Nokia Lumia 800 Review

January 25, 2012 | Mark Goldstein | Accessory Reviews |


Using the Nokia Lumia 800 to take photos is very much like using a modern compact camera. It produces appealing images that are perfect for sharing in a multitude of different ways, whether that's via the LCD screen, your usual social networks, email or even good old-fashioned prints. 8 megapixels is more than enough resolution for the Lumia 800's target audience, with images inevitably being downsized in some way or other to suit their final destination. Nokia have also made it surprisingly easy to take and share photos, from actually getting into the camera mode to taking a picture by simply pressing the screen and then reviewing it through onscreen swipes and sharing it via a couple of menu options. The only real fly in the photography ointment from a camera point of view is the annoying shutter-lag which makes taking pictures of moving subjects something of a hit and miss affair (often quite literally). All in all, though, devices like the Nokia Lumia 800 are definitely eating into the cheaper end of the compact camera market, something that's backed up by both sales figures and the very camera-like experience that the Lumia 800 offers.

The Nokia Lumia 800 review unit was kindly provided by Phones 4u

4 stars

Ratings (out of 5)
Design 4
Features 3.5
Ease-of-use 4.5
Image quality 3.5
Value for money 3

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