Nokia Lumia 900 teardown exposes $209 worth of parts
0. phoneArena 11 Apr 2012, 08:53 posted on
Want to know what makes the Nokia Lumia 900 tick? Well, here is what the device looks on the inside. It turns out that the smartphone is made out of $209 worth of components...
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1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)
Why cant mobile phones be like pcs with upgradable processors!!!!
2. pookiewood (Posts: 607; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)
LOL! I know what you mean but as they are that would take some serious soldering skills! :p
4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Because CPU, GPU and other components are integrated inside SoC (system-on-a-chip) and they are the part of the SoC. In other words it is "single piece" and thats mean if you want change CPU, you must change whole SoC which place CPU, GPU and other components inside. And since SoC is one of expensivest part in your phone, financially it is not worth to do that.
5. CharlieAtInfinity (Posts: 253; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
If that could be possible then mobile phone companies will have huge losses cuz everyone will just upgrade the CPU and RAM :D lol
7. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
That would be awesome, but there's so much going on in terms of power consumption, compatibility, as well as the SoC (as mentioned above) that it would be impractical. That being said, I dream of a day when users can swap out the guts of their phones for newer ones, just like upgrading a motherboard and CPU on a PC, but keeping the hard drive and body intact. Though it'd be great if the screens were modular as well, so one could upgrade from, say, an old LCD to the new LCD used in the HTC OneX, or from AMOLED to Super AMOLED+
3. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
How cheap... it's a high end
comparing to other's!
6. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Yeah right, fandroid. Even with your expensive equipment an android still can't be as smooth as windows phone
8. Wolves11 (Posts: 10; Member since: 21 Mar 2012)
And the mighty Troll shows his head YET again on a WP7 post... Can we get info on how much it costs in parts for a Galaxy 2, that was twice as much new as this phone? Or some comparative Android, which needs more power to run smoothly. WP7 uses 512mb of ram for the same reason the 4S only uses 512mb of RAm, cause IT CAN!
9. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Im not troll..... just expressing.
Well you cant push the limit on that phone....
Well atleast they use quality components unlike....
Nokia phones allways lack hardware allways
Will allways have going back years. I lovev nokia
Phones I still have the
I havnt sold them! I just dont like windows very
Restrictead prison. Symbian is way much better....
11. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)
Says the idiot that's living in his own world
13. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)
Says the destitute! Covetous eye$h??p
12. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 813; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)
A phone can be made with parts that total $500 dollars, but not perform smoothly.
A phone can be made with parts that total $200 dollars, and perform as smooth as silk.
As a consumer I prefer option B... Its not WHAT you got, but HOW you use it... besides it's not like Nokia is using "low end" parts... NOKIA is using "HIGH END" PARTS, just not the most expensive options (some of those more expensive options are more susceptible to crashes anyways).
15. Maxaravind (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)
i would like to see phones with changeable os and multiboot so that i can swap from win to andro just like i swap from Linux to win and vice versa on my pc...
16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
Exactly! That would be awesome. :)
17. ananthonline (Posts: 5; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Does no one here get it? It's not about what the OS can do (WP7 rocks, sure). Nokia is scalping users for no apparent benefit of theirs. Nokia is making more twice what it puts into the phone and the users are NOT getting anything unique in terms of hardware. And I suspect they're not doing this because they want the profits, either. They just didn't want people to know that their new "premium" smartphone isn't too much better than their lower-end models.