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Nokia Lumia 800
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The Good: Seamless contact list and social media integration

The Bad: Menu interface is somewhat confusing to navigate.

The Bottom Line: If you want a smartphone with lots of options for games, widgets and a heavily customised interface, look elsewhere.

Nokia Lumia 800
Platform: Windows
Editor's Review
By Hannah Teoh, DigitalOne | 08-04-2012

I recently asked a Windows Phone user what he liked about the phone.

He said he loved its integration with Outlook, as well as the fact that he could edit and send documents on the go using the integrated Microsoft office.

Wasn't he bothered by the lack of apps and games, I asked. He replied that he didn't really play games on his phone, and added that the features of the phone were adequate enough so that he didn't have to install additional apps.

In a review of the Nokia Lumia 710, DigitalOne mentioned the pros and cons of the Windows-powered Nokia device. The Lumia 800 has similar traits, and the same things could be said of the Lumia 800.

The metal unibody has a much nicer, solid feel than the plastic body of the 710. Features-wise, there isn't much to tell them apart.

As a non-Nokia smartphone user, I found the interface difficult to get used to. After using tabbed browsing on my computer browsers and phone, I also didn't quite enjoy Bing and the built-in IE browser on the Lumia 800.

Social media apps such as Twitter, Facebook and your contact list are consolidated rather than separate items. But I must emphasise that how you want your apps organised in a smartphone comes down to personal preference - some people like apps buffet style, where they can pick and choose which to open and close, while others prefer apps like 3-in-1 coffee - everything at a glance.

If you want a smartphone with lots of options for games, widgets and a heavily customised interface, look elsewhere. But if you are a big Windows user and need Microsoft Office on the go often, this phone might be your best option.

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