April 17, 2012PJ Jacobowitz
Last week Nokia turned heads with the Lumia 900 – a new smartphone featuring a Snapdragon™ processor. Many reviewers were big fans of this Windows Phone.
The Lumia 900 is among the first Windows Phone to offer LTE connectivity. Remember the day you upgraded your computer’s internet connection from dial-up to a cable modem? You can relive that joy again, but this time with your smartphone. Many reviewers focused on this exciting feature, but there are others that are worth highlighting.
The 4.3-inch OLED display on the Lumina 900 excels at fighting glare. Many OLEDs look fantastic indoors, but are hard to see outdoors in sunlight. The Lumia 900 has an extra trick up its sleeve—a polarizing filter over the display helps knock out glare. Dr Raymon Soneria, president of DisplayMate Technologies found the display has “the lowest screen reflectance of any mobile device I have ever measured.”
The Lumia 900 has a Snapdragon S2 processor —and it’s a speed demon. Don’t be fooled into thinking that more cores automatically equal more speed. Inside the Snapdragon S2 processor is a full system of components (CPU, graphics, connectivity) that work together for peak performance. CNN’s review stated, “The Lumia 900′s 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor shines. It's only a single-core design…but it was more than enough to keep up as I pushed and pulled menus with my fingers. The whole interface feels alive as you touch it.”
Qualcomm’s LTE modem and Snapdragon S2 processor are designed for low power consumption, so battery life on the Lumia 900 will impress you. A smartphone with a standard network connection that can get you all-day battery life is win, but a smartphone that can get you all-day battery life and LTE connectivity is tougher to find. So – how does two days sound? Engadget found that:
“Under the duress of real-world usage -- that's with the brightness at its medium setting, Twitter set to sync at 15 min, one push mail account and GPS and WiFi connected -- we were able to squeeze just about two full days from one charge. Make use of Mango's battery saver settings and we're convinced moderate to light users will enjoy nearly 72 hours of productivity.”
So, fast processor, stunning screen, LTE speeds – all while recharging less. The Nokia Lumia 900 is available now for $99 from AT&T.
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