Nokia Lumia 900: Complete Review and Specs

The latest Windows Nokia Lumia 900 smartphone from Nokia uses the strengths of its predecessor by adding a large 4.3 inch screen, better battery life and compatibility 3G to 42 Mbit / s.

Lumia 900 smartphone

The promise

Unveiled at CES in Las Vegas in January 2012, the Windows phone from Nokia, the Lumia 900, is now available in almost every country. From a design and equipment very similar to its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 800, this new model is distinguished by much larger screen of 4.3 inches. Its performances so far are they identical? The below written review will answer your all questions regarding this phone.

Reality

Lumia 900 is a Windows phone version 7.5 Mango, and probably the last of this system has to be marketed as the first Windows Phone 8 terminals will emerge before the end of the year. Knowing that Microsoft does not provide updates for WP7.5 to WP8 – only an intermediate version (7.8) showing a few tricks of the next system – This new smartphone from Nokia signed with a slight handicap!

Like most Windows phones, However, the device has many advantages: an interface design, practical and perfectly smooth, fast Web browser, a download platform still half shade in front of the App store but growing (100,000 apps available) and , related to the Nokia brand, exclusive applications like Nokia GPS to guide Drive. Very close to 800 Lumia, Lumia 900 offers the user an experience very similar (except the big screen). So we basically looked at the differences between the two phones.
A wide screen that suffers from a medium definition

Echoing the great design of its predecessor, the Lumia 900 was less convincing because of its more massive dimensions. Bigger, wider, heavier (161 grams), it is unlikely to appeal to fans of discrete models in hand but the grip of the mobile remains satisfactory with a hull excellent finish, curvaceous and nice texture.

On a pleasant display quality with a maximum contrast ratio, this screen suffers from a lack of resolution shouting over its competitors equipped with HD screen like the Galaxy SIII or Sony Xperia S (217 dpi against 342 for the Sony). Involved the specifications inherent in Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 (with a resolution limited to 480 x 800 points regardless of the size of the slab). A gap that is especially bothersome when reading Web pages, with the need to enlarge the small print.
No bugs on autonomy as Lumia 800

In terms of power, both smartphones deliver performance comparable (same system, same processor at 1.4 GHz, even memory of 512 MB). However, the concerns of autonomy that marked the launch of Lumia 800 not return with the Lumia 900, also equipped with a larger capacity battery (1830 mAh against 1450). The autonomy of the latter, although not excellent, is still acceptable with more than 7:30 and 4:30 on appeal in Web browsing. It even shows rather good video playback with a measured time of 7:20.

In multimedia, capable of delivering good photos with its 8 megapixel sensor, the Lumia 900 knows the same weakness as the 800. The automatic mode is unable to handle a subject close (just a few tens of centimeters). The user must then switch to macro mode, otherwise blurred. Video (HD 720p) are, however, rather fluid and of satisfactory quality.

Lumia 900: the first 3G smartphone with 42 Mbit / s

Finally, the Lumia 900 sold for a few days in many countries is not compatible with the 4G model was introduced to us in the U.S. in January 2012.

Like the new Apple iPad tablet side, this is the first smartphone dual carrier, which means it manages mobile data rates up ‘to 42 Mbit / s (2 x 21 Mbit / s). This very broadband is being deployed at Bouygues, SFR and Orange. Good news for fans of surf … provided, of course, be on one coverage area to 42 Mbit / s.

The verdict

With Nokia Lumia 900 original design, finish quality, speed of execution of tasks, its AMOLED display and its proprietary embedded applications (Drive Nokia, Nokia Music, etc..), The Windows phone Lumia 900 takes over the assets of 800. While the device is a bit massive but the user benefits in exchange for a 4.3-inch wide slab. Finally, although not excellent, the autonomy of the smartphone remains correct. Today is the first mobile compatible with the offers very high speed (42 Mbit / s) being deployed in operators.