Smartphone Madness 2012 Winner: Nokia Lumia 900

In the end, it wasn’t even close. The Nokia Lumia 900 trounced the Lumia 710, getting more than 4,200 votes to just 454 for the latter device. Both phones overcame some tough challenges to make it to the finals: The 710 defeated both the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Galaxy Nexus, and the 900 beat the Samsung Galaxy S II en route to the last match. The rabid support of Windows Phone 7 fans saw both Nokias through to the finals, though. The Lumia 900 now joins the HP Palm Pre 3 (2011) and the Palm Pre Plus (2010) in the pantheon of Smartphone Madness winners. Congrats to all!

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  1. rocknrolldoggy Says:

    How can a phone that hasn’t even been released yet win? Seriously?

  2. sarang Says:

    Coz Nokia 800 customer satisfaction has & is excellent. Over & above Nokia 900 has even more upgraded features.

  3. bnlf Says:

    its just like lumia 800 which everyone knows on steroids. Lumia 900 rocks and its the most expected phone to date. All the others are old news thats why its winning today. Congrats nokia and Wp7. Soon as It gets in my country Ill be buying one.

  4. DaFoo Says:

    It’s just THAT good.

  5. shonuff Says:

    windows phone is only a winner here.. not in real world sales or user adoption

  6. Slayer33 Says:

    Because its just that good. The Nokia Lumia 900 is like Chuck Norris… you don’t question it, you just respect it. lol

  7. RobbCab Says:

    How can it win? I’ll tell you how.

    While Windows Phone does’t have a big chunk of the market (yet), those that do use it LOVE it. (see PC Magazine survey here:,2817,2402202,00.asp). It’s right up there with iPhone & way above Android when it comes to customer satisfaction. Add to that the fact that it won numerous Awards at CES and that regardless of the hardware (which is amazing) people who use WP know it will deliver the same, if not better, experience than WP phones that have been released.

    I’ve seen a ton of Android users here complaining about WP related blogs urging users to vote, and asking “How can a budget phone beat the Galaxy Nexus?” The only answer I can give is:

    It seems Andriod users are a lot like their favorite OS. Uninspired(ing), disorganized & slow to react. Either than or their batteries died while trying to vote.

  8. Krash Kharma Says:

    Cuz it so awesome. Duh.

  9. Manny Says:


    The Lumia 900 has been in AT&T stores since last week. People have been able to feel and touch them. Besides, it launches in less than a week and it already sits on top of the AT&T’s best sellers list at Amazon.

  10. Frank Guillen Jr Says:

    Go Nokia and Windows Phone!!

  11. Bradley Says:

    Happy to see Nokia getting back to where they once was. The 900 has generated lots of buzz and I feel it will be big. It won Best of CES 2012. Its design and exclusive apps makes it a very attractive device compared to others. Nokia just need to get it on other carriers soon in order to really penetrate the market

  12. You're Says:

    Galaxy S 2 is pretty serious.

  13. Rick Says:

    Rocknrolldoggy, expectations my friend.

  14. Rits Says:

    The BB Bold beat the HTC One X .. I stopped following there. LOL, what a joke!

  15. Rits Says:

    Although I’m not disputing that the Lumia 900 is a fantastic device..

  16. Tylar Says:

    How did the 710 beat the Galaxy Nexus?!?!? All of Nokia’s phone are really ugly and haven’t even been out very long. It should have been the Galaxy Nexus and Galaxy SII in the finals. Both are far better then the POS Nokia’s.

  17. Nicolas Says:

    Completely unfair. If people voted in phones they don’t even know only because they know how the 800 was, then why there was no Galaxy S3 in this contest? Everybody knows that if the S3 was there it would have been a ass kicking contest because nobody knows how the phone is gonna be, but it is arguably the most anticipated phone of the year

  18. Justin Hustin Says:

    I already have Samsung S2 (500 eur), iPhone 4, 4S (550 eur). These are all pure shit… Expensive shit! Ok you have some apps for these, but hey, how f****ng retard pays for fart apps. Android phones are the biggest shit. Jumming, battery life??!!, bugdates, no thanks anymore. Test Lumia and most of your old problems is gone away. You can even use it in a phone. No Antenna Gate. Thanks for Nokia. Connecting People – again!

  19. Ari Ken Says:

    I can’t wait until the Lumia 900 is released over here in the UK. It is so pretty! I’ve used my friend’s Lumia 800 before, and it’s made me fall completely in love with Windows phones.

