WPCentral Poll: Is your Nokia Lumia 900 having any problems?

We've had isolated but frequent reports of certain bug and issues with the popular Nokia Lumia 900. We summarized them in our previous post as they include things like purple-grays on the display, camera shutter button that stops working and issues with the device volume keys not working.

Check it out for more details and once you have pop back here and vote on whether you are having any of those problems. Note: You can vote for multiple items

Did we miss something? Have a theory on what's causing some of them? Want to just pontificate? Lets us know in comments.

Daniel Rubino

Daniel Rubino is the Editor-in-chief of Windows Central, head reviewer, podcast co-host, and analyst. He has been covering Microsoft since 2007 when this site was called WMExperts (and later Windows Phone Central). His interests include Windows, laptops, next-gen computing, and for some reason, watches. Before all this tech stuff, he worked on a Ph.D. in linguistics, watched people sleep (for medical purposes!), and ran the projectors at movie theaters because it was fun.

  • np
  • Np? There is also a problem with recording videos. Auto focus takes about 20 seconds to focus and the audio while recording doesn't sound good at all. And I have those problems listed in the poll
  • Does WP not allow a manual focus for video? A half press does nothing.
  • Do have several including clicking screen top right when pushed and its definitely a QC issue. Product was rushed to meet the launch date, so few corners had to be cut. Didn't expect this from Nokia. This is what happens when they stop production in Finland and produce them in South Korea.
  • I think they move producion to Mexico also
  • @erzhik...You'd be suprised...The very first N8 I purchased (brand new), I had to send it back; guess where it was manufactured - Finland.
    The second, and current, N8 that I have - and I'm happy to say, I've experienced zilch issues in the 11 months that I've had this device - manufactured in China.
    At the end of the day, QC issues are present at all manufacturing plants, regardless of country; no product or company is exempt.
  • QC is all about testing not manufacturing.  You can have a 10% yield and still ship 100% defect free product if you test thoroughly and catch the 90% that are bad.  The problem is they weren't aware of these issues, so weren't testing for them.  Hopefully now that they are aware of these issues, they are 1) testing for them and not shipping anyone's with obvoius defects, 2) identifying and fixing the manufacturing process for those that are manufacturing defects (e.g. vibrate rattle due to loose camera lens cover) and 3) researching those can be fixed in firmware and 4) communicating which issues are mfg defects (therefore if you have them you need to exchange) and which will be fixed in firmware.
  • Wow, really? I'd much prefer something produced in South Korea rather than Finland.
  • Only issues I have been having is the inability to launch the camera from the launch screen and unable to control the volume from the lock screen as well. This appears to be a software issue and hopefully fixed since wife and I have the same problem. The rattle has always been present but it doesn't bother me as much as others.
  • Ditto to everything you just said. Buttons don't usually work when screen is off. Pretty sure this is the same for all Lumia 900's and hopefully will be addressed in a firmware update. Vibration rattle doesn't bother me at all and isn't really an issue.
  • Anyone have issues with phone getting hot when using fot more than 5 minutes? Mine does when using when on charger
  • I have an 800 ( i know it's the phone in question but anyways ) only issue is the battery.
  • and camera with low light (compared to 4S...)
  • And the 4s sucks in low light compared to new HTC phones - both titan II and 'one' series. Its just inferior camera hardware. Nokia has not put BSI sensors in their cameras, instead opting for conventional ones which only get about 60% of the light compared to what BSI picks up (all other variables equal). Then there's sensor size, aperture, ISP, software. None of these are hugely impressive on the Nokia.
  • I think you mean ISO, not ISP.
  • I have the 900 and i have the same problem.  What do i do?
  • •it's not :D
  • other than the volume buttons not working and camera not turning on.... the other issue im having is every once in a while when i unlock my screen i see a tiny blue line flash vertically on my screen. i dont know what it is and ive seen it on 3 other devices. im hoping they release a new update soon to fix these issues!
  • I see that flash too, but it's never consistent.
  • I have a Nokia lumia 710 I'm having the same issues with but but no one at Nokia seem to care ,my phone lose connection every few days and I have to turn the phone off and back on. Sometimes there is a blue line around my screen when launching a app for a few seconds plus my phone rattles rather than vibrates sometimes for different amounts of time like when the battery completely dies and its charging ,sometimes it will rattle for a few seconds when it get enough strength and other times it rattles for about 20 seconds......i love WP but I might have to get a unlock phone for tmobile or make the switch to iPhone till WP Finnish with the growing pains.
  • I've had the 710 for two months already and I have not had one of the issues you mention. I believe you have a defective one. If the battery dies that quick that is a sure sign. I would call for a warranty replacement.
  • Maybe I'll try a unlock HTC titan.
  • the lumia 800 have exactly the same problems.... my lumia 800 has also a purple screen, but only at the left side. 1cm purple, the rest is fine... these are defective screens i think ... these are not only  lumia 900 problems -_- its crappy hardware :(
  • Take it to assistance. I have an 800 and the display is fantastic, no issues at all !!
  • Mine has this wi-fi issue where it randomly disconnects (it is not the os) For one minute I'll be say watching a video and when I go to the marketplace, I have no connection. I also have the vibrator problem, camera won't wake, and the buttons on the bottom can be unresponsive.
