Feb 132012

Nokia Lumia 800 review, feature and price in India

In previous post of Nokia Lumia 710 I have told you about Nokia Lumia 710 review, features and price in India. In this post take a look on Nokia Lumia 800 review, features and price in India.

Nokia Lumia 800 is a first windows phone of Nokia after last release of Meego based N9. N9 was not too much hyped by Nokia as like Nokia Lumia phones. Nokia finally think to go beyond Symbian and shake hands with Microsoft for launching windows OS based smart phones Lumia 800 and Lumia 710.

Let’s take a look over Nokia Lumia 800 smartphone –

 First see price wise it is falling in the range of Rs. 30k slab which is very higher for average mobile users. In low budget slab Nokia Lumia 710 may be good option, the processor and RAM is same for both the versions.

Only differences are that Lumia 800 is having super amoled Gorilla glass screen, in Lumia 710 only gorilla glass is there without super amoled (both are of same resolution and size).

Lumia 800 is having polycarbonate plastic body while Lumia 710 is normal plastic body.

Lumia 800 comes with 8MP camera with dual LED flash while Lumia 710 is having 5MP camera with single LED flash but both are having 720p HD recording, no 1080p recording in Lumia 800.

If we look the camera features of Lumia series then both Lumia 800 & 710 not having as much of good camera qualities as Nokia known for.

Both are not having front camera for video calling. No internal sd card slot is available in both the models. Lumia 800 having a fixed internal memory of 16GB, while in Lumia 710 is having fixed internal memory of 8 GB.

These are the differences in both the phone but price difference is more than 10k.

It is clear that Nokia has to compete not only other windows based phones like HTC radar but also has to complete in other smart phones in this price range.

If we compare the hardware and specification of Lumia 800 with big successor of smart phone e.g. Samsung galaxy S2, then the specifications and other thing are quite higher and good in Galaxy S2 and price is also not too much high from Lumia 800.



Nokia Lumia 800- Features

 Nokia Lumia 800 is a windows based phone having OS of windows phone 7.5 mango. It runs on 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255 single core scorpion processor, but 512 MB RAM seems to be small as compared other smart phones. It is having 16GB of internal storage but no any expandable options, there is no micro sd card slot. Nokia Lumia 800 having a micro Sim card slot, so you have to ask your service provider regarding this.

The Lumia 800 features a Gorilla Glass-fronted 3.7-inch super amoled screen with a resolution of 800 x 480. The 3.7-inch screen size is a little bigger than that of the Apple iPhone 4S, although if display dimensions are a key selling point for you there are plenty of affordable Android handsets with even larger screens such as the Galaxy S2, HTC Sensation XE.

Windows Phone OS’s Metro UI is possibly the most interesting. On the home screen, you have a bunch of tiles, some of which have live animations on them. This can be completely modified as per your requirement. To see all apps, just flick open the screen on the right. Now you can vertically scroll through all the apps that are installed on the phone. If the iOS has Apple’s iPod feature built-in, this one has Microsoft’s Zune.

Nokia Lumia 800- OS

Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS is fast becoming a decent competitor to the likes of Android or iOS, although it’s still a way from being their equal.

But many will love the simplicity of Microsoft’s OS – simply flicking the finger left and right will jump between the informative Live Tiles and the list of downloaded applications.
Nokia has added some of its own tricks in there too: Nokia Drive is the first free sat nav service to come bundled on any Windows Phone device, and while basic, does get you from A to B.

Nokia Music is another little gem, with dedicated radio stations offering the latest tracks packaged up in genres you’ll enjoy.

Nokia Lumia 800- Build

However, that’s not to say it isn’t an attractive device, with its large 3.7-inch OLED screen pushed to the sides of the chassis and a cool curved polycarbonate shell gives the phone a very premium feel indeed.

Nokia has worked very hard on the unibody design here, making the battery inaccessible and using top-mounted flaps to cover the charging port and SIM slot – intriguingly, we’re seeing a microSIM here, which seems to be the fashion for the next wave of smartphones.

