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Nokia Lumia 800 / Nokia Sea Ray

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4078 reviews of Nokia Lumia 800 / Nokia Sea Ray. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People really like the screen and design. The size and performance also get good feedback. The apps and sound get mixed views. Some have doubts about the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 800 / Nokia Sea Ray is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 800 / Nokia Sea Ray

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 487 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 800 / Nokia Sea Ray from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The design and performance are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the battery. There are some negative comments about the reliability.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 800 Sim-free Windows Smartphone 16GB - Matte BlackNokia Lumia 800 Sim-free Windows Smartphone 16GB - Matte Black

Jan, 2018

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 800 / Nokia Sea Ray

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 287 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 800 / Nokia Sea Ray from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the reliability and portability. The design and performance are also appreciated, but reviews about the connectivity and battery are different.

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85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 800 Unlocked GSM Phone with Windows 7.5 OS, 3.7" AMOLED Multi-Touchscreen, 8MP Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics, Video, GPS, Wi-Fi, BluetoothNokia Lumia 800 Unlocked GSM Phone with Windows 7.5 OS, 3.7" AMOLED Multi-Touchscreen, 8MP Camera with Carl Zeiss Optics, Video, GPS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth

Jan, 2018

Expert review by: (ubergizmo.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

 

Nokia Lumia 800 Review - with such an enthusiastic reception at Nokia World, does the Lumia 800 live up to the expectations?

Expert review by: Brian Klug (anandtech.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 Review - Nokia's Brave New Foray into WP7

 

The Nokia Lumia 800 is without a doubt one of the most interesting devices produced by the iconic Finnish smartphone manufacturer in a long while. Expectations are high for the Lumia series, which represents Nokia's first foray into devices running...

While it's unclear in what form or on what carrier the Lumia 800 will arrive stateside, it's clear that something superficially similar to the Lumia 800 is in store for AT&T at least. Among the rest of the Windows Phone contenders, it's arguably neck...

Jan, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 review: New beginnings

 

It will take crowds erupting in delight to silence the ring of the "burning platform" speech in the Nokia Lumia 800's ears. The speaker being Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and the burning platform Symbian.

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Quad-band 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support ; 3.7" 16M-color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution ; Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display with anti-glare polarizer ; 8...

Display is much dimmer than the N9's display ; No Flash or Silverlight support in browser ; No USB mass storage (file management and sync pass only through Zune) ; No video calls and no front-facing camera either ; Non-user-replaceable battery ; No...

There's a lot riding on the Nokia Lumia 800 and the Finns put a lot of work into it - well, they worked for a long time anyway. The final result manages to impress, but also brings some disappointment.

Dec, 2011

Expert review by: Christina Bonnington (wired.com)

Review: Nokia Lumia 800

 

The Lumia 800 is the first lovechild birthed from the union of Microsoft and Nokia. As cool as it is, it's not yet available in...

The best Windows Phone we’ve seen yet. The AMOLED display really pops, and onscreen interactions are snappy and smoothly executed

No front-facing camera, and the 8 MP rear-facing camera is subpar compared to peers like the Samsung Galaxy S II and iPhone 4S. Not actually available in the U.S. yet

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: LAPTOP Magazine (laptopmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

 

If Nokia is looking to get back into the U.S. market, the Lumia 800 is a great device to crack the door open. Its sophisticated yet understated design is one of the most attractive we've seen, and it's matched by the sleekness of Windows Phone 7.5. If...

Sleek, sophisticated design, Sharp 8-MP camera, Strong battery life, Vibrant screen

Flimsy microUSB port, No front-facing camera, No 4G

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 review

 

The importance of the high-end Nokia Lumia 800--the more elite of Nokia's first-ever two Windows phones--can't be overstated (the other is the Nokia Lumia 710 ). Less than a year ago, the cell phone maker all but chucked its homegrown Symbian OS to get...

The Nokia Lumia 800 has a singular design, a stunning display, and a nice driving console in Nokia Drive.

Camera and video quality on the Lumia 800 is poor, despite the fancy specs. A front-facing camera would make the phone more competitive. The Micro-SIM slot is hard to access.

The unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 has an innovative design and gorgeous screen, but the poor camera quality and lack of a front-facing camera are major detractions.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Sharif Sakr (engadget.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 review

 

You might hear it said that Nokia is on a knife-edge, and that this old king of mobiles will live or die based on the success of its latest flagship

Genius, tactile design ; Mostly excellent build quality ; Brings out the best of Windows Phone ; AMOLED screen is great for general use

Tethering and other advanced features are missing ; Phones on other platforms have better cameras and performance

This is an attractive option if you're a fan of Windows Phone and great design. It's far from perfect, though, and Nokia's best is yet to come.

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Vlad Savov (theverge.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 review

 

Reviewing the Lumia 800 is a hard and, dare I say, unprecedented task. Never before have we seen a phone like Nokia's N9 — a benchmark setter in some design aspects, yet a complete dead end in...

Excellent design ; Attractive display ; Brightest future of any recent Nokia phone

No Internet Sharing ; Fiddly volume rocker and lock key ; No front-facing camera

Windows Phone provides a modern and attractive UI and the Lumia 800's hardware maintains Nokia's reputation for high build quality

Nov, 2011

Expert review by: Chris Davies (slashgear.com)

Nokia Lumia 800 Review

 

There's a whole lot riding on the Lumia 800 . Nokia's first Windows Phone and the handset that will usher in - so the company hopes - a new era of smartphone relevance and a turnaround in fortunes. Question is, will the Lumia 800 be Finnish enough for...

It may not be the first time we’ve seen the Lumia 800’s design language, but Nokia’s unibody style is no less appealing second time around. Elegant and tactile, it’s a clean step away from the “just a big screen” ethos we’ve seen proliferate among...

