What do you look at first when you go into a store to buy a smartphone: the date of its introduction, access to many applications, technical performance, screen size or price?
If you are interested in best price / quality ratio, then the answer would be the Lumia 610 model. In a smartphone market where the big battle is between Apple, Samsung and more recently, HTC, Nokia follows a segment that seems a little neglected, those who are not willing to spend two average salaries for a mobile but want to have access to a decent smartphone experience.
Lumia 610 is currently the best option for those who want to test a Windows phone, operating nicely, not give errors, you can surf the Internet, which has exclusive functions that you can allow you stay in contact with your close friends.
The phone comes in four colors, black, cyan, magenta and white, has a rounded and elegant housing and a decent 3.7 inch IPS LCD touchscreen. The phone is extremely light, having 132 grams, a height of 119.2 mm, width of 62.2 mm and a thickness of about 12 mm.
Position of the side buttons make them easy to reach and will provide volume control, camera and screen lock. The head of the phone has slots for USB and audio headphones, because the back of the phone makes room for the 5 MP camera.
The screen resolution is 800×480 WVGA, but you will not feel the need for a larger screen. The fact that the buttons are not physical, but integrated in the screen provides a pleasant feeling and a subtle shift from touch display.
Nokia Lumia 610 is not the fastest phone on the market. Far from it. But it is a perfect example of the phrase “simple is better”. Despite a 800 MHz processor and 256MB RAM, the phone is doing great when you use Windows Phone applications, has a timely response to commands when you surf the Internet and offers a pleasant experience in running your operating system.
The phone has installed a version of mobile operating system developed by Microsoft: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango. The interface is easy to use, intuitive and original because of the Metro style. The smartphone has installed the popular Office package (Excel, Word, Power-Point, One Note), known browser Internet Explorer and many other applications. If you think a drawback of the phone can be no microSD slot, the storage space of 8 GB can be expanded using the cloud Microsoft: SkyDrive.
Nokia Lumia 610 has a camera with a 5 megapixels (not exactly comparable to a Samsung Galaxy camera, but it gets the job done. Find out more about its performances on Ten Mania.), autofocus and LED flash. Lumia 610 can record video with a resolution of 640×480 pixels, but has no front camera. The smartphone has a battery with a capacity of 1300 mAh, which provides a range of almost nine hours of talk time, approximately eight hours of web browsing and a little over seven hours of video playback.
A big advantage of this phone is the preinstalled applications Nokia Drive and Nokia Maps, two excellent services that can help you reach your destination step by step, whether you are on foot, in car or in some cities in Europe using public transportation.
Processor: 800 MHz, C. A5, MSM7227
RAM: 256 MB
Camera: 5 MP, 640×480 @ 30fps
Storage space: 8 GB
Battery: 1300 mAh
OS: Windows Phone 7.5 Mango