Nokia Lumia 900 gets a top buy rating from Consumer Reports
Taking the top spot amongst other reputable smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 900 was given a top buy rating from Consumer Reports. Moreover, it seems to be the perfect fit for dads and grads, as the group specifically mentions the following about the smartphone:
As we’re all too aware, Consumer Reports made some noise a couple of years ago with the whole Antenna-gate thing going on with the iPhone 4 – as they refused to give their stamp of approval. Obviously, the Nokia Lumia 900 has been garnering a lot of praise and adulation from almost everywhere throughout the industry, as it boasts all of the stellar qualities of a fantastic smartphone. Not only does it attract with price point, but it’s able to complement things with its iconic looks.
source: Consumer Reports via Nokia Conversations
1. amazinghorse (Posts: 38; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)
I still want one of these. I will have to hold off till Mother Verizon gets one though....Just doesn't make any sense to switch over a phone.
2. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Great to hear some good news about Nokia (& WP).
33. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
I think they will be joining BB, alongside down the road...
46. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 857; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
When Windows 8 drops you just might change your tune, or eat those words. Windows has come a long ways. I am using Windows 8 right now on my PC. All I can say is wow....boots in 15-20 seconds, Metro Windows Phone style GUI, a DEV apps section, and a extended desk top that will tie into your office, tablet, lap top, or Windows Phone seamlessly. "Nooooo.....!" Windows Phone will not go the way of Black Berry....How clueless some of you are.
There is a storm brewing, and as big as a Droid fan as I am I am starting love love what was once screwed up, and missing from my Pocket PC Phone. I think that when Windows Phone 8 drops you all will be surprised.
Windows Phone will tie into your desktop, tablet, laptop, and office with out any effort. WP8 will have a true OS that will be unified across all platforms, and run Office, Outlook, Excel, and tie into Exchange Server for business platforms offering true secure exchange of information between business platforms, and WP8.
I am certain at one point in the future a WP8, or a WP9 may be in my stars. Not Yet though....I gotta get the SGIII or EVO 4GLTE 1st lol
4. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)
let the android hater start hating ,wp7 is the best os ,wp8 will be out of this world I promise .
5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1826; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)
well u gona provoke some one again here if they see ur comment they gona bash splash and so on......
6. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)
Stop trying to start f**king flame wars troll no ones hating on wp7
35. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
There are lot ov haters fandroids.
25. DePenguin (Posts: 22; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)
58. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 963; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
they've all been proven wrong and repetitive mistakes out of all these only 3-5 are actually a problem
42. KOUROS (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)
Wow lot ov Windows and Nokia haters in here? There all Fandroids!
7. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I'll still take the more fully featured OS, thanks.
16. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Relevance: The Lumia may be listed as a top buy by Consumer Reports, but I still like Android better, because Windows Phone still lacks a great many little features that I enjoy on all of my phones which feature the little green robot.
45. Penny (Posts: 1137; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
The point still is that you have a personal opinion that has no bearing on the decision made by Consumer Reports. Consumer Reports does not base their judgments solely on the number of features available in an operating system.
Moreover, Consumer Reports wasn't crowning WP7 as the best mobile OS, but the Lumia 900 phone as a top pick for consumers.
I don't agree with all of the choices Consumer Reports makes, nor do I necessarily agree with this one. However, when you disagree with an independent reviewer's decision, at least approach it from the perspective of their grading criteria, and not based on what is important to you alone. Go ahead and go to their site to see their grading criteria, then make your case.
49. Whodaboss (Posts: 176; Member since: 18 Nov 2011)
@penny --Wow! A logical, cohesive, and thorough point! 2 thumbs up from me! I wish there were more thoughtful comments like this made concerning these articles.
53. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
First things first: my point was that I have my own criteria for judging my mobile electronics, and the Lumia falls short of that criteria, no matter what Consumer Reports says.
Second: I would gladly take a full look at all of CR's grading criteria in order to respond in kind, but you have to be a paying subscriber to see that kind of information from them. Therefore, I have to take the other source's probable quote from the article and the criteria cited there. The main points listed are its screen size, camera, and price point. Granted, those are all very strong points in its favor, but for me as a consumer, there are many little things which are missing from the phone and the operating system, and you have to judge both. Therefore, my choice, independent of any flowery words about the phone from CR, is to stick with the phones and operating system that satisfy me.
54. Penny (Posts: 1137; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)
I understand where you are coming from Sniggly, and I have no problem with it. We all have our preferences. I guess my initial claim that your comment was irrelevant had more to do with the fact that I don't feel it belonged in the comment section for this article, as it had no bearing on or basis in what Consumer Reports was reporting. But, I will say that I was in the wrong here as it at least did have something to do with the phone, and I am not one with any special authority to dictate what is or isn't relevant.
Anyway, just thought you might like to know that they do have the grading categories for cell phones listed off to the left there, and they are: Overall Score, Ease of Use, Voice Quality, Messaging, and Battery Life.
