Nokia Lumia 810 hands on review: we get a hold of the latest Windows 8 phone
8 March 2014
Excerpt: Here at MobileCon 2012 , we got to put our hands on T-Mobile’s exclusive Windows phone, the upcoming Nokia Lumia 810. Unfortunately, holding this handsome new handset was about all we were allowed to do.
Excerpt: Nokia is making a big gamble by choosing Microsoft Windows 8 Mobile as the OS for their line of smart phones. The fate of this once dominant player in the mobile space is tied closely to the success or failure of the Windows OS.
Summary: Microsoft and its partners were pushing Windows Phone 8-based smartphones hard this holiday season. In a market that's already crowded with plenty of great Android and iOS options, Microsoft and its partners definitely have their work cut out for them.
Pros: Excellent camera, Nokia apps: Nokia Drive, Nokia City Lens, etc, Respectable performance
Cons: No LTE connectivity, Thicker & heavier than some of today's top phones, Limited Marketplace
Excerpt: The Nokia Lumia 810 on T-Mobile may be less flashy and good looking than the HTC 8X , but it carries some serious appeal beyond its lower price tag. The Windows Phone 8 smartphone launched at $150 with contract, but is already down to $99 on the T-Mobile US website.
Pros: Fast, affordable, great camera, has microSD card slot.
Cons: Bland design, relatively low resolution display- though it's a nice looking screen.
Conclusion: In their effort to find a way around the AT&T exclusivity on the Nokia Lumia 820, the company's engineers have ended up with an arguably better device in the face of the Lumia 810. The T-Mobile exclusive smartphone benefits greatly from the larger battery, while maintaining everything we liked about...
Pros: Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support, Quad-band 3G with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support, 4.3" 16M-color ClearBlack AMOLED display with WVGA resolution, 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording, 720p front-facing camera, Windows Phone 8 OS, 1.5GHz dual-core Krai...
Cons: App catalog falls short of Android and iOS, No system-wide file manager, No lockscreen shortcuts, Some might argue that design is a bit dull, Price on a contract is a bit high
T-Mobile Nokia Lumia 810 with Windows Phone 8 Review
26 November 2012
Excerpt: Welcome to this review of the new Nokia Lumia 810 running Windows Phone 8; now leave. Well, leave and come back after reading Judie’s extensive review of the HTC 8X Windows Phone 8 . Why? First off, it is an excellent review.
Pros: Windows Phone 8 is awesome; Feels great in the hand; Good camera; Expandable memory; Fast; Nice, responsive screen
Cons: Looks and feels a bit boxy; Much heavier than some other current ten phones; Runs on T-Mobile’s network; Bluetooth 2.1 only
Excerpt: Aaron reviews the Nokia Lumia 810 , one of two Windows Phone 8 phones available on T-Mobile. Despite being an offshoot of Nokia's mid-range Lumia 820, the 810 offers a nice spec list, including a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.3-inch AMOLED display (480x800 pixels) with ClearBlack...
Excerpt: Aaron takes an in-depth look at the Nokia Lumia 810 , one of two Windows Phone 8 devices available on T-Mobile . Despite being an offshoot of Nokia's mid-range Lumia 820, the 810 offers a nice 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 4.3-inch AMOLED display with ClearBlack technology, 8-megapixel camera...
Conclusion: Despite the less than elegant design, the $150 Nokia Lumia 810 is a good Windows Phone 8 device that offers speedy performance, a nice display, and a decent camera. For a budget phone, it has many great attributes.
Summary: The $149 Nokia Lumia 810 gives T-Mobile customers clamoring for a Windows Phone some appetizing features, such as an AMOLED screen that's great for enjoying photos and videos, a sturdy build and Nokia-exclusive features such as Nokia Music and Nokia Drive.