Windows Phone 7 Nokia Lumia 800 Review

By Muhammad Faisal 1 comment

Nokia's back, and in style, too. With looks that could maim, a vibrant AMOLED screen and beautiful build quality, the Lumia represents the first fruits of the Finnish handset-wranglers unholy union with Microsoft. Windows Phone 7 has met its perfect match.

Build and styling

Machined from a block of tough polycarbonate, the 800 feels great in the hand. There's no speaker panel to ruin the lines, just tiny holes milled into the side, and the screen melts into the body. Only a slight rattle from the buttons stops it having the soothing tactile solidity of a Zen worry stone.

Battery life
Daily recharges are a fact of smartphone life, and this one's no exception. Nokia is usually strong on battery, but the Lumia 800 can begin to flag as the day goes on - especially if you're using it a lot and taking advantage of key features such as instant email delivery.

In use
The Lumia's processor is tuned to 1.4GHz, but it's just a single-core. Despite that the user experience is breezy, with swipes being greeted with slick page transitions. The virtual keyboard is responsive and offers clever auto fill options, but like the iPhone's feels a touch cramped.

The screen
It's a 3.7inch AMOLED, to which Nokia's added its own Clear Black display tech. The result is just as vividly colorful as the best AMOLEDs, though others are a touch crisper. The screen's glass is slightly curved, making it feel good on the face, and still photos and videos look superb.

The camera
True to Nokia's rep for making great cam-phones, the 8MP stills this Zeiss-lensed snapper produces are sharp and detailed with a realistic color palette. It also provides neat effects and control options. Max video res is 720p and you can't zoom while shooting, but footage is silky smooth.


Logitech Mini Boombox

This is tiny Boombox fits into your hand out sounds much bigger. It last for 10 hours between charges, and connects to the Lumia via Bluetooth.

Jawbone Icon HD

As style-conscious as the phone, the Icon HD has noise cancellation and great sound quality. Chatting aside, it can be used for listening to podcasts and music (in mono, obviously).

Beats By Dr Dre Tour headphones

Beef up the Lumia's audio talents by upgrading to these light weight buds, which packs superior noise-isolation and built-in mic controls.


Camera 8MP/720p video

Display 3.7inch, 480x800 pixels

Processor 1.4GHz single-core


Data speeds HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.8Mbps

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1 comments for this post

  1. Superb one. I can imagine a perfect sharpness of photos of this Lumio. I will keep it in mind.
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