Nokia Lumia 900 Smartphone: Complete Review & Specs

The fate of the flagship smartphone Nokia Lumia 900 in the market was unenviable. It took just a couple of months of the device on the market, as Microsoft has announced a new mobile operating system Windows Phone 8, which is incompatible with the Lumia 900. Yes, and hurried to release. Moreover, Nokia has a new flagship Lumia 920. However, with the arrival on the market of smartphones on WP8, Lumia 900 sales continue, and even get an upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8. Accordingly, the price for the former flagship has already started to decline.

Lumia 900

Design of Nokia Lumia 900:

Talking about the appearance of Nokia Lumia 900, venture to repeat, because design is nearly the same as younger model Lumia 800. Still, smartphones in hand, felt quite differently. Lumia 900 dimensions are 127.8 x 65.8 x 11.5 mm, weight – 160 grams, which is a device with a 4.3-inch display, pretty much.
Still looks Lumia 900 is still good, the design tried in Nokia N9 and Lumia 800 is very successful, and has not yet had time to date. Despite the size, the smartphone is easy to handle, thanks to the rounded corners and well balanced body.
Overall, the design of Nokia Lumia 900 can be called concise, but Nokia tried to diversify it with colored casing.
The use of polycarbonate in black, white and blue allows you to choose to suit your style and taste.
Wearing qualities

Lumia 900

Its polycarbonate case, as before, is a durable material, which, in addition, it is difficult to scratch. Fastest presentation loses polished metal strip around the camera, it quickly covered with scratches when carrying the phone without a case, which, incidentally, is not included with your smartphone.
The display of the Nokia Lumia 900 is covered with protective glass Gorilla Glass but expect that it will not appear scratches – not worth it.

Ergonomics of Nokia Lumia 900:

The display of Nokia Lumia 900 is well recognized and capacitive clicking, and supports Multi-Touch.
Below the display are three touch-sensitive function buttons: back, home and search. They can be used to, but the most complaints, even after a long time with the smartphone, will cause clicking on the search button due random reason occur most often.

The top of the Nokia Lumia 900 is 3.5 mm headphone jack, a microphone, microUSB connector and a slot for microSIM.
On the side of Nokia Lumia 900 is a volume control button, lock / unlock, and the button to activate the camera. Despite the relatively high density of the buttons to work with them is quite comfortable. Especially want to commend Nokia for the decision to place the button lock / unlock the device on the right side, it is really convenient to use.
Display
Nokia Lumia 900 is using 4.3-inch capacitive touch screen with ClearBlack technology and a very high resolution of 800 x 480 pixels.
Nothing original in the display, it uses AMOLED matrix with well-known advantages and disadvantages.

 

The good about the display is excellent viewing angles, the standard black color and normal behavior in the sun, and from the bad – an unnatural color and PenTile, so the pixels on the screen visible to the naked eye.
Interface and applications

Lumia 900 runs under the operating system Windows Phone 7.5. Official update to the latest smartphone Windows Phone 8 does not work, Microsoft will release just like in appearance, but more simplified update WP 7.8. Visually, it will be almost the same with the latest version of the OS, plus the built-in applications will be updated, so initially the difference between the systems is not so obvious. This plays into the hands of Nokia, which still counts for some time to sell Lumia 900 and 800.

 

I can say that in the current state of the Windows Phone looks and works quite well. Platform is not all popular applications, but for the last six months the number of programs are increased, and among them even gets decent use copies.
In Windows Phone 7.5 has many controversial issues, but most of all I did not like the built-in email client with Gmail. Due to some and not compatibility issues, in response to the letter with a long subject or when forwarding messages with an attachment, the recipient receives just a bunch of random characters. This is satisfied by disabling sync mail through Google and creates a separate account via IMAP. It seems to be nothing complicated, but it is unpleasant. In addition, you should pay attention to the fact that a number of applications in the Windows Phone can run slowly.
Camera

Lumia 900

Nokia has almost always focuses on the quality of the cameras in their smartphones. But, unfortunately, Nokia Lumia 900 in this respects nothing to boast. Despite the 8-megapixel camera, the quality of pictures taken with it is average.

On the street during the day can be made more or less high-quality images, but in general, the camera in Lumia 900 does not quite live up to the quality of Galaxy SIII or iPhone 4S.
Operation and autonomy

Nokia Lumia 900 uses a system-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055 processor with a single core 1.4 GHz, 512 MB of graphics memory and MDM9200. Despite the fact today quad-core processors have reached to smartphones, Lumia 900 does not suffer from speed problem. I’ve never been able to face a slowdown or interface applications. Only some third-party programs can run for longer than usual, but there is a question for the optimization software.

 

Built-in memory of Nokia Lumia 900 with 16 GB and it cannot be extended; the body of smartphone is made from a single piece of plastic. And if the application is not a big problem, usually they take up little space, the entire music collection on the phone may not fit.
With the quality of reception and transmission of voice during a call at the Lumia 900 is not suffering from any problem. The external speaker has an average volume not to miss a call in a noisy environment is better to use vibration.

 

The sound quality through the headphones is above average, music lovers do not you recommend such a device, but for most users it can replace with the portable player.
The most interesting thing, of course, the battery life of this smartphone. The full charge of the battery at an average load Lumia 900 runs a day. Most often, the machine should be placed on charge in the morning; at least, there are times when it asks to charge it at night.

Conclusion for Nokia Lumia 900:

Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900 with a set of characteristics is still a functional solution, even with all the features of Windows Phone platform and further updates.

Now Lumia 900 is available for a fair price of $430 but it is necessary to take into account that the choice in favor of this smartphone is not only a question of price, but also the platform.