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

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.

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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Lumia 800
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S2, Single core, 1400 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 1450 mAh(9.50h 3G talk time)

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28 Comments

1. jckceric

Posts: 11; Member since: Apr 02, 2013

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

2. rsxl5

Posts: 65; Member since: Sep 05, 2012

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

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

10. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

14. Rehankhan

Posts: 323; Member since: Oct 24, 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

18. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

You probably are right !

19. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

22. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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 !

24. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

26. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

28. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

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

16. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

is there is a proper way? How? Hahaha

11. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

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

4. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Not Bad......!!!

5. alterecho

Posts: 1106; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

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

12. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

It's Nokia. Duh.

25. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Every phones from Nokia always Tank

6. PhoenixWright

Posts: 102; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

7. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

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

8. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

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

9. TechBizJP08

Posts: 495; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Even being crushed by ha bulldozer. xD

13. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

how did that phone took the picture in water auto O_o

15. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

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

17. xprimer

Posts: 43; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

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

20. Dunknown

Posts: 84; Member since: Jul 23, 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!

21. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

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

23. nobelset

Posts: 270; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Nokia just being Nokia...

27. DIYguy

Posts: 190; Member since: Feb 27, 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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