Beautiful hardware and slick OS April 22, 2012
Reviewer: Austin (Dubuque, IA USA) -
I've owned a couple of iPhones (3Gs & 4) and a couple of Windows Phones (Trophy and now my Lumia 900). The Lumia 900 is by far by favorite phone to date. The Windows Phone OS feels a little more refined than iOS and much more refined than Android. Granted, WP could use some changes like any other mobile operating system. The large screen size is easy on the eyes and not too big for my pockets, like I thought it might be. The gorilla glass and polycarbonate body make for a solid build and an overall premium look and feel.
Best Windows phone out there. April 12, 2012
Reviewer: J. Leon "J.L" (Island) -
This phone its a lot more faster and best looking then my old windows phone. Samsung focus. It was really hard for me to choose between HTC Titan ii or Samsung Galaxy note with android. I check different of reviews all over the internet and almost everyone said the same thing A phone to be own. I ordered 2 days after i was already playing with it. The screen its the same size its amazing, the darker color make color to look more attractive. One review said that some picture were yellowish and that's true depending on the led flash, but better picture quality then the iphone.
Only one bad thing about my package, I got it and there was no sim Card. I call att we try to activate with same Sim from old phone. The sim got locked they told me to get a LTE Micro Sim from any att store, but i live on a freaking island. We only have a Radio shack and they dont even have LTE Sims in there. Had to wait till a friend send me not just 1 but 2 from att retail store under my name. Really bad experience switching to 4g LTE. well now its up and working after few days. LOL
I LOVE THIS PHONE (Not a Nokia or AT&T employee) July 20, 2012
I just received my phone from Amazon Wireless yesterday and so far things are going great. The screen is bright and beautiful, the phone is lightening fast and doesn't lag, the call quality is great, the internet connection is super fast (I live in a 4G city), everything on the phone is just what I want and need. I'm not the type of person who has to have the next big or new thing. After all, this is my first smartphone. So the whole "No Upgrade to Windows 8" dispute doesn't phase me. I knew I wanted the Lumia 900 ever since I played around with it at my local AT&T store. And once I saw that it was just a little penny on Amazon, I grabbed it right away. If you want a great smartphone for a low price, the lumia 900 is for you. If you're stuck on having the newest of the new, then it's not for you. Honestly, I don't see what Windows 8 is gonna have thats 100 times better than Windows 7. Besides an SD card storage or higher resolution camera. So what you won't get to use a few apps? Its not like you need them. Windows 7 already has it all. Before you know it Windows 9 will be out and you'll be wasting your money yet again. The Lumia 900 is an awesome phone and more than serves its purpose. Its great for social media too. I love this phone and don't see why people are trash talking about it. Its fast, sexy, and high quality.
Wonderful interaction. May 11, 2012
I will lead by saying that the Lumia looks good and feels great. My Lumia's stunning blue good looks turn heads and the strong body and heft give it a great feel in the hand.
I want to emphasize the best thing about the Lumia, however, is not the hardware, but the way you interact with it. I've never used anything more fluid or intuitive. A really mind-blowingly pleasant experience. You just sorta feel like you are floating around the cyber-world when you interact with this device. No frustration, no cursing, not sticking or issues. I can't tell you the last time a piece of technology made me feel less stressed.
Amazing Phone April 15, 2012
Reviewer: Brett A. Haberle (Va, USA) -
First off I would like to state that I am new to the Smart Phone arena, so you can take away any bias but also any extensive knowledge of other smartphone options. I have an iPod touch and play with my gfs iphone all the time. My Android knowledge is somewhat lacking though.
This phone gets a 9 for design, and 8 for functionality, and a 10 for value.
The design is great. This phone is easy to hold and comfortable. I was worried that I would have trouble using it since I have small hands, but it was not a problem at all. My only issue is the fact that there are a few little areas that look like they could get dirty and packed with lint one day. Also, the screen takes on a ton of smudges. The phone is also a little hard to line your ear up with so you can hear the best. The backing of the device is great and makes you feel like your phone already has a case. I will probably just get this phone covered with a screen protector on the front and back.
The voice recognition is superb. The phone is able to sync with facebook, twitter, email, etc. flawlessly and seamlessly. The phone is extremely responsive and Nokia's special free apps are a big help. The appstore definitely has less valuable free applications, but it still does not feel like it is all that lacking. But the lack of quality freebies is why I will ding it for functionality, plus no expandable memory (though 16gb is enough for me. Finally, I would have also liked a built-in FM transmitter so that I could use this to play music through my radio. Apparently the N9 has it, but this one does not.