P.S.: It is very lame for Consumer Reports to require a paid membership in this day and age when you can find reviews for all types of products everywhere.
56. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
I think it is very honorable for you to admit where you think you went wrong. I was wrong as well for not elaborating on what I meant and going for maximum snark.
The metrics you have listed can also be very important, I agree. I still don't think the Lumia is all that much more special than a couple of the Android phones I've had. Don't get me wrong, I'm not knocking it. I just rebuke those who take an article like this and use it as an excuse to circle jerk over WP and bash Android.
And oh yes, it is extremely lame of CR to hold their policy, though I kind of understand it since they can't accept advertising.
47. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 857; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
I agree with you here for right now, but this will change very soon with WP8, and future WP8 upgrades that will allow WP's to catch up.
I wouldn't be surprised if WP starts taking market share form some of today's players like IOS.
Windows is simply easy to use, and works effortlessly, and seamlessly across all platforms. Windows Phone 8 ties into office exchange server, desktop, tablet, and laptop there by giving IOS a run for the money I think.
Where as Android is customization is for the nerdy geeky PC modder techie builder like myself. Some Android users may defect to windows, but true techs that like to mod over clock and tweak will always love Android I feel.
27. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Its laggy & sluggish however.. You can't even enjoy without the so-called customization all day round to conceal the fact that the OS sucks.
31. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
Laggy and sluggish? Says you. It very largely depends on the phone and what you have running on it. I completely enjoy my Android phone every day of the week, and I can put up with a little lag here and there if it means that I get to do what I want with the phone. As in, simple little things like using the phone like a flash drive for easy file transfer, or speech to text virtually everywhere, or SD expandable storage. These aren't even especially geeky things to use. For instance, I used the speech to text to communicate with a pair of deaf customers the other night.
34. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
I think u must ev been using low to midrange Android
Phones, with 512mb ram.... Obviously it will lag, cause to run droid u need 768mb ram cause its ram hungry and requires 1.5cpu above a must.....
61. aneelamdani (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
8 thumbs down, i guess that answers your sluggish comment. btw count 9 thumbs down, 9th being mine :)
29. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Me 2.... Android full Os. Unlike half cooked ready
Os. Its been 6 years and windows still has no progress....
48. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 857; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
This tells me you haven't looked at or tried a Windows Phone lately. WP7 is way ahead of the Pocket PC, or any other WP phone of the past. The OS is maturing nicely, and continues to make improvements every year. At least shoot from the hip and speak factually about Windows progress. The current WP's are way better than those of 6 years ago period!
Windows lacks the customization of Android, and other little features that Android has made us get use to, but this will change in the future.
All I can say is my EVO made me forget that Pocket PC phone, but the new windows phones has me thinking that the future phones may be in my stars. Two years from now after my SGIII, the EVO 4GLTE, or even the possibility of me waiting for the next Nexus I may take another look at Windows Phones....but not yet.......rofl
50. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Coming from ios to Os. Lie never look back... Once uve used Android use never go back to junk restrictions, and Windows is worser.... So what if its fluid smoother than Os lacks features......
Big no to Windows...... Sucks....
67. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 857; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
You are entitled to your opinion, but remember that if you want a phone that just works effortlessly with out lag, and can be used as a productive tool look no further than WP8!
WP8 will be unified across all platforms, will not lag from my experience with WP7. There is a simple GUI for interaction that's intuitive and fast. As a true OS it will allow things that no other OS has right now, and will synchronize with Exchange server, Office products, Outlook Express for true productivity business exec's look for.
WP8 has apps that work on the phone as well as the desktop, laptop, tablet. WP8 has Xbox live, and will have games that will work because of Xbox and the Windows 8 OS.
You have to be a hater to not acknowledge that once it matures WP8 tied to Windows 8 unified through extended desktop is a true productive entertaining game changer!
I had the Pocket PC, Mogul phone, but love stopped after that Mogul.ROFL The Windows HD got me to look again but look was all that there was.
The Focus has me thinking they are almost where they need to be to lure me back. But not until after the SGIII, EVO 4GLTE, or Nexus3 purchase happen. Two years from now I am looking, but when Windows a for the pc drops I am all in. I scrapped Windows 7 for the beta W8, and all I can say is 15-20 second boots was all that I needed to not want to go back
51. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Sister has lumia 800 she Dosnt like it, and i hate it sucks no where near Android! No Rom or kernels. Can't root or overlook the Cpu or gpu. How sad....
62. aneelamdani (Posts: 20; Member since: 16 Apr 2012)
you are so technical... are you an engineer, whom you need to impress by rooting your phone?
63. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Life is always in the fastlane. So why not
If u drive an m3 u would want to be on the next level. Ur just a basic simple user.....
68. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 857; Member since: 09 Mar 2010)
Lame statement dude...You and your sister may hate this phone for that reason, but you will be the minority when it comes to this. Most people will not look to root, or over clock a phone that has no lag. What's the point...
