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Overview of the Smartphone Nokia Lumia 610: the Pros and Cons of the Budget Version

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7.3 out of 10
Our rating is based on assessment from the top technology's websites like cNet, Techradar, PC advisor

Display TFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors, 3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (~252 ppi pixel density)

Camera 5 MP, autofocus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, face detection, Video - 480p@30fps

Processor Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon S1, CPU - 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A5, GPU - Adreno 200

Memory Card slot - No, Internal - 8 GB, 256 MB RAM

Battery Removable Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery (BP-3L)

Inside TFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors, 3.7 inches, 480 x 800 pixels (~252 ppi pixel density)

Popularity of Windows Phone is increasing. Partnership with the Finnish Nokia helps to attract the attention of the masses. Although this operating system has a bad reputation, an objective examination shows its obvious merits. At least, its cost is significantly lower than Android-versions. Considering model has become one of the most accessible. And the facts speak for themselves – young OS WP is becoming more and more popular. IT’S a big merit of Nokia.

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Design and Ergonomics

Finnish smartphones are known for their originality. Even in the Lumia family devices have significant differences. As for the 610-th model, it is presented in such colors as black, white, pink and brand blue. Regardless of the color, the front panel is always black.

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Conventionally, the front part of the smartphone is divided into 2 parts: 1. Display with a diagonal of 3.7″ hidden under the tempered glass.

Beneath are the traditional touch screen Windows-key (“Back”, “Home” and “Search”).

Above the screen is the speaker opening. 2. The plastic panel, which together with the rear cover creates the effect of the monolith.

On the back cover, you can find flash-LED, a camera (with the specified resolution), the logo and the model name.

Under it is the battery with the capacity of 1300 mAh and a slot for micro format SIM card. The memory card slot is missing.

The body has a streamlined form due to the beveled corners. This allows the phone to comfortably lie down in your hand. All the physical keys are located on the right edge of the phone. This is “rocker” volume, power and camera control buttons.

OS and Interface

It is based on the Windows Phone 7.5 (Mango) OS. Unlike its Android-competitors, this software shows its best sides. You can forget about such things as “hanging up” and “slowdown”. Strict and even ascetic interface is the result of using the shell «METRO». Some applications are designed so that they can reflect the dynamic changes. For example, the section “Contacts” informs about changes in social status of friends. The strong point of the software has always been WPvsegda navigation system. In this model, there installed applications for pedestrian navigation.

The Hardware Part

The smartphone runs on the older generation Qualcomm MSM7227A processor; graphics accelerator – Adreno 200. For their operation, 256 MB of RAM is allocated. The volume of external memory is 8 GB (of which 5.5 GB is available).

Camera of Nokia Lumia 610

The camera is equipped by 5 MP Matrix. It enables to shoot video in VGA format. Interface of video and photo applications is fairly simple. Setup menu allows you to select the type of lighting, shooting mode and determine the exposure etc.

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