perfect April 10, 2012
This thing runs so smoothly i can't even compare it to androids. And it's design is simply amazing! A must buy.
Breathe of fresh air !! June 8, 2012
Reviewer: J. Maxwell
Pros - extremely fast OS (going from one task to another is a breeze) and fast internet speeds; great texting; complete social integration (Facebook, Twitter, etc..) onto one platform (no need to check each account); beautiful interface, especially if you're tired of the same-old same-old iPhone look or generic Droid look - sticks out like no other! More apps available then you'll ever use, and whatever major apps are missing (eg Pandora) will come out soon enough...
Cons - lack of customization available on Droid...
So impressed! Microsoft still has some punch and can deliver a seamless and beautiful product!
Just Awesome June 3, 2012
Reviewer: I. Singh
This is really awesome phone - the best in looks and the OS is quite brilliant too.. (oh the at&t also say the same..) well that was unintentional but it really is awesome.. you just can't help saying the praises.. I had the Samsung galaxy and immediately fell love with this one. On droid you just get lost... this is so easy to manage and so elegant . I think NOKIA did an awesome job par excellence and the exclusive apps that Nokia has are brilliant too especially the Nokia Music, Nokia reader (like kindle) and Nokia maps (based on Navigon) are the ones I like very much. I hear they are going to get some exclusive games from EA and Rovio. Apart from that you get office, skype, skydrive, outlook, xbox etc out of the box ! It is nice to put pictures on favorite and see them come live on main screen when you pin them. You can pin just any thing - individual phone contacts too apps (quite a granularity!).. The news360 & pulse are great news/rss apps that I have pinned to main screen. The notifications are nice from the apps - and you don't have to even click on the apps to know .. the whole concept of seeing your weather notifications, phones, facebook etc is neat and saves time..
The best phone based on looks and one of the best based on productivity of OS + apps!!
Superb Phone May 30, 2012
Reviewer: S. Sabat "SBS" (Hershey,USA) -
Nokia lumia 900 is simply the best phone out there, and for the price its a bargain. Windows on the phone rocks. You can read office docs without any paid apps
Wow May 14, 2012
Finally an OS that actually is what they make it out to be. Beautiful phone and functions smoothly. I Phone was a waste of my times just 2 days with the Windows OS and the Nokia Phone. Glad I took a shot and not looking back and outdated and worthless technology. A real OS that anyone can use and actually see what a smart phone is all about. Thank you Nokia and Microsoft. Eager to see Windows Phone 8 details.
A Great Phone May 12, 2012
Reviewer: Michael Lawrence
This is the best phone I've ever used. I recommend it fully and hope that everyone keeps their mind open to windows phone OS. : )
Fast and a great deal! April 9, 2012
Reviewer: M. Buenrostro (California) -
I switched over from my iPhone 4 (not s) and I must say that I like this phone so far.
Here are some random pros/cons.
- Fast and smooth... and good looking, got mine in Black.
- Offline navigation/map available via Nokia maps. Meaning I can go anywhere in the world and not have to worry about data! This is awesome!
- Fast network in my area, including using my phone as a hotspot.
- I like the active tiles, I don't have to launch the app to see what happened.
- Screen looks good in/outdoors.
- Speaker sounds really sharp.
- Camera, same as my iPhone 4. All smartphone cameras need a boost in quality.
- Resolution could be higher.
- Good amount of apps/games, but hopefully many more are on the way.
- Charge it from the top, not great for a dock, but screen does orientate.
All in all, for $100... or $0 for me... it's a steal, in my opinion.
Great Phone, bargain price April 17, 2012
Reviewer: GSD "GSD" (West Hartford) -
First, I find Windows Phone to be much simpler and easier to use than IOS or Android, so I was naturally attracted to this phone. With Nokia's entry into the market, they even filled quite a few holes in the app market, and with I believe 80,000 plus apps, most of what you would want is there. The complaint about lack of apps is pretty silly, as there is an app for almost everything, and most smartphone apps are garbage anyways.....
As for this phone, the build quality is great, it just feels great. I have previously owned the Samsung Focus and an iPhone 4, (Both great hardware) but this phone is much sturdier than both of those. I am going to try to use this phone without a case or screen protector, hopefully it holds up (if not I bought insurance!) The camera is great, the Nokia Creative Studio app is better than instagram, the screen is beautiful, and the phone has plenty of hardware to run. I was playing with a friends new Droid who was bragging about the memory and dual core processor, but the phone lagged far behind in actual performance.
