01-18-2012 08:45 PM
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  1. sr!'s Avatar
    Yeah, I know most of us haven't seen it in person let alone play with it. But just purely based on looking at the detailed specs, what would you change in Lumia 900? In other words, what were you expecting in your "imaginary" dream device Ace? better camera? more ram? bigger/smaller screen? more exclusive apps?

    for me, two things - rest everything is just perfect.
    1) 32 GB
    2) why did they remove curved glass? Instead it is flat now. I havent held the 800 either. but looking at the reviews of the 800, curved glass was awesome in looks as well as navigation/gestures.

    Software-wise, I'm not yet qualified to talk as this is going to be my first WP7 device, and I cant wait.
    01-10-2012 10:41 AM
  2. ZombieBacchus's Avatar
    I would love to see a gig of ram. The single core processor is all that is needed for Windows Phone as it runs very efficiently but I have to say that the graphics on the games for Windows Phone are a little lackluster compared to other mobile OS's. A dual core processor could help with that a bit. Also, I would have loved to see the screen res bumped up a little for the 900. (OS restrictions aside)

    I think Nokia has a real winner with the 900 and either this of the Galaxy Note will be my next phone. I am leaning toward the Nokia though as I love Windows Phone but the Note's gigantic screen and sheer power are tempting!
    Last edited by bacchus1313; 01-10-2012 at 02:31 PM.
    01-10-2012 10:48 AM
  3. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    I understand all these specs about RAM and screen-res, but Nokia has no control over that. Microsoft determines all of that.
    I think I will be OK with 16 GB since a lot of services are cloud and streaming based. Personally, all my music is streamed (Spotify) and video is likely to be coming from Netflix, and maybe an occasional movie rental from Zune.
    The curved glass would have been nice, but I think they were restricted because of the size of the glass, and possibly had to go to traditional.
    If I really had to be picky, I would have wanted NFC so I could use the Play 360 speakers Nokia released along with the N9. I think you can still pair the 360 with the standard BT pairing steps, but the NFC opens that process and new possibilities up. But I am being really picky, it is definitely not a deal breaker. Eager for a concrete release date so I can preorder!
    01-10-2012 11:35 AM
  4. Lng0004's Avatar
    The most obvious improvement, if it were possible, would be a higher resolution screen. Yes yes, Windows Phone restriction, but you asked. Other than this, I'm very happy with my 800, and expect the 900 to be the same.
    01-10-2012 12:33 PM
  5. apRPhle's Avatar
    I wish it had 1 gig of ram & at least a 1.5 ghz processor. Don't rally know if 1.4 to 1.5 makes that much of a difference though. I can't wait to get this phone!
    01-10-2012 12:59 PM
  6. trazer's Avatar
    1. 32gb

    2. More color choices, this is easy and I'm hoping for more to come out later on.

    3. Curved glass, was really wanting this.

    4. Bigger screen, 4.5" at least.

    Everything else is out of their control on my wish list, waiting for the next major OS upgrade and then see what I want, I assume a lot of what others have mentioned is coming and I can't wait!
    01-10-2012 01:30 PM
  7. Reflexx's Avatar
    1) 1 GB of RAM (512 is a minimum spec, but MS allows more)
    I want this so I could load big web pages with tons of large pictures better. Like for 3D art threads in game dev forums.

    2) 4.5" screen.

    3). 32 GB storage option (which may be coming in the future anyway)
    01-10-2012 01:43 PM
  8. jmerrey's Avatar
    Obviously, better screen res, better processor would have been nice, but since that's restricted by wp7, i'll say:

    curved glass, memory options (16/32/64)

    BTW I know everyone says wp7 doesn't need a better processor, and that's probably true in the os, but in games and apps I would assume it could only help...
    01-10-2012 02:16 PM
  9. ChristianKing's Avatar
    The 32GB Option is all thats really missing based on the current WP Specs availible to manufacturers. A refresh of the device will bring the 32GB option later in the year most likely.

    A better Low Light Front Facing Camera would also be greatly appreciated. I rarely use the FFC for anything other than the occational Social Media Avatar, but it would be nice to have the option of actually using the FFC in normal lighting conditions rather than Noon in the Summer Outside lighting conditions.
    01-10-2012 03:25 PM
  10. jdevenberg's Avatar
    1. 32 GB option
    2. Higher res screen
    3. 4.0" screen (yes smaller!!! 4.0" is the PERFECT cell phone size)
    4. CURVED GLASS
    5. Red or Orange color option (if they did both I would be so torn!)
    6. BSI camera sensor
    01-10-2012 10:50 PM
  11. Lng0004's Avatar
    1. 32 GB option
    2. Higher res screen
    3. 4.0" screen (yes smaller!!! 4.0" is the PERFECT cell phone size)
    4. CURVED GLASS
    5. Red or Orange color option (if they did both I would be so torn!)
    6. BSI camera sensor
    I agree. 4" is the perfect size.
    01-11-2012 02:52 AM
  12. aximtreo's Avatar
    I would put a CDMA radio in it and change the logo to Verizon.:mad:
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    01-11-2012 06:44 AM
  13. scrapple's Avatar
    4.3 inch in the lumia 800 chasis (yes, that would rock, but probably be impossible).

