Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 810 is T-Mobile’s attempt to stand out from the competition with its own custom variant of a midrange Windows Phone 8 device. In that respect, the phone succeeds: it’s a unique piece of hardware that delivers a serviceable experience overall. We’re not sure why T-Mobile and Nokia decided to depart so drastically from the 820′s design in crafting the 810, but its boxy design, and the suggestion of ruggedness accompanying it, will doubtless appeal to some...
Pros: Durable, comfortable feel in hand, Impressive camera, especially for a midrange device, Very smooth, stable OS with beautiful UI, Nokia apps improve functionality, Excellent battery life
Cons: -Coco Chanel, Design is thick, uninspired, Even with Nokia apps, Windows Phone 8 has functionality gaps, Maps experience is horrible, Price too high compared to alternatives
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 810 is an undoubtedly solid smartphone, but its ultimate undoing is the Lumia 920, a better device that costs less money. If you're unwilling to jump ship from T-Mobile, Nokia's custom software also throws a wrench in the equation, because you'll need to choose between superior hardware that does less (HTC 8X), or a relatively inferior smartphone that does more (Lumia 810).
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. However, if you’re not a T-Mobile customer, this is not a device that entice you to switch. For $50 ($100 less), you can get the same phone with better design elements on Verizon Wireless or AT&T.
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. However, once you’re able to overlook its boring design and discover its inner beauty, the Lumia 810 really shines as an entry-level smartphone.
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