    Could really do with a front camera though, which is one of the reasons I’m thinking about waiting to get the 900 rather than buying the 800 now.

  20. rocknrolldoggy Says:

    I wonder how many of these posts are from those connected to Nokia, MS or any of their marketing/social media agencies? 1000heads anyone? Can’t wait to rock that 480×800 screen! Guess I’ll have to wait in line on launch day.

    Agree with Rits: “The BB Bold beat the HTC One X .. I stopped following there. LOL, what a joke!”

  21. Ahmed Eltawil Says:

    I would love to know who exactly voted for the BlackBerry Bold 9900 over the HTC One X? How can they even be in the same category together in the first place? Don’t get me wrong, I am glad the Lumia 900 won in the end, but some of this contest’s results are hard to believe.

  22. zwer Says:

    So, the Lumia 900 joins the line of stellar successes such as the HP Palm Pre 3 last year, or the Palm Pre Plus a year before… Oh, wait…

  23. Rad Says:

    “The Lumia 900 now joins the HP Palm Pre 3 (2011) and the Palm Pre Plus (2010) in the pantheon of Smartphone Madness winners.”

    Ah, I see that it’s in the great company of other smartphone juggernauts. If their collective history is any indication, I’m sure this will bode well for Windows Phone.

  24. Jack Says:

    LMAO @zwer and Rad, I couldn’t have said it better my self

  25. Andrew Says:

    So I’m about to go work for Microsoft and I want to like windows phone. I really do. But it does not compete with iOS or Android. There are too many silly small problems for me to feel like I can use it on a daily basis (I own a Focus S and G-Nex). SO no offense to LaptopMag, but this is just a joke. I have no clue why the crap 710 beat the G-Nex which is, even 4 months after its release one of the greatest phones of all time.

    My best guess is the same guys who put the palm devices up there put the 900 as a winner just to troll.

    And holy shit, I just noticed that a blackberry beat the One X… idiots. Final 4 should have been i*hone 4S, G-nex, One X, and lumia 900 (it should have been in a different bracket than the 4S). Probably would have ended up with the One X vs the 4S with the 1X winning if we were being realistic. (it hurts me to say that the 4S should have beaten the G-Nex, but it’s probably accurate. Would have been close though)

  26. Jonas Says:

    Well… The numbers probably come from the sheer amount of satisfied WP customers out there… No other platform has such high satisfaction ratings.

  27. Juan Says:

    i think the real competition was iphone vs lumia 900 or IOS vs Wp 7.5 leaving android outside thats the real competition. Why android outside? cuz android from the beginning was the other option for people who couldn’t get an iphone, and the love for the android grow from the hate to the iOS, is not a hardware competition, is about how the OS runs with the current hardware for example android devices have a very agresive peace of hardware but the OS doesn’t help to the cause because it lags, it reboot itself y plenty other issues (is like having windows 2000 in a I7 PC), you can see that in the customer satisfaction survey, is a good hardware but the OS fail. Now with the Lumia 900 is not a greeeat! hardware as the android devices but it receive a lot of help from the OS, hell you can boot a windows phone faster the any other OS, plus the integration of the daily task use (FB, tweeter, etc ) and it a complete diferent UI which make the user life easier, my dad is 70 year old and he use WP like he is a geek, give and android to a 70 y/o person and see what happen. The iOS is still good exactly like the first time but you dont feel anymore the “why upgrade your phone to the next Iphone”, people “upgrade” the iphone just to have the last iphone and that’s it. Siri? really? thats why is a better phone? i dont think so. People just use it for a couple of weeks and then they ask them self why i purchase this? dont get me wrong i do respect the performance of the OS in the device, you feel like you holding something from the future but is NOT is the same story.

  28. mykearl Says:

    Amusing that the previous winners are such great market successes.Not.
    Lol.I think the Nokia name and build quality gives it a better chances but seriously what kind of stuff do u guys smoke?
    And u talk about Steve Job’s reality distortion.
    This is way more than that.

  29. roqstr Says:

    haters gonna hate. The nokia won bcuz of satisfied wp users. it’s the community. that’s democracy!

  30. kd Says:

    The Lumia 900 is a wonderful phone! I am so proud to own it and show it off. I’m the only one in the office with a phone that isn’t a boring, black slab. The Windows Phone OS is smooth and very quick to get you the info you need. I couldn’t be happier.

  31. DJ Says:

    Galaxy Nexus is hands down the best phone out… regardless of the os. yeah windows is nice, especially on a phone, but lets be real and just go phone vs. phone here….

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