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Aside from my normal stable job which I do part time, I also sometimes do Promo Work and end of February Nokia did a Leap year event in which they required Promo staff to do some work for the launch of this handset and the Lumia 800 which we got paid a nice little price for and got to have the handset for free! Wahey! It was all the way in Scotland (I live in London) but was an opportunity I couldn't turn away!
I used to have an iPhone 4 which was an extended permanent part of my arm but I now have a Samsung Galaxy SIII so so I feel my opinion in this review may be slightly biased and everything about this phone will always be compared to the specs on an iphone or Samsung Galaxy S III! So here goes...
- Screen -
This phone has a touch screen as common with most up market smartphones in the current trend right now. It has clear black display which is a high quality screen which means you don't have to shield your phone when in the light. This also is so there is no sun glare on the screen, or reflecting off into your eyeline making it absolutely easy to use at all angles and in all weather. The screen is 3.7" so big enough to watch videos on YouTube and to view things easily, without being so big it is unnecessary. This phone comes in blue and cyan (a magenta colour) so the backs are interchangeable for ladies and guys - a unisex phone....ooh! Of course it also comes in black lol.
- Using the Internet -
It has internet explorer 9 which is the fastest internet application for a mobile phone (or so I am told!) I had this phone on T-mobile so I did find it ran quite quickly but it could be easily fair to say the internet and network provider had fast 3G also.
- Applications -
This phone can have all Microsoft Applications; Word, Excel and Outlook which can be used and edited on the phone. Powerpoint can be on the phone also but it can only be viewed, Powerpoint presentations cannot be changed through usage of this phone. This is a big plus as I often like to create documents and having Word on my phone is amazing to do files so easily, and with built in email account it is easy to send and attach files to other email accounts simply from the touch of my handset (note: something I could not do on my old iPhone nor my new Samsung!)
To download apps, this is an Android phone, apps on here are slightly more expensive that on iTunes e.g Angry birds costs about an extra 79p. Nevertheless the phone has a lot of apps to offer and can be customised on the screen.
The handset is a nifty little smartphone, smaller in size and weight (126g) than an iphone (140g) so I found it a lot easier to handle and lighter to carry. Being used to such a bulky phone I have to admit I kept losing it in my handbag! But for those who don't find it appealing to feel like they are carrying a mini tablet around in their bag will find this attractive and enjoy using it.
- Camera -
5MP camera comes on this phone which is quite clear and easy to use. I found it easy to email pictures taken on this phone as was easily accessible and can send quickly via SMS also.
- Features -
1. Has a GPS and map navigation system (Nokia Drive). Nokia Drive is amazing as it means the map can be downloaded and saved onto the phone so not constantly using internet Data whilst using the map to find a destination. 2. This phone has a music player and built in radio; can download up to 200 songs for free every 30 days from specific genre required which is good for someone like myself who loves to listen to music and likes a change! 3. Has USB charger similar to other smartphones 4. Has HD video and LED flash
- Using the phone -
To be honest having used an iphone for the best part of 2 years, I found this phone particularly confusing. Nokia have a feature called "People hub" which combines all social networks e.g. twitter, facebook, LinkedIn which I find very annoying. I like having all my applications separate and viewing things individually so in this respect I didn't like it. Nokia also combine chat applications into one tab, which is also annoying as I like having texts and instant messaging applications separate! (Is it too much to ask?)
Battery life was much longer than my iphone and farrr much longer than the awful battery life on my Samsung. For example, I charged the phone to full capacity at 8am and by 9pm it had about 30% left. I use my phone A LOT as I am constantly on the internet etc, so I was very happy it lasted so long. To charge the phone to full capacity took about 25 minutes, but I should note I did not receive the phone brand new, so I am not sure how long it takes for the very first time.
Overall I would recommend this phone, for people who like a delicate handset that has longevity and is a smartphone for those everyday needs. Users of an iphone previously may find it complicated, but within a day I felt I knew the phone inside out and I do really enjoy it. I confess I have since gotten rid of this phone as I upgraded to a my beloved Samsung but that's only because this Nokia is not really my style...it's too small!
(N.B. This review has been updated by myself since, but was originally posted on DooYoo on 21/05/2012
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