Nokia Lumia 800 review

Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia is trying to catch up the market a little, because they collapsed after Android started to get power. They really made a good impression with the Lumia series. The Nokia Lumia 800 doesn’t have a top configuration but Nokia still knows to impresses us through its design, its elegance and soft optimization.

From the beginning we see that the Lumia 800 has the same construction as the Nokia N9 with few modifications at the screen so that Windows Mobile buttons can fit. It has a unibody housing made of polycarbonate which is shock and scratch resistant.

In front we have the 3.7 inches Amoled display with a resolution of 480×800 pixels which has Pentile Matrix technology and Gorilla Glass screen. Nokia has put on the Lumia 800 the ClearBlack display.

Is a good thing that the Lumia 800 has a dedicated camera button. The camera has 8 MP and Carl Zeiss lens. You can take photos in two ways:  4:3 at 8MP resolution and 16:9 at 7.1MP resolution. Its interface is very complex with many settings to choose from like scenes, white balance, effects, ISO and many others. You can turn on the camera directly from the dedicated button which is active only when you take the phone out from your pocket, thanks to the proximity sensor. Video recording is HD at 720p and 30fps.

The Lumia 800 can make voice calls and it’s doing it quite well. If I spoke about calls I must say that the ear piece speaker has an excellent sound.

The phone is equipped with Wi-Fi b/g/n with DLNA, bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP (you can’t transfer anything via bluetooth, not even between Lumia 800 phones). You can connect the phone to PC only through Zune; the microUSB slot is used only for charging. GPS is connecting very fast, in about 1 minute, and you can use Nokia Maps or Nokia Drive (it works offline).

Windows Phone 7.5 Mango works on a single core Scorpion processor at 1.4MHz based on Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset. The GPU is Adreno 205 and works with 512Mb RAM.

I forgot to say that Lumia 800 supports only microSIM and has a dedicated microphone for active noise cancellation. The battery has 1450 mAh and can “live” 1-2 days without being charged. It’s a lithium-ion battery thast why it doesn’t have a long life. The phone weighs 145g and has 116.5×61.2×12.1mm.

Also the Lumia 800 has office support with full licensed Office programs. It has X-box live gaming, an important function for those who like to play multiplayer games. Although the Nokia Lumia 800 is below the competition, it manages to bring something new on the market. It’s a stylish phone made by Nokia, with Nokia Drive which is very handy and the 8MP camera which gives us everything it has. In my opinion the Lumia 800 has the best camera on a Windows Phone smartphone.


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