An iPhone 4S User’s Weekend with the Nokia Lumia 900 ( Lumia Review )

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    I am surprised that bunches of people aren't crying foul that this thing looks very much like the iPod Nano from a few generations ago...
     
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    Probably because it doesn't. ;)
     
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    The Lumia 900 is getting mostly positive reviews from everybody. I tried it out at the AT&T store on Saturday. It is a great looking device. If Apple doesn't come out with a 4" iPhone in October, I am switching to an Apollo Windows Phone later in the year.
     
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    Cool review, and it's a cool phone itself. They did a great job on the new Mango OS. I'm sure in time once it's used on other good phones since it's pretty limited now, Windows phones will be a key player against Android and iOS. Their app store has been getting better and better too.
     
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    So tempted to upgrade my spare line for $19.99 to Nokia lumia 900 and at least try it out.

    $19.99 plus $36 activation upgrade so about $55. This $19.99 is for amazon wireless per existing line upgrade and not for add a line.

    Maybe keep line for min 181 days and than cancel line.

    Total cost would be $56 plus $260 etf. So about $320 for phone. My spare line had 3 months remaining anyways. So would have to pay $10/month anyways.

    Not a bad deal to try out phone. I can easily resell it for $200-250 in a few months anyways.
     
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    maybe its me but alot of the reviews i read dont really give specifics on how the screen is compared to the retina display. thats what im most curious about.
     
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    I played with one in store. Screen is nice. Like SG2 4.3 inch screen. Resolution is 480x800. So not retina.

    Windows phone is very fluid. No lag.

    The big drawback is browser speed. Windows phone browser feels like iPhone browser iOS 4 or android froyo 2.2 browser.

    So browser is def a gen behind in rendering webpages.
     
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    It's not good. I had the phone for a day, wanted to test it out. Readin websites is like night and day compared to the 4S. Videos look okay, though.
     
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    AT&T to spend $150M on Lumia launch, more than it did with iPhone

    http://www.appleinsider.com/articles/12/04/09/att_to_gamble_150m_in_nokia_lumia_ad_push.html
     
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    I disagree. Not that I think it actually warrants a complaint (was being sarcastic), but that body looks VERY similar to the iPod nano body...

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    I actually have been using the Lumia 900 for about a week now and it is a solid device. It is totally different from the iPhone so that was the reasoning behind wanting it. I prefer my iPhone 4 but having a different device is fun too. The screen is okay but nothing compares to the retina display and the app store has improved but Windows has to add major apps like instagram if they want to compete with iOS and Android. The app market is lukewarm at best. Call quality is good and the speed is not bad at all. I am not in an LTE market so I am getting about 4.3mbps down. For the price I think Windows will do okay. ATT reps are going to be pushing the devices so that may help boast some sales...:)
     
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    The only problem I had with the Lumia 900 and other wp's is the amount of clicks or swiping it takes to get down to the item you want. It is very Window-esque in that regard. Other than that and the lack of a high res screen, I thought it was about the same in terms of speed, web browsing and rendering as the ip4.
     
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    Y'know, because apple patented the rectangle. :rolleyes:
     
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    I didn't say they patented the rectangle. I am talking about the "shell" of the thing. They look very similar to me. Read my other posts... you will know that I think nothing is more ridiculous than things like Apple suing Samsung over the look of their tablet... What I am saying is that it happens and I am shocked I haven't seen it mentioned yet.

    There are lawsuites over the similarities between the following:
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    Do I think there should be? Absolutely not... But I find the similarities between the Galaxy tab and iPad and the similarities between the lumia 900 and the iPod to be about the same.
     
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    They are the same shape when viewed head on... it pretty much ends there.
    There are a lot of things in this world that share similarities with other things that perform the same or similar functions.
    The Lumia 900 looks nothing like an iPod Nano.
    The iPod is a compressed oval, and the Lumia is a rectangle with rounded edges.
    The Lumia has a display that covers the entire face with controls on the side, and the iPod has a partial display and physical controls on the front.
     
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    You missed my point (as did everyone else here). Oh well. I am actually thinking of getting one, seeing how I like it. Everything about it is great, minus the resolution. Not sure if I can live with that coming from an iPhone 4s and GNex.
     
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    I must say, I love the black levels of that screen. I hope Apple comes out with a "Retina" OLED display some day.
    Honestly, I don't see it. Unless having a screen and a colored body = having a very similar design.

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    iOS is pretty bad with that too. The only reason I jailbreak these days is to get shortcuts to things like bluetooth and wifi.
     
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    Its the best WP7 device out there but as an iPhone 4S user switching to it is a downgrade IMHO...in more ways than one.

    The iPhone has a better CPU, GPU, Screen Resolution, Camera, and overall Ecosystem. Despite being 6 months older.
     
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    The screen is considered one of THE BEST in the industry. Why? Because it's Samsung's SuperAmoled Plus display. The exact same screen as the one in the SGS2. I know Apple followers will swear by LG's retina display, but there is no replacement for screen space. I'll take a 4.3 inch SuperAmoled Plus display over a 3.5 inch with high ppi. Contrast is wicked, and the blacks are absolutely black on Samsung's dominating SuperAmoled Plus displays. It doesn't get better.
     
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    What's a review of a Windows Phone doing in the iPhone section?

    Just because it was reviewed by an "iPhone 4S user?"

    Really?

    Should I post a review of my new BMW 750i Hybrid vehicle here as well? I am an iPhone 4S user after all?

    Please advice. Thx
     
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    Must ask. Was that a shameless plug so we'll know what car you drive? ;)

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    Ah nvm them. I actually sold every single s2 I had cause I could never get used to the screen. Browsing on anything but mobile site made me cringe.

    Even happens with thE galaxy nexus I had. Maybe it's the pentile or just rendering issues.
     
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    I know what you mean - websites just didn't look right. I don't know if it's the display or if it was Android. By the time Apple implements OLED, I'm sure they'll make sure that it looks as good or better than the current IPS display in every aspect.
     
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    Sigh... That is my point. Look at Samsung tablet versus the iPad. Do they look that similar? No. The form factor is even different. Sarcasm. Tongue in cheek. Taking a jab and suit happy companies. If people STILL don't get it after this post, I think they never will.,,

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    CPU and GPU matter not when the OS runs well on them. I think many Android phones are testament to this. I hear you on screen resolution. Apparently Microsoft dropped the ball on this one as their OS doesn;t support anything higher. THat's a huge bummer. As of right now, no manufacturer can put out a better screen. Ecosystem is arguable. Frankly I think iOS is pretty limited. So is WP7. If you want a completely open ecosystem, go Android.

    One thing to consider is the price point. $100 at any retailer, $50 at WalMart and Amazon. That's huge.

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    Yes please. And tie it into how it compares to your iPhone. Thanks.
     
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    To be fair you said

    "I disagree. Not that I think it actually warrants a complaint (was being sarcastic), but that body looks VERY similar to the iPod nano body..."

    in the post I quoted. Doesn't sound too sarcastic. That's the only reason I said anything
     

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