- Tram Ho
Launched in 2008, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is one of the most sought-after phones at that time. Although not the first Nokia phone with a touch screen, this honor belongs to Nokia 7710, however, the Nokia 5800 was released after the iPhone, even in the time when the touch screen became explosive, so it It is the touch phone that many people mentioned when talking about Nokia and the brand “XpressMusic” made it more famous.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a pretty good phone with more than 8 million phones sold in the first year of launch, this is a very successful product of the Finnish phone company when they are still at the top of the electricity market. phone. However, this is also the prelude to the collapse of a monument.
At the time of launch in late 2008, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic almost has everything you need from a smartphone, it is a powerful combination of N-series and entertainment XpressMusic series. It works on Symbian Series 60 operating system and receives lots of updates to improve performance.
However, Symbian Series 60 was quite outdated in the 21st century and this led to the collapse of the Finnish giant.
Interface of S60 UI
After Apple unexpectedly launched the 2007 iPhone with a touch-screen-developed operating system, Nokia, then the leader in the phone market, scoffed and said the touch screen. just a fad. By the time Nokia realized the mistake, it was late and the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic was the company’s late counter-attack.
Comparing Nokia 5800 with the iPhone at the same time as the iPhone 3G, Nokia’s Sybian phone still has many advantages, such as a sharper screen, a 16: 9 ratio suitable for entertainment, higher quality cameras and can record video 480p, right to the iPhone 3GS a year later, Apple can do this. The 5800 also has dual external speakers and expandable storage via cards.
But all that advantage is hard to rewrite that experience on iPhone. The Apple phone is developed specifically for touch, it has an ultra-sensitive capacitive screen that can recognize multiple fingers at the same time, the interface is suitable for touch. Meanwhile, Nokia only has a resistive screen and needs a stylus to operate, not ideal for a pure touch device.
Stylus on Nokia 5800
Symbian Series 60 is an operating system for keyboard phones, the 5th generation (later changed to Symbia ^ 1) has been improved to get the touch interface, but still not smooth.
Nokia also has another operating system, Maemo, which is used on the Nokia 900. This is not a new development operating system entirely for touch, but built on Linux. However, it also brings a more modern feel than Symbian with many main and widget, multi-tasking card. Finally, Symbian still won when MeeGo, Maemo’s “junior”, was only used on Nokia N9 and lost, but many still liked N9 and MeeGo.
Nokia continued to develop Symbian focusing on touchscreen for a few more years, Symbian Belle is the most similar version to Android, but you probably know the end of this operating system and Nokia. Nokia was short of stepping on the Android boat, and was rescued by Microsoft with Windows Phone, but Windows Phone also hit the iceberg and Nokia once again floated in the middle of the sea. Now, Nokia brand is quite stable when bought by HMD Global and transferred to Android.
To be honest, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is a pretty good device, it’s not a phone that makes Nokia decline, but it’s Nokia’s slowdown. With sales of 8 million units in the first year of sales, Nokia also has a decent revenue thanks to 5800.
The Nokia 5800 XpressMusic is priced at under 300 EUR at launch and comes with an 8GB microSD card, good quality headphones, AV cable and protective cover. Nokia later added 5800 some features on the high-end Nokia N97 through software updates.
Anyway, Symbian can’t compete in the era of touchscreen smartphones and the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic shows Nokia’s first deviation. A great, successful phone that carries a stain as the starting point for a monumental slide.
Source : Genk