Nokia Lumia 900 User Reviews
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UI speed8.8/10Camera7.3/10Multimedia8.2/10Internet8.6/10Battery8.4/10Call quality8.8/10Display8.5/10Reception9.1/10Text input8.8/10Build quality9.3/10Everyday usage8.6/10
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posted on 05 Sep 2012, 18:52 (Posts: 94; Member since: 07 Jun 2010)
Lumia 900 is a great phone / hotspot / GPS / Camera / PDA / Xbox / organizer / MP3 player / everything.
myclevername has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Fantastic screen resolution, camera quality is excellent, OS is buttery smooth and the phone is uniquely different from most other phones out there is in a good way. No issues so far. Fantastic build quality, battery life, call quality and features to boot. Upgraded to latest OS build 2 weeks ago and the phone is faster than ever. AT&T LTE speeds are over 12Mbs in my house. Tethering is a joy. Nokia Music just got announced. Nokia Drive is free and awesome and the augmented reality app in Nokia City Lens is mind blowing. Now I just have to scheme my way into a Nokia 920 as soon as possible without breaking the bank.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- screen, Nokia exclusive features, camera, LTE speeds / simplicity
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posted on 24 Mar 2013, 23:25 (Posts: 65; Member since: 05 Sep 2012)
rsxl5 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
*** Additional Note:
A month ago while on GPS in deep China mobile suddenly just turned off.. After reboot all locations saved up to the date were gone....
Decision was fast and now L900 (previous Nokia flagship model) is sitting in a drawer replaced by XPERIA Z. After two weeks of use of new Sony mobile I'm very content of it. Never ever Nokia nor WP for me.
* Will post XPERIA Z review in about 1-1.5 week when I have more time to do some additional testing.
L900 original review:
- long battery life (mostly over a full day ; quite often 2 days for me),
- ease of use (tiles are handy after you used to them),
- when you want to make a call it makes a call not hanging for some time (while some other processes are stuck in the background),
- good screen visibility outdoors,
- complete lack of VPN support that results in:
a) Can't access facebook, dropbox, tunein radio and many other from some places (ex: China),
b) Nokia Music is completely useless in China (not even Chinese language songs/streams available ; just nothing ; tried it after watching Nokia's event few minutes ago where they were saying it's a great application available in most of the world),
c) accessing internet over a hot spot means ithat without VPN you're sending data over unencrypted network = security risk (rather something that shall not happen for business phone) ; possible NDA breach,
- photos are not so good as on my two year old SonyEricsson Arc (even in good light conditions they do...Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 8/10Multimedia 5/10Camera 3/10UI speed 6/10Everyday usage 5/10Text input 7/10Display 6/10Battery 9/10
posted on 01 Jul 2012, 23:13 (Posts: 11; Member since: 15 Jun 2012)
The Best Phone
tuneslover has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This the most beautiful phone I have ever seen....however, the most important part is it runs on Windows Phone. Windows Phone OS is crazy smooth and easy. It focuses on communications. People Hub, Message, Live Tile.....It is all that I wanted.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 20 May 2012, 12:52 (Posts: 17; Member since: 03 May 2012)
demarmj has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
The UI is great! Coming from the HTC Aria running rooted running 4.0, I have to say the Aria is a nice phone. It's definately not Android, but I would say it's better than an Iphone. I would also say it's better than any Android phone not running 4.0. A friend of mine who has a Droid X tried it out and couldn't keep his hands off of it. The phone is quality.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 9/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 9/10Battery 9/10
- Metro UI
- Call quality
- Internet Browser Speed
- Nokia Apps
- Facebook/Twitter/Linkedin Integration
- Build Quality
- Screen Brightness
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posted on 11 Sep 2013, 11:25 (Posts: 0; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
ISAAC619 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
This phone is absolutley amazing, its fast and the touch screen is very responsive, there are great apps, great games, and altogether it is a great phone, The music quality is very good and clear, the overall memory is a big 16 GB, the camera and video quality is very good to sum up the phone it is just fantasticBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 31 Mar 2013, 02:05 (Posts: 0; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)
Great device, beautiful, powerful, fast and easy to use.
mbavellar has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
Using it on a daily basis is really a great experience. It feels so fluid for daily tasks. Granted Windows Phone is still immature and lacks many basic details, but it sure gives you an idea of what is to come. Definitely a great option for those wanting to try something totally new and innovative.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 9/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Really fast and fluid.
- Offlien voice-guided GPS Navigation.
- Great Facebook/Twitter integration.
- Free MS Office
- Many great Nokia apps for free,
- Skype over Windows Phone is awesome.
