I don't see any special from this phone. Just change the os while we can get many bettrr phone than this. Why gsmarena afraid to suggest that this has chance very big to fail rathen than just say "time will tell"? Nokia is a dying company now, then only expert in low end phone. The next siemens and motorola. And btw motorola now even better than nokia, just look at atrix n droid razr.
vishal400, 03 Dec 2011Am eagerly waiting for Symbian come back. Man its is pure cell phone OS. Its ui is bit clunky... moreI'm also waiting for the Symbian comeback. I think Symbian belle really improves on the user experience.
osooo, 03 Dec 2011nokia needs to change os android maemo meego you choose just not w7 it's so obvious that w7 ju... moreWait a minute. You admitted gave upon nokia a long time ago and now use a Samsung Android. It's because of people like you that they switched. Now you want to complain? Good luck with Window Phone Nokia. I hope you guys suceed and show all these naysayers.
Am eagerly waiting for Symbian come back. Man its is pure cell phone OS. Its ui is bit clunky, but not functions. It supports great camera, and gives good battery life.
I won't buy any windows phone until it gets front facing camera, memory card slot and 1080p video playback with n8 successive camera, and usb on the go.
nokia needs to change os android maemo meego you choose just not w7 it's so obvious that w7 just save you for closing good. still it's not impressing some consumers..just like me. i used to buy nokia products. then i bought iphone it dit impress me but bored me eventually why no freedom like nokia (symbian). the the only made be buy iphone was curiosity for the ui. of course i jailbroken it. many times actually but got tired. Currently i'm using samsung galaxy s2 it is both impressing me hardware and software. i rooted it also for more tweaking such as freedom on customizing rom. widgets helped me a lot. i don't need to open and app to view what's going on on my updates emails and more.
non removable battery, no microSD card, unpopular microSIM card, etc.
better get other windows phone...
Well I have one... and I'll respectfully disagree on most of the review's points:
- Display dimmer than N9: haven't compared the two, but it's still bright enough to occasionally hurt my eyes and function as a flashlight, so clearly bright enough!
- No flash/silverlight: Good effin riddance! With HTML5 support, why do you need them?
- USB mass storage: Point, but I rarely use my phone as a USB key, I carry a 32GB one on my keychain instead.
- No video calls/ffc: I have yet to see anyone I know ever actually make a video call, except to test the feature (once). So it's a gimmik afaic.
- Non-replaceable battery: I agree this is a negative. iPhone users seem to manage just fine.
- No memory card slot: Unnecessary since there's no USB mass storage anyway. There might be a 64GB version eventually. But feh, my old Android phone had 32GB and I never came close to using it all.
- MicroSIM: I fail to see how this is a disadvantage. I called my operator and they sent me a MicroSIM for my existing subscription at no cost to me.
- No native DivX/Xvid: WP7 has native DivX support. See: http://goo.gl/epLR
Anonymous, 03 Dec 2011nokia n9 have better camera too.no, it has the same camera. its the processing that meakes a difference. hopefuly software update will fix it soon.
i have galaxy S2, but love both Nokias N9 and Lumia.
maybe N9 bit more ;)
Why do we really need flash in a mobile device? To play games and to see animations? Really? There are examples of flash uses: http://www.leebrimelow.com/?p=1703 http://twitpic.com/10fjic . This was on an ipod, but you got the point.
truth, 03 Dec 2011Too bad that WP is the worst mobile OS on market. It's more like firmware for dumbphones than ... moredont compare your grandfather with yourself.
Symbian's lifetime is over...
As i see, WP7 is equal to ios(instant response) where android is laggy.
as per maturity WP7 is not yet in a stage to be compared with Android 4.0, WP7 is just 1.0 now[Mango].
WP7 2.0[Apollo] will be ready to take head-on with Android. but it will take a decade to stamp Android.
Failure chances are there for any mobile os.
Symbian - declared dead
Meego - Born with difficulties
iOS - has cancer
Android - has got Ebola,Polio,influenza,diabetes,Hiv,Cancer and more to come
WP7 - is just born to fight the whole world of haters with just bare hands.
lets see what happens
oks4n4, 03 Dec 2011Why Manggo??? Why nokia not make android phone??? What's wrong with u nokia???? What's the nok... morenokia is different :) and there are many brand with android you can choose and change the brand with nokia sticker :p
"Despite some talk that Nokia would be allowed to modify the Windows Phone interface, the Lumia 800 uses a completely unmodified interface" Nokia need 5years to make UI :)
A beautiful iPhone by Nokia. But sorry Nokia, I'm not an iFan. The mobile industry is now gravitating away from sophistication and versatility towards simplicity, fluidity and dumbness. Question is, why can't we have the best of both worlds? Wait a sec, I guess that's what android is set to achieve. Thumbs-up to google!
Too bad that WP is the worst mobile OS on market. It's more like firmware for dumbphones than real OS for smartphones - it lacks so much functionality. Symbian had tons more functionality years ago. Microsoft paid millions of dollars to Nokia to kill Meego - they know, that Nokia with their name and patents was only one company that could save WP. They bribed the mammoth with cheap money and killed the company. Nokia is now just hw manufacturer. Sad.
Is it just me or i just hate nokia switching to wp plateform. Its really boring
I say no to this particular handset, its old os in higher price. No video calling, front facing cam, exp memory, old bluetooth, file transfer.
Is Nokia made this phone and in a high price, it will not highly acceptable by Nokia lovers. Not happy from specs. Camera not best, screen lacks small size, non user battery.