Reviewed by mtpfischer (Currently owns)
There are many great points to this phone, really, it's the best phone I've ever picked up. There are also places in which to improve on, as on any phone.
The Lumia 900 is the most beautiful phone I've had the opportunities to lay my eyes on. The pictures don't do it justice and you really need to hold this in your hands to truly appreciate it. Anyone complaining about thinness is kidding themselves and trying to complain about something. The 11.5 mm thickness is just fine and feels thinner than it is.
I'm sick of people complaining about the display. The display is absolutely beautiful, and is fully functional outside. The resolution is fine. Yes, it would be fantastic if 720p, but not a deal breaker, or even close to it. It looks beautiful and is fully readable. Stop saying it's awful, because it's not.
The cameras are where Nokia can improve, even possibly through software update. It takes fantastic pictures in well-lit areas (as well as the 4s in my opinion), but subpar in low light. I'm also sick of people saying the video recording is awful, because it isn't. 1080p is nice, but 720p is just fine, again it is not a deal breaker.
Reception is fantastic, have not had problems where I’ve seen others have problems (iPhone users). Call quality is great. The speaker in my opinion is very loud, I keep it at the lowest setting most of the time, and my hearing is not great.
Performance is fantastic on this device. So much faster than the original Focus I’ve had.
Software, of course, is fantastic as well. I love Windows Phone. It is the best smartphone OS out there. There are of course areas in which it can improve, but that’s true of all platforms. Even at the current point in time, it beats out iOS, and definitely beats out Android (granted most of my android experience is with a Nexus S 4G and not a 4.0 device, my opinion still holds over 4.0 though).
Battery life is relatively great. The battery doesn’t just disappear while not even using it like it does on Android. It easily gets me through a whole day, and I live in an LTE area. This is what I would say is medium use though. I’m sure if I was using it heavily, it would be on the edge of getting me through a whole day’s use.
I’m also sick of the way people talk about the ecosystem (not enough room to explain). Yes, it is lagging behind, that’s obvious. There are some applications that I wish it had, but nothing deal-breaking. There are alternatives to a lot of thing, which is nice. I wish there were more official apps, but that’s it. The OS has built-in my most important features and uses that make it far more efficient than the other platforms.
- Design 10
- Display 9
- Camera(s) 8
- Reception / call quality 10
- Performance 9
- Software 9
- Battery life 9
- Ecosystem 7