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Here comes the comparison between the 2 touch device from Nokia and Apple.

Yes Nokia claimed that the 5800 XpressMusic device is not aimed to challenge the iPhone in any aspect…(but the upcoming Nseries touch definitely will) but there’s no harm comparing right?

Below is the table of comparison. Enjoy.

Feature Nokia 5800 Apple iPhone 3G

Touch user interface optimised for one-hand use with tactile feedback two-hand usage, multitouch

Screen 640 x 360 pixels (nHD) 480-by-320-pixel resolution at 163 ppi

Keys and input method Stylus, finger and hand-writing, voice commands

E-mail plain text (IMAP, POP, SMTP, Mail for Exchange) HTML (IMAP, POP, SMTP, Mail for Exchange)

Web browsing HTML, XHTML, WML, Javascript, Flash HTML, XHTML, WML, Javascript, no Flash

GPS free maps on the phone, voice navigation (optional), walk mode online maps only

Photo 3.2 MP, Carl Zeiss, dual LED flash 2 MP

Video 640×480, 30 fps, front camera for calls no video, no front camera

Music and audio playback stereo FM radio, 3.5mm jack, direct music store, not so easy sync easy sync, PC/Mac for music store

Ringtones mp3, video, lot of built-in crappy built-in, more available to purchase

Power 2G talk 8.8h, 3G talk 5h, standby 400h 2G talk 10h, 3G talk 5h, standby 300h

Browsing time 3.4h 5h

Video playback time 5h 7h

Music playback 35h 24h

Memory 8-16 GB, hot swap 8, 16GB

Bluetooth v2.0, tethering, sending files, vCard, A2DP (stereo sound), AVRCP (remote control) v2.0, mono, no tethering,
no sending files

Call extras caller name said during ring, video call

Loudspeaker stereo, very good (says Nokia)

Personalisation profiles, themes, ring tones profiles

Software active standby with calendar, todo etc. passive standby with photo

photo and video editor photo editor

Colors Red, blue, black white, black

Connectors MicroSD, TV Out

So which one do you think is better?

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October 17th, 2008

you shud add one more line: Coming to Malaysia: YES NO :-”

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@encik ryunosuke, ahaha thats very true :D

October 17th, 2008

i like the touch heptic on 5800. =)

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Nicholas, haha havent even try it wor u

NicholasNo Gravatar Reply:

@smashpop, at least iPhone doesn’t have it. Touch heptic is cool, so doesn’t feel like touching nothing.

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Nicholas, thats very true

SeaedgeNo Gravatar

October 18th, 2008

and loudspeaker wise, iphone is not ok at all (for me).. tak dengar langsung coz of puny speakers…

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Seaedge, oh yes. the 5800 is SUPER LOUD

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@smashpop, how loud is it compared to the n73?

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@ArunKarthik, probably 10% more

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@smashpop, wow! and to look at them, they look so tiny! lol! this phone keeps surprising me and making me want it more everyday!!!!! :D

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@ArunKarthik, ahahah no you cannot sound more excited than me! I am the most excited one! LOLOLOL kidding… lets go buy together when it launches :D

endlesszNo Gravatar

October 18th, 2008

ahh this is what i’d like to see..
so far i don’t know if the touch screen on 5800 is sensitive enough like the ones found on the iphone..

if it’s not as sensitive just like the touch diamond, then it’s pointless to have all those nice features..i’d stick to iphone anytime =)

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@endlessz, its very sensitive

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar

October 18th, 2008

apparently mobile-review did an extensive page on 5800 and they found it to be responsive to even slight touches.

and Jason, BEST POST EVERRRR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :P awesome job dude!

Oh and 5800’s got two speakers so twin stereo speakers! ;)

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:


October 18th, 2008

I would say 5800 is better thant iphone…iphone is not really that user friendly tho….i cant wait for 5800 to be launched..i wanna get my hands on that cool gadget..ahaha..

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Ernest, i think the iPhone is VERY user friendly.. eventhough i prefer the 5800

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@smashpop, no doubt, iphone may be even more user friendly than tube, i would have even bought the iphone.. but its features are the reason i wont be seen anywhere near it! For me (and millions of others out there), features matter more than flashiness. Anyhow, 5800 FTW! :D

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:


October 18th, 2008

I’ve always been a Nokia user, but one of the one biggest holes which I’ve noticed in Nokia S60 devices is its VPN implementation.

Even the version 1 iPhone can do basic PPTP connections. Nokia can only do the horrible and expensive to implement IPsec.

Eseries has been out for years, why isn’t Nokia covering PPTP and Open SSL/OpenVPN? It’s just softwares isn’t it?

This means a lot to those like me, who live in countries like UAE, China, & KSA where most of the cool sites/services like Last.FM, SIP, Skype etc, have been blocked for years.

This lack of proper VPN support hurts us financially, Nokia enough of this!

If you can pass on this message to Nokia, please do so!

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@IncidentFlux, hope nokia reads your comment :D

GeoffNo Gravatar Reply:

PPTP VPN exists for Nokia’s phone, but its made not by Nokia. I have tested one on N95.

October 18th, 2008

Very nice and detailed comparison. Nokia rocks.

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smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Nokia 5800, thanks mate

October 19th, 2008

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October 20th, 2008

5800, no contract needed
iphone, need contract or not needed only in some country

5800, target for teenager = cheaper
iphone, those high tech ppl/mac lover = expensive

5800, malaysia shipping
iphone, soon but never happen, even some web that protesting

Basic lor.

