Excellent gadget - no doubt about it. April 17, 2012
I bought a Lumia 800 in January from Europe. It's a great phone. Better than the RAZR I had before. And my wife with iPhone is planning to ditch it and get the 900. It's free and it's awesome.
an amazing phone November 2, 2012
Reviewer: victor leon (avalon, california, US) -
this phone is amazing i have been proud and happy owner of a lumia 900 (black) since they were release i havent had a single trouble with it i do wish it had abit more memory but oh well thats what skydrive and unloading stuff on ur cpmputer is for. wp7.5 is an amazing OS way better than any of the other two and with all the goodies that nokia throws in at u like nokia music the maps transit and so on just makes it even better... but i would recomend u get a case for just for little extra protection which isnt needed but could help if ur clumsy :P
Get It October 30, 2012
Reviewer: Will Linders (north oaks, mn United States) -
At&t and Nokia are pushing this phone out of the loop to make room for the new windows 8 devices. I was previously using the iphone 3gs from 2 years ago when they had the deal for it. The only reason I ever wanted an iphone was because I wanted to keep using all of my ipod accessories. Now since apple switched plugs, I have no reason to own an iphone, I have and xbox and a windows 7 computer at home, so it only makes sense to own a windows phone. And I couldnt be happier with it. I was concerned about not having the app store or podcasts until I learned that it has an identical app market as well as the ability to download podcasts.
The only negative I have is that it is a little bit large. Its doesnt fit in my hand as well as I'd hope but the screen size makes up for it. One other thing is, I cant get my work email to work with it. It is a web based imap account and it just will not accept my settings, so I have to carry my iphone with me still sometimes to be able to have my work email with me which is lame but I am hopeful I will get it figured out.
I got the phone for $1, a $20 case for $5, and a $20 invisible shield for $5, so my in-store total was $11 at at&t. Cant beat it, have had it for a week or so now and love it.
Love the phone buy the stock June 8, 2012
I have the phone I love it, now Im buying stocks from the company today @2.90. Cant wait for the tablet to come out
ITS A STEAL! July 1, 2012
I was a little skeptical getting a Windows phone and that too a Nokia. I know Nokia made solid phones in the past but in recent times has lagged behind HTC, Samsung and the likes. I couldn't decide between the Lumia and HTC One X and also wasn't sure if I should wait for the Galaxy SIII. I decided to get the Lumia and have absolutely no regrets.
Microsoft has done a wonderful job with the new OS. It is extremely fluid, touch sensitivity is amazing. Even though it has a single core processor, the phone is very fast. Ans seriously, I don't think one will notice a huge difference between a Lumia and other dual/quadcore processors when it comes to daily stuff like browsing, using maps etc. The browser is really fast at loading pages but that I think is down to the ATT LTE network which may or may not be available in every region.
The maps application on this phone is a definite selling point. WAY better than google maps. Just the way the application renders is wonderful.It is integrated with a number of features which will tell you nearby restaurants, places of interest with just a swipe. The phone is also integrated with social media apps like facebook and twitter. So if you're big on these then you won't have to sign in to different apps, its all integrated in one place. Sharing pictures on social media and via email is also very simple; no need to open apps etc you can share it directly after you click a picture.
Camera quality is good, not the best but good enough for random stuff. So no complains there. It also has an actual camera button which can also start the camera application directly.
The polycarbonate unibody feels really sturdy and smooth. Gives it a classy look. I have already dropped the phone a few times and there wasn't a scratch. The screen is tough too; its made of gorilla glass so it wont crack as easily as the iphone does.
Windows marketplace cannot compete with the volume of apps on Android or apple app store. But the apps for lumia are quality. There are apps from Microsoft, third party apps and also some really cool and useful apps from Nokia. One downside is the battery life. Maybe its just the way I use it, but I have to charge my battery everyday. Its the only complain I have because my blackberry could go for 2-3 days on a single charge. But again with the hardware on this phone and the amount of data it eats, 24 hours of charge with a good amount of usage throughout the day is reasonable.
So, if you can't decide whether you want this phone, I say please give it a shot. Chances are you'll fall in love with this phone!
