Great phone May 14, 2012
I have this phone for about two months. Like the way email , browser and camera working together.
Especially Nokia drive is free and very usefull. I use Nokia Drive all the time. The camera is great, easily to focus by pressing the screen and it is automatically focus and capture the picture. Battery lasted 2 days before charging, make sure enable the battery saver.
Skype is working great.
awesome phone April 10, 2012
I've had an iPhone and some Nexus phones but this phone is far superior. The screen in the sun is unreal
Best Phone i have ever owned! Only one tiny problem that only crazy people will notice! May 22, 2012
Ok so, I do not want to write a large entire review here, I do not know about you but I do not like reading those. So here it goes, this phone is simply amazing! I have had phones from all the major operating systems 3 iphones 1 android and now this is my 3rd windows phone. THIS IS MY FAVORITE PHONE EVER. Now then next part I say I want you to keep in mind that I have a case of OCD and when I squeeze the phone very hard, in certain areas (sounding ridiculous already isn't it?) there is a very slight creak and even rarer, there is a slight movement (how this is possible with a unibody polycarbonate body idk!). However despite the creak which at sometimes can be heard normally, I still feel I could throw this phone at a brick wall and the wall would break! But now you can see the types of things that bug me, I mean im sure that if any phone is squeezed very hard in the right places then there will be a small creak. So when I say that besides that (and any other person would not even notice it) there is absolutely nothing wrong with it. It is perfect and I absolutely love it! (I have also never read of the creaking on any one else's review so either there is something wrong with mine or im just crazy! or both!) Either way you cannot go wrong with this phone it is just absolutely amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Phone, Awesome Price, Horrible "Catches" May 10, 2012
Reviewer: Andy F (Morgantown, WV) -
I love my phone. My first phone ever was a Nokia (the one from the Charlie's Angels Movie), then I switched to the Motorola Rockr (first phone with iTunes that I could find), then to the Samsung Blackjack I and II, and I've been an iPhone user ever since then. I've had my Nokia Lumia 900 for almost a month now, and I love it. The UI is beautiful, and very easy to navigate through, and I love having a dedicated "Back" and "Search" buttons. The phone has a great screen and feel. The $99 price is amazing, but I thought I found it for a steal on Amazon Wirless. I knew that I'd probably have to deal with some hassle for getting $50 off the price, but I was expecting the usual, having to wait on shipping etc.
When I ordered my phone I received the usual emails confirming my order, then the next day I received an email that asked me to call customer service about my account (apparently my current texting plan with AT&T was not compatible with the new phone). I spoke to someone and explained that I wanted to keep everything the same (I still have unlimited data), but would change my text plan to unlimited as well. They ended up activating my new phone (which had shipped on a Friday, but I wouldn't get it until Tuesday) on Saturday. I was basically stuck for the weekend without a phone. I dealt with that, but when I finally received my phone AT&T had changed my data plan. I had already spoke to both AT&T and AmazonWireless and they assured me that it would not change. I had to get it switched back again. Then the voicemail was not set up, I had to call again to AT&T to get that corrected. THEN my phone DIED! I apparently had received a defective phone and it would no longer hold a charge after a week of use. I called Nokia, went to the AT&T store, but ultimately had to call AmazonWireless for a new phone. That phone was shipped on a Friday and received on Monday, another weekend without a phone. Ever since my phone has worked wonderfully, it was super easy to get all my contacts set up again (using Google's Exchange settings) and I still love my WindowsPhone. I have not had any other troubles with the phone itself.
I would completely recommend this phone and even service from AT&T. If you choose to buy the phone from AmazonWireless, just know that your data plan will probably change, and any problems with your phone will probably need to go back to AmazonWireless to fix because they are not set up for returns at AT&T stores. They are VERY new to the wireless game, and their customer service is nothing like Amazon's usual customer service, I have never been treated so badly. If I had it to do over, I'd spend the extra $50 and buy it from an AT&T store.
great phone! May 8, 2012
I have used Symbian, Apple, and Motorola/Android. So I feel confident to say this phone is a great phone, hardware and software.