This phone is $50 brand new on Amazon. And that is a fantastic deal. Do not worry because the positives outweigh any negatives.. Get this phone!
Excels in almost every way! July 3, 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.
Long-time Blackberry user to this phone - no comparison December 27, 2012
Reviewer: Kevin McClelland
To be clear, I have been a blackberry disciple since monochrome screens and no telephone. My first blackberry was email only and is still my clear favorite. I used an iPhone 4 (purchased as soon as it came out) for about a year, but couldn't get my work email and switched back to Blackberry.
After finally becoming disgusted with Blackberry and RIM, I made the plunge into a Windows phone last summer. I have been using this phone constantly for 6 months. The user interface takes approximately 60 seconds to become familiar with. Setting up email accounts was the most difficult part, and took no more than 5 minutes. After faithfully using iTunes for a long time, I was skeptical about switching to Zune. Again, it was absolutely no problem. Sound quality is great, phone functionality is great, phone appearance is awesome. I've dropped this phone about once per week since purchasing and it still works flawlessly.
Since purchasing and using this phone, I have sold my iPad, MacBook, and iPod Touch. I now have a Microsoft Surface, Asus 23" all-in-one Windows 8 computer, and I even bought a used Zune HD on ebay (love it!). All of these connect to the multiple XBOX 360s in my house for a great overall user experience.
Finally, I threw away my GPS and use Nokia Drive exclusively. I was skeptical about this app, but it is really awesome. I have a Bluetooth device clipped to my car's visor, and it talks me through all of the complicated directions on all of my trips.
Overall, EXCEPTIONALLY happy. Strong buy recommendation.
I love this phone and you will too. October 4, 2012
I am a recent iPhone 4 convert. I was eligible for upgrade earlier this year and honestly didn't have the patience to wait for the iPhone 5. I was looking on Amazon at the phone reviews and saw the positive reviews the Lumia 900 had received. I went to an AT&T to to see the phone in person and was impressed. I must admit when I held the phone in my hand it felt a bit bigger than I was expecting, Anyway, I liked the idea of being able to get a unique phone so I bought the Cyan one. Getting set up was pretty easy. I was also relieved to discover Microsoft has a similar service to iCloud called Skydrive. So I can store information to the cloud and can locate my phone if it gets misplaced. Also, Nokia has an app that let me transfer all my iPhone contacts to my new phone via Bluetooth. Now, the app selection is not as large as Apple or Android but I have discovered that with the Lumia all these apps aren't needed because the services are built into the phone. For example, bing has a music search feature that allows the phone to hear a song, identify it and allow me to buy it via Zune. This eliminates me need for Shazam (In the WP Marketplace.) Also, there is something called local scout that lets me find all the restaurants, shopping areas, and events going on in my area. No need for Yelp (Also, in the WP Marketplace). I could go on with more but I think I've made my point. Anyway, this phone isn't offering anything drastically different then the iPhone but I have noticed it has made things easier. I don't need as many apps and I am able to get the information I want quicker. Also, this phone is much cheaper than the iPhone. When I bought mine, the Lumia was $99. But now I've seen it for $49. I am very satisfied with my purchase and my next phone will be a Nokia Windows phone. I hope this helps.
Nice little phone... September 15, 2012
I just received the Nokia Lumia 900 in Cyan. In this review, I'm not going to report on technical stats. Before this purchase I was using a new Samsung Galaxy S2 phone until it was dropped (4 days after purchase) and the LCD screen cracked, that was also a very nice phone, but not real sturdy. Since I now had to replace my phone (not too happy) and after weeks of more review and not wanting to spend a bunch more money, I selected the Nokia Lumia 900. I have used both blackberry, and android operating systems before, but to me Windows OS is by far the best. The Nokia Lumia 900 with Windows OS is so easy to use. I just put in the Sim Card, charged the phone and it automatically connected with ATT, downloaded all my contact information, sync it with Facebook all while it was charging, that's amazing. The phone was now ready to go, and I only spent $19.99 for the new phone. Therefore, if you don't want to spend a bunch of money, and hours entering contacts etc, you should make the switch to the Nokia Lumia 900 with OS, for the money it's the best phone available and another anti IOS phone.
