Nokia Lumia 710 Review on T-Mobile

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The Nokia Lumia 710 is the first Windows Phone by Nokia on the T-Mobile network. This device is geared at the first time smartphone users and is priced competitively and accordingly at $49.99. The Lumia 710 sports a Clear black 3.7-inch display, powered by  a 1.4Ghz Qualcomm MSM8255 Snapdragon processor, with 8GB of storage a 5 megapixel camera that records at 720p and a front facing VGA camera for video chat. The Lumia 710 also comes packed with ESPN app, Nokia Drive(navigation), Netflix and a few other applications. Also the Lumia 710 uses a micro-sim. The hardware feels solid, though a bit plasticy with the replaceable back cover. The Lumia 710 is light weight and feels comfortable. though I will say the physical button bar can be a tad hard to press at times. The device doesn’t have a front facing camera for video chat

In this video we shall see how well Nokia first official reentry into the US market fairs, and is it the true budget smartphone it is dubbed to be.

5MP Camera

The camera test of the Nokia Lumia 710 is a set  recording at 720p, This video also includes shots in low light as well as some still attached. The Lumia 710 does a good job with its 5megapixel camera in taking stills as well as recording at 720p. It is also one of the few windows phone camera that allows photos to be taken widescreen.  Enjoy the camera test footage below.

 

Conclusions

The Nokia Lumia 710 is a very solid entry back into the US market, at an entry price point of $49.99 and at some places free, the Nokia Lumia 710 is a very attractive offering to the first time smartphone user, plus the addition of Nokia drive goes a long way in giving smartphone user a free turn-by-turn navigation system that can be used in over 140 countries world wide.  The are things I wished Nokia had done with the device, the lack of a front facing camera Is not acceptable in this day and age, though the excuse may be it’s a budget device and Skype has not been integrated into windows phone. But we know its coming and I don’t want to upgrade to use it, the use of plastic on the build is a choice I didn’t expect Nokia to take, which makes the device feel cheap in some areas. Overall the Lumia 710 is still very solid, pplus the battery life on the device puts other devices on the network to shame.