Thoughts: Nokia Lumia 800

An opportunity came and thus the chance to ‘spend’ 2 weeks with Nokia Lumia 800.

Here are my thoughts on it:

Likes:

- Design / Display / Battery / Grip
It seems that Nokia has once again embraced simplicity while giving it a sleek feel, esp. for the curved Corning® Gorilla® Glass. For someone who is constantly on 3G, it lasted longer than my other handset and i love the feel or grip for this phone, doesn’t slip and i don’t have to get additional casing for it. It comes with one slip-on cover, same color as the phone.

- Processing Speed
One of the fastest, compared to other OS phones, be it starting a new app or switching to another.

- Music
Allowing users to download lower quality free playlist from Music store, for easy listening. Although sound quality is inconsistent but I appreciate having such a function that doesn’t require mass data transfer.

- Social network
Easy link to social networks, e.g. Facebook and Twitter, allows fast updates and view of current info of friends.

Dislike:

- Charging point flap
I really do find this rather flimsy, was worried i would klutz and break it but thankfully, it didn’t. It would be nice if users could hide this flap in the phone.

- Camera
Definitely one main function i would scrutinize / compare with other mobiles. Much room for improvement for this, for i didn’t like how lacklustre the photos turn out, with default settings. Macro and other modes were decent but can’t impress with its default being as such.

- Operating System (OS)
It reminded me a whole load of Symbian OS and the near-endless scrolling for app… is just… urggh.  Now that I’ve tried all mobile OS (W7, Android and iOS), I realized W7 and Android both possess similar issue, unable to remove default account (eg. Live or Gmail) without a full phone reset, hmm.

*****

Well, tt’s great to know Nokia is coming back strong and seeking change in design and functionality, while taking in feedbacks from its users.
W7 OS will always be a challenge (a big one for me) but if mobile functions are on par with other mobiles in market, there’ll still be followers.

For those looking for a social networking phone, with decent music functions, email and basic mobile uses, Nokia Lumia 800 will fit your needs nicely.

For specifications and other info, check out Nokia’s website –> LINK

*****

Thanks to Nokia and pr agency for the loan set.

 

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One Response to Thoughts: Nokia Lumia 800

  1. Papabear says:

    This Gadget looks good, very nice review of it :)