Nokia Lumia 610 Review
The Nokia Lumia 610 comes with a 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, which takes photos of average quality when given best case scenario conditions. Our outdoor shots look acceptable, although fine details are absent. At times, the camera has a hard time setting exposure and white balance accurately, which might lead to overexposed frames or cold-looking colors. When shooting indoors, there is a lot of digital noise present in photos, and the LED flash fails to fill the scene with light entirely. Overall, photos are suitable for uploading to Facebook or perhaps making small prints, but nothing beyond that. Videos seem usable, but they look unimpressive since VGA is the maximum supported resolution, which is relatively low compared to what we are used to.
The default music player gets the job done, although we wish we didn't have to use Zune every time we wanted to throw some music into the smartphone's library. Overall, the app is pretty straightforward to use, with a simple, uncluttered interface and lock screen controls. The video player could play back a 720p video sample of ours, but occasional frame drops were noticeable. VGA videos, on the other hand, played back smoothly.
1. Muhannad posted on 06 Jun 2012, 05:51 6
At the right price the Lumia 610 can be serious competition to the Galaxy Y.
2. bobfreking55 posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:11 4
Thanks for this, but a little too late. I refused the offer already. Lol. I'll wait till Windows Phone 8.
3. amaranth posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:19 0
So, when the budget Lumia 710 is £99.90, unlocked, instore at Carphone Warehouse or online, with free Monster iems, free £20 Marketplace Apps and a free 6 month Zune pass, will this 610 sell for £60 unlocked?
Or perhaps less?
4. rizvi posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:28 4
Better go to lumia 710 if you insist buying budget windows phone. At least you would find better performance. For me I won't buy any windows phone anytime soon until nokia free up zune restriction. I think windows phone may would popular in USA but not in Asian countries. People in Asia prefer easy USB transfer and bluetooth file transfer. That's why symbian very popular in Asia.
IMO Nokia should keep their symbian market in Asia and middle east and focussing their windows phone in USA.
6. mercorp posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:31 1
Perhaps this phone should have never been released.The galaxy w and lumia 710 cost $50 more ,and give you a better experience.
Please spend the $50 more!
you will not regret it!
7. 7thspaceman posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:04 1
Hmm Nokia I think wont sell many of these smart phones I am stunned microsoft would lower the specs for WP& smart phones to allow one this weak to be sold because it could make People who buy it think that WP7 smart phones Stink when for a few dollars more they will get a better Windows smart phone experience a Nokia 710 with an added front facing camera and Windows 8 would be great to have it would not cost that much more than the current 710 and would give folks a great experience maybe Nokia will make one.
9. hunted posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:20 0
Hey does windows phone allow us to transfer files via bluetooth? can some one tell me, because i am planning to buy lumia 710.
10. asna_eram posted on 18 Jul 2012, 01:32 0
@hunted: no. Currently WP is lacking OPP, FTP and BIP Profiles which enables to send files via bluetooth. But rumours are that by the end of year it might come...
11. charnellebester posted on 19 Aug 2012, 14:50 0
Phone is incredibly slow and lacks basic features such as Voice Recording (even the most basic phones have this), it does not support USSD, the camera quality is appallling Had to download my own bluetooth application. Dont particularly want to go through all my FB contacts to find a number, unable to find where to change from Bing to Google (Very Annoying). Whats App takes ages to respond.
This phone is more suited for your younger target market due to its facebook and windows live features.
My advice - Wait for Windows 8 or do not buy the phone.
Coming from the Nokia N8 which was a great phone!
14. theresa42 posted on 25 Dec 2012, 07:54 0
i am using the nokia lumia 610 it has the beta version of viber it will allow to text but not call which i believe you can call mine wont i also have the sony j experia same promblem text not call help can some one help this must be a technical problem mine is covered by 3g both are and all you can eat data