Specs summary

Screen
4.3"

The Nokia Lumia 900's screen is 4.3 inches with 480 x 800 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.4GHz

There is a Qualcomm APQ8055 1.4 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango operating system (OS).

Camera
8+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 8+ megapixel camera. There is also a secondary front facing camera with 1+ megapixels resolution.
Storage
14.5 GB

Internal memory is 14.5 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1830mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1830 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 0.5 days standby time, 420 minutes (2G), 420 minutes (3G), 250 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



If you want a break from the norm and are considering making the jump to Windows Phone, the Lumia 900 is worth considering.

- Chris Helsby , Dial-a-Phone 

There’s no doubt in my mind that the Lumia 900 will differentiate itself from the crowd — in a sea of nearly identical slabs, this phone truly stands out.

- Russell Holly , Geek 

Reviews summary

8.2/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 40 reviews

The Nokia Lumia 900 is one of the most anticipated Windows phones and it lives up to its expectations with its sleek design, fast processor, and relatively affordable price point. Design-wise the device is truly eye-catching, albeit a bit portly. It has a unibody structure which makes the backside of the phone smooth and comes in three colors: black, white, and electric blue.

Inside that sleek housing is a 4.3-inch wide AMOLED screen with ClearBlack display technology, Gorilla Glass, and WVGA resolution of 800x480 pixels. The result is rich hues, bright colors, and sharp images. We were impressed.

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The brains behind all this beauty is Microsoft's 7.5 Mango operating system. While not yet wildly popular with developers, Windows Phone is starting to offer a solid collection of apps in its marketplace. We also like the way Windows Phone links e-mail and social network accounts together and offers voice dialing, conference calling, voice search, and task search features.

Powering the phone is a 1.4GHz single-core processor and this, combined with 4G LTE, means web pages load quickly and download/upload times are relatively short. Speaking of short, battery life is pretty weak with LTE and you should plan to recharge daily if planning to stream audio/video. With less demanding usage on 3G, you should be able to expect 7 hours of talk time or 12.5 days of standby.

Perhaps the standout feature on the 900 is its camera. The on-board 8-megapixels with Carl Zeiss optics, dual-LED flash, and autofocus does an excellent job. It performs best outdoors and at close-range, although there is some shutter lag to be experienced which makes it hard to capture fast-moving subjects. Prefer video? No problem. The 900 Lumia has excellent recording quality overall at 720p, shoots 30 frames per second and has smooth playback.

Need to Know: Nokia Lumia 900

1. Solidly built and very attractive unibody design. (The Good)

2. AMOLED screen that displays bright images with rich colors and great contrast. (The Good)

3. A few annoying gaps in the phone's housing around the SIM card slot. (The Bad)

4. 720p video resolution instead of 1080p HD. (The Bad)


Reviews (8.2/10 Avg. rating)


Coolsmartphone

Feels incredibly durable and looks beautiful.

from Coolsmartphone
Overall I was really impressed with the Lumia 900. Windows Phone 7.5 is a capable OS that is only going to get better very soon with the release of 7.8 and the hardware is incredibly nice. I normally use phones in a case but the Lumia 900 was just too beautiful to cover up... Full review
Mobile88

Unique design and great hardware with fairly reasonable asking price

from Mobile88

For a flagship device, the Nokia Lumia 900’s asking price is fairly reasonable, and getting one would certainly set you apart from the rest. Sure you might not be able to boast performance and features that are present in other phones, but you will know that you still own a very solid and beautiful device.

Still, there are the underlying flaws that are difficult to ignore that will be detrimental to your overall usage experience, due mostly to its dreadful selection of third party software. That said, it is an issue that can be improved over time, with examples of how great ap... Full review

Phone Report v2.0

Offers a lovely experience, with a very strong suite of core applications and a third-party selection that is getting better and stronger

from Phone Report v2.0

With the upcoming Windows Phone 8 update and potential rush of handsets from Nokia and other OEMS, the Lumia 900 is in a difficult place. It is a quality piece of hardware, continuing Nokia’s tradition in this department. The compatibility break from Windows Phone 8 is a necessity I guess but how does that affect the Lumia 900. It is in my opinion just about the sum of its parts, but no more. In my family right now are the Galaxy S2 and S3, and the iPhone 4S. How do I begin to recommend this device over any of those three? And truthfully, I can’t. If only for someone looking for... Full review

TrustedReviews

A desirable phone thanks to its combination of stylish design and easy to use operating system

from TrustedReviews

There's no compelling reason to buy this Dark Knight Rises Special Edition version over the standard Nokia Lumia 900, unless you feel you just can't live without the laser etched Batman logo on the rear. However, the 900 is still a desirable phone thanks to its combination of stylish design and easy to use operating system. Its screen could be a little bit sharper and we would have liked to see slightly nippier performance, but we think most people who end up buying the Lumia 900 will like it. That said, it does seem a tad overpriced at present, especially when directly compared against the... Full review

GSMArena

A big, quality screen, fluid and stylish OS and premium build are all sprinkled with Nokia's magic in a package that's made to impress

from GSMArena

Launching a flagship months before a major overhaul of the platform isn't exactly a planning masterstroke. The Nokia Lumia 900 will not get Windows Phone 8 and the news breaking just about when the phone hit the stores is more than just an unfortunate coincidence.

