Nokia Lumia 710 is to become the second smartphone from Nokia to run on Windows Phone 7.5 Mango after Lumia 800. Compared with the latter, the first one is equipped with less competitive tech specs and features. The phone was announced by the Finnish mobile maker in October 2011 along with Lumia 800, the first phone with Windows Phone from the company after its strategic deal with Microsoft early this year.
Lumia 710 is up with a 3.7-inch display and 1.4 GHz Scorpion Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Nokia says Lumia 710 is a more colorful way to stay connected.
Nokia Lumia 710 tech specs
Form factor: Nokia Lumia 710 rocks the dimensions of 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm and weight of 125.5 grams. When compared with Lumia 800, this phone is lighter, but has large dimensions.
Display: The second WP phone from Nokia features a 3.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen with 480 x 800 pixels at 252 ppi. The multitouch Gorilla glass display has sensors like accelerometer, proximity and compass. It is made with Nokia’s ClearBlack display technology.
Processor: 1.4GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor powers Lumia 710. The same processor fires up Lumia 800.
RAM: 512 MB of RAM.
Storage: 8GB of internal storage. Lumia 800 has 16GB of memory.
Software: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. It is the most recent update to Windows Phone, Microsoft’s mobile operating system in reply to Apple iOS and Google Android.
Camera: The Nokia phone features 5-megapixel rear camera with 2592 х 1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, 720p video capturing, geo-tagging and face detection. There is no secondary camera for video calls.
Connectivity: For network connectivity, we have GPRS, EDGE, 3G (HSDPA 14.4 Mbps, HSUPA 5.76 Mbps), Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP on Nokia Lumia 710.
Ports: MicroUSB 2.0
Battery: Standard Li-Ion 1450mAh battery provides sp to 335 hours standby and up to 9 hours 30 minutes talk time.
Others: Key additional features of Lumia 710 include SNS integration, a media player for MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and WMA files, a video player for MP4, H.264, H.263 and WMV, document viewer/editor, photo/video editor and predictive text input.
What makes it special?
Second Nokia Phone with Windows Phone: Nokia Lumia 710 is only the second smartphone from Nokia on Windows Phone. The company was quite late to roll out a phone or tablet with Windows Phone after its agreement with Microsoft to produce hardware exclusively for its Windows Phone platform. Nokia announced Lumia 800 as the debutant on the new platform. But Lumia 710 will now become the second phone from the company.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango: The new Nokia phone is to run with Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, the latest update to Microsoft’s mobile operating system. WP7.5 Mango has several fantastic features like a revamped user interface, fresh web browser, cloud storage and several others.
Affordable price: Nokia has designed Lumia 710 as a low-priced smartphone. In the U.S., the device is being sold for $375, meaning that Lumia 710 will be a better option for people, who look for moderate Windows Phone 7.5 Mango phones. As per reports, Nokia is also to come up with a far more inexpensive Windows Phone called Lumia 601.
Stunning design: Lumia 710 has an eye-catching design. It looks very cute with its lightweight body, curved display and others. Along with the new user interface of Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, Lumia 710 will stir up customers.
Lumia 710 sports a single core processor. It is actually a key drawback of all Windows Phone-based smartphones. Microsoft has set single core processor as standard for Windows Phone-based devices.
What others say?
According to CNet review, Lumia 710 is not an advanced phone, but is a looking-good smartphone,
“The Nokia Lumia 710 isn’t a cutting-edge phone in terms of specs, but so far it’s a solid device with a nice design. Although my hands-on time is cursory compared with the kind of deep testing we employ for a full-on review, I’d say I got a good snapshot of the phone’s look and feel.”
Nokia Lumia 710 is an example of the reality that the so-called new ecosystem, Windows Phone and Nokia, has started to work. Microsoft wanted to churn out a new ecosystem in mobile industry in reply to Google Android and Apple iPhone in its deal with Nokia. In coming months, let us wait for many more phones from the team of Nokia and Microsoft.