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Nokia Lumia 510 Review

Nokia Lumia 510

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Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Introduction:

Nokia Lumia 510 is the rock bottom price point for a Windows Phone Lumia, starting in the sub-$200 without a contract, and available in various flashy colors.

The price range and color scheme indicate that it is geared towards emerging economies and the younger crowd, and that's where the Lumia 510 is headed indeed.

Is there something in the entry level specs that could make the WP 7.8 handset stand a fighting chance against cheap Androids? Read on our review to find out...

In the box:


Design:

The soapy shaped Lumia 510 is built solid, without creaks or crevices around the chassis. It is also relatively thin and light, compared to some other smartphones we've seen.

The soapy shaped Nokia Lumia 510 is built solid - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
The soapy shaped Nokia Lumia 510 is built solid - Nokia Lumia 510 Review

Nokia Lumia 510 Review

You can compare the Nokia Lumia 510 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.

Nokia has even thrown in a painted metal band around the sides, which adds to the rigidity of the phone, and ups the build materials mojo a bit. The rounded corners plus tapered back with soft touch finish make it comfortable to hold and easy to operate with one hand.

Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Windows buttons - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
 

Windows buttons


All three buttons on the side – the lock key, volume rocker and two-stage shutter button – are easy to find and press, with deep tactile feedback.

Right edge - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Left - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
microUSB port (bottom) - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review

Right edge

Left

microUSB port (bottom)

3.5mm jack (top)

Back - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Battery compartment - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Camera - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Speaker grill - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review

Back

Battery compartment

Camera

Speaker grill



Display:

The 4” screen is recessed for added protection, so the phone lies on the edges of the metal rim that surrounds the phone, thus avoiding scratches when face-down. The display is with 480x800 pixels of resolution which rings in a good 233ppi pixel density number.

Viewing angles are decent with this display, but brightness is not that great and the reflectance ratio seems to be high, so viewing it comfortably outside is a challenge at times.



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Nokia Lumia 510

Nokia Lumia 510

OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
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PhoneArena rating:
6Average
Display4.0 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (233 ppi) LCD
Camera5 megapixels
Hardware
Qualcomm Snapdragon S1, Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5 processor
0.25 GB RAM
Size4.75 x 2.56 x 0.45 inches
(120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5 mm)
4.55 oz  (129 g)
Battery1300 mAh, 6.2 hours talk time

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