The Lumia 900 features a Gorilla Glass screen with a 4.3-inch AMOLED display, and unlike the Lumia 800 which lacks a front facing camera, the 900 is equipped with a 1MP front camera. It’s 4G/LTE ready, and comes with either a blue or black polycarbonate case. A white version will be available by April 22.
In the beginning…
Nokia launched their first two Lumia phones in October 2011: the Lumia 800 and the Lumia 710. The The Lumia 800 features a Curved glass, 3.7″ touchscreen, a smooth, one-piece body Carl Zeiss optics, an 8 MP camera with HD video and 16 GB mass memory with no slot for micro-SD cards. It runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and is available in cyan, black and magenta.
The Lumia 710 features a ClearBlack display, an anti-glare screen, 3.7″ touchscreen, a 5 MP camera with auto-focus and an LED flash. It runs Windows Phone 7.5 Mango , and is available in black and white with black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers.
The Lumia 610 features 3.7” LCD display, WVGA 800 x 480 pixels, Capacitive touchscreen with pinch zoom, 8 GB no microSD slot, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, and is available in cyan, white, black, and magenta.
The Lumia line comes with four Nokia-exclusive applications, not included with the default Windows Phone OS. Nokia Drive, a free turn-by-turn navigation system; Nokia Maps; Nokia Music, a free streaming music service similar to and music store; and App Highlights, a service suggesting software based on location and operator.
The Lumia Performance
A report from CNET states that Nokia’s Windows-based phones are now outselling Nokia Symbian-based phones.
In the last three months, 2.5% of people in the UK said they purchased a Lumia phone, while 2.4% bought devices using the company’s older Symbian operating system. The Lumia 800 accounted for 87% of Nokia’s Windows Phone sales.
- On-screen keyboard disappears while typing.
- “Sound quality problems” when using low impedance headphones like the supplied ones.
- Poor battery life.
- Problem with camera focus in certain conditions.
- Screen flickering.
- Disconnecting calls.
- Issues with short battery life
Some of the issues in the Lumia 800 were addressed in their latest update. The fix includes:
- Enhanced battery standby and talk time performance
- Battery capacity icon instead of question mark on top right of screen
- Improved bass in audio performance
- Soft-key illumination at all brightness levels
- Fixes for device performance issues including self-reboots, freezes and call-ending.