Nokia Lumia 710

3/28/2012 7:01:03 PM

Nokia Lumia 710


Description: Description: Description: Nokia Lumia 710

A competitive Windows Phone equipment

Nokia starts to launch the second Windows Phone equipment – Lumia 710 – in order to provide users with another cheaper option beside the luxurious Lumia 800.

The main difference between Lumia 710 and the big brother is design. Nokia chose to keep the majority of the senior hardware technical features in 126g-weighed equipment. Lumia 710 goes along with the circular frame, containing ClearBlack 3.7-inch monitor. The curved shape of the equipment gives it a similar appearance to many other medium mobile devices like Galaxy Ace of Samsung.

The general design quality is not as good as Lumia 800, which initially has a cubic shape and it has a frame made from a unique polycarbonate piece. However, 710 gives a feeling of being well manufactured and comfortable in our palm.

One micro-USB gate is placed on the device along with the physical power button and headphone jack. Along the bottom of the device is a physical panel , a bit like what is on Sony Xperia S. It has shortcuts for back, home and search which will light up when being pressed.

The back has a quite nice anti-glare surface and our testing model is cyan. There are two other color combinations available - all black and white and cyan. Nokia allows users to remove the lid to access the battery, while it is not possible with Lumia 800. This will be attractive to business users who want to bring extra batteries.

Under the battery is a space for inserting micro-SIM card. Nokia seems to stick to this standard because this is the second Windows Phone device relatively having this function.

Lumia 710 has a single-core Qualcomm MSM8255 processor which is 1.4GHz and 512MB RAM. These features are also found in Lumia 800; therefore, there are few things differentiating them in performance.

Another main function owned by model 800 is a 3.7-inch screen, 480x800 resolution and ClearBlack technology of Nokia. We find that the screen has a suitable size to browse the webs, and including IE9 helps to ensure rapid experience. Browser supports HTML5, but it cannot run Adobe Flash content, so you cannot watch all multimedia content.

The major difference between two devices is storage and camera. 710 only has 8GB for built-in storage. As long as this is not much basis for most of smartphones come with a minimum of 16GB. As with all current Windows Mobile devices, there is no removable SD card slot so you can not expand it.

Nokia used 5MP camera in 710, placing it in the mid-range segment. The company omitted Carl Ziess Optics technology present in Lumia 800 to reduce cost. Image quality is quite good, but when you zoom it in by using digital zoom 4x, image is likely to be blurring.

About software, the accompanied device with the latest updated version of Microsoft operating system, or Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. Business users can take advantage of Mobile Office 2010 which is already installed to create and edit Excel, PowerPoint and Word content. Users are also able to connect Office 365 to synchronize both work and personal accounts into one mailbox.

Description: Description: Lumia 710

Synchronizing email account and social networks is pretty easy and everything is smoothly integrated into the Windows Mobile interface. We are still waiting for the ability to create a mobile accessing point so that mobile phone can be used with other devices such as tablets.

There are several exclusive applications for Nokia which is very useful. They include Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps and Nokia Music. Drive and Maps provide users with map access and navigation guided by voice. Download capability and saving maps after trips are excellent functions and they will be suitable for the regular travellers. Music application provides access to thousands of songs, which can be transmitted free of charge. It also pre-loaded with third-party applications from eBay, ESPN, TripAdvisor and Sky News. Nokia also plans to make the device which can be upgraded to the next version of Windows Phone as it is launched this year.

There is nothing to complain about call quality - it is not always true for smartphones. Similarly, battery does not seem to be a problem. Nokia Battery 1300mAh, 1450mAh battery is slightly smaller than in Lumia 800. However, in normal daily use, you will easily go through a day working with Lumia, even when synchronizing multiple email accounts. Battery Saver feature can also be opened at any time to help conserve energy and prolong battery life.

With the fact that 710 Lumia keeps most of the advanced specification of the more expensive Lumia 800, it is a very attractive phone. Performance is smooth and smooth interaction with other business applications such as Outlook and Office can not be underestimated.

The real distinguishing feature between this phone and Lumia 800 is camera, internal memory and design. Perhaps Lumia 800 is more attractive, but in fact, 710 uses replaceable battery which may help it live longer.


We said: “Good price, good monitor, and there is no support for microSD”.

Total: 4 stars


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