- First Nokia with Windows Phone OS
- 3.7-inch AMOLED touchscreen
- 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics
- 1.4GHz snapdragon processor
The Nokia N9 was a beautiful phone wrapped around what was basically a dead operating system. Thankfully Nokia has brought back this great hardware and design to its first Windows Phone, the Lumia 800.
Just like the N9 before it, the Lumia 800 is probably the best looking smartphone on the market. It has a range of cool colours, feels great in the hand and looks sexy.
The AMOLED display is really bright and clear, the touchscreen is ultra-responsive and the processor handles the majority of tasks with ease. The 8-megapixel camera takes impressive shots too.
But the Lumia 800 isn’t perfect and it’s not really Nokia’s fault. Most of the problems with this handset stem from the Windows OS. While we do love some aspects, like the People Hub and Xbox Live connectivity, the overall selection of apps is quite small. While the essentials are there, anyone moving from an Apple or Android device will likely feel limited. The lack of a Wi-Fi hotspot and home screen optimisation is also disappointing.
But regardless, this is the best Windows Phone out there and is ideal for anyone wanting to enter the smartphone market for the first time.