Nokia Lumia 900 Teardown Reveals Few Surprises

A teardown carried out by Techrepublic revealed that the Lumia 900 is still far behind the likes of the Samsung Galaxy Nexus, the HTC One X and the Apple iPhone 4S when it comes to hardware which the publication calls "mediocre".

The handset, which was unveiled earlier this year at CES in Las Vegas, comes with a single piece polycarbonate case, 512MB RAM, 16GB onboard storage, a 3.7-inch AMOLED screen with a 800 by 480 pixels resolution, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, an eight megapixel camera with a front-facing one-megapixel one plus a 1080mAh Li-Ion battery.

Qualcomm also provides the CPU, a single core Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8255T clocked at 1.4GHz, the wireless 3G/4G modem, the MDM9200, the power management IC and the RF transceiver and the phone, which will replace the Nokia 800 , can be had from $99 from AT&T on a two year contract.

Surprisingly enough, Techrepublic questions Nokia's reluctance to shove a dual core processor, more storage capacity, a bigger screen and more system memory although the author of the article reckons that "even with its less-than-cutting edge hardware", he found "the Lumia's overall performance on par with" the Galaxy Nexus and the iPhone 4S and that it "is definitely the most affordable high-end smartphone on the market".

Source : Techrepublic