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1.0 out of 5 stars
Unreliable piece of tat, 8 Jun 2009
I've used Nokias for years and been happy, so I expected the 5800 to be as good.
Unfortunately, it was unpredictable from the start. I only use the phone for the essentials, calls, texts and the odd photo, as well as a diary.
I never got to using it as a music player because it showed itself untrustworthy very early on. Now it's dead after less than three months.
Yes it takes a while for the first bar of the battery to go, but it fair rattles through the rest of them, then gives up with little or no warning - and this with light use. The longest I've got it to last is four days.
When it runs out of battery it's a pig to get re-started, getting most of the way through start-up then suddenly re-booting two or three times.
After dying again from low battery on Friday night, it has now refused to re-boot and given me the following message: Start Up Failed: Return to retailer.
So it's goodbye Nokia 5800 for me. Trying to get my provider to replace it with a Blackberry. Looks like they will only give me another one of these pieces of junk instead.
What else went wrong? Well, it frequently locked on incoming calls, allowing me to take the call but requiring a re-boot afterwards.
Oh, and it can't even keep the time accurately, easily losing 15-20 minutes in a single day, then updating when I received a call.
So now it's dead, and I've lost numbers, photos, texts and my diary.
My colleague at work has one that's misbehaving in the same way, so it's not just mine. So if you're thinking of getting one of these - don't.