What is it?
The Nokia Lumia line of phones marked the first venture for Nokia into the smart phone market after its partnership with Microsoft was announced. Nokia was suffering heavy losses and needed to redeem its stature in the smart phone market. Hence, a partnership was announced with Microsoft which stated that all Nokia smart phones will make use of Microsoft’s Windows Phone operating system. Hence, the Nokia Lumia series came in to being. The top of the line handset is the Nokia Lumia 900, which became Nokia’s flagship device. In the following few paragraphs, we review the Nokia Lumia series and determine whether the phone is worth the money or not.
How it Works
The Nokia Lumia 900 runs on Windows Phone 7.5. The screen is quite sharp, and the phone is very simple to use. The good thing about the operating system however is that it allows users to easily integrate social media options such as Twitter, Facebook, WhatsApp and other applications without much of a problem at all. Users can easily receive messages from Facebook and other social networks in their SMS inbox, and can even reply from there. The email interface has also been revamped, and people now find it much easier to share and send emails than before. The operating system works quite well, but there are certain issues with the camera snapper, which fails to work after being continually pressed. This can be a source of frustration for many people, because it renders one of the Windows Phone operating systems primary functions useless: the quick snap feature (even if your screen is locked, just press the camera button and hold for a quick snap).
The phone is made out of a polycarbonate material, which is quite nice to grip and touch. The phone feels solid in hand and looks quite sturdy. It also has a Corning Gorilla Glass on the screen to prevent scratches and any damage.
Specifications and Features
The phone runs on a 1.4 GHz processor, and even though it is more than enough for the current apps that are present in the Marketplace, browsing performance still suffers, as some heavy websites with flash and picture content find it difficult to stand their ground, which leads to stuttering. Battery life varies, and the phone will last around a day for the average person. On the whole, it is a good device, but certainly not the best in the world, and can be improved massively.