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Nokia Lumia 710 review

The cheaper alternative to Nokia's first Windows Phone handset

Our Verdict

It's likely this will remain the budget option for the foreseeable future - a little bit more of a price drop and we'll be a lot more impressed with this otherwise decent handset.

Product features

  • Built-in Memory : 8 GB
  • Rear Camera Resolution : 5 Megapixel
  • Battery Talk Time : 6.90 Hour
  • Screen Resolution : 480 x 800

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For

  • Removable battery
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Nokia apps
  • Integration with Xbox Live
  • Cloud-based backup

Against

  • Poor battery life
  • Screen, camera and internal storage are downgraded from Lumia 800
  • No front-facing camera
  • Fragile-looking volume and camera buttons

Nokia lumia 710 review

Messaging and social networking is where Windows Phone and the Nokia Lumia 710 really come into their own. Once we had set up accounts for Windows Live, Twitter and Facebook, we were able to choose which contacts to display in the People app.

Nokia lumia 710 review

Setting up Windows Live, Twitter and Facebook accounts meant that we could select contacts from the People app to IM or email via Windows Live Hotmail, write on their wall or chat with them on Facebook or send them a message on Twitter, along with the standard option to send them an SMS or MMS.

Nokia lumia 710 review

While on a contact's profile screen, we were able to swipe to the left to see what's new, which displays their recent posts on Facebook and Twitter. Swipe again to see their Facebook photo albums and swipe a third time to see a history of messages from them.

Nokia lumia 710 review

From the People app, a quick tap on a profile picture opened up the Me app, which can also be opened by selecting it from the app list - or start screen, if pinned. From here we were able to post a status update or check in on Windows Live, Twitter LinkedIn or Facebook.

Nokia lumia 710 review

Based on the ability to check in, seemed a pity that this feature wasn't linked to Foursquare as well, but we suppose we can't have everything, and this is a great start.

If we fancied a live chat, we could choose to 'Set chat status'. Although this didn't result in a visual change in the Me app, opening the Messaging app now showed an Online screen, which displayed contacts who were available on Windows Live Messenger and/or Facebook Chat.

Nokia lumia 710 review

From the Messaging app, we were able to select a contact and choose from messaging them via SMS or IM, creating a virtual conversation with them. All of these methods of communication made us feel well connected from the Nokia Lumia 710's general interface, without having to install third party apps.

However, Microsoft has released a Facebook app and Twitter and Foursquare have released their own, with Skype rumoured to be integrated into a future update to Windows Phone handsets.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotNo
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyHSUPA, HSDPA, EDGE, GPRS
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationNo
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyLumia
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedWCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100, GSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraNo
Phone StyleBar
ColourBlack
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time6.90 Hour
Product Model710
Screen Size9.4 cm (3.7")
Screen Resolution480 x 800
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)126 g
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityRoHS, China RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7.5
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
RealtoneYes
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCall Log
Pixel Density252 ppi
RecycledYes
Recycled Content60%
Height119 mm
Width62.4 mm
Depth12.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameLumia 710 Smartphone
Processor Speed1.40 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon
Product LineLumia
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeProximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Ambient Light Sensor
Manufacturer Part Number0020C63
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing InformationExplore the world with Nokia Lumia

Every day in every city around the world, people are pursuing their own adventures, big or small. Explore the world around you with amazing camera technology, exclusive Live Tile apps and unique design features. This is Lumia.

Package Contents
  • Lumia 710 Smartphone
  • Nokia Battery
  • Nokia Headset
  • Nokia Lumia 710 Handset
  • Nokia Micro USB Charger
  • Nokia Charging and Data Cable
  • Quick Guide
  • User Guide
  • Product Information Leaflet
Limited Warranty2 Year