It took the Finnish manufacturer a long time to come up with a brand-new line of phones, but October is a great day for them to get back on track The partnership with Microsoft puts a lot of pressure on both companies, but at the same time makes it possible for them to challenge Apple and Samsung for the title. With Lumia 710, Nokia is not trying to overthrow iPhone 4S or Galaxy S2, but focuses on conquering that segment of customers who don’t have a lot of money to spend on the most powerful gadgets.
This smartphone will not set you back more than $375 and for this amount of money, you will enjoy an excellent device, capable of performing everyday tasks with ease. The LCD display is smaller than the average, but 3.7 inch is exactly what those asking for a pocketable smartphone expect, with the 480 x 600 WVGA being more than adequate. The 1,4 GHz Qualcomm processor comes as a pleasant surprise and the fact that it is a single-core, will not affect performance at all. The problem is that Lumia 710 has just 8GB of space, which is hardly enough for the ones who keep most of their music on the mobile phone.
It runs on the Windows Phone OS, and it does is very well, with the applications running smoothly and offering one of the best virtual keyboards in the industry. The display size is a bit small to make typing perfect, but it is still vastly superior to anything the competition can offer at this price. Nokia is famous for the cameras they install on their smartphone, but in order to keep Lumia 710 inexpensive they have fitted it with a modest 5 megapixel one and didn’t include a front facing one.