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Why Nokia phones beat Apple's iPhone hands down

While Apple's iPhone is a decent smart phone, it has many limitations. Nokia has several smart phones that offer far more smarts: the N series models, and the newest, "comes with music" 5800 Music Xpress.

Compare the features and benefits of Nokia's 5800 against Apple's iPhone and see why Nokia is the winner in smart phones.


The iPhone is bigger (115.5 X 62.1 X 12.3 mm) and is hard to use one handed. Nokia 5800 is designed to fit well into your hand, and beiing narrower (111 X 51.7 X 15.5 mm), is easy to operate single handedly.


Nokia 5800 is 25g lighter at 109g than iPhone's 133g.

Screen Resolution

Despite the iPhone having a slightly larger screen (3.5") to the Nokia 5800 (3.2"), the 5800's screen resolution is superior: 640x360, compared to iPhone's 480x320.


Nokia offers more flexible storage: a base 8GB with micro SD card expandable up to 16GB, as and when it's needed. iPhone offers two straight options: 8GB & 16GB internal memory.

Input Methods

iPhone: Finger only.

Nokia 5800: iPhone's touchscreen can be annoying for people who suffer from 'big finger', Nokia gives a choice of finger, stylus, plectrum, handwriting recognition.


iPhone lacks useful features like cut and paste function, saving email attachments, support for third party headphones, ringtones – all of which Nokia 5800 offers as standard.

iPhone applications are expensive, and often have software bugs and other technical glitches.


Nokia 5800's removable battery provides up to 35 hours of music playing time against Apple iPhone's fixed battery, which offers 24 hours.

Nokia 5800's overall battery power (8.8 hrs talk-time, 406 hrs standby) is about 30% more than iPhone's (5 hrs talk-time, 300 hrs standby).


iPhone: 2 MP, no flash, no zoom, no additional camera.

Nokia 5800: 3.2 MP, Flash, 3x digital zoom with Carl Zeiss lens. A second camera in front is available for video calling/conferencing.


iPhone: pay for and download music to your iPhone from Apple iTunes Store

Nokia 5800: "Comes with music" service is bundled with Nokia 5800 Xpressmusic phone, with one year's unlimited free download.

Video Calling?

iPhone: No. Nokia 5800: Yes.

Video Recording?

iPhone: No. Nokia 5800: Yes.

Voice Dialing?

iPhone: No; Nokia 5800: Yes.

Voice Recording?

iPhone: No. Nokia 5800: Yes.

FM Radio?

iPhone: No. Nokia 5800: Yes.

Web Browser

iPhone: Webkit based Safari browser, does not support Flash.

Nokia 5800: Webkit based browser, supports Flash lite.


iPhone: Bluetooth available just for handsfree; no file sharing.

Nokia 5800: Bluetooth available for handsfree and file sharing is possible. Plus the 5800 has better audio quality on Bluetooth with A2DP technology which iPhone lacks.


iPhone: Does not support message forwarding, multiple SMS deletion, sending SMS to multiple recipients and multimedia messages (MMS).

Nokia 5800: Supports all of these; plus it has MMS version 1.3, message size upto 600kb, and automatic image resizing for MMS.

As an overall smart phone, the Nokia 5800 wins hands down against the Apple iPhone. If you are looking to buy a Nokia smart phone check out the range at Melbourne Mobiles.