    Green Color (go eagles)

    Skype baked into the OS (cmon microsoft, we need our facetime)
    01-11-2012 09:06 AM
  14. sr!'s Avatar
    thanks for hsaring your thoughts. I did forget one thing - Skype. But again, thats more of Software issue than hardware specs.
    May be in future releases we might see Gorilla 2?
    Another big question - can anyone answer this? Since MS didnt make any specific change for LTE (since it was apparently part of the existing build), and Lumia 800 will be sold as unlocked optimized for AT&T, can we make use of LTE in 800? or the hardware just doesnt have the radio to support it?
    01-11-2012 09:20 AM
  15. jdunn's Avatar
    thanks for hsaring your thoughts. I did forget one thing - Skype. But again, thats more of Software issue than hardware specs.
    May be in future releases we might see Gorilla 2?
    Another big question - can anyone answer this? Since MS didnt make any specific change for LTE (since it was apparently part of the existing build), and Lumia 800 will be sold as unlocked optimized for AT&T, can we make use of LTE in 800? or the hardware just doesnt have the radio to support it?
    You have to have the right radio in the phone for LTE to work. As far as I know the 800 doesn't have that radio. Most people will only be getting HSPA+ anyways until LTE gets rolled out in more markets, so that shouldn't be too big of an issue.
    01-11-2012 10:28 AM
  16. skillit0's Avatar
    Cdma and lte as a rollout device for sprint....sigh not gonna happen :-(

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    01-11-2012 11:36 AM
  17. selfcreation's Avatar
    Curve glass?? that sounds horrible for gaming.

    im very happy with it.

    and the screen is UGE ( bigger then any WP right now i think ) **** it looked like a tablet in the vid ( unless that girl had really small hands )

    to expect more is to expect a different model/ OS that support the extras.(res,duel-core, memory ect.. )
    01-11-2012 04:45 PM
  18. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    and the screen is UGE ( bigger then any WP right now i think ) **** it looked like a tablet in the vid ( unless that girl had really small hands )
    HTC Titan/Titan II have larger screens, but it is Nokia's biggest screen to date (the E7 had a 4.0" screen). My wife has a HTC Inspire which has a 4.3 screen, and it it perfect for my big hands, but a LOT of people now want larger screens, which is probably why Samsung is doing so well with sales because they have large screens for Android/WP7
    01-11-2012 05:00 PM
  19. selfcreation's Avatar
    HTC Titan/Titan II have larger screens, but it is Nokia's biggest screen to date (the E7 had a 4.0" screen). My wife has a HTC Inspire which has a 4.3 screen, and it it perfect for my big hands, but a LOT of people now want larger screens, which is probably why Samsung is doing so well with sales because they have large screens for Android/WP7
    thats what i like :D hehehe ( I have a focus )

    but i still think ill wait for the WP8 later this year :P
    01-11-2012 05:10 PM
  20. apRPhle's Avatar
    Did they mention anything about the NL 900 having LED notifications?
    01-12-2012 01:05 AM
  21. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    Did they mention anything about the NL 900 having LED notifications?
    No, there is no mention of that in the specs. A very nice feature on a lot of Nokia's past phones, but that is something I will miss. My hope is WP will allow for Nokia to develop their screensaver as seen on Symbian phones to use on the Lumia 800/900, because the AMOLED screen can be set so it uses cirtually no power while displaying info (time, date, notifications) at all times, even with the phone locked. That has been one of the greatest little features of my N8 is having a truly glancable screensaver.
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    01-12-2012 08:54 AM
  22. Duvi's Avatar
    I would add the AWS bands for T-mobile USA to utilize =)

    I'm an AT&T customer, but I want all phones, every where to help out the platform!
    01-12-2012 09:39 AM
  23. kenosando#AC's Avatar
    I would add the AWS bands for T-mobile USA to utilize =)

    I'm an AT&T customer, but I want all phones, every where to help out the platform!
    I would have loved to see the same, but I think that AT&T has a lot of red tape invovled in what carrier your phone can work on, and it has AT&T plastered on it, then they don't want you using a T-Mo SIM too. I think keeping it exclusive will help the platform better than showering all the carriers with the same phone. iPhone sold like crazy after being exclusive to AT&T all those years, and still sells way better on AT&T than the others.
    01-12-2012 11:34 AM
  24. freedomx20a's Avatar
    Make it 3.7 inch and a bit wider! yes I like small phones. iphone sized. I think I can live with 4.0 as well.

    Then make it 32gig and I'm :D:D:D:D:D
    01-13-2012 02:18 PM
  25. Mars2003's Avatar
    1: Higher res screen would be nice but is not a deal breaker as the Galaxy S2 looks good as is.
    2: Better GPU would have been good as well, something at Adreno 220-225 level, this would have brought with it a dual core CPU as I dont think there's anything single core with that advanced a GPU. Realise that the second core would go unused on current OS though. GPU still more important in my mind.
    3: LTE via SoC would have been better than the seperate chip soution they've gone for but that'll be due to constraints.
    4: Nokia N8 camera.
    5: Metal anodized body
    01-15-2012 04:57 PM
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