Nokia Lumia 800 is rugged, survives drop test & more

By Posted 19 Dec 2011, 23:58

Back in early 2007 I was due an upgrade and as Android was still a pipe dream and the original iPhone hadn’t even been announced I opted for the Nokia N95. I had this phone 3 days before cracking the screen and then after having it repaired I had to ‘wrap it in cotton wool’ until I was due an upgrade the next year to ensure I didn’t break it again. Now whenever I buy a smartphone I take ruggedness quite seriously – so how does the Nokia Lumia 800 cope with a mistreatment? We have a great video for you to check out.

If you scroll down to the bottom of this page you can see a video where the Lumia 800 is the subject of some pretty rigorous testing. You get to see a key being scratched across the beautiful 3.7-inch AMOLED display, it is also scraped across a masonry wall and dropped multiple times, despite all this not only does the smartphone still work, but it also seems to stay free from bumps and scratches.

The display is rugged thanks to the curved gorilla glass display, however the fact that the Lumia 800 can survive multiple drops is testament to Nokia’s great build quality and the great decision which the design team made when choosing a solid plastic unibody design.

We really think Nokia has stepped up to the plate with the Lumia 800, not only is it physically sound but the decision to scrap Sybmian in favor of Windows Phone 7 was a great one in our opinion. There have been mixed reports when it comes to sales figures, however the fact that lots of carriers have backed this smartphone suggests that this release will be seen as much more of a success than last year’s Nokia N8 release – what do you think?

Are you impressed by the ruggedness of the Lumia 800?

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  • Gerry Davies63

    love the phone ,dropped out of knee pocket and shattered screen

  • John88

    Watched the video on my Lumia 800 with shattered screen after 1 drop alot less severe than shown

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