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Good: User Friendly, Easy to set up.
Bad: Battery could be better
Comment: This phone is better than the iPhone, it is easy to set up and all of your contacts come over from your address book, I have been having issues with signal but not with this phone it is brilliant for my needs, everything you need in a mobile phone, shame that Nokia missed the boat with smart phones but I think they are now getting there act together.
Good: sat nav is so good, i can now lose my tomtom
Bad: the battery life is a joke, You have to keep it on charge all the time, but because the cable goes in through that horrid flap at the top & the cable is not long enough, you cannot easily talk on it when on charge. The best farce of all is that when in the car, i have it on charge, and am running bluetooth for hands free and using it for satnav, the battery level still goes DOWN even while on charge.
Comment: Maybe I am a dinasaur and do not like the iphone, I was really hoping Nokia would show them the way with the Windows phone, but sadly the usability is poor & poorly explained. A further frustration is the font size for text messages. It is tiresomely small & even using Windows cannot be altered. I am very dissappointed.
Good: The design, it looks great smooth lines and feels solid and well built.
Bad: battery life is same as other smartphones, if you use a lot it drains quite quickly, seems a bit better than my iphone was
Comment: I like the way the apps are designed, they have the same look and feel as the phone. I love that the apps have live tiles you can pin to the homescreen, so I know what the weather is doing and the latest news without even having to open an app.
I love the people hub, when you click on a contact you can see their facebook picture, latest status etc, you can also post directly to their wall. I also like pinning contacts to the homescreen so their pic, status etc is there for me to see without having to go into an app.
Nokia Drive is great too. I never remember to take my TomTom with me when i go out but thevoice guided navigation is so good you dont need a TomTom. Best of all it works without needing a signal, as I'm always getting lost in the countryside, where signal is very patchy.
Good: Simple OS
Bad: Battery life is awful less than one day is abysmal rubbish...
Comment: Nokia had an opportunity to make something better than android an iPhone but they just made another "smart" phone with poor battery life.
If Nokia can't make a usable smart phone then who can ?
Avoid if you need to need to make calls and don't spend all day near a charging point.
Absolute rubbish battery life is inexcusable.
Comment: If you're worried about cost go to
for a price of brand-new of £205 !!!!
Good: fast, slick ,user friendly
Bad: lack of apps
Comment: Ive said bye bye to my iphone as i did a long time ago to my blackberry. I simply love my lumia its so good it has everything i want to make my life easy. I would recommend this phone as an alternative to the iphone as it is easier to use. The only draw back is there are not as many apps as iphone or android, however I dont think so far ive needed an app that I couldnt find
Good: Lumia's design
Bad: Lumia's cost
Comment: The Lumia's design will bring on a sense of déjà vu for anyone who has previously seen Nokia's N9 handset. The body is hewn almost entirely from polycarbonate and is available in three colours: black, cyan and magenta. The two long edges are curved like the old iPod Nano and the back is gently sloped at the top and bottom.
Good: Hardware and slick feel of the software
Bad: Lagging behind in Apps
Comment: Bought this one after a lot of research. Have owned iPhones and Android through HTC Desire hence can compare my user experience with other OS's.
To start off the design of the Lumia is spectacular, joy to use and feel. Have the black one but the other colors are suoerb too. It came with a default case which looks and feels great too. The size is the same as the Desire and I think is apt. I don't understand the huge phones coming outing the recent times, if you need a large one get a tablet. I went for the 800 instead of the 900 specifically due to the size.
Coming to the Windows OS. It has a very slick and premium feel. Works smoothly and is a refreshing change. Feels much more refined than the Android but doesn't have as many tweaks. In terms of apps, it is getting there but has a lot of catching up to do.
The main thing I'm waiting for is the Hotspot feature which is coming imminently I hope.
The integration of Facebook and Twitter into the OS works very well. Integrates very well with Google and Hotmail for mail, contacts etc. outlook mail works very well too.
The Nokia maps and Drive is a joy to use and is quite accurate and upto date.
Nokia Music is superb which allows four offline categories to be on the phone at one time ( can be replaced anytime )and all the others can be accessed through the web anytime. The music in the categories keeps updating so there's always new music.
The local scout feature is quite good but needs many more options to come on them as the list is quite selective.
Haven't used the Xbox live but I hear it's quite good.
Coming to the all important battery life. It's much better than my HTC Desire. Easily lasts a day with lots of email and Internet use with occasional GPs use with the usual phone and SMS use. It needs to get better and hope the future tweaks help improve it.
All in all very satisfied with the phone and hope the Windows and Nokia partnership gets better and provides us with a good alternative to Android and iOS
Good: toch ing part
Bad: not used in my country before
Comment: hown can i use it since we dont have 3g or other acceses?
how about drive cidy not given to me.i purchased from New delhi & took it ethipioa.
