Amazing product at a great price July 3, 2012
I will give my personal experience as the technical details have been discussed a lot. The first thing you notice is the square block tiles that makes the interface unfamiliar. It scrolls smoothly but still you wonder whether it is the right thing for you.
But, the seamless integration with facebook, exchange server and the push notification really makes you do things faster and more productive.
The apps, the browser and the crystal clear large screen makes it more of a small computer that you can be productive on anytime. The call quality is much better in the sense that with other phones, the calls get frequently dropped while I am in the elevator - but it never gets dropped with this one.
All in all, this is a great choice for a customer.
Amazing smart phone June 30, 2012
Reviewer: - LC - (San Diego, CA) -
The Nokia lumina 900 excels in almost every way. Super fast web browser with a beautiful rich black screen. Easy to hold and feels wonderful and solid. Nice piece of technology. It's easy and fun to talk, especially with its front facing camera.. The people hub app by Microsoft is a cool, nice feature..
The built in camera shoots great photos with its high end optics And you can even shoot video. You usually don,t need to charge it for many days as its battery holds up amazingly well.
If you have not seen how the "live tiles" work, you will be pleasantly surprised how helpful they are and a very cool feature, plus you can easily customize it,
One of its most amazing features is its built in map and navigation, with it's built in GPS. Make sure you download the U.S. map or your local map for free OFF-LINE use using the amazing "Nokia Drive" app (which you can also download for free in Marketplace) It then becomes a FREE personal navigation device.. And it works great for in car use with its voice navigation. Using the "maps" app gets you local information of nearby attractions, restaurants, hotels, and more with ratings, phone number, hours, reviews, etc and gives you instant directions to any location via public transportation, walking, or driving.
I can hardly believe you get ALL THIS for basically A FREE phone! The personal navigation device alone is worth $150..! Plus the camera, and video recording, and music player all included..
Thers is so much more..You will be very happy with this phone.
Love my Lumia June 28, 2012
Reviewer: Wendy Allen
I love this phone. Had a Blackberry, had an iPhone. Love this phone! The sound quality is awesome, graphics are awesome. The battery life is even pretty great. There are a couple of little nit-picky things, but they are so high school that I won't even mention them. Using the internet is great. Texting, emailing, phone calls... all great. Good job, Nokia!
10 Sentence (or less) Phone Review June 1, 2012
Reviewer: D.B. Quilth
The Nokia Lumia 900 is a great phone. Solid and Inexpensive. Coming from a Samsung Galaxy 1 with an Android platform, I was a bit spectacle about the Windows operating system, however Windows nicely integrates everything from social media to podcasts. The screen is not as large as comparable phones on the market, which is a good thing. The only thing I miss about my old Galaxy is the swipe texting. Typing Sucks.
I really love Nokia Lumia 900 April 17, 2012
This is one of the best buy and really satisfied with the quality and service from Nokia. Highly recommended for friends and family. I am patiently waiting for Windows Phone picking up the mainstream so that key apps like banking and more messenger apps to be released soon.
This UI makes iphone Looks Soooo Yesterday April 20, 2012
Reviewer: uillluuill "ed" (USA) -
This is THE best phone I have used so far, Windows 8 would even be far better than this, the metro UI is a refreshing antidote to the mess of icons in iphone. Can't wait for window 8. too bad the lumia can't be upgrade to the 8. I would be very morose if I were forced to go back to my old fashion, tired looking iphone.
con: no micro sd slot, non-replaceable battery. hope nokia or other manufacturers will remedy this in window 8.
Nice phone overall with a great pricetag but 1 small quirk. April 14, 2012
Former Webos user switching over to Windows Phone, and I must say I am very satisfied with this phone thus far. I originally thought the phone was a little too big however it has grown on me. The build quality seems exceptional and the hardware runs the OS smoothly. Also, apparently people who bought the phone before April 21st will get a 100$ credit because the phone is having a minor software problem(which is supposed to be fixed by the 16th of this month). So yeah, with that being said I think it is a great buy.
