The Nokia Lumia 610 is is smartphone powered by the Windows Phone operating system that was released last year. It is no secret that Windows phones have been eclipsed in the market and in the minds of many consumers in recent years by phones running the power user friendly Android from Google, the messaging king Blackberry by RIM and the user friendly iOS by Apple. The Nokia 610 is no iPhone or Samsung Galaxy but it is a smartphone that does just enough to carve out it’s own niche. It is budget friendly but stylish and most of all it is a practical phone that will do anything and everything the typical user would want to do with an entry-level smartphone.
The Nokia Lumia 610 won’t win any beauty contests but is far from being an ugly duckling. It does look and feel like plastic but the metallic-coloured border surrounding the screen and sides of the device is a nice design touch that adds a little flair. A camera is a big part of a smartphone in today’s snap happy and socially connected world. The Lumia 610 takes decent photos but the video quality expectantly is nothing to write home about. The battery is a real high-point for this device. With my heavy usage It needed charging only once a day and could easily go for 2 days without charging with normal use which is excellent compared to other smartphones on the market which seem married to a charger.
Screen: 3.7 inch 480 x 800 pixels
OS: Microsoft Windows 7.5
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A5
Camera: 5mp 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash
Video: VGA @ 30 frames per second
Battery: Li-Ion 1300 mAh
Additional Features: WifI, Bluetooth, radio, GPS, Accelerometer, proximity, compass
The Nokia Lumia 610 is powered by Windows 7.5 Tango and memory friendly version of Windows 7.5 Mango. It offers simple, to the point usability but not many customization options other than the colour of the homepage tiles and a light or dark background. Microsoft Office comes installed on the Nokia Lumia 610 and allows the ability to create, edit, save and share Excel, Word and powerpoint which is a very big benefit to potential users. The phone comes loaded with the usual basic applications such a calculator, calendar, internet explorer, alarm, maps, email and other apps like Facebook, Twitter, Youtube and a variety of games can be added app store or media covering all genres and interests can be added via the Zune store.
What Do I think of the Nokia Lumia 610?
The Nokia Lumia 610 is good phone for a user that just want their phone to work, have excellent battery life with the ability to dabble in the world of the internet, emails and social media. Definitely not for the power user wishing to access a gazillion settings and install any and every available app or the trendy chic user looking for a super attractive high-end handset. Personally I like the Nokia Lumia 610 and think it would make a great gift for a friend or loved one. The Nokia Lumia 610 is available exclusively in Jamaica at Digicel stores island-wide.
- excellent pricepoint
- Microsoft Office
- excellent battery
- simple and robust hardware
- intuitive operating system
- social media friendly
- poor customization options
- no memory expansion
- decent photos but poor video