– Nokia 800 Tough is more or less a dumb phone, but is it as tough a mother fucker, as Nokia claims? See our not so normal review of Nokia 800 Tough, with pros and cons plus some alternatives. [clock Ticking] Normally I go through features like display, camera, antenna quality, battery life, gaming experience and so on, when I review phones.
But, I won’t do that with the Nokia 800 Tough. Not as thoroughly at least. Nokia 800 Tough, is basically a dumb phone, but as the name suggests, Nokia also claims it’s a tough phone. Nokia 800 Tough is 16mm thick, so it’s pretty thick for a phone.
This is mainly because of the extra protection. Nokia says it can be dropped from 1.8 meters on concrete without breaking it. I, of course, will challenge that and then some, in a few seconds. It features an IP 68 rating for dust and water protection, nothing exciting about that, but it can also handle minus 20 degrees and plus 50 degrees and survive, according to Nokia.
I’m gonna test that as well. First I tested how well it handles extreme temperatures. I put it in a box with water in the fridge, where it turned into a nice ice cube. The water was ice cold, so it took around two hours for it to turn into this.
As I dug it out of the ice, I feared for how well it would work, but it turned out just fine. Fully functional. It was also fully functional after we put it in the dish washer. 50 Degrees for more than 20 minutes.
No problem. Now we wanted to drive things over it. First, a big bike with me sitting on it. Then a car with two people in it. Three times we drove over it, it was still working like a new phone. Nokia says the phone can be dropped from 1.
8 meters on concrete without being damaged. Yes it can, but I also dropped it more than 10 times from five to six meters high. It got some scratches, but still looking fine and still working as a brand new phone.
Nokia 800 Tough is also a phone, not a good one, of course, compared to smart phones, but still. The display is 2.4 in spec with 320 x 240 pixels. Even a decade ago, that was pretty bad. The user interface is built on KaiOS, which sort of gives a smart phone experience, if we are kind hearted, with access to Whatsapp, Facebook and Google Maps.
But, the UIS, very old-fashioned and not user friendly. You have to scroll a lot to read the different features on the phone. You can use Google Assistance to activate features and that is actually pretty neat on a phone like this.
The flashlight is nice to have so is the headphone jack. The battery life is impressive with 43 days standby time. The antenna quality seems all right, but is not better than on many other smart phones.
There are a few tough phones on the market just like this. Here are three of the best alternatives to Nokia 800 Tough. You don’t buy Nokia 800 Tough because you want advanced features, you buy it because you want a phone that can handle extreme treatment.
It can handle extreme temperatures, both cold and warm. I dropped it more than 10 times from five, six meters high, we even drove it over with a car and it’s still working. There are a few scratches on the phone, but it’s actually working like it should.
It’s working like a normal phone after all this heavy and bad treatment. So, Nokia 800 Tough? Yes, you are indeed tough. Did you like this video? Then subscribe to our channel and don’t miss out on future videos like this.
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