  • This is my only issue.  Wi-Fi is connected, but the phone can't connect to the internet.  I have o go into settings, juggle Wi-Fi off/on, then everything is fine.  Happens maybe everyother day, and sometimes multiple times in a short period.
    The phone has been great beyond that.  Although now that I see this poll, I'm aware of the camera button and volume control issues, and do have both of those.  Those don't bug me though.
  • WiFi issue on my white 900 is very, very annoying. I can deal with the purple screen when on the lowest brightness, but Nokia needs to fix the WiFi issue. The only thing that has kept me from returning it is my laziness in not wanting to reinstall everything.
  • I know this is for Nokia but I'm having the same problem with my HTC Radar 4G WiFi also.
  • For what it's worth my Lumia 800 is fine, no problems here.
  • It's good that you brought this up, because a lot of 1st time WP users wouldn't be aware of the issues; and would assume that it's how WP work.
    Yes, my white Lumia 900 has the "purple effect" at low light and also the camera issue. Also I can't pause  music while using the earphones using the earphone button, althoughI hae no volume colntrol issues...yet.
  • Problems are worse when it gets hot. Yes the phone locked up so bad it would not respond to an input. Would not turn on of off. After a few it self rebooted. It will loose connectivity several times a day requiring a restart.
    On occasion I have sent an email only to have my client call me and ask were the email is. Very disappointed with this device and on occasion have wished I stuck with my focus. :(
  • I have that SAME issue, without the emails not being sent, when I turned in my phone yesterday it booted up and the lock screen just freezes and you can't power it off or do anything.
  • Knock on wood, factory reset fixed connectivity. I called the carrier and they suggest reset before replace.
  • I wish the headphone volume output was louder. Every device I have is much louder than the Lumia. I need the volume to drown out my wheezing and panting on the treadmill.
  • My only problem, I have learned if I hit the camera button just right when the phone is locked it will pull the camera up, is that when the phone is charging the screen responds very poorly.  
  • I don't have a Lumia (stuck with HTC Trophy), but I have had a similar problem on my OG Droid when I was charging with a different plug than the one that came with my phone. It happened when I was in the car, but I noticed the output power of the plug was different than that of my stock charger. Is this happening with stock charger or a third party charger? Just a thought!
  • Yes it is a charger for the Kindle.  I will swap the chargers and see what happens.  Thanks for the tip.
  • The top right corner of the screen clicks because it is able to be wiggled around, it is really appalling when I notice it, though I rarely notice it. I also can barely use buttons from lock screen, and my headphone buttons and sometimes the headphone mic won't work when the phone is locked, with any pair of headphones that I used successfully with my Focus. This is the one that is really peeving me because it is so glaring. Did no one at Nokia plug in some headphones and try this?
  • Poor battery, WiFi won't connect unless dada is disabled, poor camera with focusing issues, creaking in bottom left and clicking in top right corners, those are my issues. Apparently the smartphone beta test is not over.
  • The only issue I have been having with my white lumia 900 has been the top and bottom right corners of the screen will creak when it is pressed.  This is my second lumia, the first only had creaking in the top right corner of the screen.
  • Sheesh I feel lucky I don't have any of the major issues, no rattle, no purple screen.  I hope every who is having these issues get them sorted out.  I don't know if its because this is a popular phone that people want perfect that there seems to be a lot of issues.  Its hard to tell online as the ones with issues are the ones who tend to respond.  I will be curious to see how well reflective this poll is.  Given what Nokia/MS/and AT&T have done so far hopefully they will continue down this path and correct the issues.
  • Cyan model here, preordered, made in Korea. Zero problrms with it.
  • My first post. Only issue I had was camera not starting and I fixed that. Settings-Applications-Pictures+Camera then turn off, "prevent accidental camera launch when phone locked". Now it works. Hope this works. Also can't say enough good about this phone and wp7.5 coming from Samsung Captivate. Love it in fact.
  • By far, my biggest issue (which I also noticed in focus S and all earlier releases of Windows phone 7) has to do with email. I use a pop account and sometimes after downloading many emails, I may send out immediately or simply opt to download the rest of the content from a larger email. Almost every time, all my emails would simply disappear and they would not show up in my in box again until I try to check for email again a few minutes later. Its almost as if the OS gets confused from a recent connection to the email server which may still be in use and simply wipes all emails from the inbox until it can re-sync with the email server. For what it's worth, this happens on two different pop accounts (different mail servers) - one being Notes.
  • My Cyan 900 has most of the issues. I am also on my second one. The first one stopped connecting to my PC and after that would not even charge. I hope Nokia/M$ fix address these issues soon or the phone is going back before my 30 days are up. Sucks because I really like it, those issues not withstanding...
  • The GPS does not locate accurately.  It always thinks I am about 2-3 miles away from my current location.  I am well aware of how to turn the location settings on and off.  Does anyone else have this problem?
  • I have all of the top three. I also have the clicking sound when tapping the top right of the screen where the AT&T logo is. This is on my white Lumina. I didn't have any of these issues on my Cyan model. I traded for the white dew to issues with data they were sold out of Cyan at that time.
  • I just noticed the "clicking sound when tapping the top right of the screen where the AT&T logo is" thingy on my White Lumia 900.
  • I also have the clicking sound when tapping the att logo on my white Lumia 900.
  • I also have this on my Cyan 900.  Blech.