The one minor quirk I had with this phone was with the syncing of contacts from gmail even though gmail is supposed to be fully supported(I believe). All my contacts were sent to my phone through gmail however no phone numbers appeared(as a Webos guy I'm used to contact merging working instantly so this was a little annoying). But yeah, after a few hours of researching and frustration I found a fix that seemed to work. However a few days later I noticed that 5 of my contacts all had the same phone number listed, and as such I had no idea who I was calling/texting as the phone would give me one of the five names when receiving a text or call. I went into my gmail and those five contacts indeed did have the correct numbers but for some reason my phone merged them all together. Needless to say I just changed the 5 numbers on my phone and synced up again with gmail and all was well. Luckily it was only 5 contacts because if it was 50 or so, it would have probably been a deal breaker for me. Hopefully this problem doesn't keep happening, because that could also be a deal breaker for me.
Best Phone in 2012, Still in the run May 20, 2013
Reviewer: rpv (San Francisco, CA) -
Windows 8 apps are a welcome change from iOS. Among the three ecosystems, I prefer Android, Windows 8, and iOS in that order. Blackberry, what ?! For ease of use, Windows phone is really easy to use. Lumia 900 has been succeeded by Nokia Lumia 920. For someone interested in a first smartphone which doesn't break the purse, Lumia 900 is an excellent choice. User interface in Windows 8 is very pleasing and this is one of best phones with awesome user experience. If you prefer great user experience over infinite hackability, aka Android, then Windows 8 phones are great choice.
Lumia 900 has 4.3" (109 mm) 800x480 resolution 217 ppi 16m compared to the Lumia 920 which has a 4.5" IPS LCD, 1280x768 resolution, 332 ppi display. This phone has up to 16 GB storage and 512 MB RAM compared to Lumia 920 which has 32 GB storage and 1 GB RAM. Lumia 900 has 8 MP camera and 720 p video compared to Lumia 920 which has a 8.7 MP camera and a 1080p HD Video. 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Scorpion processor compared to Lumia 920 which has a 1.5 GHz dual core processor. I have extensively used in the past HTC Titan I and II which is pre Windows 8 (7.5) and I was surprised it has become more buttery smooth now. This phone has Gorilla Glass compared to Lumia 920 which has Gorilla Glass 2. Glass 3 is in the making and supposed to be even better. Stating following because this is highly underrated in reviews. From Corning's Gorilla Glass specs; WHAT MAKES GORILLA GLASS SO DAMAGE RESISTANT? The unique composition of Gorilla Glass allows for a deep layer of high compressive stress (created through an ion-exchange process). This compression acts as a sort of "armor," making the glass exceptionally tough and damage resistant. Ion exchange is a chemical strengthening process where large ions are "stuffed" into the glass surface, creating a state of compression. Gorilla Glass is specially designed to maximize this behavior.
As you can see Lumia 920 has, what I would say incremental upgrades over 900 but nothing earth shattering. Lumia 900 as well as 920 does not support microSD expansion. I always feel this is a bummer. But with 32GB it is plenty with current app ecosystem. These phones seem to be copying iPhone philosophy. Battery 1830 mAh Lithium polymer battery (Compared to a high end Android Galaxy Note II, which has a battery of 3100 mAh Battery.) Unlike the Nokia Lumia 820, the Lumia 900 as well as 920 doesn't have a removable battery cover, which means you can't access or replace your battery. __Not having a storage expansion slot is a bummer for lot of people! Not being able to remove battery is a double bummer.__ For me, storage expansion and removal of battery is very important, so I was disappointed. This is the downside the unibody design.
Phone quality was excellent and speakerphone was awesome. Nice to see built in active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic. Lumia 900 has Bluetooth 2.1, whereas Lumia 920 has Bluetooth 4.0. I was able to get excellent reception with Bluetooth headset, [[ASIN:B003TO52A2 Jaybird Sportsband Stereo Bluetooth Headphone - Bulk Packaging - Midnight Black]] and [[ASIN:B00AIRUOI8 JayBird BlueBuds X Sport Bluetooth Headphones - Midnight Black]] All the usual smartphone stuff, facebook, twitter, music, emails etc are all excellent. It is only the third party apps that are lacking in some arenas. If you are Microsoft heavy like Office suites, Lumia phone are awesome!
Lumia 900 has the diagnostic tool. It can be obtained by pressing ##634# on the dial keypad, which should initiate the download after the last # is pressed. The diagnostic tool should appear on the app list under Diagnostics.On this diagnostic tool one can run tests on the following: Accelerometer, ALS, audio loopback, camera, battery status, DTMF, gyroscope, hardware buttons, headset detection, LCD white, lights, life timer, magnetometer, power source, proximity, speaker, touch and vibration. It's also possible to perform all the tests in one run. This is really cool to have this power at the user's hand!
