Nokia’s touchscreen phone, the N5800 Xpress Music also known as the Nokia Tube finally has its specifications released. It comes with a 3.2 widescreen touch display with 640×360 nHD resolution, which provides a pretty large viewing area for videos and images.

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Navigation and Optics

There are a couple of ways to interact with the phone through the stylus or the finger for navigation and the mini qwerty keypad for fast text input. It comes with a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, although I would very much prefer one with 5MP.


Packed with 81 MB of internal phone memory, the package includes an 8GB microSD card with a memory card slot supporting up to 16GB.

At A Glance

The rest of the features that come with the phone is what I call standard features for the latest generation of phones today, apart from the A-GPS and Nokia Maps integration and the ability to browse and play songs directly from the Nokia Music Store.


Overall the phone should stand out pretty good as an iPhone alternative, both as a portable media device as well as a handy mobile phone.

Nokia 5800 XpressMusic Videos:

Phone specifications:


  • Form: Classic with full touch user interface
  • Dimensions: 111 x 51.7 x 15.5 mm
  • Weight: 109 g
  • Volume: 83 cc
  • Touch user interface optimised for one-hand use with tactile feedback

Display and 3D

  • Main display
    – Size: 3.2″
    – Resolution: 640 x 360 pixels (nHD)
    – Up to 16 million colours
    – aspect ratio 16:9
    – automatic orientation sensor (Accelerometer) for display rotation
  • 3D image engine

Keys and input method

  • Stylus, plectrum and finger touch support for text input and user interface control (alphanumeric keypad, full and mini qwerty keyboard, handwriting recognition, full screen handwriting for Chinese language)
  • Dedicated Media Bar touch key for access to music, gallery, share on-line, Video Centre and web browser
  • Voice commands
  • Physical keys for application launch key (menu key), send & end, power, camera, lock, volume up & down

Colors and covers

  • Available in-box colours:
    – Red
    – Blue
    – Black
    Available colours may vary per region.


  • Micro-USB connector, USB 2.0 High Speed
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • MicroSD card slot, small DC jack, Micro USB cable interface to PC (CA-101), TV out interface (CA-75U)


  • BL-5J 1320 mAh Li-Ion battery
  • Talk time (maximum):
    – GSM 8.8 h
    – WCDMA 5 h
  • Standby time (maximum):
    – GSM 406.2 h
    – WCDMA 400 h
  • Browsing time with packet data (maximum): 3.4 h
  • Video playback time (maximum): 5.2 h, Video playback time (maximum, nHD/Mpeg4) 3.4 h, VGA video playback using TV-Out with Stereo BT Headset 3.8 h
  • Video recording time (maximum): 3.6 h
  • Video call time (maximum): 3 h
  • Music playback time (maximum): Up to 35 h
  • Gaming time (maximum): 5.6 h


  • MicroSD memory card slot, hot swappable, max. 16 GB
  • 81 MB internal memory
  • 8GB microSD memory card in-box, expandable up to 16GB

Operating frequency

  • WCDMA 900/2100
  • GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA 850/1900 (Latin America and Brazil variant only)
  • Automatic switching between GSM bands
  • Flight mode

Data network

  • CSD
  • GPRS/EDGE class B, multislot class 32, maximum speed 296/177 kbps (DL/UL)
  • WCDMA 2100/900 with simultanous voice and packet data, maximum speed PS 384/384 kbps (UL/DL), CS maximum speed 64 kbps
  • HSDPA cat 6, maximum speed 3.6 Mbps (DL)
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g (3G version only)
  • TCP/IP support

Local connectivity and synchronization

  • Bluetooth version 2.0
    – Bluetooth profiles: A2DP & AVRCP
  • MTP (Mobile Transfer Protocol) support
  • TV out with Nokia Video Connectivity Cable (CA-75U, in-box)
  • Support for PC synchronisation with Nokia OVI Suite