Solid April 17, 2012
Reviewer: Scott "Kirkland Scott" (Kirkland, WA USA) -
This is a decent phone. Nice screen, good set of apps, easy to use. Look forward to when LTE is available in Seattle on ATT- speeds in the Silicon Valley were super.
Great phone, nothing to complian June 23, 2012
I bought this phone and I am totally happy with it. Sound quality is great, display quality is none to second, and Nokia apps are unbeatable. I also like the battery life which lasts about 1.5 day. Some of my friends complain about how lagy their android phones are and one of them actually decided to switch to Lumia. This is a beautiful piece of art and technology and I highly recommend it.
Awesome phone (even without update) June 22, 2012
Reviewer: VeryGoodIMO "VeryGoodIMO" (Seattle, WA) -
This phone is just amazing. The windows OS runs very smooth. I love Nokia apps, especially Nokia Drive, the offline GPS. Google maps on android is buggy and drains the battery big-time. Also, you can't use google maps offline. The browsing on phone is super fast, seems to be faster than my home DSL. Currently, there is big hoopla about no upgrade to windows 8 but in my opinion, the phone in current state is quite smooth and will get some upgrades. At $50, the phone is still a good deal.
Nokia Lumia 900 June 22, 2012
I can understand everybody who says that you should not buy this phone after the announcement. I tend to agree on that. But I can not understand those who would trash this phone, ATT and Nokia and give it one star. This phone is the best phone running windows phone 7.5 mango, and that is what the rating should be about. I can also imagine what Nokia will bring us come October, probably the best peice of equipment money can buy, running beautifull OS. So 5 stars for Lumia 900, given the restrictions Microsoft laid down in front of Nokia, for hardware and ease of use. But wait for a new model coming in fall, do not buy now.
Brilliant phone! April 17, 2012
Reviewer: Chance Garrity (Woodbury, MN USA) -
Bought the Lumia 900 on launch day and I am thrilled. It's fast and sleek. Very good battery life. Display is beautiful.
Very durable phone. December 7, 2012
Reviewer: Ragnar Team Monavie Runner 1
I had the Lumia 900 since April and I'm very impressed.
I have heard complaints about it being too bulky and heavy but I'm willing to sacrifice that for the great durability.
I have found that thinner, lighter phones break a lot easier.
The screen is amazing and virtually indestructible.
Very cool phone October 10, 2012
Reviewer: J. Luna (Seattle, USA) -
Got this for work. Super fast, easy to use. Makes my old iPhone's screen look milky and old :) maps are cool, xbox games are cool... just get the phone.
Windows Phone 7 does not support HID bluetooth profiles (e.g. bluetooth keyboards) June 8, 2012
Reviewer: Also Dan Lowe (Missoula, MT) -
Rather than provide a full review in less detail about my experience with the Nokia Lumia 900 (it has been quite good through ~45 days), I wanted to mention one thing I wish I would have known when buying a phone running an operating system that has always been core to business computing: Windows Phone 7/7.5 does not support Human Interface Device (HID) bluetooth profiles, and thus does not support the use of bluetooth keyboards. So the usefulness of having Word/Excel/PowerPoint/OneNote (not to mention third-party apps like Evernote) is reduced significantly because the only input when composing or editing documents is the on-screen keyboard. While it's the best texting keyboard I've used, it's a far cry from the keyboards we all use in every other aspect of our lives.
--And that iOS and Android both support. Even Nokia's former Symbian operating system could utilize HID (even if you had to use third-party plugins on some phones). Nokia supports more profiles than Microsoft requires, which is a good thing, but this is a much-needed feature that would be easily implemented.
According to Microsoft:
"Windows Phone supports the following Bluetooth user profiles:
Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP 1.2)
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP 1.3)
Hands Free Profile (HFP 1.5)
Headset Profile (HSP 1.1)
Phone Book Access Profile (PBAP 1.1)" (Source: [...])
