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Nokia Lumia 800 unboxing

We went hands-on at Nokia World but now we've got a Lumia 800 to call our own

Look what’s arrived at Stuff’s secret lair – the Windows Phone Mango flavoured Nokia Lumia 800, fresh from our hands-on meeting at the Nokia World launch. Our lunch went flying in unsuspecting Stuff employees’ faces as we rushed to discard the box and take a closer look.

The handset we played with at Nokia World was a baby blue, single piece of polycarbonate and this time Nokia’s thrown us a model in a moody matte black. But we’re impressed by the same compact, robust-looking build and 3.7in 800×480 Gorilla Glass AMOLED screen. Being skinny isn’t everything and the Lumia 800 felt as sturdy as the iPhone 4 in our hands.

Colourful games, apps and menu tiles are all up in your face on the screen, thanks to Windows Phone Mango’s gloriously zoomed-in interface, and on our first play, the 1.4Ghz single-core processor (with 512MB of RAM and 16GB of storage) handled our every whim.

The Lumia 800 comes bundled with a pair of Nokia in-ears – but you’ll have to pay extra for the Monster Purity HD stereo earphones that were also launched at Nokia World.

Ports-wise, you’ll find the micro SIM slot and micro USB port hidden away on the top side with a dedicated camera button, power and volume controls on the right hand side.

So, unboxing excitement satisfied, we’re going to stuff Nokia’s first Mango handset straight back in its box to send to our gadget torture – er, we mean testing – labs for a full review.

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Dan is Editor-in-chief of Stuff, working across the magazine and the Stuff.tv website.  Our Editor-in-Chief is a regular at tech shows such as CES in Las Vegas, IFA in Berlin and Mobile World Congress in Barcelona as well as at other launches and events. He has been a CES Innovation Awards judge. Dan is completely platform agnostic and very at home using and writing about Windows, macOS, Android and iOS/iPadOS plus lots and lots of gadgets including audio and smart home gear, laptops and smartphones. He's also been interviewed and quoted in a wide variety of places including The Sun, BBC World Service, BBC News Online, BBC Radio 5Live, BBC Radio 4, Sky News Radio and BBC Local Radio.

Areas of expertise

Computing, mobile, audio, smart home

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