The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first Windows Phone made by Nokia. Nokia is well-known for its excellent hardware and design when it comes to phones and the Lumia 800 is no exception with its 3.7 inch AMOLED ClearBlack display for solid viewing angles and the ability to see the phone in direct sunlight. There is also an 1.4 GHz single-core processor, 512 MB of RAM, 16 GB of storage and 8 megapixel camera. It comes in a unibody design with no removable battery or the ability for expandable storage. The 1450 mAH battery non-removable battery is good enough to get the job done through a full days usage. The sim card slot is an interesting design. You have to slide the micro USB port cover to the side to open the micro SIM card slot and isn’t the smoothest process. All in all a solid unique design from Nokia.
Another thing Nokia is known for is cell phone cameras. They have some of the best in the industry and the Lumia 800’s 8 Megapixel camera shows it. Image quality for still pictures is great and video quality is also solid with clear audio with it. You can check out our sample pictures and video at the bottom of the review.
The Lumia 800 runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango with exclusive Nokia applications such as Nokia Drive for turn-by-turn voice navigation which is something not native to the OS, Nokia Maps which includes public transit systems which is something not included in Bing Maps and Nokia Music. Each application runs as it should but still need some more work to really get them working seamlessly in the platform. There were several times with both Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps that the GPS just wouldn’t locate.
Check out more about the Nokia Lumia 800 in our video review.