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.
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
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 the top echelon of consumers.
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 like the HTC Titan and Samsung Focus S .
Pros: Super affordable at $99.99 on-contract, Unique and solid design, Great calling quality, 4G LTE connectivity
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. Throw in 4G LTE with fallback to HSPA+ and Nokia's excellent camera with Carl Zeiss lens and it's good times for Windows Phone 7.5. The Lumia 900 has excellent call quality, good reception and a compelling selection of Nokia custom apps.
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.
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. Launching on AT&T April 8, the Lumia 900 will be one of the wireless carrier’s flagship 4G LTE phones, and will cost only $100 with a two-year contract.
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
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. It's also running the Windows Phone operating which has been gathering plenty of praise of late and the phone has a look that puts the boring Samsung Galaxy S3 to shame.
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 standard rounded edges, flat top and bottom with speaker holes drilled in are all present and correct. The screen is big and bright and uses Nokia's own ClearBlack technology, ...
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 ideal for such a big screen, with some images looking a little grainy but this is a limitation of the Windows Phone OS rather than a design flaw on Nokia's side. When it comes ...
Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 900 is a fantastic phone. The Clearblack screen is gorgeous, the design is head-turning and we liked Mango overall. However, those looking to make the leap will have to consider whether they're ready to commit to the Windows Phone operating system, given its relative immaturity and its expensive and sparse Marketplace.
Pros: One of the best displays on the mobile market, gorgeous design, Windows Phone interface is intuitive, decent battery.
Cons: Lacklustre camera., Too similar to the Nokia Lumia 800.