Summary: The Nokia Lumia 900's unique design and high-end features make Windows Phone look fantastic, and the $99 price is extremely fair. Despite some flaws, this is my favorite Windows Phone yet.
Pros: The Nokia Lumia 900's eye-popping unibody design sets a new direction for smartphone style. Its LTE speeds, vivid 4.3-inch screen, and 8-megapixel camera are high points.
Cons: Problems with call quality and minor design flaws like some gaps in the construction and weirdly placed buttons get in the way. The designer camera optics are good, but they don't live up to the hype. The phone shoots 720p video rather than 1080p video.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 900 is the most impressive Nokia Windows Phone to-date but it stills feels hampered by an OS that doesn't allow for much in the way of true power-user status. That said, it's got a cracking battery life, the finish is fantastic and we anyone looking for a big-screen, easy-use phone will like how it responds in the hand.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 900 looks big and bold in the hand but it's no more powerful than the Lumia 800 so Windows Phone fans are paying a premium for a larger screen and a front-facing camera. Microsoft's OS is easy to use but can feel slightly sterile and lacks apps. At this price, there are better Android and iOS phones.
Pros: Big bright display; Front-facing camera.
Cons: Not that different to the 800; Disappointing camera; Windows Phone lags behind Android and iOS for apps; No microSD card slot.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 900 is a beautiful and powerful smartphone. It has excellent hardware, is tough and reliable. Windows Phone 7.5 didn’t disappoint us. Several features are obviously “inspired” by the iOS present on Apple’s iPhone, which is not a problem for the user. Usage is easy and intuitive, and installing (and uninstalling) applications and games is also quite easy.
Compared to the
, the Lumia 900 has a few improvements.
Conclusion: If the Lumia 900 fails to gain traction in the U.S. market, it will pose a huge problem for Nokia and for Microsoft. It won’t signal the immediate end for either company in America, of course, but will leave both companies in a very difficult spot. Nokia’s Lumia 900 on AT&T is the total package in every sense of the term. It is a phone with gorgeous hardware that manages to be both classic and unique. It will launch alongside a massive marketing and advertising effort.
Pros: The overall user experience offered by the Nokia Lumia 900 is fantastic. This stems from Microsoft’s mobile platform which, despite being praised regularly by gadget reviewers, has failed to gain widespread adoption. Despite Microsoft’s muscle and support from several big-name vendors such as Samsung and HTC, Windows Phone has been ignored by end-users for the most part. In the United States, industry watchers tend to place a good deal of blame on carriers for Windows...
Cons: Considering Nokia’s pedigree, I was absolutely shocked the first time I used the camera on the Lumia 900. To put it plainly, as good as the hardware design is on the Lumia 900 is as bad as I found the camera to be. In a world that was once dominated by Nokia, the Finnish vendor’s competitors have made huge strides in recent years with regard to camera phones. Apple’s iPhone features one of the most impressive smartphone cameras on the market, and HTC just set the bar ...
Excerpt: There's a lot riding on the Nokia Lumia 900 . While Windows Phones until now have generally been capable if not outstanding devices, the Lumia 900 brings Microsoft 's mobile platform to a new level. Not only does it add a super-fast LTE connection from AT&T , but it'll also serve as a flagship device for Nokia and Microsoft, at least until Windows Phone 8 devices come later in the year. I've been using the Lumia 900 for the past week, and it's a great smartphone.
Nokia Lumia 900 is only something for Windows Fans say Reviews
19 August 2012
Excerpt: Walt Mossberg's verdict: "If you’re looking for a $100, high-end smartphone, or are a Windows Phone fan who has been waiting for better hardware, the Lumia 900 is worth considering. But the phone had just too many drawbacks in my tests to best its chief competitors." Joshua Topolsky loves the hardware design of the Lumia 900, but that is about it. This is not all Nokia's fault.