Nokia Lumia 710 review

The cheaper alternative to Nokia's first Windows Phone handset

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Nokia lumia 710 review

The Nokia Lumia 710's user interface follows the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango standard, which means there's no difference in the usability between the Nokia Lumia 710 and the Nokia Lumia 800.

There are some slight differences when compared with the HTC Radar, in that Nokia adds an additional tile colour option (Nokia Blue), 20 additional ringtones and three additional alarm sounds (Nokia calendar, Nokia email and Nokia message). This all means that your new Nokia Windows Phone can still sound like your old Nokia Symbian phone, if you want.

Nokia lumia 710 review

The Windows Phone interface is, at first glance, very different to other smartphone operating systems. As Symbian^3 devices have developed through Symbian Anna to Belle, the home screen has become more Android in appearance, with the menu structure using an app grid with the ability to have folders or sub-menus within menus.

Nokia lumia 710 review

Although there are some similarities to Android, iOS and Symbian in Windows Phone 7.5, the emphasis has changed from having many apps accessible on the home screen to having a few easily accessible apps on the start screen, in a scrollable 2x4 grid, with useful information displayed on their tiles.

This interface with four to eight live tiles on the screen at any time is more intuitive and faster to navigate.

Nokia lumia 710 review

The main negative of the Nokia Lumia 710's interface is the lack of folders, which will hopefully be partially rectified by the release of Windows Phone Tango.

Nokia lumia 710 review

An alphabetically listed app menu is searchable, jumping to first letter functionality when you have 45 or more apps (games don't count) installed. This dearly needs the sub-folder functionality too.


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
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 2.1
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 7.5
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 2.0
Pixel Density252 ppi
Height119 mm
Width62.4 mm
Depth12.5 mm
Radio TunerYes
Battery Standby Time400 Hour
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