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A very nice device - with some minor WP7.5 quirks (phone probs now fixed mostly ...!),
This review is from: Nokia Lumia 800 Sim-free Windows Smartphone 16GB - Matte Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)I recently moved from an HTC HD2 and am impressed with the following:
1. Sheer quality of the device. Never seen a phone this well built.
2. Form factor. Brilliant compromise between screen acreage & portability
3. Windows 7.5. All in all, a great OS that just works
4. Speed & responsiveness of the device
5. It's not an i-something from App*e, so is not joining the herd :-)
6. Web page rendering. Nice.
7. Nokia Drive satnav. Works real well.
Less keen on some (OS) features
1. Unable to select *all* emails in a given folder to delete. When you get a load of emails in a day, most of which will be read then deleted, it's tiresome to individually select each for delete
2. The somewhat hurdles to be jumped to sync Outlook contacts, which need to be punted thru Windows Live account, so, if (like me) you don't have a Live account, you have to set one up in order to get your Windows (!!!) phone synced with Microsoft (!!!) Outlook... hmmmm. I'm OK with this kind of activity but others may not be & may find it daunting.
3. USB cable supplied is a little flimsy - sleeve on connector slips easily, but it works fine.
In summary - a very good quality device, with a slick interface for day to day use. Some limitations may need to be addressed to prevent long term niggles...But it's the nicest phone I've had to date.
UPDATE... I allowed the phone to fully discharge overnight. Next day, I put it on charge. Several hours later, still not charged. Phone dead, and won't accept a charge, just shows the battery level low symbol, but won't charge sufficiently even to turn on. So it's bricked. Returned for repair.
UPDATE 2... Nokia replaced it with a new Lumia 800 (with newer HW version I think). All well so far so I'm liking it again! Also Nokia have upcoming firmware that apparently fixes a raft of niggling problems, so it could be a real great phone at that point!!
UPDATE 3... Latest Nokia firmware downloaded & installed. All is well. Excellent battery life, improved SQ, loooooooooooooooooooovely phone now! Recommended!
UPDATE 4... WP7.8 now installed and the phone is even better, with 'close to WP8 capabilities/look'n'feel' ... A very savvy / careful buyer friend of mine recently bought a Lumia 820 on my recommendation & having seen mine and he's very happy with it.
My contract is up with the carrier later this year but, as things stand, I will not be looking to swap this phone, and will keep it...
So... more reasons to recommend this phone.
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Initial post: 4 Jan 2012 22:01:43 GMT
White Knight says:
You should be able to select all emails in a folder - in the Inbox homepage select the second icon from the left and you can select all and delete from there
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2012 22:19:34 GMT
Thanks for that... but am I wrong here but you can't 'select all' with one touch...? You have to select *each* mail individually, and, when all are selected, THEN hit delete... a bit unwieldy...
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jan 2012 22:37:15 GMT
White Knight says:
I see what you mean - if its a threaded email then it it will select all emails from that person and you can delete those all at once, otherwise you're right and you have to delete
individually. Similar flaw to iOS then except that's worse, never know might be improved in an update
Posted on 10 Jan 2012 19:33:15 GMT
seamus the famous says:
hi! can you use Skype to it like the old N900 which is quite very good!? thx
In reply to an earlier post on 10 Jan 2012 20:52:00 GMT
Well... it has no forward-facing camera, so it's not optimised for Skype...
In reply to an earlier post on 3 Feb 2012 00:31:54 GMT
Leo L says:
Skype will be added in Windows Phone 8, possibly around September 2012, so you will be able to update your phone's software and get Skype. With this particular model (Lumia 800) you will be able to use Skype (when it's out) for text and voice, and possibly some video too (as you can use the rear camera). Currently it is not yet supported.
Posted on 23 Feb 2012 18:05:45 GMT
Hi, your device may not be "bricked". I read that if the battery is allowed to reach 0% the handset needs to be re-charged from a PC and not the 3 pin adaptor. Either way it's a negative point for the Lumia 800.
Posted on 18 Mar 2012 00:24:00 GMT
Mr. M. A. Archer says:
Hi. I have a lumia 800. Had it since late Jan. The battery life is terrible. I complained about it and the online store said an update was I. I installed that and factory reset, battery marginally improved. I get 12 hours out of it now. That is with one email account and no background tasks running with low to medium usage.
I phoned Nokia and they will let me return it, although will be without a phone for a while. How quick dud Nokia replace your handset? Did you have to complain quite intensely? How long do you get out of your battery now?
In reply to an earlier post on 18 Mar 2012 09:23:23 GMT
Hi. My original 800 had appalling battery life. It would die within 12 hours. The last time it died it wouldn't come back to life so I returned it to Nokia for repair under warranty. It was away exactly 2 weeks and I tracked it thru repair via the T-Mobile website.
I believe that the 800 suffered from a couple of major problems re battery. One was fixed by replacement of my original (when it went for repair Nokia replaced, rather than repaired, it). When the replacement came back it was immediately better.
Since then Nokia have released new firmware which I downloaded a week or two ago. Since then the phone has been very good. I charge it and, with normal (email, calls, SMS, web browsing) usage, I get easily a full day, typically a little more - so a day and 6 hours or so, which, for a smartphone with battery eating technologies like wireless, GPS etc is OK.
So, I recommend returning yours, insisting on a replacement and it should come back up to spec, latest firmware etc... I think you'll find it's good then
In reply to an earlier post on 29 Mar 2012 11:43:38 BDT
Mr. M. A. Archer says:
Thanks for this mate. It has been just over a week since Nokia received the phone. I called them and asked how much longer, usual 'pass your query to the relevant department' kind of thing. I hope to get it back soon. I have actually complained to Nokia via a letter. A whole day of battery life with medium usage would be fine, if only I got that! A warning to others looking to buy one, there are a lot of folk out there who have had faulty batteries. I kinda wish I went with the Galaxy S2 now.