The Nokia Lumia 800 has received praise in reviews from many different venues and Nokia can now add a new piece of hardware to the shelf, the Editors Choice Award. At the 2011 What Mobile awards, the Lumia took home the Editors Choice award and the Samsung Galaxy SII took the mobile of the year award.
It was reported across the web that the Lumia 800 took the Mobile of the Year award but in fact, it took the Editors Choice award. Both the Lumia 800 and the Galaxy SII are worthy of their respective awards as both devices have received high marks in nearly all aspects when the devices were reviewed.
For Nokia and Microsoft, the Lumia 800 being selected as the Editors Choice will help bump the image of Windows Phone and give Nokia hardware more exposure. This is critical as Microsoft and Nokia are going all in on Windows Phone and the platform, so far, has been the underdog despite being well received by those who use the platform.
The Samsung Galaxy SII is no surprise either as it has been often referred to as the device to beat in all segments, including Apple's iPhone.