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In a league of its own

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Nokia's Lumia 900 is a steal for consumers looking for dependable performance, ease of use, LTE connectivity, an attractive design and reasonable price.

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Critic reviews

8.0
31 reviews
  • Reception and call quality
    8.9
  • Display
    8.2
  • Battery life
    8.1
  • Camera
    7.1
  • Ease of use
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    8.2
  • Portability (size / weight)
    7.6
  • Media support
    8.0
  • Durability
    8.2
  • Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)
    6.6

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User reviews

8.8
64 reviews
8.0
Engadget Apr 3, 2012

Nokia's Lumia 900 is a steal for consumers looking for dependable performance, ease of use, LTE connectivity, an attractive design and reasonable price.

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9.0
Gizmodo Apr 3, 2012

The Lumia 800 was one of the most beautiful phones ever built in the long history of phone-building ... the Lumia 900, is bigger, faster, and—maybe most surprisingly—cheaper. The Lumia 900 is a phone that every single person should consider owning.

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9.0
ZDNet Apr 3, 2012

What can I say? I love the Lumia 900 and as a fan of the platform it is one of the best Windows Phone devices I have ever used.

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8.0
PC World Apr 3, 2012

With a stunning display, fast data speeds, and a versatile camera, the Lumia 900 has what it takes to compete with the iPhone and with Android handsets — if Microsoft and AT&T can win over customers.

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8.0
PC Mag Apr 3, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900 for AT&T is a powerful, easy-to-use Windows Phone. It's great, as long as you don't need Words With Friends or some other apps you might find on an iPhone or an Android phone.

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8.0
CNET Apr 3, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900's unique design and high-end features make Windows Phone look fantastic, and the price is extremely fair. Despite some flaws, this is my favorite Windows Phone yet.

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8.0
GigaOM Apr 3, 2012

With the Lumia 900, Nokia has proven — at least to me — that it can bring its design chops and hardware experience to compete against the iPhone and Android devices. The phone also illustrates that Windows Phone is a very competent operating system with a fast-growing ecosystem.

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8.0
AnandTech Apr 3, 2012

Ultimately the Lumia 900 doesn't really change the balance of power in the smartphone OS competition as it stands right now ... It's really the same Windows Phone 7.5 Mango we've seen and talked about before.

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8.0
Ars Technica Apr 3, 2012

As a smartphone, the Lumia 900 is more than competent, and a better choice than many Android phones out there for the same price (if you aren't tied into the ecosystem). On design, it certainly wins against most Android phones, even higher-end models, and it bests many on features.

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8.0
Laptop Magazine Apr 3, 2012

If the Nokia Lumia 900 was $199 we'd still say it was a worthy flagship device for Windows Phone, so at $99, it's a fantastic value. The design looks and feels great, the interface is as compelling as ever, and the addition of 4G LTE helps speed up everything...

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7.0
AllThingsD Apr 3, 2012

If you’re looking for a $100, high-end smartphone, or are a Windows Phone fan who has been waiting for better hardware, the Lumia 900 is worth considering. But the phone had just too many drawbacks in my tests to best its chief competitors.

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7.0
Popular Science Apr 3, 2012

The Lumia 900 is a pretty good phone...the Lumia 900 is very nice. And yet I don't think it's as good a phone as the Lumia 800 (though the LTE speeds are delightful).

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7.0
New York Times Apr 4, 2012

This Nokia phone and its Microsoft operating system are truly lovely — more beautiful than the iPhone or Android software, and, for most functions, just as powerful. But is that enough to make you willing to sacrifice important apps.

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9.0
Pocket-Lint May 11, 2012

Nokia has done the best it can to make the most of Windows Phone 7, for us making this a viable alternative to Android and the iPhone.

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8.0
SlashGear Apr 3, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900 is without a doubt one of the best Windows phones we’ve ever tested up to this point. Those already committed to Android, iOS or Blackberry are unlikely to be swayed, but new smartphone buyers should seriously consider the phone and not just because of its looks or software.

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8.0
ABC News Apr 3, 2012

It has a striking design, beautiful display, solid camera, fast data speeds, and a very clean and easy-to-use operating system. ... However, Windows Phone and its application ecosystem still lag behind Apple's iPhone and the many Android phones.

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8.0
Chicago Sun-Times Apr 5, 2012

For the sort of user for whom a phone is simply an accessory to life and is neither the lens through which life is experienced nor the sword with which their daily battles are fought, the Lumia 900 and Windows Phone are worth wanting.

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8.0
MacLife May 9, 2012

Nokia’s slick hardware lifts Windows Phone to the level of worthy opponent to iOS and Android, even though we’re not ready to abandon our iPhone 4S and its superior camera. Microsoft still has some catching up to do.

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7.0
Time Apr 3, 2012

Although the Lumia 800 was a better realization of the Nokia-Microsoft alliance, the Lumia 900 comes close to the mark with its striking design, and it brings some of its own perks such as a front-facing camera, LTE support, and a low price with a two-year AT&T contract.

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9.0
Phone Scoop Apr 3, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900 is the best overall device I've seen from Nokia in years. It doesn't hit every nail on the head, but it's a strong framework on which I hope to see Nokia build further. ... In the world of Windows Phone, the Nokia Lumia 900 is as good as it gets for the moment.

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9.0
WPCentral Apr 3, 2012

The Nokia Lumia 900 is a solid and simply gorgeous Windows Phone. For $99 on contract (and often even cheaper) or $450 off-contract, the price is perfect to win over many new converts.

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8.0
phoneArena Apr 3, 2012

We have to admit, we’re not entirely blown away by it. Rather, it’s essentially yet another device that we’ve experienced on numerous occasions in the past already ... Ultimately, its pricing is what makes the Nokia Lumia 900 so agreeable over other things.

