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Nokia Lumia 900 Reviewed

News   •   Jul 30, 2012 07:00 BST

Although the future of the Finnish mobile manufacturer is in doubt, the Nokia Lumia 900 is the flagship model and could well be the lynchpin in dragging the firm out of financial difficulties. With more than 10,000 research and design jobs being sliced, eyes look towards the smartphones that are on the market right now to help the firm get back on track.

Running on the Windows Phone operating system it’s sleek and easy to use, although anyone going from an iPhone and iOS will find it a little irksome. However, as Windows is the choice of many for laptops and PCs the familiarity of Windows Phone icons and usability is simple to get used to. The main thing you notice about the Nokia Lumia 900 is the size of the screen. The 800 is a nice, portable size but the 900 is much larger and is more in-line with a hybrid tablet/smartphone. It’s got a 4.3” screen that has 800 x 480 resolution, which gives you exquisite screen clarity and it’s big enough to use for business and pleasure.

The screen is an AMOLED capacitive one, which is big and bright but misses out on the Super AMOLED’ness of the Samsung Galaxy S3. The overall feel of the Nokia 900 is a little clunky and block-like, but it’s a nice change from the slippyness of a Galaxy S3 or HTC One X. If you’ve always been a Nokia-lover then you won’t really notice this, but you will feel the quality upgrade compared to older models and see that it’s durable and tough. It’s essentially a larger, more powerful version of the 800 which is a very popular phone with many people right now.

As with many phones these days if you spend all day on the phone, texting, surfing the net, downloading apps and listening to music, you’ll need the charger close to hand by the time you get in from work. However, if you think about how much power you’re using and compare that to a laptop, for instance, then you would have already had to plug it in. If you’re a light user then you will find that you might only need to charge once a day or every two days. Compared to many other smartphones on the market right now, the battery life is incredible.

The only little niggles of the Nokia Lumia 900 are the function buttons on the sides of the smartphone itself. They can be tricky to use and look more in the way of form rather than function. However, as the phone looks one of the coolest around it can be forgiven for such a minor detail.

Although you might want to join the bandwagon of iPhone 4S owners or Galaxy S3s, you should give the Nokia a try. As the firm is trying to claw back lost revenue there are Nokia Lumia 900 deals available right now from many retailers. To find out more and which ones are offering the best prices check out Mobile Phone Checker and see what Nokia Lumia 900 deals you can find today.