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...
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.
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
Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T is a powerful, easy-to-use Windows Phone. It's great, as long as you don't need Words With Friends or some other apps you might find on an iPhone or an Android phone.
Pros: Attractive design. Strong reception. Very fast LTE speeds. Fun, easy to use OS.
Cons: Lacks some popular apps from other platforms. Camera isn't the greatest.
Excerpt: The Lumia 900 is not a specced-out superphone for the early adopters. The dominating forces in the mobile hardware race — Apple, HTC, Motorola, Samsung — have got that area covered, with beefy handsets offering the fastest processors, the highest resolutions and all the other things that matter to...
Pros: Highly optimized Windows Phone experience makes the most of the phone’s relatively modest specs. Fun hardware design and bright colors turn heads. Great battery life: On automatic screen brightness, I got two full days with average use. Under more intense use, battery still lasted a full day.
Cons: Low resolution is a shame for such an otherwise great display. Tiny gap between the display and the polycarbonate body of the handset easily collects crap like food particles and skin cells. The circular shape of the charger plug is a power-strip hog. Browser is average.
Conclusion: After spending some quality time with the Nokia Lumia 900 , we have to admit, we’re not entirely blown away by it. Rather, it’s essentially yet another device that we’ve experienced on numerous occasions in the past already – and it merely plays to the same level found with existing Windows Phones...
Pros: Super affordable at $99.99 on-contract, Unique and solid design, Great calling quality, 4G LTE connectivity
Excerpt: It occurred to me that the Lumia 900 review would be one of the more important critiques of a product that I write this year. For those of you who don't know the backstory here, the new LTE-equipped, AT&T-bound smartphone represents what could be the beginning of a new era for both Microsoft and its...
Pros: Incredible hardware design, OS is snappy and responsive, LTE data is speedy, Great entry price
Cons: Windows Phone still has lots of issues, Third-party app offerings are weak, Specs feel last generation, Camera underwhelming
Excerpt: The Lumia 800 may have already launched in Europe and the Lumia 710 has been available on T-Mobile for a couple months, but Nokia’s third Windows Phone is its boldest step yet back into the US market.
Pros: Vivid AMOLED screen, Good custom apps, Windows Phone 7.5 UI is easy to use, Affordable $100 price, High-speed 4G LTE on AT&T
Cons: Large, boxy frame isn't comfortable to hold, Navigation buttons hard to reach, Low-resolution screen, No microSD, Single-core processor
Conclusion: If you got the idea that we really like the Nokia Lumia 900, you're right. The elegant and durable design, unique appearance, simply irresistible ClearBlack AMOLED display and fast performance have us hooked.
Pros: Unique and lovely design, durable, fast, excellent voice quality, good camera and fast 4G LTE.
Cons: Battery life could be better, we need more Windows Phone apps. WiFi flaky with our AirPort Extreme access points.
Summary: The basics The Nokia Lumia 900 is the big brother of the Nokia Lumia 800 launched last year. It's bigger in every way, with a display that is a 4.3-inch AMOLED panel, so better for reading websites and emails and we found it worked really well even out and about.
Pros: The Nokia Lumia 900 sticks to the tried and tested design of the Nokia N9 and Nokia Lumia 800 before it, just on a bigger scale. The design has been tweaked, the charging port has been alerted, for example, and the feel of the polycarbonate body is different, suggesting a tweaked recipe but the s...
Cons: Nokia has done away with the curved glass that made the Nokia Lumia 800, and the HTC One X, such gorgeous phones to look at and use. By comparison, the flat screen isn't as viewable from all angles and it means the homescreen doesn't quite pop out at you in the same fashion. The 480 × 800 isn't i...