Back at CES, we had the pleasure to go up close and personal with the Nokia Lumia 900 – a promising Windows Phone device bound for AT&T. What makes it promising you ask? Well, it has catchy looks, potent hardware, and it is among the first LTE-capable Windows Phone devices.
The smartphone is expected to launch no later than next month, and until then, let us go over its specs sheet and see what goodies the Nokia Lumia 900 has in stock.
If you are familiar with what the Nokia Lumia 800 looks like, the first thing that you will notice about the Lumia 900 is that it looks more or less the same, only bigger. However, that is not necessarily a bad thing. With its unibody construction and polycarbonate shell in different colors, the smartphone sure looks and feels a bit different from the smartphones that we tinker with on a daily basis. And being different might just be what will grab the attention of AT&T's customers once the smartphone lands on the carrier's shelves.
With a thickness of 11.5 millimeters (0.45 inches), the Lumia 900 is far from being outstandingly thin, but it cannot be called overly thick either. It could have used a little exercise, however, as it tips the scale at 160 grams (5.64 ounces).
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What glows on the smartphone's front is a 4.3-inch AMOLED display enhanced with Nokia's ClearBlack technology. And looking at it is a pleasure, we might add, as it became evident during our Nokia Lumia 900 hands-on. As the case is with today's AMOLED panels, colors look vibrant and punchy even when the display is viewed at an angle.
The display's size may be nothing special by today's standards, but should satisfy the needs of most smartphone users. Same can be said about it's resolution of 480 by 800 pixels, which albeit being sufficient for every-day tasks, won't be capable of providing the sharpness and clarity that we can experience with an HD display. Still, it is nice knowing that the Lumia 900's screen uses a standard RGB pixel arrangement instead of a PenTile display matrix.