Nokia Lumia Series Windows Phone: Lumia 800

As Nokia introduced the Windows Phone operating system in line with their product portfolio for the Lumia series, will they be successful in regaining its popularity in the mobile market?

Nokia Lumia series includes 610, 710, 800 and 900.

Nokia Lumia 800 (codenamed 'Sea Ray') is a Windows Phone OS powered smartphone, first unveiled on October 26, 2011 at the Nokia World 2011 event. It was Nokia's first mobile phone to run Windows Phone OS. It marked the company shifts of focus in favor of Windows Phone for its premium priced phones.

Lumia 800
Nokia Lumia 800
The Nokia Lumia 800 shares its exterior styling with the previously substantially less hyped Nokia N9, a Meego-based smartphone, although the screen size is reduced from 3.9 inches (854 x 480 pixels) to 3.7 inches (800 x 480 pixels) to conform to the Windows Phone spec list.

Lumia 800
Photo: Nokia Lumia 800

The CPU, however, increases from the 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 to the 1.4GHz MSM8255 Snapdragon/Scorpion which certainly helps add snap to the Windows Phone Mango operating system.

The Lumia 800′s camera is capable of recording HD video in 720p at 30 frames per second, and it comes with the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone, version 7.5 Mango.

Other specifications on the Nokia Lumia 800 include 802.11 b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, HSDPA, HSUPA, and it features a micro SIM card rather than a standard sized SIM card.

Connectivity comes in the form of a micro USB port, which can be connected to your PC or Mac to synchronize the device with videos, music and more.

The Nokia Lumia 800 features a 1450 mAh battery, and according to Nokia’s official figures, the battery is designed to give you up to 13 hours of talk time on 2g, up to 256 hours of standby time on GSM.

On 3G Nokia says that the Lumia 800 will give you up to 9.5 hours of talk time and up to 335 hours of standby time, and for music and videos, the official figures say that you will get around 55 hours of music playback and around 6.5 hours of video playback.

Nokia Lumia 800 And Windows Phone 7

The Lumia 800 features the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile OS, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, which we really liked, the user interface is great, a refreshing change form the UI’s of Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android OS.

Everything fells really fast on the Lumia 800 and Windows Phone Mango, we were expecting things to feel a little slow compared to other devices considering the single core processor, but it doesn’t.

Microsoft’s Windows Phone Marketplace seems to be growing steadily, and whilst it doesn’t have anywhere near as many apps as Apple’s iOS or Google’s Android there are still some pretty cool apps available for Windows Phone handsets.

The Lumia 800 comes with a number of different Nokia Apps for Windows Phone built in, like their free navigation app, Nokia Drive and also Nokia Nokia Maps and Nokia Music.

10 Best Features of Nokia Lumia 800

Social Networking

Lumia 800 offers a special treat in accessing to your social networks. You can be pleased by the quick and easy fun of social networking through Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn from your new Nokia Windows Phone. Now you can post your updates to social network very easily through your new smartphone. You will experience faster photos and videos sharing with your friends, the Lumia 800 will prove to be a great device for easy and fast social networking.

People Hub

Nokia offered any easy way to keep in touch with your friends. An easy to use user interface and People Hub allow you to manage your contacts, get connected with multiple contacts and enjoy updates from your friend’s social network. The feature will offer you a unique way of connecting with your friends that you have never experienced before.

Nokia Radio Mix

Nokia Music Mix make you enjoy unlimited music on your Lumia 800, you can create your own playlists by selecting your favorite artists. We recommend you to go through Nokia Mix Radio, it will surely attract you through its peppy design of interface and easiness to deliver songs. This happening app for the music lovers is offered free of cost.

Take, Tag and Share

Lumia 800 enables you to capture your memorable moments more perfectly with its eligible camera tools and 8-Megapixel camera. Snap and share your pictures with this high quality camera, we are sure you will be awestruck by the result. Moreover you can tag you r friends in the photos immediately by its advanced face detection technology and can be uploaded to SkyDrive, Facebook, or can be sent to your friends by email or IM. So what did you get from it? Lumia 800 is definitely a perfect device for photographers.

Video sharing

When the device is so efficient in photos how can it lag behind in video recording and sharing? High quality movies in HD can be made by its premium camera and its video sharing tools allow you to upload your movies to Facebook or Windows Live SkyDrive, or email them to your People Hub contacts directly. Video sharing has become easy and spontaneous like never before.

Xbox Live

If you are a game enthusiast, then Lumia 800 is perfect choice for you. It definitely grabs a high position in games with its Xbox LIVE app. This will help you to keep connected with your gaming friends via Xbox LIVE, let you handle your Xbox 360 avatar. With Lumia 800 you can download and play the world’s best smartphone games and search the hot gaming news, all through the same Windows Phone 7.5 interface.

Internet Explorer

The greatly acclaimed smartphone allow browsing on your device faster, smooth and enhanced than before. The Internet Explorer presented on the device offers the greatest of web within your reach. You will witness fast page loading and rock-solid security on its 3.7-inch screen and can get the pleasure from web speedily and safely.

Local Scout
Lumia 800 is packed with an interesting feature. If you are even a little bit afraid of being lost somewhere, just take the assistance of your Lumia 800, it will tell you exactly where are you and make you aware of all the cool activities in that vicinity. This list of activities incorporates the restaurants, bars, shops, neighborhood sites. Local Stout even allows you make a booking by providing complete details about the offer. Isn’t it exciting?

Nokia Drive

Nokia Drive will give more detailed information and direction to you, it will act like the satellite navigation device. It brings an optimized in-car landscape view, letting you place the Nokia Lumia 800 in your car and get directed to your destination, where you can then remove the phone and return it to your pocket.

Office Hub

Office Hub is your portable office. Lumia 800 is equipped with Microsoft Office functionality to enable your office at your phone so that you can easily keep working even when you are not in your office. It will allow you create, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint files. The Lumia 800’s incredible onscreen keyboard and responsive touchscreen makes typing easy and fun to do.

Exclusivity on Lumia Phone Release: Smart vs. Globe

In the Philippines, Globe Telecomms. announced that they will be the exclusive carrier of Nokia Lumia 800 phone. However, Smart Communications (Smart) will be the exclusive carrier for Lumia 610 and Lumia 900 in the smartphone line-up this April.

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