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.
Conclusion: The Lumia 900 is widely considered to be Microsoft's best shot at securing significant market share in the U.S. smartphone space in the near term. Even though it's launching exclusively on AT&T -- one of the most disliked major carriers in the nation -- it'll be met with a huge marketing campaign. Nokia has a lot riding on this launch as well.
Pros: Sharp, sleek design, Gorgeous 4.3-inch OLED touchscreen, WP7 is fluid and beautiful, Priced right
Cons: Lower-res screen, Cannot add storage, No carrier options other than AT&T
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
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.
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
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.