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Nokia Lumia 710 - An Affordable Nokia WP7.5 Option

Nokia Lumia 710 - An Affordable Nokia WP7.5 Option

Compared to the Lumia 800, the Nokia Lumia 710 comes across as less elegant, more fun and slightly kitschy. The last two observations stem from the fact that it comes with a largely plastic contoured body and the option to interchange its back cover (sold separately; but no price information yet). Like the 800, the 710 comes equipped with a 1.4GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. What's different is that the Lumia 710 features a less impressive, less saturated TFT touchscreen, a smaller storage space of 8GB and a 5-megapixel camera with a standard lens (not Carl Zeiss). The Nokia 710 is well-differentiated by these factors and is clearly catered for a crowd looking for an affordable Nokia Windows Phone 7.5 option (hence, the much lower price tag). Hardware aside, both phones are powered by the same Mango OS alongside nifty Nokia software additions.

 Nokia Lumia 710

Key highlights of the Nokia Lumia 710

  • Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango)
  • 1.4GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3.7-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen / 800 x 480 pixels
  • 5-megapixel camera / autofocus, LED flash
  • 8GB
  • 1300mAh battery
  • 125.5g
  • Dimensions: 119 x 62.4 x 12.5mm
  • Price and Availability: €270 excluding taxes and subsidies
    (local pricing will be announced nearer to launch in end Q4 2011)

Its contoured corners makes the Lumia 710 easy to grip.

As mentioned, the smartphone can be accessorized with a variety of colored back covers ranging from black, white, cyan, fuchsia and yellow. These covers are either matte or yellow, depending on the color. Thankfully, they are easy to remove.

The 710 comes with physical controls that are lined on a single strip of button.

5-megapixel, anyone?

The phone's ports and power button are lined neatly on the top.

Yes, that's right - the Lumia 710 requires a micro SIM card.

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