Nokia Lumia 800

AKA: Nokia 703, Nokia Searay, Nokia Sun, Nokia Sea Ray

Available at: Telus

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8/10 AVG.
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Based on 26 reviews

The Lumia 800 smartphone is a flagship phone from Nokia. Taking exterior design cues from their sleek and sexy experimental N9 MeeGo phone, Nokia's latest offering incorporates the "Mango" build of Windows Phone 7, along with a complete overhaul of pretty much everything under the hood.

The Lumia 800 features a smoothly designed polycarbonate shell surrounding a 3.7 inch 480 x 800 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen beneath a gently curved piece of gorilla glass. The display also incorporates Nokia's proprietary ClearBlack technology, meaning that colors and text are displayed against a true black background rather than the backlit gray that is displayed on many other phones. The end result is a sharp display of vibrant colors, easy-to-read text, and smooth video.

Under the hood, the Lumia 800 sports a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor paired with an Adreno 205 GPU and 512 MB of RAM. While, on paper, it may look to be underpowered when compared to the latest Android phones on the market, it's important to keep in mind that this phone exceeds the minimum specifications for Windows Phone 7 - which doesn't take advantage of dual-core processing at this time. That being said, the Lumia 800 runs Microsoft's current mobile OS without a hitch.

The Lumia 800 has many of the standard features that we've come to expect to see in smartphones, such as GPS and WiFi b/g/n. The phone also includes a built-in FM tuner for listening to the radio while on the go, as well as a Carl Zeiss 8 megapixel rear-facing camera coupled with a dual LED flash that takes sharp stills and smooth 720p HD video.

A few features are noticeably absent from this phone, however. The phone's 16GB of internal memory is not expandable via external memory cards, meaning that users may run out of storage sooner than they wish. Since it has no front-facing camera, the phone cannot be used for video conferencing. Additionally, this phone is not compatible with Nokia's proprietary NFC accessories as previous phones have been, meaning that some brand-loyal customers may find themselves needing to replace accessories they've already purchased.

Overall, the Lumia 800 is a beautifully-crafted phone that has some really great features. Combined with the intuitiveness of the Windows Phone 7 operating system, this phone is positioned to be a real contender in the ever-growing smartphone market.

Need to know: Nokia Lumia 800

1. While a bit smaller than some of its competition, the Lumia 800 sports one of the most vibrant and sharp displays currently available. (The Good)

2. The Lumia 800 runs Windows Phone 7 flawlessly, allowing users to easily integrate and synchronize data between their phone and existing Microsoft software and devices, including PCs, the Xbox 360, and Zune media players. (The Good)

3. The phone is not compatible with Nokia's proprietary NFC accessories. (The Bad)

4. Users are limited to the 16 GB of internal memory, with no option for expansion (The Bad)

Specs summary

Screen
3.7"

The Nokia Lumia 800's screen is 3.7 inches with 800 x 400 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1450mAh

The phone is powered by a 1450 mAh Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery. Nokia's performance ratings are: 0.5 day standby time, 780 minutes talk time, 247 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.

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Reviews summary

8/10 AVG.
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Based on 26 reviews

The Lumia 800 smartphone is a flagship phone from Nokia. Taking exterior design cues from their sleek and sexy experimental N9 MeeGo phone, Nokia's latest offering incorporates the "Mango" build of Windows Phone 7, along with a complete overhaul of pretty much everything under the hood.

The Lumia 800 features a smoothly designed polycarbonate shell surrounding a 3.7 inch 480 x 800 AMOLED capacitive touchscreen beneath a gently curved piece of gorilla glass. The display also incorporates Nokia's proprietary ClearBlack technology, meaning that colors and text are displayed against a true black background rather than the backlit gray that is displayed on many other phones. The end result is a sharp display of vibrant colors, easy-to-read text, and smooth video.

Under the hood, the Lumia 800 sports a 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor paired with an Adreno 205 GPU and 512 MB of RAM. While, on paper, it may look to be underpowered when compared to the latest Android phones on the market, it's important to keep in mind that this phone exceeds the minimum specifications for Windows Phone 7 - which doesn't take advantage of dual-core processing at this time. That being said, the Lumia 800 runs Microsoft's current mobile OS without a hitch.

The Lumia 800 has many of the standard features that we've come to expect to see in smartphones, such as GPS and WiFi b/g/n. The phone also includes a built-in FM tuner for listening to the radio while on the go, as well as a Carl Zeiss 8 megapixel rear-facing camera coupled with a dual LED flash that takes sharp stills and smooth 720p HD video.

A few features are noticeably absent from this phone, however. The phone's 16GB of internal memory is not expandable via external memory cards, meaning that users may run out of storage sooner than they wish. Since it has no front-facing camera, the phone cannot be used for video conferencing. Additionally, this phone is not compatible with Nokia's proprietary NFC accessories as previous phones have been, meaning that some brand-loyal customers may find themselves needing to replace accessories they've already purchased.

