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Nokia Lumia 610 Review

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Nokia Lumia 610 Review
We have definitely heard better earpieces than the one on the Lumia 610, but this one gets the job done as well. Voices come through it undistorted, but we wish they were a bit louder. That secondary microphone comes in handy by reducing background noises noticeably, but as a result, our voice sounds quite artificial on the other side of the line.

The phone's 1,300mAh battery should deliver satisfactory results. It is rated for over 7 hours of talk time and should last for over three weeks in stand-by mode.


Conclusion:

The Nokia Lumia 610 has both its strengths and weaknesses. On one hand, you should be able to get one for about $250, as long as you do some digging around, which makes it a decent entry-level offering. On the other, you will have to accept the incompatibility of select applications and the occasional software lags caused by the smartphone's modest hardware. Nevertheless, the experience of using an identically priced Android model would likely be similar, which makes the Lumia 610 worthy of checking out if your budget is tight.

However, we would strongly recommend considering the Nokia Lumia 710, which is not affected by any performance issues. The Samsung Omnia W and the HTC Radar could also be great alternatives, as long as you can find them at a good price. Alternatively, we are sure that some of last year's mid-range Android smartphones can be found retailing at a similar price; smartphones such as the Sony Ericsson Xperia neo V or Xperia ray.

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Pros

  • Affordable Windows Phone
  • Free offline GPS navigation

Cons

  • Performance issues are common
  • Some apps do not run
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posted on 06 Jun 2012, 05:51 6

1. Muhannad (Posts: 455; Member since: 20 Sep 2011)


At the right price the Lumia 610 can be serious competition to the Galaxy Y.

posted on 08 Jun 2012, 10:04 1

8. Roomaku (Posts: 278; Member since: 06 Feb 2012)


Yeah if only it had more internal storage :(

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:11 4

2. bobfreking55 (Posts: 866; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)


Thanks for this, but a little too late. I refused the offer already. Lol. I'll wait till Windows Phone 8.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:19

3. amaranth (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 May 2012)


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?

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:28 4

4. rizvi (Posts: 3; Member since: 27 May 2012)


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.

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 06:46 1

5. Izzat (Posts: 5; Member since: 16 May 2012)


if only bluetooth was available on mango. or well

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 07:31 1

6. mercorp (Posts: 967; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


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!

posted on 06 Jun 2012, 09:04 1

7. 7thspaceman (Posts: 1015; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)


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.

posted on 25 Jun 2012, 12:20

9. hunted (Posts: 307; Member since: 21 Sep 2011)


Hey does windows phone allow us to transfer files via bluetooth? can some one tell me, because i am planning to buy lumia 710.

Thanks!!

posted on 18 Jul 2012, 01:32

10. asna_eram (Posts: 1; Member since: 18 Jul 2012)


@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...

posted on 19 Aug 2012, 14:50

11. charnellebester (Posts: 1; Member since: 19 Aug 2012)


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!

posted on 03 Sep 2012, 10:11

12. prashantsingh (Posts: 1; Member since: 03 Sep 2012)


Lumia 610 Bluetooth Not Working It's True...

posted on 25 Dec 2012, 07:54

14. theresa42 (Posts: 2; Member since: 25 Dec 2012)


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

posted on 03 Jul 2013, 11:27

15. TinCity (Posts: 5; Member since: 07 May 2013)


The Nokia Lumia is a really awesome phone, but don't take my word for it. Amazon has the best reviews from people who actually bought the phone. Here's a list of the best reviews and discounts for the Nokia Lumia and it's accessories: w ww.amzn.to/18vTebm. Done all the research for you. Hope this helps.

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Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia Lumia 610

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
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Display3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (252 ppi) TFT
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227A, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
256 MB RAM
Size4.69 x 2.44 x 0.47 inches
(119 x 62 x 12 mm)
4.64 oz  (132 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 6.5 hours talk time

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