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Nokia Lumia 610 vs Nokia 500

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Nokia Lumia 610 Remove phone

Posted: 27 Feb 2012
Market Status: Released
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Nokia 500 Remove phone

Posted: 01 Aug 2011
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 7.5 MangoSymbian (Belle, Anna) 
Dimensions4.69 x 2.44 x 0.47 inches (119 x 62 x 12 mm)4.38 x 2.12 x 0.56 inches (111.3 x 53.8 x 14.1 mm) 
Weight4.64 oz (132 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
3.28 oz (93 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)
 
Display
Physical size3.7 inches3.2 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels360 x 640 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

252 ppi229 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

TFTTFT 
Screen-to-body ratio52.78 %47.12 % 
Colors65 53616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera5 megapixels5 megapixels 
FlashLED  
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.2  
Focal length (35mm equivalent)28.00 mm  
FeaturesAutofocus, Digital image stabilization, Face detection, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Panorama, Scenes, FramesGeo tagging, Self-timer 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)640x480 (VGA) (15 fps) 
FeaturesContinuous autofocus, Digital image stabilizationVideo calling 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A  
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5Single core, 1000 MHz, ARM11 
Graphics processorAdreno 200 (enhanced)  
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

256 MB RAM256 MB RAM / 512 MB ROM 
Built-in storage8 GB2 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC up to 32 GB 
Battery
Talk time6.50 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
7.00 hours
the average is 11 h (675 min)
 
Stand-by time24.2 days (580 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
21.0 days (504 hours)
the average is 20 days (478 h)
 
Talk time (3G)7.50 hours
the average is 15 h (907 min)
5.00 hours
the average is 15 h (907 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)22.1 days (530 hours)
the average is 23 days (555 h)
19.0 days (456 hours)
the average is 23 days (555 h)
 
Capacity1300 mAh1110 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, Playlists  
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover 
RadioFM, StereoFM, Stereo, RDS 
SpeakersEarpiece, Loudspeaker  
Internet browsing
Built-in online services supportFacebook, TwitterFacebook, Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA 14.4 Mbit/s, UMTS, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, EDGE 
Micro SIMYes  
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

A-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS 
NavigationTurn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)Points of interest (POI), Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR2.1, EDR 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 b, g 
Mobile hotspotYes  
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesUSB chargingMass storage device, USB charging 
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTethering, Computer sync, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneMusic ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Phone profiles, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone(s)for Noise cancellation  
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced27 Feb 201202 Aug 2011 
Shopping information
AccessoriesMicroUSB Charger AC- 50, Battery BP-3L, Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Stereo Headset WH-208, Quick guide, Product information booklet  

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