Why I Will Never Recommend A Nokia Lumia Windows Phone
Back in June 2012 I wrote a review for the Nokia 900 titled “The Most Useless Review Of Nokia’s Lumia 900 With Windows Phone 7.5 You Will Ever Read” where I basically pointed out that due to the fact that the Nokia Lumia 900 would never see Windows Phone 8 when it launches later this month any review was pointless at this time.
Well I would like to revisit that stance due to the fact that I have been lucky enough to actually have been able to use the Lumia 900 as my primary phone for some time now and my opinion that it is a great phone and will be worth getting when it relaunches as the 920 with Windows Phone 8 installed.
It won’t be, and it’s not the fault of the soon to be released Windows Phone 8 platform (which I haven’t had any chance to play with); but rather with one very simple design flaw with the Lumia which should be obvious in the image above.
As you can see the typical volume buttons and camera button are at the top and bottom on the right side and work just fine but right in between them Nokia designers thought it would be a great idea to stick the Power / Sleep button.
Now I don’t have overly big hands, but then neither do I have small ones; and I have lost count of the number of times that I have turned off the phone because I accidentally brushed up against the button.
This might seem like the nit-pickiest of things to base buying a phone on but trust me, by the third or fourth, or hundredth time that you accidentally turn off your phone while doing something on it you will be cursing someone – I know I do.
This is just a bad design and until Nokia changes it I can’t in all honesty recommend the Lumia phones if only to help you save your hair and sanity.
Me, I still have 16 months left on my contract an I only hope that my provider has some good alternative Windows Phones by then.