Reviewed by ljpuk (Previously owned)
There are two sides to the Lumia 800.
Looks great, amazing build quality and is one of the best looking phones that has come out for a while. It has the usual good Nokia optics (although I found the quality of the pictures a bit hit and miss) and uses a better flash than on most phones.
The screen is clear and the text is easily legible, although I found the browser to be a bit pixelated when zoomed in.
Its only single core but you wouldn't notice.
I love the metro UI style and WP7 is a fresh approach to a mobile OS. The issue I had was the availability of apps that I use to get through my day. There isn't a massive amount of apps at the moment and although you have the basics such as a Facebook and Twitter client there isn't a lot of apps that I rely on such as productivity e.g. a good to do one.
Give it a year or so and I think WP7 could be in with a chance.
So hardware = amazing
Software = great UI and got promise but needs more apps.
- Design 9
- Display 8
- Camera(s) 5
- Reception / call quality 7
- Performance 7
- Software 7
- Battery life 5
- Ecosystem 1