TechSpot: Nokia Lumia 900 Review - Windows Phone's New Hero Device

The Nokia Lumia 900 represents a number of firsts: it is the first high-end Windows Phone from Nokia to arrive in the U.S., it is the first 4G LTE smartphone from Nokia, and it is one of the first 4G LTE Windows Phones on the market.

Like the Lumia 800 that preceded it, the Lumia 900 features stunning industrial design, great build quality, and a fantastic ClearBlack AMOLED display. Add in great network performance, solid battery life, and a fast and fluid user interface thanks to Windows Phone 7.5, and you start to see that Nokia really might have a winner on their hands.

Unfortunately, it's not all peaches and roses with the Lumia 900, as its seemingly capable camera does not live up to expectations in real world performance. Additionally, the Windows Phone Marketplace still doesn't offer nearly as many apps as its iOS and Android counterparts, though it has grown tremendously in recent months.

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Beyond Godlike said,
Only an idiot would realize every market is different.

So every market is different, but you are calling Americans, who live in a different market than you, spoiled because you live in a market that charges a higher price? Makes a lot of sense.

And as for finishing high school, try reading that quote of yours again. You may need to go back to high school to brush up on your English a bit.

rajputwarrior said,

it's okay, maybe one day you'll learn how to negotiate. i must not being doing bad for a high school kid. oh yeah, my market was a small town in BC of 60 000 people where rogers, telus and bell are the only ones that are round. good game bro.

And each company charges differently per province..

Razorfolds said,
500 min, unlimited text, and 5gb data package would cost me $110 a month not including tax.

The first month would be $146 (not including tax) because of AT&Ts $36 activation fee.

Whilst I'm on a sim only package, I pay £10/$16 equiv for that. $110 is outrageous.

Razorfolds said,
The only complaint I have with the 900 (haven't used one in person though) is how the screen sticks up above the body. If you take a look at the 800 the screen curves into the body giving it an elegant feel, with the 900 it juts out.

No idea why Nokia did that but meh.

Edit: That and LTE is just a ****ing money grab tbh. Sure its nice and fast but AT&Ts data plans for it are just absurd... $50 a month for 5gb ($10 per gb over that limit).


It puzzles me why would USA have high priced data plans (here in Russia I pay ~20$ a month for unlimited data at full speed till 20Gb, which then slows down to 128kbps).

rajputwarrior said,
40 bucks gets me data, unlimited texting, 1000 long distance, enhanced voicemail, call display (that shows who is actually calling without having the number in my phone), my10 and a bunch of other stuff. oh yeah no 6 dollar service fee.

oh yeah free galaxy tab, all i had to do is get a 20 dollar flex plan for a year.

Despite having a poor selection of phones, on Virgin Mobile, I get unlimited texts and data with 300 minutes for $25.00/mo

satukoro said,
Despite having a poor selection of phones, on Virgin Mobile, I get unlimited texts and data with 300 minutes for $25.00/mo

exactly, that guy is getting bent over. if i didn't have a contract with rogers I would hit up one of the smaller guys in the larger cities. they have some unreal deals.

"the Windows Phone Marketplace still doesn't offer nearly as many apps as its iOS and Android counterparts".

Ummm, well of course not, look at the relative ages of the marketplaces.

Walrush said,
"the Windows Phone Marketplace still doesn't offer nearly as many apps as its iOS and Android counterparts".

Ummm, well of course not, look at the relative ages of the marketplaces.


It would be funny if WP8 marketplace surpasses Android by count some day. May be then people would in turn talk about quality and not quantity.
Although I'm not saying that WP7 apps in average better than on iOS or Android. It's hard enough to count garbage/clone apps and compare percentage, but comparing quality is quite subjective matter.

Walrush said,
"the Windows Phone Marketplace still doesn't offer nearly as many apps as its iOS and Android counterparts".

Ummm, well of course not, look at the relative ages of the marketplaces.

Yeah. Given it's growth, I am shocked people are still giving them a hard time for this.

andrewbares said,
They said that the speakers on the Lumia 900 are quiet????

They're the loudest I've ever used!