First off I do love Nokia. Their phones are always well built and stand out. I liked that for the past few years bately anyone in the US had a phone like mine. Symbian got a bad rap because it was more customizeable than Android and my old phone (5800 XpressMusic) was doing things 2-3 years ago that are just now standard on Android and Apple.
I miss Symbian because WP has sucked a lot of common sense and life from the Lumia. I know Nokia had a better grip on what a phone of this caliber can really do. However WP is a solid and basic and very attractive UI which took 5 min to master. You barely need a manual! Smart move. It took me 2 weeks to customize my Android phone and I was still never satisfied lol.
The phone is gorgeous. It is solid to hold. I thought my little hands would hate the size but it's actually more comfortable than my smaller Atrix.
Things to be tweaked...autorotate...urrrgh, custom alert tones, screen discoloration (they are already on top of that), little things that Nokia had down pat. Microsoft has seriously limited them. But if you know Nokia, they are pretty good at upgrading and updating their phones.
Best of all, it's a phone first! Calls are clear and no problems in that respect at all.
Excellent phone at great price April 14, 2012
Reviewer: Raphael Hoffmann
I love the Windows Phone user interface. Everything is beautiful, clean and simple. 4G LTE is fast!! Love this phone.
Bad @$$ April 12, 2012
Played with this at an ATT store and it was pretty slick. The screen is bright and clear and really shows off the icons on the screen (or Live Tiles). It's super easy to use Windows on this and I handed it to my mom to see how she took to it and she just swiped and touched away without a hiccup... looks like it's pretty intuitive even for her! All in all I have to say this phone is way worth the money as phones twice as expensive don't have screens this good or seem to run as fast as this. I would definitely recommend this for anyone that is new to touch phones or tired of their older phones and want to try something new.
No upgrade, but does not matter for me June 21, 2012
Reviewer: Mike Suntor
Gizmodo puts it wisely:
"You can wax cranky over the fact that the phone you bought won't be swept up in the Win 8 euphoria, but it's hard to justify the saltiness. By the time WP8 and accompanying handsets are actually available, you'll probably be approaching upgrade eligibility. If you're not, it'll be worth the wait--and you'll be in good company with the legions of iPhone users screwed out of the latest, far less monumental software releases. This is just nature. And besides, current WP groupies will still get the 7.8 update with most of the best software stuff from 8--most of all, that smile-inducingly redesigned start screen--that's more of a compromise than most iPhone owners ever get. Likewise, Windows Phone 8 handsets are getting an 18 month pledge of firmware support. That simply doesn't exist with Apple or Android."
I won't get the upgrade, but does not matter since I change my phone once a year. It's going to be Lumia with windows 8 and new hardware specs in the next spring. Totally fine with that!
Lumia 900..Love It! April 17, 2012
I am a Windows phone and just got this phone. It is an awesome phone for under $100 with a 2 year contract. I advise anyone to give this phone a try. My wife got one to start, and after I started to use it, I like it so much I went and got myself one. I broke contract with Sprint to do this. I was very disappointed with them for not getting new Windows phones, and their signal stunk where I lived. AT&T is getting a lot better signal and I am not dropping calls. I strongly recommend to anyone, especially those just getting into the Smart Phones. Very much a user friendly interface as well as I have several friends parents that have gotten this phone and they had no problems using it!
