Pros Responsive Tactile Feedback, Light Weight, Compact, Powerful, Very Impressive Sound Quality, Vibrant Screen, Good Battery Life, User Friendly, a Total All In One Package for a Very Low Price.
Cons Not a single one :p
Summary Compared to the iPhone this has better specs:
It has Video Recording, Way Way Better Speakers, A Far Better Camera, A Memory Card Slot, Message Forwarding Capability, HSDPA, Optimized One Hand Use, A Front Camera for Video Calls and a Better Battery Life.
This is my latest toy and i like it so much! It replaces my phone, iTouch and PDA. It gives me all that i need and more. :p
Pros Everything is the best. The touch screen is really responsive and the web browsing is something to talk about. The music quality is inarguably the best on any phone I've seen. The display is sharp and vibrant. Oh, and you can use your own headset.
Cons Um, there aren't many in the first place. However, the present software is not final and it has many, but minor bugs. More games should have been included and the accelerometer doesn't flip the menus if we turn it right. Software updates will fix it.
Summary It is a real high-end phone and a multimedia toy, and can be used by anyone anywhere, and for any purpose. It is great that you can use almost any normal headset. The things that are included in the box are amazing. Nokia has given away more than half the extensions and accesories available. There was a TV out connector, USB data cable, headset, music remote control, a small stand and even a sturdy cover and a small ornament to hang, and you can use it as a stylus too.
But, there are a few problems. The software isn't final and perfect. The small bugs include the accelerometer not tilting the phone sideways when flipped clockwise. Also, there are some other interface bugs, that are negligible.
The phone overall, was still very much perfect. The touch screen was very responsive and pressure is not needed. There isn't much difference from the iPhone 3G. I loved the games, and Global Racing could have been better, but do not blame Nokia for that. The device is a bit thick, lesser than the N80 or N73. It isn't too bulky or heavy and fits perfectly in the hand.
Also, Nokia should have given Quickoffice and Adobe Reader pre-installed. It is basic and wasn't included. Web browsing was superb, but I still switched to Opera Mini. Using the touch screen is convenient and easy to type.
The tiny speakers may fool you, but they are super loud. It offers superb music quality and speakerphone performance during calls, and it doesn't crackle or distort the voice. Even the N73 Music Edition did it a bit.
Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, WiFi, touch screen, good call quality, use it with SIP or skype, decent amount of apps out there, excellent music player, good browser supporting flash 9, 3.2 MP AF cam, all for pretty cheap compared to most phones.
Cons camera color interpretation is a joke....
no t-mobile 3g
Summary The really has almost everything you would want. However, there are a few flaws (with the camera color interpretation being a massive flaw) :
- Camera: When I take pictures even in avg lighting, there is a green tint to everything, it's annoying and i dont know if this is software related or what it is, but it's flat out unacceptable, my old sony erricson got colors more correct than this thing.
- Doesn't feel that solid, I am no apple fan boy, that's why i got this, but when i hold an iphone and then I hold the nokia 5800, the iphone just feels amazingly solid, while the back cover of this phone flexes, and just doesn't feel as solid, but it isn't too bad.
- Browser can play youtube vid, and stuff that is flash 9. The browser is very good on portable sites, however if you try to log into a site that doesn't have a WAP version or some kinda phone version, then it lags quite a bit and takes a while to load. Download Opera Mini if a site you like is having those problems.
- Typing words on the phone takes practice, i've gotten decent at it, but i could never seen anyone getting as fast as they could with a regular hardware qwerty keyboard.
- Overall, this is a pretty awesome phone :D I definitely recommend it to anyone! :D
Pros Unlocked everything, especially the gps. Front facing camera AND regular point and shoot camera w/ flash. Excellent sounding external speakers. Symbian OS and Nokia quality. Excellent Nokia firmware support!
Cons Could use more internal memory. Fingerprint magnet. Still uses separate power cord to charge so it still doesn't charge via USB.
Summary I've had this phone now for a little over a month. I can tell you that after using it for this length of time that it is an excellent phone. It can do more than any other touchscreen phone out there today. The only two phones that can even come close are the iPhone 3G and the BB Storm. This phone can do more than either of them two. The camera gets dogged a lot, but in all actuality, it does a pretty good job when taking pictures in bright outdoor/indoor light. The front facing camera is an outstanding feature and works very well. The Video (which iPhone does not have at this time) is very exceptional as well; even more functional and better quality than the camera still shots (odd eh?). The virtual qwerty is very nice and has all the keys in the right place. I also have an Eternity, but the layout of the 5800's keyboard is way better (don't make me dig for my apostrophe Samsung!) >:[. Also, the haptic feedback is awesome too. The vibration actually 'feels' localized and not just vibrating the whole phone. The call quality is top notch, not sure why some reviews say other wise, but compared to previous phones I have owned, this was on par with my old Nokia E51, and better than my Eternity, Quickfire (what a joke), SE w580i or LG Vu. I've had other phones too, but they were very basic phones and were also Nokias.
The OS is still a tad bit immature, making its crossover to the touchscreen. However, it is still very stable and functional for its 'immaturity'. I love how they managed to keep all the previous capabilities of the S60 3rd and include it into a very well packaged bundle what is now called S60 5th Edition. I love the 'tap and hold and slide' to copy and paste things. It is so awesome!
Syncing is great as usual. I downloaded the iSync plug from Nokia website and was able to sync my calendar and contacts via bluetooth flawlessly! Also, PC Suite worked like a charm as with any Nokia phone.
The sound is best in class. I don't think anything out there can compete with the sound quality that this phone puts out.
It's still a new phone, been out only about 7 months now. But they provide excellent firmware support (3 to date) and are constantly looking for ways to improve performance and enhance any existing features if not, they even add more useful features.
As for all the other features (gps, radio, messaging, browsing); it does them all very well. I have no complaints. Probably the only drawback if there were one, is the fact that this phone can do so much with its Symbian OS that you really need to read up and research all the things it can really do and how to do them. This phone's OS has a very rich Symbian ancestry.
It's an excellent phone and I honestly believe that this phone is best in class and overall compared to the other phones currently out there. I would even go so far as to say I am glad I did not wait for the N97. I know blasphemy! But it's true.
If you get this phone, you will not regret it. Just keep in mind that it does come with plenty of features and the OS is very 'sophisticated'. Oh, by the way, I do have to admit, that it is very nice to have a 'Smart Phone' that can use the internet and check email without having to pay any PDA fees.
Kudos Nokia! Keep it up!
Pros Battery life
Voice clarity/signal reception
Dock to view videos
Cons Camera is pathetic (sub standard in low light with flash)
Apps selection is poor
Touch screen interface not good
Browser is not great
Mail does not display in rich format (you can see only text no objects)
Summary Was a Nokia fan all along before the Iphone came out in 2007.
Used Iphone for 2 years before buying this phone hoping Nokia would have a serious competetion.
But I was dissapointed and returned the product only to go back to Iphone.
It did have some pros but just that its cons were all that I was looking for in a smartphone.