The Lumia 800 runs the latest version of Windows Phone (WP) and is really a pleasure to use. If you're used or using an iOS or Android device, WP would come as a breath of fresh air over the old staid rows and pages of icons that you get to see. But since we've covered the features of WP before, this review will only take a look at the Lumia's specific hardware.
The Lumia 800 has a 3.7” ClearBlack AMOLED capacitative multitouch screen with Gorilla Glass that makes it completely scratch proof. The curved AMOLED screen makes the 800x480 resolution really shine through and looks gorgeous. Just below the screen are the 3 capacitative touch buttons for Back, Home and Search. One of the small issues I had with the buttons was that they are placed too close to the screen with no discernible difference about where they start. All the other metallic buttons are on the right side – the volume rocker, power/lock and camera. The camera button allows you to not just wake the phone when on standby but even takes you directly to the camera even if the phone has a screen lock – a feature that Apple copied into its latest iOS5. The 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lenses make for a really powerful and nice camera which also shoots 720p video.
On top are the micro-SIM and micro-USB slots along with the 3.5mm headphone jack. Another issue here is the plastic cover of the micro-USB slot. It's extremely flimsy and the charging cable managed to bend it when plugged in. You will need to be really careful when using the cover.