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Nokia Lumia 900 Review

Nokia Lumia 900

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Nokia Lumia 900 Review
Backed by the strong volume output experienced through its earpiece and speakerphone, we find calling quality on the Nokia Lumia 900 to be nearly perfect. In addition to its ample tones, voices on both ends of the line are discernibly clear and natural – without a shred of noise or static muddying down the results.

Testing out the smartphone within the greater Philadelphia area, we didn’t experience any situations when its signal strength would fluctuate tremendously, nor did we experience any dropped calls.

Despite getting a sampling of 4G LTE speeds while in New York City for a brief time, we mainly used the handset with HSPA+ connectivity instead. Similar to previous Windows Phones, its battery life is indeed likeable seeing we’re able to get 1 ½ days of normal usage out of a full charge, which is well in line to previous devices. Furthermore, its 1,830 mAh battery is able to push out over 8 hours of continuous talk time, which is an improvement over the 7 hours it’s rated for. Content for the most part, those results are expected to decrease if it’s used primarily under 4G LTE connectivity.


Conclusion:

After spending some quality time with the Nokia Lumia 900, we have to admit, we’re not entirely blown away by it. Rather, it’s essentially yet another device that we’ve experienced on numerous occasions in the past already – and it merely plays to the same level found with existing Windows Phones like the HTC Titan and Samsung Focus S. Of course, we do like the fact that it’s sporting 4G LTE connectivity, but beyond that, it doesn’t have anything particularly exciting in the hardware front – though, we have to give credit that it has a unique looking design.

If we take out LTE out of the equation, the Lumia 900 isn’t anything special. However, we seriously need to give some props to both Nokia and AT&T for agreeing on a price point that is unbelievable in so many aspects. At $99.99 with a 2-year contract, it’s an uncharacteristic price point, and even more, it’s unheard of in this day and age. Yet, that’s what it is in the books people! Surely, it’s going to attract a whole lot of attention and stir some things up with the competition, but in the end, it boasts a ton of value for buck.

Despite not being the most cutting edge thing out there, it’s a valiant offering from Nokia’s camp – and by far more alluring than T-Mobile’s Nokia Lumia 710. As we’ve seen, it’s not entirely flawless with its offerings and performance, but when it delivers enough quality elements to the table, combined with its stellar pricing, it’s sure to stand head above water over the competition. Ultimately, its pricing is what makes the Nokia Lumia 900 so agreeable over other things.

Software version of the reviewed unit:
Software: Windows Phone 7.5
OS Version: 7.10.8112.7

Nokia Lumia 900 Review:



Pros

  • Super affordable at $99.99 on-contract
  • Unique and solid design
  • Great calling quality
  • 4G LTE connectivity

Cons

  • Shoots some average photos & videos
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Nokia Lumia 900

Nokia Lumia 900

OS: Windows Phone 7.8 7.5 Refresh 7.5 Mango
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PhoneArena rating:
8Good
Display4.3 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (217 ppi) AMOLED
Camera8 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 APQ8055, Single core, 1400 MHz, Scorpion processor
0.5 GB RAM
Size5.03 x 2.70 x 0.45 inches
(127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm)
5.64 oz  (160 g)
Battery1830 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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