Good: Quality design Clever interface Speedy browser Intuitive contact linking Xbox integration
Bad: Internet text display dodgy at times No Flash video Zune player takes ages to copy video across Video recording not impressive Battery issues still prevail
Comment: UPDATED: We've now updated this review based on usage of the Nokia Lumia 800 for around four months, which has included the first formal OS update, so take a look at our updated findings, complete with star rating.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is the first Windows Phone handset to spring from the Microsoft / Nokia tie-up announced roughly a year ago.
The Nokia Lumia 800 shares its exterior styling with the previously substantially less hyped Nokia N9, a Meego-based smartphone, although the screen size is reduced from 3.9 inches (854 x 480 pixels) to 3.7 inches (800 x 480 pixels) to conform to the Windows Phone spec list.
The CPU, however, increases from the 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 to the 1.4GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon/Scorpion which certainly helps add snap to the Windows Phone Mango operating system.
The Nokia Lumia 800 (£400 SIM-free), although being the more expensive of the two Nokia Windows Phone offerings (the other being the £299 SIM-free/£199 PAYG Nokia Lumia 710) shares the Nokia N9's 16-bit AMOLED ClearBlack display whereas the Nokia Lumia 710 sports a 24-bit ClearBlack TFT.
This being said, even though the colour depth is theoretically deeper than in the Nokia Lumia 710, AMOLED screens are seen as better than the older TFT technology due to the more vivid colours and better contrast ratios.
Moving away from Nokia comparisons, the Lumia 800 also has to compete with the likes of the HTC Titan and HTC Radar Windows Mango phones. When we compare screen size we find the Nokia Lumia 800 feeling a little small with the HTC Radar and HTC Titan entering the fray with 3.8-inch and 4.7-inch screens respectively although all competitors are limited to the same 800 x 480 pixel resolution.
Obviously the iPhone has managed to be a success with a smaller screen at 3.5 inches, but the trend towards bigger displays is increasing all the time, and we have to say we're fans of those over four inches thanks to the improved internet and media experience.
This means that the pixel density on the Lumia 800 is a little sharper, but in our side by side comparisons we noted very little difference between them.
When it comes to internal storage the Nokia Lumia 800 and HTC Titan are equal with 16GB of fixed internal storage, with the Nokia Lumia 710 and HTC Radar weighing in with 8GB a piece.
Based on the two manufacturer's product specs it soon becomes apparent that the Nokia Lumia 800 is intended to compete against the HTC Titan and the Nokia Lumia 710 with the HTC Radar.
When compared dimensionally with the HTC Titan (131.5mm x 70.7mm x 9.9mm and 160g) we note that the Nokia Lumia 800 (116.5mm x 61.2mm x 12.1mm and 142g) cuts a very slim profile, with a lighter yet reassuring weight.
The physical appearance of the Nokia Lumia 800 is a dream to observe and handle, with its smooth curves fitting snugly to the hand both with and without the protective case provided in the purchase packaging.
That said, if you're used to handling the current crop of super slim handsets doing the rounds in today's phone shops, you can't help but feel the Lumia 800 is a little on the chunky side, even compared to the iPhone 4S thanks to it being around 10 per cent thicker.
However, that's not to say it isn't an attractive device, with its large 3.7-inch AMOLED screen pushed to the sides of the chassis and a cool curved polycarbonate shell gives the phone a very premium feel indeed.
Nokia has worked very hard on the unibody design here, using top-mounted flaps to cover the charging port and SIM slot, but sadly leaving the battery inaccessible. Intriguingly, we're seeing a microSIM here, which seems to be the fashion for the next wave of smartphones.
The battery is something we can get on board with as this isn't the first Nokia device to have an enclosed power pack and makes sense if it allows a greater design freedom.
There was no easy option for battery removal on the Nokia N8 or Nokia E7, for example. The problem is that with a charge lasting no more than a day, the option to switch out the battery, as with the Nokia Lumia 710, would have been nice.
The microSIM is somewhat more of an annoyance, since we couldn't even carry an old Nokia as a back-up because the SIM card is a different size.
SIM card adaptors are available, but use them at your own risk since they have a tendency to wedge in some phones. Add to this the frustration when you find that some operators charge for providing a microSIM when on a standard SIM contract.
The SIM to microSIM switch comes down to the simple issue of space. In the phone, the microSIM sits within the metal assembly bottom right.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is quite reasonably priced, costing nothing on as little as a £26 Orange or Vodafone contract with Carphone Warehouse compared with HTC Titan starting at £31 pm with Vodafone and £36 pm with Orange.
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