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 $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.
Pros: Thanks to its Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS, Nokia's Lumia 710 provides plenty of power for both fun and productive uses. It has a smooth and engaging user interface, satisfying photo quality, and 720p HD video, all in a compact and affordable package.
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 priced at Rs. 18,500 (MOP). At this price, it directly compares to the SE Neo V Android phone we reviewed earlier. The only problem some people might have with this phone is that there is no expandable memory (if you’re not satisfied with 8 gigs of memory) or front camera. Besides that, the build, interface, camera and battery life is quite brilliant.
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. It represents the first device in Nokia’s 2012 effort to re-enter the US smartphone market — this time with Windows Phone. It’s also one of the most affordable Windows Phones yet.
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
Summary: Is it just us? Or is any phone with Windows Phone Mango on board just turning out to be amazing? The Nokia Lumia 710 is another example. It takes on the Samsung Omnia W, with literally identical specs and performance. The final decision could quite literally boil down to which one you like more than the other!
Pros: Built well, Display has deep black levels
Cons: Slightly thicker and heavier than the Omnia W, Disappointing camera
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. It shares a number of features with its higher-priced brother (mostly under the skin), but its low-cost roots can be quite evident in crucial areas like the phone's display and build quality.
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. Gaming is fluid and fun, the Zune music experience is as ever enjoyable and streaming video plays well over T-Mobile's HSPA+ network.
Pros: Bargain priced smartphone with solid specs and good quality.
Cons: Front buttons aren't easy to use, no mobile hotspot feature.