Sunday, December 2, 2012

Nokia Lumia 900 Review

Let me start off this review by saying that the Nokia Lumia 900 is what the Nokia’s flagship Windows Phone 7.5 should have been. The Nokia Lumia 800 felt like a rush job and Nokia Lumia 900 felt just right. Unfortunately, Microsoft just killed all the current Windows Phones out in the market with the announcement of Windows Phone 8 by saying that all current Windows Phone will not be upgradable to Windows Phone 8 and that includes the Nokia Lumia series.

If you are still interested in getting a Nokia Lumia 900, it is currently retailing for SGD$849 (including taxes & without contract) at all 3 operators (SingTel, M1, StarHub) in Singapore. I do hope that Nokia have some sort of attractive trade-in offers for current Lumia owners to upgrade to a new Lumia with Windows Phone 8 that will be announced at Nokia World 2012 (wild guess).


Operating: Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango Commercial Release 2 (Mango + LTE)
Processor: 1.4GHz Snapdragon APQ8055 + MDM9200
Networks: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100, GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
Speed: HSDPA+ Dual Carrier cat 24 (42 Mbps), HSUPA cat 6: 5.8 Mbps
4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED display with WVGA 800×480 resolution
16 GB internal memory (14.5GB user memory)
Primary (Rear-facing): 8MP with f2.2/28mm Carl Zeiss lens and dual LED flash, Auto Focus, 720p, 30fps video capture
Secondary (Front-facing): 1MP with f2.4, 30fps video capture (VGA video call resolution)
A-GPS, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n), USB 2.0 high-speed, Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, 3.5mm headset connector
1,830mAh battery
Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer, light sensor, Gyroscope
Volume: 90cc
Weight: 160 g (5.6 ounces)
Dimensions (max): 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm (5 x 2.7 x .45 inches)

The screen is a 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED display with a resolution of 800×480 and most importantly, it is visible under direct sunlight!

There are 3 soft keys at the bottom, the back button, the home button and the search button.

Pressing and holding the back button, it will bring you the multitasking sceen as show below.
Pressing and holding on the home button will bring about Microsoft Tellme which is essentially a Microsoft version of Siri (voice control).
Pressing on the search button will bring up the Bing search screen.



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