Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Nokia Lumia 800 is the first smartphone from Nokia to feature Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system, the same OS which is going to be integrated into all its upcoming high-end smartphones. Besides the innovative smooth OS, the Nokia Lumia 800 is armed with a snappy processor, AMOLED display screen, and a shooter with a Carl Zeiss lens. But what do you think, will Nokia Lumia 800 be able to stand on the ground and reinstate the prosperity of Nokia as a tough player in a world of smartphones which is conquered by the tech giants such as Apple, HTC, and Samsung?


  • Integrated navigation software
  • Windows Phone OS is smooth and user-friendly
  • Elegant, robust design
  • Music streaming with Nokia’s mix radio (free)


  • No front-facing camera
  • The primary shooter is not up to the mark (quite standard)
  • Battery life is below-par
  • Not a great collection of applications as found in Android and iOS
  • The Micro SD card slot is missing

Nokia Lumia 800 Specifications


2G Network    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network    HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

Announced    2011, October

Status        Available. Released 2011, November


Dimensions    116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76.1 cc

Weight    142 g


Type    AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size    480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 PPI pixel density)

  • Gorilla Glass display
  • Nokia ClearBlack display
  • Multi-touch input method
  • Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
  • Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
  • Touch-sensitive controls


Alert types    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones

Loudspeaker    Yes

3.5mm jack    Yes


Phonebook    Virtually limitless entries and fields, (Photocall)

Call records    Yes

Built-in    16 GB memory, 512 MB RAM

Card slot    No


GPRS    Class 33

EDGE    Class 33

3G    HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps

WLAN    Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n

Bluetooth    Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR

Infrared port    No

USB    Micro USB v2.0


Primary    8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash

Features    Geo-tagging

Video        720p@30fps

Secondary    No


Operating system    Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

CPU            1.4 GHz Scorpion processor, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset

Graphics        3D Graphics HW Access

Messaging        SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser        WAP 2.0/XHTML, HTML5, RSS feeds

Radio            Stereo FM radio with RDS

Games            Yes + downloadable

Colors            Black, Cyan, Magenta

GPS            Yes, with A-GPS support

Java            No

  • Micro SIM card support only
  • SNS integration
  • Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
  • Digital compass
  • MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
  • MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
  • Document viewer/editor
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/command/dial
  • Predictive text input


Type        Regular battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)

Stand-by    Up to 265 h (2G) / Up to 335 h (3G)

Talk time    Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)

Nokia Lumia 800 Design

The Nokia Lumia’s design much resembles the Nokia N9. The overall exterior is built about completely from polycarbonate and is available in three colors: black, cyan, and magenta… The overall design is impressive and gives a solid feel!

Nokia Lumia 800 Operating System

The major variation between the Lumia 800 and preceding Nokia smartphones is that this mobile is operated by Microsoft’s Windows Phone software (mango) which is the latest edition and thus it hosts a lot of new features.

The preceding Windows phone OS was totally cluttered, but luckily the company somehow managed to cope with it and maintained its level, and presented us with the spanking new user-friendly interface.

Nokia Lumia 800 Processor

Nokia Lumia 800 has a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor inside, which incorporates an Adreno 205 GPU. Rest, it has 512MB of RAM and 512MB of ROM.

Nonetheless, these specs might seem a bit old when compared to the dual-core processors, but the Nokia Lumia 800 still gives a speedy experience.

Nokia Lumia 800 Battery life

Sadly the Nokia Lumia 800 doesn’t have a decent battery life so you’ll have a tough time using it.

Nokia Lumia 800 Display

The Nokia Lumia 800 features a 3.7” AMOLED display screen with a resolution of 480×800 pixels. The display of the Nokia Lumia 800 throws many dark colors and consumes less battery life than LCD screens. Meanwhile, the color levels are quite bright and provide punchy graphics giving it a genuine energetic feel!

Nokia Lumia 800 Camera

Sadly the Nokia Lumia 800 lacks a secondary camera so no video calls as you could make on other Windows phones! While the front 8-megapixel camera (such high pixel count + Carl Zeiss Tessar optics) isn’t quite capable too. We were quite dissatisfied with the results!

Final Verdict

In general, the Nokia Lumia 800 is a brilliant window phone mobile. The interface is nicely designed and user-friendly. The phone looks gorgeous and has the robust build quality to provide you with the utmost experience!


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