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Nokia's Lumia Windows Phones – was it worth the wait?

0. phoneArena 28 Oct 2011, 06:16 posted on

After all the waiting to see an actual device, we can't help but wonder – are the Lumia Windows Phones good enough to help Nokia reestablish its brand as a premium phone manufacturer in today's landscape?...

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posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:20 4

1. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


no. but for nokia fans, it might be.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:04 6

19. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)


it proves that phonearena is truly against nokia...

PHONEARENA don't understand business..

nokia is just re-used the design hardware of 603 and N9 because they dont have time to spend designing a monsterous specs YOU want...

it is really a good move of nokia because they make a solution s fast even though they are not ready of making wp7 this year...GET IT PHONEARENA!!!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:52 3

26. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)


Agreed not really woth the wait except for a niche nokia fan base. Phonearena made an interesting point of how buyers will see its from nokia and know its reliable,phonearena doesn't obviously have and real retail phone experience as I can tell you that the n8 and c7 and c3-01 have been some of the most problematic phones my shop has ever stocked (outside of all the iphone 4 faults and dropping calls complaints),all sorts of problems arise ranging from these 3 phones freezing,turning off,screens going blank etc.

Sometimes repair engineers reports say it was software problems sometimes hardware so its not symbian itself to blame although symbian on the vivaz was a nightmare of a phone.

Tbh even some of the affordable nokia basic calls and texts phones these days are proving troublesome at times,nokia has really fallen behind

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:55

33. hari120 (Posts: 21; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


wp suxxx

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:36 1

2. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


the Galaxy Note however ...

Nokia Lumia 710 will be against last year's wp7 handsets whose price just went down accordingly. Now an average Joe would ask why he should choose Nokia over HTC Samsung LG WP phones.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:37 4

3. Andman314 (Posts: 61; Member since: 27 Apr 2011)


No the Nokia Lumia Windows Phones was not worth the wait. Its just another windows phone. Im not a big fan of the new windows phone 7. Do get me wrong i had a windows phone before the iphone came out. But today windows phone all do the same thing and all look the same. I call the WP7 iphone light. LOL

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:40 8

13. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


It's called a unified experience.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:41 2

4. ryq24 (Posts: 739; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


no its not.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:50 2

5. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


I guess you guys didn't even read the post, sad

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:54 3

6. redmd (Posts: 1279; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


I read it. In my opinion, it's not worth the wait. You guessed wrong.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 06:58 5

7. bigboss (Posts: 79; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)


As long as I get extra features like free navigation and music I would wait for that.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:00 2

8. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


The reason why I say it it's because most people just read the title and not the whole poest, why is it so hard to be objective???

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:15 3

10. Padmasali (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


No... But it is a Start of Good things for Nokia...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:28 5

11. Padmasali (Posts: 15; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


Nokia all ways had premium look on his hardware section of phone... but, now it get perfect OS for his phone... so it will be a success in future...

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:38 2

12. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


You're right, the only thing Nokia was lacking is a good OS, but now that they got WP7 with a ''nice and smooth UI and no Fragmentation'', they have a great opportunity to succeed

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 07:41 3

14. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


It's worth the wait.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:03 3

15. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Going for a higher spec at the entry will not assure you success, the 800 is worth the wait looks good. I will get one.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 08:49 4

16. bluechrism (Posts: 99; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)


Just want to mention that around the web and on various podcasts i've heard people pleasntly suprised that nokia has 2 devices ready for sale to the public. Microsoft has a faily locked down set of specs still anyway so an NFS dual core device with expandable memory and TV-out was never an option here. The hardware is basically the same as the Nokia N9 and Nokia 603, but with a different set of internal components. If you do a hardware spec comparison on these devices, apart from the processor speed, I think you will find the MeeGo (N9) and Symbian Belle (603) devices are ultimately the better spec options: (NFC, tv out, front facing cameras, full offline mapping with full nokia maps, better support on your pc, more RAM (N9), more built in memory (N9), FM Radio and transmitter (603), expandable memory (603), USB on the go, bluetooth file transfer, probably some things i've missed).

Nokia had almost no impact in windows phone mango so for any sort of software side differentiation was going to be in apps and offline mapping is nice. However, for anything with real nokia innovation in software and hardware we probably need to wait for Apollo, which nokia will undoubtedly have had impact in and hopefully there will be a more hardware freedom as well. However, compared to the other windows phone devices, these should be competitive at both the higher end with the 800, and the entry level (for windows phone) with the 710.

Was it worth the wait - Yes, although there was no WOW moment like with the n9 launch, but ultimately a bit better than i expected. Many nokia followers have felt for a while that the nokia windows phones to get excited about won't be announced until next year, and the ones now are a good, solid start.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:31 2

17. jasongohjr (Posts: 75; Member since: 26 Sep 2011)


If it doesn't lack the ff cameras.... ): hopefully there is a 900 to be at the best of the best wp7

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 09:50 1

18. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)


Dear PhoneArena: The 800 series phones from Nokia are NOT flagships! Only the 900 series phones will be considered flagships. Get educated about these things, will ya?

Anyway, yes, it was worth the wait. And the U.S. launch in 2012 will definitely be worth the wait!

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 23:35 1

32. Eingild (Posts: 203; Member since: 19 Apr 2011)


The least thing you can do is to say it properly and with a respectful tone.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 10:49

20. T12RYK (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 Jun 2011)


I'm torn between getting this or the HTC Titan now...
I do like Nokia Maps and used to to used to use it all the time but don't thnk its enough to sway me from the big screen the Titan has.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:03 1

21. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


yeah, but keep in mind that the screen resolution is inferior compared to the screen size, so I guess the Lumia 800 is the best of the bunch.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:03

22. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


I'm extremely exciting about getting the Lumia 710 but I was expecting more from Nokia. They put a display with 1000 Nits of brightness on a Symbian smartphone which they've abandoned but couldn't do the same on their new WP phones?! Or are these supposed to be some selling points for their Symbian smartphones only?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:12

24. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


Actually, they haven't talk much about the display on the 710, probably it's got a CB IPS screen, who knows..

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:26 1

25. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


It's not an IPS LCD, just a normal CBD LCD.

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 12:13

28. Mobile-X-Pert (Posts: 565; Member since: 20 Dec 2010)


you're probably right, cause I know that the Symbian 701 has got a Clear Black IPs screen of 1000 nits.

posted on 29 Oct 2011, 06:20

37. HTCiscool (Posts: 449; Member since: 16 Jul 2011)


That is still quite good

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:08

23. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)


So, even people who don't like wp7 will want/get these phones just because it's made by Nokia?

posted on 28 Oct 2011, 11:55

27. rafael.roque (Posts: 78; Member since: 03 Jul 2010)


Not the loyal ones like me, lol. I made my choice even when WP7 was around and I just love my Symbian N8 with all it's pros and cons! I am even going as far as getting the Meego N9 instead; it's the only plausible upgrade for me without sacrifising control of my phone to either microsoft, google or apple:). On another note:

Long Live Nokia "Classic"
that is before Elop turned it over to Microsoft and remove one more choice from the consumer. Because at the end of the day, Nokia was just that: another choice to Android(Google), iOS(Apple), and WP7(Microsoft)

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