Fantastic high quality phone for the discerning smartphone user. August 16, 2012
Reviewer: B. Iruke "Rap mogul" (Detroit, MI by way of Houston , TX) -
Everything about this phone simply screams high quality and exquisite polish. Highly recommended phone for anyone looking for an alternative to the exclusive walled garden of Iphone of the bug ridden open wasteland of Android.
Fast fluid elegant and extremely reliable. June 16, 2012
Reviewer: Pierre Huguet "pierre_h" (San Diego, CA United States) -
I love this phone!, it is fast!!! The screen is amazingly bright with blacks that contrast so well it is easy to read in plain sunlight.
The OS is so well designed and uniform, it is fluid and integrated with all the services and social networks.
It links together contacts from all the different account sources.
Contrarily to Android the Windows Phone OS is designed to protect you from spyware and virus application, it is much safer, and reliable.
The Marketplace has over 100,000 apps which is more than I will ever need.
Nokia Lumia 900 June 4, 2012
Reviewer: K. Hersee "kphoto" (MA, USA) -
I purchased this phone because I was ready for an upgrade and thought it might be cool to move up to a smart phone. I checked around and found several people satisfied with the Windows phone. I am part of a minority however, I am sure, when it comes to smart phones. After a few days of playing with it I realized that it's not for me. Too much like a toy (not in quality - just too much to play with). I never check sports scores or anything like that. I am content with just phone and text messaging. I gave the phone to my wife who will appreciate it more than I can. But, from what I saw, if I ever do move up again, I will re-purchase this one. I highly recommend the Nokia Lumia 900.
The Best Phone I have ever had May 23, 2012
Reviewer: David LU
This Nokia phone is the best smart phone in the market. And you could not believe the price is such low.
Great Phone and fun to use May 22, 2012
Reviewer: Ann T
I have had many phones over the time I've been with AT&T and this one has got to be my favorite. The iPhones that I have had all have a problem with the visual voicemail system and never let me know that I have voicemail but this phone hasn't had a single problem since I got it. It's got a great form factor and it is blazing fast especially when in a LTE area.
So close to being perfect May 19, 2012
First off, this is the first smartphone I have ever owned so I can't compare my experience with other phone OS's.
Negatives/Improvement Needed - Hardware:
- Phone rattles around the camera lens when vibrating, slight annoyance but not too big of a deal.
- Metal on back of camera scratches very easily
- Feels like if it were less thick by 1mm it would be a lot sleeker
Negatives/Improvement Needed - OS:
- Can't check/receive Facebook messages if you're chat status is set to Offline (must go in to the facebook app)
- Games can lag a bit when advertisements load (probably more of an app issue than phone issue)
- Wish there was a native PDF reader as Adobe's app is not smooth/fast
- Doesn't have every app under the sun but its getting better and fast
- When searching Bing images, I really want to be able to swipe to the next image but you have to go back and tap the next one
- Must use Zune software for media management, I wish my computer would just see the phone as a storage device.
- Large and vibrant screen, I have no issues with the resolution at all.
- Dedicated camera button that can be used even when the phone is locked
- Solid camera, wont blow you away but gets the job done. Get to know the different camera settings and you will get very good results
- Solidly built [...]
- Proximity sensor: the phone auto shuts off the screen when the phone is near your ear.
- Social network integration with everything--- MESSAGING HUB: set facebook chat status. CALENDAR HUB: see facebook events (birthdays included) and every detail about those events (details, wall, guests attending). PEOPLE HUB: consolidates facebook, twitter, linkedIn, and windows live for every contact automatically. PICTURE HUB: Access pictures across social networks side by side with pictures you have saved on your phone.
- Live Tiles--- PEOPLE: You can assign people to different groups and pin that group to as a live tile. Just a quick glance at the screen and I know if there is any new news with my friends accross ALL social networks. CALENDAR: Displays next meeting/appointment. NEWS/WEATHER: I decided what apps I use almost solely on how good the live tile is at displaying information I want.
