Nokia Lumia 710 Review
Small and budget friendly device, A Good Competitor in this price range. This device is packing good features and it is an Android phone having lot of features.
Processor is slow and the internal storage is very low. It hangs a little and can not do day to day multi-tasking very easily. The battery life is low.
Last year, Nokia has announced and launched the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 at Nokia World 2011, these two phones were first handsets from Nokia which were running on Windows Mango operating system.So, as you know, last month we have reviewed that Nokia Lumia 800 and this month we are going to review the Nokia Lumia 710.Nokia Lumia 710 is a mid-range priced Windows Mango running smartphone, but I’ve found during my trial period that this is one of the best phone a person can have and here you will know why I’ve said so, just read on.
What’s in the box:
- Nokia Lumia 710
- User Guides and Manuals
- USB Datacable
Design and Build:
Nokia Lumia 710 is having a good design, it’s design looks quite similar to Nokia 701 and Nokia 603, but still, it has an unique design which creates a huge difference and takes this phone away from the mobile crowd.On the front of this device there is a 3.7-inch Gorilla Glass NokiaClearBlack display which is 480 x 800 pixels in resolution.The screen is quite bright when it’s switched own and looks absolutely amazing.Also, Nokia has released the PR1.2 update for both Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 and now all the battery issues are fixed, after this update you can completely enjoy your Lumia 710 as it doesn’t die quickly.
Nokia Lumia 710 is 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm in dimensions and it weighs about 125.5g.Nokia Lumia 710 has got a stunning design and the design takes the phone away from the mobile crowd.It’s completely made up of plastic and thus it feels plasticy in our hands, even it’s made up of plastic the phone is very strong and will not completely break even it’s released from the waist height.The screen on this device is fingerprint magnet but the Gorilla Glass display keeps the screen away from scratches.At the bottom of this device there are three push buttons which are back, home and search respectively, it’s a Windows Phone handset and thus uses Bing to search anything.Overall, Nokia Lumia 710 is a perfect device in terms of Build and Design and is not going to disappoint you.
Display,Touch Response,UI and OS:
Nokia Lumia 710 has a bright 3.7-inch display, I’ve already told you guys these things in previous segment and here in this segment firstly, I’ll talk about it’s touch response.Touch Response of this device is superb and you will not find any lag in the touch response,whenever you will place the finger on the screen,the screen will automatically glow up if the device is not locked.There’s a lot more discuss of this display as the Corning Gorilla Glass has done a great job here.This Gorilla Glass saves your device’s screen from breaking, getting a scratch and also this screen is not a finger print magnet.If you rub the Nokia Lumia 710 hardly against a wall even then you will find that the screen do not get any scratch and also you will find that wall’s color has not attached with your Lumia 710.
Nokia Lumia 710 is a Windows Phone handset and is running on Windows Phone 7.5 also known as Windows Mango operating system.I’ve already checked the Windows Phone operating system on Nokia Lumia 800, but interestingly I liked this operating system more on Nokia Lumia 710.Many of you guys who are thinking now, should I buy an Android device or Windows Phone device, should check that Windows Phone operating system is quite different.I admit that this operating system has a few disadvantages, like you can’t send a file using Bluetooth etc., but still, I can assure you that Windows Phone 8 aka Windows Apollo will be much-much better and also, Nokia Lumia 710 will get the Windows Apollo update in the near future, so, you should not hesitate on picking a Windows Phone device up, it’s cool, easy to use and is also enjoyable.
Still there are some lags in some segments and we believe that Microsoft will fill all those blank spaces with something and will make it so good that it can stand up against Android and iOS.When you switch on the phone the device will show the home screen and at the home screen their are live tiles present which automatically changes.You place connect the Lumia 710 with your Facebook or Twitter account and when you are done the Live Tiles will automatically flip and will show the pics of your friend in very small pieces of tiles.
At the lower end of this home screen you will find that you profile pic is showing up and images are constantly replacing. When you will tap the right arrow button on the screen then you will move toward a new screen which will show you all the apps and settings.From there you can customize your phone and also,there you have to just pull up and pull down the screen,you can’t swipe.The User Interface of this phone is quite good and user friendly,it’s also easy to use.Overall, Windows Mango operating system is completely satisfactory and we found that Nokia Lumia 710 scores very well in this segment once,we have summed it up.
Messaging and QWERTY Keyboard:
Nokia Lumia 710 is having a 3.7-inch screen and most of guys will not find any kind of trouble while typing on this device.It’s easy to type a message, an email and anything else.It do not uses the full 3.7-inch screen and on both sides of the screen there are some margins left which are filled by some options, it happens only, when you type in the landscape mode.I’m telling you frankly, I’ve not liked the QWERTY keyboard of Nokia Lumia 800, but seriously the QWERTY keboard of Lumia 710 is of decent quality.
You can use the QWERTY keyboard of Nokia Lumia 710 in both portrait and landscape mode.Even in portrait mode, you will find it easy to type.I admit that there is no space present between the buttons and they look quite clumsy, but still, it’s quite easy to type even if you have a large hand.If you still find any problem you can use the voice-messaging application with which you have not to type.Summing this section up,we find that Nokia Lumia 710 is a good device for typing and we hope that Microsoft will surely do improve the QWERTY keyboard in the next update.