Apps are limited in Windows 8 marketplace. Yes, we have heard this a gazillion times. Lumia has GPS receiver with A-GPS and GLONASS support. I tried with Garmin Navigon app which turned out to be great in giving voice directions. App ecosystem is a chicken and egg situation. Unless more phones are sold, developers don't have incentives to write apps. Apps are less now, because people are not buying in big droves. Windows Phone is now (early-mid 2013) the third-leading mobile phone platform, more than tripling its market share year-over-year. One recent report I read Android and iOS are ahead in games with 162.1 and 37.4 million shipments in 1Q13 and Windows phone came in 7 million. This is more than double from previous year. I really hope for Windows 8 platform to surge ahead because having a 3 way competition with iOS and Android is good for the ecosystem.
ONE LINE SUMMARY: The Nokia Lumia 900 is certainly the best and cheapest Windows Phone 8 smartphone on the market, it was really the best in 2012, but if you don't mind the budget get the 920 or 820 (for microSD card slot).
good user experience, but poor battery power, Windows Live is a pain May 11, 2013
Reviewer: William Krause (Great Neck, NY USA) -
When my three year old Nokia 5800 finally bit the dust, it was time to get an actual smart phone (no phone with a Symbian OS can properly be called "smart"). This phone is extremely easy to use, very pretty, and has more than enough processing power for my non-power user needs. The display is very good and the Windows 7 layout is intuitive. The build is extremely solid (as always with Nokia) and the phone reception is excellent (ditto).
That being said, do not buy this phone unless you are willing to go the entire Windows Live route. There is no way to directly connect this phone to your computer, except to use Zune for your media. Personally, I've been unable to crack how to sync my calendar from Outlook to Windows Live,so it cannot get my phone. It seems (according to the Internet scuttlebutt)that it is not possible unless you use a Microsoft Exchange server. So I have a modern smartphone that can't even access my datebook.
A bigger problem is the battery life. With everything turned off except cellular access, and without using the phone at all, the battery life is 8-9 hours. Simply leaving Wi-Fi on (not even browsing) cuts this down to about six hours. This is unacceptable. It hardly makes sense to have a "mobile" phone that needs to be tethered to a charger.
But if you're someone who already uses Microsoft's web apps and is never away from a charger for more than a few hours, I think it would be hard to top this phone.
Superb July 27, 2012
Reviewer: Lumia Rocks
Nokia lumia 900 rocks compare to any android phone.
- Offline voice guided navigation with Nokia Drive
- Zune Album Art
- Nice speaker
Good for a first touch screen phone could be improved June 15, 2012
Reviewer: A. Crisp (Melbourne, Australia.) -
Firstly I've only ever owned Nokia phones, my previous phone was the Nokia E71
IN THE BOX
* Phone / Battery
* Wall recharger / Computer USB connection
* Ear Phones
I have had the phone for two weeks now (will try to update review down the track)purchased the phone outright with NO contracts
* Solid well made phone including screen
* Intial battery charge was very quick
* Battery is good for a smart phone after I played around with phone setting it up for over two hours of continuous use and battery was still over half full, have tried the phone on an average work day the battery easily last the fullday I have a car charger in case of an emergency.
* Setting the phone up was very easy, with plenty of online and in built help available
* Moving between screens, apps was smooth and quick
* APPS - Loaded up with all the apps I had no problems finding apps for the Windows Phone, have tried the Sports Tracker app while out cycling No problems in its function or draining the battery.
* Warranty - Came with a two year warranty
* 8MP Camera - have read a lot of comments about the camera I find the camera quite good for taking "run of the mill photos".
* Internet Explorer - very fast to download real webpages (not the mobile versions)
* Windows Phone 8 - a lot of negative hype surrounding the inabailty of this phone not being upgradeable BUT Microsoft is introducing Windows 7.8 version, with most new Windows not being available for at least 12 months who really cares Lumia 900 is a great phone for NOW.
* Inbuilt battery - I now have to send my phone off to get a replacement NOT GOOD.
* SYNC - The phone cannot sync Outlook with the Windows phone directly unless you have Microsoft Exchange, there is a long way around via Windows Live - The old Symbian phones could sync directly and yet Microsoft software cannot talk to Microsoft Software.
