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Nokia Lumia 810 Hands-on

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Nokia Lumia 810 Hands-on
The Nokia Lumia 810 was on-hand as well at Microsoft's Windows Phone 8 unveiling.  This "same-but-different" cousin to the Lumia 820 and Lumia 822 has most of the same features we will be seeing across the 8xx series of Lumias.  The notable difference for this model, which is bound for T-Mobile in November is that is does not support LTE connectivity, instead supporting T-Mobile's HSPA+ data.  The Lumia 810 is also packing a slightly larger 1800mAh battery, versus the Lumia 820's 1650mAh unit.

The Lumia 810 also keeps a bit more of the squared appearance that the 820 has, a departure from the rounded and smoothed out Lumia 822 coming to Verizon.  Appearances will appeal to everyone based on their individual tastes, none of these models are an eye sore in our opinion.

In terms of other specifications, this device shares the same 4.3-inch AMOLED display at 480x800 pixels, at 217 pixels-per-square-inch.  The capacitive screen is very responsive and the hardware delivers on the Windows Phone 8 user experience with a swift, smooth flow of the interface, courtesy of the same dual-core Snapdragon MSM8960 processor found in all the new Lumias.

Again, due to the lanyard securing the devices, it was not possible to get a full impression as to how it felt in the hand. It certainly does not feel too big in any real dimension, but the Windows Phone 8 devices all have a bit more of a bezel than some of the new Android devices that have come to market, so it will boil down to personal taste.  The hardware itself has the familiar Nokia Lumia set-up, with volume rockers, lock and camera buttons gracing the right edge of the device.  Being a Nokia device, it is packing the nice Nokia apps such as Nokia Drive and Nokia Lens, but Microsoft is committed to having nearly all of the most in-demand apps available for Windows Phone 8 when these devices launch.  The Lumia 810 will be released November 14th on T-Mobile USA.

Check out the pictures and video below.  Do you like this rendition of the Lumia 8xx series better than the others? 

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posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:21 2

1. temodumbadze (Posts: 9; Member since: 10 Oct 2012)

nokia y u no make thin phones???

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:54 4

5. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)

Nokia why don't you make thin phones? :p

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 22:18 1

6. No_Nonsense (unregistered)

But with a 7mm phone you'd be slapping it with a case anyway, so I don't think a 10mm phone is a big deal. TBH, I've found the One S and S3 a bit too uncomfortable to hold, on the contrary, the 808 seems better suited to the hand.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 18:36 4

2. ReturningToNokia (Posts: 130; Member since: 09 Jul 2011)

Max...I think that I can safely say that WP users are not interested in the build number as the OS versions are consistent across all WP8 devices - at least for now.

Thanks for the video coverage.

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:05

3. -box- (Posts: 3991; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)

I like the 820/22/10, and the design is more approachable for must customers. However, I'm disappointed in that it is an updated 900. Approximately same screen, approximately same size with rounded corners instead of the squared but flattened cylinder shape of the 900/900/N8, but thankfully improved internals. 810'll be an improvement over my C7 Astound for speed and usability, but I will miss my half-Symbian (C7/701) half-WP7 (Lumia 900) phone setup

posted on 29 Oct 2012, 19:33

4. RyanB (Posts: 1; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)

Did you happen to catch whether or not the 810 also had the super-sensitive touch screen like the 820?

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 09:15

8. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

yes. all new lumias have it 920 820 822 810

posted on 30 Oct 2012, 01:27

7. lubba (Posts: 1313; Member since: 17 Jan 2011)

You people talk like this phone is "the s**t". It ain't the s**t! Removable back plate and all that bullcrap. This is why the GS3 and iPhone sells well. They both have no competition! This is a chance for Nokia to prove they play the hardware game yet they come out with this piece of s**t and yeah, anything piece of s**t tmo will take.

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