing its around n73’s thickness…

    • smashpop

      @Seaedge, yea around there

  • BoyBawang

    Hi smashpop,
    I’m most interested about the effectiveness of its HAPTICS because of the absence of physical keys. Is it the whole device that vibrates or just the screen? And what makes it different from other devices that also employs haptics?

    • smashpop

      @BoyBawang, the whole phone vibrates. not as expected huh… well the better haptics might be implemented in upcoming touch devices

  • any idea about the launch dates in india??

    price is expected to be around 18-20k

    im just waiting for the phone to launch . cause im goin to buy it on day 1.

    the minute i saw the launch of the phone on oct 2nd i made up my mind that i was goin to get it.. ever since i`ve been waiting for the phone(not been too long tho :-P)

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  • acid255

    Please tell me what is the music of background of this video:
    Nokia 5800 XpressMusic: Maps?

    • smashpop

      @acid255, Tonight by Lykke Li

  • neo_sharky

    planning to get this phone soon as the price does not exceed MYR1.5K ๐Ÿ™‚

    • smashpop

      @neo_sharky, don worry. im sure ull get it then

  • Nseries freak
    • smashpop

      @Nseries freak, no comment yet ๐Ÿ˜€

  • Wimble

    Is the 5800 rsap enabled? (remote SIM application protocol)

  • arthy

    wat s d indian price of nokia 5800??

    • smashpop

      @arthy, its 279 euro without tax.. so you calculate according to the exchange rate ok? im nto quite sure about that

  • sum_al

    Well i heared all the goodies about this phone and am lookin forward to get it. but before that i would like to know some flaws of it during your experience with this phone..

  • sum_al

    ..and would also like to know the nearest contender of the phone if we keep the price aside.

  • omg thats one omfg phone i wanna get!

  • Sneha

    Hi, Smashpop…Will u pls tell me whether the touch screen is scratch proof or not??I’ve used Sony Ericsson W 960i and it makes scratches over the screen… I dont want to make another mistake …Thats y i’m asking u in advance.. Pls Clarify …

  • TPS

    i wan 2 noe how much is the price for the phone in malaysia

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  • kalel

    when it will be available in malaysia?

  • Mercer

    yo smashpop!!!
    when will n97 be release
    and wats the price in msia.
    i heard it will be cheaper on singapore
    issit true?? thx

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  • SoMewEr

    great phone! do u think nokia 5800 scratchless(screen) like iphone screen

  • ivy

    hey.. can i know whats the price for this??
    and is it now sell in malaysia?

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  • amrelkady

    wow great phone i am asking about the speakers and the camera ?? i was searching about a phone with a real sterio speckers … like the nokia 5300 wich i have now but i will change to 5800 is the sterio quality is god or not . sorry but repley me on my e-mail …. thx.

  • zulkeflee a rahman

    i would like to know the gps for nokia 5800 have 12 channels or 24 channels, thank you.

  • well, i was inform that Nokia/Uk promo and that i won 265,000 pounds. saying that my number was selected among the numbers, so i want to know if it’s trueor not, this is the email they sent 2 me for claiming the money is promo.nokia0889@yahoo.co.uk.

  • melvin

    hi am plannin 2 buy 5800 music xpress mobile…everyone says that the picture quality is too bad…is that true.

  • Arpit

    I bought Nokia 5800 express music editon 2-3 months back.
    I am not able to edit images…when i click on edit , it takes me back to gallary..

    Suggest me how to get it resolved.