- Skydrive Integration: Auto-save pictures and documents to the cloud for backup.
- Smooth OS, rarely lags, very intuitive.
- The phone is so people-centric that I don't even need to use the Phone Hub which brings up previous calls, dial-pad, etc. I just have the people I call most pinned to the start screen.
- Silent updates: I have been following Windows Phone news closely since my purchase and updates are made to the OS without user intervention.
- Local searches: Here is something I can compare with other phone OS's. Want to find information about a business? Windows phone is very efficient at it, just hit search and enter the business name. Bing will search based on your location and give you an address, phone, directions, and reviews in about 3-4 taps. None of my friends iPhones/Androids can do that.
I have had the phone for about a month and I don't think any other phone could make me happier. The pros blow the cons out of the water for me and I can't wait to see what is in store when Windows Phone 8 comes out. The Nokia has the best design of any of the Windows Phones and feels the most durable. The OS is smooth and you DON'T need an app for everything which is very nice.
At this point in the OS game for both mobile and desktops, it seems to be all about preference. Nothing is superior to anything else, its just what you want. If you want to tweak every little thing with your phone, get Android. If you want every app that exists and to use an app for everything, get an iPhone. If you want an efficient OS with social integration, get a Windows Phone.
Doesn't drop calls like my iPhone May 11, 2012
Reviewer: Jennifer McLaughlin
Always wondered if it was ATT or the iPhone, but now I know it is the iPhone. The Nokia doesn't drop the calls. My only complaint is the time it takes to recharge the battery. Getting a new phone to confirm that it is the battery and not the phone.
Love my 900 May 10, 2012
Reviewer: A. Stokes (Acworth, GA USA) -
This phone is the bomb!
Great integration with Facebook, when someone updates a number or address, my phone gets updated. It works and works well.
Great buy May 10, 2012
Reviewer: Sylvain QUERNE (Colombes, Hauts-de-Seine France) -
I've used it for about a couple of weeks.
Easy to use, fast, outstanding screen and well built. Battery life is absolutely not an issue especially compared to other modern smartphones. Overall an incredible package. Nokia Lumia 900 is a highly recommended buy!
Lumia 900 April 28, 2012
Reviewer: Boulos "Boulos" (St. Louis, MO, USA) -
I love the phone and Windows 7.5. They could make it perfect if microsoft would adopt some Blackberry security features.
The Jitterbug of Smart Phones April 22, 2012
Reviewer: NDLAOKC (OKC, OK) -
My first smart phone. It is so easy to use I thought I was missing something after I figured everything out on it in about 20 minutes. Good battery life as well. Nokia/Microsoft has a big hit on their hands. Went to 3 stores to buy one until I found a store that wasn't sold out. Great phone.
Sleek design, and great OS April 15, 2012
I admit that it took a couple days to get used to the differences between iOS and Windows Phone, but after a week using the device I love Windows Phone. Its simple to use, in some areas simpler that iOS (I was also shocked). But there are fewer apps in the marketplace than on the iPhone :(
But overall, the phones design is amazing. It looks sexy, and a lot of my friends have been coming up to me and asking to see the phone.
I use my phone to study from now that I got MS Office on my cell phone. Really great for last minute reviews, and also for preparing for presentations.
Also, i know this is ridiculously lazy but a great small feature, some wont care for it, is the ability to use the cell phone to control you xbox. hahaha, for when your xbox controlller is too far away. hahahahaha :)
There is a link somewhere to a website that allows you to previous Windows Phone on iOS and android devices, make sure you try it out before buying.
Best Windows Phone Ever April 10, 2012
This is by far the best windows phone ever. Sync is flawless. Interface is consistent. Speed is very fast. The navigation is the best I have seen in any platform. The three buttons below then to be a little hard to use, but really worth the money.