Amazing phone! November 5, 2012
Reviewer: Deimos "." (Alberta) -
I upgraded from the Nokia Lumia 800 to the 900 as my wife fell in love with my 800 and now it's hers lol. This phone simply does everything flawlessly, no freezing, no lag, no app crashing, great reception, and no bugs as of yet, all of which I have experienced on my Iphone 3gs/4/4s and 5 is a joke. Area's where my iphone would lose reception constantly does not affect the Nokia Lumia what so ever. The camera is awesome, takes great photo's and even has auto-fix feature which corrects any distortion or light conditions in your photo's. It intagreates seemlessly with Microsoft surface and also Windows all via your microsoft user name. Email is a breeze with a great live tile of the same name, messageing is excellent easy to read with the customizable background and text colors which is not something possible on Iphones, the app store is second to none with great actually functioning apps and quick downloads. The design of the phone is also great, the screen is bright and crisp, it doesn't scratch easily like the Iphone or android phones, the housing is a solid design designed to take hard hits without breaking unlike again the iphone which pretty much costs hundreds of dallors or explodes on contact. The speed of the Windows Phone OS is also amazing, I did speed tests with the Lumia 800 and 900 vs Iphoone 4/4s/5 and it blows them away. Apps launch faster, they dont crash, reception is way better and browsing it light years faster. Even Suri when asked what is the best smartphone ever awnsered Nokia Lumia LOL that was until Apple patched it to say it didn't know (you can search that it's true). Anyhow very happy with purchase and service, if you get one of these phones you will have all you need right in your hand, and it's super reliable, well built, bulit to last and well supported.
Sweet Phone July 6, 2012
Reviewer: Thomas (Seattle, WA, United States) -
Title says it all. Very well constructed and feels just right in the hand. Beautiful blacks, and the OS works very well. Nokia is putting a lot of effort into specific apps -- much more so than Samsung.
4 out of 5 Stars, only one complaint May 14, 2012
Reviewer: James Fallon
I have a HTC Titan. Last weekend I went and got the Lumia 900. The first thing I noticed on the salesmans phone were the scratches on the screen AND the Zeiss cover on back. So I purchased the Moshi bubble free screen protector which is outstanding and as impressive as the phone itself! NO fingerprints and it is washable and easily removable. Only problem with it is it inhibits the viewability in sunlight, but like I said, easily removable.
Then I went to work on making a custom see through cover for the Zeiss cover on the back. Using a paper punch for the camera lens and some see through plastic I can now slide the phone across many surfaces and not have to worry about the front or the back. The coating on the Lumia makes this the ONLY phone I have ever had that I don't need or want a cover for.
My ONLY problem with the Lumia is the obvious camera problems. It is obviously mostly software related and I really hope Nokia puts out a fix ASAP. But it can and does take some really nice pictures, I just find myself retaking shots I normally would not have to with the Titan. One thing that pisses me off about all WinPhos is that I cannot seem to spot focus without it snapping the picture. This would help tremendously on picture quality to be able to spot focus for exposure purposes before shooting. If anyone can think of a way to do that withouth it autosnapping the pic I would appreciate that.
Overall, I thought "style" was not very important to me over the years, but after seeing all those boxy looking Iphones, I can't put this Lumia down. It is such a pleasure to hold, that sounds ridiculous but I confess, this thing is gorgeous. Nokia fix that camera issue and I don't see how anyone can complain about anything really.
Battery life goes for the whole day with heavy use, charge it every night, no big deal. Also to save battery go to settings, wifi, and uncheck the box to "notify me when new networks are found".
4 out of 5 stars for me.
worried about upgrade?? If you marry then don't think about upgrade... June 20, 2012
Reviewer: A. Chaudhary (Pasadena, CA) -
Disclosure: I own Nokia Lumia 800 (European version). It doesn't have LTE and I don't whine about it. I never bothered writing review about Lumia 800 but some recent poor reviews kinda agitated me to come here and defend this beautiful phone and OS even without any upgrade.
Last few reviewers of Nokia Lumia 900 have been complaining that OS will not upgrade to WP8 but only WP7.8. They are saying that no one should buy this phone as it is already outdated after 2 months of first release. I can kind of understand their concern but here is my personal opinion about this issue.
