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Nokia Lumia 800

A week ago I bought the new Nokia Lumia 800 and I can already say I love this device.



Once you open the box you will see the phone comes with a soft cover in the same color of the device, people who knows me know I hate covers but this one fits perfectly and I’ve decided to use it myself. You can see the phone with and without the cover in the figures below.

Nokia Lumia 800 with soft cover

Nokia Lumia 800 with soft cover.

Nokia Lumia 800 without soft cover 

Nokia Lumia 800 without soft cover

Another nice surprise is the fast USB charger, instead of having the traditional AC/DC adapter you will find as a charger a small circular piece with a diameter just a little bit bigger than a coin. You can compare it below against 2€, a quarter of dollar and fifty pence.

Nokia Lumia USB charger

The design of the phone is simply gorgeous and solid, the case is built in a single piece of polycarbonate that gets emptied and filled with all the electronic in a later phase. The screen, a very stylish Gorilla glass, is a curved 3.7” capacitive AMOLED with ClearBlack that redefines the concept of the black color.

The Nokia Lumia 800 comes equipped with a 8 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics that provides you with a resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels, a 2x LED flash, F aperture of 2.2, minimum focus range of 10 cm and focal length of 28.0 mm. The camera also allows you to record 720 HD video.

The phone has other goodness like:

  • GPS
  • WIFI
  • Bluetooth
  • 2 microphones
  • 3D accelerometer
  • Magnetometer Sensor (compass)
  • Proximity sensor
  • Ambient light sensor

You will see some haters say the phone doesn’t come with a dual core and they use it as their argument to dismiss the phone, a dual core is completely useless today in Windows Phone 7.5 devices as the OS is extremely fast and fluid. The single core Qualcomm MSM8255 with a clock rate of 1400 MHz makes the phone and apps perform much better than several dual core devices.

As I said above, the Nokia Lumia 800 comes with the Microsoft OS Windows Phone 7.5 aka “Mango” installed. The OS offers you out of the box among many other things:

  • Microsoft Office Mobile: It allows you to work with your Excel, Word, PowerPoint and OneNote files. Thanks to SharePoint Workspace you can also access to your corporate SharePoint repository.
  • Xbox Live: You can play games with the advantages of the Xbox Live network like achievements, manage your friends and messages, etc.
  • SkyDrive: To have your files synched/backed up in the cloud (25 GB of free space)
  • Zune: To have your music and videos downloaded, streamed or simply synched on the phone
  • Social Networks: Have your LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Live contacts as any regular contact, see their updates, etc..

In addition to this, Nokia has included some exclusive apps like Nokia Music, Nokia Maps and the impressing Nokia Drive that allows you to reach your destinations by car using cartography that can be downloaded, free of charge, for virtually the entire world.

Just to finish you will like to hear that the battery lasts for:

  • 9.5 hours for 3G talk time
  • 335 hours for 3G standby time
  • 55 hours for music playback time
  • 6.5 hours for video playback time

Did I say I love the phone?