Epic 18-minute video pits the lowly Nokia Lumia 610 with Windows Phone Tango against a raging Mango

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.

source: PocketNow

Related phones

Lumia 610
  • Display 3.7" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery 1300 mAh(7.50h 3G talk time)
Optimus 7
  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 16GB
  • Battery 1500 mAh(6.00h 3G talk time)



1. bobfreking55

Posts: 866; Member since: Jul 15, 2011

i don't know why, but I'd still buy a Nokia over an LG anyday.

8. Jimstar

Posts: 259; Member since: Oct 24, 2011

it really doesn't matter what band you buy when it comes to WP7 devices, so the reason would have to be because you're insane.

12. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

don't u think u r the insane here, Have u heard of the exclusive apps of nokia lumia which all work on 610 and the more exclusive games to come? lets see how many updates the year and half old lg optimus 7 compared to any 6 month nokia lumia.nokia will win triumphantly(i assume u r not stupid enough to count or think that i am talking about the microsoft main updates like mango or tango).besides lg build quality is miles far behind any nokia, don't tell me that u will leave all that behind and go for an lg because of a few seconds lag when opening a hungry app

2. Veigald

Posts: 290; Member since: Jan 13, 2012

Not sure what the point is with this "epic" video? Obviously a device with a faster processor and more memory will overall be slightly more snappy? The point of the Lumia 610 is to drive the WP range lower, and comparing it price-wise to a year-old phone makes little sense, imo. Once the launch hype of a phone passes, the price will of course fall. In just a few months the Lumia 610 is probably half the price anyway. The main takeway from a video like this should be what he says at the end, that WP is fluid and smooth even on a low-end device, which is what the target group for this phone (and up-coming even cheaper devices) will be interested in when compared to laggy droids at similar price points. Must add though, that the title of this article is just ridiculous. "Epic", "lowly Lumia 610", "raging Mango"... what is the author trying to prove?

3. snowgator

Posts: 3624; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Well said. The segment that the Tango WP's for is the developing markets and eventually the pre-paid segment. Obviously, Androids in those segments do not outperform solid top-end or mid-tier devices that run Android either. Tango will be a solid offering for it's segment, and a stupid buy for anyone else.

4. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

honestly i think it shows the power of the optimizations that windows has to run so well on a mid and low system. Love android, but you would never see such smoothness on a low end device. Of course that comes with the obvious trade offs that WP7 just like iOS is a non-true multitasking device that gives priority to animations where Android gives the same priority to everything and multitasks.. which takes more power. Once that nokia is like 50 bux+ on prepay it will be a nice seller.

9. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

So you decide to go out naked instead of wearing something,? Same thing applies for Android

5. KingShango

Posts: 89; Member since: May 16, 2012

If anything I'm more impressed that WP runs so well on low end hardware.

6. OptimusOne

Posts: 694; Member since: May 22, 2012

if you do not have an LG Optimus 7 next to your nokia 610 then you will not notice a thing

7. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 2012

Who cares if 1.6% Apps doesn't work on 256mb devices... Can you run Nova 3 on Galaxy y...??

10. QinEmpire

Posts: 145; Member since: May 16, 2012

Yeah and at least Microsoft warns user about incompatibility , in Android once you buy and you can't use it, you are screwed haha

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