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Nokia 5800 Xpress Music spotted

by Chris

It has been like ages waiting for 5800 Xpress Music phone from Nokia and I’m very happy that it is finally here. Surprisingly, it’s not as expensive as I thought it would be.

At only 18,000 Pesos, it is hard to imagine that a new phone from Nokia containing cool music features would cost only this much. As what I have seen in the past from Nokia, I expected it to be more or less 30,000 Pesos. Anyway some of 5800’s nice features are:

3G with HSPDA
Accelerometer sensor for screen auto-rotation
Up to 16 GB Memory Card (original package has 8GB Memory Card and 81MB internal memory)
Wi-Fi and bluetooth
3.15 Megapixel Camera with Carl Zeiss lens and auto-focus. Has a secondary camera for video call
GPS receiver
Plays MP3, WMA, WAV, EAAC, MP4, WMV, 3GP

While the features are really nice, the only thing that makes me wonder is why the internal memory is only 81MB? I think they should have added more since this is a music phone. But no need to worry since it has a memory card slot of up to 16 GB anyway.

And for some reason, I don’t understand why all music phones that come out are being compared to the iPhone? I don’t know but I think it’s weird. It just makes the iPhone more overrated. Just take a look at a spoof ad I found below from BlueTrigger.

Between this and the iPhone, which one would you choose?

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zhauro February 25, 2009 - 1:22 am

wow! that’s a good price for a great phone. it looks really sleek.
ang ganda ng features!!!

angelo February 26, 2009 - 12:08 am

apple can market their products and actually become benchmarks, despite the flaws of the product. genius.

touch screen is in..

cataclysmic21 February 26, 2009 - 12:07 pm

Look at the spoof pic. With the black cord and blue nokia triangular piece, it is as if it looks like a little devil about to crush the iPhone.

Bunsoi February 26, 2009 - 7:29 pm

Wow. I think this really is a good alternative for the much-hyped iPhone, na kung tutuusin has a lot of issues technical-wise.
Pero kahit pa mas affordable ito, I don’t think I’ll be able to buy din naman eh, dahil mahal pa rin siya, haha. 🙂

rai February 27, 2009 - 2:46 pm

maganda nga ‘to… matagal ko na din ‘to inaantay kaso hndi daw to maganda according to some reviews and new buyers… sayang naman! 🙁

Chris February 28, 2009 - 10:23 pm

zhauro – agree, great features at a great price

angelo – for some reason, I don’t feel comfortable using touchscreens

cataclysmic21 – haha, agree!

Bunsoi – would you choose this over the iPhone?

rai – really? what did you find out in the reviews?

yenu March 1, 2009 - 1:17 am

i have this for a month now. seems to be stable. lots of bugs which is normal for a new phone with the latest system. lacks support and applications. bago pa kase tsaka bagong system, it’ll take time para magdevelop ng applications yung mga developers. you can also watch FLV format sa 5800. plastic pero DURABLE, trust me. panget sa gabi yung camera otherwise, top-notch quality lalo na kung may flash.

Marvin March 3, 2009 - 3:48 pm

Got one of this a month ago. Maganda and I am satisfied with my new 5800 XpressMusic phone. Traded my N80 with this. I have wanted to buy the Iphone but instead opted for this. Touchscreen din siya mas mura pa. You should get one for yourself.

Mr April 21, 2009 - 12:40 am

Thanks for the info. I was wondering if it would go down to 15K-16K though. Haha. Planning to sell my old phone to buy this.

miahtots July 14, 2009 - 6:12 pm

WOAH!!!! my dream unit…T_T
d lang ako mkabili nito eh mahal kasi,..T_T


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