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: 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.
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...
Summary: While it costs more, we prefer the $199 HTC Windows Phone 8X for T-Mobile. Although it lacks free turn-by-turn navigation and other Nokia niceties, you get a much sleeker design and sharper camera. The 8X is the Windows Phone we'd rather carry on this carrier.
Conclusion: On the surface, there’s nothing cool or hip looking with the Nokia Lumia 810 , which is a shame considering it’s a Lumia device, but yet, it’s lacking any of the distinct design cues to make it a part of the family.
Pros: Snappy performance, Good low lighting camera performance, Same WP8 experience as the Lumia 920
Cons: Ugly and boring design, Speaker quality is sharp & irritating
Conclusion: In the end, Nokia has created another real winner for the Windows Phone 8 universe as a whole. The Nokia Lumia 920 may be just that little bit better with a slightly larger display and loud body, but the 810 takes care of the user who doesn't want to take a monster out of their pocket every time...