One of Nokia’s latest releases is the Lumia 900. In this article I will look at some of the key features of the smartphone so you can decide if it is the right handset for you.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is one of the handsets showcasing the latest version of the Windows Phone OS from Microsoft. This is also known as Mango, or version 7.5 of the software. The interface is very easy to use and navigate using the touchscreen, thanks to the tile layout of the software. This displays all of your most regularly used apps (which are customisable for convenience), and these will be displayed on the homescreen. Some apps will display updates, for example the messages app will display the number of unread messages. This feature applies to Facebook notifications, missed phone calls and unread emails. It may lack the flair and some of the innovation of some more popular platforms like iOS and Android, but provides a good alternative for those looking for something different to the norm.
When choosing a new smartphone, one of the first things that many people look at is the camera. Luckily, the Nokia Lumia 900 is well equipped for taking pictures, with an 8 megapixel camera on the back which is also capable of capturing 720p video footage. Like many new smartphones, the camera has all the usual features, including autofocus, dual LED flash, image stabilisation etc, so it is easy to get good results. A feature exclusive to Nokia smartphone cameras is the Carl Zeiss optics, which is a premium camera lens manufacturer. In addition, there is a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front which can be used to carry out video calls, or take self portrait photos.
The Nokia Lumia 900 is a decent phone to use for mobile web browsing, thanks to a couple of connectivity options as well as an easy to use internet browsing app provided by the Windows Phone 7.5 OS. When using a 3G connection to browse the internet, you can enjoy the fastest speeds currently available on a smartphone; at 42 megabytes per second, web pages load extremely quickly, and streamed data like YouTube videos run instantly with no lag when buffering. Overall, the web browsing experience provided by the Nokia Lumia 900 is about as good as it gets with a smartphone.
Along with the aforementioned features, as well as several others, the Nokia Lumia 900 has the added bonus of being a very stylish handset. Its styling is sharp, simple and modern and should appeal to the masses. The Nokia Lumia 900 provides a good all round package of features, and although its operating system may not be as popular as others, it makes a great alternative for those seeking something different to the norm.