There is a video making the rounds on YouTube that Nokia would rather you not see. YouTube user Techcraver actually puts the Nokia Lumia 900 Windows Mango phone through a hammer torture test. Nokia does not condone treating their handset this way, but it certainly does go to show how tough the Lumia 900 is. First the ClearBlack Amoled display on the handset has a nail repeatedly hammered into it on multiple spots. That display is never chipped or cracked, and the phone works fine afterwards. Then the Lumia 900 is used as a hammer, display side down, successfully hammering a nail about an inch deep into a 2″ x 4″ piece of wood.
Techcraver was trying to show how impressively scratch and crack resistant the protective overlay on the Nokia Lumia 900 handset is, but this kind of treatment obviously voids your warranty, so don’t try it at home. Having said that, the polycarbonate unibody does feel solid and firm, and is offered in your choice of either Black or Cyan (a fancy name for light blue). The 4.3 inch touchscreen is the largest made by Nokia for a smartphone, and resolution runs 480 x 800 pixels. That AMOLED screen displays visuals in more than 16 million colors, and the built-in light sensor automatically corrects brightness for the best possible display.
The most recent Windows phone operating system is on board, version 7.5 Mango, and a Qualcomm APQ8055 Snapdragon microchip package includes a 1.4 GHz Scorpion central processing unit and an Adreno 205 chip that handles all graphics processing. 16 GB of storage are built into the Lumia 900, and 512 MB of RAM system memory is also on board.
Around the back of the handset is an 8.0 megapixel camcorder which provides continuous autofocus while shooting video in 720P HD and 30 frames per second. A special Carl Zeiss optics package allows for extra-wide video and image capture, and an f2.2/28mm lens is on board, as well as autofocus, touch to focus and video stabilizing features. A front facing 1.3 megapixel chat cam also provides video call functionality.
The Nokia Lumia 900 runs on the 4G LTE network of AT&T, and the multimedia package on board the handset includes an FM Stereo radio with RDS, a proprietary YouTube video player and a built-in music player. Voice memo recording, voice dialing and other voice commands are supported, and the dedicated mic benefits from active noise cancellation. You can buy the Nokia Lumia 900 starting at just one penny!