Lumia 800 first impressions

Lumia 800 first impressions
Lumia 800 with included case

Like Leigh I have also been a smartphone user since the SPV and still have that first phone and despite its failings been loyal to Windows phones ever since. My head got turned by Apple last August and rather than waiting, jumped ship to the iPhone 4.  I enjoyed my short stay with it but my heart always longed to go back to Windows. So with 9 months left on my 2 year contract I payed £175 to buy out my contract, sold my iPhone back to Orange for £249 and this morning I took ownership of my Lumia 800.

My first impression is wow, how quick it is, how slick it is, the screens glide so effortlessly, the colours are so bright they jump of the phone, the black screen reminds me of the blackness of my Plasma TV. As I am totally hooked into the Microsoft ethos, everything was so easy to set up, Windows Live ID, Xbox Live ID and a recent convert to Office 365 done in an instant.


In the box Nokia give you a nice rubberised cover to protect the phone, the customary headphones and USB cable.

Anyway as they say first impressions count and I am loving it, will post a more indepth review later with pictures.

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  • tightscot

    I ordered this as an upgrade last week, and was promised by Vodafone that i’d receive it today. Perhaps unsurprisingly it hasn’t arrived and on calling Vodafone i’ve been told it is out of stock, with no ETA for my delivery. – hows that for good service!!!

    So i’ve spent the past 3 hours trying to cancel my order – this would allow me to go to my local store and pick one up (they have 3 in stock) – 3 hours – seriously!!!

    The order has finally been cancelled, but my number is still locked meaning i can’t go to the store. 

    To say i’m disappointed would be an understatement! The only person @ Vodafone who has been of any help has been the guy in the store – lesson learnt, next time i want to upgrade i’ll do it face to face, in my experience online/phone transactions are more trouble than their worth, and when you have problems you need to jump through hoops just to get to the right dept.

    /end rant.

  • tightscot

    I ordered this as an upgrade last week, and was promised by Vodafone that i’d receive it today. Perhaps unsurprisingly it hasn’t arrived and on calling Vodafone i’ve been told it is out of stock, with no ETA for my delivery. – hows that for good service!!!

    So i’ve spent the past 3 hours trying to cancel my order – this would allow me to go to my local store and pick one up (they have 3 in stock) – 3 hours – seriously!!!

    The order has finally been cancelled, but my number is still locked meaning i can’t go to the store. 

    To say i’m disappointed would be an understatement! The only person @ Vodafone who has been of any help has been the guy in the store – lesson learnt, next time i want to upgrade i’ll do it face to face, in my experience online/phone transactions are more trouble than their worth, and when you have problems you need to jump through hoops just to get to the right dept.

    /end rant.

  • I was lucky, I had intended to get it over the phone through Orange, but I was in Colchester and was about to drive to my office when I thought I would see if I could pick one up. Colchester said they weren’t getting any in to sell till tomorrow, thought I would try Chelmsford and as luck would have it they had them in.
    So stopped off and grabbed one, the first one of the day.
    Orange customer services were meant to call me today to take my order but never did. Just waiting for the free Xbox now :)

  • I was lucky, I had intended to get it over the phone through Orange, but I was in Colchester and was about to drive to my office when I thought I would see if I could pick one up. Colchester said they weren’t getting any in to sell till tomorrow, thought I would try Chelmsford and as luck would have it they had them in.
    So stopped off and grabbed one, the first one of the day.
    Orange customer services were meant to call me today to take my order but never did. Just waiting for the free Xbox now :)

  • Scot Cull

    Orange Customer service sucked on this … the product was in the retail shop, and on line but NOTHING on the “customer loyalty” line until I chased them (for the 4th time) at 12:45 …. and amazingly they have one on the way over to me for delivery tomorrow.
     
    HOWEVER, as for the “free” Xbox it will a) depend on whether they have any stock and b) judging by the vagueness of the operator I talked to the loyal customers may not get one …. watch this space
     
    However cannot wait to get the hand set and have a little play tomorrow

  • Scot Cull

    Orange Customer service sucked on this … the product was in the retail shop, and on line but NOTHING on the “customer loyalty” line until I chased them (for the 4th time) at 12:45 …. and amazingly they have one on the way over to me for delivery tomorrow.
     
    HOWEVER, as for the “free” Xbox it will a) depend on whether they have any stock and b) judging by the vagueness of the operator I talked to the loyal customers may not get one …. watch this space
     
    However cannot wait to get the hand set and have a little play tomorrow

  • tightscot

    seems to me like the best way to get a handset is to go into a store. There are just too many departments to deal with when calling, and they all have a different answer!

    I’m still waiting for my cancellation to take effect, at this point i can’t order anything from anywhere!

  • tightscot

    seems to me like the best way to get a handset is to go into a store. There are just too many departments to deal with when calling, and they all have a different answer!

    I’m still waiting for my cancellation to take effect, at this point i can’t order anything from anywhere!

  • Patch

    i too was a spv /M600 owerner and loved being different to the rest with
    custome ring tones and such. Since the iphone came out i have never looked back
    and with using apple macs made my life so much easier.

     

    No phone out since the orginal iphone has prompted me to change but seeing
    the new nokia and the windows interface which looks really good i find myself
    not ordering my new iphone 4s upgrade and instead going back to my
    roots..lol

     

    pat on the back nokia….
     

  • Patch

    i too was a spv /M600 owerner and loved being different to the rest with
    custome ring tones and such. Since the iphone came out i have never looked back
    and with using apple macs made my life so much easier.

     

    No phone out since the orginal iphone has prompted me to change but seeing
    the new nokia and the windows interface which looks really good i find myself
    not ordering my new iphone 4s upgrade and instead going back to my
    roots..lol

     

    pat on the back nokia….
     

  • Anonymous

    Had a play around with one at Westfield Stratford today and the hardware was über lovely. But having given Windows Phone a go, nice as it is it just isn’t for me. Still hoping that it, and Nokia, do very well though.

  • Anonymous

    Had a play around with one at Westfield Stratford today and the hardware was über lovely. But having given Windows Phone a go, nice as it is it just isn’t for me. Still hoping that it, and Nokia, do very well though.

  • Scot Cull

    OK got it … set up … and it rocks :-)

  • Scot Cull

    OK got it … set up … and it rocks :-)

  • tightscot

    finally got mine today from the local Vodafone store – superb service from the guy in store..

    This phone is quality, only had it for a couple of hours and so far i’m loving it :) Interface is super slick, phone feels very fast, synced with my exchange account, hotmail and Xbox with no dramas – it just works…. now where have i heard that before?!

    Only downside is the limited number of apps, but i knew that would always be the weakness and hopefully more will be developed as the uptake increases… fingers crossed.

  • tightscot

    finally got mine today from the local Vodafone store – superb service from the guy in store..

    This phone is quality, only had it for a couple of hours and so far i’m loving it :) Interface is super slick, phone feels very fast, synced with my exchange account, hotmail and Xbox with no dramas – it just works…. now where have i heard that before?!

    Only downside is the limited number of apps, but i knew that would always be the weakness and hopefully more will be developed as the uptake increases… fingers crossed.

  • Haydies

    I got one, it a seriously nice phone. I don’t miss my Desire at all, even with out apps the phone is so nice to use I am sure people will write apps soon. I’ll give it a bash :-)

  • Haydies

    I got one, it a seriously nice phone. I don’t miss my Desire at all, even with out apps the phone is so nice to use I am sure people will write apps soon. I’ll give it a bash :-)