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Nokia Lumia 800 white Review

Nokia Lumia 800 white

The Lumia 800 was the first Nokia phone to make the move to the Windows phone operating system and comes with a complete range of Nokia technology including a light and strong polycarbonate shell, great screen, powerful processor, 8-megapixel camera and top of the range Nokia build quality. it's a big, but not massive, handset, at 117 x 61 x 12mm and weighs just 142g. Large enough for that brilliant 3.7 inch capacitive touchscreen, but small enough to fit easily into any sized pocket. That screen is protected by tough gorilla glass and offers sharp graphics with a resolution of 800x480 pixels, perhaps not quite as sharp as the iPhone retina display or Samsung's Super AMOLED screens, but it's not so far behind. Movies and internet browsing look great, the latest version of Internet Explorer 9 is awesome and the "pinch to zoom" means web browsing is a breeze.

The latest Windows Phone 7.5 is one of the best operating systems available right now, being fun, easy to use and practical. The 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor with 512MB RAM ensures everything happens blisteringly fast too, but the Windows Marketplace currently falls way behind the offerings for iPhone or Android devices. Windows Phone 7.5 social networking integration with websites like Facebook and Twitter is particularly good and the Windows active tiles give the same intuitive control as Android's widgets.

The Lumia 800 white also features an easy to use 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens, LED flash and autofocus, but it's not quite as easy to use as the camera on the iPhone 4S although it does record video in 720p HD. There is a good music player with free music streaming via Nokia Mix Radio, this works like a simplified version of Last.fm but is completely free with no subscription required. Other useful features include the Nokia Drive satnav app which is free to use and allows you to download maps for later use even without internet connection, and a useful 16GB of on board memory, however there's no microSD slot which means you cannot expand this further. The 1450mAh battery performs better than average for a smartphone too, giving a day and a half of fairly heavy use.

The Nokia Lumia 800 white is priced at the higher end of the midrange market, being cheaper than the top Android handsets and in no way a direct competitor to the iPhone 4S. For the price it's a very capable handset, easy to use with the latest Window Mobile operating system and having all the technology on board that you really need. if you are interested in a Windows handset this should be on your short list!

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