Nokia Lumia 800 Review

The talk of the E-Town is Nokia Lumia 800 these days. This is the first time that Nokia has abandoned the Symbian operating system and has hooked up with something that is more versatile with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. With Nokia Lumia 800 the Finnish Mobile phone manufacturer has given a neck to neck competition to HTC, Samsung and Apple who could be called the fathers of smart phones. In this article I am going to write a Nokia Lumia 800 Review to suggest if it gives a new direction and strength to the Nokia industry or is it dead.

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

As is evident from the pictures, the Lumia 800 has taken its design cue from the Nokia N9, with a fancy polycarbonate shell, a good screen, fast processor, 8-megapixel camera and consummate build quality. It is definitely one of the best looking smartphones that Nokia has produced for some time.

Lets have a look at its specification first:

  •  Software: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
  • Processor : 1.4GHz
  • Memory slot : No
  • Display : 3.7in 800×480 pixels
  • Connectivity : GSM/GPRS/EDGE/HSDPA, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Bluetooth,A-GPS
  • Ports : Micro USB, 3.5mm headphones
  • Camera : 8 megapixel, autofocus Video
  • Video playback : MPEG-4, 3GPP formats (H.263), H.264/AVC, WMV 9,VC-1, AVI, ASF
  • Audio playback : mp3, mp2, mp4, wma9, wma10, drm
  • Radio : No
  • Battery : Li-ion 1450 mAh
  • Size : 117x61x12mm
  • Weight : 142g


With a size of 117x61x12mm and a weight of 142g, it gives lot of space for the sharp 3.7-inch capacitive touch screen. At the same time it’s quite slim and sleek to fit easily into any pocket. It has a 3.5mm headphone jack on top, with the micro USB sync or charge port and micro-SIM. These are concealed under a tough plastic cover.

The AMOLED screen is covered with a tough glass and offers 800×480 pixels. The display is quite sharp but not as that of an iPhone or Samsung’s Super AMOLED screens, although difference is not that much. Picture and Video quality is absolutely great. It allows browsing using the default Internet Explorer 9 browser at an awesome speed.

Operating System:

Windows Phone 7.5 is possibly the most fun of all the operating systems available in market right now, its mostly because of the availability of lots of minute details, like the background picture could be selected from your gallery and various 3D effects.

Unfortunately it’s completely handicapped when it comes to the Windows Marketplace, because the number of offerings available in Windows is very less compared to iPhone & Android devices. However its growing now.

It allows multitasking and good social networking integration with Facebook and Twitter.


Nokia Lumia 800 has got 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, LED flash and autofocus. Albeit of all these features it’s a bit too fussy about light and also too slow to be a success as a quick snapper. So it does not gives you the ease of the camera as compared to an iPhone or Samsung Device. It records video in 720p HD at 30fps though.


The music player has a feature of free music streaming (a courtesy of Nokia Mix Radio). The functionality is free of cost but it limited for a time period and the best part is that it doesn’t even require a subscription.

Extra Apps:

It includes Nokia Drive satnav app, which uses the NAVTEQ software that Nokia now owns. This application is free to use and you can download the free maps before you go abroad, rather than relying on an internet connection the way you usually do with Google Maps, so this way you will save on roaming charges.


Nokia Lumina has on board of 16GM but like other Windows Phone handsets, there’s no microSD slot which would allow you to expand it further.


The 1450mAh battery gave a decent power. It give 36 hours of support. However the downside is that being a unibody construction the battery is sealed inside, which isn’t quite a deal breaker but is worth noting.

To conclude, Nokia Lumia 800 is a hi-tech phone which is a bit cheaper than the top Android handsets from Samsung and HTC. If you looking forward to buy a smart phone or specifically a Window’s Smart Phone then Nokia Lumia 800 is definitely for you.


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