* the charging port is at the top of the phone which is not good when using a car charger in a holding device
Good until touchscreen died November 13, 2012
I found this phone to be quite reliable - bot it early June 2012 and it has only frozen on me one time. Not the greatest phone call quality (hard to hear people unless you put them on speaker) but no complaints with any other features. Then, yesterday while the phone was sitting on my desk a call came in and when I touched the screen to answer it the touchscreen was unresponsive. Dead. There's not a single spot on the entire screen that will work. Tried soft reset, hard reset, powered off etc. Screen is just 100% dead. Luckily it is still under warranty and ATT provided me with a replacement device at no cost. (For once I am pleased with ATT customer service.) But very displeased that after 5 months of light use the screen just died out of the blue. I will be buying an ottercase for my free replacement and hope that with that it will make it through what remains of my 2-year contract period.
Has some funny quirks November 7, 2012
Reviewer: Brian Lounsbury "......................................." (New Hampshire, USA) -
I have stuck with Nokia because they have the strongest antennas on the market. This phone is no exception, but it gets a little tiresome when I have to turn it off and on every morning or it freezes up and won't call in or out. Also the battery life is no where near what they said it would be and I am NOT big into all the battery eating features.
Great phone, but wait for a Windows 8 phone June 24, 2012
Reviewer: Mogg (Utah, United States) -
I have owned iphone, android and now WP7 and must say this is my favorite phone experience. Most of it is due to the great Windows Phone 7 OS, but this is also a great phone for the price too (well built, responsive, great signal)!
If possible, hold off on buying this phone and wait until this fall for the Windows Phone 8 devices. All current Windows phones are not eligible for the WP8 upgrade which means there will be some future apps that will not be compatible with the Lumia 900.
The Lumia 900 will be getting the WP 7.8 update instead which includes a lot of the features available in WP8, but not the scalability of the WP8 apps.
Otherwise, if this does not concern you, the Lumia 900 is a great mobile device.
Eye candy- nothing more... May 14, 2012
Reviewer: DiscriminaTor "iHuman" (world) -
This just might be the best smartphone for $99 (subsidized) and if that's your budget read no further- go and buy it. However, if you're looking to switch from a high-end Android-powered phone or the iPhone, keep reading.
Despite all its surface eye candy (Live tiles, etc), after playing with Lumia 900 for a couple of days I found WP7 to be underwhelming in the usability and customization department. Microsoft's own Skype can NOT run in the background (rendering it useless as an always-on Skype phone). Lack of multiple "home screens" make app navigation cumbersome, especially if you have a large number of apps. Small amount of storage (16GB) and lack of memory card slot. Not the best ergonomics and touch interface.
The review is divided into the following sections-
Hardware and Ergonomics
OS and Metro GUI
Apps and Marketplace
Backgrounding and Multitasking
HARDWARE and ERGONOMICS
* FM Radio
* Dedicated "Back", Search and Camera buttons
* Standard Micro-USB port
* 4G LTE Support
* Doesn't have a good grip (slippery)
* Display- very shiny/glossy, a fingerprint magnet
* Might be too large for one-handed operation (for those with smaller sized hands)
* Touch interface a tad sluggish/un-responsive
* Dedicated "hard" buttons aren't customizable
* Dedicated Search button isn't application- or context-sensitive (only Bing)
* The phone cannot be unlocked (as of the time of writing)
* Micro-USB port placement on top (not the best for car dashboard use)
* Only 16Gb or memory and no memory expansion slots
* Cannot be un-locked at present (even by ATT)
BOTTOM LINE- if you have large hands, you might like its ergonomics, given you get a nice rubberized case for it. For people with small hands it may not be as convenient. And if you're looking for a lot of storage this isn't the phone to get with only 16GB.
OS and METRO GUI
* Live Tiles
* Windowing system with unified sliding bottom bar and common functions (Add, Remove, Select, etc) and horizontally "swipe-able" pages/screens across OS and apps
* Customizable (pin/unpin and re-arrange) Home Screen
* Limited 2-screen interface (i.e. Home Screen and App list)
* Only one Home Screen (vs. multiple on Android or iOS)
* App list can get very long and difficult to navigate. Only navigation option is using alphabetical search by app name (implying you have to remember all your app names).
* Tiles on the App Screen are small and not very distinct/recognizable.