Nokia, for their part, goes many steps further and offers:
"Advanced Audio Distribution Profile
Audio/Video Control Transport Protocol
Audio/Video Distribution Transport Protocol
Audio/Video Remote Control Profile
Generic Access Profile
Generic Audio/Video Distribution Profile
Host Controller Interface
Host Controller Interface
Interoperability Test Specification
Interoperability Test Specification
Logical Link Control and Adaptation Protocol
Phone Book Access Profile
Phone Book Access Profile
RFCOMM with TS 07.10
Serial Port Profile
Service Discovery Protocol" (Source: [...])
Finally, I'm not sure if Amazon would allow me to link to the threads on Microsoft's UserVoice and WPDev websites where people can vote to add features they want such as HID support, but a search on either for "HID" will bring up the appropriate topics.
Amazingly good first impression May 14, 2012
Reviewer: D. Workman "David H. Workman" (Frederick, MD) -
Just to be clear, I haven't actually bought the Lumia 900 yet ... but I've spent quite a bit of time with one at the AT&T Wireless store and at Best Buy. I have never owned a "smart" phone before, but my experiences with friends' iPhones and iPods have been sub-optimal, so I have been waiting for the right device before making the plunge - and I think I've finally found a winner.
The Windows interface is slick, easy to get around, and seems very responsive. I'm very curious about the camera quality, the test shots I took in the store looked quite good, but it was all under flourescent lights - so I'm waiting to use it outside before passing judgement on the camera.
Screen quality is exceptionally nice, with bold bright colors - and the sound quality is excellent.
Switched from samsumg galazy s 3 and so happy June 28, 2012
I just received this phone last week after switching from my new samsung galaxy s 3. Despite its fancy specs, it felt so cheap and really didn't do things faster or better than any other smart phone I have owned. It was so boring.
My new lumia feels super solid in my hand and everything works so smooth! The camera and battery life are both really good as well. A great phone to own that not everybody has yet.
5 stars plus!
Free GPS and voice assistance features April 21, 2012
Reviewer: su0212 "mas" (Alberta,CA) -
After using this Lumia 900 for a while, we really loved its below outstanding features on GPS and Voice assistance.
"Free Offline GPS": easily install from marketplace->nokia selection->nokia drive. I suggest every Lumia user try this on the first day, which is unique premium for nokia user, than other windows phone makers.
here the best things is, for merely 200mega, we could download an offline canada map. (also has full usa, even europe, asia map). Then when using GPS in rural area without cellular coverage, you will "never loss". Is this important? well, try to go to some far remote national pars, nearly all of them have no 2G, 3G coverage.
"free and ultra powerful voice assistance". Not kidding, although nokia never promoted such feature. If you are a Lumia user, have you ever ever tried to long push window button? Try it. It will prompt rapidly an bing voice search.
Actually not only online search, it will do first search phone directory. So calling other person is easy, just by speak that name to voice assistance.
Right now the only thing I think lumia 900 need to improve is to further integrate its voice assitance with nokia drive feature. A small pity for current being.
att website sucks / amazon excellent April 12, 2012
I went to att website to upgrade. I selected Nokia Lumia 900 Balck, clicked Upgrade Button, it led me to login screen, after logged in, I clicked Upgrade Eligibilty button, it verified that I was eligible to upgrade and brought me to another page, guess what it listed al iphones for me to choose. Is this Nokia's exclusive partner ? definitely it is apple's exlusive partner.
there was a link for all cell phones under big apple iphones pictures. I clicked the link, it brought to all phones screen with nokia lumia listed at middle, the list was huge, very hard to find. it was not the color I wanted, so I have scrolled down a not others phone in order to find what I wanted.
The experience with ATT was so bad. Guess what att would ship it out within 5 to 10 biz days. it listed as out of stock. obviously att not only stocked very few lumia 900 phones but also stopped ordering from nokia for 2nd week due to the data connectivty issue which was pure software glitch and has already been fixed yesterday.
nokia should defintely choose verizon/sprint/tmobile as exclusive partner in the future.
SO I went to amazon website, the experience was excellent, just a few clicks after verification of upgrade eligibility, I am done with upgrading. and it is also $50 cheaper than order from att.com.
once received the phone, I'll update ratings and my comments.
