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Review of Nokia Lumia 800

Read here the detailed review of Nokia Lumia 800.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first Windows Phone handset that came from the tie up of Microsoft and Nokia. Released in 2011, the device is still selling hot in the market. That shows the popularity and feature richness of the smartphone. Read here a detailed review of Nokia Lumia 800. this will definitely help you to rate the device.



Design and Exterior:

In its looks and design, Lumia 800 resembles small similarity with its predecessor- Nokia N9. But there are evident differences such as the screen size. Unlike the 3.9 inches screen of Nokia N9, Lumia 800 has a screen size of 3.7 inches. But the trend of bigger displays are getting popular. Nokia should have foreseen that. With day to day improving internet and media features, bigger displays will be of greater demands in the coming days.

The physical appearance of the Nokia Lumia 800 is really handy. If you are with a normal or small hand, you will find the Lumia 800 fitting cutely in your hand. The AMOLED screen pushed to the sides of the chassis and a cool curved polycarbonate shell gives the phone a very premium feel indeed.

Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia has really put in their effort to provide a uni body design to the phone. It has provided cute little flaps for the charging port and SIM slot. But the disappointing fact is that the battery of the device is inaccessible. The non removable battery is one of the major disadvantages of the device.

Display:

The Lumia 800's screen is one of the major highlights of the phone. The screen is protected with Gorilla Glass. The screen actually bends over the edges of the phone a bit. The Super AMOLED display of the phone is more colourful and vivid than the normal LCD display, which was an expected feature. Though the resolution 480×800 pixels is a bit lower compared to other phones of the range, taking in to consideration the smaller screen size, the resolution will result in providing a neat display.

CPU and Performance:

Lumia 800 is powered with a CPU of 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor. It certainly helps the performance speed of the phone.

Operating System:

The major difference between Nokia Lumia series and other Nokia phones is the fact that it uses the Microsoft Windows Phone operating system. Nokia Lumia uses “Live Tiles” for its home screen. You can scroll vertically those tiles to see the full list. These live tiles have made the operations easy. You can even move the tiles to different locations.

Nokia Lumia 800

Camera:

Here lies yet another the major disappointing factor of Lumia 800. the phone does not have a front facing camera. In this era of video chatting, it is really a disadvantage. Nokia has promised that the next Nokia device will be packing a front facing camera for sure.

Lumia 800's rear facing camera has the 8 MP resolution. It has dual LED flash light too. It is capable of taking images with a resolution of 3264×2448 pixels and video of 720p HD.

A nice touch on the Nokia Lumia 800 Camera app is that you are able to transition directly between the Camera and the Captured Shots and Videos by tapping the soft arrow icon or swiping towards the WP7 hard button bar, returning to the Camera by swiping away from the hard button bar again. This seamless mode of operation indicates that the phone belongs to the next generation set of devices.

But the video capturing of the camera is not as impressive as the still picture shots. There is no option to change the zooming of the camera while recording a video. Video quality in daylight provides good colour depth and sound, but the speed of response to changes in brightness and focal range is very poor. Although the image quality improves as expected when switching from VGA to 720p, the speed of response remains poor.

Though there are two flash lights, the Lumia 800 struggles a lot to record videos in low light. Focusing is seriously affected with low light.

Internet and Connectivity:

This is yet another positive feature of Lumia 800. the internet in Lumia 800 responses at lightning speed. It is really quick in loading the pages. It is true that it is nowhere near the Safari experience of Apple or that of Galaxies, yet it shows a very decent speed in browsing.

Nokia Lumia 800

For its connectivity, Lumia 800 has GPRS Class 3, EDGE Class 3,3G at HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 – RM-819, Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR, microUSB v2.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and GPS support.

Storage:

Nokia has built the phone around a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, which includes an Adreno 205 GPU. The device has a RAM of 512 MB. It has 512 MB ROM, 16GB internal storage memory. Yet another disappointing fact is that the device does not have an expandable memory.

Battery:

Nokia has been updating the battery capacity of Lumia 800 since its release. As per the reviews of our users, the device can give you one full day's battery charge with moderate use, which is quite below average.

Price:

Nokia Lumia 800 is currently available at a price of rupees 19,000/-.

Nokia Lumia 800

Verdict:

The Nokia Lumia 800 is a very attractive device with a stylish design and necessary weight to give a grip and execute a premium look. The user interface is rather quick responding.

The pre-installed Internet Explorer 9 is a very good browser, although it not the fastest available in the market. Every device has certain drawbacks too. The speaker of the phone is not at all impressive. The battery life of the phone also did not meet the expected level. As we mentioned above, the video recording of the phone is also bad. There were possibilities that people might choose to wait for the next Nokia device than buying this one. But, despite of the disadvantages, Lumia 800 is still a hot selling smartphone in India.

Pros:

• Good design.
• Smart Interface.
• Fast responding Browser.
• Good AMOLED screen


Cons:

• No Flash Video.
• No secondary front camera
• Non removable battery.
• No microSD card slot.
• Poor battery.
• Camera is average.
• Video recording is poor.

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Last updated on 26-04-2013. Published on 26-04-2013. Written by .
Category: Reviews
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