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HI im looking for a new phone as im fed up with my laggy samsung tocco lite.

Im looking to get a smartphone on about a £20 /month contract and the lumia fits the bill. Could anyone tell me if its a good phone or if theres anything I should know about it. I would mainly use it for messaging, social networking and some games occasionally.

Anyone got any other suggestions? I was thinking galaxy S II but its £100 up front over just £50 for the lumia.
    
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Nokia? These days? Uhm seriously?
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The only reason why I didn't pull the trigger on this phone was no front camera.
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The phone is excellent,i have one,and god it make sthe iphone look like outdated.

Very fast and fluid,has all the applications i need that are in iphone,gorgeous scree,great quality pictures and video, 100% easy to user UI,super quality construction,Gorilla Glass, Greta battery life etc etc

Nokia Certainly has stepped up with this phone.
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The Lumia series is revered for its design as well as Windows Phone which has a superior social network integration than does iOS and Android. You can't really go wrong with it unless you are a power user. However, there are some nice hacks that you can get a hold of that unlocks extra functionality.

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The physical appearance of the Nokia Lumia 800 is a dream to observe and handle, with its smooth curves fitting snugly to the hand both with and without the protective case provided in the purchase packaging.

That said, if you're used to handling the current crop of super slim handsets doing the rounds in today's phone shops, you can't help but feel the Lumia 800 is a little on the chunky side, even compared to the iPhone 4S thanks to it being around 10 per cent thicker.

However, that's not to say it isn't an attractive device, with its large 3.7-inch AMOLED screen pushed to the sides of the chassis and a cool curved polycarbonate shell gives the phone a very premium feel indeed.
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Verdict

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.

Whereas the start screen tiles initially felt a little unwieldy and wasteful of the display real estate, the reasoning behind the UI styling soon became apparent so that we realised it is all about simplicity and intuitiveness.

Start screen icons are large to minimise the chances of incorrect icon selection. The phone dial pad screen only has what it really needs to make a call. The alphabetical apps list is the easiest way to find apps, since we all know our A-Z.

We did note a number of issues with the review device, and while many have been rectified by software updates, some remained. The biggest stumbling block of these is the poor video capture and lack of zoom during recording, for which Nokia has promised a future Camera update.

The result of our time with the Nokia Lumia 800 has left us wanting more. The big question you have to ask is: do you buy the Nokia Lumia 800 with WP Mango installed or do you wait to see what devices Nokia releases on the next and Nokia-influenced Windows Phone 8 devices late this year?

We can't look at the phone as just a list of specs. It's the best Windows Phone device out there, but there is room for improvement. We said the same thing with the last crop of WP devices, and while we're happy to wait a little longer, we hope that we start seeing some Microsoft-fuelled superphones in the near future.

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Ok should I get the lumia or the sony xperia S (Note its the xperia s not to be confused with the xperia arc s) they are about the same price.
    
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My vote goes for the Xperia S. Nokia keeps changing the OS like panties, I'd not just go with that.
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Ok should I get the lumia or the sony xperia S (Note its the xperia s not to be confused with the xperia arc s) they are about the same price.
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My vote goes for the Xperia S. Nokia keeps changing the OS like panties, I'd not just go with that.

At least Nokia still supports every one of them. To this day, updates are still rolling out, and likely still being made. New handsets for the "dead" Symbian are still being made, new technologies (41MP sensor - it's a massive physical sensor, so don't doubt the claim) are still being pushed.

As for Xperia...


IMO, if you want, get the Xperia S. Just note, it's being panned in reviews for some inconsistancies in ergonomics (weight balance, headphone jack placement, etc) and the price has been dropping madly since it first showed up in preorders. Never a good sign, IMO, since it doesn't happen this quickly for good products.

Also, it's using last gen parts internally. For a WP7 device, that's fine. For an Android device, not so fine.
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I'd go for a WP7 Nokia device over a non-nexus Android device. At least you know it'll be updated.
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Ended up ordering the Xperia S as I got a pretty good deal on it, ill share my thoughts when it arrives.
    
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