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Nokia Lumia 800 review | Introduction

Published on: Friday, January 27th 2012                   Written by: Casper van der Kaaij - Photography by: Mark Peters

Nokia Lumia 800 review

T he Nokia Lumia is the first smartphone that emerged from the collaboration between Nokia and Microsoft. Both companies have had hard times on the cell phone market lately. Users were done with the outdated 'Windows Mobile', which was certainly not a match for the fresh, sleek, innovative Apple (iOS) and Google (Android) operating systems, that seamlessly fulfill the user’s needs. Nokia has also had a large relapse. Where Nokia used to be the master in selling all sorts of cell phones, for some time now more and more market shares are being snatched by the competition’s high-end smartphones. Nokia was a bit behind in the times and the announcement about the collaboration between Nokia and Microsoft in Q1 2011 made Nokia’s shares sink to its lowest level in years. 2012 might be the year of truth for Nokia.

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone

3.7" AMOLED Touchscreen - 16GB Memory - 8.0 MP digital camera - Wi-Fi - HSDPA

 

Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone

Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone

First Impression of the Nokia Lumia

The Nokia Lumia 800 has a compact, blue packaging with a few images and text about the new Nokia Lumia smartphone with Windows Phone Mango. There is a picture of the Lumia 800 phone on the packaging in Black, Blue and Pink. Upon opening the packaging, you pull on a tab that opens a drawer. The Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone is immediately visible. We tested the black version. The Nokia 800 has a sleek design, and since almost everything is made out of one piece, the cell phone feels very solid. There are three touch buttons on the front underneath the touchscreen.

Nokia Lumia review

Nokia Lumia review

Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone

The volume buttons, the on/off button, and the camera button are found on the right side. The top of the phone has two lids (not very solid/handy design), the first has the micro-USB connection for charging and synchronizing underneath it, and the second is meant for a Micro SIM-card. As we mentioned, the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone has a sleek and solid design, the round sides make the phone comfortable to handle, and it is fair-sized. Personally, I do not think that the back looks very nice, as it is a bit simple.

 
 

Our Rating!

Design
75%
User friendliness
85%
Features
85%
Performance
85%
Price / Quality ratio
80%
82%
Review rating
Nokia Lumia 800
 
 
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