Call features

  • Integrated hands-free speakerphone
  • Number screening for messaging and calls
  • Automatic answer with headset or car kit
  • Any key answer
  • Call waiting, call hold, call divert
  • Call timer
  • Logging of dialled, received and missed calls
  • Automatic redial
  • Speed dialling
  • Voice dialling: speaker independent dialling and voice commands (SIND)
  • Fixed dialling number support
  • Vibrating alert (internal), also with tactile feedback
  • Side volume keys
  • Mute/unmute
  • Contacts bar for 4 contacts with images and communication history (SMS, IM, email, web feeds)
  • Talking ring tones
  • Conference calling with up to 6 participants
  • Video calling: up to 3h, QCIF 176 x 144 pixels, low up to 5 fps, normal up to 10 fps, smooth up to 15 fps


  • SMS
  • Multiple SMS deletion
  • MMS version 1.3, message size up to 600 kb
  • Automatic resizing of images for MMS
  • Nokia Xpress audio messaging
  • Common inbox for SMS and MMS messages
  • Number screening for messaging
  • Distribution lists for messaging
  • Instant messaging client
  • Cell broadcast


  • Supported protocols: IMAP, POP, SMTP
  • Support for e-mail attachments
  • OMA e-mail notification support
  • Mail for Exchange 2008 in DL client, in 2009 embedded

Web browsing

  • Supported markup languages: HTML, XHTML, WML
  • Supported protocols: HTTP, WAP, JavaScript
  • TCP/IP support
  • OSS browser
  • Nokia Mobile Search

GPS and navigation

  • Integrated GPS for pedestrian and car navigation
  • Nokia Maps 2.0 Touch application


  • 3.2 megapixel camera (2048 x 1536 pixels)
  • Image formats: JPEG
  • Carl Zeiss optics
  • 3x digital zoom
  • Autofocus
  • Dual LED flash
  • Flash modes: On, off, automatic, red-eye reduction
  • White balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Centre weighted auto exposure; exposure compensation: +2 ~ -2EV at 0.5 step
  • Normal, Sepia, Black&White, Vivid, Negative
  • Dedicated camera key
  • Landscape (horizontal) orientation
  • Photo editor on device
  • Direct printing to compatible picture printers


  • Main camera
    Video recording at up to 640 x 480 pixels and up to 30 fps (TV high quality), up to 640 x 352 pixels and up to 30 fps (widescreen quality), up to 320 x 240 pixels and up to 30 fps/15 fps (email high/normal quality), up to 176 x 144 and up to 15 fps (sharing quality)
    – Up to 4x digital video zoom
  • Front camera for video calling
  • Video recording file formats: .mp4, .3gp
  • Audio recording formats: WAV (normal), AMR (MMS), AAC/MP4 (high quality)
  • Video white balance modes: automatic, sunny, cloudy, incandescent, fluorescent
  • Scene modes: automatic, night
  • Colour tone modes: normal, sepia, black & white, vivid, negative
  • Clip length (maximum): 1 h 30 min (high or normal quality). Dependable on available memory.
  • RealPlayer
  • Video playback file formats: MPEG4-SP playback 30fps VGA, MPEG4-AVC playback 30fps QVGA, WMV9 playback 30fps QVGA, MPEG4-SP playback 30 fps nHD
  • Video streaming: 3GPP and CIF
  • Landscape mode video playback
  • Video editor on device
  • Video Centre service supported: download and stream video content, WMV support, video feeds

Music and audio playback

  • Nokia Nseries digital music player
    – Playlists
    – 8-band graphical equalizer
    – selection by artist, composers, album and genre
    album graphics display and audio visualisations
    bass booster, stereo widening, loudness
  • Music playback file formats: .mp3, SpMidi, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WMA
  • Dedicated volume keys & immediate access to Music Player from Media Bar, dedicated music keys in the headset control unit AD-54
  • Stereo FM radio
  • 3.5 mm Nokia AV connector
  • Music Player
  • Nokia Music Manager
  • Nokia Music Store support
  • Nokia Podcasting support
  • Ring tones: 3D stereo ring tones, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 & video ring tones (3 videos and 9 mp3 songs built-in)
  • Integrated stereo speakers with surround sound (crystal clear hi-fi sound quality with dedicated audio chip)

Voice and audio recording

  • Voice commands
  • Speaker-independent name dialling (SIND)
  • Voice recorder
  • Digital stereo microphone

Personalization: profiles, themes, ring tones

  • Customizable profiles
  • Ring tones: 3D stereo ring tones, 64-tone polyphonic, mp3 & video ring tones
  • Themes

via Nokia Singapore