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An Introduction To The Exciting Nokia Lumia 800
Phones LimitedApr 22, 2012 23:55 BST
The Nokia Lumia 800 is one of two new Windows powered smartphones from the popular mobile phone manufacturer. Along with the Nokia Lumia 900, it brings a new appeal to the windows phone platform, which although not as popular an iOS or Android, it is gaining momentum thanks to new releases like these. In this article I will look at some of the key features of the Nokia Lumia 800 so you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.
The handset measures up at 116.5x 61.2x 12.1mm, so it is about average in terms of its dimensions. It is also relatively lightweight at 142 grams. The front of the handset is dominated by a 3.7 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, which has a resolution of 480x 800. This is by no means the highest resolution out there; however it is high enough to allow decent display quality, meaning the handset is equally at home browsing websites as it is playing movies and photo slideshows. The screen is manufactured from Corning Gorilla Glass, which gives users peace of mind against dropping the phone, as it is unlikely to smash. Nokia’s ClearBlack display technology is also included as with the Nokia N9 and Lumia 900, which is praised for its true, deep blacks which contributes to general display quality.
The Nokia Lumia 800 comes with a generous 16GB of internal storage as standard. Although there is no microSD slot, and therefore no expandable storage, the 16GB should be more than adequate for the majority of users as it will comfortably store an average sized music collection, along with files like photos and videos. Also, you can easily transfer your content to and from a computer thanks to the handset’s USB connectivity.
When it comes to internet browsing, the Nokia Lumia 800 is well equipped for a great internet browsing experience. Data download speeds of up to 14.4 megabytes per second are available when using a 3G connection. This means that website contents will load quickly, and streamed data such as YouTube videos will load instantly with little buffering lag.
As a camera phone, the Nokia Lumia 800 is a decent offering. At 8 megapixels, the quality of the resulting still images is very pleasing, while the process of taking them is simple enough thanks to features like autofocus and dual-LED flash and there is also the added bonus of Carl Zeiss optics, leaving no doubts about the camera’s build quality.
The Windows Phone Mango OS (version 7.5) provides an intuitive, easy to use and aesthetically pleasing user interface which provides a great alternative from iOS and Android operated devices. Working alongside this is a 1.4 GHz processor. this is by no means the most powerful processor out there, but Windows powered smartphones can currently only accommodate a single core processor, so it is certainly ample enough for any task you throw at it.
The Nokia Lumia 800 has plenty of impressive features as you can see, but as an added bonus it is also a very stylish handset. Available in Black, White, Magenta and Cyan versions, it is the perfect choice for those who also view their phone as a fashion statement.