Nokia Lumia 800 Feature and Price
The Nokia Lumia 800 is the company's first Windows Phone 7.5 handset and represents Nokia's transition to Microsoft's operating system for its smartphone devices. We got some hands-on time with the Lumia 800 shortly after it was announced at Nokia World, and came away fairly impressed.
The design of the Lumia 800 is nearly identical to that of Nokia's N9 MeeGo smartphone, and that is no bad thing. It features the same single piece polyurethane body with curved ClearBlack AMOLED display that just feels great in your hands. Nokia's attention to detail and manufacturing prowess has never been better demonstrated than in the N9 and the Lumia 800.
Though the phone is a relatively thick 12.1mm, the curves of the display and body make it feel thinner in your hand than it actually is. The ClearBlack display looks as good as ever, and really lets the Windows Phone 7.5 interface shine.
Though Windows Phone smartphones rarely have poor performance, the 1.4GHz processor in the Lumia 800 allows it to operate with a lot of speed and fluidity. Menus scrolled effortlessly and apps opened with minimal lag. Many criticize Microsoft for not supporting dual-core processors in Windows Phone yet, but it does not seem to be limiting the 800's performance.
Unfortunately, Nokia has not announced plans to bring the Lumia 800 to the U.S., and its current tri-band 3G support would make it a poor candidate to import. Those in the UK, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands will see it on shelves next month, with an expected 420 EUR (US$585) price tag.
- Standard battery, Li-Ion 1450 mAh (BV-5JW)
- Stand-by Up to 265 h (2G) / Up to 335 h (3G)
- Talk time Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)
OS Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
CPU 1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator
Messaging SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML5, RSS feeds
Radio Stereo FM radio with RDS
Games Yes + downloadable
Colors Black, Cyan, Magenta
GPS Yes, with A-GPS support
Java Yes, MIDP 2.1
- MicroSIM card support only
- SNS integration
- Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
- Digital compass
- MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
- MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
- Document viewer
- Video/photo editor
- Voice memo/command/dial
- Predictive text input
- Primary 8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash
- Features Geo-tagging
- Video Yes, 720p@30fps
- Secondary No
- GPRS Class 33
- EDGE Class 33
- 3G HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps
- WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth Yes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
- Infrared port No
- USB Yes, microUSB v2.0
- Phonebook Practically unlimited entries and fields, Photocall
- Call records Yes
- Internal 16 GB storage, 512 MB RAM
- Card slot No
- Alert types Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
- Loudspeaker Yes
- 3.5mm jack Yes
Type AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
- Nokia ClearBlack display
- Multi-touch input method
- Proximity sensor for auto turn-off
- Accelerometer sensor for UI auto-rotate
- Touch-sensitive controls
- Dimensions 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm, 76.1 cc
- Weight 142 g
- 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
- Announced 2011, October
- Status Coming soon. Exp. release 2011, November
The Nokia Lumia 800 UK release date has been set as 16 November – with the next generation Windows Phone 7 handset attracting widespread interest.
Nokia's Windows Phone is seen as a key step for both the Finnish phone giant and Microsoft – as it looks to take on rivals Apple and Google.
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