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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 (opens in new tab)

Désiré Athow

Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.