I agree. I liked the sound on my Focus, but I was not prepared for how great the Lumia 900 speaker sounds.

ScubaDog said,

I agree. I liked the sound on my Focus, but I was not prepared for how great the Lumia 900 speaker sounds.

They actually made them loud? On my Lumia 800 its quite quiet, probably the only negative overall really for me

I got into the "number of apps" argument with an iPhone fanboy. This just angers me beyond belief. There are 80,000 apps for Windows Phone. So, you fools tell me how many apps you have on your device, why don't you? It's just stupid---STUPID---to whine about the number of apps. The important thing is NOT how many. The important thing is whether or not the platform has the specific apps you need. Don't ANYone tell me there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone. And don't tell me it doesn't have apps you need unless you know for a FACT it doesn't. PERIOD.

ScubaDog said,
I got into the "number of apps" argument with an iPhone fanboy. This just angers me beyond belief. There are 80,000 apps for Windows Phone. So, you fools tell me how many apps you have on your device, why don't you? It's just stupid---STUPID---to whine about the number of apps. The important thing is NOT how many. The important thing is whether or not the platform has the specific apps you need. Don't ANYone tell me there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone. And don't tell me it doesn't have apps you need unless you know for a FACT it doesn't. PERIOD.

Welcome to a capitalistic society which, in order to survive, needs to instill consumerism as the top, compelling emotion for its citizens..........
More, bigger, richer is the goal; no time for a second thought about quality.............
Btw no, I am not immune from this trend as well.......

ScubaDog said,
I got into the "number of apps" argument with an iPhone fanboy. This just angers me beyond belief. There are 80,000 apps for Windows Phone. So, you fools tell me how many apps you have on your device, why don't you? It's just stupid---STUPID---to whine about the number of apps. The important thing is NOT how many. The important thing is whether or not the platform has the specific apps you need. Don't ANYone tell me there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone. And don't tell me it doesn't have apps you need unless you know for a FACT it doesn't. PERIOD.

It's an old and tired argument, as long as it has the apps you want/need then there is no issue. The total number means jack in the end, as long as MS works to get the big name apps the majority of people use or want then the rest is a matter of marketing and or bragging rights.

ScubaDog said,
I got into the "number of apps" argument with an iPhone fanboy. This just angers me beyond belief. There are 80,000 apps for Windows Phone. So, you fools tell me how many apps you have on your device, why don't you? It's just stupid---STUPID---to whine about the number of apps. The important thing is NOT how many. The important thing is whether or not the platform has the specific apps you need. Don't ANYone tell me there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone. And don't tell me it doesn't have apps you need unless you know for a FACT it doesn't. PERIOD.

Why do you need a number. How about we list them and see if you can match it?

ScubaDog said,
I got into the "number of apps" argument with an iPhone fanboy. This just angers me beyond belief. There are 80,000 apps for Windows Phone. So, you fools tell me how many apps you have on your device, why don't you? It's just stupid---STUPID---to whine about the number of apps. The important thing is NOT how many. The important thing is whether or not the platform has the specific apps you need. Don't ANYone tell me there aren't enough apps for Windows Phone. And don't tell me it doesn't have apps you need unless you know for a FACT it doesn't. PERIOD.

As much as I like WP, it, at least for the next few years, will never be a device to get first crack at apps. I agree that there is nothing critical that's not on WP but sometimes its pretty basic stuff, like banking apps, if you had a choice to have it wouldn't you? Unfortunately that 'nice to have app that I use one a month' list keeps growing.

Munroe said,
It should be noted that LTE is not 4G, it is still officially classified as 3G.

It should be noted that 4G LTE is better than anything else at the moment.

UndergroundWire said,

It should be noted that 4G LTE is better than anything else at the moment.

It should be noted that LTE is not 4G...LTE Advanced is 4G but no-one offers it yet.

"Additionally, the Windows Phone Marketplace still doesn't offer nearly as many apps as its iOS and Android counterparts. . ."
I hate when this is included as a negative point... The OS has been out for far less than Android/iOS.

So YOU DON'T SAY!

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