Conclusion: Do we like the Lumia 900? Yes. A lot. It's lovely. It's solid and reassuring, its screen is bold and deep, and it's usable one handed. Demure, subtle and fluid however it isn't - those are qualities of the Lumia 800. That the designs feel so different despite sharing an aesthetic is in a way a good thing, adding variance between two devices with a lot of overlap.
Pros: Large AMOLED display, Fantastic Nokia apps, Smooth, attractive interface
Cons: Too big for a 4.3-inch device, Identical to Lumia 800, Poor camera indoor performance
Excerpt: I had some time with the recently launched Nokia Lumia 900 last weekend. As an avid Windows Phone fan, I’ve been looking forward to using the latest and greatest Nokia. The Lumia 800 was a slight disappointment on launch as it had less features than my HTC HD7 with the stock version of Windows Phone.
Conclusion: By now, you have read everything we have to say about Nokia Lumia 900. Its a good device, if not a great one. The software is amazing, easy to use and intuitive. The device itself has been exquisitely fashioned and the unibody construction touts premium build quality. Gorilla Glass ensures that your display goes unscathed even in the toughest of usage conditions.
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.
Nokia Lumia 900 review: top model until Windows Phone 8 arrives
27 July 2012
Excerpt: Nokia recently introduced the Lumia 900 as its new flagship model Windows Phone 7.5 phone. It's a bigger version of the Lumia 800, and comes with a second camera for video conferencing and a better battery. Is there a good reason to get this phone when it's not compatible with the soon-to-arrive Windows Phone 8?
Summary: The Lumia 900 might not be able to brag about high-performance chipsets that it uses but the combination of Windows Phone 7.5 makes the handset look feel as powerful and buttery smooth as any other flagship running any other OS. We’d say the credit also goes to Microsoft for making WP7 not really hardware-heavy and we’ve seen this in action with the entry-level Lumia 610 and Lumia 710 .
Conclusion: Launching a flagship months before a major overhaul of the platform isn't exactly a planning masterstroke. The Nokia Lumia 900 will not get Windows Phone 8 and the news breaking just about when the phone hit the stores is more than just an unfortunate coincidence. The Nokia Lumia 900 comes at the wrong time and it sure looks like the wrong place as well. The global version cannot even dream of the success of its AT&T-branded sibling.
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Quad-band 3G with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support, 4.3" 16M-color AMOLED capacitive touchscreen of 480 x 800 pixel resolution, Scratch resistant Gorilla glass display with anti-glare polarizer, 8 megapixel autofocus camera with dual LED flash, 720p@27fps video recording and fast f/2.2 lens, 1MP front camera, Windows Phone 7.5 OS (Mango), upgradeable to WP 7.8, 1.4GHz Scorpion CPU, Adreno 205 GPU, Qualcomm APQ8055 chipset, 512M...
Cons: Won't get WP 8, No USB mass storage (Zune only file management and sync), No native video calls, Non-user-replaceable battery, No memory card slot (and no 64GB version like the N9), microSIM card slot, No native DivX/XviD support, videos have to be transcoded by Zune