The Nokia Lumia 900 is a sleek Windows Phone that was released for AT&T in the United States in March 2012. It runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system and is available in a gorgeous polycarbonate unibody that comes in color choices of black, cyan or white. The phone was all the hype immediately prior and after its release and pushed as the next big thing in the world of smartphones.
As the flagship Windows Phone of 2012, the Nokia Lumia 900 is a good competitor in the smartphone market and a great alternative to the iPhone 4S or an Android device.
4G LTE Capability
Like the other Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone that was released for T-Mobile in January, the Lumia 900 contains a 1.4 GHz single core processor that offers blazing fast speeds. The device is 4G LTE capable and connects to 3G wherever 4G isn’t available. For web browsing, there is Internet Explorer 9. Of course, the device can also connect to Wi-Fi where possible so that mobile data can be conserved.
The battery is a standard Lithium-ion of 1830 mAh, which offers users up to seven hours of talk time and up to 300 hours of standby time. As is the norm with smartphones, it is necessary to charge the Lumia 900 on a daily basis, although it is very possible to get a full day’s worth of juice out of it with normal everyday usage.
Operating System and Storage
The operating system, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, is extremely slick and easy to use. The user interface is simple and clean and offers the ever shifting live tiles that have been the norm for the Windows Phone platform. The Nokia Lumia 900 carries 16GB of internal storage, but as with all Windows Phone 7.5 devices, there is no support for external memory by way of microSD card.
The Lumia 900 has a brilliant AMOLED capacitive touchscreen made from Corning Gorilla Glass that boasts 16 million colors. Nokia’s own ClearBlack technology is included within the 4.3 inch screen. With it, blacks appear truly black on the display, even when using the phone outdoors in bright sunlight. The screen resolution is 800 by 480 pixels, with a 217 pixel per inch density.
Camera and Video
Like many other Nokia phones of the past two years, the Lumia 900 includes an 8 megapixel rear facing camera with Carl Zeiss optics. It contains dual flash, autofocus and the ability to capture 720 pixel video. The front facing camera is only 1 megapixel but is sufficient for video chatting.
Just like the iPhone and several current Android phones, the Lumia 900 takes a microSIM as opposed to the standard miniSIM. It is believed this feature was included to make room for the LTE connectivity internally. The Nokia device also comes with a mini USB connector for charging and to connect your phone to your computer. Of course, Windows Phone relies on Zune software for syncing, although this is a feature that is rumored to be fading with the arrival of Windows Phone 8 in the fall.
Windows Phone 7.8
Although the Nokia Lumia 900 is a gorgeous device and includes a great operating system, it may be worth waiting for the release of Windows Phone 8 devices at this point. Many great new features are expected to come with the new phones, which are expected in November 2012. Unfortunately, all current Windows Phone devices are not upgradable to the next operating system version because their hardware does not support it. However, the Lumia 900 will get a small upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8, which is essentially an improvement to the home screen and will allow for customization to the live tiles.
This article was written by Karl Stockton, a writer with interests in technology, general gadgetry, alternative energy, and futurism, for the team at Kanetix. For those who need car insurance, they can help with cheaper rates for your vehicle.