Hands-on: Nokia Lumia 800

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Nokia’s first Windows Phone 7 device have been out for a few months now in other countries, but it’s only now that we’ve managed to grab a demo unit from the Finnish manufacturer. Dubbed (somewhat truthfully) as the Windows Phone 7 version of the N9, the Lumia 800 is the company’s first foray into creating Windows Phone 7 smartphones and is a benchmark of users can expect from the partnership between the firms from Redmond and Espoo.

Like the N9, the Lumia 800 is made from a single block of polycarbonate plastic.

The display is a 3.7-inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen that’s still able to hold its own even in the face of competitors that sport Super AMOLED+ and Super IPS screens. The overall size of the device is similar to the N9, and is a pleasure to hold.

Nokia cleverly hid the USB and SIM ports on the top of the device, which can be accessed by simply pressing the top and moving the SIM  tray slightly forward. Like the N9, the Lumia 800 uses micro SIM cards, which could be a bit of an issue if you’re a prepaid subscriber.

The Lumia 800 is powered by a single core Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor running at 1.4 GHz. As we mentioned earlier, this phone runs on Microsoft’s Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango).

That’s it for now. We’ll let you guys know what we think once we finish the review.