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Nokia Lumia 800 against the world: specs comparison

Nokia Lumia 800 against the world: specs comparison
The Nokia Lumia 800 has finally been announced and it's the "first real Windows Phone," as Stephen Elop himself put it. But fancy words aside, what does it really hide under that beautiful pillow-shaped display? The guts are what really matters in the Android world, but even the iPhone has jumped into dual-core territory. 

The Lumia 800 however stays single-core with a 1.4GHz Snapdragon MSM8255 processor. Nonetheless, we shouldn't just judge a book by its cover, nor a phone by its specs. We've seen that the first wave of Windows Phone might have seemed underpowered compared to the well specced competition, but still managed to deliver a flawless, buttery smooth experience.

We don't expect this to have changed much in the Nokia Lumia 800, but we couldn't resist the urge to put its technical details alongside its biggest competitors on iOS and Android: the iPhone 4S, the Samsung GALAXY Nexus, the Motorola DROID RAZR and the Samsung Galaxy S II. Do you consider it capable of competing with those heavyweights? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

Nokia Lumia 800 against the world: specs comparison

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posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:53 8

1. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


But which one never lags at the homescreen?

Pawned.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:54 2

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


and I think it should be compared to other Windows Phones. Too unfair with Android and (iOS)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:56 6

4. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


None of them should lag at the home screen.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:14 2

34. redmd (Posts: 883; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


PA, are you writing "specs comparison" to put Nokia to shame?

Everyone here knows WP handsets are almost all the same from the start and won't be deviating from the strict requirements Microsoft imposed. Too bad, such are what we categorize now as mid-range.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:33

35. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


to be more fair, you should throw in a BADA set, or an the SGS1+ or whatever its called, since they are in the same ball park.

Look, its nearly on par with the i4s :)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:34 1

38. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


the camera comparison should include the fact that its a Carl Z with a much better aperature than most.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:56 2

3. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Shouldn't you compare it to other windows phones?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 05:58 6

5. Mozarrt (Posts: 295; Member since: 08 Oct 2011)


Atleast it wins in the looks department.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:01 2

6. pongkie (Posts: 501; Member since: 20 Aug 2011)


hmmm no gorilla glass don't like, PA should also do comparison with other WP mango

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:22 6

19. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


no gg
no 4g
no front camera
smallish screen
small processor
small battery
half the ram
no SD card slot

and its still half an inch thick? im sure mango is cool, i like WP7, but this design seems awful. are they planning on giving these things away?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:29 7

21. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


512 MB of RAM are quite enough to run WP7.5 perfectly and fluidly.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:37 1

23. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


it may be able to now, but 6 months ahead into q2 2012, are you sure it can maintain that smoothness, and run apps on par with other OSes?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 10:20

43. GJanee (Posts: 214; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


of course it will be. wp7 was made so, that it won't need powerhouses to run. if they'll come with more xbox live games whose graphics are far better than the current ones, they'll definitely update to that. but i don't think it's that close because the graphic chips are prettymuch kickass in these devices, as far as i'm concerned, and can hold on for a while.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 15:45

52. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 753; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


As a user, I can say yes from personal experiences. My WP is still as crisp as day 1... Android on the other hand has had a lag since day one, and has increingly slowed down and become problematic.

For all the pros and cons of each OS (because they all do have many pros AND cons), reliability and speed is not an issue FOR ME on my WP so far...

And I have loaded it with media content from movies, recorded videos, MP3s, voice recordings, documents....

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:46 2

27. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


my post is just to question the thickness.

you see a phone thats half an inch thick and you'd expect to find some hardware taking up all that space, but there just isnt. points to poor design in my eyes.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:53 3

28. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


512 mb of ram is all the i4s has. wp7 is a more simplified OS halfway between iOS and Android. It doesnt need as much horsepower. It was running smooth as silk on a S1 snapdragon for gods sakes.. lol


At least they went to the best of the best for single cores.. the over clocked Hummingbird.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:56

29. nanozander (Posts: 68; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


That's what Symbian users say... And fans of cirtain android manufacturers who don't provide enough RAM in their android devices.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:35 1

39. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


each OS is different. iOS doesnt need the horsepower. Android does. WP7 is somewhere in the middle, but closer to the iOS side than the android side in power needs.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 13:23

47. Habib (Posts: 114; Member since: 26 Feb 2011)


ah this phone has bigger screen thn the Iphone 4S and same exact RAM, both not extendible SD CARD, and its 3g so what m i missing ?
and the battery even though its small in numbers, delivers. Lets really look at the comparison then put the specs Ayephoner!( that xplains everything)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 16:08

53. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


my concern is with the thickness.

why is there that much volume if the hardware is not there?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:02 3

7. rycx365 (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


It's the thickest by quite a bit

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:03 2

9. rycx365 (Posts: 37; Member since: 18 Mar 2011)


But who cares, it looks the best :)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:02 2

8. bigboss (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


After all windows phone needs less resources than iOS and of course android. How can you expect an efficient worker need a thousand assistants? Just because an average inefficient worker needs so?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:13 2

16. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Actually, i'd put it this way: How can you expect a small project to need a thousand workers to complete it, just because these bigger projects need so?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:03 1

10. assasyn32 (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Oct 2011)


no front camera????????

