Summary: The $49.99 Nokia Lumia 710 is an excellent way to get the growing capabilities of a Windows Mango smartphone for a rock-bottom price. Though it isn't an Android superphone with a luscious AMOLED display, it's a practical device that covers all the mobile bases.
Cons: The Lumia 710's all-plastic construction doesn't scream luxury and its small physical buttons are stiff and often tough to press. The handset also lacks a front-facing camera, so video chat is out of the question.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 710 is a great entry-level smartphone. It has excellent hardware, is tough and reliable.
Windows Phone 7.5 didn’t disappoint us. Several features are obviously “inspired” by the iOS present on Apple’s iPhone, which is not a problem for the user. Usage is easy and intuitive, and installing (and uninstalling) applications and games is also quite easy.
Summary: Nokia Lumia 710 is a budget follow-up to its first Windows Phone 7 handset, the Nokia Lumia 800. It’s very slightly larger than the 800 in all dimensions, has the same Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) operating system and 3.7in 480×800 display, but the screen is TFT rather than AMOLED, the camera is a 5 rather than 8-megapixel version and it has 8GB rather than 16GB of storage. The 1.4GHz single-core processor is identical.Nokia Lumia 710 Review.
Pros: Removable battery, Intuitive user interface, Nokia apps, Integration with Xbox Live, Cloud-based backup
Cons: Poor battery life, Screen, camera and internal storage are downgraded from Lumia 800, No front-facing camera
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 710 is a pretty monumental smartphone. For starters, it’s one of the first two Nokia smartphones to come running Windows Phone 7.5....
Pros: Very comfy to hold and grip, upcoming back-plates will make the device more customizable and fun, performs very well, sharp bright display, AMAZING battery life, Windows Phone 7.5 is awesome – yes, we said it!
Cons: Not the most exciting design, 8GB of built-in storage is on the small size – especially considering that it’s not expandable via microSD, why must they insist on using a microSIM, dedicated key for Windows UI keys is annoying to operate, device is a bit of a grease magnet
Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 710 is great phone that offers fantastic value for everyday users and those who want to get to grips with the Windows Phone OS. It’s not as nicely designed or flashy as the Nokia Lumia 800 but it’s not supposed to be. It’s the more workmanlike, gets-the-job done version of it’s flashier, more enticing sibling. That said general performance of the Lumia 710 is on par with that of the Nokia Lumia 800.
Pros: Compact and comfortable to hold, Built-in sat-nav and music features, Good price
Cons: Limited internal memory, Not much cheaper than Lumia 800, Not as many apps available for Windows Phone
Summary: Honestly, considering that the entry level Nokia Lumia 610 is priced at Php 11,000, Php 10,800 for the Lumia 710 is a pretty good buy. The data plan itself is not half bad either. I’ve been a SMART postpaid subscriber for years now and I find them to be quite reliable. So yeah, if you’re aching for a new Windows Phone and can live with the 5.9 GB storage limit and the mediocre form factor, the Nokia Lumia 710 with Smart’s all-in data plan is a good buy.
Pros: Solid performance, no dropped calls or wonky reception, Bargain priced phone tied with a reasonably good data plan, Windows Phone 7 is one damn good mobile OS and it deserves more credit than what it’s getting
Cons: Boring design and form factor, No hotspot feature yet (update is “coming soon” as per Nokia), Not enough storage memory
Excerpt: Weâ€™ve finally got our hands on the mid-range offspring of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership, the Lumia 710 . The Windows Phone powered smartphone just sits perfectly in between its entry-level sibling Lumia 610 and its high-end counterpart Lumia 800 . Check out our full review after the break.