Summary: The Nokia Lumia 610 isn't going to appeal to anyone who wants or needs a high-end smartphone, it simply lacks the speed and the guts to compete against the likes of the iPhone 4S or Samsung Galaxy S3. However, younger users and those looking for their first smartphone will appreciate what it has offer - a great looking smartphone, at a decent price with an easy OS to use, what more could your mum want?
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 610 is the fourth Windows Phone smartphone to arrive in the UK, following the Lumia 800 , Lumia 710 and more recently the Nokia Lumia 900 . The previous trio shared dual-core processors, but had differing designs, storage and screen technology. The Lumia 610 is a bit different; starting at around £10.50 a month on contract and £130 on PAYG, it's billed as the most 'affordable Windows Phone to date.
Pros: Intuitive user interface, Range of colours, Nokia Drive and Mix radio, Great battery performance
Cons: No expandable storage, Limited memory can't run some apps, Overpriced at launch, Poor camera
Conclusion: If you are looking for a budget smartphone to either be your or someone else’s first — and you don’t want to go with similarly or even lower-priced Android devices — the Lumia 610 is a nice companion. Microsoft and Nokia have proven that Windows Phone can not only be fluid on 1GHz and above processors with 512MB of RAM, but it can also perform with buttery smoothness on an 800MHz CPU coupled with only by 256MB of RAM.
Pros: + Excellent battery life, + Candy-like design, + Low price, + Windows Phone platform is fluid, + Free Nokia essential software (Maps, Drive, Traffic), If you are looking for a budget smartphone to either be your or someone else’s first — and you don’t want to go with similarly or even lower-priced Android devices — the Lumia 610 is a nice companion. Microsoft and Nokia have proven that Windows Phone can not only be fluid on 1GHz and above processors with 512MB of RAM,...
Cons: - Low specifications (especially 256MB of RAM), - Some applications will not install due to low hardware specs, - Can’t rely on camera’s flash, - 8GB of Internal Storage, - A tad slower than other Windows Phones, - Screen backlight bleeding, - Plastic on the back scratches easily, - Only VGA video recording, - Video recording audio very poor, If you are looking for a budget smartphone to either be your or someone else’s first — and you don’t want to go with similarly ...
Nokia's latest Lumia is a low-cost smartphone designed to lure shoppers to Windows Phone
1 June 2012
Summary: While some may question the need for a super low end Windows Phone, Nokia and Microsoft clearly want to target markets that demand smartphone functionality at featurephone price points. The Nokia Lumia 610 delivers this at an affordable price, while trying to retain most Windows Phone features. Microsoft’s “fragmentation” of Windows Phone has begun, but it appears the company is trying its best to manage this in the optimal way for consumers and developers.
Pros: Low cost, Great battery life, Good design
Cons: Poor display, Lack of third party apps, 256MB of RAM restrictions, No 720p video recording
Summary: The basics The Nokia Lumia 610 is very much the entry-level in the Nokia Lumia smartphone lineup coming as it does with a parred down processor and reduced storage space. However, it still has plenty to offer and at the right place should make a great first-time smartphone. The good The Nokia Lumia 610 is based around a 3.7-inch touchscreen display that is bright enough in most lighting conditions to allow you to see what's happening.
Pros: The Nokia Lumia 610 is based around a 3.7-inch touchscreen display that is bright enough in most lighting conditions to allow you to see what's happening. Available in an array of colours, the design is nicely curved and feels good in the hand. The backplate is plastic and comes off to allow you to slip the microSIM and battery inside, while the front is metal and glass, which adds a rigidity to the body. It feels quite heavy in the hand but isn't cumbersome at all. T...
Cons: We like the overall design of the Nokia Lumia 610 but we have to admit, the function buttons on the right-hand side feel a little small and fiddly. This was too when testing out the camera, with tapping the screen working out a better solution that struggling to push the button and not move the phone! The Nokia Lumia 610 starts to show its budget roots when you start digging away at the tech specs of the device. It's powered by a 800MHz processor, no fancy dual-core o...
Excerpt: Design As we mentioned in our early hands-on review, the Lumia 610’s budget price tag is immediately reflected in its cheap plastic casing, which feels like it might chip and scuff from the lightest of tumbles. That’s not to say it’s not a good-looking phone, as at 119x62x12mm it’s nice and compact, and its glossy white casing is oddly-reminiscent of the Samsung Galaxy S3 .
Summary: This is a nicely designed Windows phone at a budget price, and offers a good way to surf the net, keep in touch and watch the odd film. However, if you want to play games or run apps, the Lumia 610 is not powerful enough and the online store is limited.
Pros: Crisp, colourful display; looks better than the Lumia 710; Windows Phone is easy to use
Cons: Performance is limited; Lack of apps; battery life mediocre
Summary: Ob dem Lumia 610 allerdings ein langfristiger Verkaufserfolg beschieden sein wird, daran darf gezweifelt werden. Das hat in erster Linie nicht einmal mit den Eigenschaften des farbenfrohen Smartphones zu tun, sondern mit dem sogenannten Osborne-Effekt: Der tritt auf, wenn Vorabankündigungen neuer Produkte dem Verkauf der bereits gelaunchten Geräte schaden.
Pros: günstigster Einstieg, Display auch draußen gut lesbar, gute Verarbeitung, ausdauernde Akkuleistung, vollwertige Navigations-App an Bord
Cons: Speicher nicht erweiterbar, Arbeitsspeicher bremst Apps, schwacher Prozessor