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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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posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:16 10

1. Cyan3boN (Posts: 425; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


Why cant mobile phones be like pcs with upgradable processors!!!!

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:43 8

2. pookiewood (Posts: 626; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


LOL! I know what you mean but as they are that would take some serious soldering skills! :p

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:03 3

4. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; 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.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:38 1

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

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 11:03 1

7. -box- (Posts: 3876; 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+

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 09:53 3

3. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


How cheap... it's a high end
comparing to other's!

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 10:58 5

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

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 13:41 1

10. eyephone (banned) (Posts: 69; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


Yea with you'r bisected braise!

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:46 1

14. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Go to prison enjoy.

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 11:52 1

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!

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 12:52 3

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
N95
8600 luna
8800
N95 8gb
E71
E72
E55
8800 arte
n86
N900
N97
I havnt sold them! I just dont like windows very
Restrictead prison. Symbian is way much better....

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 14:08 2

11. eaxvac (Posts: 328; Member since: 15 Jan 2012)


Says the idiot that's living in his own world

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:45 1

13. TROLL.IS.AHA (banned) (Posts: 58; Member since: 10 Apr 2012)


Says the destitute! Covetous eye$h??p

posted on 11 Apr 2012, 19:15 1

12. SemperFiV12 (Posts: 865; Member since: 09 Nov 2010)


A phone can be made with parts that total $500 dollars, but not perform smoothly.
-ALSO-
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).

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 00:37 1

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...

posted on 12 Apr 2012, 07:57

16. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5497; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Exactly! That would be awesome. :)

posted on 30 Apr 2012, 15:39

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.

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