- Very resistant.
- Great sound.
- No USSD for prepaid customers.
- No MMS withoud data connection available.
- Won't get Windows 8
- Selecting text sometimes is an Herculean task.
- Doesn't allow much personalization.
- So far, no Bluetooth file transfer
- No mass storage.
posted on 25 Mar 2013, 17:01 (Posts: 0; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)
lumiaperson27 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Less than a month and its dead...this phone has gone from bad to worse its terrible....don't like it at all...here's why...
So I had a nokia lumia 800 and upgraded to the 900 and I thought at first it would be better...I was wrong. The first couple of days was good the charge just lasted a day and all was going well...but then somehow it broke and wouldn't do anything I am not happy with this phone I then went to the 820 it works better,Build quality 1/10Reception 1/10Call quality 1/10Internet 1/10Multimedia 1/10Camera 1/10UI speed 1/10Everyday usage 1/10Text input 1/10Display 1/10Battery 1/10
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posted on 21 Dec 2012, 12:04 (Posts: 0; Member since: 11 Dec 2012)
Nokia Lumia 900 Running Windows Phone 7.5
WindowsPhoneUser7.5 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Again, like in my review of the Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone, I do not own one of these handsets. In fact, I've spent less time with the Nokia Lumia 900 than the Lumia 800, but i'll do my best to review the Lumia 900! :)
So, firstly, the Lumia 800 is a high end handset, there's no doubt about that, the uni-body casing shows that clearly. But the high end quality shine's brightly! With most high end handsets you'd fine the usual, front facing camera, high end rear camera (8MP or more) and that you can't remove the battery.
Secondly, software: Windows Phone 7.5 to be precise! WP 7.5 runs well and doesn't lag unlike previous versions of android. Social media works well too, the People hub takes care of everything and brings information from all your social networks in real time.
And that's about it, sorry if this review is short, I haven't spent much time with the Lumia 900, but if I do get some more time with the device, I'll post a new review!
Check out the ratings below!
Cheers! :)Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Great camera! :)
- Brilliant HD touch display
- Nice build qaulity
- No micro SD expansion card slot
- Can't remove battery
posted on 05 Nov 2012, 08:42 (Posts: 0; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)
silverSK00G has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
Switched from an galaxy s II to the 900 about two months ago. So far i prefer the windows OS. Unfortunately the marketplace absolutely terrible. Very durable, great battery life, great keyboard, great call quality. Can't wait for the 7.8 updateBuild quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 7/10Multimedia 8/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
- Call Quality
- Windows Marketplace is a ghost town
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posted on 07 Oct 2012, 11:55 (Posts: 0; Member since: 07 Oct 2012)
Still like it!
milkdud32 has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
A really solid phone. Well built, sturdy, and I love the colors. MS Office access, the skydrive, all of it makes it a terrific buy. The nice thing about this phone is the price was low. I wasn't to excited about switching to a Windows phone, but I have to say this thing is terrific.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 7/10UI speed 8/10Everyday usage 9/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
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posted on 31 Jul 2012, 11:08 (Posts: 0; Member since: 31 Jul 2012)
Nokia Lumia 900
gogogobulls has owned it for less than year before publishing this review
I use it daily for everything: calendar, audio books, podcasts, email, GPS navigation, bus schedule, photos, photo editing, facebook, twitter, news, weather, search (mostly verbal by holding down the start button), membership card management, ... Oh ya and phone calls and texting too ;) It is a great phone, many useful Nokia exclusive apps. It is beautiful.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Great apps
- The camera is good, but could be better
- Would like it to get Win Phone 8, but it has virtually everything I need for the next 2 years.
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posted on 09 Jul 2012, 06:47 (Posts: 2; Member since: 09 Jul 2012)
1234review4321 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Good start but a long way to go to be considered high end. Using last gen's tech really lets this phone down.
The unnaturally high reviews are purely based on the love for the nokia of old, im not saying this is a bad phone, im just saying there are better phones out there by a big margin.
Apps are starting to get there and thats not really a deal breaker for me, but again a high end price for a mid-range phone is really a bit silly.
BTW in my country unlocked purchase is the rule not the exception.Build quality 7/10Reception 7/10Call quality 7/10Internet 3/10Multimedia 4/10Camera 5/10UI speed 5/10Everyday usage 4/10Text input 4/10Display 3/10Battery 5/10
- Looks nice
- Mid range specs, high end price
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posted on 06 Jul 2012, 10:30 (Posts: 4; Member since: 17 Jan 2012)
I love it!
