Nokia Lumia 800 is what Windows Phone has always needed, I’ve been using HTC HD7 for a while and have seen Samsung Fascinate but none matches the looks and offerings of Nokia 800 Lumia.
Many will argue that they all Windows Phone offer the same experience , true Microsoft strictly dictates that but Nokia has gotten an edge over others.
Nokia is always renown for their hardware prowess and in Lumia 800 they have shown what a Windows Phone should be like.
Weighing juts 142gms , the 12.1 mm thick phone is a work of art , it shares the same much awed about looks of Nokia N9 , the polycarbonate body , the 2.5D curved glass and 3.7 inch 480 x 800 pixel Clear Black AMOLED display which captures the eye and available in three colors from Magenta to Cyan to Black , it’s for everyone from the fun loving to serious business type.
One of the key features which distinguish Nokia from other ‘common’ phones is their imaging , equipped with Carl Zeiss optics and Dual LED flash , it’s 8MP camera is also capable of 720p HD Video at 30FPS with video stabilization.
Under the hood , Nokia Lumia 800 is no slouch either powered by 1.4 GHZ Snap Dragon processor and 512 MB of RAM it has 16GB of built-in memory and 25GB of Cloud storage on SkyDrive from Microsoft.
The battery , BV-5JW , is non user accessible but it’s 1450mAh of power is sufficient for 13 hours of talk time and 335 hours of standby . Those interested in entertainment for them Nokia Lumia 800 can last for 55h when playing music and have video playback time of 7 hours.
Software wise , Nokia Lumia 800 is powered by Windows Phone 7.5 Mango , but with Microsoft , Nokia did mange to cut a deal by adding the extremely useful Nokia Maps offering free Voice Navigation world wide in Nokia Drive and Nokia Music , an online radio service which will play songs according to the region or your likes.
One of the key features which no one talked about Nokia Lumia 800 is it’s business centeredness . Powered by Microsoft Office Suite it can easily handle Microsoft One Note , Word , Excel and Powerpoint files along with PDF .
On communications front , powered by Mango , Nokia 800 Lumia supports Gmail , Hotmail , Yahoo , Microsoft Exchange and other iMAP and POP3 email accounts. With the people tab it’s also able to show you the latest status update be it on Twitter , Facebook or Linkedin of your contacts.
Unlike Nokia’s past tradition of announcing now and launching it eons later , Nokia Lumia 800 is ready for dispatch and will be available next month at just Euro 420/- in selected European and Asian markets.