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Topic # 58437 11-Mar-2010 23:41
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I'm seriously considering purchasing a Nokia 5800.  It ticks most of the boxes.  I would like to hear from anyone who has one on the XT network to find out how it performs.  Any network problems etc?

I have not been able to play with one and am intertested to hear how well the touchscreen works.  I am used to using the touch screens on Palm devices, I have a TX.  How would it compare to those screens?

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  Reply # 306454 12-Mar-2010 06:22
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Make sure you get the US version that does 3G 850,not the one that Vodafone sells.



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  Reply # 306503 12-Mar-2010 09:54
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Yes well aware of the need to get the 5800-2 version, thanks. 

Just want to hear from any users of this model on the XT network.




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  Reply # 306594 12-Mar-2010 13:15
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I have one running on XT. No problems really, except my SD card screwed out. Also I cannot send MMS at all, have checked all settings but can not figure out why. Haven't tried going into a shop/contacting Telecom as it's not that big of issue for me

One weird thing I've noticed is that I can't seem to use GPS unless I have credit on my account... No idea why that is

This is my first touch screen phone, so can not compare to anything but seems alright though I feel the screen should feel more solid to the touch, kind of like the new iPhones

Other than that it's all good if you like touch screen phones. You could always go into a Vodafone shop and play with one for experiences with the touch screen etc

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  Reply # 306601 12-Mar-2010 13:22
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ir1141: I have one running on XT. No problems really, except my SD card screwed out. Also I cannot send MMS at all, have checked all settings but can not figure out why. Haven't tried going into a shop/contacting Telecom as it's not that big of issue for me

One weird thing I've noticed is that I can't seem to use GPS unless I have credit on my account... No idea why that is

This is my first touch screen phone, so can not compare to anything but seems alright though I feel the screen should feel more solid to the touch, kind of like the new iPhones

Other than that it's all good if you like touch screen phones. You could always go into a Vodafone shop and play with one for experiences with the touch screen etc



Have you tried setting the GPS to stand-alone? It takes awhile for the phone in standalone mode to pick up a sat signal, but it does work.  I had a XT sim in my Vodafone 5800 while waiting for my Voda sim to arrive and GPS worked fine. The phone was using XT's 2100mhz band

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  Reply # 306602 12-Mar-2010 13:24
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@ OP

The touch screen is fairly similar to that of the Palm devices.  It is a resistive touch screen and as such will be fairly familiar to you as a Palm User.  I found the icons to be a lot more "finger friendly" than that of the palm.  I found myself using the stylus very rarely.


@IR1411

 

The phone is either

 

a) set to A-GPS and is using cell data to help determine your position

or

b) you haven't installed the maps locally to your phone.  The phone is downloading the maps as you navigate.  plug your phone into your PC and download the latest map loader from www.nokia.co.nz

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  Reply # 306608 12-Mar-2010 13:35
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Yes I have one. No problems with it at all, just the actual Telecom XT network which I don't need to go on about.

Big thing for me was that the OS was Symbian. And compared to other phones using Symbian it is really fast. Everything is smooth and no "lag"

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  Reply # 306621 12-Mar-2010 13:57
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ir1141: ....
One weird thing I've noticed is that I can't seem to use GPS unless I have credit on my account... No idea why that is

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Have you

   1. updated to the latest firmware (4.xxx)?
   2. *then* installed NZ maps (v3) onto your memory card?

I have always run the GPS offline.  Takes a minute or so to locate itself after activating the GPS.  Other than that it has worked well, both in GPS mode and in 'tracking' mode (Sports Tracker).




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  Reply # 307013 14-Mar-2010 06:33
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Thanks everyone for your helpful replies.

Looks like the 5800 is the way to go.  However since I have been looking around for info on the 5800 I have found that the X6 16GB (the model without the unlimited music download) could probably be bought in the US for about a $100NZD more than the 5800.  Originally the X6 prices were way over the top but at that difference the X6 is worth a look.

Thanks again for all of the help.





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