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, 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.
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.
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.
Very fast, unadulterated Android experience
Overall, the Google Nexus S 4G is a very good phone, if not a little late. If it were any other device we'd probably chide Sprint more for taking so long to pick it up, but it's more about what the Nexus S 4G represents than the actual handset itself. Having a second carrier offer a pure Google phone is only a good thing for consumers and for the Android platform. The smartphone itself is still pretty capable though.
If you love Android in its purest form, then the Google Nexus S is the phone for you. If you like it a little more feature rich, check out the HTC range. And (whisper it) if you're agnostic and can afford it, the Nexus S is still not an iPhone beater, so make sure you check out all your options first.
good quality speakers
Some people have been a bit disappointed with the Google Nexus S, pointing out that with dual core, high resolution smartphones around the corner, it doesn't really push the boat out far enough for what is supposed to be a flagship device, especially given its high launch price. And, this is certainly true to an extent: it is basically just a souped-up Samsung Galaxy S and lacks basics like a microSD slot.
the phone is slender, glossy slab of Samsung goodness.
We have a winner, and it's called the Nexus S by Samsung. No other smartphone with similar specs has achieved such an awesome battery life. No other smartphone has exhibited such a sleek and intuitive interface, courtesy of Android 2.3 Gingerbread. No other smartphone offers such a bare bones Google experience without all of the useless crap plastered within the mobile landscape today.
Crisp and colorful Super AMOLED display
In some ways the Nexus S 4G is behind the curve among $199 Android phones. It doesn't boast a dual-core processor or HD video recording. What this device brings to the table is an interface that's not cluttered with carrier apps and the ability to leverage new features as Google rolls them out. We also love how Netflix movies and TV shows look on the Super AMOLED screen, and that you can use your Sprint number as your Google Voice number.
With the iPhone 4, Apple again shows that it is a powerful player in the smartphone wars. It won't be for everyone, the call quality and reception remain sticking points, and AT&T remains a sticking point, but the handset's striking design, loaded feature set, and satisfying performance make it the best iPhone yet.
the iPhone 4 is svelte and has a premium feel.
The iPhone 4 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, in everything from the camera quality to data speeds. The iPhone 4 is a major upgrade from its predecessor, the iPhone 3GS, in everything from the camera quality to data speeds. The speedy HTC EVO 4G packs in some powerful specs and a variety of multimedia features into a stylish, minimalist design, but not everybody will get to enjoy one of its best features--4G connectivity.
Gorgeous looking phone
Some say the iPhone 4 is the best iPhone yet. I'm not so sure. It ought to be, and on paper it certainly is, but in the flesh it isn't. This is Apple's third iPhone design, yet it feels in some ways like its first. Fixes may come, but for now this is a phone that forces its users to like or lump its quirks.
You just didn't have to do that with the 3GS. You took it out of the box and it worked the way you expected it to.
Voice quality was quite good, even on long speaker-phone calls, and data performance over Wi-Fi was excellent.
Apple has built a beautiful smartphone that works well, adds impressive new features and is still, overall, the best device in its class.
All in all, the Samsung Omnia 7 is a very feature-rich smartphone, which also comes in a dandy casing. Its almost all-metal body exudes a premium feel, while the stylish looks automatically make it a tempting offer that can easily compete with the rest of the initial Windows Phone 7 squadron.
Plenty of features and has a stunning screen
The Samsung Omnia 7 is mostly a very nice handset. It's largely glass and metal construction looks good and feels sturdy, while it packs in plenty of features and has a stunning screen for viewing video and playing games. However, the hardware lacks a certain something in design and is incredibly slippery.
The Omnia 7 produces still photos with good colour reproduction, excellent detail and minimal noise.
A fantastic-looking Windows-based smartphone we'd be proud to pull out our jacket pocket, the Samsung Omnia 7 shows just how good photos and videos can appear. Although it's slightly larger than we'd like, it's only the underwhelming camera that prevented us awarding the Samsung the crown in this category.
We've already mentioned that the loudspeaker's pretty good, but of course, users aren't expected to blast out music wherever they go.
Well, we've done our gushing, and it's obvious that we're in love with Samsung's Omnia 7. Simply put, this phone's got all the right hardware to qualify as a brilliant multimedia device in today's standard, plus its form factor feels great in our hands.
