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Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on

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Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on
We meet again, Nokia Lumia 710, but this time around it’s headed to the US market! Bound for T-Mobile’s lineup and going on sale starting on January 11th of next year, Nokia is seemingly getting their feet wet once again in the always-lucrative US smartphone market. However, considering that it’s sporting a $49.99 on-contract price, it’s sure to raise a few eyes as it begins its descent.

Grabbing a hold of the Nokia Lumia 710 once again, there’s nothing different on the design front with T-Mobile’s version – though, it’s obviously brandishing some of T-Mobile’s logos. For a device that’s constructed entirely out of plastic, it has a sturdy feel to it – thanks to its soft touch rear cover. Still, we do like that it’s extremely lightweight and comfortable to hold in the hand.

Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on
Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on
Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on
Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on


Peeking at the device, one of the first things to capture our attention is its 3.7” WVGA ClearBlack display, which enthralls us with its deep black production and punchy colors. Under the hood, its 1.4GHz single-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor shows its might by providing that fluid execution that we’re constantly accustomed to seeing with most Windows Phone Mango devices.

Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on
Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on
Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on
Nokia Lumia 710 for T-Mobile hands-on


Clearly, it’s nice to see Nokia bringing it big to the US scene once again, though, the Nokia Lumia 710 doesn’t quite have the same effect as something like the Lumia 800. Nevertheless, it’s a good start for this once flourishing handset manufacturer, but at least its pricing will make it an attractive option for those looking to dive into a device running Microsoft’s mobile platform.

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posted on 14 Dec 2011, 19:04 1

1. ChiX017 (Posts: 308; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


That was fastt

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 19:27 5

2. snowgator (Posts: 3233; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)


Not high end, but maybe a better option than the Radar?

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 21:18 1

6. rsiders (Posts: 275; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


No front facing camera buddy, therefore this phone can do less than what the Radar 4g is already capable of not to mention in my opinion the Radar looks better. This is just another Windows Phone wrapped in another casing unfortunately.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 05:21 2

12. -RVM- (Posts: 329; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


On the other hand, Lumia 710 has faster CPU than Radar (1.4 GHz vs 1.0 GHz)

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 20:03 2

3. Birds (Posts: 1001; Member since: 21 Nov 2011)


I like this phone.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 20:54

4. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


The phone isn't bad but I don't like the location of the charge port being on the top.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 20:58

5. winsaki234 (Posts: 63; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)


is this phone has front facing camera?

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 21:20

7. rsiders (Posts: 275; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


No ffc. Second generation phone with first generation specs unfortunately.

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 21:34 2

8. Uzzelien (Posts: 131; Member since: 22 Feb 2011)


Who really uses them anyway?

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 00:33 1

11. rsiders (Posts: 275; Member since: 17 Nov 2011)


It doesn't really matter who uses them and people do by the way. Also the more ffc become available on every phone, people will use them more. Even if you never use the cruise control in your car, it should be AVAILABLE. That's the point.

posted on 17 Dec 2011, 23:55

15. vishu9 (Posts: 251; Member since: 03 Mar 2011)


I do! People do use it.. I love using the ffc on my GS2 for skyping and it really is awesome when you are on the move

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 22:09 3

9. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1098; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


folks if this thing normally cost 50 bucks on contract and I believe less than 380 dollars
off contact than wow a lot people can now afford a windows smart phone and get rid of their old feature cell phone. Nokia may have a winner here that can help people who do not want to spend 500 dollars plus for smart phone to at last get a smart phone. it may not be as high end as some smart phones but damn the price is right baby

posted on 14 Dec 2011, 22:40

10. lubba (Posts: 1310; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)


Jan. 11th, 2012? Holiday season over. Will not sell well against the better, HTC Radar. Hey $50 more, you get more.

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 11:07

13. jaytheword (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


was it me or did he say a front facing cam if it is ill consider the nokia phone or a radar
specs seem good for a windows phone

posted on 15 Dec 2011, 15:22

14. thatdude1 (unregistered)


He did say front facing camera. I thought it did not come with one. Care to elaborate, phonearena?

posted on 21 Dec 2011, 17:45

16. jaytheword (Posts: 2; Member since: 15 Dec 2011)


apparently the tmobile site shows this phone doesnt have front facing cam so the radar built better and has front cam . although this phone should be faster and i havent seen camera pics that it takes so is it worth the wait will have to see which phone really better

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