Nokia Lumia 900

83
Engadget
Score
83

There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.

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Nokia Lumia 900 review

Summary

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

from $199.99+
Pros
  • Solid camera
  • Fluid user experience
  • Blazing LTE speeds
  • Useful Internet Sharing feature
  • Screen is easily readable outdoors
Cons
  • Low-res display
Nokia Lumia 900 review

Nokia Lumia 900 official Nokia Lumia 900 to hit AT&T on April 8th with $100 price tag in tow (video) Nokia Lumia 800 review Long-awaited, heralded, longed for, lusted after, overdue, deal breaker, savior, second coming, dead-on arrival, revelation, last gasp, comeback, hail mary pass, flagship... finally! If that string of descriptors hasn't already tipped you off, Nokia's Windows Phone messiah has arrived stateside to either silence critics or give' em fodder for further nay-saying. Ensconced in a polycarbonate frame that's similar to the N9, the Lumia 900 on AT&T's LTE network is widely understood to be Espoo's first true stab at building a presence for a mobile brand that's ubiquitous everywhere but here. To understand the gamble the company's making with the Lumia 900, one need only look to another critically acclaimed, yet interminably stalled overseas import: Kylie Minogue. That foreign pop siren, a music industry veteran, has repeatedly failed to empty mainstream American wallets with her scattered hits, despite enjoying chart domination across the globe. Indeed the formula for US success is a fickle one. No matter the product category, the crossover membrane can sometimes prove too thick to permanently breach, often resulting in a "one and done" mentality marked by an inevitable retreat to more conciliatory European shores. For the time being, though, it appears that Nokia's going all in, ready to see its folie à deux with Microsoft through to the end. Indeed, with an irresistible on-contract price of $99, it would seem both parties are counting on this to be the mass market magic bullet they've sorely needed. So, can the Lumia 900, a single-core 1.4GHz handset hampered by a so-so 800 x 480 display, prove this tech alliance wasn't ill-struck after all? Can an attractive industrial design and simplified UI triumph over seemingly modest specs? Will Nokia end up retreating to its overseas kingdom? Abandon those fanboy caps all ye who tag along, as we put this Finnish smartphone under the hot lights.

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Scores

Engadget

83
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
8.9
Display
8.1
Battery life
8.2
Camera
7.1
Ease of use
8.4
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
16 GB
Screen size
4.3 inches
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