  • oops... double post
  • So far no issue with mu lumia 900
  • Although I know the vibration rattle is there, it really isn't troublesome. I prefer to be able to hear my vibration, too.
  • I agree
  • Yeah, this is the only issue that isn't an issue for me at all.  I like my vibrate to be loud.
  • There is one oddball thing that happened to me this past week twice. While on a call my phone went into speech recognition mode, the phone was flat on my desk and I was talking to the person on speakerphone so I wasn't touching any buttons, it did this twice.
    The second time in happened, I was playing the new Age of Sorcery game and the phone randomly started doing the speech mode again. 
    Mine also rattles like crazy when it vibrates.
  • The same thing happened to my first device - called AT&T and they sent a replacement.
  • I'd add that it is not graceful with the battery dies. It does not shut down early, it seems to crash and burn with a locked app. I had to plug in and hope for the best. I saw nothing onscreen for 15 minutes. I've also had it refuse to recharge. I had to press's every button combo, pull out the sim tray, press that button next to the headphones, and do a rain dance to get it to charge. At that I have no idea what actually made it work. Along that line, my battery does not last me through the day. I keep a tight grip on my background tasks to ensure I'm not the culprit. If I forget to charge during the day, I can get stuck with a dead phone.
  • I'm experiencing the same issue with it shutting down horribly when the battery runs low. Its as if it drains the battery to the last drop and then locks up until there's nothing left. It should be going through shut down when it hits 1% or 2% battery.
  • I cannot be in any apps for more than 1 minute before the phone buzzes and either Bing pops up, the voice control comes on or it exits the app to the multitasking screen.
  • Yea, sometime voice control will just pop open and there is no way to get it to go away except to put the phone in standby.  WTF
  • I had that issue on one of the phones i returned that is a true bug... I would just take the phone back and get a new one...
  • Nokia - FAIL
    Samsung needs to make a WP 7.5 phone FTW!
    I have the WiFi issue and the response I got from Nokia was to stop doing it. %)
    I posted the email in a thread just look me up.
  • I believe the Focus S and Focus Flash are WP 7.5.
  • I have a strange issue when connected to the Nokia charger - if the battery is low and charging, it's almost unusable - swiping doesn't work and screen presses are inaccurate. I found that if I touch search and just hold the backspace button, I get about 10 random characters, like I'm dragging my finger all over the screen. It's quite strange, as it doesn't happen when plugged in to USB or another standard amperage USB charger. Electrical interference? Quite odd. Considering taking it back for a swap.
  • Other:  I have the WiFi issue also where you have to turn it off and back on again to get out to the internet, even though it shows connected.  It has happened at home and at work, so it's not a router/access point issue.  Kind of of annoying, but it doesn't always happen.  I have also seen my WiFi dissconnect for a few seconds, then connect right back.
    I have the purple grays and the camera button for screen wake up issue also.
  • I think that might be a windows issue... I have that same problem on my Titan
    - Volume control unresponsive when using AUX line out to toyota prius, unless both phone & prius radio set fairly high, then some (minor) distortion.
    - There does not seem to be any way to copy/cut and paste groups of cells in office excel.  (OS bug/feature?)
    - Screen rotatrion is overly sensitive to any motion - Brutally annoying when trying to read web sites, like NYTimes.com, reading ~.pdf files, in office Word, and when making entries into excel spreadsheet.
    - Text size is unstable, and centering is also unstable when reading web sites, like NYTimes.com, and when making entries into excel spreadsheet.
    - Operating system seems  (generally) intermittently unresponsive or slow when trying to close specific applications, & only remedy seems to close all active apps.
    - I still find office Note to be unusable, (but this may be either poor design, or lack of user training . . .  : - )
    - Phone seems randomly 'flackey' with voltage variations.  (discovered this when using a particular 'off-brand' charger, which I dumped, and the problem has not re-occurred.
    - Also esp. slow / unresponsive when battery is low.  (Rarely a problem for me as I keep ikt on a charger in offices, car, home overnight, etc.)
    - Have not found a way to organize saved files into a directory structure on phone.  This inhibits use as business tool, as I have about a thousand client files, each with a few sub-folders, and each sub-folder with multiple specific files (mostly Word, some excel) for each client/matter.  For lack of organization on the phone, I must have my notebook available. 
    * * *  SEE PRECEEDING / NEXT  * * *
    - Lack of USB / bulk file / directory / subdirectory transfer makes carrying organized files impossible.
    - Outlook / Exchange integration is incomplete / sloppy.  Eg:
       - Outlook / Exchange File As field not carried / not used on phone People feature;
       - Outlook / Exchange middle initial not carried onto phone display of names;
       - Outlook / Exchange Company field not carried onto display of name in people list;
       - Outlook / Exchange catagory field not carried onto phone's people list, & not available for sorting, etc..
       - These listed Outlook / Exchange failures are not trivial when business people commonly have over a thousand outlook contacts.  (I have about 3,500)
    SUMMARY:  A great phone, but this Nokia Lumia 900 feels like version 1.0.  It does not begin to approach its potential as a business tool.  I'll need to keep carrying my notebook or, reluctantly, look at something like the "too big" Samsung Galaxy Note.
