As you may know, I have just recently moved to the Windows Phone 7 0S, from Microsoft, and I love it. Especially the customisation features you can do on it, Xbox Live integration, and also the live tiles are amazing, and so cool to have. But what about my phone itself? You can’t have an amazing OS, while if your handset if next to crap, it can ruin the experience.
So, let’s get down to business, here is the Nokia Lumia 710 review.
The first thing that comes to mind after picking one of these up. Is the feel of it, It’s amazing. The size is just perfect, at 3.7″ screen. It’s not a like a small 3″ screen, nor a massive 4.65″ HTC Titan. And apps and games look amazing on the screen, despite it being a low pixel screen.
The 710 has the ability to change the back covers on the phone. And has a lot of different backs to choose from. Most handsets come with the black back, along with another one free, mine came with the blue colour. But you can buy others separately. But these can be pretty hard to find, and are usually quite expensive, which is a real shame. But otherwise, this is a really neat idea from Nokia.
As you all know, I love the Windows Phone OS from Microsoft. And that’s the main reason I picked up this phone, If It had android, I would have just avoided it. And the phone and the OS work really well together.
Now, onto specs. Despite the 710 being considerably cheaper than the likes of the Lumia 800. The 710 has a 5MP camera, with auto-focus, and also a single LED flash, while the 800 has a slightly better 8MP Carl-Zeiss lens, aswell as auto-focus. Now I’m going to say right of the bat, I’m in love with the camera on this phone, despite being only a pretty average 5MP. The features are immense. Being able to shift the light to one area of the picture, it’s just really good, and It would look even better on the Lumia 800s 8MP Carl-Zeiss lens.
Pricing is where the phones at, being around £150-£200 PAYG is a bargain, but some of you are properly waiting for the much hyped Nokia Lumia 610. My advise is DON’T. When Microsoft say this is a slimmed down of WP7. It really is. Some apps don’t work, some key feautures, and also being really sluggish, makes it sensible to put some extra cash to get a decent WP7 handset, and get all the elements of WP7 you brought the phone for.
So, closing thought. Amazing phone for the price, if you always wanted a Windows Phone 7 handset, without wanting to fork out for a device like the Lumia 800, or the HTC Titan. This certainly won’t disappoint you, considering the features on board, and also mentioning the phone’s 1.4GHz Snapdragon processor. It’s just an all round spectacular phone.