The only con would be that I had the "Data Connection" problem, which was fixed quickly by adding an APN, even before the update came out early. I would be happy to deal with that problem again for another $100 account credit. (Buy before 4/21 and you get a $100 credit to your account, even though the problem has been corrected).
I can't recommend this phone strongly enough!
Epic Design April 9, 2012
Reviewer: Prathyush (USA) -
Lumia 900 is stunningly beautiful. One of the best phone designs ever, rivals motorazr
WP7 metro UI is Elegant and intuitive.
Good form factor.Very snappy performance.
Awesome Phone which will be supported by Nokia for a long time June 21, 2012
Reviewer: Raj "Raj" (VA, USA) -
First, This is an awesome phone. Second this is Nokia you are talking about. Not Samsung or HTC who dont care abotu their phones.
Nokia (thru Nokia Conversations) has said that Lumia phones "There will be a lot of exciting capabilities coming as part of a pattern of updates for the existing Lumia products. This includes new software that bring new capabilities, features and enablers, new apps, like Camera Extras and, and also some of the most significant visual elements of WP8 - for example, the new start screen. As Heidi had mentioned in another comment, experiences that are hardware dependent will not be available for the existing range of devices, but that's probably a given for any smartphone, no matter who it's manufactured ". The Phones will be updated and I am sure Nokia will do what it takes to keep customers happy unlike other companies. They gave 100 dollars for a bug.. Dont you think they care about their business?.
Wait till they make a full list of features that Lumia will get and then I am sure you will be pleased.
Phone is a Phone first.. and it is smart and it will get updated to make you happy. Be patient.
Enjoy what you have now and lets see about tomorrow when it comes. The phone will be updated with enough features and apps to make every one happy.
NOTE: I read that Win 7.8 will be the OS for low end windows phones and Win 8 for high end. Both will be supported. and wait till all these are informed when they show off the Win 8 and win 7.8 features. Right now they launched only 12 of the main system features in win 8.
top notch April 25, 2012
Easy to use , fast , nice looking, very high quality and stable. Have had the Lumia since the launch and have done nothing but enjoy it. No freezing or locking up that I have had with other phones. So far has been rock solid. And I really like the windows operating system. Nothing but good to say about this phone.
Really a great phone April 20, 2012
The lumia 900 is really great, especially the so fast response of the Windows phone system. The applications are almost there, at least to me.
Great phone at a great price April 19, 2012
Reviewer: Douglas T. Ware "douglasware" (Atlanta, GA) -
What can I say? It feels great in my hand, the display is lovely, with LTE it's blazing fast, and with the 5gb data plan I can use it as a wireless hotspot for 5 devices.
The only problem is, ironically, the camera. Hopefully the minor white-balance issues I'm experiencing will be fixed with an update.
I love this phone! April 12, 2012
I really enjoy this phone. This phone replaced my Samsung Focus S, which I also liked. The screen on this phone is extremely nice and the phone body is very durable. I also really love the OS. I used to use a iPhone as my daily phone, but I switched to Windows Phone 7 devices because they are much nicer and easier to use.
Great Phone for very afordable price. Very user friendly August 18, 2012
This is a great phone, with high quality camera. The Amoled screen is very clear and displays the colors very well. The UI is very fast and very intuitive; there is lot of negative reviews for the WP7 operating system. I believe this mostly from android users that never had a windows phone in their hand. I have several android phones and you can really compare side by side both operating systems. Android is open but fragmented OS. You can customize Android phones and make them visually perfect but you will have to pay the price (faster CPU more RAM lower battery life). The WP7 is simple to use OS and deliver very fast response. There is less application in the market but if you go thru the Google Play store you will find there are plenty of similar or same apps. The most used apps the majority of users will need is probably available in the Windows market Place. There is several free texting apps like Google voice, there is Tango that can compete with face time and do video calls over the 3G 4G networks. Nokia provides complete navigation for the world for free no internet connection is needed just download the maps and go. There is several great apps for camera use made by nokia, edeitin suite for free. Words with friends coming to WP in fall.
With the quality that the phone is made and the lower price point I believe this is really great phone. It is true it will not get update for WP8 but this due to the major core changes in the OS. I do not think so that nokia will not leave their users without any support at all. There will be windows WP 7.8 to make the some of the features from WP8 available for older WP7 devices.
Look on some of the older symbian devices that still getting support, even If Nokia is shifting away from symbian now.
