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Nokia Lumia 800

Nokia Lumia 800
Brand: Nokia
Category: Nokia Phone

  • CPU
    1.4 GHz Scorpion

  • Memory (MB)
    16 GB, 512 MB RAM

  • Camera (MP)
    8 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash

  • Battery (mAh)
    Non-removable Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery (BV-5JW)

  • WiFi

  • Price Range

Our Rating

The overall rating is based on review by our experts

8 4.0 1
  • Battery 8 / 10
  • Features 8 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Design 9 / 10
  • Camera 8 / 10
  • Connectivity 8 / 10

The Nokia Lumia 800 is another mobile phone out of the stable of Nokia and its sleek Lumia range of mobile phones. The phone has been around since 2011 and still has a good following as the Lumia range simply grows with more options on each upgrade. Looking at the specs there has not been any drastic changes from the Lumia 800 to the Lumia 525 which was released in late 2013. You can find the Lumia 800 user manual here.

Nokia Lumia 800


The Lumia 800 has the same specs which is standard for the Lumia mid-range telephones. It come with the standard 2G coverage from GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900 which covers the full spectrum of the 2G networks. With regard to 3G again the standard HSDPA 850, 900, 1900 and 2100. There is also coverage for use in Canada which does not include the RM-819 in its network coverage.


The Lumia 800 comes with what is to be expected such as WAV ringtones and also vibration ringing and like most mobile phones on the market it has the ability to play your MP3 files as a ringtone. There is also the standard loudspeaker however on this model there is no Micro SDcard slot. The Lumia 800 came to market without this ability which creates its own problems as you do not have the ability to extend your phone memory.

The internal memory is only 512MB and this cannot be extended. More memory does mean you can run more complicated apps however it also runs down the battery life much faster. There is also a fixed amount of storage at 16GB and with no SDcard ability the phone is limiting in this regard.


With GPRS Class 33 connectivity and EDGE also being Class 33 added the HSDPA as 14.4 Mbps and HSUPA as 5.76Mbps the The phone being a bit dated still has a much slower HSDPA speed of 14.4 Mbps compared to the newer phones.

There is also the standard WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth with A2DP, EDR connectivity and microUSB connectivity. Nothing new about these as they have become very standard on mobile phones today.

Nokia Lumia 800 Specifications MultiMedia:

The Lumia 800 comes with a Carl Zeiss camera as standard This is an 8 MegaPixel camera and considering what this phone was sold for it is a good addition to the overall value of the mobile phone.

The 8 MegaPixel camera runs at 3264×2448 pixels which is huge and comes with autofocus again as standard. If you are into make small home movies then this camera is still beats the newer Nokia 525 to the punch in multimedia.

There is no secondary camera on this mobile phone but that would be a bit of an overkill in any event. The camera also comes with geo-tagging and runs at a very decent 30fps while still recording at 720pixels. The mobile phone comes with a dual flash so you eliminate shadows when you take pictures which is always a good facility to have.

The is also the standard Nokia software for the camera this being Cinemagraph which does animation with your photos, PhotoBeamer and Panorama for take fancy images. The Nokia Smart Camera software also allows you to take many pictures in sequence which you can download.


The Lumia 800 uses the Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset and this mobile phone is powered by the 1.4 GHz Scorpion processor. The GPU is the Adreno 205 which is the GPU for this mobile-phone. The phone is rounded off with an accelerometer and proximity sensors. The phone uses the Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango which is upgradable to Microsoft Version 7.8.


The Lumia 800 phone comes with an FM radio and the ability to send multimedia messages. These include MMS and as always email and then there are also Internet Messengers. There is also support for GPS and A-GPS support. Note that this phone has no Java and only comes in Black, Cyan, Magenta and  White.

The microphone is a noise cancelling microphone. There is an MP3 and WMA multimedia player, 7GB of free Skydrive storage facility, document viewer, Video and photo editor if you like making short home movies. Voice memo and dialing and predictive text input to round off a well balanced  mobile phone.


The power specs much like the other mobile phones in the Lumia range is rather good. Considering it is running on a Scorpion 1.4 Ghz process the battery life is more than reasonable.

The Lumia 800 has a Lithium Ion battery with 1450mAh storage and this allows the mobile phone when not being used to last at least 11 days before it needs to be charged. It can play MP3′s for about 53 hours and has about 13 hours of talk time. What comes with this phone. Well the Nokia Lumia 800 with a high efficiency charger and a Quick guide booklet.

If you are in the market for a mobile phone then this is still a very good buy.  The Lumia 800 is much better at multimedia than the newer budget Lumia phones coming out. With a good battery life, large screen and a great multimedia package this is a phone that will be around for a long time.


