The battle of the $99 phones: which one would you get?

The battle of the $99 phones: which one would you get?
The Nokia Lumia 900 officially declared the price battle on: the handset has a daring price of only $99.99 with a two-year contract on AT&T, brings LTE connectivity and is Nokia’s current top model. It’s also blue, if that wasn’t enough.

But does it hold ground against the iPhone and Android heavyweights? And which of the $100 phones would you get? Why? Is the Nokia Lumia 900 a worthy competitor and will it “smoke” the rest, as Microsoft and Nokia claim in their campaign? Does its color matter? What about the OS? And what’s the meaning of life?

Oh, nevermind the last question, what we’re asking you to do is pretty simple. Without having to actually spend money, you can earmark a phone and make it virtually yours. Right here, right now. A $100 phone only, on AT&T. So, with no further ado - which of the three handsets would you get right now? Your opinion matters. Actually, the future of a certain universe probably depends on your answers. No less. So just go ahead and save the world - vote!

To make it fair, we've picked phones only on AT&T where the Lumia 900 will be available come April 8th. All of the phones are currently listed as retailing for $99.99 with a two-year contract agreement. Also, feel free to let us know what's your favorite $99.99 phone in the comments below. 

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110. stunningsid

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 20, 2011

hey.....all the device are good but ..............according to me.....PA should have pitted the devices of 2012....not 2011.But who gets the deal of the lifetime like device in 99$.

96. jsoliz1985

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 08, 2011

Not only would i choose the Galaxy S II, I actually just purchased that very phone this morning. Although i do agree that the Vivid should be on this list due to the current price and immediate availability of ICS, but it was the Vivid that i returned to the store to get the GSII due to the Vivid's battery life. I would love to have LTE but right now AT&T doesn't have an LTE phone with battery life good enough yet, Too bad the RAZR MAXX isn't on AT&T as a subsidized phone.

91. DontHateOnS60

Posts: 872; Member since: Apr 20, 2009

S II is probably the biggest steal when you look at the specs. Experience comes down to the user.

85. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

oh gawd is like going back a year ago on PA....... and I'm talking about the post lately

97. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

lol, i made the exact same complaint on the other thread about he apple lawyers being yelled at by the judge.

79. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

cmon now if anything you should count on the htc vivid it has the official update to ice cream for 99 bucks


Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

WTF Android troll's on Apple+ Troll's on Android+ Android Troll's on Window's+ Apple Troll's on Window's+ Window's Troll on Android+ Android Troll's on Blackberry........


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

blackberry? no blackberry is out .. no need to troll there

69. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

A new era of Windows trolls?


Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 03, 2012


84. hepresearch unregistered

Funny to see taco50 resurrected... funny to see IPHONE using words like "dodo" and "dime-bar" just like that APPLE.ROYALIST goofball that got banned... funny to see taco50 and IPHONE always on around the same time, and cross-commenting support to each other... almost makes me wonder if taco50 = IPHONE? And yes, for what it's worth, it wouldn't surprise me if Windows developed a troll-ish following akin to the extremist iFanatics... Android has a few themselves, but the iPhone extremists are more grating on the nerves, I think...


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Same to! I'm confused to...... What's going on.... Yea i do remember reading his comment's! How could any-one forget that name.... but he was so funny tho!GENARAL LEVY and APPLE ROYALLY!

89. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

TROLL.ISAHA = IPHONE / GENERAL LEVY and you arent funny just annoying and a bit psycho making seperate accounts and taking different sides


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

What a joke! You mad or some-thing.....


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

lmao! yea they all came out of nowhere

78. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

yeah i am waiting to see the Lumia come close to the sales number of any of those 2 contenders. if it's so popular as this poll says, we ought to see it do good.

81. andro.

Posts: 1999; Member since: Sep 16, 2011

When Nokia extremist fans mutates into a windows troll an emotional mess of a creature is born!

83. hepresearch unregistered

Thank goodness I got out of my Nokia fanboyism when the Nokisoft/Microkia "Elopocalypse" happened... I wouldn't want to be an emotional mess of a creature...


Posts: 3131; Member since: Jan 12, 2010

OH MY GOD?!? CAN IT BE TRUE?!? Has the legendary taco returned?!? PLEASE! CAN I HAVE YOUR AUTOGRAPH?!?!

63. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Oddly enough, i voted for the 900. Ive been dying for the SGS2 forever, and the ATT SGS2 is exynos equiped... but the SGS3 is right around the corner so i figured something new and fresh would be more fun on the short term, since the SGS3 is where my real money is going. :)

60. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

The Galaxy S2 no question. The Lumia is an underpowered single core and so is the Iphone 4.


Posts: 701; Member since: Jun 07, 2011

Those window tiles are HORRIBLE!!!!


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012


59. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1778; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

so ugly


Posts: 16; Member since: Apr 03, 2012

Yea... so ugly!

43. hunted

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 21, 2011

Me to Lumia 900 :)


Posts: 535; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

Me to Nokia N9.....

40. sudhar131998

Posts: 63; Member since: Sep 06, 2011

hey guys if speed is your thing , it is better to get lumia 900 for more info see the official windows phone channel on youtube. For those who go for camera it is also better to go with the lumia 900 because in 1080p video recording of galaxy s2 is bad because it uses the center of the camera and at the same time since it is a little zoomed in , ou will notice a lot of hand shakes which ruin the video also at the same time glalxy s2 has a bad mike for recording video as it utilizes the dual mono recording while nokia through a future update will make the lumia 900 to inherit the rich audio recording nokia 808 has but not 140dB but maybe till 100dB in camera but are perfect but maybe people will prefer galaxy s2 beacuse it has many features for picture taking. The windows phone app store may not be that good but it is still catching up with ios and android and though you cannot root or do something like jailbreak to acess some paid applications for free windows phone atleast provides a feature called try before pay and you do not need to install some special launchers as windows phone interface is the best so therefore what I am trying to say is windows phone is still equal to android in most places

66. Cwebb

Posts: 501; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

...',,!??!!:;""....... I think you forgot those...

28. 0o0blackstar0o0 unregistered

How can i get these for $100 ?

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