Lumia 900 - £170
Why this smartphone is built for you
The Nokia Lumia 900
The Nokia Lumia 900 is a mid-range smartphone that runs on Windows Phone Mango 7.5. It was Nokia's flagship device upon its release in 2012. It is now a strong competitor in the middle of the market as its price continues to fall.
This phone has a 4.3 inch touchscreen that displays in 217PPI (Pixels Per Inch). The average PPI for a modern smartphone is 255.
The Lumia 900 has an 8MP camera, can record video in up to 720p and has a 1MP front facing camera for taking selfies and making video calls.
Performance is provided by a 1.4GHz single core processor and 0.5GB RAM. Based upon its processor speed and memory, this phone receives an unmudlr performance rating of 19 out of 100.
The Lumia 900 has an estimated battery life of around 7 hours. The average smartphone battery life is around 10 hours. It has a battery capacity of 1830mAh (MilliAmp hours). The average battery capacity is 1950mAh. This phone has a removable battery.
1GB (Gigabyte) is equal to roughly 500 pictures or 250 songs. The Lumia 900 comes with 16GB internal storage. It also comes with Sky Drive installed which gives you an additional 25GB of free cloud storage. This phone does not have an expandable memory card slot.
The Lumia 900 comes 4G ready so can take advantage of high speed mobile Internet in locations where it is available. It has Bluetooth which enables it to communicate with other Bluetooth devices (such as a Bluetooth handsfree kit). It also has Wi-Fi which means that it can connect to your home network or public Wi-Fi hotspots such as those available in many coffee shops, cafes or hotels.
As a Windows Phone, the Lumia 900 comes with Microsoft Office Mobile installed so is compatible with Excel, PowerPoint and Word documents, which is ideal for making last minute adjustments before an important meeting. This phone also comes preloaded with Nokia's HERE Maps, HERE Drive+ and HERE Transit apps. HERE Maps with LiveSight superimposes points of interest over the image the phone receives from its camera, HERE Drive+ is a voice guided sat-nav that can also download maps for offline use and HERE Transit gives you detailed bus, train and tube information in many of the UK's major cities. Other apps, such as YouTube, Instagram and Spotify are available to download from the Windows Phone Store and Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and WhatsApp come preinstalled.
The Lumia 900 is a capable and well equipped device that offers a viable alternative to the Android handsets that make up the majority of this section of the smartphone market.