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.
Conclusion: The Lumia 800 is one of the best Windows Phones available. It’s a charmer to look at and feels good to hold as well. It also comes with a nice suite of useful Nokia apps, which help it bridge the gap with Android when it comes to turn-by-turn directions and mapping.
Pros: Vivid AMOLED screen, Solid design and curved glass, Good custom apps, Windows Phone 7.5 UI is easy to use
Cons: No front-facing camera, No microSD, Single-core processor, Poor video quality, No HSPA+ or 4G support, Unlocked in the US
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 800 will be running on the latest Windows Phone Mango, along with some exclusive goodies such as free 25GB SkyDrive cloud storage, Nokia Drive turn-by-turn voice navigation free app and Nokia Music with Mix Radio.
Pros: +Attractive one-piece design, +Responsive UI, +Simple control
Excerpt: The Lumia 800 is the first lovechild birthed from the union of Microsoft and Nokia. The two companies entered into a happy alliance in February 2011, with Nokia saying it would ship the bulk of its forthcoming handsets loaded with the Windows Phone mobile operating system.
Pros: The best Windows Phone we’ve seen yet. The AMOLED display really pops, and onscreen interactions are snappy and smoothly executed.
Cons: No front-facing camera, and the 8 MP rear-facing camera is subpar compared to peers like the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S. Not actually available in the U.S. yet.
Excerpt: One of the problems we've seen with Windows Phone devices thus far is that if you've seen one Windows Phone, you've basically seen them all. After all, how much can you do when all the phones feature the same basic specifications and are dominated by a similar touchscreen.
Summary: If Nokia is looking to get back into the U.S. market, the Lumia 800 is a great device to crack the door open. Its sophisticated yet understated design is one of the most attractive we've seen, and it's matched by the sleekness of Windows Phone 7.5.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 800 marks the start of a new chapter in the Nokia story. This Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 flagship device has big shoes to fill for a company that is looking to stamp its authority in the mobile industry. Find out more from this Lumia 800 review.
Conclusion: And so it begins, Nokia's partnership with Microsoft has reached fruition and the first taste is in our hands. Bearing in mind how quickly Nokia got this to market, the custom Nokia Apps they pulled out of the bag and the reformatting of MeeGo hardware to fit a Windows Phone platform, we can do...
Pros: Solid, stylized design, Nokia apps add real value to WP, Smooth, fast operation
Cons: Smaller screen than N9, High price, Battery life could be better, No front facing camera
Conclusion: We're very excited by the Nokia Lumia 800: it's one of the most elegant, pocket-friendly and unique Windows Phone 7.5 handsets on the market. The AMOLED display is extremely sharp with accurate and vivid colors that pop. The phone feels wonderful in hand and is very fast.
Pros: Elegant and pocketable design, excellent display.
Cons: Only available as an import for US buyers right now.