With the drive to regain its top spot and meet up with the increasing demand for trendy, flexible and twig-able mobile platforms; Nokia, under the premises of Windows Phone delivered the Lumia series. Nokia’s Lumia 900 is one of the best-looking smartphones out there featuring a classy, unibody frame made from polycarbonate, giving it the tough legendary look Nokia devices are known for.
The high performance device is equipped with a vivid 4.3-inch AMOLED display and its ClearBlack technology allows the screen to be used under direct sunlight (even with polarized sunglasses at any angle). It also produces vibrant colors; images appear to float on the top of the screen like an actual photograph, and it is further protected by Corning Gorilla Glass making it scratch resistant. The capacitive touchscreen has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels, matching the Galaxy S2.
The sleekness of the smartphone is felt with lip around the perimeter of the slightly raised screen thereby giving it an impression that it’s popping out of the case. The unibody frame means users can't open up the Nokia Lumia 900 thus preventing access to the battery or hidden microSD card slot. The Nokia Lumia 900 comes with a readily available 16GB of internal storage (with 25GB cloud storage) and it’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.4GHz single-core processor with 512MB RAM.
The beautifully built Nokia is equipped with an 8-megapixel main camera with additional front-facing camera for video calls. The rare 8MP auto focus camera lens is made of Nokia's customary Carl Zeiss optics and next to it is an unobtrusive dual LED flash.
The Nokia Lumia 900 comes with the Windows Phone Mango operating system, version 7.5, drifting away from the limitations of the traditional Symbian platforms known to be Nokia’s home platform for decades. The windows platform has greatly improved the ways of interacting with the home screen and making the Metro style quite unique. Swiping a finger from the bottom of the screen unlocks the device and reveals two columns of tiles representing applications, services and contacts. These tiles are "live" tiles as they smartly display notifications (such as missed calls, text messages, email inbox counts and more) in a band of colors.
The tiles can be rearranged or manipulated by simply holding down the tile and dragging to reposition or unpin to remove it from home screen. Tapping the arrow at the upper right of the display, or swiping from right to left reveals the list of installed apps, sorted alphabetically. To quickly jump to an app, tap any letter and choose for instance "T" for Twitter. Google and social networks like Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn are well integrated on the OS platform so that by simply Tapping on the name of a contact, their profile pops up offering options such as; call a phone number, text or chat via SMS or connect to services like Facebook, send email or map addresses.
Nokia Lumia 900 is capable of "internet sharing" allowing user to set the smartphone up as a personal hotspot. Its 4LTE speeds up to 20Mbps down and 7Mbps up and also offers offline/online GPS navigation with voice search and voice launch apps. Nokia Lumia 900 is jealously equipped with rich productivity from MS Office packages. The City Lens apps make the device a great socio-media companion for tourist. All wrapped around 11.5mm thick body and 160g hardware.