    ATTENTION MICROSOFT / NOKIA LURKERS:  I want this to work, and would be pleased to privately offer my ( constructive : - ) comments if you private message me.   Regards, Artzznyzz
  • I have the HTC titan and a IOS device. My Iphone 4 is my fall back when I need to perform certain functions my Windows phone can not handle. The limitations of windows phone is more pronounced when trying to deal with file structures. I suggest you try a different OS.
  • Sometimes when I plug in my Lumia 900, it takes FOREVER for it to make the sound that it's plugged in and charging.
  • Almost always it takes 30 plus secs to recognize the that it is plugged in.
  • The rattling of vibration I don't care about.   The camera unlock issue bothers me a bit more but that is most likely software and can be fixed.  The Purple screen thing is the one that's really driving me crazy.  
    Given that I have to sign a 3 year contract in Canada, I really want to have a phone that works perfectly out of the box.   Also given the fact that there are no other high-end Windows Phones even available in the country, I'm sort of stuck between a rock and a hard place.   I'm harassing my carrier now to replace the 2nd Lumia 900 they've given me.
  • My screen don't brightenup in the sunlight when I unlock my phone after some.. It takes like 4 to 6 secs to get brigtenup in the sunlight.. Sometimes, I'm loosing my signal when moving from LTE to 4G. It takes few minutes to seac for 4G when it disconnects from LTE. When I turn ON and OFF Airplane Mode it works fine by gaining 4G signal.
    Other then these two issues.. I'm lvng it.. :)
  • Have the white L900. No problems. Other than my wife wanting one.
  • LOL!
  • Does anyone else have a grainy screen? Midrange colors show a slight grain on the screen that is static when I swipe items across the screen, which makes me think all the pixels aren't firing equally. I'm hoping my screen isn't faulty again, I've already returned the phone because my last one had the "purple grays". I also have the camera and volume rocker issues. Despite all the problems, though, l still love this phone. I just wish quality control could have been better.
  • The only problem I have with my Lumia is that it can't take a picture of itself while it's sitting on my desk looking good so it can then post it's "myspace pics" to my FB. :P
  • u funny!
  • Camera button problem only happened to me once, but now I'm worried that it will happen again without warning.  The issue went away without any conscious effort on my part.  Lasted about a day.
    Still having the WIFI issue: when cellular radio is on, WIFI is very flaky.  The device will connect to a network and will be able to download data for a few minutes, but invariably data will start working about 1-2 minutes later.  I'll go to a website and the loading bar will stop 95% of the way across the screen.... but the device will hang and the page will never load.  Turning WIFI off and then back on fixes the problem temporarily.  
    The WIFI issue is a daily occurance, but I'm going to try to swap my device out later today.
  • I had the Data and Battery Issue when I first got the phone, but as soon as I did the update it fixed all my issues and I have been very pleased with the Lumia 900.
  • Volume button w/ display off problem is happening on my titan...
  • the only issues i was having (on my third lumia btw) first wifi issues and the second one infuriated me everytime i pressed the home button speech would come up and then everytime i tried to back out of it would take me to multitasking now on my third one and no problems to report yet
  • When you have the phone on vibration mode and you make a call. You cannot hear the other party coz the volume has reduced to zero!
  • As much as I really didn't want to, I ended up going back to my Galaxy Nexus. While Android has a ton of minor issues, my Lumia 900 has a HUGE one, and some really annoying small-ish ones.
    1 - The proximity sensor on this thing is a colossal pain in the a$$, but I had mostly gotten used to it. Despite using bluetooth for my calls, I have to avoid the top-left corner of the phone if I want to unmute it, etc. Several times, however, I've been unable to get the screen to turn on - that has screwed me twice in meetings, when I needed to unmute to speak, but the screen wouldn't turn on. That's the issue that made me go back to the GNex. I can't have that crap. My fiance's has the exact same issue. Even after the call ends, the screen won't turn on until I reboot the phone.
    2 - Despite the update, I'm still having signal issues. I get 2-3 bars of HSPA+ pretty much everywhere in my house with the GNex. I got the same with the Lumia 900. Ever since the update, my Lumia 900 is on Edge most of the time in my house. It works fine for calls, etc, but it's annoying as hell to have to listen to GSM noise in all of my speakers again. I thought we were past that crap. Interestingly, my fiance's works fine. I've even swapped out my phone, and it has the same issue. The only difference is the color of the phone. (mine is black, vs her cyan Lumia.)
    3 - I find it hard to believe that everyone isn't having the vibrate issue, to some extent. Perhaps some people are just more tolerant? I don't know. Regardless, I HATE having a phone that's of such obviously high quality having a buzzing rattle every time it vibrates. It's annoying, and it makes the phone sound like a cheap piece of junk.
    4 - This lack of an oleophobic coating was absolutely killing me. I don't like screen protectors, and I shouldn't be forced to get one if I don't want to wipe fingerprints off of my screen constantly. Even the iPhone 3GS had an oleophobic coating, and that phone is 3 years old now. There aren't many phones that don't now. Why did they omit that little niceity on their flagship phone?
    5 - Bing Maps is absolutely HORRIBLE compared to Google Maps. It's a beautiful app, for sure, but more than once I've searched for things that I know exist, only to have it tell me that there were no results. I've not once ever had that problem with Google Maps. There are times when this kind of stuff is critical, and I just can't rely on Bing Maps.
    6 - The issue with the lack of apps has gotten WAY better since I got rid of my Samsung Focus this time last year, but it's still apparent. There are solutions for a bunch of things out there, but quite a few of them fall short. I'm sure this'll be great, in time.
    7 - The volume issue. I like to play games, but I don't want my volume to be loud. Well, below '10', the in-game sound volume decreases, but in-game music does NOT. So, I'm stuck with blaring music, or no sound at all.
    Honestly, having gone back to my GNex, the only thing I really miss is Wordament. My battery life is similar, and I can go back to using the apps I actually prefer for 90% of what I do, not to mention getting Google+ back. And, with the Windows 8 Consumer Preview, I can play Wordament on my desktop, so no big loss at all.
    This definitely isn't my last step into the Windows Phone world, but it's the last one for WP7.5 and the Lumia 900. I'll give it another try once some solid Apollo phones are out. I think that'll be the time when WP really takes off. I'm very hopeful for the platform - I prefer the aesthetics, and the overall feel of it, so I really can't wait to have the total experience I truly want out of it.
  • Yeah, agree with you on the proximity sensor. This happened to me while on a call for the first time the other day. Hasn't happened since. Don't know, it must be some sort of lighting issue?
    Also, the volume is an issue. Not the control buttons but the actual volume level on the phone does not get low enough. In fact, it seems there isn't much of a difference between 1-10.
    My last problem would be its non-ability to sync with share point. Evidently my share point provider (via rackspace) uses an older version of share point (?) so there is a compatibility issue. Don't know, whatever.
    Beautiful phone and I love the UX in windows phone. Can't wait to see WP8.
  • Glad to hear we're not the only ones. I'm completely confident MS will get the little OS snafus ironed out with WP8, and I'm sure Nokia will take all of the feedback they get to heart. I think the first batch of Nokia WP8 phones will be absolutely awesome.
  • I notice when I plug in my charger it can take up to 30 seconds to start charging, same as when I unplug it, it will say it's still charging. Another thing that's delayed is the time it takes to brighten or lower brightness when changing from dim to well lot areas, that too can take up to 30 seconds to react. Never had these problems on the Samy Focus 1st Gen or Focus Flash.
  • I only have one issue. After I updated my 900 I noticed that my battery life has dropped significantly. Before the update my battery time remaining was showing as well over 24 hrs. After the update I'm at 98% battery life now and showing only 12 hrs remaining. That's just awful.
  • I don't think the battery life has dropped, per say, just that they corrected the expectation gauge. I've been pretty happy with battery life. It didn't change before/after the update... I typically got about 18 hours, whether I was on LTE or not. Good enough for a day.
  • First problem was the phone won't slide up for me to answer a call. Then when I was able to open the screen the tiles were wiggly and won't open. Turning off and on corrected this poblem. Then Zune stopped updating podcasts I subscribed to and won't let me download them manually. The worst was when I plugged it in to charge, the charger won't work and had to plug into my Mac to charge the battery.
    I'm now on my second one and this one came with the firmware already updated. Biggest headache is putting all the apps back on the phone. I also lost photos on the phone but I did have sense to put skydrive on the first one and uploading the photos. The videos were downloaded to my Mac so all is not lost but this could have turned out worst.
    Hope this phone works out or back it goes for good. I like the OS and how smooth it works it makes a good second phone but I won't give up my iPhone4s to only have this phone as my sole mobile device.
  • You can log into Windowsphone.com with your live ID and push all your apps to your phone with the click of a button. It keeps track of all apps you have downloaded.
  • Ray,
    This is like my problems last week on a road trip, which I believe were due to voltage variations with a particular 'off brand' charger, or when the battery was almost completely discharged. 
    The problems went away when unplugged from the 'off brand' charger, and also were not at all evident when on other name brand chargers, or when charging straight USB to computer . . . 
    If you otherwise like the N L 900, I suggest you try changing the charger.  (I did not actually test / measure the voltage on the bad charger, just dumped it.)
  • No problems thus far with my Lumia.
  • One thing I've noticed to always get the camera to work, is turn it sideways to landscape position, hold it like you were going to take a picture and then full press for a full second on the shutter button and it boots right in. Vertically held, i can't get it to boot hardly ever, but sideways it always works. Pretty strange, but it works for me.
  • Only thing I've seen is every now and then when I press the power button to turn device on, the video will scramble ( like a tv station with bad reception) for less than a second. Other than that we've been cruising aling
  • The clicking screen, purple hues, and very bad video and camera
  • I was having the problem with the buttons not working when the screen was off. I fixed it with a reflash through the Lumia 900 forum over at XDA.
  • My main issue is with the capacitive buttons. If I am playing anything over the speaker for a few minutes (game, music, call) the buttons start acting crazy. The back button will act as a hold the voice recognition comes up from a simple tap. The interesting thing is that as soon as I plug headphones in the problem goes away. I've been trying to take it in and swap it out but AT&T can't find me another cyan.
  • I returned my phone and got what seems to be a new batch as the 12084 update was already installed and all issues that are being reported here with the exception of the vibe i do not have (this time).. It might be best for users here to just return the phone and try to get a "new batch one" before the 30 day return policy expires...
  • If I have my phone charging and a 3 pole headphone attached, the phone will going into a blank gray screen, then restart when I remove the headphones after I unplug the USB plug.
  • I'm still having connectivity issues after update. Especially when coming off WiFi. I've even rebooted and rolled back to previous firmware and reinstalled the new firmware again. FIX THIS!!!
