There is, quite simply, no better Windows Phone smartphone on the market than the Nokia Lumia 800. It features wonderful hardware in terms of both design and quality, and Microsoft's operating system runs more smoothly on the Lumia than on any other Windows Phone to date. This phone is a flat out winner, and a great alternative for those that wish to rise above the flood of iPhones and Android smartphones that we wade through daily.
Solid, stylized design
And so it begins, Nokia's partnership with Microsoft has reached fruition and the first taste is in our hands. Bearing in mind how quickly Nokia got this to market, the custom Nokia Apps they pulled out of the bag and the reformatting of MeeGo hardware to fit a Windows Phone platform, we can do little but commend. The Nokia Lumia 800 sports a beautiful screen, slick design and promising OS only made more attractive by the inclusion of Nokia Maps, Drive and Music.
Although we had our doubts during initial familiarisation with the Nokia WP7 environment, the transition from the Symbian environment will be much less painful than expected for those still entranced by the Nokia brand. In less than 48 hours we went from wanting to return to our old phones to not wanting to let go of this one. After four months with the Nokia Lumia 800 we still don't want to let it go, although we have had to accept some of its negatives to make the most of its positives.
The Nokia Lumia 800 is a well built and handsome handset with a solid set of features. However, its combination of mediocre specs and mostly standard implementation of Windows Phone certainly doesn't catapult it above the competition. It's definitely one of the better Windows Phones, and the Nokia exclusives like Nokia Drive and Mix Radio have the potential to be great features, but considering the fanfare, we're a bit underwhelmed.
Comfort is quite good
As much a fashion accessory as it is a headset, Nokia's BH-800 mono Bluetooth headset puts on a good show despite its compact size. Its mediocre range and average battery life are likely both consequences of its design, while the rubber-encircled speaker insert is less so; still, comfort is quite good once the initial (and cumbersome) adaptation has been carried out, and the headset's easily-distinguished keys and good quality further contribute to a positive overall impression.
Sturdy and sleek construction, with a vivid display
The Nokia Lumia 800 is probably Nokia's best smartphone so far. It has a sturdy and sleek construction, with a vivid display, paired with refreshing software from Microsoft. If you are just upgrading to a smartphone or you have one of Nokia's Symbian devices, then the Lumia 800 is a stellar upgrade: it's fast, easy to use and it looks great.
Sturdy, elegant design
The Nokia Lumia 800 is probably Nokia's best smartphone so far. It has a sturdy and sleek construction plus a vivid display, paired with refreshing software from Microsoft. If you are just moving up to a smartphone, or if you have one of Nokia's Symbian devices, the Lumia 800 is a stellar upgrade: It's fast, it's easy to use, and it looks great.
The mid-end price point coupled with the simplistic Windows Phone OS and the unibody chassis of Nokia N9 is definitely a good buy. The Nokia Lumia 800 definitely is a great choice to include to your to -buy list.
However, the drawback will be the limited applications available for Windows Phone (for now) and the absence of mass storage. Overall, you will find it a pretty decent partner to go with, especially when it is priced at RM1650.
Good battery life
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail, although not a high-end smartphone, is certainly a solid option for the Boost Mobile customer looking to upgrade their handset. It benefits from the full Android ecosystem, as well as Sprint's nationwide 3G network for solid data capabilities. The build quality is very nice, and there is abundant use of soft-touch rubber on the phone's body to provide extra grip.
With a $180 price tag, you'll get the Prevail for a song given what you'll otherwise pay for a smartphone off-contract (upwards of $500, usually). Along with the affordable $50 monthly unlimited data plan, we were inclined not to be snobbish about the details -- a plastic finish here, a lower-resolution camera there. But we just can't excuse a touchscreen so finicky that we were constantly selecting the wrong link, email, or map destination, and even making mistakes in games.
Nice little design
Overall the Samsung Galaxy Prevail is a great little addition to Boost Mobile's line up and a great entry level smartphone for customers looking for a cheap smartphone. Like the LG Optimus C, it is a bit late to the market, and with no real differentiators, it can quickly get lost in the pack. In Boost Mobile's line up, the Galaxy Prevail comes off as a strong contender, but with the rise of cheaper smartphones on national carriers, the Prevail loses its advantage.
The Samsung Galaxy Prevail is a unique elegant device with a reasonable price. It has an acceptable HVGA resolution. The 2MP camera is quite good that produced better images than expected. The Prevail takes over the top spot as the Boost Mobile's best smart phone. It may not be as advanced as a dual core 4G phone, but this handset deserves the Galaxy name and one would wish to own this phone.
The back is rounded and feels comfy in your hand, plus it sports a matt finish that is relatively good at what itÂ´s supposed to do, i.e. prevent the phone from accidentally slip out of your hand.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 is a well made cell phone with great build quality. The plastics it's made from appears proper and robust. The chrome framing is an enjoyable counterpoint and lends color to the overall design. Those of you with keen interest in the exact impression they make will be happy to find out that the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 will indeed attract the attention of people around you...
Despite its beefy processor, the X10 stuttered through a few menus.
The Xperia X10 impresses with a slick design and hefty specs, but its lack of multitouch and its adoption of an outdated version of the Android OS prevent it from challenging other high-end Android phones for best in show. The Xperia X10 impresses with a slick design and hefty specs, but its lack of multitouch and its adoption of an outdated version of the Android OS prevent it from challenging other high-end Android phones for best in show.
As youâ€™d expect from a phone with a 1GHz processor, the Xperia is a fast phone, even with pre-release firmware.
The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10a is undeniably a solid high end Android phone. It's great looking, well made and the specs are positively top notch. The camera handily beats the Nexus One and the Samsung Captivate. Our review unit had stronger cell reception than the Nexus One and similar reception as the Captivate. But the Samsung Captivate is the brighter shining star: it has a newer version of the Android OS, it's faster, it has that fantastic Super AMOLED display and it's thinner.
Camera, big screen is great for watching videos
Packed with the tech specs to make it look good on paper, unfortunately the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 doesn't measure against its lesser-specced rivals. Unless the X10 can plug some of these holes, we can't promise that the X10 will deliver an experience on par with the rest of the pack
I spent some hands-on time with this device at a recent Sony Ericsson event in New York, and this phone is indeed very impressive.
The Xperia X10 is Sony Ericsson's best mobile phone to date, though not the best Android-based phone on the market.
If Internet communication (especially social networking) and multimedia capabilities are features you primarily look for in a mobile phone, you will be more than satisfied. However, if you want other functions like multi-touch, look elsewhere.
Overall, its speed, and notably its screen, will likely satisfy many users.
Scratch resistant touch screen
Sony Ericsson XPERIA X10 Mini is a great combination of being small yet powerful. In fact, this is one of the best mobile phones that have arrived in the recent times. The handset called XPERIA X10 Mini is so light weight that you can use it, play with it, and pocket in comfortably. The other phones with somewhat similar specifications are bulky and big, which is not the case with XPERIA X10 Mini. In fact, Sony Ericsson has announced two strikingly similar mobile phones in this range.
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