Summary: Despite some of the minor complaints, the Nokia Lumia 710 is a wonderful mid-budget Windows Phone with some great features, access to a growing app store and the improving Windows Phone operating system. The Nokia Lumia 710 is definitely worth checking out.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 710 is designed for instant social experiences and image sharing. The device is built on Windows Phone 7.5 and brings the best browsing experience with IE9 hardware accelerated graphics and HTML5 support.
Excerpt: T-Mobile is fast becoming a great place to be for a good Windows Phone. A couple months ago, the carrier released the HTC Radar 4G , one of our favorite Windows Phones, especially at its $100 price. This month, the Lumia 710 joins the family.
Pros: Extremely affordable with contract, Windows Phone 7.5 is a great OS, Nokia Drive turn-by-turn navigation is free, Solid battery life
Cons: Screen attracts fingerprints, Screen size small at 3.7 inches, Buttons hard to press, No front-facing camera, No SD card slot, LCD screen not as brilliant as AMOLED
Excerpt: The Lumia 710 represents Nokia's first Windows Phone 7.5 smartphone in the U.S., despite the fact that the higher-end Lumia 800 model has been available in other parts of the world for some time already.
Excerpt: This is the year millions of owners of so-called feature phones — devices which handle little beyond voice calls, texts, and photos — will finally upgrade to true smartphones. At least, that’s the hope of Microsoft and Nokia. The two tech giants have been floundering to get a foothold in the U.S.
Pros: Cheap. Comfortable size, shape and materials. Comes with enough built-in apps and services (ESPN, Netflix, The Weather Channel, My Account) to be convenient, but not overburdened. Comes in black or white.
Cons: Call quality sounds slightly muddy, even though you sound very clear to people on the other end. Can only record video by pressing the hardware button. 8GB of storage, but not expandable — there’s no SD card slot.
Conclusion: There's a lot to like in Nokia's first US Windows Phone. The bargain price belies a solid set of features; quick performance and an elegant though not thin design. Call quality is excellent, the camera takes good photos and the phone is fast.
Pros: Bargain priced smartphone with solid specs and good quality.
Cons: Front buttons aren't easy to use, no mobile hotspot feature.
Excerpt: 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.
Pros: Great call quality, Low cost, Colorful back panel options
Cons: Subpar LCD with bad viewing angles, No internet sharing, No front facing camera
Summary: The $49.99 Nokia Lumia 710 is one of the best value-priced smartphones out there. It offers an engaging user interface, snappy performance, and a clear and bright display. The biggest problem for Nokia is that there are plenty of other aggressively priced Windows Phones available.
Summary: Another one of Nokia's flagship Windows Phone 7.5 Mango smartphones hits the market. A lot of hype has been built up around this Nokia Microsoft partnership. Is this the rebirth of the mobile phone giant? Why don't we let this Nokia Lumia 710 review tell us.