Nokia Lumia 800 spends three-and-a-half months lost in a lake, still works

Nokia Lumia 800 spends three-and-a-half months lost in a lake, still works
This is a story that if true, is simply remarkable. Roger Nilsson’s Nokia Lumia 800 went for a swim a few months ago in a lake somewhere in Sweden. The circumstances of the loss are not immediately known, but it was apparently found more than three months later, lodged between a couple of rocks.

Now for any non-water-resistant device to spend any amount of time under water, let alone three months, it usually equals a death knell for said equipment. However, Roger cleaned the algae off the Lumia, dried it out, and charged it up.

He claims that the device works with no apparent issues. The battery lasts for a couple days. Frankly, we are impressed that he did not blow a bunch of fuses or start a meltdown just by plugging the thing in. We are equally impressed that the Lumia 800 started up and appeared to work normally. That is not a bad testament in this case.

source: Roger Nilsson (Facebook) via GSMArena


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21 Comments

1. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

You can surely count on nokia for its tough built phones. What would have happened if it were the 3310 instead?

3. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

The sea would dry....

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Lake* would dry...

8. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

the "ALMIGHTY 3310 " could make the Pacific Ocean dry It's the 3310 we are talking about here LOL

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not only Pacific, but make all oceans dry.

18. EgyDroid

Posts: 111; Member since: Oct 10, 2013

It could also make an earthquake and break the earth into two parts and it would still work in the space and the battery won't die till the apocalypse

17. JC557

Posts: 1917; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

It would create a tsunami the likes of Deep Impact.

2. eisenbricher

Posts: 973; Member since: Aug 09, 2012

I am fan of Nokia but I really do think that this is a fake one. The phone battery must have some charge left when the phone fell in water. That charge is enough to blow fuses and cause bad damage to components.

13. imMature

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 04, 2013

Who knows.. But it's Nokia here we're talking about! It's full of wonders

14. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 2012

The fuses wont blow. I used to have 3250 and X6. I always went for a dive at swimming pool and they wont broke down. The thing is the phone will automatically shut down (that is what i think after swinmming). After that you will still be able to use it once you dry it. And Nokia phone cant survive the 15 floors fall

16. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

It's not about fans, but it's about believe what Nokia makes.

4. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

inherited from its ancestors!

5. BigBoss10

Posts: 278; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

LOL :D

20. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

or maybe Mr Neison is a relation of Liam Neison

6. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Why can't I believe is.

9. Snoobab

Posts: 175; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Because you are a skeptic? -_-

10. Sondae

Posts: 291; Member since: Jan 02, 2013

Waoh!thats one tough phone i hope they made a video of this.

11. crankthisup

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Being a previous owner of the 800, I did not think this would be possible. The battery of that thing barely lasted a day under normal conditions. It also squaked a lot after time, and the SIM-tray broke very easily, so build quality wasn't that good.

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

i have an n9 which is like a lumia 800's big brother and the battery life is great with day to day use except for maybe 3g ate the battery faster than i would've liked and my top trays are fine and also it's great built quality but the top of it is designed slightly stupidly i might say

19. Finest

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 16, 2013

I miss my lumia 800 :(

21. W.P._Android_in_that_Order

Posts: 208; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Go Nokia!

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