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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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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@

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.

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  • 2011-12-03 18:22
  • Xu4@

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.

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  • 2011-12-03 17:35
  • 4CVp

Aww but i wanna use nokia ovi suite, cant i?

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  • 2011-12-03 16:54
  • v0Xt

non removable battery, no microSD card, unpopular microSIM card, etc.
better get other windows phone...
:(

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  • 2011-12-03 16:43
  • tA$9

looks like im going to buy this =)

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  • 2011-12-03 16:38
  • pWIe

> In reply to oks4n4 @ 2011-12-03 00:05 from tA$t - click to readBecause Android buggy.

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  • 2011-12-03 16:20
  • 4vNm

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

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  • 2011-12-03 15:37
  • 3LWa

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