Lumia 710 is the cheapest Nokia phone based on Windows Phone Mango OS. We can also call this as a stripped down version or budget friendly version of the Nokia Lumia 800. This phone is available for $49.99 from T-Mobile. The price definitely is attractive and enticing. So is it going to give Android a run for its money? Can it compete with the big shots over at Samsung? Well, these questions can only be answered after some time.
On holding the phone, you can feel the cheap plastic used in the construction. But as the saying goes, you get what you pay for. This phone is targeted towards budget conscious users who want to try out something new – Windows phone operating system. Agree that Windows phone OS is not that popular, but the new 7.5 Mango looks impressive.
The new 7.5 Mango OS looks breathtakingly fresh. It seems that Microsoft have added a pinch of something “new”. The new Metro look offered in this OS looks amazing.
Nokia Lumia 710 Specifications
Touchscreen: TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Resolution: 480 x 800 pixels
Screen size: 3.7 inches
Display technology: TFT, ClearBlack, Corning Gorilla Glass
Internal memory: 8GB
WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP and EDR
USB Interface: microUSB v2.0
Camera: 5MP with 2592 х 1944 resolution, autofocus and LED flash
Video recording: 720p at 30fps
OS: Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
Maximum 3G talk time: 7.6 hours
Maximum 3G standby time: 400 hours
Connectivity: Micro USB, Bluetooth 2.1 +EDR
CPU: Qualcomm MSM8255 (WCDMA)
GPU: Adreno 205
Sensors: Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Radio: Stereo FM radio with RDS
GPS: With A-GPS support
Battery: Li-Ion 1300mAh (Model: BP-3L)
Data synchronisation: ActiveSync and Microsoft Zune
Document format: PDF, Word, Excel, OneNote, Powerpoint
So what is it that Android and iPhone can offer which this phone doesn’t? This question can be answered in just a word – “Applications”. Android and iPhone have a vast variety of applications and game choices, compared to Windows platform. But lets hope that we get more apps choices in Windows platform soon.
The phone offers Twitter and Facebook integration. It can present all the information in a simple and clutter-free way. Browsing is fast, thanks to the new Internet Explorer 9 which also supports HTML5. The contacts app named as People Hub can present all your contacts information at one place. It can being contacts information from Facebook, Twitter, Outlook, Google, and LinkedIn and presents you all this information at one central place.
The back cover is interchangeable. This should appeal to a younger demographic audience. Nokia is not leaving a single space to market these new Windows phones. You may have observed advertisements on TVs and on the internet. It seems they want to create a hype and attract consumers. Those who are eager to try out this new Windows Phone 7.5 Mango and don’t want to spend a fortune, then they can try out this phone.
Nokia Lumia 710 Price in India: Rs 15,000 (approx $300 USD)