Nokia hopes to get its own piece of the smartphone market pie with the launch of the Lumia 900. This unit is a member of the three-part Lumia series. Of the smartphones that Nokia introduced in this series, the 900 has the best specifications and, because of that, is now being considered as Nokia’s new flagship phone. It even possibly has the best features compared to others in Nokia’s line-up. This phone was announced in early 2012 soon after Nokia announced its partnership with Microsoft, which has attracted loyal patrons from all over the world.
Lumia 900 Features
It has a quite a heavy and a very solid build but arguably could have benefited more from a nearly borderless display much like the Lumia 800. If size is what you are after, then this phone is definitely a contender.
Lumia 900 Specifications
In terms of specifications, this phone boasts of the new Windows Phone 7.5 OS which can be updated to 7.8 as confirmed by Microsoft. It has a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with Nokia ClearBlack Display and allows the user to experience a screen resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, which display very crisp pictures and videos. The display is just really stunning and can be currently considered one of the best.
The 8 MP camera with Carl Zeiss optics along with the 1 MP secondary camera will definitely not fail you in mobile photography and at 16GB of storage; it will fit a good number of all of your music, pictures and videos. Like many top-performing smartphones, it could have been better if it came with and expandable memory.
A 1.4 GHZ Scorpion processor with its 512 of RAM will be more than enough for your computing needs. The download and upload speeds on this baby are also impressive and its LTE speed reach as high as 20 Mbps during download and 7Mbps during upload. Running on Microsoft’s new Windows Phone OS, this phone is very responsive and elegantly simple to use.
Nokia also built a GPS navigation app for this phone, which is probably the best out there since it can be used even if the phone is on offline mode. Another good thing about the Lumia 900 is its battery life which can last up to 2 days on standby, which is quite a feat for a powerful smartphone.
Another excellent feature of the Lumia 900 is its wifi hotspot, so the user can share internet with other wifi devices in its vicinity. Moreover, like many Nokia phones, it supports Bluetooth technology for faster file sharing.
Things that Need Improvement
Nokia outdid itself in the creation of the Lumia series. It is somehow a break away with the old Symbian platforms and just goes to show that the mobile manufacturing leader is ready to challenge the smartphone bigwigs head on. However, there are certain areas where improvement can still be done. For instance, the lack of a removable battery due to the unibody design is not always an advantage as batteries cannot be replaced right away when they are damaged.
Lumia 900 Operating System
Another thing is that the OS is very much streamlined and bloatware—or useless software that might take away computing power – should not be installed. Also, since it runs on WP7, there are many more things that could be improved with respect to the user interface like app support and more. This is, however, not Nokia’s shortcoming but rather Microsoft’s yet it possibly affects people’s decisions to buy or not.
The Lumia 900 is indeed worthy of becoming Nokia’s newest flagship phone. Personally, I believe it is one of the best phones that Nokia has created. All in all, this baby seems to run very smoothly with no hiccups whatsoever. And fans of Windows phones would definitely have to consider the Lumia 900 and compare it with other Windows mobiles.
However, one thing that will turn off Windows phones fanatics is the lack of an upgrade path to WP8. The extra weight is not even enough to discourage serious WP buyers in buying this phone. In fact, weight is good because it makes the unit feel extra durable.