Couldn't be happier with any other phone September 13, 2012
Reviewer: Guy L. Long, Jr. "MyCleverName" (Florida) -
great camera, great battery life, 100,000 apps, cool color, bright screen, easy to see and read, customizable home screen, alphabetic apps and contacts searching, voice commands, multi tasking, free GPS navigation, custom ringtones, fantastic customer support from Nokia, smooth as butter operating system,16 gigs of on board storage and another 25 gigs in my SkyDrive, Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Facebook Chat and messaging groups all at my finger tips, banking, taking pics and uploading them to Facebook, posting to Facebook with my voice, what doesn't this phone do? And the next update will bring more cool features until I'm ready to sell this to someone on Craigs and move up to a Windows Phone 8 and Surface Tablet. Microsoft and Nokia have the best phones on the market for the money and the features hands down.
Idiots who "one star" the phones on here are uninformed, don't own the phones or have penis envy.
If you have this pone and love it, post a 5 star review so that Nokia can start using these scores in their ads.
thanks for listening!
A terrific all around Smartphone September 12, 2012
Reviewer: JAMES A NICHOLS (Lacey, WA United States) -
This is a terrific smartphone. I have previously owned Blackberry, iPhone, and a Samsung Galaxy and while they all had individual strengths, I think the Lumia is the best overall smartphone. The only disadvantage I have run into is trying to find some applications that are not avaiable on the Windows operating system. Hopefully they will work to eliminate the app disparity issue as that can a deal breaker for someone who uses an app that is only on iphones or Androids.
Great Phone! May 11, 2012
Reviewer: Arturo Mendoza (LOS ANGELES, CA, US) -
Received this phone on Monday and it is awesome. OS is fluid and the battery life is great. Not to mention the Cyan color looks great. Very happy with it so far. Love that Viber is now available.
A beautiful phone at a great price. Highly recommended July 19, 2012
Reviewer: Sean J. Ramsey "SJR71" (Chicago, IL USA) -
Been using a Cyan Lumia 900 for about a month...and I love it! I really, really like the Windows OS. It is clean and fresh and simple and elegant. Stale buttons (like on Android and IOS) just don't appeal to me. The live tiles are awesome. The whole operating system is smooth and snappy and has wonderful little designs that are easy to take for granted, but add to the whole experience (like the arrow at the top right flipping from right to left when you slide over, or the typography "spilling" onto the next page, instead of being center-bolded at the top.
Also, I can't overstate how beautiful the phone itself is. I get complements on it all the time. The cyan color is bold but in an understated kind of way; it differentiates the phone without being overwhelming. And, with the cyan unibody, the black screen really "pops."
The phone itself is tough. I am hard on my phones, but this is the first phone I have ever felt comfortable using without a case. It feels like it was built with care, and it has the weight of something well made. The unibody design feels good in my hand and walks the line well between sticky and slippy (with "sticky" meaning you can't get it out of your pocket and "slippy" meaning its like a bar of soap in your hands). And the toughness isn't just a personal feeling: For some hard evidence check out the youtube video where the guy hammers in a nail using the Lumia's screen without as much as scratching the phone [...]. I for one am really happy that the phone doesn't need a case, because it is truly too gorgeous to hide in a beefy otter box.
Other great features: XBox Live games; Zune music player with Zune Pass (LOVE this. Get a zune pass. 10 bucks a month, unlimited music); Nokia specific apps (like Nokia Drive); App Store (there are PLENTY of apps to choose from, don't listen to people who say otherwise); 4gLTE is noticeably faster than 3G; tethering ability; integration with 3rd party apps like Facebook, Linked In, etc.; awesome email and calendar application; phone charges REALLY fast (like a half hour gets you from low battery to good to go).
Negatives: Camera, which was highly doubted, has disappointed me. It works, but isn't close to replacing a standalone camera. Battery, which is also highly touted, has been average at best (although I am an admittedly heavy user)
Overall: Get this phone! Highly recommended. I did a lot of research, and there is absolutely no phone that is a better value. I would have bought this phone over any Android or Iphone at $200, but at $50 or free it is a no brainer. You won't be disappointed.
The best smartphone for budget and first time users July 1, 2012
Reviewer: Mohammed Alshehri "Zaidanee"
I can't think of any better smartphone in the market with a price below 100$. This is a great deal and if one thing I learned from my experience with android is the fact that specs means nothing. This phone is fast, fluid OS, solid and reliable. And yes it may not get all WP8 features but who cares, as long as this phone will get support from both Microsoft and Nokia. It's a great deal today, and I mean today.
Absolutely Gorgeous And Fast! June 29, 2012
I love the cyan Nokia Lumia 900. I have all colors and yes the cyan stands out the most. I purchased 5 Lumias for my family plan and I can not tell you how pleasant it is to use. Having a phone that doesn't crash on me every other hour is so important to me. I love the live tiles and Nokia specialty apps including Nokia Drive with its offline directions(don't have to use my data yayyyy!!!). If you are a first time smartphone owner or looking for something different, the Nokia Lumia 900 is the way to go!
