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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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No memory card slot!?

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  • 2011-12-04 18:21
  • 3xJr

Hi all, any1 in here had lumia 800? i wonder what is material of side button(volume, lock, camera button)? its plastic with paint or aluminum? thanks

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  • 2011-12-04 18:03
  • vN8k

This phone will do well if Microsoft supports USB on the GO, NFC, a more open file management. till then its N8/N9 for me. If I wanted a good app support I would have preferred IOS or Android. The very reason most people go for Symbian or meego is the openness, good hardware integration with OS, battery life and the number of apps comes last. Nokia needs to realize that. Does anybody know if there is an NFC chip in there? Does it work with Nokia suite?

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  • 2011-12-04 16:59
  • vIgQ

It's clearly evident that most here are delusional or unrealistic.
As a a long time symbian user, i realize symbian's time is up, yes they are improving it with anna/belle, but the general purchasing public isn't going to embrace any system that starts with the name "symbian" anymore.
Get over it, i did.
The n9, wish it had more support, but it doesn't, hopefully some of the things people like about the n9 will live on in apollo.

I see the 800 as a second choice to the iphone. As far as android is concerned, that's just a symbian clone with better icon's and a more catchy name. It's security and system management is a god damn mess, the real question is, are you operating an android phone or is it operating you?
Yes i own an android device and i just feel like it's a disorganized mess.

By the end of next year, adults will choose ios, then windows, after that it will be android for kids.

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  • 2011-12-04 16:39
  • s92x

> In reply to Fruitcake @ 2011-12-04 14:58 from LhR1 - click to readyeah yeah yeah, all the stuff you said are lacking, but do you use it every hour and translate the features in a more streamlined and excellent user experience---NOOOPY, look how belle looks like now, an android copycat like bada the poor man's android,let us not deny the fact symbian could not already compete with Ios for high end and high paying market, nor to android which had a broader market spectrum, why would i buy $350 nokia 701 belle which i can buy android xperia ray or wp7 htc radar at the same price range, which are better, and symbian is already losing ground in mid tier devices already drastically, and why would nokia invest another billion dollar to symbian os which they had already invested for too long that dont get them nowhere and they'll be filling bankruptcy before the meego's ecosystem mature, in business perspective the obvious is clear, both meego and symbian are dying mobile os with no future coz right now the competition are not all about the shiny2x and fluid the OS are, but how mature and relevant the ecosystem are? look what happen to webOS and the stagnant market of bada, they are good if not better than symbian and meego,

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  • 2011-12-04 16:02
  • sxw2

Just to Nokia phones with Symbian an there were the Best an Easiest to tranfer data between phones an pcs,an had the N8 over a year,then Nokia an Mr Elop made the Wrong Decision choosing Windows,as you are to Restricted with downloading,an Bluetooth useless with Windows.Lumia 800 to over Valued so it made me purchase the Samsung Galaxy S2 an its Worth much better Value,Memory cards an Bluetooth sending an recieving more usefull,Nokia sorry you have made the Wrong Decisions picking Mr Elop an Windows,all Mr Elop was bothered about is helping is old employees Microsoft gain some success in the Mobile Market an downgrade Nokia so then Microsoft will buy Nokia in the near future

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  • 2011-12-04 14:58
  • LhR1

not really impressed .. I'll just stick with my N9 :)

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  • 2011-12-04 14:29
  • p3xs

wp7 is a waste. why put the windows badge on something that can't run .exe but has a 1ghz or better cpu ? running exes would be a great selling point.

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  • 2011-12-04 14:08
  • 0CYB

> In reply to CyberS @ 2011-12-04 13:02 from m@bv - click to readIts like your looking for a trailer van even going to office, the utilies are abundant yet the experience are clunky... hehehe..

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  • 2011-12-04 13:30
  • sxw2

> In reply to osooo @ 2011-12-03 17:35 from 4CVp - click to readIt seems that your happy with supposively gs2, why bother rant here. Meego is just like webOS beautiful by os itself but without ecosystem, its just a hw with sw for making calls, text, basic web browsing, and all the basic stuffs a smartphone can do, if thats what you want. But consider this ecosystem with music store-zune, cloud base storage - skydrive, xbox live system, a marketplace with decent apps and games, it makes your whole experience of a smatphone more justified,

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  • 2011-12-04 13:25
  • sxw2

There are way too many software limitations of the OS to make this phone interesting. It's ridiculous that the OS is missing out at such important things like real multitasking, USB mass storage function and DivX support. Except for that the whole WP approach is wrong, why force people to use Zune, why downscaling photos when one wants to e-mail them? And why is the OS closing running applications on its own without the user wanting to do so? As a Nokia user one also wonders what happend with the TV-out and FM-transmiter among other things? Sorry Nokia, but this phone is not satisfying. I would gladly had bought the N9 if it was given some support. But Lumia is not an interesting phone and at a price simmilar to Samsung Galaxy SII and Iphone 4S the Lumia 800 has exceptional chances to become the shelf-warmer of the year!

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  • 2011-12-04 13:02
  • m@bv

> In reply to lol @ 2011-12-02 20:28 from 0CYB - click to readThanks for making it clear to all users of iOS and Windows Phone that you have absolutely no idea what you are talking about :)

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  • 2011-12-04 11:47
  • dWuN

for nokia jus make a 1.g ghz dual core version of N8 . its ll break all time records of sellin. actually everyone needs stuff lik tat only :P

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  • 2011-12-04 11:38
  • utdA

The touch is definitely good and display is far better than Super AMOLED. Windows 7 office integration, outlook, multiple email is very impresive. People function is the best. You can link all your accounts in Facebook, outlook, twitter, gmail, yahoo, Ovi, linked in to one single place and see updates and browse with out wasting your time.
Some Negatives- U can't scroll between letters while typing message and cant receive or send contact card through SMS

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  • 2011-12-04 10:13
  • utdE

Nokia should improve Symbian and continue the development of meego !!!!!! instead now becoming an OEM only !!!!!!!

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  • 2011-12-04 09:34
  • IV}y

I will not buy any phone that run on Win os.

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  • 2011-12-04 05:12
  • 7BQ6

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.

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  • 2011-12-04 03:51
  • thu9

> In reply to vishal400 @ 2011-12-03 18:26 from Xu4@ - click to readI'm also waiting for the Symbian comeback. I think Symbian belle really improves on the user experience.

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  • 2011-12-04 02:47
  • s{Ks

> In reply to osooo @ 2011-12-03 17:35 from 4CVp - click to readWait 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.

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  • 2011-12-04 00:40
  • 4$ve

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.

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  • 2011-12-03 18:26
  • Xu4@

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