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There are some Windows Phone mandated changes like the touch-sensitive Back, Menu and Search keys and a hardware shutter key.
The screen lost 0.2″ and 54 pixels in height to make room for the capacitive controls. The oddly positioned secondary camera is gone as well. Still, the image quality of the screen seems unchanged – and we quite liked that AMOLED unit.
What else has changed? Well, there’s a new chipset, among other things. To make this short, here are the pros and cons of the Nokia Lumia 800.
- Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support
- Quad-band 3G with 14.4 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support
- 3.7″ 16M-color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution
- Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display with anti-glare polarizer
- 8 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash, 720p@27fps video recording and fast f/2.2 lens
- Windows Phone 7.5 OS (Mango)
- 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 512MB of RAM
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Non-painted polycarbonate unibody, curved screen
- GPS receiver with A-GPS support and free lifetime voice-guided navigation
- Digital compass
- 16GB on-board storage
- Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
- Built-in accelerometer and proximity sensor
- Standard 3.5 mm audio jack; FM Radio with RDS
- microUSB port
- Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR
- Impressively deep and coherent SNS integration throughout the interface
- Display is much dimmer than the N9’s display
- No Flash or Silverlight support in browser
- No USB mass storage (file management and sync pass only through Zune)
- No video calls and no front-facing camera either
- Non-user-replaceable battery
- No memory card slot (and no 64GB version like the N9)
- microSIM card slot
- No native DivX/XviD support, videos have to be transcoded by Zune
The Nokia Lumia 800 will sell well – it has already risen to the top spots in popularity for several carriers. It will boost Nokia’s market shares and Windows Phone’s shares too – but chances are it won’t dethrone the leaders. The bigger question is, will it save Nokia from their burning platform?