If you buy a house then buy it to live there not to flip it after few months for profits and you will be happier. As I understand after watching the Windows Phone Summit today, it appears that there are some basic differences between WP7.5 and WP8. But I am scratching my head, as long as most of the features are ported to Lumia 900 how does it matter what version OS I have on my Lumia. Lumia 900 doesn't have NFC so if someone is expecting to get that software of their phone then how useful would that be. New start up screen will be on Lumia along with more color support and so does Wallet hub. Bunch of features announced will also come to this phone unless it requires next version of hardware support. WP8 application which are primarily written for Windows 8 may not be supported on current Lumia lines. When I bought my phone there were about 50-60k apps and today there are 100k apps. I am more than content with my phone and I don't buy things in expectations of future. I live in today's world not in illusionary future. Maybe its just me but I will recommend this phone to anyone and everyone as long as you are not unhappy when you see next hot thing.
I have nothing to add in appreciation of this product, many people have already given their verdict and it meets all my expectations.
My favorite apps:
Nokia Drive: turn by turn free offline navigation app can replace any GPS, its fast and accurate with minor issues (my friend has iPhone 4S and he keeps looking at google maps while driving, which is absolutely dangerous).
Social Integration: facebook and twitter are beautifully integrated into the OS.
Picture Live Tile:
Calander: I never miss a birthday of my friends. It brings all the data from windows live id, gmail, and facebook.
Great battery life August 21, 2012
With "battery saving" feature ON this phone lasts for a 2 days which is really awesome. It has all the apps I need, so a great value for money. I really like this phone.
Great Product and Grand Possibility June 25, 2012
Reviewer: ManhassetZ (Manhasset N.Y.) -
The Nokia Lumia 900 is a solid phone that is fresh, appealing and easy to use. The only real complaint is that the Windows 8 operating system to be released in October will not run on the phone and the future upgrade of its operating system will be limited to Windows 7.8. For some owners and potential buyers this is an important concern and for others it is not. Nokia would be wise to offer owners of the Lumia 900 a $49 trade-in credit should they decide that they need or want to have Windows 8 when it is released.
Excellent phone June 21, 2012
Reviewer: Osama M. Al Assi (Michigan) -
Very well built, i was surprised, i`ve always owned droid phones, and once an iphone. They look like toys next to the lumia. The OS can have better customization. Overall, i am very happy with my nokia.
OK May 31, 2012
I got the phone two days ago. It works great. I like it very much. But better screen is desired.
Love at first sight thus there are some feature that I dont like May 2, 2012
Reviewer: Phuong Le (Sacramento, CA USA) -
Signal strength: best I ever had
Battery life: pretty good 4 a smart phone and heavy use
Interface: may cause some problem w many none-tech user. But 4 me? I love it. The design is sleek and easier 2 customize than Iphone
FREE NAVIGATION FROM NOKIA
Camera: I have 2 say this is a major disappointment. I have been a faithful customer of Nokia 4 years due 2 its durable & well built. I also like to be able to touch the camera button 2 take pictures. But the sad part? My old N95 takes better photos. It takes less time 2 focus and take picture and the camera button is WAY more responsive. The camera button and the feature "touch to unlock" is extremely hard to use. PLEASE FIX IT.
Camera strip: BE AWARE. EXTREMELY EASY 2 GET SCRATCH, EVEN WITH A COVER. U better buy a camera strip protector for it. I had my cover on since the first day and mine got scratch still :|
Voice control feature: Cannot compare 2 Siri. Not as smart and not as convenient. Need MUCH MORE improvement.
great upgrade from Samsung Focus S April 17, 2012
Reviewer: Jong Lee (Seattle, WA) -
Having upgraded from a Mango Samsung Focus S, I was hesitant to upgrade as many of the specs were similar. Would recommend that if the upgrade fee is minimal to take the plunge. The device feels taller compared to the Focus S. These are made in Korea.
Ambient Light Sensor actually works!
Easier to hold due to thickness
Audio is louder
Headset from Samsung (including mic) works
Better build quality
Unable to turn off the haptic buttons
Love the phone April 17, 2012
The Nokia Lumia 900 has been great so far. Nokia has been responsive to issues, which is nice to see. This is a great Windows Phone that should get the attention of almost anyone looking for a smartphone.