  • Both of my lumias (cyan one with data issues that I exchanged for a white one as they had no more cyans) have exhibited some kind of memory management issues. But I guess I'm the only one as I haven't seen anyone else mention the issue. Apps regularly,several times a day, force close on me. Doesn't seem to be app specific, and things are usually fine after I've been returned to the start screen, making me think it is a memory issue. Same apps and setup on my focus did not cause the same behavior. The purple keyboard I can live with. The camera gives me pause. Still trying to figure if I can live with the poor quality photos it puts out (hopeful they can make some software adjustments down the line?). Add in the memory issues, and I just don't know. Love the look, love the screen. Want to love the whole package.
  • Everybody who has problems return your phone with a new one. This is the only way Nokia and AT&A will truly acknowledge the issue. 30 day no question ask policy, use it to make a statement.
  • White Lumia 900. I have the purple screen, but only with automatic brightness on, and then only in low light. I've also had intermittent trouble launching the camera from the lock screen. If I shake my phone violently o can hear a slight wiggle in the shutter button, but that is silly. No other issues. I love this phone, all things considered. Worlds better than the Trophy it replaced.
  • There is the capacitive button issue. Camera focus issue. That's all I have.
  • I just had an issue yesterday where it spazzed out, flashed a low battery symbol, turned off, turned on, vibrated, flashed the low battery symbol, turned off, etc. It didn't stop until I held down the power button for 10 seconds to hard boot it. When it came back on, it still had 35% battery left. 
    That was just a one time occurence, though. 
    Other than that, no problems whatsoever. 
  •   Count yourself lucky: a number of people have a similar issue, except that the phone never comes back on.
    I have (had) a 900, and after letting the battery drain a bit too far it would refuse to power on.  It'd alternate between the low battery symbol, then sometimes boot (and only get as far as the carrier logo) and then power off.  It would do this for hours, regardless of charger used.
    Rogers has taken it back for exchange.  I had the rattle-on-vibrate issue as well (and that sounds just awful, by the way) so hopefully the replacement is better.
    As noted, there's a number of 800 and 900 users posting in Nokia's forums about the low-battery-death-loop with no official word.  
  • Is the vibration ratte supposed to be there, or is this just a problem on a large percentage of phones?  Also, camrea does not wake when I hold it under locked screen.  Personally, the rattle is the biggest dissapointement besides poor/lacking camera hardware.
  • If using speaker audio (with games, music, Skype)the capacitive buttons will randomly activate (e.g. TellMe, search, fast app switch). While using headphones all is well. Issue is pretty widely reported on Nokia forums
  • My wife and I just came from T-mobile where we were using the Radar 4G.  Phone worked great, but network sucked.
    Our Lumias are pretty good with only minor annoyances for the most part...but that's only because I returned one already.  Issues I've run into:
    On the returned device:
    1) Rapid battery drain with lag.  Not sure what triggered it, but it appeared to be Bluetooth related.  I used about 25% of my battery doing 50min of bluetooth audio and bluetooth phone calls.  Might've been no big deal, but after I ended all those tasks it was draining the battery as fast as I could charge it.  Phone got warm and interface got laggy.  My test for laginess was to go into the photos hub and zoom in on a photo.  It would take 15 - 20 seconds for the photo to adjust resolution to the new zoom level.  Found out that a restart would return it to normal.  Never did ID a cause
    2) Purple-ish keyboard hue on low brightness
    3) Camera button doesn't work consistently, though the duplication test provided here didn't work for me.
    4) rattling vibration alert
    On the 2 devices we have now our complaints are mostly super minor glitches taht we only notice because we're coming from other Windows Phones that didn't have them:
    1) Purple-ish keyboard hue on low brightness
    2) blue lines on screen for a split second between pressing power button and displaying the lock screen
    3)Not quite right vibration alert.  My phone has what I'd call a "Tight" vibration alert, meaning it is like something is restricting the vibrating mechanism resulting in a less noticeable, shorter vibration. My wife's is like the returned phone...a bit noisy
    4)When using the back arrow to move from a specific photo album to the list of photo albums, the background image is slow to display, starting out as gray and then fading into the photo.  I don't remember this fading effect on my Radar or Trophy, so I think it's a very slight lag.
    Even with all this stated, the only one that actually bothers me was the lagginess of the device I returned.  I only mention it in hopes that it will be documented and updated in the near future.  Love the phone overall.  The screen just blows my mind every time I look at it.  I was worried about committing to a non-HD screen when HD is around the corner, but I'd take this screen over any of the HD screens I've seen so far!
  • Capacitive buttons don't work when playing a song or some games.
  • I have a couple of those problems, but also the camera flash stoped working on my 900, luckly I have a Microsoft store close and they switched it out for a new one for me.
  • Picture quality isn't worthy of the Carl Zeiss name. They are pretty poor quality images. Moreover, if I have to twiddle with settings for every shot, the ability to quickly go from pocket to picture, as I could with my HTC Arrive and my HTC Titan, is pretty much lost isn't it?
  • Yep... I get the purple haze with my screen on low
  • I don't have any issues with the Lumia 900 and I've had it for two weeks.
    Other than the data bug that Nokia fixed, smooth sailing.
  • Yes, the problem with my Lumia 900 is that it was stolen and I didn't have insurance. :(
  • Hero phone. First real Windows Phone. Beta smartphone test over. Best display. I just can't laughing. They are truly junk status.
