Reviewed by ceramicsaturn (Currently owns)
I'm honestly surprised with this review by the Verge. I don't know what exactly they want in a phone, but I found it with the Lumia 900.
I've haven't had as good of an experience with a mobile OS since my first introduction to the iPhone with the 3G. The live tile system works great, and puts Android to shame. The OS is extremely stable, and multitasking is finally done with grace (something again, Android could learn from). Simply hold the back button and you can breeze through all your programs, and close what you don't want open. I didn't have the same issue with W7P as I did with Android in that with Android many programs would run on their own, not only draining my battery life but also dragging down my phone's performance. I haven't run into any such issues with this OS yet and it's a breath of fresh air in a world where every one seems to have slightly different variations of the same OS.
Battery life is about the worst thing about the phone. It lasts "all day" if I don't do much more than listen to music and check email/texts. However, if you play non-processor intensive games, don't expect to get enough battery life to last you to the later evening. It could definitely be worse, but as far as battery life I've had better. One positive thing about the battery is that it doesn't seem to heat up badly like many batteries. The phone is cool to the touch, even with processor intensive 3D games running.
Build quality though is where it's at. I have had many Android phones, and Nokia beats all of them with it's non-creaking case design, which is not only sturdy, but is also strong and scratch resistant, acting nearly like it's own case. Only Apple has been on par with it's build quality, and at least compared to the 3G/3GS, this trumps it with it's matte, finger print friendly finish.
If you're on the edge, you can't beat the phone for it's low price. It's extremely capable, sturdy, stable, and best of all a lot of fun to use. You can't go wrong.
- Design 9
- Display 10
- Camera(s) 8
- Reception / call quality 10
- Performance 9
- Software 9
- Battery life 7
- Ecosystem 10