Disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800 – Detailed Review on Problems Faced

If you own a Nokia Lumia 800, you might have faced a  problem with the zero battery and annoying volume issues. We  never knew how to deal with these kind of problems, so the only thing we do is to take it to a customer care service. Usually they will make you to wait for 20days, which is a lot of time to be without a phone. I myself was using Nokia Lumia 800 from past 5 months, and  I found to be very annoying. I had few problems with the settings navigation, which are not at all user friendly. Until you explore the phone completely, you will never know what exactly the phone is offering you. You will miss a lot of common options in your phone, where a user will surely look into.  We will discuss few disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800 in the below post.

Battery Problem with Nokia Lumia 800:

This is one of the biggest disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800, the battery automatically drains to 0% in just 3-4hrs of usage. This is a software manufacture problem, where Nokia has offered people to  exchange their phones. Nokia has announced a statement saying, “People who have low battery problems with the Nokia Lumia 800, can replace their phones with a new Nokia Lumia 800. And if you don’t want to replace your phone, you can update it with  a simple software release.”  Before applying for a replacement, you have to check whether your phone falls under that category or not. To do that, you have to just follow these simple steps given below.

Step 1: Charge your phone completely.
Step 2: Go to dial screen and type ##634# to open Diagnostics options.
Step 3: Scroll down to Battery Status and click on it to find Full Charge Capacity.
Step 4: Check whether the Full Charge Capacity is below 1000 mAh, If so, you can get a replacement.
Step 5: If you don’t want to exchange your phone, you can update your phone via Zune application.

Usually the Full Charge Capacity will be above 1500mAh, and if you ever felt you battery backup is way to less, then you can surely check this option and replace your phone.

Disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800

Press release from Nokia to replace Lumia 800 phones.

Volume Problem with Nokia Lumia 800:

Not everyone will experience this annoying volume problem in Nokia Lumia 800. May it be the low volume problem, or the annoying game (volume) applications problem, you will be very much annoyed with this issue. According to few users, the audio volume issue has arrived when they play games on Lumia 800, where a loud ringer volume will occur at the first second of a call. Nokia has finally released a new firmware update to fix this problem.

This firmware update  is 1600.2487.8107.12072, which rolled out few Nokia Lumia 800 phones (some areas). You can also apply a manually update  by downloading the WP Update Cab Sender PR 12 1600.2487.8107.12072 file. Just Unzip the Folder and copy the firmware to the same folder. Connect your phone and wait until Zune starts automatically. Next run the updater (check in the folder you just downloaded) and press S or B, you might observe that your phone will restart a couple of times. Don’t ever disconnect or unplug the phone until the process is completed. This will fix the issue of volume problem in Nokia Lumia 800. And if you are facing any problems with your phone camera, then update the software to 12072. This will update the camera app with auto-detection of 50-60Hz and improve charge detection.

Nokia Lumia 800 Freezes or Hangs Frequently:

This is another major issue with Nokia Lumia 800. Your phone will  hang all of the sudden, and you never knew what to do next. This issue is frequently seen in all Nokia Lumia phones (Windows Phones). The best solution to this problem is to reboot the phone. If you are unable to restart your phone, then just hold the power button for 10-20 seconds until it reboots. If this didn’t work, then try holding both Power + Camera button for 10-20 seconds. To avoid this problem, you have to frequently update your phone. There are few other software updates, which can fix this freezing screen problem. The best way to keep your phone updated is to check via Zune Application.

These are the major issues with Nokia Lumia 800. Apart from these issues, there are few other disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800. It has been a slight disappointment to the Nokia fans, as there were a lot complaints on phone accessibility. People complaint about the basic needs which they are missing in Nokia Lumia phones. Few of them are,

Disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800:

How to connect Nokia Lumia 800 to PC and transfer files?

Lumia 800 doesn’t support a plug and play option. You have to install an application called Zune. Zune will allow you to transfer Audio, Video and Pictures. Whereas if you wanted to transfer any documents or PDF files in Nokia Lumia 800, you have to either use Skydrive or Save the files via mail.

Is there a Phone to Phone Bluetooth option in Nokia Lumia 800?

Nope, there is no Phone to Phone Bluetooth option in this phone. You cannot connect to any other phone from your Windows Phone. Usually all windows phones are the same. Most of the Windows Phones doesn’t support a Phone to Phone Bluetooth option. The only way to transfer your files is, either send via mails, or connect to a PC.

How can I delete all the text messages at a time in Nokia Lumia 800?

To be frank, I never found any option where i can delete all the messages at a time. You can’t select more than one message at a time, to delete them from the Inbox. So if you want to delete 10 messages, you have delete each and every message separately. This is very annoying when you have frequent Facebook updates or messaging a group of friends at a time. We cannot spend whole time on deleting each and every single message from the Inbox right?

Why applications are categorized in an alphabetical order?

This is the most annoying problem in Nokia Lumia 800. If you install more applications in your phone, the applications are automatically categorized into an alphabetical order. Well, i don’t consider this is a major problem, but is surely a disadvantage for a normal user. Every time when you wanted to open any application, you have to search it according to its alphabetical order. There is no such option where you can remove this alphabetical order list. Also there is no menu to keep your apps organized. You can only pin them in the start menu, which is not that great option to adjust with.

Few Typical Disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800:

There are few other disadvantages with Nokia Lumia 800, which cannot be changed with an update. I will mention few other problems you will face in Nokia Lumia 800.

1) You won’t find any cut, copy, paste option in the dialer screen. So when ever if you want to copy and paste a number from a message or mail, you cannot do it. So you have to note that number somewhere and then type it again in the dialer screen. This is really annoying when you have to do it regularly.

2) If you wanted to delete any previous messages in your Inbox, you have to delete the whole thread of the messages. Which means, you will even delete your previous messages in that thread. How annoying is this?

3) If you ever wanted to sync your Facebook, Linkedin and Gmail accounts, you should be ready to import each and every single contact from your lists. You cannot segregate your accounts list according to the groups set in Facebook and Gmail. So each and every contact will be automatically synchronized. This will be really annoying when you search a contact in your phone book. Good that you can link similar contacts in your Hotmail account as a single user.

4) You cannot set your own themes, skins or addons. You have to adjust with the default colors and themes, even after spending a lot of money on your phone. You cant set your own mp3 ringtone in Nokia Lumia 800.

If we keep talking about the issues in Nokia Lumia 800, the list will never end. Fortunately, all the major problems can easily be solved with a simple update. But the default problems can never be taken care of. Let’s hope for the best in Nokia Lumia 920 and 820 which will be out in the stores by November 2012. If you have any issues with your Nokia Lumia 800, please feel free to share with us.

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