While Nokia’s sales since last year have dropped considerably, they have been quietly thinking up new, stunning smartphones to take on the big guns. The new Nokia range called the Lumia is set to take bites out of iPhone and Galaxy sales. The Lumia 800 is a fantastic smartphone that is not only affordable but it’s so different to anything else out there right now. The Lumia 900, however, is the Finnish company’s flagship model. It is just as pretty and funky as the 800 but it’s slightly larger, faster, more powerful and packs a techno-punch when it comes to the spec sheet.
The collaboration of Windows and Nokia has been a welcomed one since almost all other phones run on Android or iOS. That’s not bad thing but sometimes you just want to be different and unique. With 3 million sales compared to 30+ of the market leaders you’re doubtful to bump into too many people with a Lumia 900 so you’re bound to feel like you have something a little special. Running on the Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, which includes the Mango update, it’s a pleasant difference to other operating systems and thankfully Nokia has binned the Symbian OS for this new one. As Microsoft and Nokia are well-known for being so dedicated to the industry, this joint effort really shines through with the Lumia 900.
There is a stunning dual core SnapDragon processor that is backed up with 512MB RAM and 16GB of on-board storage. This is really cool and it means that the hardware keeps up with the software, a problem that many people have found with trying to run Ice Cream Sandwich on their lesser phones. The screen is a healthy 4.3” touchscreen which is a AMOLED capacitive one, it’s simple to use and super-quick as well as being crystal clear. The trick that is up Nokia’s sleeve is the camera. It’s an 8 megapixel unit with Carl Zeiss optics and has dual LED flash as well as autofocus. This gives super-clear photos and videos as well as meaning that you can sell your compact digital camera, as this will blow it out of the water. The video is supported by the option to record at 720p and at 30fps.
Most smartphones these days struggle to run their power-hungry resources and need charging constantly, but the Nokia Lumia 900 boasts a 1,830mAh battery that has video playback of 7 hours, 60 hours of music playback and standby of 300 hours. You can talk on it for seven hours and that’s what really sets this apart from others. Not having to find a socket every few hours really helps and it means you can simply top it up when you go to bed and not have to worry about it.
As it’s a Windows Phone it comes with Internet Explorer 9 which simply continues to get better and better for the users. There is A-GPS, a USB port, WiFi, 3G and Bluetooth connectivity too. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed.