Call quality is great, even in a dead spot! July 20, 2012
I live in a wireless dead zone. With other phones (regardless of carrier) I get 1 bar or "no signal" at home. This phone gives me at least 2 bars of 4G everywhere on the property and the call quality is perfect! Also everything the other reviewers said about the OS and features are true. If I could give this phone more than 5 stars I would!
Fantastic phone June 15, 2012
Reviewer: J. Gilliland (Missouri, USA) -
I've owned this phone for two months now, and I'm still in love with the thing. Here's what I like about it:
Both hardware and software are beautiful.
The hardware is rock solid - both in terms of performance and physical attributes. It is going to take quite a beating before it breaks. And it never locks up - not once. That in itself is jaw-dropping - this is the first phone I've ever owned (and first MS OS hahaha!) that hasn't locked up periodically.
It's ridiculously fast and smooth. I can't get over how quickly and smoothly it performs its tasks and scrolls from screen to screen and app to app.
AT&T LTE - holy crap it's fast. It's like being on my home Wi-Fi everywhere I go. DO NOT purchase a phone without LTE.
I'm definitely in love with the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system (my first Windows phone, btw). It is a phenomenal mobile OS.
I also purchased a Cyan Lumia 900 for my wife. We got in on the $.01 Amazon deal, plus we got the $100 per phone credit from Nokia. Financially this was an awesome deal, but to top it off we both agree these phones are the best we've ever used. To say we are happy with our purchase is an understatement. I knew the phones would be pretty nice, because I had checked out WP 7.5 in a T-Mobile store and I read good reviews about the 900. But I did not expect to have such a glowing review of the phones two months after purchase.
The only complaint I have with the phone is that the camera is pretty lousy indoors. Well, as long as you have good lighting, the pictures are pretty good. Outdoor shots are incredible, and the auto-fix feature really cleans up the shots nicely. (If you already have a 900 and don't use the auto-fix, TRY IT OUT. It does wonders.) But in medium to low light indoors - meh. You can also see a pinkish spot in the middle of the picture when shooting anything with a white background. If the camera didn't perform so well outdoors (where I seem to take most of my shots anyway), I would rate this camera as a 2/5. But with the excellent outdoor shots, I think it's safe to rate it as 3.5/5. For me personally, I rate the camera as 4/5, since 90% of my pictures tend to be in well-lit situations where the camera does a great job.
Love the phone! June 7, 2012
I received it last week, and it had a problem with the the bottom-right button being over sensitive. I read some comments on forums and found out that other people had the same problem. They returned the phone, got a new one, and no more problems.
That is exactly what happened to me. I called Amazon Wireless and they sent me a new (next day) and it's perfect!
Great design, super fast, marketplace is good (has all the apps I need) and the integration with Skydrive is just great! I use OneNote a lot and also I can see all my Office files at anytime, without formatting changes.
I had and iPhone for a couple of years, and it was time to upgrade since the camera glass was cracked.
With the Nokia discount, plus Amazon Wireless discount, I ended up paying $10 with a 2 year agreement. (no brainer)
I'm glad I chose the Lumia 900.
and Amazon Wireless customer service is also great!!
Smooth June 3, 2012
Reviewer: Manish Kumar (NY) -
I like the design and build is really good. OS is really smooth and so far I have not encountered a single problem with my phone. Battery life is usual to that of a smartphone. Overall, I really like this phone and is highly recommended for everyone.
Very nice for very little June 1, 2012
Reviewer: A. Kicklighter "AJK" (Atlanta) -
Have been using an Android smartphone, and it took a little while to figure that phone out (~2wks), with in 2 days I am very comfortable using most of the apps, and programs on my new Lumina 900. Very intuitive so it doesn't take mush to get started. I have one concern, It is difficult to see how much battery life is left. It would be helpful to see a % of battery life left. The camera is wonderful, and takes great pics. I am looking forward to using the speech command options for calls, texting, etc. Great phone for $9.99 as a upgrade.
You didn't think those other Smartphones were real, did you? Ohh No No No, ahhhhh NO!!!! May 11, 2012
Reviewer: Mantrix "the Lord of the X-Dreams" (Baton Rouge, LA USA) -
What else can I say about this phone that has not been exhaustively discussed in previous reviews? I have been using Windows Phone 7 since it came out back in late 2010, I upgraded from a HTC HD7 which was a very loyal and awesome phone and now that I have been using the Lumia 900 for 1 full month, I can honestly say that there is no other OS I would use after Windows Phone; My wife uses an Iphone 4S as well as my coworkers and my friends use different incarnations of Android and I have witnessed first hand their frustrations with their respective products; in fact, my wife has had to replace her first deffective Iphone 4S after barely 3 or 4 months of light use; They all agree that Windows Phone has the most User-friendly UI among all the OS and I have managed to create some converts who are in the process to trade their current Iphones for Lumia 900s; everybody is amazed at how excitingly different this phone is and I keep getting constant visits at my desk at work from people trying to admire and take a look at the OS for the first time, they all say that it possesses the most beautiful screen of any smartphone in the market today; I'm excited about what the OS has accomplished in this time and am even happier to be part of the fortunate group of people that decided to give this experiment a chance for we all have made it grow. Nokia + Microsoft = everybody's WINNING
The best smartphone nobody knows about June 27, 2012
I have been an iPhone user since 2008 when they were exclusively for at&t. The type of dude who would wait on long lines to get the newest model. After a few years wanted to do something different. Was bored and wanted something new. I knew android wasn't an option. Always hated that green robot and that big HTC clock. I came across a YouTube video comparing my iPhone 4s to a lumia. Its was on on par with virtually every feature I loved and even beat it in some test. I had to see if this was a hoax. I went to at&t opened a second line and gave it 30 days thinking I'd be returning it. I was sold in 7. It was great looking solid and polished. Nice to hold and nice size screen. Os was fast smooth and fresh looking. And the updated tiles rocked for me. Sports, news, weather without going to any app. Lte was crazy fast and kept beating my iPhone easily even on WiFi. Pictures and video was good excellent. Tell me which is the voice assistant like siri could open apps and read text out loud and.respond to text. Also make calls on speaker all with voice. I use this feature everyday while driving. And i could pin everything to front screen. Music, albums, web pages games no longer having to go into app. From the music hub to the picture hub the font and the way it just looked popped and was something new and fresh. Not just a thousand apps where i have to scroll across 7 pages to access them. Who cares about a million apps as long as i have the main ones (windows has over 100,000). Everytime i use it outside people look because it's fresh new and different and not like the androids lr like the iPhone which everybody seems to have now. I'm definitely not hating on the iPhone but ever since i got the lumia 900 its been in my shoebox collecting dust. Yes the 4s. Who cares about dual core quad core because even though i hear it's single core it functions smooth and extremely fast. I'm telling you give it a try, you will see what all the fuss is about.
Best phone I've ever used! May 21, 2012
Reviewer: Rashed K Talukder
This is hands down the best phone and OS I've ever used. I have had 3 iPhone's (since the first gen) and one android dual core.
-This phone is unbelievably smooth and easy to use.
-The battery life is FANTASTIC. Much better than any Android I've come across
-I love love love the live tiles, makes my life so much easier. Plus good looking!
-This phone is incredibly durable. I've dropped it a few times already and not even a scratch or dent anywhere on it.
-The sound clarity and reception is great
-Music player on this is awesome.
-The bluetooth text reading function in my car is a life saver! No need to remember to text when I stop somewhere
I would recommend this phone to anyone and everyone. You can't beat this phone and especially for the price!
Best Smart Phone Ever May 16, 2012
I love this phone. I wanted to give it more than 5 stars. Only thing missing is some really good Nokia features but I believe they will come. It is so simple to use, has everything, and is better than all other devices. One problem is no choice for network carrier at this point one of Nokia's features that I have been spoiled with. The only other is problem is there no way to play music to radio. But with everything else including Nokia drive, Nokia maps, Nokia creative studio, and even Nokia City Lens Beta I know things will only improve even more. Really the best smart phone currently available. Most importantly, I can always see everything on my phone with no problems even in the brightest sunlight and even with a screen protector. Everything always looks beautiful on the Nokia Lumia 900.
Best smarthphone ever. Great Hardware + Beautiful OS = Win Win May 13, 2012
Reviewer: i.nihilist "i.nihilist" (Seattle US) -
I have been a longtime iPhone user, from 2008..Started with iPhone 3G and used iPhone 3GS, iPhone4 and 4S. I have also used Android phones (Nexus, Galaxy etc) over the years for considerable periods of time. All said and done, WP7 and Nokia have hit the sweet spot with the Lumia 900. The OS is so simple and fluid to use, you don't need to be a nerd/geek to handle it (HINT: Android). Everything is so beautifully laid out and well integrated w/ facebook, twitter and skydrive. The hardware of Lumia 900 simply feels great in hand. This is definitely a level above any android phone I have ever used. Software is also a huge plus over android(pure google experience included). With upcoming WP8, I'm sure it will give a tough competition to the upcoming iPhone 5 and Android Jelly Bean. If you have been giving the WP7 os amiss all this time, it's definitely worth a second look now bcoz of Lumia 900. Now is the time, since it's so well priced at ATT.
These are some of things I like about WP7 and Nokia Lumia
* Great Design
* Beautiful and smooth+fluid OS
* Hardware fit and finish
* Nokia maps and Drive.