Best Phone Ever! April 8, 2012
I have never wrote a review on Amazon before, but this phone was so good that I felt I had to do my part to get the word out not only about this Nokia phone, but Windows Phone in general. This is the best phone I have ever had, hands down! I love the way Facebook and Twitter are integrated so deeply in the phones OS. I also never knew how great the Windows Phone platform was. I've been wanting to switch from the iPhone months ago but never liked any of the android phones because they looked real plastic and weak. Most of the people that see my Lumia phone are not only blown away by how great the phone looks, but how impressive the Windows Phone OS is. The phone is very responsive and after a week of using it, I have not had any issues thus far. I'm really glad I waited for this Lumia phone. Theres finally a phone that feels just as solid in the hand, while also being more beautiful than the iPhone. The best part about, It really makes Apple's iOS look really outdated.
Nokia Lumia 900 4G Black Windows ATT Great Phone October 16, 2012
Reviewer: T. Boone "hot tea" (Dallas, TX USA) -
I wish I could be rewarded for my Nokia loyalty because I have resisted the hype of other phones with other networks. I have the Nokia Lumia 900 4G with ATT and am enjoying the phone so far for both personal and light business. Typing is great and not at all aggravating like on the iPhone 4 and 5. I do miss some of the customizing options that the E series Nokias had, but the Lumia 900 looks and interfaces great right out of the box. They continue to make some mistakes with the Lumia 900 - like the battery is not replaceable. So I am curious about the lifespan - another bad design idea from Nokia. And I will keep all posted.
I wish Nokia had not had some mis-steps over the last few years with phones that had a cheap plastic feel and no personality - the would not be in the trouble they are in now. But here is to looking forward to more phones that are well thought both from design to green design.
And what's with all the different power cords? Can't manufacturers make them all the same and cut down on wastes! I would rather pay more for a cord that I can use with all Nokia phones past and future than to keep throwing a bunch away. It is truly a waste of a waste. Power cords can contain lead and other noxious metals and chemicals - not to mention the processes that got that to the functioning form. Nokia - can you be forward thinking in that area too? Customers - can you demand manufacturers consider this or you will not buy?
Amazing phone! July 30, 2012
Reviewer: Michael Huddleston
I switched to this Windows Phone from an iPhone 4 and love it! At first I wasn't sure since phones have come a long way since I got my iPhone two years ago. I also had two Androids (the Galaxy Note and Galaxy S3) after the iPhone but returned it and went back to Windows. Here are my reasons why I switched.
Screen size: The iPhone seems so tiny after using other phones. I know new ones are coming out but why wait? Also, who knows exactly what the new iPhone will be like. The 4.3 inch screen on the Nokia Lumia 900 was perfect. Large enough to enjoy for videos (YouTube and Netflix) but not too large as with the Note. The stats for the resolution are not as dazzling the in person, the screen is clear and beautiful.
Operating system: Beautiful to look at and easy to use. Android is not what I would call intuitive. Customizable yes, but kinda hard to use. I know people will say I should learn to use the phone better but I don't think it should require that much effort. With the iPhone, use is as simple as can be. The Windows Phone is just as simple. Set up is a completed in seconds. I love the live tiles, especially the Me and People tiles. The integration with social media is far better than anything on Android or Apple.
Build quality: The iPhone was wonderful quality. No complaints there. the look has become a bit stale to me over the past few years though. Plus, you must use a case to protect it. The Lumia 900 is just as nice of built but with a fresher look to it. It is also much more durable. I don't even use a case with it. The black coloring goes through the case completely making scratches hard to see. The Android phones I had were both Samsung and made of plastic. They felt like plastic too. I was terrified to drop them in a way I would never be with an iPhone or the Lumia 900.
The main drawback is the lack of apps. Still, there are over 100,000 apps and more all the time. A few are missing like Pandora but I'm OK with using I Heart Radio instead. The number of apps is deceiving anyway. There must be thousands of fart apps for Android.
The price of this phone has been dropped to only $49. It is an absolute steal for that price.