Epic 18-minute video pits the lowly Nokia Lumia 610 with Windows Phone Tango against a raging Mango
To illustrate that the cheap WP Tango devices like the Lumia 610 run the OS much worse than a regular Mango phone, the Nokia was staged to fight with the LG Optimus 7 in the video below.
The Lumia 610 has an 800MHz processor and 256MB of RAM, and thanks to the Windows Phone 8 frugal nature, enhanced by the Tango update, it is able to power your everyday tasks fairly well. When it comes to the LG Optimus 7, however, which sports the standard 1GHz CPU plus 512MB of RAM combo, it is painfully evident in the video that apps load and perform way faster.
Moreover, the LG Optimus 7, which arrived last year, is now the same price as the Lumia 610, while the much faster Lumia 710 with a 1.4GHz Qualcomm processor is only about a quarter more than the 610. Couple that with the fact that just 1.6% of the apps in the Marketplace, but a lot of the games are not kosher with 256MB of RAM, and the lowly Tango handsets might have an uphill battle before them.