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Published on February 20th, 2013 | by Guest Writer

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The Nokia Lumia 800 – Great Value, Grab It While You Can

This phone now retails for around £150 on Pay As You Go. It has been superseded by other Nokia mobile phone modelsand is on the way out.

It provides quite reasonable specifications with an 8 megapixel camera, a 1.4GHz processor, and is a Windows phone. Running Windows 7.5 was a good experience, offering a fairly flowing performance and good example of the Windows operating system.

A small screen?

The 3.7-inch AMOLED screen seems rather small in today’s big screen age but is very attractive and still larger than that on the iPhone 4S; the quality of the phone is what you would expect from Nokia.

The battle is on for Nokia

Nokia have suffered a slight loss of market share over recent years. In fact, the smartphone market has not been their domain. Ten years ago, if you looked at the landscape in the mobile phone market, you would have seen Nokia, Ericsson, and Motorola as the key players. As the market has evolved, you now find Apple, Samsung, HTC, LG, and Nokia, all competing for a space to call their own.

Nokia lost their status as the number one mobile phone seller in the world in 2012. This was a result of increase in the proportion of mobile phones that were “smartphones” being sold. In 2012, 45% of all phones sold were smart phones – this was 8% up on the previous year. The smart phone market is crucial and Nokia has had successes with the Lumia 920 and other phones.

Their PureView technology provides excellent screens and they look set to regain some of their market share as loyal Nokia users return to them; but it is such a competitive space. This phone runs the Bing mobile browser and provides a fast search experience. It’s a good high-spec phone at a reasonable price. With the discounts now on offer through many retailers a bargain is out there to be had.

Phone appearance and specs

The phone is quite boxy in appearance. It looks typically Nokia with angular corners and curved edges. It is available in a variety of colors to suit the buyer. And in black, to be honest, it looks a little plain. There are big gaps at the top and bottom and too much space on the sides. The screen could extend further and provide better use of the front space. But the biggest bonus is the camera, which is 8 megapixels, and takes very good pictures.

 

Phone Summary

Nokia has always built good phones, and recent releases have included increased innovation and performance. This is a decent spec phone available at a good price in today’s market. Set against its competitors it is clearly a good all-rounder. The camera will make it very popular with those craving a phone as their main camera. Students love this phone and Nokia have created a phone that has a definite competitive edge in its price bracket.

Phil Turner thinks that recent Nokia mobile phones models are the equal of anything Apple and Samsung can produce.

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