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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

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.