Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 represents Nokia’s push to re-capture some of the smartphone market share it lost after abandoning the Symbian OS for a Microsoft OS.

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Our Rating: 84%

also known as: Nokia 800

Best Value for Money Plan

Price Plan The One Plan
84.4%
Texts 5000
Minutes 2000 anytime/any network
Internet 1GB
Handset Cost FREE
Monthly Cost £30
Contract 24 months

The One Plan

Currently, Three's most extensive price plan. The only One you are likely to need, this '3' price plan gives you 2,000 (yes 2,000!) anytime, any network minutes, 5,000 Texts, 1GB internet usage and 5,000 minutes of calls to other 3 mobiles each month.

Value for Money
The One Plan
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 2000anytimeany network 1GB FREE £30a month
 

Ultimate Internet

The ideal Three priceplan if you want to use the internet on your smartphone as much as you like, without worrying about how many megabytes you’re using. With no data limits and built-in usage alerts for calls and texts, you can relax and enjoy using your phone.

Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 100
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network Unlimited £129 £23a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 500
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £24a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 300
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network Unlimited £69 £26a month
 
Value for Money
Ultimate Internet 1000
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 1000anytimeany network Unlimited FREE £27a month
 

Essential Internet

If you're not a heavy data user, the Essential Internet tariffs from Three are for you. With a fixed data allowance, Three guarantee you can’t accidentally spend more than you planned. When you reach your data limit, Three will send you a text alert. If you want more data, you can add 250MB data for £2 or all-you-can-eat data for £5 - both last for 30 days. Or just wait till your allowance refreshes next month – Three will block data usage until then so you can’t accidentally run up any extra data charges.

Value for Money
Essential Internet 100
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 100anytimeany network 250MB £129 £20a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 300
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 300anytimeany network 250MB £69 £23a month
 
Value for Money
Essential Internet 500
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Texts Minutes Internet Handset Cost Monthly Cost  
5000 500anytimeany network 250MB £69 £24a month
 

Pay As You Go

Pay As You Go
 
Nokia 800 BLACK No Contract
Details Cost  
Nokia 800 BLACK | ThreePay £399.99
 

Our Nokia Lumia 800 Review

Nokia Lumia 800

The Nokia Lumia 800 represents Nokia’s push to re-capture some of the smartphone market share it lost after abandoning the Symbian OS for a Microsoft OS. The unibody phone has some great features like Gorilla Glass so it can take hard usage, an 8MP camera, and a 1.4GHz processor. It also offers excellent access to apps and great call quality.

New and Old Design

The Nokia Lumia 800 is related to its predecessor the Nokia N9 so there are some similar features. For example, both phones have Gorilla Glass and both phones have a clear black AMOLED display. However, the display on the Nokia Lumia has been changed so that the typical capacitive buttons (3 on this phone) use the lower portion of the screen which reduced the display size to 3.7 inches. That’s still a healthy sized display but it’s smaller than the Nokia N9 display at 3.9 inches. The casing is made of high grade polycarbonate. The phone has a camera button, volume rocker, power button, loud speaker, microSIM card port and microUSB port.

Snap the Camera and Listen to the Music!

This phone has one camera on the back so it can’t be used for video calling since there’s no front facing camera. It has an 8MP camera with autofocus. There is 720p HD video also. In both the camera and video there are some quality issues for those who demand perfection (or use these features extensively), but for the average user the quality is more than fine.

The Nokia Mix Radio gets high approval ratings. The Nokia Lumia uses Zune software integration for audio and videos. Playback quality is good and the clear black AMOLED enhances the experience for video.

Interface 1-2-3 and Connectivity

The Nokia Lumia has a simple and sensible homescreen made up of tiles with each tile providing an easy shortcut to an app or a phone function like calling and emailing. There is a second screen that lists the available applications. The apps that are available include ones designed by Nokia including Nokia Music, Nokia Drive (GPS), and Nokia Maps. Nokia Music gives you access to a range of music genres able to hold numerous playlists and music tracks.

The Nokia Lumia 800 is a tri band 3G and quad-band GSM phone. It comes with Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi. You get 16GB of memory. Internet browsing is fast and smooth which is greatly appreciated. There are a lot of draggy smartphones on the market. You can double tap or pinch to zoom.

How About Performance and Battery?

The big question that remains is: what about call quality? The answer is that it’s high. You would expect Nokia to have mastered call sound by now, and so it has. In another area of performance, the Snapdragon processor performs extremely well even when you load up the phone with apps. Unfortunately, the battery does not last all day if you use the phone regularly. It will surely have to be recharged each evening and sometimes before. It is hoped that this will be corrected in the next Nokia upgrade.

What We Liked

The Nokia Lumia has a gorgeous display with the tiles on the homescreen seeming to float on the black AMOLED display. We like the camera button because it enables the phone user to take successive pictures rapidly. The loudspeaker is at the bottom edge of the phone and we like that too. You can lay down the phone on either side and still hear the loudspeaker or music playing.

What We Disliked

It would be nice if there was a front facing camera for video calling and especially as people get more and more used to this feature. There is no Adobe Flash support. Also, the battery definitely needs to last at least a full day before needing recharging.

Our Final Verdict

This is an outstanding phone that has already matured as a Windows OS unit. The phone works great, has quality construction, offers full functioning, and gives access to great apps. The display is right-sized and the images and text are clear. There’s a lot to like about the Nokia Lumia 800 and is highly recommended for the typical smartphone user looking for affordable quality.

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General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 (mm)
Talk Time 570 mins
Standby Time 335 hours
Weight 142 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 8.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 16GB

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes
MMS Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 480 x 800 pixels

Connectivity

EDGE Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes

Nokia Lumia 800 Full Specification

General

Form Factor Candybar
Dimensions 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 (mm)
Talk Time 570 mins
Standby Time 335 hours
Weight 142 g
Quad Band Yes

Photo and Video

Integrated Camera Yes
Camera 8.00 megapixels
Camera Flash Yes
Video Player Yes

Phone

Polyphonic Ringtones Yes
Smart Phone Yes
Internal Memory 16GB

Messaging

Instant Messaging (IM) Yes
MMS Yes

Screen

Colour Screen Yes
Touch Screen Yes
Screen Resolution 480 x 800 pixels

Connectivity

Bluetooth Yes
EDGE Yes
Email Yes
GPRS Yes
HSDPA Yes
Web Browser Yes
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes

Music and Radio

FM Radio Yes
MP3 Player Yes
MP3 Ringtones Yes

Additional Content

Downloadable Content Yes
Downloadable Games Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
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