Summary: If apps are what sells a phone to you, then you should hold off on buying the Nokia Lumia 800. It's more than capable of competing in any other area, however, proving easy to use, attractive and well made. We like it!
Excerpt: Crafted from injection moulded polycarbonate the Nokia Lumia 800 cuts an impressive visual appearance, lining up at 12.1mm thick the handset feels reassuringly solid in the hand and satisfactory sturdy whilst remaining light, sleek and certainly pocketable. Amply sized without being intrusive the Lumia 800’s 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display is stunningly vibrant with the WP7 OS’s intense colours popping from the screen in crystal clarity.
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first overwhelmingly positive result born from two mobile underdogs. It’s essentially Nokia’s gorgeous N9 on the hardware side, packed finally with a mobile OS (Windows Phone 7) whose tombstone isn’t already chiseled. Its curved, 3.7-inch, 12.1mm-thick polycarbonate frame and ClearBlack AMOLED display looks and feels almost like the iPod Nano on growth hormones, which is a great thing in a sea of cheapo grey plastics.
Excerpt: Aaron takes an in-depth look at the Nokia Lumia 800 , the manufacturer's flagship Windows Phone device that's being billed by them as the "first real Windows Phone" device. Announced at Nokia World last month, the specifications list is decent, with a 1.4 GHz single-core CPU, 3.7-inch AMOLED display with Nokia's ClearBlack technology, 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, and Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) - though interestingly enough, it doesn't include a...
Excerpt: Aaron reviews Nokia's newest flagship device, the Lumia 800 . Announced at Nokia World last month, the device is shipping out to several countries this month and features a 1.4 GHz single-core CPU, 3.7-inch AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology, an 8-megapixel camera with 720p HD video recording, and Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango). Nokia calls it "the first real Windows Phone," though interestingly enough, it doesn't offer a front-facing camera.
Conclusion: As I said at the beginning of this review, I couldn’t wait for the Lumia 800 to arrive so that I could finally see just how well Nokia was able to marry Windows Phone 7.5, an operating system I already love, with the Finnish phone maker’s incredible hardware. I like the AMOLED display, but it doesn’t blow me away like the Super AMOLED Plus screens on Samsung’s devices.
Excerpt: Writing this review was emotional. I became deeply pensive, and at one stage called my mom to tell her that I love her and that I’ve found the perfect phone for her. It’s what the Nokia Lumia 800 does. It evokes emotive responses. It makes you, for the lack of a better word, gaga. I work with a panoply of personality types, and the Lumia 800 drew superlative praise from everyone. No hyperbole here, just plain, honest truth.
Nokia Lumia 800 Review - Surprisingly Good, Not Quite Impressive
17 May 2012
Excerpt: Unfortunately, Nokia’s decision led to a schism among the company’s fans who preferred one the three major mobile operating systems: MeeGo, Android and Windows Phone. Launched on the market a few months before Lumia 800 hit shelves, the N9 quickly gathered lots of fans and many favorable reviews from both media and end users alike.
Pros: The first thing that we think should make the Lumia 800 stand out is the appealing design. Windows Phone 7.5 Mango is also another consistent improvement over the original version, which lacked so many things like multitasking and copy/paste. Even though the phone’s 3.7-inch ClearBlack display only supports 480 x 800 pixels resolution, the image is simply amazing. Software-wise, the Office package and Nokia full suite of apps and services are also among the Lumia 800’...
Cons: Some may complain about the phone’s form factor, but personally I like the minimal look and rectangular form factor. Another downside of the Lumia 800 is the lack of a microSD card slot, but that’s a common issue for all Windows Phone devices. Telephony and multimedia areas could be improved as well via software updates. Sales Package Nokia Lumia 800 handset Compact Charger Manual Stereo Earphones USB Data Cable
Conclusion: We’re really impressed with the Nokia Lumia 800, it’s the best Windows Phone 7.5 phone to date. Build quality is excellent, it looks stunning and it’s very quick. Windows Phone as an OS is very simple to use and keeps getting better and better. We’d have liked to have seen a better camera and an NFC chip like the N9, but Nokia deserves to have success with the Lumia 800.
Pros: Fantastic build, User-friendly operating system, Excellent screen for movies