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 Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1450 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 0.5 days standby time, 780 minutes (2G), 570 minutes (3G), 247 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



Nokia's vanguard Windows Phone has arrived, all dressed up in the N9's clothing

- Vlad Savov , The Verge 

Reviews summary

8.3/10AVG.
RATING
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.

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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)


Reviews (8.3/10 Avg. rating)


TelecomTiger

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

from TelecomTiger
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 is amazing as it gives sharp and clear images even in less light or indoor shoot. But with 512 MB of RAM you’ll have to wait a bit to switch to another programme or apps instead moving quickly on Android. The 7.5 Mango Windows operating system is good and fits best in this phone... Full review
Softpedia

Surprisingly Good, Not Quite Impressive

from Softpedia
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 still has some things that need to iron out before it can battle Android and iOS. However, we were pretty content with the Lumia 800 hardware and software performance and think that there’s enough marketplace for all three mobile platforms... Full review
Brighthand

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

from Brighthand

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 800’s shortcomings boil down to the platform being flawed (no Flash or Silverlight, no microSD slot), some of which are expected to be remedied with the upcoming arrival of Windows Phone 8. There's not anything to be done about the lack of a front-facing camera, though.

A... Full review

Mobile Syrup

The Nokia Lumia 800 provides an unmatched experience on Windows Phone

from Mobile Syrup

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 and protects against scratches. It’s mainly about the fact that this company, which practically disappeared from North America, has rebounded in such a remarkable way. The Lumia 800 is the company’s first flagship Windows Phone, but it won’t be the last. There are some glaring omissions i... Full review

Techsmart

Speedy CPU, excellent snapper, eye-catching design

from Techsmart
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 toe-to-toe with the iPhone and its Android-running rivals. Nokia’s Mix Radio and Drive navigation software also elevates the Finnish company’s Windows Phone offering above those of Samsung or HTC. The Lumia 800 goes for a recommended retail price of R6999... Full review
UnleashThePhones

GorgeousAMOLED, clearblack Display, beautiful Design, no replaceable battery

from UnleashThePhones

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 all that, the Nokia Lumia 800 is a gorgeous smartphone. It makes using a phone fun, and it’s the first Nokia phone in a long time that I’ve been really keen on showing off. Moreover it’s the first Nokia phone in a long time that I’ve had people noticing, and ask me about... Full review

TechTree

Brilliant display, minimalistic design, sleek and fluid UI

from TechTree
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 phone. On the other hand, the product lacks a secondary camera, mass storage mode, and cannot share files over Bluetooth. However, most of the cons are typical WP restrictions. All in all, if you're bored of the current crop of smartphones, go ahead and grab this one... Full review
What Mobile

No MicroSD slot, responsive, Windows Phone Mango

from What Mobile
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….. Full review
tech2

Slim and sleek, well-built, too pricey

from tech2

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 high regard in this field, but if Nokia is looking to make a serious comeback, the Lumia 800, as well-built and powerful a device as it is, is just too damn pricey. The last thing we need right now is another “premium” type product with limited functionality; I think we’ve gone way... Full review

Coolsmartphone

Top-notch ClearBlack AMOLED, extraordinarily designed, solidly built

from Coolsmartphone

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 user experience, it already has a pretty good choice of third party apps and those notable shortcomings will probably get ironed out in future updates anyway. On the whole, I just need to say something I never expected ever to be saying: Good job, Microsoft!

While I still feel sort-of disa... Full review


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Full Specs

Overview
Release date March 2, 2012
Regions available Canada, Europe
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
900/1900/2100 MHz
Data:
EDGE, HSDPA 14.4, HSUPA
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
16 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.27 W/kg
Body: 1.06 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Headset, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1450 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 247 minutes
3G Surfing Time 352 minutes
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
780 minutes (2G)
570 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 0.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Cyan, Magenta, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.7 x 6.1 x 1.2 cm
(4.6 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 142 grams
(5 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 400 pixels
Pixel Density 252 pixels
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Wallpapers
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features No
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Windows Live)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications Yes
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 3x digital
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Geotagging, White balance
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, QCP, M4A, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Yes
Apps Downloadable, Pre-installed (Nokia Drive, TopApps, Facebook, Twitter, Picasa, Flickr, YouTube)
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia 703, Nokia Searay, Nokia Sun, Nokia Sea Ray

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