I HAD iphone, samsung galaxy i liked them, but i love nakia lumia 900 May 9, 2012
Reviewer: Mike Shaker "Mike" (Ohio) -
I had bad experience before with windows mobile. i had HTC couple years ago with windows mobile 6. and it was so bad.
but this Nakia lumia 900 with Windows mobile 7.5 Mango is really great phone. so fast. clean interface, great reception because it's nakia.
I really liked it. I have it for 4 days now.
the only thing that i don't like that the lake of apps but it's not really big deals they keep adding apps everyday.
beautiful gadget May 7, 2012
Wonderful gadget!!Very easy to use,the tiles make it so simple to switch places smoothly, glad that I bought it, already got lots of compliments from collegues....
Physically excellent and slick OS April 26, 2012
Reviewer: Jeff "Jeff" (Los Angeles, CA) -
I must say, this is a very solid feeling phone - I'm surprised at the quality of the build... not that I expected something subpar, but that it exceeds my expectations of how a handset feels. That's the most surprising part of the phone - physically, it feels over-engineered, much to the benefit of its customers.
The OS is slick. Suspend disbelief and look past the Windows logo, and you'll be pleasantly surprised by the user interface, smooth graphics and speed of connectivity.
Not a perfect phone, but a damn good value.
I rated it 4 stars because I had issues with getting it set up correctly and having AT&T port the number was a bigger hassle than it should have been.
High Quality Hardware, Fast and Smooth OS April 21, 2012
Reviewer: K. Reypour
It's light and just feels great in your hand. The camera is great and fast! Good battery life too. I am much more pleased with the Windows Phone's UI than Android's, which just gives you a desktop on your phone. I found all the essential apps I used on android. It is much faster than all my previous phones.
best ever April 17, 2012
Reviewer: best ever!
best ever moved from Android, and can't be happier! really really good and amazing product. recommend it with love
great qaulity, and great price
Amazing phone April 12, 2012
I understand i phone has lot of apps, but i got this phone today and i liked many things in this phone mainly screen display which makes easy watching videos music etc
Amazing phone, won't be disappointed! April 12, 2012
Reviewer: Ralph M. Stock
No lag like my android phone had. Definitely keeping windows phone as my mobile OS! Get this phone and I promise, you won't be disappointed.
Great Phone April 10, 2012
Great phone by Nokia.. excellent 4G speed.. sleek body.. black display is really awesum.. Only 16GB but do have 5 GB of skydrive space.. Good call quality.. Integration with most of the social network is really helpful.. Integration with office.. excellent battery life(till now and expecting best as its Nokia).. OS is great.. no crash or hang till now.. Couldn't ask for more ... Thanks NOKIA for a great phone..
Solid Phone - Fantastic Build Quality April 10, 2012
Reviewer: Douglas Kirschman (Orwigsburg, PA, US) -
I just got mine today after upgrading early. AT&T sold me the phone for $349 if I re-upped for two years. I was just under one year in with my Samsung Focus Which I also liked.
-Great build quality
-Stunning display despite what haters say about resolution. It turns heads
-I added my FB and Windows Live accounts and synced everything in about an hour
-It is a bit heavy
-Phone has 'sharp' corners. Could be rounded for better comfort
I can't stop watching the Live Tiles April 10, 2012
The best Live Tile is "People." I have Facebook integrated into my contacts, so this tile updates with profile pictures from my Facebook friends. Every once in a while, a ridiculously hot chick pops up, and I'm like, WHO THE HELL IS THAT?? (I'm a guy, sue me) So I dive into my friends list and for the life of me, I cannot find that girl. It's like the Windows Phone OS is teasing me.
Seriously, just yesterday, this Solid 9 popped up (the tile devoted four pieces to her stunning face), and I could not figure out who she was for like 40 minutes. Then I realized it was this crush of mine from high school (Lauren H...what a babe) who, like a fine wine, has only gotten better with age.
Thank you, Windows Phone OS + Nokia
My first Amazon review of a phone! April 10, 2012
Reviewer: Anthony R. Stabile (Upper Arlington, OH USA) -
Some reviewers are suspicious because first time reviewers are giving this device 5 starts. Well, I am giving it 5 stars and this is my first phone review. Why? Its just that good of a phone and I felt the need to chime in.
Windows Phone OS has matured, all the features and apps are there. With Windows 8 around the corner, this is the time to ditch the lameOS's and get ready for the future. Don't believe me, stop in and try one for yourself.
Transitioning from DroidX & Blackberry to the Lumia 900 April 10, 2012
Reviewer: Srilesh Kannoly (New York, NY, USA) -
Unboxing, initial configuration and getting the device to run have been smooth.
The wall charger is very impressive. Small round design with a USB to micro-USB cable. Going with the industry standards, is always appreciated. Connectivity & Charging is a no-hassle game.
Setting up the Windows Live account - smooth.
Setting up Gmail (this is my primary email & and I want all my Gmail folders to push sync with my phone like on the Droid) - 3 step instead of 1, but I again appreciate the way Microsoft/Nokia have this configuration.