Nov, 2011

European consumers choice

Expert review by: (europeanconsumerschoice.org)

Nokia Lumia 800 | Mobile phone test and reviews

 

Over the past 150 years, Nokia has evolved from a riverside paper mill in south-western Finland to a global telecommunications leader connecting over 1.3 billion people. During that time, we've made rubber boots and car tyres. We've generated...

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1450 / 1830
Battery performance:1450 / 1830
Battery Technology:Li-Ion polymer / Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BV-5JW
Browsing time:4.5 / 6.5
Continuous audio playback time:55 / 60
Continuous video playback time:6.5 / 7
Standby time (2G):256 / 265 / 300 / 335
Standby time (3G):300 / 335
Talk time (2G):13 / 16 / 7 / 9.5
Talk time (3G):7 / 9.5
Video call time:6.5

Call Management

Auto-redialing: Yes
Call blocking: Yes
Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 2448 x 3264 / 3264 x 2448 / 3984 x 2992
Digital Zoom:3
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):1
Geotagging: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Main camera resolution (numeric):8
Maximum frame rate:20 / 30
Photo effects:Black&White, Negative film, Sepia / Black&White, Negative film, Sepia, Solarisation
Rear Camera Resolution:1280 x 720 / 2448 x 3264 / 3264 x 2448 / 3984 x 2992
Rear camera resolution (numeric):8
Second camera:No / Yes
Second camera resolution:1
Self-timer: Yes
Sensor Type:CMOS
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:720p
Video stabilizer: Yes
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Manual / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Shade / Auto, Manual

Certificates

Body SAR:0.82
Body SAR (EU):0.82
Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA) certified:Y
DLNA Certified: Yes
Head SAR:0.94
Head SAR (EU):0.94
SAR value:0.94
Specific absorption rate (SAR) value (EU):0.94

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Cyan / Magenta / Pink / White
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Display Diagonal:3.7 / 4.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:400 x 800 / 480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / TFT
External display: No
Orientation sensor:No / Yes
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:AAC, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, MP2, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, MP3, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, M4A, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, M4A, MP3 / AAC, eAAC+, MP2, MP3, WMA / AAC, eAAC+, MP3, WMA / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, WMA / AMR, M4A, MP3, WAV / AMR, M4A, MP3, WMA / AMR, MP3, MP4, WAV
Document formats supported:doc, pdf, ppt, xls / DOC, PDF, XLS
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio: Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP / BMP, EXIF, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF, WBMP, WMF / BMP, EXIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, PNG, TIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG
Video compression format:3GP, ASF, AVCHD, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG1, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, AVI, VC-1, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / 3GP, H.263, H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, H.263, H.264, M4V, MPEG4 / 3GP, H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV, WMV9 / 3GP, H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG4, WMV, WMV9 / AMV / ASF, AVI, H.262, H.263, VC-1, WMV9 / ASF, AVI, H.262, H.263, VC-1, WMV9 HD / ASF, AVI, H.263, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / ASF, H.262, H.263, VC-1, WMV9 / H.264, M4V, MP4, MPEG4, WMV
Video compression formats:H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3GP,ASF,AVCHD,AVI,H.263,H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG1,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV,WMV9 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,H.263,H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV,WMV9 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / 3GP,ASF,AVI,VC-1,WMV9 / 3GP,ASF,H.264,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / 3GP,H.263,H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4,WMV / 3GP,H.263,H.264,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,H.263,H.264,M4V,MPEG4 / 3GP,H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV,WMV9 / 3GP,H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4,WMV,WMV9 / AMV / ASF,AVI,H.262,H.263,VC-1,WMV9 / ASF,AVI,H.262,H.263,VC-1,WMV9 HD / ASF,AVI,H.263,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / ASF,H.262,H.263,VC-1,WMV9 / H.264,M4V,MP4,MPEG4,WMV
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR, AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-WB, EFR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS): Yes
Electronic compass: Yes
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Pedestrian navigation: Yes
Position location:Y
Wi-Fi positioning: Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800,1900
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,900,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100 / 900,1900,2100
3G standards:CDMA,HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,WCDMA / HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA
4G:N
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, PBAP / A2DP, HFP, SAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR
Data network:3G
EDGE multislot class:12
GPRS multislot class:12
Security algorithms:HTTPS, SSL/TLS / WEP, WPA, WPA-AES, WPA2, No / WEP, WPA, WPA2 / WEP, WPA, WPA2-EAP, WPA2-PSK / WPA
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM / MiniSIM
WAP:2.0 / No / Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included: Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
Dimensions (WxDxH):2.41 x 0.476 x 4.59
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3 / Polyphonic
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Exchange support: Yes
Flight mode: Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:7.5 / 7.5 Mango / 7.8 / Mango
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Notes / Calendar, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Stopwatch, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games, Notes / Alarm clock, Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Games, Notes, To-do list / Calendar, Notes / Calendar, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Themes, Widgets / Icons, Menu, Themes / Icons, Shortcuts / Themes
Proximity sensor: Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Changeable colour, Screensavers / Wallpapers
Video call:No / Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Windows XP, Vista, 7\nLinux kernel 2.4+ / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255
Processor family:Qualcomm
Processor frequency:1.4
Processor model:MSM 8255

Software

Exchange support: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:7.5 / 7.5 Mango / 7.8 / Mango
SyncML: Yes
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64 / Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Professional / Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards: No
Internal memory:16384 / 512
Internal RAM:512
Internal ROM:16384
Internal storage capacity:16 / 25
RAM capacity:0.5
ROM capacity:16384

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Video

Video call:No / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.453 / 0.476 / 4.61
Height:0.476 / 4.61 / 5.04
Volume:76 / 76.08
Weight:5.01 / 5.64
Width:2.41 / 2.7