Nokia Lumia 800 Review

We are embracing change, embracing Windows Phone 7.5, embracing Stephen Elop's vision and embracing the Nokia Lumia 800. A unibody plastic device with a beveled Gorilla Glass display, a 1.4GHz processor and f2.2 8MP camera put the Lumia 800 at the top of Windows Phone technology on paper, but the question on everyone's lips seems to be: have Nokia done enough?...
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46 Comments

27. HTCiscool

Posts: 449; Member since: Jul 16, 2011

Conclusion: The N8 showed us you were keen to re-enter the battle with a good screen and great camera The E6/E7 showed us you hadn't lost your touch in business either. The X7 showed us you could still make classy looking devices The N9 showed us that you could make a modern smartphone ecosystem with a touch screen and make it work, The 701 showed us that you could turn Symbian into a Nokia-ish, more intricate Froyo and make it work like it too. Finally making Symbian able to compete with mid-range Gingerbread devices such as the SE Xperia Ray. They already perfected Symbian before the Lumia 800 came along. And the point of it was to compete where Symbian couldn't, but WP7, people are being too easy on it, its not new anymore guys. They got the hardwear right here, great camera, great screen and nice design. The price is horrendous for what you are offered ($710 off contract) but if they refine the software then it will be ok. All in all good effort, but you could've made the screen 4'' or bigger, and adjusted the price tag. But I guess we'll just wait for the Lumia 900 before any of that happens...

32. Mobile-X-Pert

Posts: 565; Member since: Dec 20, 2010

''Lumia 800 is expected to land for about $580 (EUR 420) without carrier subsidies''.

26. deacz

Posts: 162; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

Meh that phone is worth a hell of a lot more than 7.5, only the nokia drive and music apps makes the phone waay better than anything from htc and samsung atm. Not the best review from phone arena.

28. JayRaj

Posts: 54; Member since: Oct 31, 2010

Yet another Nokia phone heavily underrated for small cons...

35. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

something to lookout for.

36. razblack

Posts: 8; Member since: Nov 15, 2011

no front face camera is a downer.. but they have yet to produce the american version. perhaps there is still hope ina lumia 810 or 900 iwth front face camera...

38. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

and a front face camera's use would be for? video calls? do you even use your phone for video calls sir?

37. SurajS

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

The price seems to be quite expensive. samsung omnia seems to me the biggest competitor for Lumia 800.

39. LordBonztie

Posts: 52; Member since: Nov 14, 2011

are you talking about samsung omnia hd? sir. that phone has s60v5 if im not mistaken. better known now adays as s^3. comparing s60v5 against WP OS is like..... :))

41. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

s^3 is better than s60v5 and comparing only s^3 not anna/belle is like comparing a computer from 10 years ago to a asus transformer

42. bbin82

Posts: 3; Member since: Aug 31, 2011

What the ef is this "higher price" con???? Check your facts phone arena!

46. senbobaggins

Posts: 8; Member since: May 22, 2011

7.5??????????? Phonearena, you're way too harsh on anything that's not Android.

47. bbblader

Posts: 590; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

you mean iOS

48. gilysolly

Posts: 1; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Lost my previous nokia yesterday simm card and everything and just trying to get my contact phone list text file backup into my my new lumia 800. Can this be done?

49. Phonegenius

Posts: 1; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i won the phone feb 2012. after 6 months the inner handset speaker broke. sent the phone to be fixed ( long process to get the phone back 14days) got a brand new phone after too months the phone was on charge and after 2 hours i had went to check the time and the phone would NOT turn on. I liked the phone very much but after two phones broke, i found the phone lacked security and battery life was brutal. Pro: great size screen, good apps, great sound (when working) , fabulous camera , great storage. Cons: battery life disappointing, could not get music unless zune software on computer/laptop, sometimes shut down, freezes occasionally, no memory insert, cant take battery out. i enjoyed the phone when i had it but i wouldn't go into a store ans buy it as it has disappointed me on many occasions. thanks :)

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