As a Techie to be able to do this yeah okay, but why mess with whats not broke. What makes Windows so appealing is that you don't need to do this to have a great user experience. Most every other OS you have to do this.
You make valid points of what can't be done, but I say to you there is no need for that. I personally don't' want to have to make my phone run like it should by modding it. I prefer it to run as it should out of the box,,,,ergo WP8, WP7. If it were customizable it would be a dream phone, but not a game changer to make me want to avoid it if apps and functionality are there!
Not every OS is for every one that's why we have choices, but for you to bash Windows because it does't have the preferences that appeal to you is ignorant, and shows your lack of education, and tolerance of things that differ from your taste. Dare I say that you can't be a true "techie"!
By all means get what you like, but how about some of you respecting others rights to like what they like without all of this negativity!
I don't like IOS, never did, but respect the fact that it was the Game changer for smart phones and the reason why 'ALL" OS work as they do now.
Google's Android is more tech friendly, and truly customizable, and Windows has evolved to be what it lacked and lost on a smart phone in the past, and will continue to grow. It's your choice to choose what you like, but why not respect the technologies for what they are, and what they represent! Some of you on this board go way out of hand and need to probably be reigned in with a moderator because of the way you act.
8. tward291 (Posts: 559; Member since: 14 Feb 2012)
great now nokia bring this to tmobile so i can buy it already.
9. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
@Sniggly: I know, right? That's why I'm waitin' for WP8 hoping it'll be, as you like to call, a fully featured OS.
10. mas11 (Posts: 1028; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)
Congrats to Microsoft and Nokia, hopefully Windows Phone will become a popular 3rd smartphone OS.
11. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)
I don't a fully featured OS ,with a million useless features that only nerds like you use, I want a fancy OS that I can show off and doesn't crash or lag lol . Just put it like this a Mercedes benz s class has more features than a Rolls Royce , but yet the Royce cost more and look with more class and more elegant , same thing with android and wp7 hater .
14. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
You know, I think you could be more arrogant and snobbish. I really think you could. Why don't you put more effort into that instead of writing reasonable, non asshole posts like the one above?
19. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)
stay with your fully ,laggy , android , I stay with my beautiful fancy lumia 900 in white ,that everyone is like damn that's the best looking phone ever let me see it , and then they see they tiles bro lumia 900 ,plus wp7 soon to be wp8 is to sick for android haters like u
21. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
There you go, that's better! Keep it up, and you'll easily be the biggest douchebag in this comment thread!
26. QinEmpire (Posts: 145; Member since: 16 May 2012)
Yeah I regret for buying a laggy Android phone.. Now a happy lumia 800/900 user.
28. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Yea enjoy the half baked Os, restriction outdated
Hardware low ram can't multitask can't even run 4 apps at backgrounds. Windows is much worse than iOs even phonearena said its way to restrictions. must say u love to be in prison, u don't prefer freedom. Zune sucks suuuuuucks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
38. wp74ver (banned) (Posts: 62; Member since: 10 May 2012)
this retard said outdated hardware and low ram,lol that's the point fool wp7 is like a 1994 McLaren f1 ,you remember that car fool is 18 years old but still smoking the competiton lol ,you just got smoked by windows phone retard.
39. Sniggly (Posts: 6926; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
If we're going to do car analogies, how about this: Windows Phone is like the Saturn Sky. It's quick, pretty and has great overall design, but comes up short on features and practicality.
On the other hand, Android is like a fully decked out Ford Fusion: not overwhelmingly sexy, and probably not as quick or sleek, but in features and comfort in every day use, it kicks some serious freaking ass.
41. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Who cares if its smoother than OS, Its still outdated
Can't u get it thro Ur head.....!!!!!! ITS LOCK DOWN!!!!!!
40. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)
Uve been doomed by Windows..... Ur sentenced to life behind bars....
15. jackhammeR (Posts: 1548; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
It's great to hear than Nokia and MS are doing well:)
17. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
Great! Only the first letter of my post was posted.
18. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 123; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)
WTH?? NOW, I WOULDN'T BOTHER TYPIN' WHAT I ACTUALLY WANTED TO SAY :@ :@
22. RangersK (Posts: 59; Member since: 15 May 2012)
Personally I prefer Android to others but this news is good for consumers. Nice work, Nokia!
23. kristemxbarber (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 May 2012)
I got the phone the week it came out. I switched from a slow Iphone, and I love this phone it is fast and has great colors. I highly recomend this phone to everybody!!
37. toaster (Posts: 114; Member since: 13 Sep 2011)
I think I preferred Taco and Miz in their prime to these WP7 fanboys. At least they had a decent grasp on the English language. Ugh.
Nothing personal about MS or WP7, it just doesn't do enough for me. Otherwise I would be carrying the Lumia 900 in cyan as it is a beautiful piece of kit ;D I really hope that WP8 has even more to offer and I may be tempted to switch as long as Nokia makes phones like these. Until then, I'll stick with my One XL - I have a thing for unibody polycarb phones. Haha.