The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic comes with a high resolution touchscreen with accelerometer. With a firmware update the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic becomes capable of kinetic scrolling, although this feature has not been implemented very well when compared to other phones like the iPhone.
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic allows you to change theme effects or switch them off entirely. The phone also allows you to change the menu mode that you use. The voice command features on the phone do not require one to prerecord the voice, it just works as is. Included is a virtual onscreen dialing pad as an alternative option to the voice dialing.
Also included in the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a virtual full QWERTY keyboard with large keys and a smaller QWERTY keyboard that is suitable for use with the provided stylus or plectrum.
As far as messaging goes, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic supports multiple email accounts, it supports SMS, MMS and Instant Messaging and offers the option of T9 auto complete on text input. A photo editor, support for flash lite 3.0 and a TV-out connector are included. There is also support for Nokia Maps 3.0 touch which is now called Ovi Maps backed by an in-built A-GPS receiver. Other connectivity options include GPRS, EDGE, 3G HSPDA, 3.6 Mbps WLAN Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Version 2.0.
Memory includes a hot swappable 16GB microSD with 81MB internal memory. Internet browsing can be enjoyed with full HTML.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic can record up to 640 x 480 pixels at 30 fps as mp4 or 3gp. Audio can be recorded as WAV, AMR and AAC/MP4. Video playback with the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic includes the following formats: MPEG4 and WMV and Video streaming on 3GPP and CIF. There is also a video editor on the phone.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is built for playing music and therefore this is what it has to offer. The phone has playlists with selection capabilities by artist, composers, album and genre. Album graphics display and audio visualizations are included. The phone comes with an 8-band graphic equalizer with bass booster, stereo widening and loudness. Music can be played back as MP3, SpMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+ and WMA
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic has dedicated volume keys and one click access to the Music Player from the Media Bar. Also included is a stereo FM radio with RDS and a choice of 3.5 mm audio headphone jack or integrated stereo speakers with surround sound.
All in all the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a great phone for entertainment. The other call related and business functions of the phone are pretty much standard as compared to similar models on the market.