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Nokia Lumia 800 takes a swim in icy waters, snaps a photo, and lives to tell the tale

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Nokia Lumia 800 takes a swim in icy waters, snaps a photo, and lives to tell the tale
The Nokia Lumia 800 was the first flagship model for Windows Phone. Eventually replaced at the top of the Windows Phone totem pole by the Nokia Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 800 has shown off its toughness before. In November 2011, a one-year old took his Dad's Nokia Lumia 800 and tossed it off a balcony. The device landed on concrete and you would have expected that this would have been the end of that handset. But amazingly, there was not even one scratch on the glass or the polycarbonate body. The only problem was the power button which was loosened a bit.

Picture taken underwater by a drowning Nokia Lumia 800

Picture taken underwater by a drowning Nokia Lumia 800

So now we move ahead to a story that just took place on Saturday, again with the Nokia Lumia 800, but this time in Oulu, Finland. A man by the name of Kiiminki Egyptian Timo was diving, so he gave his friend his Nokia Lumia 800 to hold. All of a sudden, the ice broke and the friend and the phone plunged into the water. The friend was fished out of the water quickly, but the phone spent 10 minutes in what could have been its watery grave.

Once retrieved from the water, the SIM card was pulled out and after drying off for a couple of hours the phone booted up. The only problem with the handset is that the touchscreen doesn't register every input, which makes it kind of hard to use. Still, this is not a model with any type of water protection like the Sony Xperia Z, and it almost survived. Not only that, it also manged to snap a picture while underwater!

What kind of war story do you have about an incident that showed off the build quality of your current or past handset?

source: WPCentral

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posted on 09 Apr 2013, 19:53 45

1. jckceric (Posts: 11; Member since: 02 Apr 2013)


One time i dropped my iphone....... it broke.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 20:17 38

2. rsxl5 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)


It's your fault.... you dropped it improperly ;P

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 20:24 28

3. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


It was the earth's fault actually, shouldn't have been too hard on the iPhone.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 01:16 11

10. tech2 (Posts: 1737; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Wow........this is the first time ever I have watched at a posts section without any thumbs down on any comment !

Hope I've not jinxed it !

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:47 3

14. Rehankhan (Posts: 323; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


because these are all typical nokia trolls they go on every single article and troll about other companies you will never see hate on any wp/microsoft/nokia article

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 03:58 1

18. tech2 (Posts: 1737; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You probably are right !

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 04:42 1

19. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


You think other trolls are better than any of us??
And by the way, troll??
We? Troll?

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 08:12 1

22. tech2 (Posts: 1737; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


So by your first sentence you are accepting you are a troll ?

BTW, no trolls are of any good to anyone or anything. So asking a question like 'You think other trolls are better than any of us?' doesnt make you look very smart !

Also, Rehankhan had just posted a possible explanation for my remark. If you think otherwise please feel free to provide an explanation rather than trolling !

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:12

24. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Everyone at some point in this site has trolled somewhere. You don't need to think you're not...
If i replaced the term 'Nokia trolls' with 'Samsung trolls'...i know the hate i'm going to get...from you even; i know where you stand.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 11:58 1

26. tech2 (Posts: 1737; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Wow you are so full of hatred ! You think everyone on this site is a troll ? o_O

I like Samsung that doesn't mean I dont like Nokia and if you feel I troll and very well know where I stand. I'll be happy if you can find a comment of mine which qualifies in the definition of trolling.

Whenever I make a comment I present my argument/reasoning behind my statement (which probably is incomprehensible to you as you think Nokia haters are troll).

Lastly, put some sense before posting a comment. And I am still waiting for a reason why you think Rehankhan is wrong.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 15:33

28. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2992; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Bah! Pointless... Oh well, enjoy your victory. You win.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 03:06

16. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


is there is a proper way? How? Hahaha

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 01:24

11. lumia920 (Posts: 101; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


next time apply classical mechanics.. and find such a equation that will allow to drop your iphone and doesn't break. hehehe

posted on 08 Sep 2013, 13:46

29. Bernoulli (Posts: 1432; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


must have been a samsung

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 20:54 10

4. akki20892 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Not Bad......!!!

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 21:02 3

5. alterecho (Posts: 1051; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Wow, i didn't know the 800 too was built like a tank.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:01 3

12. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


It's Nokia. Duh.

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 10:13

25. akki20892 (Posts: 3226; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


Every phones from Nokia always Tank

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 21:33 14

6. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


Wow, for a phone, the picture it took underwater was already detailed. Specially when there are no water calibrations :D
the flash was good too...

Hey Nokia, guess you want to venture in the underwater camera industry too since you already got a nano coating agreement with another company :D

I wonder what the iPhone picture would look like, and the SG4, and the Xperia Z.

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 22:07 12

7. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5042; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Don't think the Lumias are weaklings, actually they are "secretly strong"...........................

posted on 09 Apr 2013, 23:47 6

8. alpinejason (Posts: 260; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


That's the Nokia I know.and love.and have always known they build the greatest phone known to man always have

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 00:27 3

9. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 494; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)


Even being crushed by ha bulldozer. xD

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:24

13. haseebzahid (Posts: 1797; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


how did that phone took the picture in water auto O_o

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 02:52 2

15. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


Wow, haven't seen a nokia comment thread without any reds for so long yet

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 03:08 2

17. xprimer (Posts: 43; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


wow! I love it. . .this is record breaking no thumbs down. . .

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 06:40 2

20. Dunknown (Posts: 80; Member since: 23 Jul 2012)


This is why Nokia is famous for its durability. In actual fact it is not just Lumia 800 nearly survive in the water but other Nokia phone too such as Nokia3250, Nokia 5800, Nokia N8. No matter how hard you try to spoil it, it wont spoil. Nokia is durable. Go Nokia!

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 07:14 2

21. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1085; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


i guess nokia trollers are hibernating, thats why its peacefull in here :D

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 09:46

23. nobelset (Posts: 268; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


Nokia just being Nokia...

posted on 10 Apr 2013, 15:00

27. DIYguy (Posts: 190; Member since: 27 Feb 2011)


PLEASE CORRECT ;)

The name of the guy is "Timo" not "Kiiminki Egyptian Timo"... :DDD

Kiiminki is the place he's from in Finland and I have no idea where you got the "Egyptian" part. The original article (http://www.iltalehti.fi/digi/2013040916881429_du.​shtml) dosn't tell the surname of the guy only his first name which is Timo.

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