05-01-2012 01:16 PM
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  1. crash_pr's Avatar
    You know i got this Nokia Lumia 900… Nice phone so far but im very disappointed with Microsoft because one would expect for them to throw everything behind the platform(like Google does) but yet they don’t… How can third parties support a platform that even their creator is lacking to support?
    For example:
    No Live Mesh Client
    No Remote Desktop Client FROM MICROSOFT <—- This should be included BY DEFAULT on the OS!!!

    the camera compared to the E4GT is bad... also mine has a nasty sound when it vibrates...

    is going back to AT&T shelves….:@
    04-18-2012 09:55 AM
  2. inteller's Avatar
    Live Mesh is being phased out...sorry to break it to you. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Live_Mesh#SkyDrive Skydrive, which the phone DOES have, is the path going forward.

    RDP client on a phone....yeah those work just spectacularly lol
    04-18-2012 09:57 AM
  3. socialcarpet's Avatar
    You are right cell phone camera's are meant to capture the moment so when you do take that picture while out and it comes out blurry with blue spots and yellow spots say goodbye to the moment. and not once in this post i say i was going to return mine i am gauging the community on if anyone else try reading the whole thing net time.
    Maybe post a poll?

    Not sure if we have that option these forums.

    Personally, I'm not going to return my phone before the 30 days.

    My expectations for cell phone camera performance may be lower than yours though. Most cell phone cameras do NOT have back illuminated sensors and many basic digital cameras don't even have them. Sony only introduced them to regular digital cameras TWO years ago.

    I don't take 100s of low light pictures with my cell phone, so it's not a major issue for me.

    Would I like better low light performance? Sure. But considering I got my phone for $99... wait. no... FREE --- it's definitely NOT an issue.
    04-18-2012 09:59 AM
  4. crash_pr's Avatar
    Live Mesh is being phased out...sorry to break it to you. Windows Live Mesh - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Skydrive, which the phone DOES have, is the path going forward.

    RDP client on a phone....yeah those work just spectacularly lol
    Well My teamviewer client work fine on the Android phone.... I need to acessmy desktop remotely from time to time to do simple tasks like reset a user account on Active Directory or something i dont want to do a lot of things... If microsoft joins Live mesh with skydrive ok but the background sync part of mesh is essential!!! Like dropbox...
    04-18-2012 10:11 AM
  5. phirefly's Avatar
    I love my Lumia 900 and will be keeping it. I think Nokia has it's back and anything that can be fixed will be unlike other manufacturers. And I love the feel of the device.
    04-18-2012 10:12 AM
  6. ggabriele3's Avatar
    My camera button wakes the phone from sleep maybe 30% of the time. must be a bug.
    04-18-2012 10:18 AM
  7. milk242's Avatar
    I'm trying to get my phone replaced by AT&T for the screen clicking when pressed in the upper left corner and the camera button but seems like they are trying to avoid replacing my phone.

    I've been to the store two times. First time they said "yea of course we'll replace the phone, we'll give you a call when the next shipment comes in". Second time I go to the store, they said "yea we'll replace the phone, we don't have any stock right now since we sold them but we get some in daily." But I then said weren't you guys suppose to call when you got a shipment in so I could get the phone replaced. They just said sorry and that I'm still within my 30 days. Are they trying to hint at me to just return the phone? WTF AT&T.
    04-18-2012 10:28 AM
  8. LikeAChameleon's Avatar
    So I have the Samsung Focus S at present and am thinking of selling it and buying the Lumia off contract. IMO, it's a much better phone in terms of the other services it offers in addition to the great OS, but I'm wondering how the camera quality compares to the Focus S. Can anyone comment on that? Not a deal breaker, but I do like good quality pictures, since I use it as my primary camera.
    04-18-2012 10:59 AM
  9. socialcarpet's Avatar
    You know i got this Nokia Lumia 900 Nice phone so far but im very disappointed with Microsoft because one would expect for them to throw everything behind the platform(like Google does) but yet they dont How can third parties support a platform that even their creator is lacking to support?
    For example:
    No Live Mesh Client
    No Remote Desktop Client FROM MICROSOFT <- This should be included BY DEFAULT on the OS!!!

    the camera compared to the E4GT is bad... also mine has a nasty sound when it vibrates...

