This morning I paid a visit to Amazon’s Top Rated in Cell Phones With Service Plans to see just how the Nokia Lumia 900 was doing after a little more than a week of availability. I was very pleasantly surprised by what I was seeing not only for the Nokia Lumia 900 but the Windows Phone ecosystem of handsets.
As of today nine of the top 15 spots on this list are Windows Phone devices. In fact, you do not even see a non Windows Phone until number six on the list.
Here is how the list breaks down:
|Phone||# Reviews||Avg Rating|
|1||Nokia Lumia 900 (Cyan)||75||5 Stars|
|2||Nokia Lumia 900 (Black)||175||5 Stars|
|3||HTC Trophy||87||5 Stars|
|4||HTC Titan||111||4.5 Stars|
|5||Samsung Focus S||68||5 Stars|
|6||Samsung Galaxy Note (Carbon Blue) *||30||4.5 Stars|
|7||Motorola DRIOD RAZR MAXX (Black 32GB) *||59||4.5 Stars|
|8||Samsung Galaxy Note (Ceramic White) *||17||4.5 Stars|
|9||HTC Radar||23||5 Stars|
|10||Nokia Lumia 710 (Black)||24||4.5 Stars|
|11||HTC Rezound *||90||4 Stars|
|12||Nokia Lumia 710 (White)||10||5 Stars|
|13||BlackBerry Bold 9930 *||8||5 Stars|
|14||HTC Arrive||45||4.5 Stars|
|15||Samsung Galaxy S II Epic Touch (White) *||8||4.5 Stars|
* Not a Windows Phone device
The way reviews and average ratings break down between the Windows Phone devices and the other six phones in the top 15 is very telling.
Windows Phone had 618 reviews with an overall average rating of 4.8 Stars while the other phones had a total of 212 ratings and averaged 4.5 stars.
As you can see there is not that big a difference between the average ratings for these phones but there are nearly three times as many reviews submitted on the Windows Phone devices compared to the others. If you just take the two newest additions to this list, the Nokia Lumia 900 in cyan and black, and then combine those review numbers you end up with 225 reviews with an average rating of 5 stars.
That means two Windows Phones have more reviews and a perfect average rating than six combined phones from other companies and manufacturers.
I would definitely say that is an impressive start for the flagship AT&T Windows Phone and overall a great reflection of the enthusiasm for the Windows Phone ecosystem itself. It would seem user enthusiasm about this platform is very high. When enthusiasts get devices into their hand and put them to use they are a much better indicator of the value and popularity of a device than anything I have seen.