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83
Engadget
Score
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws.
83

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

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The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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

Pros
  • Solid camera
  • Fluid user experience
  • Blazing LTE speeds
  • Useful Internet Sharing feature
  • Screen is easily readable outdoors
Cons
  • Low-res display
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Scores

Engadget

83
 

User Reviews

100
dangish
I've never had a Nokia device and while this one may not carry a dual core processor,...read more
90
snocom79
The Nokia Lumia 900 is the greatest thing to happen to the WP7 platform. The...read more
90
Saad073
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
81
Average Critic Score

Reception and call quality

89
 

Display

81
 

Battery life

82
 

Camera

71
 

Ease of use

84
 

Design and form factor

84
 

Portability (size / weight)

77
 

Media support

80
 

Durability

82
 

Ecosystem (apps, accessories, etc.)

66
 
 
80
Engadget
Nokia's Lumia 900 is a steal for consumers looking for dependable performance, ease of use, LTE connectivity, an attractive design and reasonable price.
 
70
AllThingsD
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.
 
80
PC World
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.
 
70
VentureBeat
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.
 
80
SlashGear
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.
 
80
ABC News
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.
 
80
PC Mag
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.
 
80
CNET
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.
 
70
Time
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.
 
80
GigaOM
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.