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04-10-2012 07:25 PM
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  1. sting7k's Avatar
    Charging the phone takes a long time. Is this normal or do i have a defective unit? Same outlet I used to use on my iPhone, which took less than an hour to fully charge, but with Lumia 900, just looked at barely reaching 98% after more than 2 hours. Just curious how long it's taking other Lumia 900 owners.
    Mine takes significantly longer than charge than my iPhone did. The A/C charger doesn't seem any faster than charging off a PC USB port.
    04-09-2012 08:10 AM
  2. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    My only gripes are the sound the vibrate makes and the color of the buttons. The vibrate is strong enough for me, but I hate the sound. And i'm used to the white glow of the buttons on my HTC Trophy, so the dim brownish color is weird. Other than that, it's great! I have no issues with fingerprints, if anything, it is less prone to them than my Trophy was. I don't think I have really had to wipe the screen since I got it, and looking at it now, there aren't many smudges. I am really pleased with AT&T so far. I had to call customer service to port two numbers over and the guy was really helpful. And the HSPA+ speeds have been averaging about 5 Mbps where with Verizon I would be lucky to get 1.5. No dropped calls yet, but I don't really make many calls so that might be why.

    EDIT: So, I just tried out my 900 to see if I had this hiss that a lot of people have, and I don't. I have tried with headphones and through my car stereo and nothing. If anything it is better than my Trophy. I actually had to check to make sure music was still playing in between songs because it is so quiet. Also, I am more than happy with the screen on the 900. The bezel is nowhere near as bad as people were/are making it out to be. Maybe since I came from the Trophy and that has a similar and more pronounced bezel. And I understand the appeal of the curved screen from a design standpoint, but I prefer the flat screen with a bezel as I have a tendency to drop phones screen down. And a screen curved outward does not mix well with that.
    Last edited by JPDVM2014; 04-09-2012 at 12:06 PM.
    04-09-2012 09:11 AM
  3. Tyresian's Avatar
    This is the first real bug I have encountered...

    I am also getting a hiss.

    Not sure what I'm going to do at this time, really love my phone and don't want to have to exchange it.

    My phone only has this hissing with headphones, bluetooth audio works excellent. I noticed it when I tried to play a podcast through Zune. I get the same sound in MetroRadio, it is a very loud hissing and the volume of the audio is very low, I can't hear it unless I turn up the volume and the hissing is overpowering.

    Another note, the hissing is there, but to a lesser degree when I use the FM Radio.
    04-09-2012 10:00 AM
  4. jhoff80's Avatar
    This is the first real bug I have encountered...

    I am also getting a hiss.

    Not sure what I'm going to do at this time, really love my phone and don't want to have to exchange it.

    My phone only has this hissing with headphones, bluetooth audio works excellent. I noticed it when I tried to play a podcast through Zune. I get the same sound in MetroRadio, it is a very loud hissing and the volume of the audio is very low, I can't hear it unless I turn up the volume and the hissing is overpowering.

    Another note, the hissing is there, but to a lesser degree when I use the FM Radio.
    I've got a soft hiss as well. It's noisier than my Pre (well, any of my webOS phones), but it's so much softer than the noise on my Dell Venue Pro. However, turning up the volume should cover it up. At least, it does on mine.
    04-09-2012 10:10 AM
  5. Jomon's Avatar
    I don't like the metal thing that they used on the edge of the screen. It seems to chip off or get dings easily. I also wished they used aluminum instead of chrome for the camera strip. Chrome scratches way too easily!
    04-09-2012 11:23 AM
  6. jhoff80's Avatar
    Also, my GPS seems slightly less sensitive than my Venue Pro. When I'm indoors at work, I'd still get a perfect GPS signal on the DVP, but it doesn't seem to be working on the 900. Not a big deal, since like I said I am inside, but there's a difference.