To setup Gmail to sync your contacts, calendar & inbox is easy - just choose the Gmail option in the add account screen, tap in the username & password and you are ready to roll.
But to have all your folders push sync'd
- choose Outlook in the add account screen
- tap in the email address & password. tap in "sign in".
- it will fail and prompt for domain. tap in "gmail.com".
- it will fail again and prompt for server. tap in "m.google.com".
- this will create your account. Get into the account settings & change the "download new content" setting to "as items arrive"
... and you are done.
- Installing/setting up Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, Kindle, Whatsapp, Tango, Netflix, Office, X-box live is a breeze. I love the Need for Speed games series running seamlessly on my phone.
Do not be in haste to install all the apps you can find. Its true, there is a lot of crapware in the Windows Marketplace & I seriously hope that Microsoft mops up the mess. Using appropriate filtering like Top Free, Top paid, Featured will help. Also the "App Highlights" application details some notable apps. The Nokia apps are also well designed to work on this phone. The Nokia Creative Studio almost replaces Instagram. But as far as the camera is concerned, the auto-focus function need to be improvised. Surely a software/firmware update will fix it.
I am not liking the Zune software to sync music or other content with my phone. I like to better manage using the file system than using a software (Zune) layer. I mean, the phone should show up on the computer (WindowsPC in my case) as a USB drive. But, I am sure to find a workaround soon, like bypassing the iTunes for my iPhone.
I have been downloading, installing, configuring and messing around with this phone non-stop for over 6 hours now & the battery is still going strong. Too early to comment on the battery, but with Nokia's reputation I have no doubts of this one spicing up an entire day.
Hats off to Microsoft & Nokia.
Everything I hoped for and more April 10, 2012
Reviewer: Neal L
Pre-Ordered my Lumia on day 1 of pre-orders, payed the full retail off-contract at an AT&T store and decided to give it a chance.
I am absolutely blown away by this device. I had been putting off trying out Windows Phone due to my investment in Android, but I have to say that knowing what I do now I regret not making the switch sooner.
To get a couple of things out of the way; yes, there is a relative paucity of applications available compared to iOS and Android. Also, yes, there is a learning curve to the device if you're coming off of a steep time frame with Android. The other end of this though is that time will solve both problems as I've picked up the device very well within a day or two and with the sales the Lumia experienced we should see a resurgence of interest in the platform and probably a boost to the available marketplace.
That being said though, there's very little I've come across I would say is truly lacking in the marketplace. I do miss Pandora to some extent, but I have a Zune account so that's a minor annoyance which was easily remedied.
The screen is gorgeous with rich blacks and smooth, bright and accurate color reproduction. I'd heard middling reviews on the camera but so far it's been great though as unforgiving as any other camera if you take a bad picture. I would place it at least the equal of any other cellphone camera I've tried, including the iPhone 4 (possibly 4S) and the more recent Android offerings from Samsung.
The browsing experience is great even though I don't have LTE local to me - yet. We're slated for a release here in Northeast Ohio.
Heft and balance in the hand is great, though getting used to a more slender device (first I've used in a long time without a sliding keyboard) has been another learning curve, but the feel is amazing. It has some mass to it, but you rarely feel it as it is spread out neatly across the device and it's spread well throughout so you don't end up with a top-heavy experience.
Battery life has been absolutely astounding. I would struggle to get through even an eight hour workday on my previous device - I went almost the entire weekend without charging my Lumia. Took it off the charger on Friday evening and plugged it in Sunday morning, almost 36 hours to the minute after the fact and there was still some room to go on time. This is with frequent texting, use as a music player in the car, web browsing, a few calls... she holds up with aplomb and refuses to die.
This is, bar none, the best phone I have ever owned and I would recommend it for anyone who wants to step into smartphones new and fresh or has been using them for quite a while. As the title of the review suggests, it was everything I was hoping for and then even a little more and I doubt I could get any happier with the handset than this.
Simply one word **AWESOME** April 9, 2012
Reviewer: samikr (Bothell, WA USA) -
Got this phone from a local AT&T store earlier in the day and haven't kept it down since then :-). Set up was very easy and quickly I was able to set up all my mail, social networking accounts. The concept of LIVE TILES is just plain fantastic. I downloaded a Stocks Application and all of my stocks relevaant information is dynamically displayed on the Live tile icon without needing for me to actually open the application. Just too good!! Same with Facebook feeds. As soon as someone posts on my wall, I get a notification on the Facebook live tile and so don't need to actually log on and keep on refreshing my account. There are so many other things I am liking about the phone and the OS. The text is super crisp and the phone really looks nice in your hands. Took it to office today and sure it was catching the attention of everyone. If you are in for aa Windows phone you just can't beat Lumia 900 and Nokia absolutely has a winner here. The camera is also good and clicking reasonable quality pictures. I am already synced to Microsoft SKYDRIVE and sharing easily with my friends and family. AT the introductry price I think this phone is a STEAL!!! Thx Microsoft and Nokia for creating a winner here and something more refreshing than just seeing old plain static icons.
