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Nokia Lumia 800 review | Internet & GPS

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

Nokia Lumia 800 Internet

Nokia Lumia 800 Internet

Email, internet and services

By entering your Hotmail-account, your e-mail messages and contacts are loaded. In the Nokia Lumia 800’s main menu, an extra tile is linked to the Windows Live account. I personally use a Gmail-account, which can also be entered so that your e-mail messages, agenda items and contacts can be loaded, which is nice and handy. Another easy option is the links under 'Account' for LinkedIn, Facebook & Twitter. All statuses and messages are shown under ‘People’. E-mail is loaded in the Nokia Lumia 800 once every half hour, and you can also search for new messages manually. Different email accounts can be shown in the same mailbox, or separately.

Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone

Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone

Internet Explorer browser & GPS navigation

The Nokia Lumia 800 has Microsoft’s Mobile Internet Explorer browser for surfing the internet. The browser works fast, while moving (of course depending on range) and on locations with wireless internet. The pages are displayed well. There is no Flash support, but there is support for HTML5. The navigation toolbar is found at the bottom of the screen of the Lumia 800, with the Refresh button to the left and the Options button to the right. Via Options, you can manage tabs and add favorites, or place a tile on the main screen. Furthermore, next to ‘Cards’ in the menu, you find ‘Nokia Drive’, which is a complete navigation system. The position is determined quickly; only entering the destination could have been a bit easier.

 

Nokia Lumia 800 battery

Nokia Lumia 800 battery

Stand-by time and micro SIM-card

The Nokia Lumia 800 is pretty much one piece. It is not possible to replace the battery. This is good for the design, only the spaces on the top for the charger and SIM-card are a bit vulnerable. The connection for the charger is found behind a door, there is a little drawer for the SIM-card. You have to make sure that it is a Micro-SIM. This Nokia Smartphone’s stand-by time is fair, only it can quickly decrease with intensive use. However, this is something common to all brands. There is not a single phone that holds up for a long time with intensive use.

Nokia Lumia 800 memory

Nokia Lumia 800 memory

Storage capacity extension via Skydrive

The Nokia Lumia 800’s internal memory is 16GB. It is not possible to extend the memory with a memory card, as in the iPhone, for example. It is possible to use the ‘Skydrive’ with a Hotmail/Windows Live account. This is a completely free online storage capacity of 25GB. Photos taken with the Lumia 800 can be uploaded automatically to the Skydrive. You can also play music from your Skydrive; it is as if the content was placed locally. The integration could have been a bit cleaner; Skydrive could have been a standard part of the layout and integrated into the operating system.

 
 
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