Reviewed by TeamTech (Currently owns)
The Lumia 900 is really a great device. The design is simply the best you can find in a smart phone at the moment and while the display doesn't meet those of higher end droids and iPhones the Clear Black Display is stunning. The Live Tiles float on the surface and the colors pop making the experience a pleasure to look at.
The Windows Phone OS has some shortcomings yet remains ahead of its peers in terms of smoothness, integration with social networking services, microsoft ecosytem (skydrive, office, zune, messenger, etc) and its futuristic typograhic metro user interface. The lack of many major apps may be a draw back for some but it is not a deal breaker for me and I suspect countless others as the windows phone marketplace has over 80, 000 apps.
The camera is where the Lumia 900 falls short for me. I am sad to agree with Josh that I am not terribly impressed with the photos. Either they're too dark, noisy or grainy, You may have to fiddle with the settings to get some acceptable shots.
Overall the Lumia is without a doubt the best Windows Phone in the market today. Sound quality is excellent, the device feels solid and exudes quality. My overall score is 8.0 But I am increasing it to 8,5 on pricing. You just can't beat and LTE smartphone of this caliber for $0 - $100.
- Design 9
- Display 8
- Camera(s) 7
- Reception / call quality 9
- Performance 8
- Software 8
- Battery life 8
- Ecosystem 7