    is going back to AT&T shelves.:@
    OK, bye.
    04-18-2012 11:17 AM
  10. swc_ant's Avatar
    I'm on my 4th handset. I exchanged my 1st one only because of the call speaker was glitching. Then I went through 3 handsets in ONE DAY. All three were "Green Sticker" units which according to the manager at At&t were checked for hardware and software issues. Well all three, which includes the one I'm stuck with now have a horrible Vibra unit. It sounds like a clunking/metallic grind every time it runs. What sucks is the At&t employees agreed with me it didn't sound right, but the system wouldn't allow them to exchange another one, even though I had not even left the store with it. I contacted Nokia support via chat, they escalated my complaint and someone from Nokia is supposed to contact me around 230pm today. I'm also bothered by the Camera button not waking the phone from sleep, and the volume buttons not working with the lock screen, except for some music apps.

    Pending my call with Nokia, and what they can do to help me; then will decide if I keep it or wait till this fall for a WP8 handset. My Samsung focus is twice as responsive as the Lumia 900, and everything works as advertised with my Focus, a Gen 1 device.:dry
    Um, if you read the reviews on WPCentral, they specifically pointed out that the vibration unit in the Lumia 900 has a weird sound to it... it's probably not a good sound (I don't have one yet) but it's not a defect.

    Camera button waking the phone from sleep is a setting. It's under Settings > Applications > Pictures + Camera > "Press and hold camera button to wake up the phone". Enable it and it will work.

    Volume button opens the volume bar on the lock screen... what else did you want it to do?

    I have a Focus too and I'm getting sick of hardware problems with Samsung. I had the motherboard replaced under warranty because it bricked itself (wasn't even updating or anything, phone just rebooted itself and died - no microSD cards used), battery wouldn't hold half a charge after less than 1 year (had to buy a new one), and camera is way worse than sample pics I see from the Lumia 900. Lately the new battery I got is acting up too, sometimes the OS can't read the charge properly. Once my power button died on me mid-day and battery discharged within a few hours (meanwhile the phone wouldn't boot up).

    My friend's Focus bricked randomly too. He managed to re-flash it or something but later on the phone stopped charging batteries. It wasn't a battery problem because his replacement battery didn't work either and he had to sell it to me (which is working fine for me now). It happened just past the 12 month warranty.

    It's not just a WP7 issue though. My other friends with Samsung Android phones have terrible hardware problems too. Dead spots on their touch screens (GS2), bricked phones, everyone's Galaxy S stock firmware lags badly, random reboots (GS), overheating, (GS) etc.

    None of us are ever going back to Samsung again. Everyone is switching to iPhone, Nokia, or HTC.
    04-18-2012 11:17 AM
  11. jbjtkbw007's Avatar
    Going on a week with mine, and feelings have not changed. Still can't put it down and still plan on keeping. My only regret? I need to get a gel case for this sucka! I love the design. I don't want to see it get ruined. Plus, since I'll be keeping for 20 months until my upgrade (who am I kidding? I'll be upgrading to another phone in 6 months), I need to keep it in pristine condition to keep my resell value up.

    Yep. it's here to stay.
    04-18-2012 11:47 AM
  12. nite732's Avatar
    Yeah I,m here to stay. Not trading it or looking for any phones right now. I live this one. First feeling I had for a phone since my ppc6700.
    04-18-2012 11:59 AM
  13. erzhik's Avatar
    Not only am I keeping it, I am recommending it to everyone I know. First issues is as people say, camera. But honestly I don't care about camera on a phone, never did. It was never a selling point for me, it was just a feature. If I want to take pics, I have my D90 for that. Other than that, the phone is mind blowing. Takes time to learn, but after you do, OS is amazing. I wake up at night just to play around with my Lumia.

    I would've never given WP a chance if it wasn't for Nokia, I think many new WP users are like that. Always wanted to try WP before Lumia, but couldn't see myself using it with ugly HTC/Samsung hardware.

    So to answer your question, YES.. I am definitely keeping it.

    And to those complaining about weak camera, lack of headphones, etc. You have to understand it was purely a business decision to make sure that Lumia 900 meets $99 price point. Higher spec Nokias will come next year as Nokia stated themselves.
    04-18-2012 12:03 PM
  14. dkp23's Avatar
    So I have the Samsung Focus S at present and am thinking of selling it and buying the Lumia off contract. IMO, it's a much better phone in terms of the other services it offers in addition to the great OS, but I'm wondering how the camera quality compares to the Focus S. Can anyone comment on that? Not a deal breaker, but I do like good quality pictures, since I use it as my primary camera.
    I did what you are considering to do. I sold my focus s to get lumia 900 off contract...

