In order to keep the price low, Nokia had to ease up on the quality of some of its components. That’s the conclusion being made after TechRepublic’s teardown of the Lumia 900, which is being released soon on Rogers.
The device is relatively easy to take apart, though you have to know just where to look. The battery cell is a relatively large 1830mAh Li-ion part, while the 4.3″ ClearBlack AMOLED screen is thankfully devoid of any Pentile distractions. LTE connectivity is provided by the Qualcomm MDM9200 chip, which is relatively common among first-gen LTE models, and the 1.4Ghz Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM and 16GB of internal storage, while sufficing for most people, are reasonably inexpensive and help keep the overall cost of the phone down.
Our full review is coming soon, so stay tuned. There’s a video of the teardown after the break.