It’s a slightly odd system, and one that some will find a little bit difficult to get used to – but it does lend a certain sleekness to the design.
Nokia Lumia 800- Performance

This is the area where the Nokia Lumia 800 really shows its worth. The 1.4 GHz processor and 512MB RAM give you a very snappier and fast navigation over menus and apps and also multi-tasking performance is very good. That makes a plus point for Nokia Lumia 800.

Nokia Lumia 800- Camera

The camera is similarly cool, as while it lacks the speed of the Xperia Arc S or the iPhone 4S, the snap quality is clear and vivid while the ability to quickly post to Facebook and tag your buddies is another tech-feather in the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango cap.

Windows Phone handsets have a big advantage over most rivals with prescribed camera button, and the chrome key on the Nokia Lumia is excellent – hold it down from anywhere in the phone (even under the lock screen) and you’ll be snapping away in seconds.

It’s a simple thing, but everyone loves taking pictures, and this makes it so much easier.

Nokia Lumia 800- Maps Feature

Nokia Lumia 800 came with pre-installed standard Bing Maps app alongside a limited-functionality Nokia Drive navigation app. The discriminator between Nokia’s Windows Phone products and other manufacturer’s offerings is that only Nokia product will have Drive with its free turn-by-turn voice navigation with downloadable, on-device maps. The Nokia Maps apps on the other hand is to be released via the Marketplace to all WP7 devices.

Using the Drive app highlighted a number of limitations when compared with the latest version of Nokia Maps on Symbian Anna and Belle devices. The one of which is that it is not possible to set your home location.

Nokia Lumia 800- Battery

The battery of Lumia is of 1450 mAh, it is sufficient to use the phone over a full day with medium use. Yes, you’ll have to charge the phone at the end of most days to avoid running out of juice (especially if you spend a lot of time messing around with it) but that’s just the way it is with powerful smart phones.

Nokia Lumia 800 Specifications as per nokia.co.in


Dimensions – 116.5mm x61.2mm x12.1mm

Weight – 142g

Volume– 76.08 cc

Keys & Input Methods – Power, volume and camera keys

Screen – 3.7” Super Amoled Gorilla glass  capacitive touch screen with resolution 800×480 pixel, Clear black curved glass


WLAN support : WEP, WPA 802.11b/g/n, WPA-Enterprise,WPA2-Personal


Data bearer

  • HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps
  • WLAN IEEE 802.11 b/g/n
  • GPRS Class B
  • HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps
  • Dual Transfer Mode (MSC 32)
  • EDGE Class B

Operating Frequency

Operating band

  • WCDMA Band II (1900)
  • GSM 1900
  • WCDMA Band VIII (900)
  • GSM 900
  • GSM 850
  • WCDMA Band I (2100)
  • GSM 1800

Data synchronization

 ActiveSync, Microsoft Zune

Local connectivity

 Micro USB, WiFi, USB 2.0 High-Speed, Bluetooth Stereo Audio, 3.5mm AHJ connector, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR


Total user memory 16GB ( internal) (not expandable)

SDRAM memory 512 MB

Power Management

Battery – BV-5JW 3.7V 1450mAh

Power management

USB Charging

Maximum 2G talk time 13 h

Maximum GSM standby time 265 h

Maximum 3G talk time 9.5 h

Maximum 3G standby time 335 h

Maximum music playback time 55 h

Maximum video playback time 6.5 h

GPS and navigation

Navigation features and services

  • 3D Accelerometer
  • Nokia Maps application

GPS feature

  • A-GPS
  • GPS
  • Cell ID
  • WiFi positioning

Camera – 8MP, Dual LED Flash with 720p HD recording

Ratings of Nokia Lumia 800 –

As per Nokia.co.in – 3.6/5

As per T3.com —  4/5

As per Techradar.com – 4/5

As per Gsmarena.com – 8/10

As per tech2.in.com – 7/10

Price in India –

As per Flipkart.com –  


As per letsbuy.com- Rs. 29999/-

As per ebay.in –  Rs. 30999/-

As per infibeam.com –


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