Nokia Lumia 800

80
Engadget
Score
80

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Nokia Lumia 800 review

Summary

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.

from $169+
Pros
  • Genius, tactile designMostly excellent build qualityBrings out the best of Windows PhoneAMOLED screen is great for general use
Cons
  • Tethering and other advanced features are missingPhones on other platforms have better cameras and performance
Nokia Lumia 800 review

You might hear it said that Nokia is on a knife-edge, and that this old king of mobiles will live or die based on the success of its latest flagship phone. We love melodrama as much as the next guy, but such talk is overplaying it. Sure, the great manufacturer has its troubles, and yes, the Lumia 800 bears a heavy burden of responsibility on its 3.7-inch shoulders. However, now that Nokia's CEO Stephen Elop has set his company on a new path, there will no doubt be a slew of new products -- both hardware and software -- over the next few years. In fact, the Lumia 800 was probably rushed to market, having been designed and built within the space of six months and intended as a placeholder for greater things to come. Nokia simply grabbed the overall design of its orphaned N9 handset, threw it together with Windows Phone Mango and then whatever the Finnish is for baddaboom, baddabing. So, does the Lumia feel rushed? Or is this the first stirring of something special? Read on and we'll tell you what we think.

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Scores

Engadget

80
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.3
Display
8.3
Battery life
7.7
Camera
7.1
Ease of use
7.0
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
3.7 inches
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
3.7 inches
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