Despite the late entry a good product is always able to shine through, do you agree on this in case of Nokia's Lumia 900? There were certainly high hopes for Nokia's Lumia 900, the device that's supposed to finally prove Microsoft's Windows Phone 7 has metal.
Nokia Lumina got mixed responses on its launch, where some people totally adore this refreshing change others are cursing Nokia to carry out this blunder. In this story we have tried to compare it with the iPhone in order to craft a unanimous opinion (if we can).
Read through the following parameters to dissect this beautiful (quite literally) phone:
While Nokia added some fancy tech to make it easier to view in direct sunlight, the resolution is just plain bad compared to other premium smartphones out there. The iPhone's resolution is much, much better than the Lumia 900's. Here's the breakdown:
The iPhone has a 960x640 resolution on its 3.5-inch screen. The Lumia 900 has a 800x480 pixel resolution on a 4.3-inch screen. That means the Lumia has fewer pixels than the iPhone spread over a larger area. The result is pixelated text and images. Not good.
It's simply gorgeous, probably the most unique smartphone design in years. After two years consumers are getting a bit bored with the look and feel of the iPhone. It's refreshing to see Nokia pull off something new.
Nokia said their camera is great as compared to other smartphones but the promise fails. Although the Lumia's camera shoots at 8 MP, the colors aren't as true and clear as the iPhone 4S' camera. Lumia 900 only shoots 720p HD video, whereas the iPhone 4S can shoot full 1080p HD video.
Movie and music downloads
When it comes to music, movies, and TV shows, Apple's iTunes store simply has the best selection. Microsoft has a great selection of music through the Zune store on Windows Phone 7, but its video library isn't as robust as Apple's.
The iPhone has the largest and best app selection of any other smartphone on the planet, including the Lumia 900. Because of the iPhone's popularity, developers tend to favor making the latest and greatest apps for Apple before expanding to other platforms like Android and Windows Phone.
Without the further expansion option, Lumia 900 only comes with one storage option: 16 GB. The iPhone has three storage options to choose from: 16 GB, 32 GB, and 64 GB. For those who like to store a lot of content on their phones, the iPhone is the best choice.
With normal use, the iPhone's battery lasts a full day just like the Lumia 900's battery. However, the iPhone's battery in standby lasts a lot longer.
The Lumia 900 is a good deal at just $100 with a two-year contract from AT&T. The iPhone 4S starts at $200 with a two-year contract. For somebody who is looking at economy them Lumina is better option.
There's no doubt that the Lumia 900 is the best Windows Phone 7 device ever made. But it's far from perfect. Windows Phones are getting better, but they still lag behind iPhone and Android.