Amazing GPS signal strength June 26, 2012
just came back from s trip to Chicago downtown. the dense highrise buildings there disabled my friends' phone GPS and my TomTom, but this phone amazingly got GPS signal all along and everywhere, combined with preloaded Illinois map, it is simply the best travelling companion.
other great features have been covered by other reviews. below just a few my favorites
Excellent phone never dropping calls, seamless Outlook/Exchange server integration no other OS got, powerful mobile Office center with SkyDrive office app, worldwide offline map turn by turn navigation, unmatchable email/texting experience, nail hammering build quality even on the front side...
I am not too worried about the issue of WP8 upgrade. actually, even if they offer Lumia900 upgrade to WP8, I may not go for it. I may just leave it to my next phone when everything is all settled down. as my auto industry friends once told me, never buy the first build of the new model car, there will always be issues only show up after product release (like the big brand death grip...). to me the reliability is important. besides, I am sure Nokia and Microsoft will take care current Lumia users with new apps and updates to the point of hardware allow.
Does it really deserve 5 stars from nearly everyone? YES! May 21, 2012
Reviewer: D. Hollenback (Dripping Springs, TX) -
Not much more I can say that hasn't already been said, it truly is a marvelous device. I'm a die hard Android guy, I've had nearly every one and came from the Galaxy S2 Skyrocket to this phone - I won't be going back. There are two thing about this phone I love the most:
1) I can see and use the thing in bright daylight, amazing screen.
2) Offline GPS is standard. I'm carrying a Garmin type GPS with me wherever I go, data connected or not.
There are plenty of apps for the phone. Who really needs 500,000?
The battery lasts all day
Sound quality in both directions is stellar
Build quality is top notch
Camera is very good, every bit as good as what is on my Skyrocket (contrary to popular belief)
Oh, if you already have one of these, Google for and download the beta for Nokia's augmented reality app called City Lens - very cool app.
Yeah, 5 stars is absolutely correct folks.
Best phone I have ever owned April 22, 2012
Reviewer: M. Bages (Danville, IL United States) -
The Nokia Lumia 900 is, without a doubt, the best phone I have ever owned. I have owned Android, iOS, and Symbian as well as others in the past. The hardware on the 900 is beautiful. It just feels and looks good. The Windows software has far exceeded my expectations. After using this I doubt I will ever want to use anything else. I was worried about not having access to all the apps I was used to having but I was able to find everything I needed in the windows marketplace. I don't have anything more to say than what the other positive reviewers have said just more of the same. If you are wondering whether this is a good phone for you, I say give it a chance, you will like it.
Nokia Lumia can be the best phone April 21, 2012
Reviewer: B. Apostoli
Not that I have anything bad to say about the phone but after using it for the past week I have to say I need the banking apps to make this phone a pure joy.
I love everything about this phone. I was under no contract for the past year and waited for something other than Samsung or apple. My friend has an Iphone 4s and have use it. Nothing special about that phone. Screen too small and it gets tiring after a while.
I bought this phone on a promotion that art had where you can also get $100 free accessories if you buy a lumia and that I could not resist. I get a free phone after $100 back from Nokia and I get $100 free accessories and that's too good to be true.
Microsoft will have to make the Skype app quick and I wish the banking apps are available soon
Other than that this phone is everything I need. Did I mention that the quality of calls and speaker phone are a beast? And I can carry the phone anyway I want and don't have to worry about a signal issue.
Lumia 900 and Windows Phone 7.5 - Mega Hit April 20, 2012
Reviewer: DOOMER (MN, USA) -
Both my wife and I have an iPhone. Mine is for work and is a iPhone 4. The wife's is an iPhone 3GS.
Since my wife is Finnish and has always been a Nokia lover, I was able to convince her to check out the Nokia Lumia 900. It wasn't too hard after she learned we would get a $100 credit on our bill due to the Nokia issue that they quickly resolved after launch. Way to go Nokia -- rather than try and blame everyone else, you fixed the problem immediately and gave your customers to make up for the negative experience! Cha-ching!