  • I have a problem with Bluetooth.  My Focus did not have this problem, so I have to assume it is the Lumia.  When I try to use voice commands through my Prius the phone goes nuts and then locks up.  I have to manually restart it (I figured out the holding down all four buttons on the side will restart the phone).  It happened to me twice, and I have not tried again for fear it will repeat itself.
  • WiFi issue!! Please fix! This is my second Lumia 900 and the issue is better on the "green dot" one, but still exists. When the phone awakes it simply doesn't connect to the internet even though it shows a strong WiFi signal.
  • Yeah so far my battery life has been absolute crap. I even live in an area that doesn't have LTE, so i did the hack to turn off LTE by default. Unless falling back to at&ts 3g/"4g" some how sucks up more battery from the lumia...
    But anyways, i just counted the pages i visited on theverge today, 49 pages. About 20 articles read in wonder reader, watched the daily show on my phone, and mp3s playing in the background for the whole time. Anyways, with all of this, I went from completely charged (getting out of my car) at 8:12 am to completely dead by 1:34. My Focus S and Focus were able to go a lot longer than this under heavy usage, this is kinda shocking to me. 5 hours and 22 minutes...i hope there is some firmware optimization that they can do, because that is a joke.
  • My black Lumia 900 has all of the problems in the poll except for the purple screen. Also mine suffers from a battery problem. The first day I used my Lumia 900, battery saver said est. time remaining was: 1day 12hours. My battery with heavy usage and screen brigtness high,location on,feedback on, check for updates on, LTE 2-3 bars, and WiFi connected actually lasted all day and had 35% remaining with an estimated time remaining of 7 hours.
    After fully charging my phone overnight, my estimated time remaining is 10 hours. Even turning location off,WiFi off, cellular off,feedback off, brightness low, bascically turning every off or to its lowest setting and putting battery saver on. My phone dies in a about 5-6hrs. This is worse battery life than my samsung focus. 
    For example: I ride the subway 1hr to school and i play games on my phone the whole hour. My foucs' battery would have 85-90% battery life remaining. My Lumia 900 has 75-78% remaining.
    This is not an isolated incident because there are many people on Nokia discussions who are experiencing the same crap battery life and also on XDA.
    Also the vibration rattling when the phone vibrates may be caused by something coming loose inside the phone because I used the vibration app in this article: http://www.wpcentral.com/lingering-issues-nokia-lumia-900-purple-screens-dead-buttons-rattles   I had the settings on max and there was no rattling for 30 seconds, then I heard the rattle every 5 seconds and then it became like the rattling in the video.
  • Come to think of it, my Lumia 900 has every one of these. I actually like the gray/purple keyboard, it's easy on the eyes. The vibrate is not great but it's not a big deal. When the phone is idle the volume buttons have to held down to work, not single presses (kinda annoying). The camera button not working is quite annoying however, though I must admit that only Windows Phone provides that feature throughout it's devices in the first place.
    Will I keep my device? Not sure yet, I'll stop in to AT&T and get my hands on some other phones. Til then, I'm content with a solid phone.
  • Complete list of issues,which Nokia has confirmed they are looking into, are located at http://discussions.nokiausa.com/t5/Nokia-with-Windows-Phone/bd-p/Nokia_with_Windows_Phone.  Others common ones include scrolling sensitivity (fast/short scrolls are slower than other WP7s), back button/start button sticking (launch task switcher/voice commands respectively) when on speakerphone (or erractically), inline headphone controls not working (even on Nokia purity headphones), Macro mode not automatic (perhaps intentional decision for faster focus), audio quality on video recordings, echo on calls (less comon).  Then there are things that are clearly setting related like suboptimal autofocus, suboptimal automatic brightness (and auto brightness bug where if set to manual > low then back to to automatic autobrighness stays on low all the time).  I think it's great they are looking into each of these, but some updates on what will be fixed in firmware would be nice, so people can decide if they need to exchange their device for a issues  that can't be fixed in firmware (e.g. vibrate rattle, if it bothers you) and to avoid uncessary returns for issues that can be fixed in firmware (e.g. purple screen). 
  • Anyone have an issue where the phone sometimes hangs for a few seconds once-in-a-while? It has happened a few times where it just stops responding but give it a few seconds and it's back. I emailed Nokia asking if it was a known issue and stated I did not wish to reset the phone due to having to re-install over 300 apps all ONE BY ONE and that I would rather exchange it while I can and do it only once again. I already reloaded everything twice now since I returned my first lumia 900. Anyway, they sent an email stating I should factory reset my phone. I know they are busy but i wish they would READ the email before answering.
  • Lumia 800 unlocked cyan, battery wasn't that great, but better after firmware upgrade. Just have a small issue with volume bug but not too annoying. Hope next firmware upgrade fixes it.
  • Got the white on release day and noticed the purple tint on low setting right away.
    When phone goes to sleep camera button does not wake phone and turn on camera. Long push, short push, and any push in between.
    Volume buttons do not work when phone goes to sleep.
    But both sets of buttons work from the lock screen.
    Having no battery issues-lasting a lot longer then the Quantum I had. But no LTE here in Colorado yet..
    When the keyboard is up seeing a faint line flash from top to bottom or maybe the entire display is glitching-hard to tell because it is so fast.
