Gadget gurus all over the world as well as phone freaks are reviewing the new Nokia smart kid – Nokia 5800 XpressMusic tube smart phone – that is throwing a direct challenge to Apple’s iPhone mania with its awesome features.
Phone features of Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
It has a touch screen that can rival Apple’s crowning glory.
The display is decidedly smaller than iPhone’s, being only 3.2 inches. But the smashing resolution and awesome playback, video and recording can push the phone up the popularity poll.
A 3.2 mega pixel Carl Zeiss lens camera might not be the best in its category, but it is still passable for emergency moments and affords decent sharp pictures.
Of more importance is the one touch sharing of photos and videos with the whole wide world via social networking sites like Facebook and Flickr which is very useful in today’s busy world.
The Media Bar is an innovative direct access drop down menu that will display all the entertainment and music options at one go, thus saving the hassle of hunting through files.
Easy Icon Layout and smooth and fast functioning of the main menu options will make it an instant hit with users and it comes equipped with all the commendable Nokia hallmarks that we are used to.
The groundbreaking Comes With Music option will allow you to download unlimited number of tracks for one whole year from Nokia’s own music store and retain those downloaded music files when the one year bundle offer expires after the year is up.
The stereo speakers of Tube 5800 are the most powerful in this segment and the FM radio, support of up to 16 GB memory card, Wi-Fi connectivity, HSDPA, 3G, Flash and other such sexy features at a price of only 220 pounds makes it a much better buy than Apple’s over priced eye popper.
However the sensitivity of the screen and the camera mega pixel leave a lot to be desired. The Apple’s iPhone is short of Flash and it lacks many of the basic features like bluetooth file transfer, sms forwarding, mms capabilities, poor night vision, etc.
Nokia’s 5800 Tube Smartie is any music lover’s delight with the really helpful one touch access for purchasing and browsing music from Nokia’s music store. What more Nokia’s Comes With Music service is free for the Nokia 5800 users for full one year. They have a total of about 2 million titles right now and they are updating that consistently.
Other pep factors are the 8 GB micro SD memory card that will allow you to store 6000 tracks, support for each and every major digital format and a graphic equalizer, top of the line web surfing features and support for handwriting which is a rather innovative and interesting feature.
The virtual computer inspired QWERTY keyboard enables users to jot down stuff on the touch screen through the stylus pen or to enter text or email through the virtual alpha numeric keypad.
This makes it a more viable option than Apple’s costly iPhone for you are getting most of the iPhone features at a price significantly lesser than the iPhone’s.