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Nokia Lumia 800 - Specs


  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G Network
    HSDPA: 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-819
    HSDPA: 900 / 1900 / 2100 - RM-801 CV
    HSDPA: 850 / 1900 / 2100 - for Canada
  • SIM SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) is a small card that contains mobile network subscriber's account information. This allows the phone using the card to attach to a mobile network. The SIM card is most commonly associated with GSM and UMTS mobile networks. Moving a SIM card from one phone to another allows a subscriber to switch mobile phones without having to contact their mobile network carrier. SIM cards can also be used by a phone to store limited amounts of data, such as phone numbers and text messages.
    Micro SIM


  • GPRS GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) is a packet oriented mobile data service on the 2G and 3G cellular communication system's global system for mobile communications (GSM), Generally, GPRS is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • EDGE EDGE (Enhanced Data GSM Environment) is a wireless network technology generally considered the next step in the 2G network offers data transfer rates up to four times faster than ordinary GSM networks, Generally, EDGE is used for the purpose of wireless data transfer, such as sharing pictures and videos or browsing the Internet via a mobile phone connection.
  • Speed
    HSPA 14.4/5.76 Mbps
  • Web Browser Web Browser => a web browser is a software application used to locate, retrieve and display content on the World Wide Web, including Web pages, images, video and other files, The primary function of a web browser is to render HTML, the code used to design or markup webpages.
    WAP 2.0/xHTML, HTML5, RSS feeds


  • Display Type Display Technology => A number of display technologies and types used in mobile phones => TFT (Thin Film Transistor), IPS (In-Place Switching), OLED (Organic Light Emitting Diode), AMOLED (Active-Matrix Organic Light-Emitting Diode), Super AMOLED (an even advanced version of AMOLED), Resistive Touchscreen (Resistive touchscreens contain two layer of conductive material with a very small gap between them which acts as a resistance), Capacitive Touchsceen (Capacitive touchscreen technology consists of a layer of glass coated with a transparent conductor)
    AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
  • Size
    3.7 inches (~54.7% screen-to-body ratio)
  • Resolution
    480 x 800 pixels
  • Display Colors Display Colors is refers to the number of different shades of colors that the screen is capable of displaying => 64K colors, 256K colors and 16 million colors, Obviously 16M is highest available range of colors and better than others.
    16M colors
  • Pixel Density Pixel Density (PPI) is refers to the concentration of pixels on a particular display, measured in pixels per inch (ppi). Pixel density is calculated by dividing the diagonal pixel resolution of a display by its diagonal size, higher pixel density better display quality.
    ~252 ppi pixel density
  • Touch Screen
  • Display Protection Display Protection => Gorilla Glass is a special alkali-aluminosilicate glass shield with exceptional damage resistance that helps protect mobile displays from scratches, drops, and bumps of everyday use, It is always better to go for a smartphone with Gorilla Glass for that added protection and peace of mind.
    Corning Gorilla Glass
  • Features
    Nokia ClearBlack display


  • Primary Camera is able to capture photographs and usually videos, The most important characteristics of a camera are the resolution (measured in megapixels), lens focus type (fixed or automatic), higher megapixel cameras are known to capture higher quality photos, but not always a good measurement of the photos quality.
    8 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash
  • Video
  • Camera Features
  • Flash Flash Light => There is commonly two types of flash lights are used in camera mobile phones, LED Flash (LED flash offers lower power consumption with drive circuitry that takes up very little room, LEDs can be strobed faster than any other light source), Xenon Flash (xenon flash produces an extremely intense full-spectrum white light for a very short duration)
  • Secondary


  • Bluetooth Bluetooth is a wireless communications technology for exchanging data between mobile phones, headsets, computers and other network devices over short distances without wires, Bluetooth technology was primarily designed to support simple wireless networking of personal consumer devices.
  • Wi-fi Wi-Fi is a popular wireless networking technology using radio waves to provide high-speed network connections that allows devices to communicate without cords or cables, Wi-Fi is increasingly becoming the preferred mode of internet connectivity all over the world.
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • USB
  • GPS GPS The Global Positioning System is a satellite-based radio navigation system, GPS permits users to determine their position, velocity and the time 24 hours a day, in all weather, anywhere in the world, In order to locate your position, your device or GPS receiver must have a clear view of the sky.
    Yes, with A-GPS
  • NFC NFC (Near field communication) is a set of standards for smartphones and similar devices to establish peer-to-peer radio communications with each other by touching them together or bringing them into proximity, usually no more than a few inches.
  • HDMI HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) is a compact audio/video interface for transferring uncompressed video data and compressed or uncompressed digital audio data from a HDMI-compliant source device to a compatible computer monitor, video projector, digital television, or digital audio device.
  • Headphone Jack


