In this article, I will look at the key features of Nokia’s newest flagship Windows smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 900 so you can decide if it is the right smartphone for you.
The handset measures up at 127.8x 68.5x 11.5mm, the front of which houses the 4.3 inch AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The screen is not the most cutting edge out there, but offers a decent pixel resolution of 480x 800 so display quality is generally very good, meaning the handset lends itself to watching movies, playing games, viewing photos and browsing the web. Thanks to the AMOLED technology of the screen, it is very responsive and offers great colour rendering and brightness levels as well as wide viewing angles.
Unlike many other smartphones, the Nokia Lumia 900 does not have a microSD card slot for expandable storage.
Instead, there is a generous 16GB within the handset as standard, so you can comfortably store a medium sized music collection, along with plenty of photos, videos and documents on the phone.
As a camera phone, the Nokia Lumia 900 is well equipped to take high quality still images as well as high definition video footage thanks to an 8 megapixel camera. Like a number of other Nokia camera phones, the camera incorporates Carl Zeiss lens technology, leaving no doubts about the camera’s build quality. Autofocus and LED flash are included to ensure quality photos are taken, and video resolutions of up to 720p (high definition) are included.
As a web browsing device, the Nokia Lumia 900 is one of the best so far from Nokia.
Using a 3G connection, users can enjoy download and streaming rates of a staggering 42 megabytes per second, which is approximately twice that of the Samsung Galaxy S2. In addition, Wi-Fi connectivity is also of course incorporated, allowing fast browsing speeds with less battery consumption and data allowance usage.
As mentioned, the Nokia Lumia 900 utilises Microsoft’s Windows Phone Mango (v7.5) platform as its operating system of choice. This allows users to customise their homescreens with the attractive and functional tile interface, which displays live feeds and updates for your most frequently used applications.
Sitting at the top of the mid range smartphone market, the Nokia Lumia 900 is also one of the most stylish devices from the manufacturer to date. It is available in black, blue and white colour options, and will shortly be available in the UK on a number of networks.