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7.0
VentureBeat Apr 3, 2012

Who would have thought that a Windows Phone — and one from Nokia, no less — would be one of the best alternatives to Apple’s iPhone that we’ve ever seen. And at $100, it’s a downright steal.

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9.0
Geek.com Apr 3, 2012

For the price, the Nokia Lumia 900 is absolutely the best phone on AT&T’s 4G LTE network, and a huge boost to the Windows Phone lineup.

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9.0
Techno Buffalo Apr 3, 2012

It’s the perfect marriage of Windows Phone and beautiful, first-class hardware all in a super affordable $99 package ... if Windows Phone does suit your fancy, the Lumia 900 is, hands down the best option available.

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8.0
ReadWriteWeb Apr 3, 2012

Unless you are absolutely in love with the Windows Phone interface, there is little reason to dump an iPhone or a high-end Android device for the Lumia 900.

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8.0
BGR Apr 3, 2012

Nokia’s Lumia 900 is a terrific smartphone that gives Windows Phone its best shot yet to succeed. The hardware is well-designed and unique, the software is intelligent and smooth, the price is right, and the 4G data speeds along with excellent reception and call quality seal the deal.

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8.0
IntoMobile Mar 3, 2012

The Lumia 900 is probably the best Windows Phone out there right now, as it sports a stylish design, a refreshing user interface, super-fast 4G LTE service and a really nice camera.

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9.0
PocketNow Apr 3, 2012

It's got everything: great build quality, large screen, high speed LTE, great battery life, beautiful design, a stable/smooth/fun/easy/capable operating system, great reception, and a fantastic price.

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9.0
MobileBurn Apr 3, 2012

...the Lumia 900 features a stunning industrial design, great build quality, and a fantastic...display. Add in great network performance, solid battery life, and a fast and fluid user interface...and you start to see that AT&T and Nokia really might have a winner on their hands.

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8.0
USA Today Apr 3, 2012

Against the iPhone and Android, Nokia faces formidable competition. But with an attractive price, refreshing operating system and a growing supply of apps, Nokia may be well on the way to crafting a compelling comeback story.

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dangish dangish

I've never had a Nokia device and while this one may not carry a dual core processor, its not needed. The single 1.4GHz processor and ie9 mobile do more than any "highend" Android and the speed of loading pages is comparable to the iPhone 4s. This flagship device is coming out swinging. I hope...

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9.0
snocom79 snocom79

The Nokia Lumia 900 is the greatest thing to happen to the WP7 platform. The sleek form factor combined with the Carl Zeiss camera aperature make for a phone with looks and performance. The bright screen (with auto brightness that rivals Samsung displays) and snappy response time make this the...

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9.0
usercf49d9f498d usercf49d9f498d

My wife has been through MANY phones, all of which she has hated, most recently a Blackberry Bold, a Nokia C6 and our EVO 4G. She has an iPad and loves it, but insists the iPhone keyboard is impossible to work. I bought an EVO 4G for our house phone, so that she could learn Android and see if...

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8.0
falleninsea falleninsea

I totally admit I like gadgets and like playing with them. I also liked Nokia’s phones and felt they made a good solid device and I have to say the Lumia 900 is definitely a solid feeling and a good looking device. Over all I really like the phone, the camera is good and takes good pictures. The...

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10
Lprd2007 Lprd2007

This is the phone that Windows Phone really needed. It can easily beat the iPhone and Android, in terms of design, consistency, fluidity and ease of use. And don't buy those comments saying that it lacks apps and stuff, because that's not necessarily true. There are 80000+ apps right now and...

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9.0
bianguyen bianguyen

I love this phone. I have and use all 3 mobile OS. The other devices are an iPod Touch and a Samsung Galaxy 10.1. I find WP7 easier to use than iOS, and much more dependable than Android (even with the recent ICS upgrade). Thought the occasional bad app may crash, the OS and UI has been very...

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5.0
hachoo hachoo

My review is based on the use WITHOUT having a SIM card and using the calling features. I wanted to fully test this phone before switching over. I've been putting off the switch because Lumia 900 is not even close to my expectations for a 2012 phone. First, I would put more accessible settings...

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10
Airraidsiren Airraidsiren

BEST screen ever! I compared this new phone in a side by side with the Samsung Galaxy SII, The Titan 2, The Samsung Galaxy Note and the Apple Iphone 4S. I recommend you do the same because you will see how unbelievably crisp this screen is and how it makes ALL of the others look pale and fuzzy...

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7.0
Dragonis72 Dragonis72

I recently bought this phone and I liked it but there are several problems that I found frustrating about it. The camera is not as strong as N8 that I had before and the battery dies faster than my last phone. The other thing that I was disapponited was the sameness of this phone with other WP7...

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9.0
wildlink wildlink

I've had my preordered Nokia Lumia 900 for about 48hrs now, however I've only been able to use it for about 24hrs. After i installed Nokia Drive i shutdown the phone as my battery was getting really low and plugged it in. Now the phone won't go past the Nokia boot screen and the ATT stores are...

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9.0
siko siko

Switched to this phone after 3+ years of iPhones. The phone design and touch and feel are simply amazing, best on the market that I’ve seen so far, even better than iPhones, way better than plastic-Samsung. New to WP7, and I must say the OS/UI is a nice refresher, much more intuitive and adept...

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9.0
skiffington skiffington

I've had the 900 since it was first released and I love it. It's a beautiful phone with the best mobile software available. I have most of the apps I want and only occasionally miss an app that is on other ecosystems. I love the integration with skydrive. For me that's what puts this phone...

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