A Geek’s Dilemma (Nokia 5800 vs Sony Xperia)

Last week, I bought a Nokia 5800.

I’ve installed everything useful, including Garmin XT. It works like charm and I was in love, until today. A guy from Lowyat.net private messaged me, letting go of his Birthday gift, a Sony Xperia.

It is only sane to reject Xperia the offer, as I have a new baby, however there’s a twist. It’s an original set retailed at RM2.5k (at least). He only wants RM1.6k. After much consideration, I went ahead and emptied my wallet to fetch the spanking new unit. It’s hard to resist that kind of offer.


Now I’m sitting here, contemplating. Whatever it is, one have to go.

Nokia 5800 is downright simple, everything is where it is. Xperia on the other hand, is complex and a little too much for a user who only wants to Call, SMS and GPS. Dissing elegance and value, it comes down to user experience. What do I really want?

The last tough decision I made was back in ’05, breaking up. Now, I can’t believe I have to choose whom I want to be married to for the next 2-3 years.

Is this considered one of the crossroads in life? Harder than I thought.

ps: Treated mom to some fancy Arabic cuisine. I was so full, I had to remain seated for 20 minutes. Talk about nafsu!

pss: It’s NOT my intention to materialize girls. So don’t take it the wrong way


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This Post Has 49 Comments

  1. kalo aku pilih Nokia,sbb i’m not a fan of phone yg leh lipat,leh bukak sana sini,tolak atas-bawah…sbb xpercaya benda tu leh tahan lama 😀
    lagi satu, it collects dust!

    but Nokia tu nampak bulky plak dr gamba tu..haih

  2. Dont worry, I know exactly what you should do!

    Pegi solat istikarah, pastu tido. Then, i jamin mimpi tu mesti suruh you poskan the nokia one to me lol

    p/s : oh lamenye tak masok ini belog. 😮

  3. pergh giler argh.. xperia dgan 5800 memang tough giler dilema ni.. ohoho semoga berjaya memilih… :halo:

  4. ni mak-mak dtg nk membebel…

    pakai saja apa yg ada…. kalau nak dikejar byk benda yg kita nak dlm hidup ni

  5. vote for the might all-in-one! yeah! 😮

    Function is not just about beauty. It’s how you need it.

  6. lalala. pilih la Nokia tu.. tak pun pilih Samsung Android walaupun x keluar lagi. lalalaa~

  7. Sell me the Xperia then :p I played with Nokia 5800 before, I just feel browsing and typing on it is a pain in the ass, but over time that should be fine as you get used to it. Other that that, everything is good. Give me a phone will keyboard/keypad anytime. Xperia is really a mean machine.

  8. bukan ke xperia xda 3G capability ke..?? hurmm..

  9. Oh ya, if you want all the shits that can be used with your 5800, let me know.. hehe.. Symbian phones.. so addictive, with so many applications to choose from.

  10. Baik la mak.. Sambil tertunduk penuh kesipuan 🙁 🙁

  11. Bong, it’s heavy. Typing makes it tough actually. Nokia typing is fast and very light. For someone who doesnt like to exert much force like myself, Nokia is the way to go.

    Probably need to familiarize with the phone first. One thing about Windows Mobile, no shortcut. Or maybe I don’t know the how to’s

  12. Ade. Siap HSDPA 7.2mb lagi. But who needs video call? Unless you have a horny gf who wants to do some sick stunts over the phone, that’ll be a different story.

  13. Ade G1, played with it. Still ‘mentah’. 😮

  14. Some of the function maybe you don’t even need. Like touch scroll gallery. Other than beauty and hogging your RAM, nothing much can be salvaged. It’s just like toggling left or right, except cooler.

  15. but for me, i need the 3G++ capability bcoz i always use it to vcall my family and send mms via it.. hah..!! 1 more.. mentality of malaysia people.. the more power the camera of the phone, the more powerful the phone is.. esh3.. soalan yang pasti timbul kalau dapat phone baru.. “berapa megapixel camera tu..??” aduih~!

  16. uh uh. i see 🙄

  17. haha.. almost terlupa.. if i were u.. i will pilih the XPERIA.. hehe..

  18. I’m more inclined towards Nokia now.

  19. hahahaha…. awet muda la dok gelak dpn pc je

    You just made my day!

  20. talk about nafsu, it’s ‘why can’t i have both?’ question.
    but for me, the tube is good enough..