* No ability to logically group apps/tiles (not without third-party tools anyway)
* Only 11 accent colors and 2 backgrounds to chose from out of the box
* Only 3 brightness levels (low, medium, high)+ Auto
* Limited OS settings and info (for example- lack of WiFi network type/speed)
* Lack of advanced settings for OS and apps (for example- only five configurable settings for Internet Explorer, no privacy settings besides cookies on/off, etc)
* Toggles for WiFi, Bluetooth, etc are buried pretty deep. (fortunately there're third-party apps such as Toggle that bring them all to the Home Screen for ease of access.
BOTTOM LINE- if you're using more than a handful of apps, navigation on this phone becomes cumbersome. Very limited customization and configuration settings. This is not a phone for app "geeks" and certainly not for those who like to customize their phones.
Side note- it can be jailbroken, but since the Chevron project has been suspended, the only way is by having a developer-unlocked phone (AFAIK). So it really can't be easily jailbroken at present...
* Bluetooth A2DP for streaming
* Built-in FM radio (uses headphones as antenna)
* No Airplay support
* Lack of native Pandora client
BOTTOM LINE- Bluetooth is the only wireless streaming option.
APPS AND MARKETPLACE
* Unified expanding bottom bar with application-specific settings and the "swipe-able" horizontal tabs/screens
* Ability to "try" apps on the Marketplace before actually buying them
* To "sideload" any other apps outside of MS Marketplace, the phone has to be jailbroken and as the Chevron project has been suspended, seems that the only way is by having a developer-unlocked phone.
* Some big omissions in the Marketplace (for example- Pandora, Google Voice, Talkatone, Citibank). There're some third-party equivalents though. Check first if your important apps are available for WP7.
* Microsoft's own Skype version for WP7 is very basic and way inferior to its iPhone counterpart (for example- the lack of "Online Contacts" list, only "All Contacts" and "Recent Contacts").
* Skype CANNOT run in the background (known issue). This means no incoming calls if Skype isn't in the foreground.
BOTTOM LINE- while app selection isn't all that extensive, you can try them before buying. Missing Pandora client and half-baked implementation of Skype are inexcusable.
BACKGROUNDING and MULTITASKING
* Easy switching between backgrounded apps (by briefly holding Back button)
* No ability to add/remove apps to be "backgrounded"
* Lack of configuration settings to change background task behavior.
* Some apps don't show up in Background Tasks list (e.g. TuneIn)
* Lack of indication (e.g. a badge) on the app's Live Tile that it's running in the background in the App List or the Home Screen
* Skype does not run in the background
BOTTOM LINE- Backgrounding on WP7 is very limited and not customizable with some glaring omissions, such as Skype.
I don't believe there's much ecosystem that evolved yet around this phone and WP7. There're only a handful of docks, speakers, and accessories made for this phone besides your general BT accessories.
BOTTOM LINE- if you're invested in an iPhone ecosystem, don't expect anything close to it with Lumia 900/WP7.
THE BOTTOM BOTTOM LINE- If you're in the market for a phone with good connectivity options (4G LTE) and a pretty GUI that is not iOS or Android, this is it. And with its $99 subsidized price it's probably the best smartphone ever ! However, if you're an app person/tinkerer/power user/jailbreaker- stay away from this phone.
Why would you but a 900 for this price? January 14, 2013
Reviewer: Yuriy K
Lumia 920 goes for $449 without contract and $99 with 2 yr in AT&T right now, why would anybody buy a 900 for this price? 920 is so much better with it's awesome camera, better screen, wireless charging, new operating system and a lot of other cool features...
Nokia Lumia 900 wp7 a set back in evolution January 19, 2013
Reviewer: Miguel Morillo (USA & Venezuela) -
Nokia Lumia 900 wp7, a set back in evolution
Base on price and moment in cellular evolution you would expect this expensive beautiful designed smart phone to work at least as easy and practical as any basic cell... Well this is not the case with this toy..
THIS IS A VERY COMPLICATED PHONE!! - FORGET PRACTICAL USE WITH THIS GADGET
Simple, practical and easy is not part of the philosophy in this phone..
Things you might be used to do on a couple of clicks, here they take 5 to 6 actions away (or more) and time consuming and frustrating results in many cases..
Understanding and finding your way around with Nokia Lumia 900 wp7 is a very high time consuming effort .. So if you are a busy person and like technology to improve your timing working routing, this is not a phone I would recommend..