    I get drastically better cell and Wifi reception though.
    04-09-2012 11:43 AM
  7. JPDVM2014's Avatar
    I know this may be a stupid question, but for the people with the hissing noise, are you sure the headphones are plugged in all the way? I did notice that on my 900 I have to push fairly hard to get the headphones all the way in. If I don't, there is a slight squealing noise that comes through, and it randomly pops up the voice command prompt.
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    04-09-2012 12:10 PM
  8. Demonic858's Avatar
    The back button is not as responsive as my Focus. I find myself keep having to press the back button multiple times to get a response. I know this is probably just a case of getting use to the phone to find that sweetspot but I'm so used to the Focus being so responsive that there were a couple of times I wasn't sure if my phone was hanging or I wasn't hitting the back button right. Minor gripe but still a gripe. :(
    04-09-2012 01:09 PM
  9. jhoff80's Avatar
    I know this may be a stupid question, but for the people with the hissing noise, are you sure the headphones are plugged in all the way? I did notice that on my 900 I have to push fairly hard to get the headphones all the way in. If I don't, there is a slight squealing noise that comes through, and it randomly pops up the voice command prompt.
    Mine are in all the way. It's just the same kind of noise that a lot of players make, depending on the DAC they use. It's really not a problem unless you're a complete audiophile, which I'm not (I notice it, but can tolerate it). In fact, I'm not even sure if it's noticeable on low end headphones.
    04-09-2012 01:43 PM
  10. Tyresian's Avatar
    Mine are in all the way. It's just the same kind of noise that a lot of players make, depending on the DAC they use. It's really not a problem unless you're a complete audiophile, which I'm not (I notice it, but can tolerate it). In fact, I'm not even sure if it's noticeable on low end headphones.
    That is the thing, I have pretty nice earbuds, nothing top end, but definitely not the cheapest.

    2 pairs of my earbuds have the hissing, the better pair more so.

    I have a cheap set of Philips over the ear headphones, no hissing at all on them.

    I did have the earbud hissing back on my Droid Incredible, but on my Lumia 900 it is much louder. I did some research today because it was unacceptable for me. This is a common problem among many android phones, as well as iPods and Macbooks.

    The problem seems to be more of the Amplifier for the headphone jack than the actual DAC. Note that my Acura TL's ELS system sounds great playing Pandora through MetroRadio on Bluetooth, I'm really impressed compared to my previous phones, I'm also positive that AT&T's 3G/4G help this.

    So the fix... Get a headphone amplifier (not really feasible to carry around) or get a headphone attenuator. There are a lot of variables going on here... Mainly from what I understand it is sensitivity of the headphones and impedance. Something to do this is one of the plugs that allows you to adjust the volume of the output sound.

    There are a few pricier ones and all of them seem to break, the one I picked up is from Radio Shack: Gold-Plated Volume Control Cable for Stereo Headphones : Headphones | RadioShack.com

    This seemed like magic. My earbuds sound so much clearer, perhaps just because the hiss was so terrible.

    Here is one of the forum thread I read: SR MBP Static Issue: The Problem, Some Facts, and a $14 Fix - MacRumors Forums
    04-09-2012 06:59 PM
  11. commops7's Avatar
    We need Paypal, Square and some type of external credit card reader device for it.
    04-09-2012 11:04 PM
  12. jameskk1's Avatar
    Paypal would be nice, but I really need the NEST app for my thermostats!!!
    04-10-2012 02:14 PM
  13. acshaw80's Avatar
    Only thing I don't like is the vibrate. Doesn't feel/sound right
    I agree. Sounds like something is rattling around inside.
    04-10-2012 02:34 PM
  14. acshaw80's Avatar
    also I think the touch buttons should be brighter and should stay lit...particularly in the dark. I find myself guessing where the buttons are late at night. Other than that I'm slowly getting used to the windows phone / lumia.
    04-10-2012 02:47 PM
  15. acshaw80's Avatar
    finally (sorry for multiposts and this is more of a wp7 issue anyway)...cant view password protected documents in office. I have to save an unlocked copy of one of my excel files to skydrive in order to open which I shouldn't have to do. Bummer
    04-10-2012 03:04 PM
  16. grameer_poleece's Avatar
    Tried multiple files from different sources and the hiss was consistent. It can be covered with more volume but I shouldn't have to do that. I'll try testing it with some cheaper headphones I have around to see if that solves it. I normally use Monster Jams or Bose in-ear headphones.

    On a more positive note I've been getting 20+ hours on a charge!
    04-10-2012 03:13 PM
  17. nokiaqueen's Avatar
    1. Smudges

    2. Needs some good free drug apps (micromedex)

    3. Upon displaying 6 previous opened apps, wish there was a way to Close them instead of having to open them and go back back back back back

    4. Camera isn't that great, pics are very saturated, however when you autofix the pics they do look a lot better.
    04-10-2012 04:07 PM
  18. whoswhoo's Avatar
    No rattle here. You might to get that looked at...
    I took the phone in and they replaced it.

    Fun note, I had to go to two stores as the first one was sold out of cyan and only had one black left. The other store had 1 cyan and 1 black left.
    04-10-2012 07:25 PM
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