I for one waiting for this for a long time. Today HTC also announced its first Windows Phone 7 LTE HTC Titan II which has some wow factors like 16 MP Camera. Now this, and Lumia with its stylish build will definitely bring Wow into the mouths of anyone looking for a new LTE phone once it is released. The super smooth Windows Phone 7 looks brilliantly awesome on both HTC and Nokia LTE phones that are announced in today’s shows. But Nokia will definitely make the people drool over its style.
Here are interesting things that definitely make one to crave for this phone:
1. The Nokia Lumia 900 allows data downloads up to 50Mbps on AT&T’s 4G LTE network.
2. It boasts a large, 4.3-inch AMOLED ClearBlack display which offers a big, crystal clear and super-colorful screen indoors and out. The resolution is 800 by 480 pixels. (But HTC Titan II runs on 4.7” Super LCD with 800×480 pixels resolution). Yes, Super AMOLED beats Super LCD anytime, and the proof is Samsung Focus Vs. HTC Titan in this area.
3. Lumia 900 is powered by updated chipset from Qualcomm, 1.4GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon APQ8055 + MDM9200.
4. Bands supported are GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, LTE Band 4 (1700/2100) & 17 (700)
5. Its all in the battery power, Lumia 900 powerhouses 1840mAH battery and that will last for about 7hrs talk-time and up to 300hrs on standby and running on LTE (Android LTE phones make a note of it).
6. Lumia 900 intuitively provides the Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive that makes it separate from the rest of LTE phones either powered by Windows Phone 7 or Android. iPhone is in no where near this. Nokia Drive offers free, turn-by-turn, voice-guided navigation everywhere.
7. Nokia phones are known for their buildquality including Cameras that are housed in those phones. Actually Mega Pixel doesn’t make any sense if the lens is not at quality. On the back, there’s an 8-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens and a dual LED flash. This model has a larger, f2.2/28mm aperture, allowing more light into the camera for faster performance, lower chance of motion blur and better low-light shots. You are talking about Nokia, not other. I think even HTC Titan II 16MP Camera doesn’t meet the quality of this 8 MP camera.
8. The video recording quality is at 720p (barely HD), most of Android phones offer 1024p HD recording. Having said that I think 720p makes sense in most of the cases. Lumia 900 supports hi-res video capture for 720p/30fps.
9. Unlike Nokia Lumia 800, this phone has a second, front-facing camera to give support for high quality video calls at 1MP supported by f2.4 lens and 30fps capture. Now, Microsoft has to release Skype for Windows Phone 7.
We will know more about Nokia Lumia 900 during the week and I can’t really wait to see an actual phone at local AT&T store. By then my Samsung Focus lines (2 of them) would be ready for contract and possibly my budget will allow me to capture both Lumia 900 and Titan II.
The complete technical specifications are:
- Networks: GSM/EGSM 850/900/1800/1900, WCDMA 850/1900/2100, LTE Band 4 (1700/2100) & 17 (700)
OS: Windows Phone Release 7.5 – Mango Commercial Release 2 (Mango + LTE)
Memory: 512MB RAM
Storage: 16 GB internal memory (14.5GB user memory) + SkyDrive cloud storage
- Camera: 8 MP Carl-Zeiss f/2.2 lens with 720p HD Video Capture at 30fps, and 1MP Front Camera with 30fps for Video Call.
Weight: 160g (5.6 ounces)
Dimensions: 127.8 x 68.5 x 11.5 mm (5 x 2.7 x .45 inches)
Display: 4.3” Super AMOLED with 800x480MP resolution.
- Rest of the specs like GPS, Gyro, Compass, WiFi, BlueTooth and other are pretty standard in majority of Windows Phones.