Because many "Basic" cell functions are missing in the software wp7, and the only option you'll find is to search endlessly the "market place" to find app that may or may not suit your needs, download them, install them and use them for a while to see if they really work for you.. (mean while consuming the phone memory capacity) And if you are like me, you would not want to pay for apps that you have no proven knowledge how they work... So you'll end up searching the "free" category (which have advertising on them)
-No smart dialing (while you type a number does not display contacts that match the number)
-No possibility to customize font size
-No "select or select all" option when typing
-No "one space back/forward" buttons option when typing and/or correcting, editing
-No possibility to see or view the date when typing a note or mgs doc
-No return or back to previous task
-No easy friendly connection, transfer of data through USB and PC
-No contacts transfer, share, backup, update, save, import, export through USB or Bluetooth to your PC or other services
-No Bluetooth connection to other phones or PC for picture, music or file transfer
-Forget about Bluetooth services with this device (only a handful services incorporated) e.i. hands free and speakers it's about it..
-No message (SMS) save or export to PC..
-SMS threads font very small size
-For a pretty big screen, contact's info (phone numbers, address, e-mail, notes, etc) are ridiculously small font size!!!
-What happened to font selection "Small, Medium, Large"?
-No compatibility to PC Suite
-No ringtone selection as desire by user from own music files
-No volume set up by user for default ringtones
-Volume adjust same for every sound (lets say I just want to set up SMS sound louder but only that, it can't it wont let you)
-No sound selection as desire for "new sms" or "new email" or "reminder" you are obliged to use its small library of boring sounds
-the sounds options for "new sms", "new email" or "reminder" doesn't let you customize its loudness or volume independently.
-No option in selecting any song from your library as ringtone, message, sms, alarms sounds
-When playing a song from my Lumia's phone library it doesn't have a possible way for moving ahead or scroll through the song (forward or rewind)
-No phone book option on "people" (only internet accounts or all mixed)
-Contacts have a Fixed platform that does not let you customize the Titles for Phone numbers
-On Contacts the list of options for labeling Phone Numbers is short!!
-If a Contact's name is longer than the space on screen, it wont let you see the complete name, it wont show it even if you place it horizontal view..
-The Export/Import option (that you have to download)for getting my Phone contacts from my older Nokia or iPhone to my Lumia, works mediocrely and poor, many details were left out...
-No "draft" folder for SMS
-No "recent" option for choosing contacts on sending SMS
-No multiple selection of contacts on one step procedure for sending sms (as on "Android")
-No possibility to create custom SMS folders, i.e. saving moms sms
-Calendar "Month" view too small, unreasonable unreadable, no visible marks, tags, color or water marker for events
-No scrolling day by day on calendar "month view", neither on "calendar day view".
-Confusing calendar day view (looks like an endless list)
-Only hourly settings on calendar day view (No minutes settings i.e. 2:30, 4:45, 10:15 or whatever) it is set up by default as a unnecessary long list even if empty..
-No summary view of daily set events when day selected on "calendar month view" (without having to go or redirected to day view)
-No tile color and/or size customize by user
-What happened to saving contacts on the phone?? Only on a E-mail account??
-No adding feature of related apps to a single "tile" to group them (as on iPhone)
-Sometimes people can get dizzy scrolling all the way down (or through) the endless "tile" collection set up you might end up having, trying to make short cuts to phone functions.
-They claim Zune (the connection app for PC and Lumia phones) is the ultimate software, but then again a set back in evolution.. Is quite a drag having to connect and disconnect your device in order to see or check if the file has been transferred..
-Many times when "editing" the info of a song (artist, album, etc) this info would appear on your PC but not updated on the phone..
-Many albums from my collection do not appear on my Lumia "album list"
-Many artists from my collection do not appear on my Lumia "artist list"
-If you have a long list of music files as I do, with this software "Zune" I have to scroll all the way to find an specific music file
-arranges pictures by date.. which is fine, but what about trying to arrange by folder.. quite tricky
-No lock/unlock gravity
-When I need to write a contract 's number in different formats for dialing purpose (i.e. +country code, city, number vs city code, number the software will hide one or the other
-Only one option for labeling a cell number, many times a contract will have more than 2 cell numbers, but here we have only one option to label a cell number
-Same thing for work numbers, there's only two "work" labels available (what if there are more than 2 work numbers as usually happens?)