    And one more thing-what happened to the 15, 30, and Never settings for the screen timeout? I'm back to NoDo with this. Loved the 15 minute setting.
    Man, I really don't feel like returning it and having to reinstall and set everything back up..
  • My first lumia had a loose camera button, the vibration noise (wasn't the camera button vibrating, I was holding it still) and volume was crazy.  I returned it and the replacement lumia has terrible battery life.  I get 8-10 hrs then battery saver comes on (my wife got the titan II and her battery is really good, she still has about 35% after 18 hrs).  Replacement also has the vibration rattle.  The camera button is good though.  I really wanted to like the lumia, but I think I'm going to go back to my old phone (rock solid HD2).  I guess wait until WP8.
  • My first one had the bad vibration and bad battery.  My second one seems perfect.  Vibration feels completely different and battery much improved.  No other issues like those described here.
  • I don't own a 900 (wish I do) but I just wanted to point out that some of these problems are not just for the 900, it's for other WP devices too. Such as the volume rocker and camera buttons not working when display is off.
  • I have a couple of those issues, annoyances but not show stoppers for me.  I do hope they're fixed in an update released soon.
    I also have three capacitive buttons that don't stay backlit for more than five seconds.   I realize this is probably a design decision (someone tell me if theirs stays on), but... WHY???    The button backlight is dim, probably uses all of two milliwatts, and doesn't detract from the screen... but using the phone in the dark without it is a huge excercise in frustration.
  • Since I bought my Lumia 900, I have observed the following issues:
    - The volume control doesn't work sometimes when the screen is off
    - This is rather odd but, when I connect my phone to my car stereo via bluetooth and I recieve a phone call, the music continues to play in the background but you can't hear it. The way I discovered this is that when I finished my phone call, it already played two songs.
    - Another bluetooth problem is when it's connected to my car stereo and I'm using Bing Maps, the voiceguidance doesn't work and whenever you tap the screen to hear it, it stops the music and continues to play again.
    - Sometimes when trying to swipe the lock screen up, it lags and you have to slide it more than once until the keypad is visible.
    - The Gmail "download incomplete" issue need to be addressed although there is a temporary solution for it.
    Those are the ones that came to mind when posting this comment, but I'll update my list when something else comes up!
  • Anyone care to spot the problem with this 'vote' yet?
    Having one device with 0 issues = 1 vote
    One device with 1 issue = 1 vote
    One device with 2 issues = 2 votes
    and so on.. This makes the pecentages meaningless In fact it makes the poll meaningless really. My guess is if one device = one vote it's probably 60% 0 issues if not better
  • My phone has issues with the capacitive buttons, everytime when I listen to music or watch a video, a quick tap is registered as a long press
  • my nokia does the same thing but the capacitive back  button acts as a long press and never as the back button and sometimes it will even open the vocie activation this is very frustrating coming from a the first focus which worked flawless this needs to be addressed.
  • Am I the only one with these issues:
    1) Sometimes the tiles get very laggy. Scrolling is still very smooth, but if you move to the bottom of the tiles, they are all blank and only slowly start filling in. Then you scroll back up and the same thing happens there. Scroll back down again and the bottom tiles have to slowly load again. I have to reset the phone about once per day to get rid of this.
    2) Phone doesn't usually detect LTE unless I cycle power or airplane mode. I think this happens a little less if I'm not using BT or listening to anything, but I'm not sure.
    Maybe a hard reset will help? I have to reset this thing at least once per day, and never had to do that since I was using beta Mango last summer. This phone is the buggiest Windows Phone I've ever used. Come on, Nokia. Also, this is my second L900 because the first one had a brown/orangish screen. How about a screen color temperature test in QC? That could be automated.
    Still, I like it and would buy it again, if only because the competition isn't as comfortable for my hand and a tad too boring-looking.
  • My Nokia lumia 900 performs slower than my Samsung Focus. For example, while scrolling down and up. When I enter a phone number, the keys shows after a second or two which is annoying. Sometimes it freezes for about two seconds. The volume bottoms don't work while the screen is off (standby, sleeping) and the camera/wake up to camera bottom don't work like it is supposed to, sometimes I want to take a picture and it won't wake up my phone it only happen a few times usually when i really needed. The Facebook integration has a problem with viewing pictures when I looking at a picture after about 10 seconds the picture disappear and take me to other pictures and is very slow while scrolling right or left, this happen very seldom.
  • My Nokia Lumia 900 worked perfectly at first. I've had it for a few weeks and now the camera button won't wake up the phone (regardless of whether or not an app was running). Also, I can no longer change music volume when the phone is sleeping (which is something I could do prior to a few days ago).
  • Has anyone else noticed that after you sync files onto the nokia lumia 900.... it becomes slighty laggy. I have to restart the phone to fix the issue....
  • Not sure if anyone else has had these issues:
    1. While trying to listen to music with Zune or making a call the 'speak' function (not sure what it is called exactly) pops up. I'll be trying to select a song or scroll thru my contacts and the 'listening' screen pops up. I just got a replacement phone yesterday and it still does this as did my previous phone. Needless to say that wasn't the reason I replaced it, it was for screen issue.
    2. While listening to music with headphones, I can hear the music but no vocals on a song. Not sure if that is a phone issue or a headphone issue but I wanted to see if anyone else was experiencing the same thing!