* Facebook and Twitter integration
* XBOX live and games
* Office (esp outlook)
The camera could have been better and there are some key apps missing compared to android and ios..but I'm sure by the time WP8 releases these will be rectified and I can't wait to get my hands on the next gen of lumia and WP
Original and Seemless operating system coming from Android April 29, 2012
Reviewer: ethan (davison, MI, United States) -
The Lumia 900 offers a great look and fascinating experience. In the two weeks that I've owned this phone the biggest issues I've had is the lack of alternative media players and the fact that Audible STILL hasn't released an app for it.
That said I'm wiling to give Windows and Nokia a little bit of space on the issues above because the product is so polished. If they haven't opened things up a bit in their second and third generation devices it will be time to knock off some stars.
very good smart phone April 26, 2012
Reviewer: little white (NYC) -
Pro: nice design (beat iphone 4s,men need larger screen...),fast network with LTE
need more apps, like scottrade, need to support flash!!!(If WP7 wants to beat Android, flash is a must)
Just BUY this phone!!! April 24, 2012
If you are in the market for a new phone, or you want to switch to the most elegant OS you can get your hands on, you need to pick up this phone!!!
nokia, nokia April 24, 2012
Reviewer: Nathan Dam (JUPITER, FLORIDA, US) -
Switched from iphone4 to this lumina900, it took me a little to get used to this setting. this is my new mistress. My wifey is being jealous haha.
nice phone April 19, 2012
Reviewer: Joshwa Thomas Jacob "Josh" (Mechanicsburg,PA) -
This is one of the great phone that i ever used. Before buying this, i was using a iphone4 and i was amazed about the speed of this phone. It is a single core but seems like faster that iphone dual core processor. It is really big but you won't notice that while using. I have a very bad typing experience with iphone. Typing in iphone is <50% success rate to type properly. Actually with this phone, I was able to type properly and the way emails are displayed is very nice and it is organized. You can see the entire email chain. The data is also fast. In my area, we don't have LTE. Still it is better than my wireless spot. I have difficulties with apps. I have some trading apps that i used use. But those are not available in this phone. One more thing about the display. They should increase the pixel resolution like iphone (atleast 960*640). But keep in mind, iphone is $200. But this is $100 and you are getting an LTE phone.
Perfect Smartphone April 19, 2012
Reviewer: CoolIntellectual "Good Book Goddess" (Panama City, FL) -
Let me just say that this phone is so much fun to use. My last phone was the Pre+, as I absolutely refuse to use an Iphone as my personal device. Withe the Lumia 900,I have all of my information at my fingertips without the need to scroll through pages and pages of apps. This is a smartphone OS done right. Nokia has just hit it out of the park with the quality of this phone, not to mention the stylish, eye-catching design. Windows Phone 7.5 feels like the future and I'd be hard-pressed for a reason to go to a different platform.
Best smart phone ever! April 18, 2012
Reviewer: XYZ "Jack" (Eugene, OREGON United States) -
First, let us get this out of the way: I did buy my Lumia 900 from Amazon. I AM a verified buyer.
Now to the phone, very satisfied.
gorgeous screen (the black is really stunning)
very very smooth OS
Blazing fast networking (LTE)
A little bit big if you have small hands
All in all, the best smart phone I have used (yes, including the laggy Android phones and the tiny screen iPhones).
Lumia 900 is the Best phone with the best value for money. April 18, 2012
Reviewer: Pranav Sukthankar
I have been an iphone user for 2 years now and decided to try the new Lumia 900 as my contract ended this month. I have no regrets so far with my new phone. In fact for this price I am getting a whole lot more compared to an iphone (especially Nokia Drive and MS Office that comes free with the L900). I am especially pleased by the build of the lumia 900 and the easy to use operating system. The email client rocks. I am so happy with the phone that I don't want to go back to an iphone.
Favorite Cell Phone Yet! April 18, 2012
Reviewer: Eugene Beran (Chicago, IL United States) -
I know Nokia has a history of making quality phones, but somehow I've always gone with Samsung or Motorola in the past. But now I see the reputation is well earned! This is a solid phone with great call and signal quality. In my place, I've typically had trouble getting or making calls and many times my phone would just go off that I have a new voice mail from an hour ago, when it had never rung. My last phone, the Samsung Focus, didn't have that problem too often, but many times when I was on the phone, a call would drop once or twice during the conversation. The Nokia Lumia 900 on the other hand has not had a dropped call or a missed call yet and the quality of the calls is as good as a landline. The LTE network is so fast, I no longer think twice about downloading an email attachment.
The responsiveness and beauty of Windows Phone just makes the experience fun!