Nokia Lumia 900 – Hardware Review

The Nokia Lumia 900 is Nokia’s flagship smartphone in North America. In the United States, it runs on AT&T’s 4G LTE network and has a 1.4 GHz single core processor.

In terms of specs, the Lumia 900 isn’t any different from what we’ve seen before. It is still limited to 16 GB of storage space, and has the typical Snapdragon 1.4 GHz processor, 8 MP rear camera (Titan 2 has a 16 MP camera), and a front facing camera.

Nevertheless, Nokia differentiates themselves through stellar build quality and a gorgeous display. The ClearBlack AMOLED display looks fantastic indoors. Colors truly pop and pictures look more vibrant. However, Nokia’s claim of superior sunlight viewing falls short, with my HTC Radar being brighter and more readable outdoors.

Also, the phone is quite heavy and thick when compared to its competitors. Both the Samsung Focus S and HTC Titan are thinner, and the Samsung Focus S is quite lighter (3.9 ounces vs 5.6 ounces). It is true that the Lumia feels more durable, but it feels too large for my tastes. I must not be a true American, since I don’t believe bigger is better 🙂

The Lumia 900 also lacks the beautiful curved display that the Lumia 800 featured. The 800 was the perfect device in my opinion, and the curved display felt oh-so-wonderful when typing! The 900 is flat and boring compared to the 800. Nevertheless, the hardware build quality is just as excellent as the 800, and the Lumia 900 is still a great choice for someone looking for a larger device.

Stay tuned for our upcoming software, camera, and music/battery life reviews!

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