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A good Windows Phone, but Nokia's best is yet to come

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The Lumia 800 is an attractive option if you're a fan of Windows Phone and great design. It's far from perfect, though, and Nokia's best is yet to come.

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Critic reviews

7.8
7 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    7.3
  • Display
    8.2
  • Battery life
    7.5
  • Camera
    7.2
  • Ease of use
    7.1
  • Design and form factor
    8.0
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.5
  • Media support
    7.8
  • Durability
    6.3
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.4

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User reviews

8.4
59 reviews
8.0
Engadget Nov 3, 2011

This is an attractive option if you're a fan of Windows Phone and great design. It's far from perfect, though, and Nokia's best is yet to come.

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7.0
Wired Nov 29, 2011

So it’s a solid phone, and an exemplar of how Windows Phone OS is supposed to look and act. Unfortunately, the Lumia 800 may be a “too little, too late” player in the fast-paced smartphone game.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint Nov 4, 2011

In future models we would like to see a front facing camera, NFC and we'd love a dock. ... However, get past those quibbles and the Nokia Lumia 800 is a lovely phone. It's a phone that will evoke fond memories, a phone that makes using your phone fun, and a phone that you will be keen to show off...

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8.0
ZDNet UK Nov 11, 2011

Nokia has delivered some personalisation features for both professional and personal users, and the reuse of the N9 chassis design is a good move. The result is a solid smartphone that may help to increase the appeal of Windows Phone.

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7.0
SlashGear Nov 3, 2011

A brilliant camera and compelling design, paired with a usable and clever platform, add up to a handset that’s straightforward enough for first-time smartphone users but still has enough appeal for those more familiar with advanced phones.

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8.0
WPCentral Nov 3, 2011

Is the Lumia 800 worth the purchase? Yes, especially for new (or potential) consumers, since the handset packs some impressive features and is powered by Windows Phone Mango. The design is slick, the feel is soft and the experience is impressive.

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8.0
PocketNow Nov 21, 2011

Quote: I suppose the bottom line is that this is not Nokia's "A" game....While the Lumia 800 isn't the best at photos, nor the best at value-added software, nor the best at speed, big screens, or battery life (relative to the secondnd generation Windows Phones)…I believe it is the best in design.

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9.0
kwiiiq kwiiiq

Best Nokia in a decade. And the best overall Windows Phone out there right now - lack of a front facing camera isn't important enough of an issue since there are basically no apps that use it right now. Power users might want to go for something like the Titan - but the Lumia is the better option...

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9.0
njashanmal njashanmal

My head won the battle with my heart over whether or not to get the dead-end Nokia N9 but when I saw that the wonderful hardware Nokia has designed for the N9 was going to be repurposed for use with WP 7.5 I was very excited as I was already a big fan of WP 7, though unable to commit to it as my...

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8.0
ylksa ylksa

I believe that Nokia has made a very great decision to partner up with Microsoft. Great phone that has a huge potential of competing with iOS & Android.

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6.0
Funderful Funderful

The Lumia promised a lot. It was Nokia's first Windows Phone. It was supposedly the first real Windows Phone if you believe Stephen Elop. It was probably the first interesting Windows Phone at any rate. So what happened? Released in late 2011 or early 2012 depending on the region (it was late...

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7.0
spencersumner spencersumner

I have published this on my blog (spencersumner.tumblr.com) and in the Microsoft Tribe of The Verge Forums. A little over two weeks ago I orphaned my wounded and disloyal iPhone 4, that I have had since it launched, for a Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone. I have been adamant that I love this...

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7.0
ArmpitOfDeath ArmpitOfDeath

Given the fanfare over the Elop Flip Flop and the fact that they've pretty much bet the farm on Windows Phone, I was eagerly expecting Nokia to bring their A+ game to the platform when news broke that they would be releasing a new handset. What I saw, after the smoke had cleared after launch...

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9.0
properjayz properjayz

I bought this to replace my HTC Surround that goes nuts... Pretty pleased with what i got! Except that surround speaker that i missed so much

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