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


  • 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

Internet -via Wi-Fi or 3G - is fast and responsive on the Nokia Lumia 710, sharing the pre-installed Internet Explorer browser with the rest of the Windows Phone stable.

Connection times are substantially faster than Symbian devices, taking around four seconds to open the full (non-mobile) TechRadar site. These speeds are more akin to the top-end Android and iOS smartphones, as we found in our Nokia Lumia 800 review. Both Nokia phones share the same hardware and software that affect this performance.

As with the WiFi internet speed the Nokia Lumia 710 and Lumia 800 are on a par when using 3G for internet surfing taking around three seconds to initial load the Techradar website with text and fixed images and a further five seconds to load the rest.

This two part method means that you can be reading the articles whilst the animated areas of the site are still loading. With Internet Explorer directed to the mobile internet version of the site the load time was cut to nearly two seconds for all info.

Nokia lumia 710 review

Although Internet Explorer is pinned to the start screen out of the box, the space can be saved since most people, once used to Windows Phone, prefer to use the bottom left search button to open Bing and navigate from there.

Nokia lumia 710 review

This holds the same for the Local Scout app, since once Bing has been opened, four touchscreen buttons appear at the bottom of the screen, providing access to Local Scout, Music Scrobbler, Text/Barcode Scanner and Voice Recognition Internet Search.

Nokia lumia 710 review

Local Scout provides location-based information on shops, bars, restaurants and attractions.

Nokia lumia 710 review

The Music Scrobbler app listens to background music and searches for it in the Marketplace.

Nokia lumia 710 review

Text/Barcode Scanner scans barcodes, QR Codes, Microsoft Tags, books, CDs and DVDs, plus can translate scanned text - with mixed results, so we're undecided on this function despite it being a really cool feature.

Nokia lumia 710 review

Nokia lumia 710 review

Voice Recognition Internet Search starts a web search based on spoken words.

One major limitation that remains from the Nokia Lumia 800 is that Flash Player still hasn't arrived. According to the Flash Runtime Team at Adobe, although they are working with Microsoft to provide a Windows Phone Flash Player solution, "Windows Phone 7.5 Mango will not support Flash Player". Hopefully it will appear in Windows Phone 8 later this year.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Wireless LANYes
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
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
Radio Tuner TypeFM
Call FeaturesCall Log
Pixel Density252 ppi
Recycled Content60%
Height119 mm
Width62.4 mm
Depth12.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
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 Address
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