HG305 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
So this phones design is awesome. The screen is beautiful and the UI is amazing. It's fast and stylish. Compared to the HTC Radar, the screen definitely makes a difference.The cyan color is great. The camera is great. Nokia did an amazing job.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 10/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 10/10
- Responsive to the touch
- Windows Marketpace def needs work
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posted on 06 Jun 2012, 17:14 (Posts: 0; Member since: 06 Jun 2012)
Switching from BB was a great idea
theandrewsoh has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
I used a BB since it first came out, didn't need to make the jump to a smart phone since BB did what I needed. I had tried smartphones and BB’s with the touch screen keyboard but my fat fingers always seemed to miss the proper letters, yet another reason not to jump from BB. I was worried about the Lumia 900 keyboard but thought it was best to make the jump. My wife needed a new phone and we decided to move her from Verizon to AT&T since my job uses AT&T products I could help her when questions came up. With W 7.5 I should be able to do many of my work tasks (I’m and IT dude) from the phone when access to a PC isn’t available because of traveling, lunch etc. I should have read up more on the Phone 7 because the lack of VPN access is a letdown. For the normal end user this won’t be a problem, for IT folks it is. We were more excited about the 8mp camera than actually taking pictures in the store otherwise we most likely would have chosen a different device. Despite having the 8mp camera, this phone just doesn’t take clear pictures. Let me state, the wife takes thousands of pictures a month on a digital camera and her old smartphone; (we have a 4 year old son) and know how to use a camera. My coworker has an older Samsung Focus and laughed at how poor quality the Nokia L9 camera pictures are. We were snapping pictures of the same object with his phone and with mine. Needless to say, the L9 pictures were HORRIBLE his Focus were brilliant, bright and crystal clear. I have...Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 7/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 2/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 7/10Battery 7/10
- FAST access
- LOTS of apps
- Ability to lock SIM & Keyboard
- camera doesn't take clear pictures for 8mp
- battery doesn't last
- lacks VPN capability
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posted on 01 Jun 2012, 14:59 (Posts: 0; Member since: 01 Dec 2011)
3rd Windows phone owned
rformanaz has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
started with Focus, Focus S and now Lumina 900. The form factor of the Focus was nicer because of the size and thikness. You could carry in your pocket without noticing. The 900 is a little bulky and heavy. Aside from that it is quality through and through. The LTE speed is really nice. At first I didn't think it would make that big a difference but it certainly does. I haven't had the best luck with the camera. Its good but I've also owned several versions of the iPhone and apple seems to take the edge here. Moving to Zune was a bit of a learning curve over iTunes but in the end I like it just as much as iTunes and with the music pass I give the edge to Zune.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 10/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 9/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 9/10
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posted on 13 Aug 2012, 19:27
This is one impressive device.
ucancallmenickk has owned it for less than 3 months before publishing this review
This phone has been like night and day compared to my Nokia N9 and even my old iPhone 4 I was using before that. It's fast (never lagged) and it has everything. I always get people coming up to me asking what it is and wanting to touch it. Its cyan (blue) color really stands out in a crowd of black and white iPhones. It's the first phone that I haven't regretted buying right after other than my Original iPhone back in 2007. The only thing I kind of hate is the camera, it's autofocus is TERRIBLE.Build quality 10/10Reception 10/10Call quality 8/10Internet 9/10Multimedia 7/10Camera 6/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 8/10Text input 10/10Display 10/10Battery 7/10
- Design and colors
- Easily syncs with my mac
- Text input is top notch
- 4G LTE
- Perfect amount of apps
- User Interface is pretty
- Local Scout
- The front camera looks HD
- Speak to text when using bluetooth while driving
- Battery isn't the best, but lasts for a day
- Camera Autofocus
- Speakerphone quality
- Nokia Maps/Drive/Transit UI
- No Streetview-like experience
- Gets boring
- The GPS is occasionally inaccurate
- No Screen Capture option
- Xbox Live isn't meant to be on a phone
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posted on 14 May 2012, 22:51
Amazing upgrade from my Focus
nwright94 has owned it for less than month before publishing this review
Great build quality, display's saturation and outdoor viewability makes up for the lower resolution, camera takes great shots once you figure out how to use the settings to your advantage, great data speeds, and amazing Windows Phone experience.Build quality 10/10Reception 9/10Call quality 9/10Internet 10/10Multimedia 10/10Camera 8/10UI speed 10/10Everyday usage 10/10Text input 10/10Display 8/10Battery 8/10
- fast LTE
- great call quality
- great outdoor viewability
- speakerphone tinny
- camera learning curve
- display could be higher resolution
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