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Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition (photos)

CNET takes the Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition out for a test drive. Check out photos here.

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Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition

The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition shares many of the same features as the XpressMusic version of the 5800, but as its name suggests, the focus of the phone is on navigation. It ships with Ovi Maps with free voice-guided directions and other premium content as well as accessories for the car, including a cradle and mount and car charger. The phone costs $299, which isn't bad considering you get all those navigation features and it's unlocked.
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Design

Physically, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic and Navigation Editions are the same, except for some slight variation in the bezel color.
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Size

The Nokia 5800 measures 4.37 inches tall by 2.03 inches wide by 0.61 inch thick and weighs 3.84 ounces. It's slightly on the thicker side, but it's still light, so it won't weigh you down in your travels.
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Right side

On the right side, you'll find a volume rocker, a lock switch, and a camera activation/capture button.
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Top view

On top of the device, there is a power button, a power connector, a 3.5mm headphone jack, and a Micro-USB port.
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Display

The 5800 features a 3.2-inch resistive touch screen with a 640x360-pixel resolution and support for 16 million colors. The display is clear and bright, but it washes out slightly in bright sunlight and the smaller screen size can sometimes make it hard to read maps in the car.
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User interface

The touch screen is responsive, but the user interface can be a little confusing at first. For example, some menu items require one tap while others need two.
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Physical controls

Though you'll use the touch screen for most things, there are several physical controls beneath the display, including Talk and End keys and a main menu button.
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Ovi Maps

The Nokia 5800 Navigation Edition ships with Ovi Maps, which provides voice-guided directions with text-to-speech functionality, 3D landmarks, satellite maps, weather information, and much more.
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Camera

The Nokia 5800 features a 3.2-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, a dual-LED flash, autofocus, and video recording capabilities.
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Picture quality

Its picture quality was sharp and vibrant. The flash could be a little too harsh at times, but it was more helpful than not.

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