Camera and Speakers:
Nokia Lumia 710 has a 5 Megapixel Autofocus camera and it is capable of shooting and capturing videos and images respectively.Firstly, we will talk about it’s image capturing quality.There’s also a little advantage of Windows Phone operating system as you can capture an image even it’s locked.After an image is captured you can share, tweet, text, or email it, all from one place.You can even tag a picture as you upload it to Facebook—your phone detects the faces automatically. The Pictures Hub houses your entire collection—including online albums—and even shows a feed of your friends’ latest pics.
When you will press the dedicated camera button on your phone your camera will come in action and as soon as it wakes up, it’ll automatically start focusing on objects.If you do not want your camera to focus you can change the your focus mode from auto to manual by visiting settings.To focus manually you will have to press the dedicated camera button to the half way down and when the camera has focused you can press the button to end to take an image.Using this 5 Megapixel camera you can capture image in both full 5 Megapixel mode which will take image in 4:3 ratio and in 4 Megapixel mode which will take image is 16:9 ratio.Also, you can reduce flicker to either 50Hz or 60Hz.Also, while taking an image you can use different kind of effects like sepia,negative etc.This 5 Megapixel camera captures fine quality image and at the end of this post you can see it’s image capturing quality.
Now, it’s time to talk about it’s video capturing quality.The 5 Megapixel camera present on Nokia Lumia 710 can shoot 720p HD videos at 30fps.Using the settings option you can shoot videos in both 1280 x 620 pixels resolution and VGA resolution.Also, it’s a noticing factor that even using the VGA resolution, this camera shoots stunning videos.Also, while shooting videos you can keep the LED flashlight on and it makes easy for you to shoot videos in dark places also.Also, you can change the effects,white balance,exposure value and scenes.This 5 Megapixel camera shoots good quality videos and this 5 Megapixel camera shoots a video as an 8 Megapixel camera.Also, there’s an option available in settings which helps you take images silently and it comes handy when you try to capture an image of a bird or an animal. Meanwhile, we do not have any video to share with you, but still you can check the image capturing quality in the image gallery.At the end, I’ll like to say that this camera’s performance is equivalent to the performance of a 12 Megapixel camera.
At the bottom of the back panel there’s the speaker grill located and this speaker is of decent quality.The Speaker of Nokia Lumia 710 is present at the at the bottom of the device and the speaker is quite powerful and it provides good quality sounds and music.If you are an ultimate music listener or if you do listen music often,then you will not regret after buying this phone,this phone can play a variety of music files.There’s a little thing missing on this phone,any guess?
There’s no front facing camera present on the Nokia Lumia 710 even it’s a 3G device,it’s one of the most disappointing thing about the Lumia 710 and it’s the only missing thing in this phone.Overall,Nokia Lumia 710 satisfies us in the section and to see the camera quality, click here.
Browser,Processor and Connectivity features:
Nokia Lumia 710 is running on Microsoft’s Windows operating system then naturally the company is going to deliver their own made web browser.Yes,I’m talking about the Internet Explorer.These a days this operating is lagging and no one is liking this Browser anymore as there are many better browsers present like Chrome.Anyway,IE is the only web browser present in this device,so,you have no option.The Web Browser of Nokia Lumia 710 has some little issues when we use kinetic scrolling, but that’s okay.
When you load a site it opens the site very quickly but after it has opened there are some issues.When you will place your finger to scroll down the screen to see some more content on any website you will find that the kinetic scrolling is smooth but when you scroll there are some blank white spaces created.Similarly,when you zoom in/out you fill face the same problem with the Lumia 710.One good thing about this Web Browser is that the web browser utilizes the full screen and it makes your surfing good and comfortable.There are some lags in this browser, but still, you will find it very handy and useful.
Nokia Lumia 710 is a 3G only device and it has connectivity features like Bluetooth,Wi-Fi,USB port and a 3.5mm AV jack as well.I’ve checked all the connectivity features and there’s no issue with the connectivity.Also, Nokia Lumia 710 uses the microSIM card slot.Nokia Lumia 710 packs a 1.4GHz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor along with Adreno 205 GPU.The 1.4GHz processor is quite powerful which is a good thing and you can play good quality games on this device.The device will open an application as soon as you have touched it.
Nokia Lumia 710 can also be used for gaming.There’s a game named Line Runner, it’s present in Windows market place and you guys should check this game out, as it’s one of the best games present in Windows Market place.Also, this processor is quite powerful to handle the load and also, keeps the phone away from hanging.So, at the end of this segment we find that the Lumia 710 is quite impressive in this section.
Nokia Lumia 710 plays different kind of music and video format like MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player and MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player respectively.There is also active noise cancellation with dedicated mic included with this phone.A 1450 mAh battery provides power to this phone but the battery life is now completely satisfactory.It also includes Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer sensors.The call quality of the phone is good and you will not hear any kind of hollow sound while calling some one.Nokia Lumia 710 is available in different colors also.
Nokia Lumia 710 is a really good device and summing all these sections up we are giving Nokia Lumia 710 a score of 4.45/5.Nokia Lumia 710 is priced at Rs. 15,000 in India and if you are looking forward to buy a new phone in this price range, then do pick up the Nokia Lumia 710 as currently, it’s the best smartphone available in the market in this price range.So,there you go guys that was the complete review of Nokia Lumia 710,do not forget to check our image gallery below for more images,stay tuned for more tech updates here at Gadgetgyaan.
A BIG THANKS to Nokia India for sending out this device. 😀