The Lumia is a Great Device June 24, 2012
Reviewer: Mark L. Dean
I switched from Blackberry Torch. The Lumia is just awesome. I like the look and feel of it. It is durable. It works great, and the apps are great. Nokia City Lens is killer, as is Nokia Drive. We recently went to the UK - Ireland, Scotland, England - and used it both to navigate and to find spots of interest, restaurants, and hotels. I love it.
No upgrade but does not matter June 21, 2012
Reviewer: Mike Suntor
"Microsoft had to do this. You can pout about being excluded, you can claim you're being screwed, you can protest over being ripped off, but if you want Windows Phone to continue to not only exist but have a chance to flourish and dominate, you'll take this as the smart move of a recently genius company trying to save itself and sell you terrific things. So suck it up, and enjoy the good thing you already have."
It's time to buy a new Lumia in the next spring. Then I will get even better Lumia with better specs.
Best phone I've owned October 11, 2012
Reviewer: Matthew R. Hall (Katy, TX, USA) -
I've had two iPhones and an HTC HD7 Windows Phone before this Nokia.
The Phone is very well built and the quality of photographs is very good. The front camera works well with the Skype client (HD7 didn't have that).
What makes the phone really standout are the free Nokia apps, especially the Nokia drive and the camera extras. Nokia drive works well and is attractive - its all you need for GPS in your car.
The camera extras integrate with the Windows Phone camera software to give you all sorts of control and features - white balance, exposure value, ISO etc. There is also a "smart group shot" feature that takes multiple shots and then lets you choose the best facial expressions of people to include in a composite!
This is a solid high quality piece of kit at an outstanding price (with contract).
Windows Phone is Almost Perfect for a Blogger October 3, 2012
Reviewer: Kimberly D. Gauthier "Kimberly Gauthier, The Fur Mom" (Marysville, WA) -
I wanted to write a review days after upgrading to a Windows phone, but needed time to go by so I could work the "bugs" out, figuring out what does and doesn't work for me.
I'm a blogger and write Keep the Tail Wagging. The reason I upgraded to a Window's phone was that I thought it would be better than my Blackberry for blogging and it has been fantastic.
1. I love the size; it's been so long since I've had a "big" phone that it was weird at first. It felt like I was putting a tablet near my ear (an exaggeration), but I love it.
2. I love being able to tether wirelessly for internet. I didn't think I would need the Internet Sharing, but I've used it when I had my notebook and Kindle Fire with me.
3. The app store is great. I have access to so many cool, free apps. They're easy to check out, read reviews, and download.
4. Windows isn't always updating it; I've never had to power down to reboot and when I do update/back up, it's a matter of plugging it into my computer.
5. Nice camera (see more below) although it did take some getting used to, love that I can easily take a self-portrait and quickly upload it to Facebook, and I love the video function.
6. I like that I can scroll through all of my social networking updates.
1. Being a smart phone, the battery life blows. It gets better when you turn off a lot of background apps and it gets better when the newness wears off. This phone was barely out of my hand the first couple of weeks. Now I only have to charge 1x a day unless I'm doing a lot of social networking, then it's 2x.
2. About the camera; I can't upload to Twitter or other social networking sites, which is a bummer. This may be something I'm doing wrong, but it doesn't work. This is a big one - I can't upload to my Facebook page from my phone. That is a bummer!
3. The visual voice mail only worked for about a month and then it stopped. The store tried to get it started again, but it didn't work. I didn't really use it, so no worries.
4. The Facebook sometimes doesn't work well - if someone comments on your status update, I sometimes have to go through the app to see it. The Facebook page can't be linked to my phone.
5. I have the worst time texting someone for the first time. I cannot figure out how to simply do this - there's no "message this person" option under people's names, only calling.
All in all, I love my phone and I'm happy with the investment. It was completely worth it and I get a lot of work done just with my phone. Of course I'd like more, but who wouldn't?
Very happy adopter! Best phone I've ever used :) April 18, 2012
Reviewer: JimmyHoffa04 (SoCal) -
Coming from iPhone, it is a very different experience on this phone. The iPhone now feels very static to me, and not as "smart" as this phone. For instance, if I want to call some one on my iPhone I would go into my contacts and search for that person. On this phone I can just put that person on my main screen for easy access later, which means I only search for them one time. Also, while they are on my main screen I see constant updates about them. Very cool! This keeps me up to date with them. I didn't downloaded an app to do that, it just does it! I love it!