Overall, the Lumia 800 is a beautifully-crafted phone that has some really great features. Combined with the intuitiveness of the Windows Phone 7 operating system, this phone is positioned to be a real contender in the ever-growing smartphone market.

Need to know: Nokia Lumia 800

1. While a bit smaller than some of its competition, the Lumia 800 sports one of the most vibrant and sharp displays currently available. (The Good)

2. The Lumia 800 runs Windows Phone 7 flawlessly, allowing users to easily integrate and synchronize data between their phone and existing Microsoft software and devices, including PCs, the Xbox 360, and Zune media players. (The Good)

3. The phone is not compatible with Nokia's proprietary NFC accessories. (The Bad)

4. Users are limited to the 16 GB of internal memory, with no option for expansion (The Bad)

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Reviews (8/10 Avg. rating)

It is easy to hold and has good design with strong body

from TelecomTiger (about 1 year ago)

The Nokia Lumia 800 has a couple of limitations like limited memory storage of only 16 GB, and no HD video resolution. Still it is a good phone and has made its presence felt in the market. Strong 1.4 GHz Qualcomm processor assures fast processing and downloading. The 8 MP camera with dual LED flash... More

  8/10

Surprisingly Good, Not Quite Impressive

from Softpedia (over 2 years ago)

It’s pretty clear that Nokia and Windows Phone already have its fans. Microsoft and Nokia continue to work on improving the Windows Phone environment, as well as the devices powered by this platform. While the Lumia 800 is one of Nokia’s top tier phones, we still think that the Finnish company... More

Superior build and design, above average camera performance, unchangeable battery

from Brighthand (over 2 years ago)

After testing the Lumia 800 for several days, it is perfectly clear that Microsoft and Nokia have made a terrific deal by burying the hatchet a year ago – this is convincingly the best Windows Phone device, apart from the bigger, but otherwise almost identical Lumia 900. Just about all the Lumia... More

  8/10

The Nokia Lumia 800 provides an unmatched experience on Windows Phone

from Mobile Syrup (over 2 years ago)

The Lumia 800 is not a perfect phone, but it appears so when first held in the hand. It’s about the conscientious in-box additions, including a colour-matching silicone case and one of the best-designed wall outlets I’ve seen. It’s about the otherworldly polycarbonate finish that repels stains... More

Speedy CPU, excellent snapper, eye-catching design

from Techsmart (over 2 years ago)

They say a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step, and with the Lumia 800 Nokia’s Windows Phone adventure is off to a smooth start. If the company is capable of making it to the top of the sales charts remains to be seen, but the Lumia 800 at least proves that the Finnish giant can stand... More

GorgeousAMOLED, clearblack Display, beautiful Design, no replaceable battery

from UnleashThePhones (over 2 years ago)

It’s very evident that the Nokia Lumia 800, is a sign of a whole new Nokia.That being said, the Nokia Lumia 800 is far from being perfect. There’s no front facing camera, no NFC, and that microUSB port cover worries me.But those minor annoyances are just that, minor… annoyances. Once you get past... More

Brilliant display, minimalistic design, sleek and fluid UI

from TechTree (over 2 years ago)

Overall, the Lumia 800 is one beautiful phone, graced with a brilliant screen. Its interface is fluid and the attention to detail is unbelievable. The gadget offers a great camera, excellent sound quality, and an unmatched social networking experience. Furthermore, Nokia Drive adds more value to the... More

  8/10

No MicroSD slot, responsive, Windows Phone Mango

from What Mobile (over 2 years ago)

Nokia has done everything expected of them and everything they promised. The Lumia 800 is a massive step forward for Nokia and sits apart in an increasingly crowded market. Alongside Windows Phone Mango, there’s enough inside the Lumia 800 to worry rivals and make iPhone fans jealous…

  10/10

Slim and sleek, well-built, too pricey

from tech2 (over 2 years ago)

Nokia has priced the Lumia 800 at Rs. 29,990 (MRP), which does make it one of the more expensive WP7 handsets on the market today. This could be a problem for the company as cheaper options like the HTC Radar could pose as a competitor. Granted we’re talking about a company that was once held in extremely... More

  7/10

Top-notch ClearBlack AMOLED, extraordinarily designed, solidly built

from Coolsmartphone (over 2 years ago)

I was nicely surprised by the Nokia Lumia 800 and Windows Phone 7. It didn’t blow me away as hard as the Nokia N9 did but that doesn’t mean my experience with the Lumia was any worse. In fact, it was equally great, but just… different. The Lumia with WP7 offers a consistent and very attractive... More

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