Solid, great design, excellent phone April 9, 2012
The Lumia 900, in my opinion, is probably the best looking phone I've ever had (Two iPhones, multiple HTC's, and Samsung). Not only is it great to look at but the build quality is beyond compare. The polycarbonate body really is tough and doesn't feel flimsy like most phones.
At first I thought having an unlock button on the side would trip me up a little but it actually makes it much easier to unlock with my thumb while holding the phone in my hand. The dedicated camera button is also a great feature and makes it easy to take pictures quickly, even while the screen is locked.
I had read about the Lumia's ClearBlack display and thought it would be the same as my Samsung Focus S. The deep blacks and eye-popping colors are there, but the major difference is looking at this screen in direct sunlight - I can actually see what I'm doing without shading it or finding an angle away from the sunlight. This is probably my favorite "surprise" feature.
Call quality is excellent, signal strength is better than most other phones I've used (AT&T's signal is poor in my neighborhood), responsiveness to touch is near flawless, processor power is excellent and having access to Nokia's exclusive apps is a huge benefit.
Cons? Only those related to the Windows Phone OS - but really those are limited and every OS has its issues. If you're a constant customizer and like to root the OS Android is a better choice. If you can't break yourself away from Apple then the iPhone is your only choice. If you like to do everyday things like post on Facebook and Twitter, lots of text and Facebook messages, take lots of pictures, download all the music you want for $10/month and have detailed updates on your home screen then you'll love Windows Phone. And the Lumia 900 is the best one on the market.
Ex Apple User-Nokia Lumia 900 rocks April 9, 2012
Ease of set up; fabulous screen; very intuitive operating system;after about 2 hours of playing with it,the apps i use were all set up;I was pretty familiar with the phone; the synch with my outlook Exchange and server host was so fast and smooth. The screen is so good I will not need my reading glasses. There have been no challenges; errors. Everything has been smooth and quick. Can't wait for 4G to come to my area. This phone truly rocks. Apple vs. Nokia windows. I think I am going to like Windows as well, if not better than Apple's IOS. the hardware is gorgeous. You will not be disappointed.
Great Smartphone A+ April 9, 2012
Reviewer: TM "TM" (USA) -
This is my third day with the Nokia Lumia 900, and I am very impressed. Easy to use, intuitive--and VERY fast!!!
Lumia 900 offers the best Windows Phone experience yet! April 9, 2012
Reviewer: Alex (Gainesville, FL United States) -
If you are truly willing to give a new phone OS a try, there is no better time to do it then with this phone. If you are only looking to have a different skin over your iOS or Android phone and think that Windows Phone might do that you will be disappointed. This phone is great, super fast and fluid, looks great. All of the apps you need are available or baked into the OS and the market is rapidly growing. It has excellent battery life, the screen works really well outdoors and it has the perfect feel.
My only complaint so far is that the shiny metal around the camera scratches too easily, but overall I'm extremely impressed with this phone.
Absolutely great April 9, 2012
Reviewer: Matthew D. Ruffell (Webster, NY USA) -
This phone is more like a computer than anything else. You can actually be productive with it using built in Office programs and there are tons of useful apps. I just love the large text and high contrast screen colors makes it easy to read. Windows Phone OS is so much better than I thought it would be.
My son installed XBox games on it. Xbox! thats cool, better than many of the cheesy free games on other smartphones. Everything runs very smooth. I like Android but it often lags when scrolling around especially when lots on the screen. The Lumia 900 does not lag at all, super fast.
4G LTE in my town (rochester, NY) is excellent. No issues. Not sure about other towns but I bet its coming soon. I also like the fact the phone is inexpensive to own and most Microsoft services, like Find My Phone, are free. The phone takes about 1 day to get used to, but there is no going back to old icon style smartphones phone once you have used live tiles for a while. Nice job Nokia.
A thing of beauty! April 15, 2012
Reviewer: Mr. Michael A. Prince (Minnesota USA) -
I moved from a Samsung Galaxy S to the Lumia 900. Everything is MUCH nicer, the screen pops, build quality is awesome, it just feels solid and not cheap.
Visual voicemail is awesome and it feels like the phone does all kinds of stuff without any apps. It was able to find the name of songs playing on the radio that my other app couldn't, facebook chat is 'just there' and works really well. I downloaded Nokia Drive and seeing I am going overseas to Australia in a couple of weeks, the international maps are just awesome, I can turn the cell data off and not pay any roaming charges, but still use the GPS.
My other phone is an iPhone 4 and the screen, while nice, just looks tiny in comparison. Tango video calling is included, the find my phone, remote lock etc. is really cool (no app needed). Integrated Microsoft Office and Skydrive is really nice as well. It did take me a while to sign into everything, but once I did, it all worked really well.
Contacts transferred my my gmail right away, I did have to sign up for a live account to use the marketplace, but it links really nicely with my xbox and gave me some new features I didn't have before.
Most of my apps (spotify, whatsapp, netflix, heytell, ebay, amazon) where all free. The only one that kinda bugged me was wordfeud, which doesn't have a free version. It's only $2.99, so I'll probably just buy it, but I'd like a free version please, I don't mind the ads.