Very fast and easy to use. No stupid/pointless features. Perfect phone! July 2, 2012
Reviewer: R. Jarno
Just like Lumia 800, this phone is amazingly fast and very easy to use. We got this phone to my wife and it's basically the same as Lumia 800 but with the bigger screen size. Camera and gallery are superb. Social media is fully integrated and works like a charm. Browsing in internet is made very well and also I love the music player. This phone is really made for the people, not for the engineers. No useless/pointless features that only makes the UI confusing for the user.
Very nice hardware design, when I got this phone to my hand the WOW-effect was immediate. The screen is very bright and sharp. Excellent.
After using this phone there is no turning back to Android. Android is very confusing and hard to use compared to Lumia interface! I very much recommend this phone!
Partly in-love and partly annoyed!!!! June 19, 2012
Reviewer: MeandMillie2 (Texas) -
I am having a hard time with this review because for the most part... I actually do LOVE this phone!
Not from a Techie... Just a typical average phone user.... With emphasis on the PHONE!!!!! I mostly use it as a phone....
Allow me to start by saying, I am one of those anti-iphone crazy fools! I've played with them and never wanted one and never really liked them. I am one of those Blackberry fans though. I have had three and recently traded my Blackberry Torch in for the new Nokia Windows phone.
I have a friend that got the Samsung Windows phone when it was first released in 2010... He absolutely LOVES the Windows platform and says it is the best phone he's ever had....
In part I agree with him and in part I do not.....
I've been playing with my new Nokia 900 for a little over a week. Some of my issues may be.... Ummmmmmm....user error that I will correct over time.
[[ASIN:B007T00R66 Nokia Lumia 900 4G Windows Phone, White (AT&T)]]
5 stars - Awesome phone reception. The best I have had, actually! I split my time up between Dallas and Tyler, TX. My house in Tyler has horrible reception for pretty much every phone and wireless carrier that has been in the house. I am lucky if I can get 2 bars anywhere on the premise, including the outside patio. My Blackberry had several dead spots and the reception was affected if I shifted my stance or posture even while standing or sitting. I have had zero problems with my Nokia. The same two bars in the house, but zero interference. I can walk around and neither I nor the person on the other end can hear any difference.... Absolutely amazing!!!!
5 stars - Dallas is LTE and Tyler is not. All internet searching in Dallas over the LTE was so freaking fast! I was amazed. I think it is faster than my home computer. The voice response for searching was fantastic. In Tyler, again not LTE, it is faster than my friend's iphone 4s... We did the same searches... Pretty good if you ask me!
5 stars - Voice to text... Text in a pinch... aka Texting and driving. It was accurate and fast... I love this feature!
5 stars - the feel of the phone in my hand.... It is just perfect! The weight and the size. I am on my phone a lot, and I find that with some of the narrower phones (even my Blackberry) my hand with eventually start the cramp up from either holding it to my ear or texting. Not the case with the Nokia Lumia. It feels sturdier than any phone I have held... I will not throw it to the ground anytime soon to test my theory... But I am not so afraid if it were to slip out of my hands.
4.5 stars - MP3 player... Somehow I notice a huge difference in the sound quality when I play it over Bluetooth in my car or hook it up to my home speakers. It got dinged ½ star because one app I want on my phone is for Audible.com... Can not find it... YET.
4.5 stars - Home screen. Love it! However, I wish we could customize the basic Windows icons to give them some separation (being able to vary the colors would be a big help).... Having them all the same color can be a little blinding.
4.5 stars - Apps. I often wonder how old some of these reviewers are and DO THEY WORK for a living???? How many freaking apps do you need? I do miss my app for my bank, but easily remedied by just pinning a direct link to the website on my home page. Most every app that I had on my Blackberry (not many) I have either found in the app store or found a way around it by pinning the webpage to the home screen. Except, as mentioned above, for my Audible.... But then I cancelled my membership because Audible is behind the times on devices anyway, however that is a whole other review!
3 stars - Nokia Drive.... Couldn't tolerate it more than 5 minutes, actually. I had it navigate me a route I take often from Tyler to Kilgore, TX. It mapped it to where it avoided the major state hwy into Kilgore from Tyler, but took me about 20 minutes and 10 miles out of the way to an interstate but to still hit the same major hwy just outside of Kilgore... Made no sense When I took the highway knowing, it took it a while to correct itself. Disappointed! I even tried it on a trip to Dallas.... Not that great... I may use it if I do not know the area or better routes.
2 stars - Bluetooth.... UGH, this drove me crazy! I turned on my Bluetooth in my car for a 2 hour drive, and it would randomly start reading emails at random times. This may be a user error with some set up feature I have not found yet.... If so, I will update.