  • Chipset Chipset is a group of integrated circuits designed to perform one or a more dedicated functions, often with real time computing constraints, Popular smartphones are equipped with more advanced embedded chipsets that can do many different tasks depending on their programming.
    Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon S2
  • CPU CPU (Central Processing Unit) mostly known as processors, CPU processes instructions in order to carry out certain functions that make your device operate properly. Processors are often described as the brain of computers, smartphones and tablets, Smartphones and tablets rely on processors to carry out their every task, Processors are an incredibly important factor in selecting any type of computing device, including your smartphone.
    1.4 GHz Scorpion
  • GPU GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) is a single-chip processor designed to rapidly manipulate and alter memory to accelerate the creation of images in a frame buffer intended for output to a display, This includes things such as lighting effects, object transformations, and 3D motion.
    Adreno 205
  • RAM (Memory) RAM (Random Access Memory) is a type of computer memory that can be accessed randomly, any byte of memory can be accessed without touching the preceding bytes that allows information to be stored and accessed quickly from random locations. RAM is the most common type of memory found in computer systems, smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices.
    16 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • Internal Storage Internal Storage is a data storage space (flash memory) mostly used in smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices where operating system, apps, music, photos, videos, files and other user data Is stored.
    16 GB, 512 MB RAM
  • Card Slot Memory Card Slot is a special slot for inserting a memory card. Memory cards allow you to expand the phone's built-in memory, A memory card (sometimes called a flash memory card or a storage card) is a small storage medium used to store data such as text, pictures, audio, and video, for use on small, portable or remote computing devices such as mobile phones, mp3 players, digital cameras.
  • Sensors Sensors are electronic components that detects and responds to some type of input from the physical environment. The specific input could be light, heat, motion, moisture, pressure and location, The output is generally a signal that is converted to use in computing systems, a location sensor, such as a GPS receiver is able to detect current location of your electronic device.
    Accelerometer, proximity, compass


  • Audio Playback
  • Video Playback
  • FM Radio
    Stereo FM radio, RDS
  • Ring Tones
    Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
  • Loudspeaker


  • SMS SMS (Short Messaging Service) is a text messaging service component of phone, Web, or mobile communication systems. It uses standardized communications protocols to allow mobile phone devices to exchange short text messages over the networks.
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service) is a standard way to send messages that include multimedia content (audio clips, video clips and images) to and from mobile phones over wireless networks using the WAP protocol.
  • Email Email (Electronic Mail) is a system for receiving, sending, and storing electronic messages, Similar to a letter, email is text messages that may contain files, images, or other attachments sent via the internet to a recipient by using applications and software prograps. An email address is required to receive email, and that address is unique to the user.
  • IM IM (Instant Messaging) is an exchange of text messages through a software application, it enable you to create a kind of private chat room with another individual in order to communicate in real time over the Internet.


  • Operating System OS => Every computer system run on a base software called Operating System (OS). Operating System controls all basic operations of the computer (such as smartphone, PDAs, tablet computers and other handheld devices). The Operating System allows the user to install and run third party applications (apps), apps are used to add new functionality to the device.
    Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, upgradable to v7.8
  • Java Support Java for Mobile Devices is a set of technologies that let developers deliver applications and services to all types of mobile handsets, ranging from price efficient feature-phones to the latest smartphones. Java is currently running on over 3 billion phones worldwide, and growing. It offers unrivaled potential for the distribution and monetization of mobile applications.
  • Features
    - MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
    - MP4/H.264/WMV player
    - Document viewer/editor
    - Video/photo editor


  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Battery Life
    Up to 265 h (2G) / Up to 335 h (3G)
  • Batteries Included


  • Battery Type Battery Type => Cell phones run on various kinds of batteries depending on the manufacturer, phone size or shape and features. There are basically four types of cell phone batteries => Lithium Polymer, Lithium Ion, Nickel Metal Hydride and Nickel Cadmium.
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity Battery Capacity is a measure (typically in Amp-hr) of the charge stored by the battery, and is determined by the mass of active material contained in the battery. The battery capacity represents the maximum amount of energy that can be extracted from the battery under certain conditions.
    Non-removable Li-Ion 1450 mAh battery (BV-5JW)
  • Placement
  • Standby Standby Time is the total amount of time that you can leave your is fully charged, turned on and ready to send and receive calls or data transmissions before completely discharging the battery.
    Up to 265 h (2G) / Up to 335 h (3G)
  • Talk Time Talk Time is the longest time that a single battery charge will last when you are constantly talking on the phone under perfect conditions, Ambient temperature and highly dependent on the cellular network environment such as the distance to the closest cell network tower.
    Up to 13 h (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)
  • Music Play
    Up to 55 h

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