Nokia Lumia 800 Review
With Microsoft’s help, Nokia is trying to make a big comeback in the smartphone market with the new Lumia 800. Nokia announced that it will work closely with Microsoft and the Lumia 800 is a wonderful, first fruit of their partnership. The Lumia 800 is combination of distinctive Nokia design and Microsoft’s mature Windows Phone OS, while the functions and controls are identical to Windows devices released by LG and HTC. The Lumia 800 also gets a boost from Nokia’s navigation service and its camera. The navigation service is equipped with 3D view, which allows bird’s eye view on the map. Recently, Nokia released the first and could also be the last MeeGo device, the N9. It’s easy to think that the Lumia 800 is simply a N9 with different operating system; the phone has seamless polycarbonate housing and rounded corners, which can sit well in your hand. Ports for miniUSB devices and earphones are located on the top side hidden under a plastic lid.
The Lumia 800 comes in bright pink, light blue and classic black, its 3.7” WVGA (480 x 800) display is merged into the housing and slightly arched. The phone features an 8Mp Carl Zeiss camera with wide-angle lens.
When it comes to operating system, Nokia’s latest phones are firmly in Microsoft’s domain and you’ll be greeted with the distinctive large tile of Windows Phone. On the main homescreen, you get easy access to contact, email, Xbox Live gaming area and app marketplace. Unfortunately, apps in the marketplace are far more expensive than in the Apple’s App Market and Google’s Android Market. If you want to simply install free apps, like Facebook and Twitter, you’re required to have a Windows Live account.