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Nokia Lumia 510 Review

Nokia Lumia 510

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Call quality:

Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Call quality in the earpiece is decent, with distinct sounding voices, which, however, come out a bit muted. The Lumia 510's mic didn't fare well relaying our voice to the other end, and we sounded distorted on the receiving side at the higher volumes.


Battery:

Nokia quotes nearly 8 hours of talk time in 3G mode, and about a month of standby from the 1,300 mAh unit, which are commendable achievements. The unit is also easily swappable should you need more juice on the go.

The company rates the Lumia 510 as able to provide close to 8 hours of video playback, which is again above the average mark for any smartphone, so in terms of battery life you are covered with the cheap WP 7.8 handset.


Conclusion:

There are no overly weak points in the Lumia 510 performance, and Nokia has even managed to create an above average looking and feeling 4” handset for its sub-$200 price point without a contract.

What will make many potential buyers turn away from the phone, though, is the lack of a microSD slot for storage expansion. There are a few Windows Phone handsets out there which will offer more than the Lumia 510's mere 4 GB of storage for about the same, or a little higher price, like the Lumia 710, and even the 610.

If you mainly use your handset for talking, navigation, quick browsing and taking pictures, though, the Lumia 510 is a good choice, as it makes pretty decent photos, and the browser performs well.

If you venture outside the Windows Phone world, however, a sea of Android handsets awaits you at rock bottom prices, like the LG Optimus L5, which goes for about the same money also with a 4” screen and 5 MP camera, but offers all the advantages of Android and its application store.

Software version: 7.10.8858.136


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Pros

  • Good picture quality
  • Free voice-guided navigation
  • Well built, pleasant to hold and look at chassis

Cons

  • Just 4 GB of storage with no memory card slot
  • Some apps won't run with 256 MB of RAM
  • Phone's microphone relays voices a tad distorted
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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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