View Poll Results: Lumia 900 Problems Or Not
- 54. You may not vote on this poll
Works fine no problems with my 900
I have problems with my 900
- 04-09-2012, 02:25 PM #1
I thought a poll for Lumia 900 users stating whether or not they are experiencing problems might be a quick way to see if issues are widespread or just affecting a few users.
Feel free to give a bit of detail regarding issues good or bad.
I'm watching this forum with open eyes as I'm considering making the move to WP and want to find out as much as I can before deciding which way to go.
- 04-09-2012, 08:50 PM #11
04-09-2012, 09:04 PM #12
- 199 Posts
For every 100 silent-and-satisfied customers, there is 1 really noisy unhappy person. This is true across all industries, all the time, in the entire world. One of the reasons why I get upset when people harp on relatively minor issues is that it can make a product APPEAR to be worse than it actually is. Normally, who cares if some company doesn't sell product, right? In situations like this, when we are kind of rooting for the underdog AND have a stake in how well it does (insofar as more sales of the Lumia will help push app developers to our chosen platform, it actually does behoove us to sell these phones), I think it makes sense to try to post about the good aspects, as well as the bad.
You don't want someone Binging or Googling "Lumia 900" and getting nothing but complaints from forum after forum, after all!
(This is NOT the same thing as fanboyishly defending a product against major problems or insisting that it's perfect. It's merely a calculated and measured response to criticism to assist a good device in getting the sales it needs to become a great one.)
04-09-2012, 09:47 PM #13
- 272 Posts
I think the poll score would be different if the question were: "I am glad I got a Lumia 900" or not. I either have a faulty screen or just disagree with Nokia's choice of screen color temperature calibration, but I still love the phone, or at least the replacement I might get. It's a great phone.
- 04-09-2012, 11:31 PM #14
I used BB for years and now their devices have constant QC issues and their OS is dated, I hate ios, and am tired of Android. So WP is something I'm seriously considering. Honestly, I'm tired of having to root, hack, and load a custom ROM just to get my phone to work properly. Plus don't even ask me about Android battery life :mad:
I figure wpcentral is the place to learn. Just like I did at Crackberry and Android Central.
I didn't start this poll/thread to attract trolls. I've been on forums since the old days of usenet (anybody remember that)? One thing I've learned is that trolls will always be around, and haters are everywhere. Mostly they start their own hate and discontent. Like any other distraction, if you don't feed them they leave for greener pastures.
My main reason was just to get a quick idea of where the Lumia stands as far as problems and good or bad points. Anybody who's been around knows that any new device usually has a few of each.
I've lurked around the Lumia threads enough to know that there are a few issues and just wanted to give owners a chance to let people know if their experience has been good or bad. Maybe give people who are wondering a chance to see what's up with the 900. For me it's not a question of if I'm going to move to WP but Rather when. Just trying to see if it's the right device for me. Believe me, I'd love to see MS take it to the next level in the mobile OS world. The more OS competition out there the better for everyone. The WP7 UI looks so fresh and I really want a phone that works without having to hack it and carry around a bunch of batteries.
So far the camera on the 900 might be a deal breaker for me on this device. I work sometimes as a scout for a couple of dealers and collectors of vintage items. I need a camera that can take good quality pictures of items and then MMS or email them on the spot to buyers. Many times these are indoor shots under low room light. Which seems to be a weak point in the 900 so far.
I'm still checking around the Lumia 900 forum and Just popped over to the Titan II section to have a look see. Decisions?
So far the the poll shows the majority of users are not having problems, so that's a good thing.
Last edited by cwmont13; 04-09-2012 at 11:35 PM. Reason: brain moves faster than I can type lol
- 04-10-2012, 12:28 AM #15
Now is the time for Nokia, MS, and ATT to step up and get this issue fixed. Sometimes it's how fast you react and solve problems that leads to success. I'd love to see in the tech blogs tomorrow something like "Lumia data problem solved by fast action from Nokia, MS, and ATT" rather than "still no resolution to Lumia data problem". We'll have to wait and see.
04-10-2012, 08:21 PM #17
- 19 Posts
I am happy to hear they are selling well.
- 04-10-2012, 08:25 PM #18
I've already listed my problems elsewhere here, but I'm having a few:
1. Wifi is buggy, and eventually will have zero bandwidth.
2. Buttons (volume, camera, headset) don't always work when the screen is off.
And then a little nitpicky, but
3. GPS reception has been much worse than my Venue Pro has been. Not sure if this is also related to 1 though.
My guess is that there's some sort of bug in the state switching from screen off to on or vice versa, so I hope Nokia will fix it soon.
For now I just haven't been using Wifi, and my LTE has been flawless.