Nokia Lumia 900 Specs Review

Nokia Lumia 900 Specs Review
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).

You can compare the Nokia Lumia 900 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.


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.

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Lumia 900
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB,
  • Battery 1830 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 7.8



13. torr310

Posts: 1737; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Nokia N9 white is the best looking one

12. gkquiambao

Posts: 62; Member since: Nov 23, 2011

i find Windows Phone and Nokia more and more boring everyday.

8. Striker

Posts: 92; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

Excellent phone with great OS from a great company! Go Nokia and MS!

7. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

At 99$, this is going to be a wonderful option. Nokia wants back in the marketplace here in the US, and Microsoft needs a hit to put pressure on Verizon and Sprint to support WP. The 900 is certainly under some pressure to be a hit.

10. ReturningToNokia

Posts: 130; Member since: Jul 09, 2011

$99 is the rumoured price. Don't get your hopes up :)

11. snowgator

Posts: 3630; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Too late. :-)

6. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

when choosing a WP7 handset.. ill go for nokia... great hardware and they make very durable devices... in my own opinion nokia has the best line up of WP handsets... (and lets wait for more)

4. Jericho unregistered

i aint gonna buy this phone(hate nokia) but i wouldn't say that it is a bad phone. I am waiting for samsung focus s variant omnia s. I can't get it why are the pictures of lumia 900 so dull on your shots while the other's have great saturated colors.

3. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

HTC Titan(s) are still the best Windows phones on the market...

2. EarnYourLeather

Posts: 87; Member since: Feb 14, 2012

I would consider 16GB, with no expansion capability, outdated for the smartphone market. Also no usb mass storage? I didn't know that was a convention for windows phones, but I don't understand why people aren't ardently pushing for it. What, is it using windows media sync or something?

9. -box-

Posts: 3991; Member since: Jan 04, 2012

Apple's highest selling phones are 16GB models. WindowsPhone comes with 25GB of free storage via Microsoft SkyDrive. Onboard storage isn't as important anymore thanks to the cloud, and also the ability of storing unused files on an external source Granted, I very much love having MicroSD cards to move my stuff from one phone to the other without syncing, but if it lowers the cost of purchase and/or ownership, I'm for it

1. henrickrw

Posts: 408; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

Resolution is not always the key factor. This handset looks great.

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