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Nokia Lumia 800 is rugged, survives drop test & more

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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Written by Jamie Pert

Jamie has a background in computer repairs and maintenance along with network administration, he now enjoys utilizing the benefits of new technologies and enjoys writing about anything that brings new technology to the world.

He began writing for Product Reviews in mid 2009 and has since expanded his knowledge across a wide-base of devices, he is looking to get more hands-on experience with new devices to gain a better understanding of the latest and greatest technologies.

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