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Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on

Posted: , by John V.


Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Getting a lot of hype right before the first official day of CES, Nokia wanted to make sure its presence was going to be felt throughout the event – and rightfully so, they did just that! Away from their official press conference, we managed to spend just a tiny bit of time with the upcoming AT&T bound device that’s looking to shake things up in the Windows Phone space.

Frankly, the Nokia Lumia 900 looks exactly like the Lumia 800 from before, but to say it bluntly, it’s just, well, you know – BIGGER! Sporting that same lovable unibody polycarbonate design as its smaller-sized sibling, it’s absolutely a pleasure to behold since it’s still so foreign looking when compared to everything else out there. Sure, some of us might think and wonder for a moment as to why they didn’t go with a new design, but to tell you the truth, this is how Nokia is going to distinguish its Lumia line from everything else. All in all, it’s still one fantastic and chic looking device that embodies a lot of hip qualities.

Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on

Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on

Thankfully, the added size means that we also get a larger display this time around – so yeah, its 4.3” WVGA AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology is a wonderful thing to see. Yet, its resolution will hardly jump out as being detailed in this day and age, but nevertheless, it’s sufficient enough for most things. Since this is an AMOLED panel we’re dealing with, it sports some nice viewing angles and poppy looking colors to enthrall us from our seats. Providing most of the power, its 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055 CPU is happily more than enough to deliver a smooth performance sliding up and down the homescreen– though, we were barred from running apps on the handset during our quick look since it’s a pre-production unit.

Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on

Appeasing photo buffs, the handset is graced with an 8-megapixel auto-focus camera with Carl Zeiss optics and a wide-angle F 2.2 lens – still, video capture is set to only 720p. Knowing that this one is packing an LTE radio inside of it, we’re curious to know what kind of battery life we’ll be seeing out of its generously sized 1,830 mAh battery. Sadly, we’re left to dream about owning this device right now because it’s tagged with the notion of being available “in the coming months.” Furthermore, its pricing in unknown for the moment, but as Stephen Elop boldly mentioned at the official unveiling, it’s going to be an aggressive one. AT&T customers, be prepared!

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posted on 10 Jan 2012, 05:41 14

1. Birds (Posts: 1150; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)

Sexah Axx Phone!!!! Props to Nokia!!!!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 05:55 5

2. flopjoke (Posts: 42; Member since: 05 Jan 2012)

Why are the pics taken with a FLASH? Aaaah. Doesn't do justice to the design of the phone!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 13:16

14. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)

tru TALK..!

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 08:17 1

23. shameerpk007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)

phone arena doesnt give importance to nokia devices . they always focus on apples and compare with it ithink they are owned by apple

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 06:37 9

3. eiyoy009 (Posts: 57; Member since: 01 Jun 2011)

LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 07:01 12

5. silent_seeker (Posts: 3; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

Too sexy to be a phone !

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 08:42 6

6. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)

I always wonder that the Lumia 900 is a U.S. only phone because I do love its large screen. It took me some hours but I figured it out why the Americans get a bigger screen than the rest of the world. It is because they have very fat fingers and conventional screen sizes would be a disaster for the American market. :P

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:49 3

7. MartinHAkram (Posts: 1; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

For the love of God, pronounce Nokia correctly - It's not NokEEa, it's just Nokia - that simple, yet for some reason not a single American has managed to get it right, even the tech bloggers who own websites like this one

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 09:55 4

8. vvelez5 (Posts: 623; Member since: 29 Jan 2011)

Great looking phone. This will help Nokia make a comeback and help WP7 make a splash.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 10:32 4

9. -RVM- (Posts: 331; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

U forgot to mention there's also 1.3 MP front facing camera, unlike in Lumia 800. Still remember those people (here on PA) crying about the lack of it, like it's the most important thing on smartphone.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 11:32 7

10. sadaivadai (Posts: 156; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)

Yeah when it is not there people will start crying .. But when it is there in a mobile people will just ignore it and will never use it .. :)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 12:42 3

12. rsiders (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

I love the ffc because I'm a picture person and also love taking pictures of myself. I also enjoy pushing my devices to the limit of their functionality so I always find ways to use what's available. Video chat is pretty cool!:)

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 12:40 2

11. rsiders (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

This phone is great. I really hope T-Mobile gets in on it as well. I would definitely be on board.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 12:49 3

13. rsiders (Posts: 772; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

Also that flimsy usb charging door from the Lumia 800 is gone and that makes the design of this phone that much better.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 14:01

15. InspectorGadget80 (unregistered)

The Blue one is sexier

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 14:09 4

16. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 944; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)

I wish this was available on VZW!!!

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 17:41 4

17. quakan (Posts: 1328; Member since: 02 Mar 2011)

This phone is going to flop

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 19:19 3

19. RazaAsad (Posts: 100; Member since: 24 Nov 2011)

I never give an offensive remark to anyone but honestly, your comment is silly.
The phone may not be getting the fame as other android or ios phones very soon but in the long run this is gonna make a come back for Nokia and will sell like cakes if priced reasonably.
"A reliable built with such specifications, right marketing, attractive pricing and word of mouth" are gonna make this device success.

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 12:57

27. ericsorensen (Posts: 53; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)

It's last year's hardware.

posted on 10 Jan 2012, 19:03 1

18. Jyakotu (Posts: 844; Member since: 12 Dec 2008)

Looks like a great edition to AT&T's Windows Phone lineup. Add to the fact that it does have FCC (not that would I complain if it didn't) and 4G LTE, this is sure to maybe sway some customers to Windows Phone who are either first time smartphone buyers or looking for something different to break away from Android or iOS.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 09:06

20. spiderpig2894 (Posts: 568; Member since: 10 Jan 2012)

the phone looks sexy but i wish the rear needs a little design... its like a little bland or maybe its just the black color?

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 10:04

21. mills0806 (Posts: 37; Member since: 13 Nov 2011)

Yea i think ill definitely check this phone out when i am up on my contract.

posted on 13 Jan 2012, 18:25

22. joey18 (Posts: 587; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)

who cares windows phones why this phone not be like android ics with meegoo sofware

posted on 14 Jan 2012, 10:49

24. ILikeBubbles (Posts: 525; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

"and coming to verizon, the Nokia Lumina 900"

posted on 16 Jan 2012, 06:13

25. shameerpk007 (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 Dec 2011)


posted on 16 Jan 2012, 06:20

26. kaneroxs (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 Oct 2008)

Only 720p how will we ever live without 1080p

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