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Good: everything its amazing slick beautiful and very fast and amazing front camera
Bad: well the camera is not the best indoors but amazing out doors . and also its got ads in most free aps so :( but it goes away if no internet connection
Comment: overall its amazing
if u love games maybe this is not for u
but guys every one love this phone on the road
Good: Beautiful display quality - slick UI - excellent sound quality - good battery.
Bad: Camera could be marginally better in low light.
Comment: To give you some context:
I've used Symbian & Android smartphones to date. I'm a Mac user and not the greatest fan of Windows desktop. When I looked for a new phone - I set all this aside and started from scratch.
My criteria -
1. It had to be a good telephone - easy to use with reliable reception. It's amazing how many smartphone reviews fail to give any weight to the 'phone' aspect.
2. It had to be stutter free. Not tarring the entire android family with the same brush, but my experiences with HTC were a real let down in this area. Even if I tried to run minimal apps & processes, I still got lag and the experience was terrible.
3. The UI had to be efficient. I want to get on and use the phone - not spend forever fiddling with it.
4. Needed a front facing video camera for Skype chat. This is a completely un-rational requirement really but it's nice to video chat to the kids when I'm working away.
5. It needed navigation tools because I'm not forking out for another Tom Tom or Garmin strong GPS.
6. Exchange Active Sync integration - eMail / Calendar / Tasks / Contacts.
7. Please don't break the bank.
When I started the process, I genuinely didn't know what I would go for. The iPhone 4S is a great piece of technology / Samsung Galaxy 3 has so many features / HTC X was out of the question because I've had so many bad experiences with that brand. I didn't really think that I would go for a Nokia Windows phone.
I dismissed the iPhone 4S because I'm not a great fan of the IOS UI. It's very app focussed and my life is about more than being a micro application consumer. More importantly - the general consensus amongst colleagues was that although it's a piece of engineering genius - it's not actually a great telephone. It's also quite pricey.
The Samsung Galaxy S3 was impressive but packed with features that I didn't really need. The pop up video player - impressive as a demo piece but would I ever use it? Also the whole 'phone shuts off when you fall asleep' thing seems 'smart' but completely pointless to me. Google also seem to upgrade Android versions more frequently than I change my pants - and I can't help but think this is going to be a huge issue for developers going forward. The actual phone build felt lightweight and the tariffs expensive.
I chanced across a Nokia Lumia 900 in a phone store whilst on holiday side by side with the Samsung Galaxy S3.
The display quality was really impressive - the colours were really deep - the contrast great and the black was just that, black (rather than dark grey). I managed to pick my way around the Windows Phone UI really quickly. It didn't feel like a clone phone - the UI was fresh and intuitive. The apps that I tried appeared to draw on the WP design principles - making them feel like an extension of the OS rather than just a bunch of apps.
The people hub is a nice touch with great views on friends status updates & contact information. You can also pull in twitter / facebook info in to the people hub for updates - but tell the phone not to sync followers or friends in to your contacts (can you imagine what a mess your contacts list would become). Nice touch.
Nokia Maps & Drive are included for free. Drive downloads maps to the handset offline. This means that if you're roaming, you can use the sat nav without consuming data to download maps.
I'm impressed with the Exchange support - including tasks / to do list. The calendar could probably do with a 'week' view but that's about my only gripe. Key eMail & calendar info displayed on tiles on the main screen - which is on par with a widget experience.
The quality of the built in speaker is good - giving ring tones & message alerts proper presence. Phone calls were clear - and the network reception appeared to be stronger than iPhone & Android handsets present at the same time.
I know multi cores are all the rage these days - but this phone simply doesn't need it. Since having one, I've not seen the handset lag once. I never feel like the phone is getting in the way of my experience - it just works.
I'm not a huge app fan but I've found all the apps I've needed - including an obscure 2 factor authentication app.
So, as you can tell - the phone hit the sweet spot in terms of features - but more than that, it just looks and feels like a great piece of technology.
Good: Freshness, Aesthetics, Stability and Reliability
Bad: Transfering Data through Zune only.
Comment: I fully agree with the comments given by BM02GAN. I simply don't understand why people run after specs and especially these so called EXPERTS (Reviewers).
Look at the Androids, even with quad core, they still stutter, freeze and can't even scroll smoothly. What is the use of quad core. In my opinion, Android is the most inefficient OS among the others, that prevail. This clearly means, specs are nothing, if you don't get a good user experience.
