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Nokia Lumia 900 gets a top buy rating from Consumer Reports

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Nokia Lumia 900 gets a top buy rating from Consumer Reports
In yet another win for the Nokia Lumia 900, it has received one fabulous rating from Consumer Reports that no doubt adds to extensive recognitions. Of course, it’s especially flattering seeing that that Windows Phone doesn’t necessarily see as much anticipation from consumers – so yeah, this undoubtedly changes much of that perception.

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:

The Nokia Lumia 900, which runs on AT&T’s high-speed 4G LTE network as well as its HSPA+ 4G network, is the best Windows phone we’ve tried so far. It also has some stunning features: a 4.3-inch AMOLED display and an 8-megapixel camera with a wide-angle (28mm), large-aperture (F2.2) Carl Zeiss optics, for starters. It’s $100 with a two-year contract.


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

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posted on 22 May 2012, 15:07 8

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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:09 20

2. 9_HeLLs_oF_DrOid (Posts: 127; Member since: 02 Jan 2012)


Great to hear some good news about Nokia (& WP).

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:10 14

3. hunted (Posts: 403; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


This is great. nice work Nokia :)

posted on 22 May 2012, 18:25 5

33. TR0LL (banned) (Posts: 41; Member since: 20 May 2012)


I think they will be joining BB, alongside down the road...

posted on 22 May 2012, 21:08 5

46. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1176; 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

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:17 11

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 .

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:28 4

5. haseebzahid (Posts: 1853; 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......

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:36 4

6. jellytime (Posts: 135; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)


Seriously?
Stop trying to start f**king flame wars troll no ones hating on wp7
Stupid hater

posted on 22 May 2012, 18:51 5

35. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


There are lot ov haters fandroids.

posted on 22 May 2012, 19:30 2

44. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yes they are.

posted on 22 May 2012, 17:40

25. DePenguin (Posts: 22; Member since: 13 Jan 2012)


http://my-symbian.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44034

Enjoy :)

posted on 23 May 2012, 01:03

58. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 1178; 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

posted on 22 May 2012, 19:15 4

42. KOUROS (banned) (Posts: 36; Member since: 25 Apr 2012)


Wow lot ov Windows and Nokia haters in here? There all Fandroids!

posted on 22 May 2012, 19:28 2

43. TROLL.ISAHA (banned) (Posts: 535; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)


Yeap.

posted on 22 May 2012, 15:37 9

7. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)


I'll still take the more fully featured OS, thanks.

posted on 22 May 2012, 16:20 1

12. Penny (Posts: 1653; Member since: 04 Feb 2011)


Objection, your honor! Relevance?

posted on 22 May 2012, 16:24 8

16. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 20:16 3

45. Penny (Posts: 1653; 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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 22:07

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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 23:20

53. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:02

54. Penny (Posts: 1653; 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.

posted on 23 May 2012, 00:16

56. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 21:33 1

47. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1176; 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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 18:07

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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 18:21 5

31. Sniggly (Posts: 7305; 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.

posted on 22 May 2012, 18:28 6

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.....

posted on 23 May 2012, 04:33

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 :)

posted on 22 May 2012, 18:20 5

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....

posted on 22 May 2012, 21:45

48. QWIKSTRIKE (Posts: 1176; 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

posted on 22 May 2012, 22:12

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....

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