Note: We may earn commissions (at no cost to you) if you buy through links on our site. Learn more.
NOTE: This model is discontinued and may no longer be available to purchase new. See the latest cell phones or compare used prices.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic review

7.8/10 AVG.

Informr score
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 11 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

Operating system
369 MHz
Screen Size
3+ MP

What the Critics Are Saying...


OK then, what we have here is two newbies in the touchscreen league. A fact's a fact, but it's not exactly the kind of newbies everyone will look down at. Market leaders Nokia and the top selling smartphone platform must be ready to take a few beatings at the start of season but will hardly settle i...

- GSMArena team, GSMArena
Mobile Syrup

After along wait to officially release in Canada, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is finally available and can definitely rank up there as one of their best devices to date. Other standout devices have there place such as the Nokia E71 for an all around Smartphone, plus the Nokia N95 8GB for gaming. But...

- Ian Hardy, Mobile Syrup

Nokia's come to the table with really good, if not stellar, midrange hardware here...

- Chris Ziegler, Engadget

Given the current selection of touchscreen phones, we expected a lot from the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic. Sadly, it didn't deliver the experience we'd hoped for. The 5800's screen isn't the worst we've ever used but it lacks the responsiveness of the iPhone's and, at times, requires a stylus. That said,...

- Andrew Lim, CNET

There are a few minor physical design issues, too. The phone feels a bit hollow and plasticky. It seems well built, but it just doesn't have that rock solid feel that phones like the 5310 XpressMusic do. The covers for the microSD and SIM slots look great, but can be a nightmare to open. I also disl...

- Michael Oryl, MobileBurn

Prices (Where to Buy)

Common Questions

Nokia released the 5800 XpressMusic on November 25, 2008.

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

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

If your 5800 XpressMusic has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia'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.

Ask the Community


Manuals / User Guides Helpful Links Share / Embed

Maybe one of your friends will find this review helpful? Please help us spread the word.

Quick view

Screen Size

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic's screen size is 3.2 inches with x pixels resolution.

369 MHz

There is a ARM 11 369 MHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on proprietary operating system firmware.

3+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 3+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera useful for video chat and self portraits.

81 MB

Internal memory is 81 MB. An external, MicroSD (up to 16 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1320 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 17 days standby time, 515 minutes.

5800 XpressMusic Specs

Release date November 25, 2008
Regions available Canada
Mobile / Cellular Data
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/1900 MHz
SIM card size
Dual SIM No
Operating System No

Compare Symbian Smartphones

Processor ARM 11 369 MHz
Internal Storage 81 MB
RAM 128 MB
ROM 256 MB
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation No
SAR Head: 1 W/kg
Body: 0.55 W/kg
Languages No
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Carrying case, Data Cable, Hand Strap, Headset, Manual, Software CD, Standard Battery, Stylus
Power & battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 1320 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 Up to: 515 minutes
Standby Time Up to: 17 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Colors Black, Gray, Red, Blue
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.1 x 5.2 x 1.5 cm (4.4 x 2 x 0.6 in)
Weight 109 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution x pixels
Pixel density Unknown
Size 3.2 inches
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
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 Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry T9
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock No
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, SMTP
Additional Email Features -
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, BPP, DUN, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g
WiFi Encryption Unknown
Mobile Hotspot No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD (up to 16 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out Yes
DLNA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
Main Camera
3+ megapixels
3x digital
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, White balance
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps, up to 216 minutes
Front Camera
Additional Front Camera Info
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA
Radio Yes
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats MPEG-4, WMV
Streaming Video No
External Speakers No
Headset Jack 3.5mm
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 Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Yes
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
Additional comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia Tube

The 5800 is available with either European HSDPA, North American HSDPA or as a GSM only phone no 3G connectivity.
Related Links Manual (PDF)
Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Reviews
Where to buy Nokia 5800 XpressMusic
Suggest a correction