May 16, 2012

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Nokia Lumia 900 hits the grey market early, goes for P30,800

The biggest and baddest Lumia of them all, the Nokia 900, will be available from online stores starting tomorrow, beating Nokia Philippines who will hold its official launch this Friday. Widget City and DBGadgets, who procured their stocks from another country, are selling the unlocked Lumia 900 for Php30,800 and Php31,000 respectively to those who want this Windows phone ahead of others.

Be wary though that these are grey market units and are not officially covered by Nokia Care in the Philippines. You can bring it to Nokia Care centers but you have to pay for the service. Usually grey units only have service warranty from the store where its bought.

The Nokia Lumia 900 looks like its sibling, which is the Lumia 800 and the Meego-based Nokia N9. It has the same polycarbonate unibody shell and the curved Gorilla Glass protecting its screen. It’s a bit bigger though having a 4.3-inch screen (800 x 480) with ClearBlack AMOLED Display and packs a more powerful, yet still single-core 1.4GHz Snapdragon S2 processor, along with 512MB RAM.

The Lumia 900 also has the same awesome 8-megapixel camera with f/2.2 lens for fast response and good low-light performance. It’s also important to note that this is the only Lumia phone having a front-facing camera for video chats. It doesn’t have a microSD slot but you’ll get a 16GB storage built-in. No NFC either and you can only do 720p HD video recording with it. However, it’s currently the only Windows Phone in the market today capable of harnessing the HSPA+ network if you’re after internet speeds.

If you’re interested in getting the Lumia 900, I suggest you stay tuned for the official pricing from Nokia when we get back to you after the official launch on Friday, May 18.



  1. Griswold says:

    Hope its much cheaper from nokia store para maforce pa lalong babaan ng grey market price nila. I just womder though if people would really invest that much on a wp7 phone just yet. Parang makakabili ka na rin ng galaxy s3 at that price eh.

  2. Most information correct, however:

    The flagship Nokia Lumia has finally landed and it isn’t the Nokia Lumia 800 released towards the end of last year, but the larger-screened, larger-sized Nokia Lumia 900. Retaining the same core design elements and specs, with a 1.4GHz processor and an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics, does the Lumia 900′s additional half an inch of screen and front facing snapper add enough to warrant nabbing one or would you be better served with a more cost effective 800?

    For starters, thanks to manufacturing constraints the Nokia Lumia 900 doesn’t sport the curved Gorilla Glass found on the Lumia 800. Instead, is a flat panel that looks crisp, flush and bold, but lacks the cohesive curvature of Lumia 800. At 4.3-inches it’s bigger than the Lumia 800 by a long stretch and even makes more of an impression in the hand and pocket than the HTC One X, which has a 4.7-inch screen and weighs a full 30g less than the Lumia 900.

    HSPA+ network only, no LTE. SMART and Globe have LTE offer in the Philippines.

    recombu . com/reviews/nokia/lumia-900/

  3. wew! ang mahal, sa bagay grey market pa lang naman. IMHO sana below 30k ang price at least 18-20k lang sa official launch, kung gusto nang nokia makipag compete sa mga Leading phones ngayun mapa iOS or android, for the specs alone i dont see nokia taking my money if the price range is 25k+. i mean 1.5 snapragon s2? and 512ram and 800 x 480 screen resolution? then again its all about user experience…

    • This nokia windows phone don’t need so many core like the android, smooth operating ang windows 7.5 and it is fast! In fact it is currently the best online selling phone to date. Check out its reviews. Si Samsung S2 dami core but is still laggy, dun lamang si iphone and lumia 900. Yun nga lang medyo pricy sila pareho.

    • You want something affordable, yet can do many more things than other phones can’t do. Try out the Nokia 701 with Symbian Belle FP1. Install Opera Mobile 12 for fast and easy browsing. Functions like an Android device, has everything and more like Windows Phone 7.5, and is durable and tough as a Nokia phone should be.

      Nokia 701 can even output movies and music to your LCD/LED TVs.

  4. marvinavalta says:

    original price na po yan. baka mas mahal pa sa nokia store. single core is quitely disappointing for price.

  5. P29,777 daw sa Nokia Store sa TriNoma. Beats them by a hair. lol http://www.misterjonjon.com/2012/05/nokia-lumia-900-to-retail-for-p27999.html

    • wala pang official launch meron na sa Nokia trinoma? bilis nila ha? sayang lang.. i really like Nokia phones akala ko eto na ang comeback phone nila but dang.. for that price and specs? hope magbago ang price sa launch date, besides di pa naman officially launched eh. fingers crossed…

  6. Romester_Ph says:

    In Nokia Greenbelt, they’ll be selling it for 27K++, Hmmm… Was it in Nokia GB or Nokia Highstreet? Err, probably GB, nde ko na maalala, dami ko kasi tinawagan haha xD

  7. Actually the official price “daw” is P29,777. They probably mistook it as 27. :) Waaahhh no stocks pa!! Deliveries daw is next.

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