Nokia delivers

by Volker Weber

At 7:30 there was a ring at the door. The delivery guy had a huge box of Nokia hardware. And I had one in return. Gone are a netbook, the N8, the broken BH-505. And now I am sitting on a pile of new stuff to look at. First up, two new phones: the mighty 808 PureView and a Lumia 900.

How much bigger is the Lumia 900 than the 800? A lot.

Notice how the top has changed. The MicroUSB port no longer resides behind a door which will be very handy. And the SIM slot now needs to be poked to open, much like the iPhone tray. That's OK for most people since they never change the SIM.

There is a single change I don't like. The Lumia 800 has a curved glass, while the Lumia 900 screen is flat. And it has a protective rim around the edge of the glass. For that reason alone the 900 does not feel as smooth as the 800. I do have to correct myself in one respect. I thought the Lumia 900 would be too big. But it isn't. It feels just right. And I love the bigger type. Both phones have the same screen resolution, but the screen grows from 3.5" to 4.3" which helps my aging eyes. A larger screen also gives you something I had not thought about before: a larger keyboard. No wonder people love their Galaxy Note.

I will not be spending a lot of time with the Lumia 900 though. Because this is what I am lusting for. The mighty shooter of the 808 PureView. Playtime!

This is my task for today. Shoot 8 MP iPhone and 5 MP PureView photos. That should keep me busy for most of the day.


OK, wait, I'll be right over ;)

Seriously, regarding the 808, I thought it is also possible to shoot 8MP pureview pictures? So you would have the same resolution.

Despite feeling a strong lust for the Lumia 900s bigger and non pentile screen, I might have to pass on this one. Rather have a new one to the end of the year :)

Hubert Stettner, 2012-06-12

The first paragraph had me thinking, "what? another 800?". So here's your typo alert.

Joerg Michael, 2012-06-12

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