  21. i’ll choose nokia. look simple and elegant.. thats my style. 🙂

  22. Nice :up:

  23. Er, you can video call me. Hahahaha! I video call my parents, and girls.. 😛

  24. Ah, there! I am exactly opposite. I prefer my phone a bit heavy to ‘feel’ the presence, I never really like those ‘tiny, small’ phones when it was the hit. Nokia 5800 feels like a plastic toy in my hands..

  25. i’ll choose Xperia simply because I’ve been boycotting Nokia for years…n would like to stick to it..

  26. fuyoo!!
    dua-dua gue suka…
    nice blog!!!

  27. Samsung Android FTW !!!
    erm .. back to ur exact question .. if i were u .. i will be using the sony ..

  28. Woot.. Dah beli nak buat macam mane 😳

  29. Use N70 lah like me. U can SMS, MMS, Video Call, email & most important… U can make porn movie with it. Wahahaha!

    ps: Where are you Bong? Sarawak or KL?

  30. camera xperia mmg best, tap to autofocus *woot*, design pun nampak mewah..

    dump dua2, try HTC Touch HD..heh atau iphone 😛

  31. HTC Touch HD > Gile battery

    iPhone > Never on wishlist. Macam semua orang dah ade. Cool factor down. Plus, itu technology 2 tahun lepas. Bole GPS tak mae?

  32. stylus + windows mobile dah wujud bertahun sebelum iphone ada.. dan, 5800 lagi ramai user sbb diaorg settle mudah utk touchscreen.. asal ada..

    *iphone ni xde offline map.. kene store sendiri via third party apps.. tp accuracy Google Maps terjamin :)*

  33. Waahh.. tapi mati la nak subscribe data plan plak. Takpe lah. Aku still sayang kan duit aku dari bayar bulan2 kt ISP padahal tak pakai sgt pon.

  34. sony experia!

    tapi risau lak kalau sony ni sama ngn lain2 model sony yang lain, they tend to get slower in time. 🙁

  35. oooh, arabic cuisine memang sangat kenyang. hoho. jom jom, where’s my sushi. haha.

    i vote for nokia. lagi cun bebeh! kalau tanak nokia tu, bagi I pun, I sanggup terima. hehe..

  36. that’s my phone! and I hate it. HAHA.

  37. kenapa tak suka? i’m planning to get one for me. tak best eh?

  38. aku xpernah test xperia,so i’ll go with 5800.game racing die,aku suka!so, jual mane?5800 kah?

  39. well, ramai kata best. but it’s just that, too much functions for me. I use phone to call, sms, and mms je. take photos tu pun sometimes je kalau xde camera.

    tp yg bestnya memory byk gila, I dont even have to delete my messages. hoho xD

  40. My W800 works marvelously. It’s about 3 years old and the battery life is 3-4 days. Which is pretty awesome 😀

  41. Jom la sushi! You yg tak set the time and place. Obviously takde sushi in SA.

  42. Still inconclusive. At the moment, letting go Xperia.

  43. tapi tapi ianya sexeeeeey. jual u punya kat i!

    sebenarnya sayang, mana2 mobile phone yang ada memory card, semua boleh simpan messages banyak. =P

  44. seriously, i have my 5800 ,4 month old.it s a gorgeous machine. Cost half of xperia or an iphone. But what u want from a phone is in 5800. It s a really2 friendly user phone that comes with wifi ,gps(i use garmin..really2 amazing),opera and nokia photo browser beta is awesome! speaker is really2 loud and great!
    I hv my friend use omnia, but after months,he just use 20% of the phone. He got laptop, so why the hell he need to use windows mobile?summore 5800 also have wifi,can open microsoft document,pdf,zip.one more..the video recorder is absolute significant.but not for camera . worst than omnia. but still way better than iphone.

    my friend got iphone, the apps is great, includ the game.the sensor is great..but many games is hard to play..then later leave it there. only use for notes,music,sms,call,camera,website. hey! 5800 is wayyy better la..

    *1 tips..store ur files in memory card, not in ur phone memory.otherwise ur phone can be lag.if lag also, u can turn off the transition effects

  45. Already sold the xperia months ago. I only need a good one hand operation phone. 5800 fits nicely. What’s best is it’s speaker. Handsomely built, the loudest and sharpest of the clan.

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