Nokia Lumia 710

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It’s been almost nine months since Nokia released a carrier-branded smartphone in the US, the Symbian-powered Astound for T-Mobile. That was before the company's sea change — it has come a long way since then, betting its future almost entirely on Microsoft's Windows Phone. The Lumia 710 is Nokia’s second-ever WP device and the first to come out stateside. But unlike the flagship Lumia 800, this one has always been aimed at at the more entry-level consumer, coming January 11th for...

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Basic Specs

Thickness 0.49 inches
Weight 0.28 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 3.7 inches
Carriers T-Mobile, Other
Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 7.5

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 4.69 inches
Width 2.46 inches
Thickness 0.49 inches
Weight 0.28 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Black, White, Black / Blue, Black / Pink, Black / White, Black / Yellow, White / Black, White / Blue, White / Pink, White / Yellow
Loudspeaker Yes
Noise cancellation Hardware (multi-mic)

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 3.7 inches
Technology LCD
Pixel arrangement RGB
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 252
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile, Other
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900
Max WWAN downlink speed 14.4 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon
Model MSM8255
Clock speed 1.4 GHz

Memory

RAM size 512 MB

Storage

Internal size 8 GB
External No

Rear Camera

Resolution 5 megapixels
Flash LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 720p
Video framerate 30

Software

Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 7.5
Notable apps Nokia Drive, ESPN Sports Hub, Nokia Music with Mix Radio

Interface

Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1300 mAh

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7.0

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  • Software 9
  • Battery life 9
  • Ecosystem 7

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  • 10.0
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    Reviewed by rdelcambre (Currently owns)

    I love this phone better than my iPhone. its design combined with its software allows for much faster operation. Any and all programs or setting can become a short cut on the main screen. switching from email to caller list is super fast back and forth as to enter contact info etc into an email. I noticed that there is an advantage to the big icons you fan find the prog you want much faster as you remember its location. if you started with an iPhone , it will take some time to adjust and learn the phone. Trust me, give it time!! I fly through this phone doing multiple functions and swapping back n forth. I find I type alot faster on this phone too. the keyboard functions better .
    I have this 710 model , which is the same size as the iPhone. if the newer Nokia is better than this one. Wow, im gonna be in love!!!

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    Reviewed by Jrexxx (Previously owned)

    I've been using this phone for almost a year now, and I must say that I'm loving it!
    Hardware wise, you get what you would expect from a Nokia phone: it feels good in the hand, it's made out of plastic but doesn't feel cheap, and the replaceable covers are kind of cool. The screen very bright, even in direct sunlight, and colors look good but not great.
    Some people might not like the physical buttons on the bottom.
    The camera is what you would expect from a phone in this category: it takes good pictures for posting online but it would never replace a point and shoot (where as an iPhone 4-4S can replace a point and shoot in my opinion for example).
    The battery could be better. The first day of usage I had to charge it twice since I was extensively using the phone and trying it the hole day, but after an normal day of use i would get close to 30% before going to bed.

    I had read some reviews about windows phone 7.5 being awesome, but using it blew my mind away. The level of integration is amazing! A good example would be the people hub where one can check facebook and all other social stuff. It's so good in fact that I noticed taht I was using it instead of the facebook app that I later uninstalled.
    The experience is super fluid, and apps launch really fast.
    The live tiles are nice, but i don't find them a necessity at all.
    WP 7.5 still has however a long way to go since it has a lot of annoyances:
    Internet explorer 9 is not the best mobile browser out there. Many sites didn't load well or not at all, for example livescore.com or remote.utorrent.com;
    The app selection is very bleak, especially on the game front. I was able to find one app for everything (after some serious searching) but the number of interesting free games is very, VERY low.
    Other annoyances are more minor like for example controlling the brightness: there's an automatic option, or a selection between low, medium & high. I would have preferred a slider like in iOS for when the battery is really low.

    I believe that the WP 7 experience will only get better with time, and I really recommend this phone to anyone in the market for a middle range smartphone.

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by roothome (Currently owns)

    Love this phone,. It's small and light with great battery life, I can stream music on my lengthy commute and don't have to worry about running out of battery before I get home. Windows phone 7 looks and performs great, not that many apps but otherwise it's great.

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    Reviewed by JacktheRobot (Currently owns)

    I bought the Lumia 710 on Wind Mobile for $199 about two weeks ago, here's how it went

    The design of the Lumia 710 is not as striking as the 800 or the 900 but it is still good and proves that even on low-end phones Nokia can produce well designed products. The back is removable and has a matte finish. All of the ports (usb and headphone) and the power button can be found on the top of the device.

    The display of the 710 uses Nokia's ClearBlack technology. The display is vibrant and can be viewed even when outside. Over-all the display is pretty good.

    The Lumia 710 only has one camera. The camera is 5mp with a flash. The camera by itself is good, but what makes it stand out is the extra camera functions from Nokia which include things like panoramic and smart group shots.

    Call quality on the 710 is good and I never experienced any in-call problems or dropped calls.

    In my use, the performance of the 710 is good. I played a few 3-D games on it without problem and never experienced any lag anywhere.

    Windows Phone 7.5 offers a great user experience with no lag and smooth web browsing. Tethering also works well and I was able to connect my netbook to it without any issues. After using this phone for a few minutes I fell in love with Metro because it is so simple and smooth to use.

    The battery life of the 710 is great and I was able to get about two days of battery life on it with battery saver on.

    The Windows Phone ecosystem obviously need more support but I was able to find what I really needed just fine. (minicraft is great)

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    Reviewed by golden19 (Currently owns)

    VERY BAD PHONE , ESPECIALLY IN T-MOBILE,US . BATTERY DRAINS IN MINUTES , SERVICE WANTS TO RESET DEVICE AND DELETE ALL YOUR SETTINGS EVERY TIME YOU CALL , DON'T BUY , SAVE YOUR ANGUISH . I BOUGHT BECAUSE IT SAID BATTERY LASTS MORE THEN 6.5 HOURS, IT'S A LIE , WINDOWS MOBILE DOESN'T LET YOU USE FLASH PLAYER SO YOUR 4G IS ONLY GOOD FOR MICROSOFT TECHNOLIES , WIFI WILL DRAIN BATTERY IMMEDIATELY , VERY COMBINATION OF MICROSOFT AND NOKIA, WILL NEVER BUY ANYTHING OF EITHER AGAIN

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  • 8.0
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    Reviewed by Ardeshir (Currently owns)

    I'm using this device since 2 month ago, for the scores I definitely consider the price of the device, bear in mind that it's even cheaper than HTC Radar but higher spec, obviously there are some issues with this device:
    1-For the back panel sometimes you feel it's not completely attached to the body, I mean there is a tiny space (may be some micro-meters) between it and the actual body, specially on the edges which is a bit annoying in the hand.
    2-I like the curve design of the back and it's very comfortable in hand but it would be better if the device was thinner.
    3-Some of my friends using WP devices with capacitive buttons complain that sometimes unintentionally they touch the buttons in the middle of games or any other app they were using, but I think that issue would fix after you get use to the device, but with Lumia 710 the buttons are resistive and although at first they may seem useful but after a while I wish they were capacitive, because sometimes it's hard to interact with them
    4-Obviously the front facing camera is another issue
    But despite this issues I'm quite happy with the device and I think it's one of the main players for it's competitors in this range.

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