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Nokia Lumia 800 review: New beginnings

2 December 2011 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia Lumia 800 review: New beginnings - read the full textIt will take crowds erupting in delight to silence the ring of the "burning platform" speech in the Nokia Lumia 800's ears. The speaker being Nokia CEO Stephen Elop and the burning platform Symbian...

 

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> In reply to Zizou @ 2012-04-06 02:22 from fCR% - click to read"I can only hope people flock away from Orange in drveos. Orange may get a few quid extra now, but it's goodbye forever from me! Don't forget, 'material detriment' is for you and your circumstances to determine, not for Orange." From: Ofcom are not going to investigate Orange's price rise

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  • 2012-07-28 09:57
  • 35ta

I wouldn't buy this phone for the simple reason that the battery can't be changed

It is worrying to see HTC, Sony and now Nokia following the bad example of Apple in making sure you throw away your expensive smartphone after 18/24 months because the battery has worn-out and replacement requires an uneconomic service fee

Maybe we should also start making cars that need to be scrapped when the tyres or brake pads wear out?

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  • 2012-06-08 01:51
  • mRZu

Please test the audio again, after it should latest update on the problem

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  • 2012-05-19 10:32
  • HCAE

Were can i get?

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  • 2012-05-11 22:08
  • fmRa

> In reply to WP8 @ 2012-05-07 15:07 from nTpT - click to readNokia chose Windows Phone as their OS because they didn't want the fragmentation of Android. They will get updated to WP8. It would be suicidal to not update them.

""Both Nokia and Microsoft understand the importance for consumers to keep their devices fresh and updated. Without any announcements being made, we're working to make sure people have fresh and updated experiences on any device they may have.""

http://www.wpcentral.com/lumia...y-says-nokia

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  • 2012-05-10 02:54
  • kg3U

is it true that non of the current WP phone will be upgradable to WP8?

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  • 2012-05-07 15:07
  • nTpT

Hi is there any way of making the texing screen bigger on Nokia Lumia 800?

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  • 2012-05-03 12:40
  • psxN

> In reply to Zizou @ 2012-04-06 02:22 from fCR% - click to readyou are absolutely correct!the nokia theme is connecting people so it has to lot of efforts to do....

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  • 2012-04-26 09:26
  • n2K6

> In reply to geeksquad @ 2012-04-09 01:06 from xZwK - click to readIt's not true that latest software release 1600.2487.8107.12070 has completely corrected problems with sound in music player in Lumia 800. I've got it from my employer a week ago with this release preinstalled. The headset which came with the phone (WH-902 or -901 series?) works fine - it's true. I can even say that sound is one of the the bests I ever had in mobile phones. I was very surprised especially after all those infinite discussions about bad quality of music player in Lumia. I presume this headset is simply optimized for Lumia. But unfortunately it has so big speakers (why so basic and obsolete design anyway???) that I cannot use it, it simply don't fit my ears. I also need the microphone. So I ended up buying Purify Monster Nokia headset claimed to been designed especially for the Lumia and presenting the best quality. But it was a disaster! No low frequencies at all and powerless volume control. Also the stop-button didn't work. I returned this and got another one for trying - there was the same issue again with bass and volume. After that have also tryed WH-701 (claimed to be compatible with Lumia 800) - this didn't work at all! Buttons didn't respond and sound... well it was next to nothing. I have emailed to the Nokia and they suggested bluetooth BH-214 and BH-505. Does anyone have some experience of using those devices? Needless to say I have no enthusiasm to by some expencive hi-fi headsets without microphone and especially without any certainty about how they works with Lumia.

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  • 2012-04-25 10:50
  • ShpC

i like the new release unit....

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  • 2012-04-24 06:42
  • 7Xca

seen
Wi-Fi hotspot is at your disposal
in the review wheres that? on the phone ?

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  • 2012-04-20 15:44
  • BNa7

GSMarena please update the audio quality section. the latest update fixes the audio quality problems and the battery problems. The phone can now be used as a media player without any problems and it sounds amaaazzzinggg. Check the forums on xda developers if you dont believe me. No more problems with the phone itself. Whatever restrictions are there are now because of WP7.5.

A happy lumia 800 user.

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  • 2012-04-09 01:06
  • xZwK

I have been.. I am and always will be your fan..nokia.. Wanna say something bout this phone.. Its a great phone I know.. But some thing are missing.. Dat is bluetooth , xvid divx wifi, you should let this small things work . Your theme is connecting people.. But if this small things are missing then it'l be a problem and one thing you should know is that there are still some people who doesn't have a pc or a laptop which creates more problem for them and so resulting in not buying the phone even if they want to! so come on nokia do something and make us happy and in return we'd do the same to you..:)

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  • 2012-04-06 02:22
  • fCR%

> In reply to Tom @ 2012-01-26 07:21 from sHH2 - click to readgreetings my name is Rick H.

I just discovered this forum and already love it.


Nice to be here , see you soon on others forum topic ;)


I love basket , costume grande taille and play xbox

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  • 2012-04-05 11:40
  • pgVA

> In reply to Please response @ 2012-03-25 17:17 from nTpT - click to read@nTpT
1. better :D
2. yes this is possible (or you can import/sync your gmail account to windows live account)
3. idk

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  • 2012-04-03 09:51
  • Ssrg

Gsmarena, can you please retest lumia 800 audio after 12070 update, which is fixing this issue? Thanks

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  • 2012-03-30 08:31
  • Feea

Nokia you f**** every in this phone.windows phone sucks a lot i dont like zune i dont want use that.and where is that resources like usb mass storage video calls and wtf WHERE IS THE MEMORY CARD SLOT for god nokia WAKE UP and about micro sim most of people dont like them because of this simple detail the operators love use micro sim to force clients to buy a expensive data plans so do every phone with micro sim cards or dont do

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  • 2012-03-27 16:59
  • 8TD@

Hi All,

i have couple of question for the owners of this phone

1) how is the phone after the latest update?
2) if i added my G-Mail account is it possiable to Sync G-Mail contacts?
3) if i purchased this phone online (Amazon/eBay)will the Arabic language be included in the upcoming update Tango OR they will release Arabic support Region wise only?

Thanks

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  • 2012-03-25 17:17
  • nTpT

> In reply to JLAG @ 2012-03-14 07:31 from jbkm - click to readi perfectly synced my contacts with outlook. You must have done something wrong i think.

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  • 2012-03-25 01:13
  • x{uG

does anyone know how or if possible to increase text size when messaging???

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  • 2012-03-18 18:26
  • 39xx

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