Lumia 900 gets dissected, low cost hardware found
Despite the fact that AT&T's Lumia 900 Windows Phone isn't set for release until the 8th, TechRepublic managed to get their hands on the device to do an early teardown of the phone's hardware. While mostly just interesting to look at, the dissection does give us a little bit more information about the Lumia 900's hardware than we previously had.
The biggest observation was that the Lumia 900 packs less than premium parts, which is probably because Nokia wanted to hit the $99 price point. Of course, most of these details could have been found on the spec sheet, but it's nice to know for sure that the single-core Qualcomm APQ8055 is definitely clocked at 1.4GHz, RAM is limited to 512MB, and the battery is a fairly average 1,830mAh cell.
More interesting is the fact that the Lumia 900 is noticeably bigger than the competition, despite packing older hardware. While the build quality is quite solid, things just aren't packed in quite as tightly in the Lumia 900. Finally, the unibody design does make it a bit difficult to open and service the device, but can be worked around if you need to do repairs.
Some may condemn the Lumia's lower range hardware or larger build, but the fact still remains that it is probably the best Windows Phone on the market today. The larger build allows for improved quality, and the only marginally worse parts allow for a cheaper price, which means the Lumia 900 is still an awesome deal and a great phone.[Tech Republic]