The Nokia Lumia 900 comes with a 4.3" AMOLED ClearBlack touchscreen, 8 megapixel cameras and a 1.4 GHz processor with 4G LTE connectivity and the latest Windows phone software. Matt Mira and Kevin Pereira check out the $99 smartphone on Gadget Pr0n.
What You Need To Know
The Nokia Lumia 900 runs Windows Phone 7.5.
The body is made out of polycarbonate and measures 5" tall and almost 3" wide.
The volume rocker, the sleep/wake button and the dedicated camera button are along the side.
The screen isn't flush with the body, which is a bummer.
The is a 4.3" AMOLED screen with a 800x480 resolution, which is pretty low compared to phones we've seen recently.
We did notice a big difference and text didn’t look as smooth, which could have to do with the software.
There wasn't a stark difference and this isn't something the average consumer should be worried about.
Colors did pop on the screen and Windows Phone has a very colorful interface, so the Nokia Lumia 900 shows it off pretty well.
AMOLED screens tend to have really good saturation and this phone was no exception.
The 8 megapixel camera has dual LED flash and records video at 720p.
The Carl Zeiss lens has a 2.2 F-stop which allows more light in.
The resulting pictures were good but not great; we were expecting more out of this.
The camera performed best outside in broad daylight.
The shutter speed was fast but not overwhelmingly so and the dedicated shutter button was a nice feature.
We did have a little trouble focusing on objects that were in the distance.
The video was sharp and colorful, but it only shoots 720p instead of 1080p.
The phone runs on the version of Windows Phone 7 known as Mango.
We found it to be a very sharp looking OS: everything was smooth and we didn't experience any hiccups.
We did get frustrated with how every app uses the same interface.
This is an operating system that's been out for almost 2 years and it still feels very early.
It doesn't even support dual core processors.
The app selection is still incredibly small: there are about 70,000 apps available, which may sound like a lot until you compare it to the 450,000 apps available for Android and 585,000 apps available for iOS.
We did like the Xbox Live incorporation, which lets you see your gamer score and stay in touch with your Xbox friends.