robax:Litespeed: Ok, after a week with the Lumia 800, I've found a few issues which have me wondering if I should return it.
1. Photos all have a blue/green tinge to them. I gather the camera used to be great in earlier firmwares, but they have since mucked it up.
2. The AMOLED screen itself might have nice contrast and deep blacks, but turn it anything off dead centre and it turns green.
3. The compass doesn't work in the southern hemisphere which is an issue because I like to use it for bike rides and geocaching.
Check the images on your computer first. Your second point makes it sounds like your screen causes this. The image preview always go green just before it saves, but that doesn't mean they always turn out like that. The camera also has that pink blotch in the middle during preview and it compensates somewhat for that as well when it saves. The camera is not the best around, but I've had a year's worth of good snaps off it.
Looking at my screen, I see the whites go very slightly green when viewed off centre. However I've never seen a screen that didn't change tint, or contrast, or colour off-centre so it seems pretty normal. It definitely has much more contrast, brighter colours and wider viewing angles than the 920, which looks washed out in comparison... yet the reviewers all complain about the 800 and love the 920.. go figure. They both look good on their own in any case.
The compass doesn't work and I'm the guy who has had the video on YouTube, plus tickets in with Nokia about it for the past year. Of course, the very same day I get a Lumia 920, I find an app in the app store that fixes the issue on the 800. It's called compass fixer I think.
I must admit that I haven't spent time looking at the photos on my PC (I just kind of fire and forget). I will have a closer look tonight. If the green tinge is not in the actual output, then I can live with that.
I'm mostly annoyed about the whole compass issue. I've raised it with a few online places and while others report the same problem (and northern hemisphere people don't believe it), there's been absolutely no acknowledgement of it.