1 star - basic phone ringer and notification set up.... For those Blackberry users, you will know what I am talking about. Sound profiles! Loved them. I had about 10 set up and, depending on what was on my work agenda for the day, I would go through 5-6 preset profiles a day... easily . One for when I went to bed at night where it was just the phone that would ring. One for a certain type of meeting where I needed to receive text notification updates... My work email had a different notification tone than my personal Live account and my Yahoo account had a different tone too (I could tell what was coming in without having to look).... My "home" sound profile that I created, I could have my phone ringer on the loudest setting while still managing my email and text notifications at a different volume... Etc etc etc. You could set up different ringers and sounds on different profiles, not just the volume. With this Nokia... it is all one volume and one profile! You turn one down, you turn them all down. If you do not want to receive notifications on emails and such... you have to revert to changing your settings. Totally aggravating and this is the primary reason why I gave the overall phone 4+5++ stars only. Could that be unfair? Maybe. But, I ALMOST traded in my Nokia for another upgrade to a Torch.
2 stars - Okay... I know I am comparing too much to my Blackberry, but when I was inputing a text message (and mine tend to be long) and I would have to go back to another screen or accidently return to a previous screen, everything I typed would be saved.... Nokia, does not... Grrrrr....
2 stars - Emails settings. My Blackberry would often receive my web-based emails faster than my Outlook (where I have everything synced) did on my computer. Regardless of the provider. Yahoo came just as fast as Live and just as fast as my work email. With this Nokia... Windows Live email can be set to update automatically... Hmmmmmm.... All the others, the fastest sync time you can create for it is 15 minutes.
Overall, and after over a week of playing with it.... This Nokia is a keeper for me. The PHONE alone is the best damn phone I have ever had!!!!! Crystal clear reception... so far ZERO interference even with just one or 3 bars... EXCELLENT! I love the speed over an LTE network, and 4G is pretty fast too. Basic 4G is faster than other 4Gs I have compared it too. There is just a few dings, but after a model or two, they may add or correct those features... maybe! Would LOVE to have the ability to create sound profiles... such a little thing, I know... but a great feature.
Best I've owned or provided tech support on. June 14, 2012
I have owned and supported a lot of smartphones incuding all iphones and top android models. This phone is simple to use, pleasing to look at, has all the apps you would want, and more sex appeal than any tech device should be allowed to have.
This phone really shines when you use the built in microsoft add free music service for $9 a month. It can't be beat.
My favorite app is navigon for driving directions (garmin owned)
Finally a worthy product from Nokia and Microsoft. May 12, 2012
Reviewer: Sai "Sai" (EDISON, NJ United States) -
My prior experience before buying this phone was with iOS5 and Android 2.2. I have to admit I was completely taken aback by the Windows 7.5 UI experience. It is one of the best UI experiences I have ever experienced. Hats off to Microsoft. (BTW -- I was never a Microsoft fan. I have been using Apple products almost for a decade before it hit the mainstream). This OS might be a game changer unless Apple & Android come with some thing as sleek as this.
1) Excellent crystal clear call quality.
2) Sleek design.
1) Design on the edges where the screen meets the case need some attention.
2) Bluetooth connectivity is really slow when recognizing new device. (Took me a day to get this working - as it does not recognize my headset - Planotronics - 520).
3) Speaker sound when listening to music is not that much
1) Take a bow Microsoft. (Well thought out).
2) I like the fact that you can link contacts from GMAIL, YAHOO or HOTMAIL account. (Finally Microsoft is thinking of giving user's the choices - where as Apple and Google are becoming more like the Microsoft of 90's, trying to box in the choices).
1) Context sensitive menu seems to be missing some times.
Great phone and much better OS April 17, 2012
I just got my phone yesterday and have been playing with it since. I had a windows mobile phone about two years ago and it was horrible and needed constant reboot. Been using Iphone (3GS & 4S) and Atrix before I got this lumia 900. The new windows phone 7.5 OS has improved so much since my experience with windows mobile. It's fast and smooth and working great without bugs so far!! Love having MS office on my phone.
The lumia phone feels and looks more premium than those plasticky phones. It was easy to set up and to update through my laptop. Camera loads up fast and takes decent pictures in low lighting. Call quality is great. I'm getting 3 to 4 bars in my building at work where I normally get about 2 bars with my other phones. Love the screen size and the bright colors. Only wish it would come with headphones.