    Without a doubt, the camera on the focus S is significantly better than the lumia 900 camera. It is not even close. The ability to focus and capturing a shot even if there was slight movement is very good. I was able to capture nice shots in motion while in hawaii on a train, it was impressive.

    The slightest movement on the 900, it will cause a blur on the object you are focusing on. You really need to be steady and use the auto focus whereas i didnt really have to do that with the focus S...

    Then there is the issue with low lighted areas or indoors which would result in grainy looking pictures with a lot of noise. The autofix makes it lighter, but you can see the noise stand out.

    If the camera is important, keep the focus S and wait till apollo comes out. Samsung will come out with a wp8 phone and probably will have a better camera than the focus S. I was impressed by the focus S camera, it was my main camera during my vacationing instead of my digi camera.

    Everything else, i like the 900. The build, the feel, the screen, smoothness...

    Only other issue i have with 900 is the smudgness you get on the screen and no replaceable battery.
    LikeAChameleon likes this.
    04-18-2012 12:06 PM
  15. wayneholbrook's Avatar
    I just started a poll asking the exact same question
    04-18-2012 12:15 PM
  16. willyg512's Avatar
    Um, if you read the reviews on WPCentral, they specifically pointed out that the vibration unit in the Lumia 900 has a weird sound to it... it's probably not a good sound (I don't have one yet) but it's not a defect.

    Camera button waking the phone from sleep is a setting. It's under Settings > Applications > Pictures + Camera > "Press and hold camera button to wake up the phone". Enable it and it will work.

    Volume button opens the volume bar on the lock screen... what else did you want it to do?

    I have a Focus too and I'm getting sick of hardware problems with Samsung. I had the motherboard replaced under warranty because it bricked itself (wasn't even updating or anything, phone just rebooted itself and died - no microSD cards used), battery wouldn't hold half a charge after less than 1 year (had to buy a new one), and camera is way worse than sample pics I see from the Lumia 900. Lately the new battery I got is acting up too, sometimes the OS can't read the charge properly. Once my power button died on me mid-day and battery discharged within a few hours (meanwhile the phone wouldn't boot up).

    My friend's Focus bricked randomly too. He managed to re-flash it or something but later on the phone stopped charging batteries. It wasn't a battery problem because his replacement battery didn't work either and he had to sell it to me (which is working fine for me now). It happened just past the 12 month warranty.

    It's not just a WP7 issue though. My other friends with Samsung Android phones have terrible hardware problems too. Dead spots on their touch screens (GS2), bricked phones, everyone's Galaxy S stock firmware lags badly, random reboots (GS), overheating, (GS) etc.

    None of us are ever going back to Samsung again. Everyone is switching to iPhone, Nokia, or HTC.
    wow sounds like my experiences with Samsung (gs2) (Gs) I'm more than happy with my 900 though. It's my first windows 7 phone, and I must say I'm verry impressed with the Os! Very smooth (blows android out of the water) and getting used to windows7 is easy. Only my 3rd day having the phone and I'm already all about the tiles.

    Definitely keeping the 900 and will be turning others onto it as well!
    04-18-2012 01:27 PM
  17. ggabriele3's Avatar
    Camera button waking the phone from sleep is a setting. It's under Settings > Applications > Pictures + Camera > "Press and hold camera button to wake up the phone". Enable it and it will work.