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Kenny Chun, very true. but this comparison is focused on its features. hehe prolly should make another table eh

zaqueNo Gravatar

October 20th, 2008

I agree on Kenny Chun on Price wise. Nokia owns on that part…u r targeting the teenager and young adults.

Other than that nokia has better features on phones compared to iphone…they are focus more to media device.

So for all in one in a phone…nokia is a better choice. :D

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@zaque, hi 5! :D

October 20th, 2008

Haha…I will go for Nokia 5800

First of all, price
second, the quality is not bad
third, I love nokia!!

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@hitomi, ahaha u is nokia fan? i is like!

hitomiNo Gravatar Reply:

@hitomi, hehe…I love nokia for its quality..though I never use nokia’s colour phone na

October 20th, 2008

Feature pretty much lor, except iphone more productive (business type) and 5800 is media (play based). but iphone cover flow nice lor

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Kenny Chun, that i agree

AlexNo Gravatar

October 20th, 2008

lucky i haven’t decide which phone to buy, saw the review of 5800, i start to loving it, lucky didn’t buy iPhone for the crazy price tag -_-”
btw, the only thing i scare is the s60 software and the browser

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Alex, the browser is actually quite dissapointing.

AlexNo Gravatar Reply:

really? so iPhone for the best browsing phone?
do u owned a iPhone?

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Alex, yes iphone is still the best phone to browse Internet

October 20th, 2008

Wow!! seem like Nokia’s better!! much better!! how about the price???

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@~T@!ra~, 279euro.. so abt rm1.3-1.6

BoyBawangNo Gravatar

October 21st, 2008

iPhone: flick scrolling
5800: drag scroll bars

iPhone: Standby Shortcuts = 100+
5800: Standby Shortcuts = 6

iPhone: single tap
5800: confusing mix between single & double taps

Interestingly, it’s still 5800 that i’m going to buy!!! :)

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@BoyBawang, about the third thing, you prolly need to double tap only when the menu item is already highlighted, this is to avoid accidental choosing if you wanna scroll the list of options. Though this is my assumption, cant be sure untill i have the device in my hands! :P

BoyBawangNo Gravatar Reply:

@ArunKarthik, I have played with the emulator. double tap is really inconsistent and has no practical reason. accidental click is not an issue because you can simply cancel it by dragging your finger outside the target like other touchscreens. In windows mobile you simply long-tap an item to select it and display popup options.

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@BoyBawang, yeah i’ve tried the emu too and well, like i said, still have to use the device personally to judge it completely! ;)

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@BoyBawang, dont worry about all those small things… its not as confusing as you think

October 21st, 2008

i still find iPhone is cooler . hahaha

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@DavidZMetal, probably cuz features don’t really matter to u? ;)

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@ArunKarthik, ahha good one

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@DavidZMetal, cooler but cannot record video wor… 2mpx camera without auto focus wor… cannot send mms wor.. camera no flashwor.. browser cannot support flash wor…. cool?

DavidZMetalNo Gravatar Reply:


hehe, but iphone dual touch function and its interface is really cool.

I’m talking bout coolness ya . not iphone is better :P

bobbyNo Gravatar

October 21st, 2008

what are the approx prices for both? is there alot of difference?

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@bobby, 5800 costs half what iphone 3g costs. and thats almost everywhere in the world.

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@ArunKarthik, yup

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@bobby, its 279 euro without tax

October 22nd, 2008

You guys dont see whats coming? You guys don’t see what Apple capable of. To me, I dont see any of the mobile phone companies out there that really really focus on their softwares. Comparing Nokia expertise in software development with Apple, is like comparing sand with a rock. The closest challenger to Apple’s iPhone, is RIM but recently Apple has just announced: They are now the third largest mobile phone maker by revenue, after Nokia and Samsung with a share market, slightly more than just 1%!

Read it yourself.

ArunKarthikNo Gravatar Reply:

@maverick, so you prefer sales do the talking rather than THE ACTUAL FEATURES??? isn’t that not thinking out of the box a bit?

October 26th, 2008

I was wondering since this is first of its kind from Nokia, will the settings be a bit screwed and does it lag or hang like the first Xpress Music 3250 did. I remember mine and my acquantainces’ hanged for a good ten minutes per message sent.

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Samantha L., eventhough its branded as xpressmusic… but this one is using a totally new symbian.. so dont worry. its just the branding… but the inside is totally different

October 27th, 2008

So it’s not laggy even if there’s files in it?

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@Samantha L., correct

October 27th, 2008

Alright, thanks!

TPSNo Gravatar

November 28th, 2008

when the phone will coming out?? wat is the price in malaysia.

smashpopNo Gravatar Reply:

@TPS, january,.. 2k or less

TPSNo Gravatar

November 30th, 2008

2k is the original price or ap??

Jundi93No Gravatar

February 14th, 2009

nokia 5800 XPM is the best 4 sure!
i’m going to buy it

ivyNo Gravatar

February 27th, 2009

will it come with all those accesories???

viruzzzNo Gravatar

November 18th, 2010

iphone. Yeah single click, but do you realise that to access certain option/features, nokia actually faster than iphone’s single click.. Example, iphone-menu, option,preference,organise. While nokia, menu,organise.. Faster :D

February 5th, 2011

smashpop, u should write another thing n that is can they work with itunes?

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