The Lumia 710, the low-end version of Nokiaâ€™s first phone on Windows Phone, continues to create buzz. Geeks were excited to see the Lumia 710 on display at CES 2012. The Finnish mobile marker announced the phone in fall 2011 along with its â€˜elderâ€™ brother Lumia 800, the first Nokia phone with Windows Phone. Lumia 710 is now up for grabs in many global markets including the U.S. But exclusively for the domestic customers, Nokia has released a new version, dubbed the Lumia 900.
In fact, all Lumia phones are getting big traction in global market. It is here we make a look into the things that make Lumia 710 a much-talked about smartphone.
It is cheaper: T-Mobile sells Lumia 710 for just $99 with contract. In most global markets, the phone is sold for a price that is equivalent to around $300. In fact, Lumia 710 has been announced by Nokia as a cheaper version of its Lumia line. The Finnish mobile maker, former leader of feature phones, has done well with its first line of phones with Windows Phone. The company released various models of Lumia line with a goal to steal the heart of diverse audiences. Lumia 710 is the version that the entry-level customers can pick up with no hesitation at all.
Great form factor and colors: The Lumia 710 is a nice and smart device in physical form. It has a small and light form factor with a tiny 3.7-inch display. The 710 measures in at 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm and weighs at just 125.5 grams. Beyond all, the Lumia 710 comes in a set of eye-catching body colors. You can chose from black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow colors. The back cover can be replaced with panels of various colors.
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango: The Lumia 710 runs WP 7.5 Mango, the latest version of Microsoftâ€™s Windows Phone. The Mango, the most advanced version of Windows Phone, is up with lots of much-required features such as multitasking, improved live tiles, threads, more social networks, persistent camera settings, visual voice-mail, sync with SkyDrive and much more.
Nice display screen: The Lumia phone sports a 3.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen (Nokia ClearBlack display). The multitouch display features 480 x 800 pixels at 252 ppi and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Faultless performance: Though not powered by an advanced dual core processor, the 710 has a nice processing speed. Thanks to the 1.4GHz Scorpion Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon CPU, 512MB of RAM and Adreno 205GPU, the Lumia 710 performs perfect.
Better multimedia phone: The Lumia 710 is not a runner up in multimedia features as well. It supports audio files such as MP3, WAV, eAAC+ and WMA and video formats like MP4, H.264, H.263 and WMV. The device also has stereo FM radio with RDS. Further, you have a 5-megapixel rear camera with 2592Ñ…1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, and geo-tagging. You can use the device to capture full HD video at 720p@30fps.
What others say?
We can see what leading tech blogs say about the new Lumia phone from Nokia. First of all, let us see what Amazon describes the Lumia 710 as.
â€œThe Nokia Lumia 710 is designed for instant social & image sharing, and the best browsing experience with IE9. It is available in black and white with black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow back covers. With the same 1.4 GHz processor, hardware acceleration and graphics processor as the Nokia Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 710 delivers high performance at an affordable price.â€
Here is the take of Hubert Nguyen of UberGizmo.
â€œBut choosing a Lumia 710 is first and foremost choosing between Windows Phone and Android. The experience is different, and in my opinion, Windows Phone offers a great, and often superior user experience for the basics (interface, email, Facebook, virtual keyboard, contacts, calendar).â€
Put it briefly, Lumia 710 can win over customers mainly in help of its affordable price, Windows Phone 7.5 Mango factor and a nice form factor with a set of attractively colored back panels. This phone will be a milestone in Nokiaâ€™s look for a comeback with the new line of Windows Phone-based smartphones.