OK, back to the phone.
I took my wife to AT&T store today, after a few minutes, I think she totally digs the phone.
It has a nice size screen
Everything is easy to read
Everyhing she needs (calling, messaging, photos, etc.) are 1-2 clicks away. Not much of a learning curse.
She gets to keep her current AT&T data plan, which is unlimited.
She gets LTE network speed
I think she loves the live-tiles and how photos and information changes and makes the phone come-to-live! Awesome!
It's too early to say how long the battery lasts, etc., but based on other reviews, I think she is going to be extremely happy with this phone. Heck, as soon as I have to go buy my next personal phone, I may get me one, too!
Keep up the fantastic work and customer service Nokia and Microsoft! WP7 is already way cooler and better than Android market fragmentation!
Amazing phone at an even more amazing price (I just made $60!!!)! April 20, 2012
First, the phone is $39.99 here on Amazon and then on top of that amazing savings, Nokia is giving everyone who buys it before Sunday a $100 credit on their AT&T account. I'm no math whiz but I just made $60 by upgrading to an amazing phone! WooHoo!
I have seen and used the Lumia 900 at the local AT&T store. I've read all of the tech reviews. I love it and I'm confident that when it arrives this weekend or early next week, I will be extremely happy. If I'm not happy, I promise to come runny back to this review and warn everyone of potential issues.
I have been a Window's 7 user since it first came out with my Samsung Focus. I was a user since before we had cut and paste so I know the OS well. I've owned others phones too and Windows smokes them all. I was with BlackBerry since the Pearl (and had the Curve and 8830). I had an iPhone 3Gs and have an iPhone 4s for work. I have an Android tablet. I know how to use all of these operating systems and the Windows 7.5 Mango OS beats them all hands-down.
The Windows OS takes advantage of side whipping finger movements to navigate you through applications features which feels more natural that the iOS clicking all of these tiny buttons at the top of the screen. The picture is very clear and Windows saves a ton of juice by using a black background on most screens. The live tiles are amazing too! It even updates someone's facebook picture on their live tile when they change it! I love pining things to the home screen. I can scroll down 20+ lines with the flick of a finger because of all of the apps and people I have pinned!
The company I work for uses GOOD to sync iOS, Android, and Windows OS with corporate email accounts. The GOOD application was just released today and has a few bugs but works great overall!
The camera with the Carl whatever is really nice too. I use my cell to take all my pictures so I'm super excited to get my hands on the 900. It took suck clear and focused pictures and video in the AT&T store!
The app store is still a little weak but a benefit is that I don't have to troll through all those junk apps! Some of the apps need a little refining but most work very well and take full advantage of the Windows 7 Mango way of doing things.
As a BlackBerry lover, my cellphone joy comes from being able to communicate and organize my contacts and appointments. Windows OS does it so much better! Windows OS is what the BlackBerry should have evolved to and more.
I really can't say enough about the Windows OS and Lumia 900. I would really recommend giving it a try with this device and for this price. You could always switch back to your old phone and return this one if you're allergic to doing things better and enjoying your phone more. :)
Great phone April 20, 2012
Reviewer: James E. Stearns "Jim" (Griffin, GA) -
My motorola razr finally died! I used an iphone off and on for a couple years. After reading and researching I was drawn to this phone. The price from AT&T ($100.00) I thought was good.
I've used it extensively for the last 2 weeks. Nokia offers to call you with support, I had no problems but thought I'd test that anyway, they called exactly on time and gave me operating tips and nice to knows!
The phone is very easy to use. It feels like a quality phone in your hands. The Windows Phone OS has worked flawlessly! Some reviews complain that there are not hundreds of thousands of apps available! (how many do you need?)
The apps I downloaded have all worked great. The Zune interface works great and syncs wirelessly (love that).
Nokia has come up with a clear winner with this phone.