Nokia Lumia series brings freshness, smoothness, anesthetics and most importantly stability and reliability, to the table, which android can only dream even after 5 years of experimental journey.
I know mobile phone is a very personal choice, it's hard to convince anybody to use this or that model. It purely boils down to what you want to do with your device. Therefore, I don't feel, there is any good reason to oppose people using different devices to your likes. If you want to leave comments, talk facts and be objective.''
Good: Front Camera, WP7.5 with upgrade to WP8 later this year!
Bad: Bad? Nothing really
Comment: I have the 800, and I find this review terrible. You imply only WP Fans will like this phone or are you relying people reading all of reviews first?
In your bad points you state no SD card, if this bad point appeared in all phones that don't have them I would let it slide, I understand you have different reviewers but try and have some consistency. There is always the SkyDrive 7Gb free for new comers but older hotmail accounts may already have a free 25Gb hanging around.
App store is rising and will rapidly later this year with the launch of Windows 8, also don't forget about xbox live and EA games porting games across. Developers will release more apps as any app they create for a windows phone 8 will work on a windows tablet, more appealing than developing for the last 4 most used iOS's, iPhones and iPads not forgetting the 42 versions of Andriod and 58Billion devices that run Andriod, it has to be more appealing. The app store only 1/6th of the size but is an app store filled with 80% rubbish really something that you need?
It just the same as the 800 with a front camera and a bigger screen and battery. But it doesn't need to be any quicker with faster processor, the OS is designed to work seamlessly with lesser processors and it does. I know boot times are irreverent but if your phone does crash and lets face it all phone do now and again, you need your phone to recover quickly and these lumia's do! 20 second from cold to home screen.
These are simply a fresh, refined, stable, reliable alternative to iOS and Android devices.
Bad: vodafone does not have it yet
Comment: At least I can send and reply to email with files attached to the message.
I just wonder why IOS phones can not do this. They are advanced with technology from 80's. This is amazing.
Good: Design, Look and Feel, menu, live tiles
Bad: Lack of applications, not upgradable, too costly
Comment: This phone is great in a sense of its design, looks, in hand feeling but there are few serious concerns
1- The Processor
For this price we can have phones with better processor like HTC One X have NVIDIA quad-core processor
2- Operating System
The only hot Mobile operating systems are Android and IOS, I was thinking if Style of lumina combined with Android ICS will be the best and I will not hesitate buy it at this price
3-Lack of Applications
4- Cost is too high for these specifications
Nokia need to compare this Phone with the latest S3, HTC One X, iphone 4S and then set the price, In this price I will prefer to buy S3 or HTC One X but not lumina 900
Good: it's fast. really really fast at doing most things
Bad: marketplace is comparatively more expensive than app store.
Comment: It's just a great phone. Fast browsing loading apps and stuff.
And it's not just an iOS clone. :)
Good: Everything works
Comment: Nokia phones have better reception than Samsung. I know this because my wife and I are both on the same network, she has a Nokia E5, me a Galaxy S1. She always gets a signal. I get a signal 75% of the time.
I was testing a Lumia today. The GPS on the Lumia picked up a signal in a second INSIDE the shopping centre, whilst the Galaxy S2 next to it got a crude approximation via the cell masts after 10secs. The apps are quick to load up and smooth running.
I find it shocking that some reviews do not compare signal reception ability. These devices are phones. I want reviewers to compare competing phones by running them on the same network at differing distances from a known phone mast.
Good: I think it is very good. The processor, the ClearBlack display, the polycarbonate unibody, the OS, I mean lots of things!
Bad: It doesn't support as many apps as iOS for example, BUT Nokia and Microsoft are working on this
Comment: I think the Lumia 900 is just great. It's tough and it has almost everything you need.
Good: I have the Lumia 800. It has NextGen OS. They developed it with a Phone in mind and not a computer and thats very good :-)
Comment: Natasha should haved looked at the column of the woman editor at PhoneDog, she said "I want a tool not a toy". She has an HTC One and a Lumia and tried to customize her One to be ideally functional and failed. She came to the conclusion that the Lumia is already perfectly configured out of the box. Microsoft did a great Job. So Natasha its a bad review. Start learning before you write otherwise users will correct you on this and it will damage the brand CNET. Most reviewers are not able to make the switch between technical specs and functionality, but thats whats all about. The Nokia hardware / Microsoft Software should give this Phone at least 4 stars. May be Nasha is a Crapdroid owner and like other reviewers saying biased to this platform?
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