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Nokia Lumia 800, is it going to rival the rivals?
Nokia Lumia 800
Member Name: joclark84
Nokia Lumia 800
Date: 04/08/12, updated on 07/08/12 (37 review reads)
Advantages: Easy to use, great look
Disadvantages: Battery life
The Nokia Lumia 800, Nokias attempt to get back into the phone market.
Until the introduction of the smart phone, Nokia dominated the phone market. However due to the popularity of phones like the i-phone and android, Nokia has struggled. However they have now released a range of phones (the lumias) but have they managed to rival the other smart phones on the market???
In simple terms yes. This phone is probably the simplest smartphone to use. It has a sleek look, slightly bigger than the i phone but very similar in weight. It comes with Windows Phone 7.5 operating system which is what I feel is really dividing people with this phone. A lot of people are instantly put off by the fact it is a windows phone but everyone who has had this negative image and used my phone, has been pleasantly surprised.
It has a reasonably good camera- an 8 Megapixel Carl Zeiss Camera with LED Flash. I feel it takes better pictures than the iphone although it struggles a lot when it is not very bright. It also comes with video recorder like most other rival phones, that is of a reasonable quality.
The screen is a 3.7-inch amoled Screen. It is a touch screen that works very effectively. I do sometimes get quite clammy fingers which can effect how well the screen works but with a quick clean and hand wash this can easily be sorted. The screen is very bright and I have been pleasantly surprised at how well it can be seen in bright daylight.
Nokia offer a great range of appas and games that can be downloaded. I feel these are not quite to the quality and range of other phones but I have seen these improve considerably during the last 5 months. The Nokia Lumia has 16 GB Internal Memory and 512MB RAM so it can store a large range of apps and music. The music player is fine, the speakers are reasoanble for such a small device, but can become distorted when put at full volume.
The biggest draw back with this phone (like the majority of smart phones) is the battery life. It MUST be charged everyday if you have done anything other than send texts and make a few short phone calls.. You can imporve the battery life considerably by switching off the location setting.
The phone also has features expected of a smartphone like MP3, GPS, MMS etc. What I love about tthe texts on this phone is that they run in a thread (Like whatapp). This makes it much easier to follow conversations rather than having to keep checking each individual text when referring to past messages.
Overall this is a great phone that I would highly recommend, particularly for people who are used to windows applications and/or branching out into the new world of smart phones.
Summary: A perfect phone for those new to the smart phone world
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