The Nokia Lumia 900 comes at the wrong time and it sure looks like the wrong place as well. The global version cannot even dream of the success of its AT&T-branded sibling.

Well, all that is sadly true but only from a certain perspective. There're lots of politics and agendas involved. The European (and global)... Full review

Dial-a-Phone

A new device which shows off the Windows Phone platform in all its brightly coloured glory

from Dial-a-Phone

Judged solely on the hardware, the Lumia 900 does have some shortfalls. The introduction of the raised bevel around the touchscreen is a little annoying and we’d be concerned about screen strength if the handset were to fall on one of those raised edges. The lack of processing power is disappointing considering that the device’s price tag is around the same mark as that of the new quad-core devices coming out. However, when coupled with its operating system the handset comes alive and is a pleasure to use, offering an interesting, innovative and welcome alternative to the more p... Full review

Expert Reviews

Good-looking, superb build quality and a big screen

from Expert Reviews
The Lumia 900 has an 8-megapixel camera. It's far better than the cheaper Lumia 710 and 610's 5-megapixel cameras, but still fairly disappointing, especially compared to the models we’ve seen recently from HTC. The Lumia 900's camera also seems to have overly-saturated colours, leading to the blue sky in one of our test photos looking almost turquoise. Unlike the rest of the Lumia range, there's also a front-facing camera. We found it worked fine in Skype video calls... Full review
Complex

The premium Windows Phone we've been waiting for

from Complex

The Lumia 900 lives up to its hype for the most part and sits comfortably atop of the Windows Phone throne. Is it AT&T's best phone? No, but it can give the iPhone a great run. There’s no denying the avant-garde look and build of Nokia’s design, which was clearly inspired by previous models like the Lumia 800 and N9. Data speeds are the highest of any AT&T WP7 device and the 8MP shooter works great outdoors as well.

However, the Lumia 900 does have imperfections. Call quality could have been better and it’s almost baffling to see a phone sporting a Carl Zei... Full review

Pocket-lint

Big screen, cool design and internet tethering

from Pocket-lint

So, should you get the Nokia Lumia 900? We are torn between this and the Lumia 800 enjoying both phones as much as each other.

The Lumia 900 delivers a bigger screen, a front facing camera, faster surfing speeds, internet tethering, a much better battery, and a easier to charge device than the 800. However all those extras come at the cost of a much bigger device that won't be for everyone. Like the Samsung Galaxy S III, Sony Xperia S, and HTC One X, the Lumia 900 is a big phone and that is likely to put some off.

If you fancy the idea of a bigger screen this is the better o... Full review

The Inquirer

One of the best displays on the mobile market with gorgeous design and a decent battery life

from The Inquirer
The Nokia Lumia 900 is a fantastic phone. The Clearblack screen is gorgeous, the design is head-turning and we liked Mango overall. However, those looking to make the leap will have to consider whether they're ready to commit to the Windows Phone operating system, given its relative immaturity and its expensive and sparse Marketplace... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date April 8, 2012
Regions available USA, Canada, Europe, North America
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA, HSPA+ 21.1, LTE
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

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Processor Qualcomm APQ8055 1.4 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
14.5 GB
RAM 512 MB
ROM 512 MB
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.51 W/kg
Body: 1.3 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1830 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 318 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 250 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
420 minutes (2G)
420 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 0.5 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Cyan, Matte Black, Pink, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 12.8 x 6.9 x 1.1 cm
(5 x 2.7 x 0.4 in)
Weight 159 grams
(5.6 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology AMOLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
Pixel Density 217 pixels
Size 4.3 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Unknown
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen, ClearBlack, Corning Gorilla Glass
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard Unknown
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP
Additional Email Features Gmail, Nokia Mail, Yahoo! Mail, Outlook Mobile, Windows Live
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 8+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom 3x digital
Flash Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Geotagging, Panorama, White balance, Scene mode, Exposure compensation
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters HD (1280 x 720 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 1+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA, QCP, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack Yes
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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Additional Comments Other Names (AKA): Nokia Ace

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