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. The blocky black rectangle won't win prizes for looks or lightness but it does offer a removable battery, a microSD card slot and Nokia's strong Maps and navigation solution with free spoken directions.
Pros: Fast, affordable, great camera, has microSD card slot.
Cons: Bland design, relatively low resolution display- though it's a nice looking screen.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 810 is a fantastic mid-tier phone that is unfortunately dragged down by the performance of its carrier. While it's true that the same hardware is available on different networks (the Lumia 822 on Verizon and the Lumia 820 on AT&T), the simple but attractive design of the Lumia 810 is exclusive to the carrier, which is sure to disappoint many.
For an 800 x 480 display, the screen of the Lumia 810 truly shines (see what I did there?
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. And while the camera itself isn't great, we do like the Camera Lens apps that come with the 810.
Pros: Solid build quality, Fast performance, Nokia Music and Nokia Drive add value, Fun photo apps, Wireless charging sleeves available
Cons: Bland design, Low-resolution display, Relatively short battery life, Mediocre camera