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I'm going on my lunch break tomorrow to pick one up. Selling my Iphone 4 to a friend and breaking even, I'm just ready for somthing different.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by IEATFISH View Post

What are you basing this on? All the reviews I've read claim it is very similar to other flagship models such as the iPhone 4S. The only real LTE device that I saw that was leaps and bounds ahead was the Galaxy Note.

Basing on reviews that matched up different phones with the lumina 900. The idle time is same or more than iphone, but talk time is much much less than all smartphones that were compared. In addition, I do have the nokia n9. There are some differences to specs but not so much. From that at least I can see how "realistic" the reviews are in accessing poor battery life on the n9.

And in addition to that, considering feedbacks from n900 and on, to lumina 800, poor battery life has always been the issue with nokia. Users with the 800s have complained how they can't go a day without charge as well, in response to the other user looking for a day and a half to two days without charge. As another reference my n9 can't go more than a day and 10 hours before shutting down.
Edited by connectwise - 4/10/12 at 8:57am
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I really like the hardware on the 900. 4.3" is my favourite form factor and the design is stellar - I think in terms of holding it in my hand, the Lumia 900 would be one of the best phones.

But, having tried out WP7.5 extensively on my phone (HTC HD2 - so I can play around with Android and WP7.5), I realised the OS wasn't for me. Even ported to my phone, it always ran smoothly, and the transitions are great. I also think that the built in functions are better than Android's - that is, the contacts, phone, messaging, and (although not totally) the browser.

The issue I had was that once you want to do anything that isn't built in, you're really limited.

  • There are some good games available, but they're mostly old ones and they're almost all costly. Games that are 60p on Android are £5.
  • Some apps are available in official form (e.g. Twitter) but are terrible compared to the Android version.
  • Some apps just aren't available at all.
  • For some apps, there are equivalents to the ones on Android and/or iOS but they're nowhere near as good.
  • There are some features which are missing (one example I found was the 'find on page' function in the browser) but you can't add them on because Microsoft won't allow it.
  • You're limited by what you can transfer to your phone because you can't mount it as a USB drive, so you're forced to use Zune to copy content over (which isn't a horrible application, but is just another limitation).
  • There's no Last.FM scrobbling on device because the Zune application doesn't allow third party plugins.
  • The live tiles are great in theory, but still not all third party apps use them, and those that do rarely feel as well implemented as the Microsoft ones (take a look at the Engadget app's tile - it's terribad)


If you're somebody that just uses your smartphone to browse the web, text, talk, and play games, WP7 might be great for you. If you want to do much more than that, it's quite frustrating when you find out the limitations.

I have to give Microsoft credit for the OS in some ways (I think the fact that it runs smoothly on Snapdragon S1 chips shows that Android is not well optimised, though this will improve from 4.0 onwards) but in all, I felt that something was just missing from the operating system, similar to what Josh Topolsky said in his review for The Verge. Windows Phone 7, at first glance, is a beautiful OS. Delve more deeply, however, and you'll discover that much of it can be summed up in one word: limited.

/longpost
Edited by Ellis - 4/10/12 at 9:10am
post #34 of 134
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Originally Posted by connectwise View Post

Basing on reviews that matched up different phones with the lumina 900. The idle time is same or more than iphone, but talk time is much much less than all smartphones that were compared. In addition, I do have the nokia n9. There are some differences to specs but not so much. From that at least I can see how "realistic" the reviews are in accessing poor battery life on the n9.
And in addition to that, considering feedbacks from n900 and on, to lumina 800, poor battery life has always been the issue with nokia. Users with the 800s have complained how they can't go a day without charge as well, in response to the other user looking for a day and a half to two days without charge. As another reference my n9 can't go more than a day and 10 hours before shutting down.

Do you have any of these reviews I could read? Like I said, I haven't seen a single review saying it was anything less than average but I haven't read every review so who knows.
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Yeah, regarding battery life, all the reviews that I've seen have indicated average - in fact, for an LTE enabled device, I think most have praised it when hooked up to the LTE network.
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I bought one. I love it. smile.gif
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I'm going on my lunch break tomorrow to pick one up. Selling my Iphone 4 to a friend and breaking even, I'm just ready for somthing different.

You should end up ahead actually..given its going to be free

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/10/nokia-makes-lumia-900-free-to-all-att-customers/
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I went and checked out the Lumia 900 in the store, and I don't understand what all the hype is. The phone doesn't look that good to me.

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OK I got my Lumia yesterday and I have one question for existing WP7 users... After my initial import of Facebook contacts to my phone, when I add a new friend via Facebook on PC my new contact doesn't show up in my contacts list. Shouldn't this sync automatically? I just want to get new friends into contact list so I can view them via the integrated people hub.
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OK I got my Lumia yesterday and I have one question for existing WP7 users... After my initial import of Facebook contacts to my phone, when I add a new friend via Facebook on PC my new contact doesn't show up in my contacts list. Shouldn't this sync automatically? I just want to get new friends into contact list so I can view them via the integrated people hub.

That's a good question and I don't know the answer. As an anecdote, when you set your Facebook status to Online, you can chat with people if they contact you on Facebook through the regular texting interface and you won't even know the difference. So cool.
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