Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition

Ever since the invent of the telephone by Alexander Graham Bell to the invention and evolution of the cellular phone gadgets of all types, especially the ones used for communication have been of particular significance. The phone changed and made a lot of things easy for us. It was not just used as a mode of communication but more importantly became a major source of being in touch with loved ones who were far away. With the development of technology, there was the advent of the cellular phones, and this meant being able to be in touch with the loved ones even while one was on the move.

We have always been fans of Nokia products; they make a large variety of handsets from basic entry level ones to high-end smartphones. They rarely disappoint in quality and hence we pounced on the Nokia 5800 when the manufacture

GPS, once a luxury to have on a mobile phone has now become a necessity. So naturally, more and more manufacturers are providing it, and Nokia is the latest player to join the bandwagon. We have done check up for GPS based smartphones earlier, and we saw that the maps occupy lots of space on the memory card and hence you don’t get to use the full capacity of the card for storing music or movies.

Previously, you had to pay a fee for subscribing to location-based service like TeleNav. Google later announced that Google Maps Navigation would be providing these for free and now Nokia is also doing the same.

we had done Nexus One which is an amazing device from the stables of Google. Nokia 5800 cannot match the prowess of Nexus One because the latter is altogether new technology and the Nokia product is just a GPS enabled edition of the Xpress Music 5800 device.

When Nokia gave us the 5800 Navigation Edition for phone testing, they told us that the handset would be available in the market for $299. That is a good price, considering the phone is unlocked. Usually, unlocked phones come with astronomical price tags slapped on them. What sweetens the deal is the fact that you get a solid phone and a great multimedia player as well.

Other than the GPS features, the Nokia 5800 is essentially the same. It has a 3.2-inch touchscreen which gives a resolution of 640×360 pixels. Our only complaint is that the touchscreen isn’t capacitive like iPhone, so you will have to use a stylus for precise touch.

Nokia never disappoints in music quality and neither did the 5800. The handset is accompanied by 3.5 mm headphone jack that lets you plug in any standard headphones. Music heard over the external speakers also sound good.

The 3.2 MP camera come with a built-in flash that lets you take good photos. The camera can also record videos in its camcorder mode, and you get to choose between five quality modes. For storing your photos, videos, and music, Nokia 5800 supports up to 8 GB of memory cards and also has 81 MB of internal memory.

At GSM, the cell phones was finally tested the phone for call quality and we didn’t have anything to complain about. The voices were natural; we didn’t experience any dropped calls, and our friends could hear us clearly on the phone.

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