Since April the Nokia Lumia 900 has been featured in this segment. It's a powerful Windows Phone and we anticipate that it will remain a weekly member for week's to come. So on this Friday July 6, 2012 we feature a review by PhoneDog fan EMIROZMEN.
"Make the move" By EMIROZMEN July 2, 2012
Even though this phone wont be getting the Windows Phone 8, i am pretty sure we will be satisfied with the 7.8 update. In addition, Nokia is working around the clock to bring very popular apps as exclusive to their lumia line.
I got this phone 2 weeks ago. Beforehand I had a BB 9900, i am a turbo messager, and before that I had an iPhone 4. I can clearly say this is the best smartphone i have ever used. It is so fluid that you can get it to lag no matter what you do, with a single core processor this rivals quad core phones (yes, i have tested htc onenx and galaxy sIII) in everyday performance. I would have expected a beast camera from a phone with carl zeis lens, however, the camera is decent. I find myself to be taking some very good photos especially if I play the modes and settings. The music player is very well done. Plus the Spotify app is very helpful. Battery consumption is well optimized for playing offline music. In the browser department, even though this is an internet explorer, i suggest you dont prejudge the browser. I see blazingly fast load speeds and buttery smooth scrolling + pinch to zoom. This is a first class rival for iPhone 4S' browser. The GPS in the Lumia 900 is the best on the market.
It literally takes a second to determine my position compared to 5-10 seconds on the Apple side. I wont talk about Blackberry, just terrible... The Nokia exclusive transportation apps (Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Transit) are killer apps! Beats every map option out there in my opinion. The application marketplace seems to be very good. Of course, not close to Android or iOS, but i was able to find every app I needed. But pleae note that i dont play that many games on my phone, I prefer my iPad. Last but not least, this phone has a killer battery, best I have seen from an LTE device, literally i had some cases where I got through 2 days without charging. But most of the time, I go to bed with around 20% left after a very heavy use day (14-16hrs.) oh, by the way the speeds i am gettin are fabolous with the LTE radio. I am not in an LTE market, the phone shows 4G signal (thats not supposed to happen, my country is HSDPA+) and I have been averaging speeds around 10 mbps.
To conclude if you are not after whats latest, this phone will serve you in a great manner for a long period of time.
Battery Life 5/5
Apps & Media Support 4/5
Reception & Call Quality 5/5
Design/Form Factor 5/5