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HTC 5800 review

5.7/10 AVG.

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The HTC 5800 currently has an Informr score of 5.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 36 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

HTC’s 5800 is a powerful, EVDO-capable, entry into the PDA market. With a candy bar form factor and slide-out full QWERTY keyboard, the 5800 maintains a comfortable size (4.07” x 2.01” x 0.76”), without sacrificing functionality.

When closed, the 5800 has the standard 12-key keypad, and additional buttons are placed in familiar places.

The HTC 5800 runs on the now standard Windows Mobile 6 OS, and the 2.4” display lists recently used apps along the top, and text and voicemail alerts below.

Since the HTC 5800 does not use a touch screen interface, the user will rely heavily on the D-pad, which some users have said can become uncomfortable after a time.

The slide-out keyboard is backlit for easy viewing, however there is not spacing between the keys, which could make typing difficult.

Additional features include:

  • - GPS
  • - BT 2.0
  • - Picture ID
  • - Ringer ID
  • - Voice Dialing
  • - IE Mobile browser software
  • - T9 (Predictive Text)
  • - Music Player
  • - Streaming video
  • - Speakerphone
  • - Micro USB charge port

The HTC 5800 allows you to sync with your Outlook, receive your email via ActiveSync and view and edit MS Word and Excel documents. It also switches from portrait to landscape mode when the spring-loaded full QWERTY keyboard slides open.

This phone appears to be a good candidate for busy professionals who need internet access and the ability to communicate quickly.

Operating system
Windows Mobile
400 MHz
Screen Size
2+ MP

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Common Questions

HTC released the 5800 on August 31, 2007.

We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the HTC 5800 user manual here.

HTC backs up the 5800 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your 5800 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact HTC support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find HTC's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The HTC 5800's screen size is 2.4 inches with x pixels resolution.

400 MHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM7500 400 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

2+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 2+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.


Internal memory is No. An external, MicroSD expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1050 mAh battery. HTC's performance ratings are 6.5 days standby time.

HTC 5800 Specs

Release date August 31, 2007
Regions available USA, Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850 MHz
1900 MHz
1xRTT, EV-DO Rev. 0
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

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Processor Qualcomm MSM7500 400 MHz
Internal Storage No
RAM 128 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1.49 W/kg
Body: 1.38 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1050 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Up to: 6.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Slider
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 10.4 x 5.1 x 1.9 cm (4.1 x 2 x 0.7 in)
Weight 138 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 65k
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 2.4 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light
Graphics Yes
Themes No
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification No
Screen Orientation Lock No
Multi-Touch No
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features -
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Standard / 12-key Numeric, QWERTY
Navigation Type D-pad
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer Yes
Voice Commands No
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Unknown
Contact Groups No
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange, Lotus Domino
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, EMS, MMS, Windows Live
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi No
WiFi Encryption -
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
2+ megapixels
2x digital
Additional Rear Camera Info
Brightness control, Effects, Night mode
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, AAC, WMA
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, WMV
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers No
Headset Jack Other / proprietary
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps No
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps Microsoft Office Mobile (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): SMT-5800, Fusion, S720

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