Pros + Screen is gorgeous 800x480 pixel ClearBlack AMOLED display
+ Looks very slick and has very smooth feel in the hands
+ Powered by 1.4 GHz single core processor with 512 MB of RAM
+ 8 megapixel camera takes great photos
+ Call quality is really good
Cons - Little heavy compared to my other phones
- Screen attracts finger print easily
Summary I want to start off my review by stating that I am a HUGE Windows Phone fan and already own both the original Samsung Focus and the first HTC Titan (both which are great phones). I felt compelled to upgrade to Nokia's Lumia 900 to experience Nokia's build quality and ATT's LTE speeds.
The Lumia 900 is absolutely gorgeous and has a huge screen measuring 4.3 inches. The phone feels great in my hand and can be operated easily with just one hand. My HTC Titan with its 4.7 inch screen was a little difficult to use one handed so I really think Nokia hit the sweet spot at 4.3 inches. I do wish the screen sat flush with the bezel like the Lumia 800 because the 900's screen does protrude slightly which isn't as aesthetically pleasing to me. This is just my opinion and doesn't impact the functionality of the phone one bit. Overall this phone is gorgeous!
The Windows Phone OS restricts the screen resolution to 800x480 which by today's standard is a bit low but as with most Windows Phones you will be hard pressed to even realize this during everyday use. The Lumia 900's screen will melt your eyes with its beauty. I don't know what magic technology Nokia uses for this screen but everything looks AWESOME on it. The colors and text jump right off the screen and is very readable even in direct sunlight. I really feel this is the best screen I have ever seen on a smartphone.
The Lumia 900 is powered by a 1.4 GHz single core processor with 512 MB of RAM which is more than enough power as the Windows Phone OS runs sooooo smoothly on this phone. Nothing slows this phone down and everything responds instantaneously.
You get 16 GB of storage which may not sound like a lot to some folks but I already have a ton of apps, games, music and videos on my phone and still have 8 GB's free. Unfortunately there is no memory card slot so the 16 GB is all this phone will ever have. You do get access to 25 GB of free storage on Microsoft's SkyDrive which is integrated well in to the OS so you can always store your pics and docs in the cloud if you run low on storage.
This is the first 4G LTE Windows Phone (the new HTC Titan that came out yesterday is also LTE) and ATT's speed in the Boston area has been superb! I am averaging a little over 10 Mbps in and around Boston with peaks going up as high as 17 Mbps. This phone flies on the internet which makes it feel even faster. I cant get over just how fast the data speeds are on this phone.
I have only had the phone for 2 days but the battery seems to be very good. I went through the entire day yesterday using my phone quite a bit without having to recharge. I bet this thing will easily last through an entire work day on LTE. As the week progresses and I get a better idea of the battery life I will update my review.
The call quality so far has been fine but I don't make many calls. The people that I have spoke to on this phone stated that I sounded very good.
The 8 megapixel camera on the Lumia 900 takes great photos but some of the pics did come out a little oversaturated. They still look really nice though and it could be just where and how I was taking the pics.
While the app store is not nearly as large as Apples or Googles it does have over 70,000 apps now and I have found that almost every app I used on my past phones has a counterpart on Windows Phone. You will also find the Windows Phone versions of your favorite apps look, feel and operate better than the ones on iOS and Android. Just wait to you open apps like USA Today or IMDB. They are truly magnificent. If you are a gamer and own an XBOX 360 then you really should be on Windows Phone as XBOX Live is integrated right in the OS and compatible XBOX Live games on Windows Phone include achievements so even on the go you can get those glorious little achievement notifications that some people have become addicted to!
If you are first time smartphone buyer or looking for something better than iOS or Android then you cant go wrong with the Lumia 900. For the price what you get is amazing.
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I highly recommend this phone!
Pros Fast, smooth and fluid. The hardware and OS were made for each other. Nokia apps are a plus!
Cons Camera needs work, but the settings improve the performance.
Summary Though Skype for Windows Phone is still beta, it is very functional.
Pros Quality design
Speedy browser and UI
Intuitive contact linking
Cons none at all
Pros 1. Great UI
2. Excellent Response
3. Simplified integration of FB, Hotmail, Gmail etc.
4. Great Camera
6. Online Storage
7. Good battery life (yes, it took a will to resolve but it works very well now)
Cons 1. No Bluetooth transfers
2. No VCard
3. App store has a lot of ****** apps
4. Needs a much better MAC utility for syncing (i think windows Zune for PC needs help too)
5. Ringtone Customisation missing?
Summary I carry a BB 9790 and iPhone 4 but did not blink an eyelid before settling for blink an eye for this phone coz it was simple and quick to integrate and use. Great job.
Cons 16GB is small for the power user
Page loading times are slower than other 4g devices on the market
Summary Definitely worth getting this device if you don't want to look like the apple's and android's of the crowd.At $99, The Nokia Lumia 900 is one of the best bargains on AT&T.
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Updated on Apr 3, 2012
Updated on Apr 4, 2012Why would you expect a phone made by Microsoft to work with iTunes? Does the iPhone work with Zune?
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