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Good: MOST THINGS
Bad: LACK OF APPS
Comment: LASS PHONE!!
Bad: camera and battery life but not minor issue
Comment: BEST PHONE I RECOMMEND THIS TO EVERYONE I RATE 10/10
Comment: I have been using a Lumia 800 for more than an year now. Here's how WP7.5 works:
* You have 3 apps open. Say Facebook, Pulse, and AppFlow. You return to Start screen. You tap on the Facebook app icon, expecting to resume from where you left off. The app FREAKING RESTARTS. AND IT'S NOT ONLY FACEBOOK BUT EVERY. GOD. DAMN. APP. RESTARTS when you select it from the Start screen.
* You visit some website. You keep clicking on links, going through 20-30 pages in a single browser tab. Now you're done. You want to exit Internet Explorer. You have TO GO BACK THROUGH THE ENTIRE 30 PAGES YOU VISITED if you want to exit IE. (Yes, you can close the tabs, but that's kind of ... counter-intuitive. There should be one standard way to exit all applications, be it a browser or a photo editor.)
* Or you want to terminate an application without activating it. LOL NO.
* Or if you want to run more than 5 applications at the same time. LOL NO. (Ha, who am I kidding, like you will ever find five useful applications for Windows Phone.)
* The capacitative buttons. If your finger accidentally brushes the back button, the app you are using is gone (if you're lucky, you might have navigated a page or two forward, in which case the app will just take you back to the previous screen). So frustrating.
Good: Hardware is beautiful, Windows Phone is fast and a joy to use, app situation is not a problem for most
Bad: Very little. The door over the USB is irritating, though mine came loose after I dropped the phone with it open so I pulled it off.
Comment: Windows Phone is so much nicer to use that ios and most Android phones. I've seen lots of comments that the number of apps is a problem though some admit they have all they need. My take on the apps thing is that it is really unlikely to hamper most peoples enjoymeny if they learn to use WP properly (which is delightfully easy) and look for the equivalent app for the few missing ones form their iphone (there usually are good alternatives).
The OS provides so much that other phones need separate apps for.
Key in your credentials for Facebook, LimkedIn, Twitter, Windows Live and within minutes your people hub is bristling with information and updates from all of them in one place for each of your contacts. Pin important people to your start menu for easy at a glance updates and rapid access to message, email, text , phone or write on their wall.
Live Tiles are a superb way to personalise your phone and as so much less "Windows 3.1" than the iPhones sea of small icons.
The search feature reads QRCodes, recognises songs, OCRs text and searches the web well, all without an app.
The local scout is truly brilliant and built in
Nokia drive is a genuinely great tool and the offline maps are excellent. Bing maps are good and Nokia Maps are even better.
The fact that all apps can register for standard features of the OS and so a search capable app can provide search results to other apps that consume search on the device is truly superb. Same goes for sharing. Touch anything shareable in virtually any app and immediately choose to "share" the photo, video or whatever, via email, text, social media or your choice of several destination in one hit.
So far, apart from Nokia apps, I haven't event touched on the phone itself. Nokia have built a truly wonderful smartphone within the confines of the WP7.x hardware support. It is very fast and smooth, has a brilliant (if modest resolution) screen, typically tough and stylish Nokia build quality and the battery life (after the update last July) is competitive with most other smartphones. If you want a low cost way into Windows Phone to give it a shot this phone is now very inexpensive and still very usable. If you would prefer longevity hit the 820 to get onto the WP8 train.
Comment: Best phone ever, bu now!!!
Good: sleek looking,nice screen
Bad: battery life,limited apps, poor Microsoft support
Comment: Had this over a year. Good solid phone. not many apps although all the basic apps are there. Camera cold be better, 8 Meg!!! Images look more like 4!!!!!! Well-made and robust been dropped a few times from waist height. Nokia maps and city lens are good and useful. The inability to get full windows 8 update is a real problem for me. Feel relay let down by Nokia and Microsoft. As an ex android user the annoyance of not getting the latest software is new to me. As all my android devices are running there latest jelly bean 4.1. This was my first Nokia in 8 years and my first windows phone ever. Windows 7.8 is ok. Easy to use. But due to lack of product support it will be my last. A Nexus 4 looms
Good: Design, Camera, Xbox Live games, Windows 7.8, Nokia Music, Processor
Bad: Keeps losing 3g connection in certain areas, No support for Sky Sports Mobile
Comment: Had it for about 5 days and so far I'm happy with it overall. The included os wp 7.8 is great and much nicer than android. I've never had an iphone so can't compare it to ios.
It looks and feels fantastic, I know the chassis is pretty much the same as the N9 which I alwas thought was a lovley looking phone but I wsn't interested in it as symbian was dying a death in the face of other os's.
The only major gripe I have so far is that it keeps dropping 3g connection so I have to keep fiddling with the network settings and resetting it to get a connection. This may be a problem with my network (orange / ee) according to some forum posts I've seen. I hope I can get it sorted or it may have to go back.
Other than that it's a great phone and would reccomend one to anyone. I had my concerns about wp 7 but its a great os, I just hope more developers jump on board and create some more apps for it.
Good: fast internet 3g good apps
Bad: power won't turn on it seems to be a big problem for a lot of people who own the nokia lumia 800 tho nokia are making consumers pay the price to get it fixed i think its a disgrace that the phone has been build with this mal fuction and yet nokia are perpared to keep selling the product and better yet making customer pay to get it fix
Comment: power won't turn on it seems to be a big problem for a lot of people who own the nokia lumia 800 tho nokia are making consumers pay the price to get it fixed I think its a disgrace that the phone has been build with this mal fuction and yet nokia are perpared to keep selling the product and better yet making customer pay to get it fix I will not buy a nokia phone ever again!
Good: Device quality, screen, Windows OS
Bad: Not as many apps as Android
Comment: I'll make it clear from the start, I'd give this phone 5 stars if there were as many apps as are available for Android or iPhone. That said, I have all I need on the phone so I think the lack of apps is more psychological!
The main thing that impresses me about this phone is the quality look and feel of it - it really does exude hi quality. The screen/glass is very impressive (Corning RhinoGlass I think), and the phone is reassuringly weighty in your hand.
I think I disagree slightly with the review too, in that I think the camera is really good - the pics I've taken have all been really clear with good colour/lighting...no problems there.
Media is good on the phone; I have used both Zune and Spotify for streaming music, and while Spotify isn't 100% there yet (a few quirks), the actual quality of the music on the device is excellent. Video, whether from YouTube etc or from a file loaded onto the device is very good too.
There's nothing I particularly dislike about this phone - even the size is spot on, being large enough for all my multi-media needs, but small enough to still fit into my pocket easily. Unfortunately I can't see many buying this phone now that the 820 (Win-8) is out, but if retailers do discount it due to the new version, then you'll be getting a quality phone for not alot of money.
Good: See fast
Bad: Lack of apps
Comment: I am really impressed with the speed of this phone, and personally think it is faster and more responsive than iPhone and htc phones I have owed. The major downfall is the lack of apps, but they are adding more and more and to be honest, you can usually find some app to do what you need, just not a huge selection.
Battery last a day on normal use, although this is fairly normal now on smart phones. The phone itself is simple to use, has all the features I need and is not the size of a small house unlike some of the other options out at the moment. The screen is ace - it looks stunning and I am able to see it clearly in the bright sunshine, unlike all other phones I have owned.
Phone feels really 'strong' and like it may actually last the length of my contract!
Overall I'm really happy with it and would reccommend it to others.
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