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Nokia Lumia 510 Review

Nokia Lumia 510

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The 5 MP camera on the back of the handset lacks an LED flash next to it, so low-light shots get more than the usual hit here. There is no front-facing camera either.

Graced with the typical Windows Phone 7.8 camera interface, Lumia 510 allows for adjustments in the contrast, brightness and saturation of the photos and videos you are about to capture, as well as number of scene presets, including a macro mode, which comes handy.

Camera interface of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Camera interface of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Camera interface of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review

Photos themselves come out a bit soft, but the colors are accurate and detail is plenty, which is more than we expected from the phone's price point. There are a few white balance issues here and there, like with sky clouds going purple at points, but we've encountered those on much more expensive handsets too.


The big let-down is the video definition, as the Lumia 510 shoots footage in VGA only, which runs crisp and with fluid 30 fps, but in this day and age of 1080p phones, is nothing to write home about.

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Multimedia:

The Windows Phone music player categorizes your tunes by artists, albums, playlists and even genres, but for equalizer presets you have to visit the Settings app beforehand. It is also able to run in the background, and can be managed from the lock screen, which comes handy.

Music player of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Music player of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Music player of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Music player of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review

The phone's loudspeaker is of average quality, both in terms of strength and sound, feeling rather flat and tinny, especially at the highest volume.

Video playback goes up to HD clips without a hitch, despite the humble processing power, but only MPEG-4 files are supported, as usual.

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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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