Mobile and Wireless: Nokia Lumia 900: Taking a Close Look Inside and Out
The just-released Nokia Lumia 900 phone uses Windows Phone 7.5, which has shown to be a slick, easy-to-use interface. With the larger phone, it's even easier to use. The device is thin, but the screen is larger than an iPhone, and it's slightly thicker and a little heavier. But it's a well-designed, easy-to-use device that fits nicely into a shirt pocket. This phone has had a lot of hype about its 8-megapixel camera with a Carl Zeiss lens, but as you'll see in these photos, it doesn't deliver on that hype. On the other hand, it carries with it an air of mysterythe controls are unlabeled. Note that because the Zeiss lens had so much hype, I decided to do a comparison test to see if the vaunted multi-element lens was as good as Nokia said it is. The comparison photos were shot using the Nokia 900, a BlackBerry Bold 9900 with a 5-MP camera and a Nikon D70 DSLR with a 6-MP camera. As you will see, the number of megapixels is fairly meaningless if the lens is awful and the camera is worse.