-No "main" and no "general" labeling for a contact's number
-No phone search, if want to search any thing from one place like most devices (phone search), this does not have it...
-When you choose to forward an email, there isn't possible way to edit the content being forwarded.
-And so on...
IN THE OTHER HAND
If your life is lacking emotions and adventure.. You'll find this phone very amusing and entertaining... And time consuming..
-Nice connectivity to the internet, this is more of a internet, social networking device and software... But not a phone!!
-Nice prediction help while typing, but needs an UNDO
-Many things can be "Pin to start" (but size and color can't be customized)
-"forward" is hidden under reply button for sync email accounts
..and you better have a 20 20 sight
NOTE: I bought this phone because I used to be a Nokia fan.. I have tried to love this device but has disappointed me in a way I didn't expect.. for a "smart phone" no so smart..
NOTE: Never the less, I see potential in this device, with an update this would be one of the best and complete smartphones! If they ever care to make the necessary updates..
Great Phone Ruined by AT&T April 23, 2012
Reviewer: Scott S
This phone is great. Windows Phone 7.5 is blazing fast and the features on the phone are all top-rate. The placement of the power button initially irked me, but now it makes total sense. However, I will leave others to talk about the greatness of this phone (and it is great); the one thing I would like to point out is the terrible AT&T customer experience I've had so far.
My gripe is essentially this: I purchased 5 Lumias, 4 of which work great. The 5th one has a mic/speaker problem that causes ALOT of feedback for anyone who calls it. When I went to AT&T to have it fixed/replaced, I was initially treated as if I was "exaggerating" the problem, which was not at all the case. In fact, I have 5 Lumias on my plan with which to test whether or not one of them is malfunctioning. After demonstrating the problem to the AT&T representative, it was determined that the phone would have to be replaced. However, I was told that the store did not have any more cyan Lumias (the color of the malfunctioning Lumia). As a result, I asked for a different color, and I was told that in order to receive a different color, I would have to pay a $35 restocking fee for the color change. This makes no sense...is AT&T going to lose some vast additional sum of money if they give me a new black or white lumia instead of a new cyan Lumia? Now, if I were just trying to change colors for the sake of changing colors, that would be one thing, but when I'm trying to replace a phone that has a bona fide malfunction (and the original color isn't available), that is another.
To be sure, others might suggest that my review of the phone is unfair since it is aimed more at AT&T. I disagree. To me, you cannot separate a phone from the carrier who has it locked-up, and I am worried that the next 2 years will be nothing like the excellent service I had at Sprint (who unfortunately doesn't have any enthusiasm for WP7).
Update: Amazon took care of the issue with great speed. Kudos to Amazon for taking care of its customers and not acting like I was exaggerating or trying to game the system.
Nokia Lumia 900 phone (in a vacuum removed from AT&T): 5 stars.
AmazonWireless: 5 stars.
5 Stars until today June 8, 2012
I absolutely love this phone, the windows platform is seamless. The speed is right where i expect it. It has more then enough apps for my use. The screen size and design is large enough with a sleek euro feel. But today the phone died, just a little over a month after I purchased it. Now I have to go through the headache of going to the AT&T store for a replacement. The Nokia website shows this is a problem they've had with the previous 800 and now the 900, not good.
Awesome so far but needs some software and hardware improvements. April 22, 2012
Reviewer: M. Oseguera
I was able to upgrade to a new phone so I went for this one considering I like windows (use windows 7 and xbox). I had (actually still have) an iphone 4. I really like the OS on the lumia but it's not as polished as the iphone in some aspects. The screen looks awesome with the AMOLED display however, it's not as sharp as the retina display on the iphone. Also, the phone has already frozen on me a couple of times and my other phone almost never froze. The software is great but not well polished. I cant send video MMS and i cant take screen shots. I also miss some apps like instagram and skype. I'm sure the apps wont be an issue for long but I really hope the software gets updated. If it doesn't get the "apollo" update then I will be bummed and probably go for another iphone in the future. I believe windows phone has the potential to be better than all other platforms but Microsoft needs to start executing FAST. For the price, this phone is worth it especially if it gets the future "apollo" update which will, without a doubt, address most of my concerns. I was tired of the static UI of the iphone, it looked boring after years and it didn't feel as alive as the lumia 900. At least i have both phones to switch off if I ever need to.