Super fast and responsive
The Samsung Focus is a winner in just about every category. Though it's a bit bigger than I personally would like (I prefer more pocketable phones over those with ginormous cinema-quality displays), I do like just about everything about it.The display is truly gorgeous, the phone is fast and responsive to my every whim, and the battery life is great.
Large Super AMOLED touchscreen
The Samsung Omnia 7 is a great looking handset with a decent camera and a large Super AMOLED touchscreen. It's easy to use, websites, pictures and maps look great and the overall experience is a very slick and polished one. On the other hand, because of Microsoft's high minimum specifications for Windows Phone 7 phones, there's not much on offer here that's different from similar devices.
Great screen, 1Ghz processor and decent camera
With a great screen, 1Ghz processor and decent camera the Samsung Omnia 7 is a good handset to showcase Windows Phone 7. Altoough it's not perfect it's a bit bland to look at and the camera isn't as good as we expected, however the intuitive interface makes it very enjoyable to use. We love Xbox integration and the Marketplace has more in common with the Apple App Store, than the haphazard Android Market. At the moment, game and choice is limited, although this should grow.
Usable physical portrait keyboard
First and foremost, the Dell Venue Pro is one of the most beautifully designed smartphones in recent memory as its unique looking industrial design radiates a sense of polish at every angle. However, its overall performance is mediocre at best in specific categories like battery life, camera quality, and calling quality and not to mention the gleaming issue we witnessed with signal bars dramatically dropping.
Brilliant Super AMOLED display
It's safe to say that the $99 Dell Venue Pro is the company's best smart phone yet from a design standpoint. While hefty, the solid and luxuriously built hardware--and especially the AMOLED screen--nicely complements the highly polished (but still somewhat shallow) Windows Phone 7 OS.
good-looking, sturdily built handset
Dell's Venue Pro is a very well-built Windows Phone 7 handset with a gorgeous 4.1in AmoLED screen and a useful qwerty keypad. Although Windows Phone 7 has work to do to take on Apple's iOS and Google Android, the Dell puts up a very good fight in favour of Microsoft's platform. Battery life could be better, however, the internal memory is restricted to 8GB, you must use Zune to sync media, and some might say this bulky handset is just a little too large.
A bright, clear capacitive touchscreen
We like our phones to have some weight behind them, but if you like your phones light, you may find the Venue Pro a bit too much for your pocket. If you're undecided between the vertical Venue Pro and the horizontal HTC 7 Pro, it will hinge on which style you find more comfortable typing on- there's not much else to differentiate between the two.
There aren't a lot of reviews that would rank a smartphone as 'Excellent' but the Dell Venue Pro has all the right parts to push it to that level. The phone, when seen in person is just absolutely beautiful. The 4.1 inch screen is one of the larger displays to be added onto a smartphone and the portrait sliding QWERTY keyboard is a fantastic addition. Though it does add a bit of bulk, it slides out with a snap and this motion can get quite addictive.
Full QWERTY keyboard
We loved the latest incarnation of Windows Phone 7 when it was introduced in October last year on a selection of handsets. With the Venue Pro Dell has created one of the most interesting phones, combining a touchscreen with a full QWERTY keyboard.ThereÃ¢??s no getting away from the fact that this is a chunky handset, at 15mm deep it's far from pocket friendly. The chrome trim is unfortunately plastic and gives it an old-fashioned feel.
Symbian Belle is the most visually pleasing and easy to use Symbian to date
Having a more visible screen outdoors than other smartphones is a very tangible differentiating factor for the Nokia 701, but the handset has some other tricks to show. It is solidly built and features the best-looking Symbian to date in its Belle edition.
Excellent build quality
The 701 is a sturdy device made of premium materials. The IPS LCD is impressive, and its sunlight legibility is unmatched. It scores over competitors with top-notch GPS navigation and superb battery performance. NFC, an FM transmitter, and TV-Out are a yet another bunch of handy features. Moreover, with Belle, Symbian can now stand against other modern operating systems.
The Nokia 701 is available for a retail price of Rs. 16,590 which is a great bargain for a phone with such great features. There are a lot of other Android-counterparts. Some have bigger screens, some have great features. However, the 701 has one thing the others don't a huge fanbase in India. At least until the future releases (Nokia Lumia 800 and Lumia 710), this is the Nokia phone to buy if you were looking out for one.
