When Lumia 800 made its entry into the smartphone market it gave tough competition to all the rival phones of the same category. The device is available in three colors – Black, Magenta, and Cyan. The phone gives a lot of interchangeable color options such as yellow, black and white at the front and Fuchsia, Cyan, Black and White for the back covers. The Lumia 800 also gives free navigation to the owner and comes loaded with a lot of signature features from Microsoft and Nokia and is based on the ARM Cortex A8. The device has a 1.4 GHz single core Scorpion CPU running on a Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon chipset. But is the device really worth all the hype that is being associated with? And what are the advantages and disadvantages of Lumia 800? Well to answer your queries we have made this guide for you which tells you the advantages and disadvantages of Lumia 800.
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Advantages of Lumia 800
The screen of Lumia 800 is a 3.7 inch Clear Black AMOLED capacitive screen. The resolution of the screen is 480 x 800 pixels and has a corning Gorilla Glass to protect it from breaking. The pixel density of 252 ppi is not that great but doesn’t seem to come in the way of giving a good picture quality. The screen is really good and works quite well when using it under sunlight because of the curved display. The screen gives a nice viewing experience to the user. The anti-glare polarizer addition to the screen also adds to the viewing experience. So overall the screen is quite good. For users who don’t know what AMOLED is – AMOLED is short for Active Matrix Organic Light Emitting Diode.
Body of Lumia 800
The body of the device is another advantage. The Nokia Lumia 800 has a single piece polycarbonate body. The device is really well built and you can feel it when you have the device in your hand. Also, the device is perfectly sealed and there is no place for dust to accumulate around the sides of the screen.
The performance of Lumia 800 has been quite smooth. The 1.4 GHz processor with 512 MB RAM is able to do the work that it is supposed to do. The device is able to run most of the popular games and applications without any problem. So the performance of the device is quite satisfactory.
Now let’s move to the disadvantages of Lumia 800.
Disadvantages of Lumia 800
Fingerprint catching Screen
The Nokia Lumia has a Clear Black AMOLED screen with a Gorilla Glass. The screen even though gives great viewing experience but is bound to get a lot of fingerprints on it. The user would have to keep wiping the screen time to time. But this small issue can be taken care of by using a good screen protector. This might come as a disadvantage of Lumia 800 for users who don’t like to keep a screen protector.
Another disadvantage of Lumia 800 is that its battery is non-removable. Even though the device claims to have a good battery backup having a removable and replaceable battery is an added advantage. So for people who like to upgrade their batteries the non-removable battery feature of the phone might come as a disadvantage.
The Lumia 800 has a rear camera of 8-megpixel with a Carl-Zeiss lens. It has an F2.2 lens, dual LED flash and a 3x zoom. The number of features added to the camera interface is really basic and could have been better. The images can be shot at 3264 x 2448 pixels. The camera can be reached out from the dedicated camera key and pressing it again captures the image. The quality of the images from Lumia 800 is quite decent, to say the least. The camera is also able to take HD videos at 720p. So not having a really great camera can be a disadvantage of Lumia 800.
No memory card
Another disadvantage of Lumia 800 is that there is no slot for a memory card. And also for a heavy user they are not providing a 64 GB version. This can be a disadvantage with the need of storage being on an ever increasing trend.
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