Nokia has recently released a number of impressive devices, including the Nokia Lumia 800. This is one of the first smartphones by the popular manufacturer to sport the Windows Phone OS. In this article I will look at some of the device’s key features so you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.
One of the most important aspects of a phone’s spec list for many when choosing their next phone is the built in camera. If this is the case for you, you are in luck with the Nokia Lumia 800. Boasting an 8 megapixel camera with a resolution of 3264x 2448, you can expect great results when it comes to both still images and video footage. Video can be captured in resolutions of up to 720p, which is officially classed as high definition. Like the company’s 2010 flagship the Nokia N8, this camera also sports Carl Zeiss optics, putting the built quality of the camera as one of the best in the world. All the usual features are included as part of the camera’s software package, such as autofocus and dual LED flash.
The Nokia Lumia 800 has a 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which is by no means cutting edge, but on par with several other high end handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S2 thanks to a resolution of 480x 800. This resolution provides great display quality, whether you are viewing photos and videos, playing games or browsing the internet over a 3G or Wi-Fi connection. The AMOLED technology ensures the touchscreen remains responsive whilst providing wide viewing angles and high levels of brightness, even when outside.
The Nokia Lumia 800 was one of the first handsets by the manufacturer to run the new Windows Phone Mango operating system from Microsoft. This, like the previous version has the attractive and functional tile interface, where you most commonly used apps are laid out on the homescreen, with live updates displayed within these, such as unread messages, missed phone calls and social networking notifications. Alongside a capable 1.4 GHz single core processor, a great users experience is assured. If you are looking for something different to the numerous iOS and Android operated devices that are currently dominating the market, this makes a great choice. If, however you are into downloading apps, then the Lumia 800 may not be the best choice as the availability of apps for Windows Phone powered devices is currently rather limited.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is essentially a mid range smartphone. If we bare this in mind, it is a very good one at that, with features like an 8 megapixel camera and the new software usually reserved for higher-end and therefore pricier smartphones. If you are looking for a stylish smartphone which has a decent spec list, the Nokia Lumia 800 is definitely worth a closer look.