I’ve had the following Windows Phone 7 devices since September 2010:
and now the
As you can see, I’ve carried around a lot of Windows Phones over the years. This quick review is for the Nokia Lumia 800 that I recently received.
OS: Ships with Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango), so no update is necessary.
Phone Size: Very small! (That is a good thing) You can tell by the pictures located below, that it just how it fits in my hand.
Screen Size: I am spoiled with my HTC Titan’s 4.7” screen at the moment, but the Lumia 800 still has a beautiful 3.7” AMOLED 480x800 screen.
Battery Life: Very good. I’m able to use it for an entire day without a charge.
Camera/Video: It comes with an 8 Megapixel camera rear-facing camera only. Again, I’m also spoiled that my Titan has a forward-facing camera.
CPU: Comes with a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm and is very smooth transitioning from one screen to another.
Memory: Ships with 512 MB ram. This is standard at the moment. We will begin to see budget phones like the Nokia Lumia 610 shortly that has 256MB Ram.
Internal Storage: Comes with 16 GB built-in which is more than enough to store music, photos, etc.
+ If you are looking for an iPhone competitor, then you have found it. Slick, Sexy, and even opening the box reminds me of my old iPhone devices.
+ Nokia Lumia specific apps like Drive and Music which allows you to get turn-by-turn direction and free music streaming.
+ Solid build – this thing is built like a rock. I’ve already dropped it and it still works like a charm.
- Uses a Mini-Sim card and I’m not a fan of that format. Why? Because I use a lot of different phones and have to use an adapter to switch between devices. (and those adapters sometimes get stuck in phones)
- The screen is 3.7” and I’m used to the Titans 4.7”. It is hard for me to switch to a smaller screen. I wish the standard had of been like the Lumia 900 at 4.3”.
- No forward-facing camera on this phone. In order to compete with iPhone 4S, this device should have had a forward-facing camera.
Most of you scrolled down to this part first and I don’t blame you. Here is a look at some pictures of the device shot from my Canon Rebel T2i .After scrolling through the pictures, we will wrap up with my final thoughts on the phone.
What’s included in the box?
- Case – Very nice addition!
- Data Cable plus Power Adapter (I have the European version)
If you are going to get a new Windows Phone, then I’d look no further than the Nokia Lumia 800 or 900 model. The few issues that I had with the 800 model are solved in the 900 version. This phone is small, slick and sexy and is just the device we needed to beat out our competitors. I am also a believer that the Windows Phone OS (Mango for now) is superior to any other mobile operating system. My wife, who was a huge iPhone fan has tossed her device for a Windows Phone 7. Why? Because she had the chance to carry one around for a few days and see for herself. I believe if Microsoft/Nokia markets this right then we will see sells of our apps and the platform rise.TweetFollow mbcrump
Last revised: 24 Mar, 2012 03:17 PM
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