"Undisputedly, the BEST Smartphone money can buy!"5.0 starson by alexbc1
Pros: - BEST touchscreen on ANY smartphone
- BEST Camera of ANY smartphone
- Windows 8 Phone OS
- Cool and gorgous design (specially the colored ones)
- Wireless Charging
- Nokia Maps
- Nokia Drive
- Office 365
Cons: - Not really a con, but Apps are not as much as others due to being a new OS, but even after a week, more Apps are added!
Summary: This phone just ROCKS! Best available phone, and A STEAL (if you're in US with AT&T)! Seriously...UPDATE: @CNET, How is this product user rating is 4.5 stars, where 93% (28 out of 30) of people have given it 5-stars and even if averaged out it's 4.83 stars? It is definitely closer to 5 than 4.5... another BIAS at Cnet?
I was very much intrigued by Lumia 900, but I knew a new OS is coming and its camera and display was just a bit behind iPhone 4S, so waited... This one, OH BOY, is it simply GORGOUS, and TRUMPS any phone out there! There's simply NO competition, NONE!
Display: HIGHEST resolution, HIGHEST Pixel density, and HIGHEST refresh rate vs. iPhone5/Galaxy S3
Touchscreen: Most sensetive on the market, I used gloves last night and worked just perfect
Camera: BEST camera on the market by A MILE, OMG, I took some pics at a club last night, it was ridicolous! Like seriously people were gathering around me to see how in the world I took amazing pics like that in a dark nightclub. It literally SHAMED my buddy's iPhone 5 and 4S pics, not even close!
Windows 8 Phone OS: This is seriously the best mobile OS out there, with no competition. I was an iPhone user, and before that BB user, never found Android exciting, its simply a flawed and free OS to gain marketshare. Windows 8 OS is cool, gorgous, super smooth, has live tiles that gives you info before launching an App (can quickly glance what's going on), email client is amazing, the Music client is simply gorgous, and it is SUPER EASY to use.
Apps: I have NO IDEA what CNet and other reviewers are complaining about! Yes, ofcourse it doesn't have as many Apps as iPhone/Android, it's a FREAKING NEW PLATFORM, DUH! How many Apps did we have at launch of iPhone or Android? I actually think there's more than enough useful apps as launch and they've done an amazing job so far and it will only grow in time. You just need to search around and find replacement for your favorite Apps and I haven't had any issues. One cool thing is you can *try* most apps without paying, and then if it works for you can pay and get the full version. It's fantastic!
Maps: Nokia owns Navteq that is the BIGGEST supplier of maps to all GPS and navigation tools out there (for instance Garmin). So, you KNOW they got this right. It actually has more countries covered than Google Maps. It is very smooth, is very accurate (unlike Apple Maps that are simply inaccurate), and is fast! I find it hard to pick between Nokia Maps and Google Maps, it's a toss-up, and both TRUMP Apple maps.
Nokia Drive: This is turn-by-turn navigation and CAN WORK OFFLINE! This feature alone is worth getting this phone. Imagine traveling to Europe and like to rent a car and drive around... you can simply download the maps for countries you visit, turn Data off (not to pay extra roaming costs), and use this as your GPS. FANTASTIC!
Call Quality/Data: Nothing to complain, it's simply Nokia quality for calls (best in the market), and data speeds are FAST under LTE.
Browser: IE10 is awesome. I love that website entry is at bottom of screen vs. top, so it's easy to use. Website just show-up PERFECT, and with the great resolution, screen size, and WIDER screen than iPhone 5/GS3, you just have MORE ON THE SCREEN, hence a better experience. I actually think websites show up better on this 4.5 vs. 4.8 on GS3 due to the wider aspect ratio.
Wireless charging: WHY not all phones come like this is just beyond me?! It's sooo cool. Simply place it on the plate and have it charged, if it rings, pick up with no unplugging required, cables dangling, etc... Another innovation on this phone!
Build Quality: 10/10, it just feels solid, is made of Poly Carbonate which is used for most expensive gadgets, it has curved glass and curved body and it's just a premium device, at a totally different league vs. GS3, and IMO even better built than iPhone5.
WEIGHT/SIZE: There's so much BS about this phone's size and weight that just infiurates me. CNet claims this is heavy? ARE YOU SERIOUS?! This weighs as much as 2 clices of Ham and I never noticed the weight until I READ the review... People add metal/huge protective cases to their phone and add weight all the time. The size is just like GS3, and it does weigh a tiny bit more, but it's ABSOLUTELY NOT AN ISSUE, it's simply non-sense to say that's a downside.
Cool factor: 10/10. This is ONE COOL PHONE and DIFFERENT! I wish I could get the Cyan or other colors, but in Canada we only get Black for now. If you got a choice, get a non-black color, it will totally stand out!
Overall: I have NEVER owned another phone that has WOWed me as much and has done so many things as well as this phone. I literally pick it up multiple times an hr just to feel the awesome quality. It is the best internet experience with the gorgous display, the camera is simply untouchable at night, and if you are a younger user who takes pictures at night a lot, YOU MUST OWN this. The phone is different than all slabs in the market, and if you're in US, it's an incredible deal with AT&T.
If you wanna BE DIFFERENT, BE COOL, OWN a Lumia! Bottom line!
Updated on Nov 15, 2012