The anticipated Nokia Lumia 900 will be the first Nokia Windows Phone on the AT&T network. The Nokia Lumia 900 will launched in other parts of the world as well but the only major difference is that the AT&T version will have the LTE bands build in as well. Nokia and AT&T provides us with a review sample and we will give you some details about this new Nokia Windows Phone. The Nokia Lumia 900.
The Nokia Lumia 900 really looks like the bigger brother of the Nokia Lumia 800 which in the US is only available through the Microsoft Store on the AT&T frequency in a bundle with the Nokia Purity HD Stereo headset by Monster, the Nokia Play 360 degrees wireless Bluetooth speaker and the Nokia Luna Bluetooth headset for $899 without a contract. Rest assure these added Nokia accessories will be available as well for the Nokia Lumia 900 in AT&T sores and online. You can read a great review on the Nokia Lumia 800 on our sister site WP7.nl (translated version here)
Ok, let get back to the Nokia Lumia 900. Lets list for you the main specifications:
- Large 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED display WVGA 800×480 resolution
- 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor
- 4G LTE, HSDPA+
- IE9 with HTML 5
- Nokia Polycarbonate unibody design (Black, Cyan Blue and White)
- 1830 mAh battery
- Windows Phone 7.5 – Mango Commercial Release 2
- Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Dimensions: 5 x 2.7 x 0.45 Inches
- 512 MB Memory
- 16 GB internal memory
- 8 MP canera with Carl Zeiss optics. (f/2.2 aperture with a 28mm wide angle lens and Dual LED Flash
- 720 P video capabilities @ 30 fps
- Front facing camera 1MP with f/2.4 aperture and 30fps video capture (VGA resolution)
- Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
- Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
- Headphone jack (3.5 mm)
- Accelerometer, Gyroscope.
- Full specification on Nokia site.
Out of the box impression.
Right out of the box the polycarbonate unibody feel very comfortable in the hands. The fact that the power button, camera button and the volume button are all on the right side make this Windows Phone very easy to operate with one hand, namely your right hand.
The bottom of the Nokia Lumia 900 has a build in speaker, but since that the device has a 1830 mAh non-replaceable battery all the legal CE and FCC ratings have to be displayed on the device. Nokia decided to place this on the bottom of the device similar to its smaller brother the Lumia 800. However in the cyan version of the Lumia 800 they give this lettering an off set blue color to blend it better, but on our black version of the Lumia 900 the give the lettering a white color. This give it somewhat a strange look. But the sound of the speaker is very clear crisp and has good volume. A microphone is positioned on the bottom as well.
The top of the device has the micro usb port for a connection with your charger or the Zune desktop client. You can also sync your media wireless by checking those settings in your Zune desktop application during the first cabled connection. Each time your Nokia Lumia 900 get’s charged and is connected by Wi-Fi over the same network as your computer it will initiate the wireless sync. Your headphone jack is positioned on the top as well as your micro-sim slot which you can access with a small pin tool provided in the box. A microphone is positioned there as well.
The left side of the device has no buttons at all and just has the matt black finish of the polycarbonate unibody material.
The front of the device has the beautiful 4.3 ” ClearBlack AMOLED WVGA 800×480 resolution. On the bottom of the Corning Gorilla Glass screen you have your Windows Phone home button, the Bing search and the back soft touch buttons. On the right top of the screen you have your AT&T logo. On the left top you have your Nokia logo with the 1MP Camera right above it. On the middle top of the glass display you have your speaker for when you are making phone calls. Behind the Corning Gorilla Glass you have the ambient light sensor and your proximity sensor. The outside trim of the screen is slightly elevated where it will protect the screen if you turn the Lumia 9oo upside down on a flat surface.
The back of the device has the 8 MP Camera with the Carl Zeiss optics lens and the dual LED flash. The chrome plated strip on the back branding the Carl Zeiss lens however scratches very easily. I wish there was some thought on that similar to the front side of the device.
The camera takes excellent outdoors picture but indoors, just like any mobile camera, you have to use the right lighting, positioning and dual LED flash.
With the built in social media networks like Facebook, Live and Twitter you can share these images instantly with your friends. Not a social media person, don’t worry share with email or MMS.
That is always a big question for many of us. Current smartphones are able to act besides like a phone as your: Pocket Camera, Gaming device, Office Mobile computing, Social Media, etc. Since that the battery is non-replaceable the design allowed for a larger battery capacity. The 1830 mAh is sufficient enough to get you through the day using all these functionalities on the LTE network. I feel like that it uses somewhat more battery power compared to the earlier Windows Phone devices on the market.
The video below will give you a good impression of the Nokia Lumia 900. It will show you the device in detail and the included item from the retail box.
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If you are in the market for something new and exited. The Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone on the AT&T network is a great beautiful quality build device that will give you a smoking experience using the fast, clean innovative Windows Phone platform from Microsoft. And that for just $99.
Where to Purchase
Pre-order the black or cyan Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Phone now on the AT&T website with a 2 year contact for $99. Or pick one up in the AT&T stores on April 8th. The White version will available starting April 22nd.
Walmart runs a special as well for just $49.99 with a 2 year contract.
Amazon has the Nokia Lumia 900 Available for just $0.01 if you are a new AT&T subscriber. (update no longer available).