Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800
Nokia has finally released the Windows 7 based Smartphone. The phone is called Nokia Lumia
800. Could this be a breakthrough for Nokia? Nokia is the last entrant in the Smartphone
industry, a few years late and have taken a better decision to cut off the Symbian operating
system and collaborate with Microsoft instead. The market share of Nokia was on a steady
decline in the recent years and it seemed like the Android and IOS train has wrecked havoc in its
path. Microsoft has released Windows 7 phone which is an excellent mobile operating system.
They haven’t been able to gain more than one percent market share worldwide. Thus, Nokia
had to collaborate and Lumia 800 materialized. Nokia Lumia 800 is a Smartphone based on
Windows 7.5 and packs solid hardware specifications.
Nokia has taken a bold step in attempting to release new hardware design as all the
manufacturers retain the same formula of similar looking Smartphone’s. Nokia Lumia 800 is
very similar in looks with Nokia N9 Mee Go Smartphone. So, at least the design isn’t original.
It’s completely made of plastic and has round edges on sides but hard edges on top and bottom.
This gives Nokia Lumia 800 a solid impression. Also, the screen of Lumia 800 is embedded
perfectly so there is no apparent gap between hardware and display.
The hardware specifications are not really that high-tech. the Nokia Lumia 800 is equipped with:
- 512 MB RAM
- 1.4 GHz processor
- 16 GB of storage
- WVGA 3.7 inch super amoled screen
- No slot for SD card
The clear black OLED screen is top notch. The internet browsing is not that impressive as the
800*480 pixels looks bumpy around the edges when zoomed out.
The camera of the Nokia Lumia 800 is cool, but lacks the speed of Xperia Arc S and also I-
Phone 4S. The picture quality is clear and vivid. The add-on for posting it on Face book and
tagging to friends is available. The Lumia 800 has a big advantage over their competitors with
the camera button and chrome key. Taking photos from Nokia Lumia 800 is so easy and fun.
The windows 7.5 Mango is a terrific operating system and works completely fine under these
hardware specifications. But it seems the Nokia-Microsoft partnership is worthwhile as Nokia
has a market for its mobile phones and windows is the most widely used operating system
all over the globe. But there are strong rumors that another Smartphone from Nokia under
the Lumia label will be out soon. Also, it will be releasing Lumia 710 Smartphone which is a
cheaper and low end Smartphone. Nokia has done a great job with Lumia 800 and the Microsoft
Windows 7 will attract quite some customers.
The CEO of Nokia has labeled it as the first windows Smartphone and due to its performance, he
isn’t wrong either. The screen is smaller which is just one minor drawback. The battery life isn’t
exactly long-lasting and the clear black display is not the trendsetter either. But all in all, it’s a
good Smartphone to begin collaboration with.