    Mine is enabled and only works about 30% of the time.
    If i was stuck with the phone out of warranty, it wouldn't be a big deal. But i am going to return this phone for a white one or another black one next week.
    04-18-2012 02:32 PM
  18. ScubaDog's Avatar
    I'm absolutely keeping the Lumia 900. I did my research and I knew what few weak points it had going in. I still have my original Focus, with 32GB microSDHC installed, and I do find having only 16GB of storage (as advertised) quite limiting. However, while early reviews did say the camera wasn't top of the line, I certainly didn't expect it to be excellent, given the pricing. I did expect it to be better than my Focus camera---which it most definitely is. Let's face it, the iPhone 4S set the bar for smartphone cameras and, as far as I can tell, only the HTC Titan and Titan II give it a run for its money. But for ANYone to expect a stellar camera in current smartphones is just plain silly. We'll have to settle for "good-enough" cameras on smartphones until they can cheaply get full SLR equipment including mechanical zoom (not digital zoom) into our devices. As it is, I'm very happy with the camera on the Lumia 900. Of course, I don't by a smartphone for the camera, I buy it for the OS and its computing capability. However, on a sidenote, I was surprised to find that the front facing camera is actually VERY good for Skype and Tango.
    04-18-2012 02:42 PM
  19. swc_ant's Avatar
    Mine is enabled and only works about 30% of the time.
    If i was stuck with the phone out of warranty, it wouldn't be a big deal. But i am going to return this phone for a white one or another black one next week.
    I had the same problem with my Focus until I realized that if you have "prevent accidental camera launch when phone is locked" enabled (same menu in settings), the camera button is disabled when your finger covers the proximity sensor. I used to hold my phone in a way where my left hand covers the proximity sensor when I'm trying to unlock the phone to camera and it wasn't working until I stopped doing it.

    Not saying you don't have a defective unit, but have you tried this?
    04-18-2012 03:51 PM
  20. KingCrimson's Avatar
    Exactly. The HTC One X absolutely crushes this 2010 Nokia phone. But hey, that Cyan and Magenta colors. Ooooh.
    Sense UI = crap. There is a reason why Windows Phone UI has won many awards and gets high praise from consumers.
    04-18-2012 04:04 PM
  21. AndreaCristiano's Avatar
    Stupid thread I will venture to say over 95% of the members here are keeping their phones

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-18-2012 04:07 PM
  22. texantony's Avatar
    I bought my wife the black version, bought her the magenta or pink case from amazon, qubits brand, changed theme to pink... Very nice looking. Like the idea of switching cases and changing theme to match the color so I went back and swapped for a black. Waiting on lime case and yes, keeping the phone.

    Sent from my Lumia 900 using Board Express
    04-18-2012 04:09 PM
  23. diplomat696's Avatar
    They had to keep it cost down to enter the Market as a flagship windows phone. It's only $99 on contract and $449 off contract. If you include all those bells and whistles the price will go up and Nokia/Microsoft loses potential customers. It's so popular because at it's price, build quality and features are right on point. It's a best seller because of of what exactly it includes and doesn't include. Great move by Nokia IMO.
    I totally agree with this post, Nokia/MS/AT&T I do not think targeted this phone as strictly a "top of the line" phone in every aspect what they are looking to do is expand the customer base for WP7 as well as Nokia making its footprint known again in the North American market which it has neglected now for some time. At one point Nokia was very dominant in that market and many others but has lost a foothold.

    We all can learn from the internet that at the current time there are certain features in WP7 which are behind the curve when you compare them to iOS and Android. But also need to take into account the actual age of the OS which is truly only 18 months or so in terms of public availability.

    The Lumia 900 is high end at it's own price point of $99 on contract that is for absolute certain. I paid $199 for my Samsung Focus at launch and would consider the build quality on the 900 substantially better than my Focus. The people adopting WP7 and the New Nokia line of phones I think have definitely received an excellent phone and I suspect that they will (due to the expanding footprint) launch a wider range of phones over the next few years. Upcoming phones I am sure will have more focus on certain markets e.g. a Pureview Nokia WP8 phone I expect to see with people in mind who want to use their phones for more photography and other iterations with different target markets too.

    In order to target a market though you need to have a broad footprint in the first place, the Lumia 900 sets the tone for Nokia in the US Market Place which can then be expanded and segmented.
    jbjtkbw007 likes this.
    04-18-2012 04:25 PM
  24. ggabriele3's Avatar
    I had the same problem with my Focus until I realized that if you have "prevent accidental camera launch when phone is locked" enabled (same menu in settings), the camera button is disabled when your finger covers the proximity sensor. I used to hold my phone in a way where my left hand covers the proximity sensor when I'm trying to unlock the phone to camera and it wasn't working until I stopped doing it.

    Not saying you don't have a defective unit, but have you tried this?
    that option is actually turned off for me....still can't get the thing to reliably turn on with that button.
    04-18-2012 04:40 PM
  25. loribinca's Avatar
    why would I not keep the phone. Its awesome. The camera takes decent enough pictures. combine it with something like fhotoroom and you can get some really good images out of it.
    04-18-2012 04:42 PM
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