Nokia Lumia 800 – The Best Windows Phone in Review

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It has just been a month that  Nokia Lumia 800  has arrived in the market and in such a short span of time this astounding Windows phone has become the center of attraction for the folks who are seeking to buy a new Windows Phone.

Nokia Lumia 800The promising gem of a Smartphone, Nokia Lumia 800 was decided in February to be manufactured by Nokia, it was the time Nokia dumped their Symbian operating system for the Windows Phone OS and joined hands with Microsoft.

If you compare this high-end Nokia Lumia with Nokia’s existing handsets, you  find its exterior styling somewhat similar to the less hyped Nokia N9, which was powered by Meego Operating System for which Nokia collaborated with the Intel. The screen size has been reduced from 3.9″ (854×480 pixels) to 3.7″ (800×480 pixels) with a justifiable reason, as to make it compatible according to the Windows Phone specifications list.

Whereas, the CPU has increased from 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 to the 1.4GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon/Scorpion which eventually is a wonderful feature and also adds snap to the Windows Phone OS.

Nokia Lumia 800If we look at both of the Lumia series phones, then we find the Nokia Lumia 800 more expensive of the two Nokia Windows Phones and shares the Nokia N9’s 16-bit AMOLED ClearBlack display whereas the other offering of the Nokia, Lumia 710 carries a 24-bit ClearBlack TFT.

It is also observed that the color depth in Lumia 800 is ideally deeper than the Nokia Lumia 710, AMOLED screens offers better visibility than the older TFT technology due to more intense colors and better contrast ratios.

Apart from Nokia comparisons, there are many other Windows Phones running the latest Mango OS available in the market, with whom the Nokia Lumia has to compete. HTC Titan and HTC Radar are standing tall to compete with the latest Windows Phone Nokia Lumia. If we compare their screen size, Nokia Lumia screen will feel little small in front of the HTC Titan and HTC Radar, winning the fray with their screens of sizes 3.8″ and 4.7″ respectively and in terms of pixel all the competitors are same with 800×480 pixel resolution but the Lumia 800 seems to possess a little sharper pixel density.

Nokia Lumia 800

Though the demand for larger screen sizes are increasing tremendously but one should keep this fact in his mind that the iPhone got success with a smaller screen of 3.5-inches, and good things come in small packages only, so is the Lumia 800.

In terms of storage capacity, the Nokia Lumia 800 and HTC Titan stands equally holding 16GB of fixed internal storage, whereas the HTC Radar offering half of it, 8GB.

After looking  closely at the two manufacturer’s product specs it soon seems to be obvious, that the Nokia Lumia 800 is intended to compete against the HTC Titan and the Nokia Lumia 710 with the HTC Radar.

The HTC Titan is textured into dimensional measurements of (131.5mm x 70.7mm x 9.9mm and 160g), which clearly made the Nokia Lumia 800 look slim and feel light with the dimensional measurements of (116.5mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm and 142g).

Perhaps, it seems as if the Nokia Lumia 800 has already won the fray, and to justify its victory it has been also awarded as the best phone of the year.

Nokia Lumia 800 Specifications

Built

  • Dimensions: 116.5×61.2×12.1 mm
  • Weight: 142 g
  • Form Factor: bar
  • Colors: Cyan, Black, Magenta

 Display

  • Size: 480×800 pixels
  • Type color: AMOLED
  • Colors: 16 Million colors
  • Secondary Display: No
  • Sensor: Accelerometer, proximity, compass

Camera/Imaging/Video

  • Camera: Yes 8.1 MP along with Carl Zeiss optics
  • Resolution: 3264×2448 pixels
  • Zoom: yes
  • Flash: yes
  • Secondary Camera: No

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: Yes
  • Wlan/Wi-fi: Yes
  • USB: Yes
  • GPS: Yes

Data

Media

  • Audio Playback: Yes
  • Video Playback: Yes
  • Ringtones: 64 polyphonic MP3/MIDI/WAV/AMR
  • FM Radio: No
  • 3.5mm Headphone Jack: Yes

Memory

  • Inbuilt: 16 GB
  • Memory Slot: No

Battery

  • Type: Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
  • Capacity: 1450 mAh
  • Standby: 265 hours
  • Talktime: 780 mins

Nokia Lumia 800 Pricing and Availability

Though, the latest Windows Phone 7, Nokia Lumia 800 has reached in many countries but its availability is still lacking in the US, and it is believed that in the coming year 2012, Nokia will be launching there as well. It is expected to be made available for $150 or $200 range with a two-year service agreement.

You can buy the Unlocked Nokia Lumia 800 from amazon.com also. It is available for $575 and available in various colors as well.

Nitin Agarwal is a Spritual Soul from India. He is a Windows and Windows Phone Expert and Blogger by birth. He has been awarded as Most Valuable Professional (MVP) for three times by Microsoft in Windows Expert category. People often calls him a Geek, techie, gadget freak and A Crazy Heart because of his passion towards doing things differently. Immensly inspired from Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and APJ Abdul Kalam.

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  11. Man, Nokia made something amazing… Bye bye apple.
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    You know this phone is the best.. It’s 2 bad you cant have it cause you just took an i-sheet phone that you need to buy every good app.

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