8 GB of internal storage
The Nokia 701 is moderately priced at Rs 16,700. If you're not too fond of the Android experience and find Apple products way too expensive, the Symbian Belle OS is definitely a good alternative. It has a few extremely minor issues here and there as mentioned in the review above, but it's absolutely at par with the other smartphones out in the market. The only noticeable problem for Symbian right now is the app store; it's dwarfed in comparison to the Android and Apple markets.
The iPad 2 remains the tablet to beat, even though its improvements represent just a satisfying aesthetic and spec evolution over its predecessor. Aggressive pricing and enhanced functionality make the Asus Eee Pad Transformer an attractive choice. With a few software tweaks and an appealing price, Samsungâ?? s Wi-Fi-only Galaxy Tab should appeal to anyone who wants a 7-inch Android tablet with no pesky service contracts attached.
This is accompanied by a front VGA (640 x 480 pixel) camera for two-way video calling, so the iPhone 4 isn't the only new handset with video calling.
The Nokia 6700 Slide is a very nicely designed, small format, slider handset. The front buttons are either large or constructed so as to be easy to hit, so that the keypad is hardly ever needed.
An affordable candybar phone with an excellent battery life, the Nokia 6700 offers a good choice of features including FM radio, a voice recorder and built-in GPS. The HSDPA phone supports downlinks to 10Mbps and uplinks of 2Mbps. The Nokia browser doesn't provide the best browsing experience but Opera Mini is pre-installed and is more enjoyable.
However the slide mechanism is pleasant enough and the phone sits nicely in the hand, although the keyboard could be a little big bigger for faster finger flicks when texting and the like.
Overall, this is a phone that might appeal to those that just want a simple phone, but we can't see why you'd have it over the classier and more stylish Nokia 6700 Classic.
The headphones plug in to the micro-USB socket, which is a fantastic change from the huge, breakable, proprietary socket that's often found on Nokia phones.
The 6700 Slide looks like a smartphone for the masses, with a good mix of technology you'll probably use and expensive tech you might not find you'll need. The 6700 Slide looks like a smartphone for the masses, with a good mix of technology you'll probably use and expensive tech you might not find you'll need.The 6700 Slide looks like a smartphone for the masses, with a good mix of technology you'll probably use and expensive tech you might not find you'll need.
The Nokia 6700 classic performs really well as being a phone as well – in-call quality is really good, voices sound loud, clear and realistic on either end of the line.
Alongside of the Nokia 6300, the Nokia 6700 classic features an overall design that's been streamlined and made even neater. It feels somewhat bulky, but we can live with that, because it's not every day that you can see such a high quality of workmanship. The Nokia 6700 classic performs really well as being a phone as well in-call quality is really good, voices sound loud, clear and realistic on either end of the line
excellent MP3 player
The only thing that might impress a consumer is the phone's metal casing. It is true that you pay a small price for what the phone has to offer, but there are other alternatives within the same price range that offer much more than the 6700 slide, such as the E5 or the C5.
On paper, the Motorola Flipout shouldn't work. Its rotating slideout keyboard design results in a small screen but not a particularly small phone, while its processor is a bit slow. Overall it smacks of a concept taken too far. However, Motorola has done the best it can with the idea, producing a phone that's very well made, has a great keyboard and wants for little in the way of features. It's also available for a great price.
Motorola has tried something different with the Flipout Android smartphone, but the end result is a clunky-feeling handset that is awkward to use. The Flipout is relatively cheap, but its display has a low resolution and an odd aspect ratio. There are much better alternatives on the market for a similar price.
You'll hear a faint knocking sound as you enter letters at a varying pitch, which we found reassuring.
These days, smart phone shoppers have a lot of good choices in the $199 price range, even just on AT&T. So it means something when we say the Samsung Focus is among the top three devices in the carrier's lineup. Its Super AMOLED display is a brilliant showpiece for the new Windows Phone 7 OS and all of the entertainment options Microsoft brings to the table.
The Focus includes a 720p camcorder and it gives a fairly good videos which looks really nice on the AMOLED screen.
There are many phones in this price range but Samsung Focus has made its own place in top. Its AMOLED clear display and Windows Phone 7 Operating System with many fun applications entertains the user and only complaints are the 8GB memory space which is inadequate and its build quality is not so good. Many people might prefer the Focusâ?? s display and battery life. The iPhone 4 is a great choice for AT&T but we expect Focus to reach its level one day. The Focus â??
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