Nokia Lumia 900 Coming to AT&T

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  1. blairh macrumors 68040

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    I seriously doubt I'll ditch my iP4 for the Lumia 900, but I have to say that I'm really excited to see this phone in person. Apparently it will be available at AT&T (my current carrier) on April 9th for $100 on contract. I have yet to encounter an Android device that truly impressed me, but I love the look of the 900 plus it is 4G LTE.
     
  2. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    Isn't the Nokia a Windows phone?
     
  3. likethesoup2 macrumors 6502a

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    Yes.
     
  4. Grayburn macrumors 68000

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    I really don't like the Windows OS. I have a Lumia 800 and i hardly use it, just prefer IOS, so much easier and nicer to use, and to look at too.
     
  5. sviato macrumors 68020

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    I do want to try the Lumia 900 but one of my gripes with WP7 is that you can't really have a wallpaper picture like with other oses. It may sound a bit silly but I do like to have a picture in the background that I can change.

    I haven't used a WP device though, so maybe it's too early to complain.
     
  6. blairh thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I seriously doubt I'll enjoy the Windows OS as much as I enjoy iOS in its current state, however I'm also tired of looking at such a small screen and not having 4G LTE. The iP4/4S leaves a lot to be desired, and I'm not entirely sure if I'm willing to wait until this fall to see the improvements (4G LTE and larger screen) that I want so badly.

    I most likely won't jump to the Lumia 900, but I don't know for sure until I get to try it out in-store.
     
  7. Roessnakhan macrumors 68040

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    I love WP7 and the Lumia 900 is a beautiful phone. WP7 still has a lot of growing pains when it comes to apps and developers, but I love the OS.
     
  8. saving107 macrumors 603

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    I just had a conversation with my sister last night, I was telling her that I am planning on getting the Lumia 900 when it comes out and that I am actually excited for a Windows 8 tablet later this year (I already have Windows 8 on my iMac and boot into it frequently).

    A deciding factor for the Lumia 900 would have to be the Camera. I know it has an 8MP camera, but if the photos don't look good or the camera takes to long to load/capture the image, then it will be a deal breaker. I use the camera on my iPhone a lot.

    Games and Apps, not so much because I have an iPod touch and an iPad to handle those needs.
     
  9. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    I prefer the Lumia 800 because of its size. The camera needs work however. The 900 is getting to big again for my taste. So its either the iPhone 5 or Lumia 800 for me later this year. ;)
     
  10. saving107 macrumors 603

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    How so?
     
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  12. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Reviews have shown that the camera is not up to par (Not as sharp) as the iPhone. Will look at some links for you
     
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  14. SR45 macrumors 65832

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    Lumia review


    http://reviews.cnet.com/cell-phones/nokia-lumia-800-black/4505-6454_7-35052860-2.html

    Camera performance is a big question mark hanging over the Lumia 800. Nokia has a good reputation for high camera quality, notable on the Nokia Astound and the unlocked Nokia N8. With a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens, dual-LED flash, and support for the wide-screen 16:9 aspect ratio, the Lumia 800's got a promising shooter. Unfortunately, in my tests it fell flat with a resounding smack.”



    http://www.engadget.com/2011/11/03/nokia-lumia-800-review/


    “The eight megapixel camera on the Lumia 800 is exactly the same unit that we reviewed on the N9. It's been around for a while and it suffers from a few foibles, but the underlying hardware is top-notch”
     
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  16. blairh thread starter macrumors 68040

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    That's how I feel. I wish the next iPhone were coming this summer. But I seriously doubt it. And I don't know if I have the patience to wait until fall.
     
  17. PacificBeach macrumors regular

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    Geez Man! You are posting reviews on the wrong phone! This is about the LUMIA 900 not 800:eek:
     
  18. aaronchow macrumors regular

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    I played with the lumia 900 in person and it is a very sexy phone. Great build quality, great screen, great call quality and a very nice camera. Rumors are saying that it costs $450 to buy the unlocked version. If it is true, then I am really tempted to get one.
     
  19. siurpeeman macrumors 603

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    they use the same camera.
     
  20. blairh thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I'm going to play with a 900 as soon as I can. I'll probably just wait until the next iPhone comes this fall to upgrade, but I'm still pretty intrigued by this phone.
     
  21. blairh thread starter macrumors 68040

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    Got to use the Lumia 900 today. Wasn't very impressed. 4G LTE is crazy fast, faster than wi-fi for sure. Build quality is also nice. But I wasn't digging the rest. Text is fuzzy on the web browser compared to the iPhone 4/4S. Form factor is significantly heavier and larger than the iPhone 4/4S. Not saying it sucks, but I don't think it's going to be a huge hit either.
     
  22. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    And where did you get to play with this unreleased device?
    I know none of the AT&T stores have any out on display yet since they are still in pre-order status.
     
  23. ap3604, Mar 30, 2012
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  24. rjohnstone macrumors 68040

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    Walmart uses LetsTalk to sell their phones.
    Better love the phone or be prepared to get hit with fees for returns and exchanges.
    Their return policy is different than AT&T's, so read it carefully.
    My brother got burned by them before.

    You also cannot cancel or downgrade your plan for 6 months or you pay a penalty.
    You also cannot return or exchange the phone at a Walmart store.
    You have to ship it back.
     

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