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:04 1

11. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Why do people care about looks so much?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 12:49

46. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Why do people care about having more points in some benchmark so much ?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:08 1

12. rd_nest (Posts: 769; Member since: 06 Jun 2010)


RAZR is not using TI 4460. It's using 4430.

http://developer.motorola.com/products/droid-razr-xt912/

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:46

26. Victor.H (Posts: 411; Member since: 27 May 2011)


Thanks, rd_nest! We've corrected this.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 07:42 2

33. ayephoner (Posts: 837; Member since: 09 Jun 2009)


i hope you already have it planned, but can we see another razr vs. galaxy nexus article? the first one has some missing info (processor for starters).

maybe once the devices are made official and you get to review final builds of each. thanks victor.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:11 1

13. kamen (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


And the standby? Mediocre - 265 hours. My Desire HD is at 420 hours and lasts 3 days. I cannot imagine the 800 lasting more than 2.
That was my phone of choice but may need to wait for the 900 :)

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:15 1

17. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Why are you even thinking of switching from android to WP7? Just a question.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:23 2

20. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


What's wrong with his decision? can't he try out a different OS?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:46 1

25. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 466; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


I said just a question..?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 07:12

32. kamen (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


I am curious - that's all :) I am still using my N82 once in a few months. Plus, will not be trowing away my DHD

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:37 1

40. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


WP7 is an exellent platform. Its just a lil green around the edges. With the enhancements that nokia is bringing and influx of developers that will come with the increase in sales, it will come into its own in the next year probably.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:11 2

14. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


I think with this movement Microsoft and Nokia are going to suceed in gaining the third place in market share.

I forecast the following with regard to market share for the next year:

Android: 55-60%
iOS: 30-35%
Windows Phone: 10-15%

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:38 1

24. Firedrops (Posts: 215; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


I forecast Nokia continue making blunders like the N9, then blaming the market for it not selling.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:12 1

15. kamen (Posts: 84; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


PA.com, why didn't you put the Titan in? It's WP7 after all

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:20 1

18. SpanishDeveloper (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Aug 2011)


Because HTC Titan doesn't deserve it xd

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:32

22. bigboss (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Simply because Android doesn't have Nokia with them whereas Windows Phone has.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 06:58

30. AhmadAlsayegh (Posts: 253; Member since: 18 Jul 2011)


hmmm, i thought the Lumia800 had 512ROM and 1GB of RAM, correct me if am wrong, PA?
the 710 is the one with 512 RAM

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 07:09 3

31. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


well...even kids know that andro is fat ugly cow.
if it needs 1 gig to run "quite" fluid, manufacturers don't have any other choice.
IOS is much more better in energy efficiency (not always, but most of the time) and IP4S has 512 mb as well.
Andro is lagging even on high end andro devices.
WP7 is smoother on 1 ghz cpu, so should they throw into 1 gig because it looks better in spec sheet comparison???? The most important thing is it going in daily basis.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:33 1

36. jsnruthlis (Posts: 2; Member since: 30 Sep 2011)


nearly half an inch thick?! wow. looks great in pictures but sure it wont be as attractive in hand considering its brick thick.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:33 1

37. vivek.ray (Posts: 22; Member since: 08 Apr 2011)


Does spec comparison matters , IMO Microsoft is now best efficient OS developer . I am not a MS fan or any other OS hater , its just that WP7 is much resource efficient than other mobile OS out there .

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 08:43 1

41. snowgator (Posts: 3209; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


As I imagine most of the posters here are in the US, let us not forget that Nokia is aiming these two products to the Europe and Asia markets. From what I can tell, lesser expensive devices sell better in those areas. I am still hooping for a Nokia 900 sighting, which is the handset aimed to introduce Nokia Windows to the US.

It still will not hold a candle to the high end Androids in a spec war. But it should provide a flawless performance on WP. I do wonder if the single core processors will allow for an upgrade to Windows 8, though.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 09:53

42. sciencegeek (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


Nokia wins in my book. Just looks too damn good on the outside to really care about what 's inside....just like Megan Fox

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 10:49 1

44. downphoenix (Posts: 2307; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


Nokia makes great phones, but talk about some disappointing specs. It took them THIS LONG to come out with THIS?

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 10:51 1

45. joaolx (Posts: 353; Member since: 16 Aug 2011)


Nokia looks a little outdated.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 14:43 1

48. 530gemini (Posts: 2198; Member since: 09 Sep 2010)


Hahahaha, android fanboys are defending this Nokia device, which confirms what I said that android fanboys are nothing more than Symbian lovers who hated the iphone so much, hahahaha

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 21:18

55. remixfa (Posts: 13903; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)


or were not close minded idiots who cant see past one platform.. like uhhh.. you.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 14:47

49. wisdom01 (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


THE USA WILL ONLY GET THE NOKIA 710 TOY PHONE. KISS MY A$$ NOKIA.

http://www.nokiausa.com/

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 14:50 1

50. wisdom01 (Posts: 10; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


ATTENTION!!!! USA you won't be getting the Nokia Lumia 800....you get the toy Nokia Lumia 710 haha.....as usual Nokia still shuns the US markets.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 15:16

51. meetlens (Posts: 2; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


this comparison does not make any sense.why put dual core if the phone can handle almost everything on single core.its all about the OS being used. 1.4ghZ and 512ram is more than enough.look at all those huge batteries but still they struggle.if mer spec is what you desire,then the nokia ACE will be ok for you.

posted on 26 Oct 2011, 20:25

54. henrickrw (Posts: 404; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Well boys... The Lumia looks as sweet as the N9, but I prefer my GS2.

Maybe I will get a Lumia, but as my day to day phone.

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 03:34 1

56. MobileTx (Posts: 5; Member since: 17 Sep 2011)


Windows Phones Waste Of Money !!!!!!!!!

posted on 27 Oct 2011, 08:33 1

57. aravinddr (Posts: 12; Member since: 27 Oct 2011)


its a first combination of nokia with universal os provider Windows...apart form considering the speccc...lets get and see the device and see its over all performance and let we all can really COMMENT on lumina 800.......

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