Criteria Comments Rating
- Reception and call quality Clear as a bell and superior to my iPhone 4S
- Display Amazing in direct sunlight
- Battery life It's a smartphone...slightly less than a iP4S
- Camera Great resolution, but location leaves it prone to clouding from fingers or from condensation.
- Ease of use With chagrin I applaud WP7.5. Metro UI makes it very ueasy to use one handed and also from a distance.
- Design and form factor It's slick and grippable. Love the feel.
- Portability (size / weight) Again, it really is an optimal size. Lumia 900 too big, 800 perfect. Slime and smooth. Slips in and out of holster smoothly.
- Media support EXopected more...WP7.5 fails to support wmv at times... if ms won't who will?
- Durability Indestructible
- Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.) Limited number of add-ons available, but those that are seem particularly polished and notable.
I have been using a Lumia 800 for a few months now and bought it while using my iPhone 4S as an experiment. Was taken with the fluid and smooth WP7.5 way of doing things. Went back to iOS after a couple months feigning the greater number of apps, but find myself switching back. The main apps (mail, nokia drive, maps, calendar, etc) and just so straightforward and intuitive. Moreover, the ability to use the back arrow to go through actions rather than stay in a single app makes WP7.5 on the Lumia work for me.
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