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Friday July 2, 2010

Comparison - Nokia 5800 vs X6

By Jonathan Cheah
01 July 2010 The Nokia 5800 is still a favourite three months shy of its second birthday. It was in October 2008 that the 5800 was announced, and it has been atop the popularity charts almost ever since.  

In contrast, the Nokia X6 is a much newer model, but costs double the price of the 5800. Is the X6 worth the premium?  

We found that the X6 has slightly better specifications for the camera at 5.0-megapixels to the 3.2-megapixels of the 5800. 

Then the X6 has a good 32GBs onboard, and there is also a 16GB version but neither the 32GB or 16GB devices have expansion card capabilities.  

The OS for both the X6 and the 5800 is Symbian v9.4, so we shall have to say that this pretty much explains why the 5800 is so popular. There seems to be little purpose in paying double the price for a similar product with a slightly better camera and more storage.  

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic (codenamed Tube) (RM 710 725 AP) 

3.5G HSDPA + WiFi 802.11 b/g, Touchscreen Candybar, 3.2 MP Camera, 81 MB Memory + microSD  

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is amongst the first devices to support Comes With Music, Nokia's groundbreaking service which offers one year of unlimited access to the entire Nokia Music Store catalogue.  

The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a S60 5th Edition device with a resistive touch screen and tactile feedback. The device has variety of input methods: stylus, plectrum and finger touch support for text input and UI control (alphanumeric keypad, full and mini qwerty keyboard, handwriting recognition). It supports WLAN or HSDPA (3.5G). Supported WCDMA frequencies depend on the region where the device is available. Find directions and locations with the integrated A-GPS and included maps.  

According to Wikipedia, a prototype of this handset was seen in the 2008 Batman movie, The Dark Knight, Christina Aguilera's "Keeps Gettin' Better" as well as the #1 hit "Womanizer" by Britney Spears. The handset was also seen in Flo Rida's "Right Round", The Pussycat Dolls' "Jai Ho!" and Hush Hush and Katy Perry's "Waking Up In Vegas" music videos.  


Latest Prices  

Nokia X6 (RM 1350 1430 AP) 

3G + WiFi 802.11 b/g, Touchscreen Candybar, 5.0 MP Camera, 32 GB Memory  

Capable of playing up to 35 hours of music, the Nokia X6 is a powerful entertainment device, combining 32GB of on-board memory with a slick 3.2" finger touch interface. 

The Nokia X6 has a 16:9 widescreen optimised for photos, videos and browsing. With direct access to Ovi Store, the Nokia X6 is a hive of activity that brings 20 friends and virtual communities, like Facebook, to your homescreen. 


Latest Prices 

♠ JC 

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