Nokia Lumia 900 Review- Windows Phone has Arrived
When Nokia decided to go with windows phone about a year ago, many where skeptical and many thought within a year the company would be swallowed up by Microsoft. But here comes the Lumia 900 from Nokia, a well crafted and designed smartphone that will put Windows Phone on the map. Why you say?
First of all, the Nokia Lumia 900 is crafted from a single Polycarbonate mold similar to the Nokia N9 and Nokia Lumia 800. The whole device is one single piece, the battery is not removable, and the only ports are the mini-USB and mirco-sim slot. The first thing you notice from the Lumia 900 is its 4.3-inch AMOLED Clear Black display, which allows you to use the phone better in the sun. The Lumia 900 is powered by a 1.4Ghz Processor with 512MB of RAM with 16GB of internal storage. It is also a 4G LTE device; meaning you get super fast network speeds on AT&T and you have the ability to share those speeds via wireless tethering to 5 other devices. The Lumia 900 from Nokia also has two cameras; the first is a 1 megapixel front facing camera with a f2.4 aperture that lets in more light and gives you a better viewing angles while video chatting. The second is an 8 Megapixel rear camera fitted with a f2.2 aperture Carl Zeiss Lens for some Stellar photos and video recording at 720p. Check out the full review here
Nokia is well known for creating devices with some very good cameras, and the Lumia 900 is no exception. First off, the front facing 1MP, camera as you will see in the Camera Review, does an excellent job with providing more light in video chat and providing better viewing angles. The Rear camera is fitted with an 8MP Carl Zeiss lens with an F2.2 aperture, and boy do you notice the quality difference. Video is clean, crisp, and clear, with sound clean audio that naturally relates and captures the experience at hand.
4G LTE, Internet Sharing and Audio
Being the first Windows Phone device to go LTE puts you in the point of scrutiny, and the Nokia Lumia 900 does not disappoint with maximum 4G LTE download speeds of up to 21Mbps. You also have the ability to share LTE with up to 5 devices and the process is simple and easy by activating internet sharing in the settings menu. When it comes to audio, a lot of smartphones tend to give you gimmicky sound with lots of equalizer bass tuning. With the Lumia 900, even with the built-in speakers, you get very crisp and clean audio.
Nokia has comes a long way with Windows phone in just over a year and I can see why Microsoft sought them out as a willing partner in the venture. On one hand, you have a company that brings its talents and expertise in hardware to the Platform and I can tell you, they didn’t leave any stones unturned. The Lumia 900 is crafted like a gift from the gods; it feels like a smartphone in your hands and not some 3.5-inch, 4-inch, or 5-inch object in your hands. The Camera is spectacular and carries the true qualities we have come to know and love with Carl Zeiss optics. Even the front facing camera will receive a lot of merit. Battery life with 4G LTE puts other devices to shame, by almost clocking at 22hrs. Plus you have added benefits on the software side with Nokia Drive, Nokia Transit and Nokia Maps; software addition that set the Lumia 900 further apart from other Windows Phones. It’s hard to go wrong with the Nokia Lumia 900 with all these features in tow. Nokia has delivered on its promise of great hardware, coupled with the smooth silkiness of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS. It’s a premium device that AT&T has priced right at $99.9 (Amazon a penny). My advice to you: go pre-order yours because he Windows Phone has arrived.