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Nokia Lumia 800

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2540 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the camera and screen. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are less positive about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 800 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 800

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 473 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 800 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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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 - Matte BlackNokia Lumia 800 10 pack of Screen Guard Protectors By Kolay

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 800

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 284 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 800 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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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 black 16GB -FACTORY UNLOCKED-Nokia Lumia 800 NK-800 Windows Unlocked Phone-International Version (Black)

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Nokia Lumia 800 Review

 

It's the end of the year and Nokia has finally announced its “Piece de resistance” handset – the Lumia 800. It's the first, of course in the series and is based on their MeeGo running N9 device only this one is, of course, running on the latest version...

Nokia has priced the Lumia 800 at Rs. 29,990 (MRP), which does make it one of the more expensive WP7 handsets on the market today. This could be a problem for the company as cheaper options like the HTC Radar could pose as a competitor. Granted we’re...

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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?

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Nokia Lumia 800

 

The Lumia 800 was Nokia's first Windows Phone and it's a nice one. Borrowing its design from the ill-fated N9, it's the first phase of Nokia's attempt to modernize itself and revive its dying smartphone market share in the United States and Europe....

Vivid AMOLED screen ; Solid design and curved glass ; Good custom apps ; Windows Phone 7.5 UI is easy to use

No front-facing camera ; No microSD ; Single-core processor ; Poor video quality ; No HSPA+ or 4G support ; Unlocked in the US

There are some downsides, like a lack of a front-facing camera, blurry video recording, and a camera that doesn't impress as much as Nokia boasts, but overall it's one of the best Windows Phones around.

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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...

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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...

As Nokia are starting over, the Lumia 800 would do well not to look back. It's certainly beyond the ifs and buts. A shadow still lingers though. And there are people out there - loyal Nokia users too - who would've jumped in the fire with MeeGo rather...

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Nokia Lumia 800 (magenta, unlocked)

 

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.

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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 terms of software ecosystem — and...

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

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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...

That will take some time, but even now there’s plenty to like about the Lumia 800. We’ve been begging for a different OS on Nokia hardware for more than a year now, and the first results of that change don’t disappoint. A brilliant camera and...

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Nokia Lumia 800

 

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 phone. We love melodrama as much as the next guy, but such talk is overplaying it. Sure, the great...

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.

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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...

Product Specifications

With Windows Phone 7.5 software on board, the white Nokia Lumia 800 features head-turning design and the best social and Internet performance, with one-touch social network access, easy grouping of contacts, integrated communication threads and Internet Explorer 9. It features a 3.7-inch AMOLED ClearBlack curved display blending seamlessly into the reduced body design, and a 1.4 GHz processor with hardware acceleration and a graphics processor. The Lumia 800 contains an instant-share camera experience based on leading Carl Zeiss optics, HD video playback, 16GB of internal user memory and free SkyDrive storage for storing images and music.

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD720p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio:FM Radio / No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: No
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: No
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:GSM/PCN / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Elderly Friendly Phone: No
Operating System:Windows Mobile / Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 7.5
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Mobile Phone / Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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