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Nokia Lumia 900 Now Available in the UK

Nokia Lumia 900
Nokia Lumia 900

The Nokia Lumia 900 is now available to buy in the UK. Fancy a piece of fine Windows Phone polycarbonate? You can snag one from Phones4U, for free on contracts of £36 a month, which has already started shipping the devices.

Nokia's Lumia 900 was unveiled at the CES show in January. At first it looked like it wouldn't come to the UK, but today it's available to buy. Phones4U has the current exclusive on the white model, but the cyan and black editions will be available across the UK - not just from Phones4U - from tomorrow.

Nokia Lumia 900

The Lumia 900 is a larger-screened version of the Nokia Lumia 800, the first Nokia Windows Phone handset. It has a 4.3in Clear Black AMOLED display, offering great contrast and black levels. However, the mobile is still hampered by the limitations of the Windows Phone platform, with just 480 x 800 pixel resolution where similarly-sized Android phones like the Sony Xperia S have 720p displays. That's more than double the number of pixels in the same space.

Its CPU also sounds a little sluggish, with a single core to its name when - again - top-end Androids use quad-core chips these days. However, thanks to Windows Phone's optimisation, the Lumia 900 still looks and feels sharp.

The Nokia Lumia 900 is available for free on contracts of around £35 and above, or SIM-free for just under £500. Is it too low-tech for such a chunk of change? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Mark Walton

May 10, 2012, 7:32 pm

Hardly sluggish, If anything it runs smoother than most of the dual/quad core Android phones that I've experienced.

Why the negative comment on something that is completely irrelevant?

JayBooney

May 10, 2012, 11:22 pm

Agree with Mark on this. Smartphones with the Quad core and HD monikers are ten a penny now, silly marketing slurs. They haven't been breakthrough in their performance and they are simply bragging rights, plus android is trash and stolen code. (ref: http://arstechnica.com/tech-po.... I'd rather have a beautiful looking phone that feels well made, runs smoothy and performs well whilst saving the battery, unlike the new Samsung galaxy S3 which is filled with eye grabbing tech but housed in a bin liner (pentile display on a phone that's going to be £500 with a 4.8" screen? Please...). Lumia 900 ftw!

Hamish Campbell

May 11, 2012, 2:28 pm

Dude, you gotta take a chill pill.

Multiple core chips are the future and their benefits are pretty clear and proven. If they are necessary in a device like this is another matter, but your comment on them seems *slightly* defensive.

And the 'android is trash and stolen code.' . Well, I don't think I even need to comment on that.

I could imagine the Nokia build quality is excellent and an improvement over the Samsung, my S2 for example is superbly made however there is nothing premium about plastic. However, if you really wanted a premium housing then you'd be getting an iPhone, lets face it.

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