It becomes really difficult to choose a low budget smart phone with lots of inbuilt applications and we normally gets confuse while choosing this types of phone’s which suits us best according to our needs. When Nokia announced this NokiaLumia610 there was a big smile is on my face after the announcement but only the fear is about specifications of the phone whether is it sufficient for WP7.5, so today i got a chance to my hands on NokiaLumia610. My special Thanks to @NokiaIndia for providing me this opportunity.
Its really interesting to see a low budget phone with premium build quality by Nokia after Nokia-Microsoft collaboration.
As its a lower budget phone so we can’t expect lots of accessories in box but still its enough for this price range phones.
Let’s Check What’s in the box:
- Nokia Battery BP-3L 3.7V 1300 mAh
- Nokia Charging & Data Cable CA-190CD
- Nokia Headset WH 208
- Nokia AC-50N MicroUSB Charger
- Quick Guide, User Guide and Product information leaflet
The Battery is same as NokiaLumia710 has the BP-3L 3.7V 1300 Mah but the battery performance is better on NokiaLumia610 over My NokiaLumia710.
Note: The battery performance depends on your usage
Nokia AC-50N MicroUSB Charger this is what i am missing with my NokiaLumia710, Lumia610 charger is better over the NokiaLumia710 charger
Nokia Charging & Data Cable CA-190CD the data cable of NokiaLumia610 is for multipurpose charging and data transfer with good length its same as i got with my NokiaLumia710
Nokia Stereo Headset WH 208 is a standard headsets packed with many Nokia Phones also i got with my Lumia710 it gives you good quality sound and also Nokia giving you ear buds set which you can use as comfortable to you
Lumia610-The Hardware & Design:
This First thing comes in our mind while thinking to purchase a low budget phone is the build quality but as we know Nokia never compromise with build qualities of the phone. Nokia did great Job here The Build quality of the phone is much better than my expectations that’s why i give the title to phone “A Low Budget Premium Phone” yes its a low Budget phone but with premium build quality, its really handy and grip of the phone in our hand is just awesome.
The Build Quality of the phone is better than My NokiaLumia710 with shiny body, NokiaLumia610 win My heart because of its build quality though the 800 x 480 pixels screen resolution is quite good but not like Lumia710 that’s because of Lumia610 doesn’t support CBD(Clear Black Display) But NokiaLumia610 has a 3D Graphics which gives us enough good display as comparative to other phones comes under this price range($200).
That’s really nice to see that Nokia Using Corning Gorilla Glass in their Low end phone’s as well which gives us good and clear display. The captive touch Tap keys is which i liked the most in Lumia610 as comparative to NokiaLumia710 simple keys.
The Phone Speaker is at the Back in bottom of the phone same as lumia710. The quality of the speaker voice is really impressed me a lot its same as NokaLumia710
At the top of the phone There is USB Cum Charging Port and 3.5MM headset jack and the other one is looking like microphone because this phone has 2 microphones. This one is for Noise Cancellation
The Volume Control physical button , The centre key here is used for multiple purpose its for Lock-Unlock the phone and also used to switch Off-On the phone and the last one is camera key and it placed at right side of the phone and look smart because of its same colour as phone has.
The NokiaLumia610 has 5 Megapixel AF(Auto Focus) still camera with LED flash and with 4X zoom with resolution 2592 x 1944 pixels which gives you qualitative image’s none other phone has 5megapixel camera in low end phones only Nokia can do this but i found the little low in quality as compared to lumia710 but that not a problem because we are paying less than 13k (INR) for the phone which is 2k lesser than the lumia710. Phone supports VGA video recording
The Camera Samples images:
The Panorama shot
The Macro Shot
The simple shot
Its really amazed to see that The phone supports Micro SIM support only, so if you are planning to purchase a NokiaLumia610 you have to arrange Micro SIM for the phone
The Interiors & OS Features:
As we all Know That All Lumia Device’s are packed with windows phone 7.5 the OS has really good feature’s but also lacks with some features like we didn’t have File sharing feature over Bluetooth yet which is common feature now days but Microsoft promised to bring this feature in their upcoming update i.e windows phone 7.8 on NokiaLumia phone’s. Nokia/Microsoft just pushed the Tango update to their Lumia phone’s which bring internet sharing feature which is a really cool feature’s.
NokiaLumia610 Technical Specification:
- 8GB Mass Storage Memory there is not any expandable memory slot here but we are getting a 25GB Sky Drive storage with mass storage
- 3.7” captive touch screen
- 800 Mhz 7227A Snapdragon S1 single CPU
- 256 MB RAM Memory
- 2 Microphones
- 3D Accelerometer
- Ambient Light Sensor
- Application Highlights
- Integrated Bing Maps
- Micro SIM Support Only
- Nokia Drive with voice navigation
- Nokia Maps
- Nokia Music with one year free music subscription by nokia
- Proximity Sensor
- WiFi positioning
- FM Radio
Due to the low specifications many applications doesn’t work on this phone but i found all useful applications there and the feature i like the most is people Hub, its really easy and fast to share status and images on twitter,Facebook and window live. Also i am really happy with the performance of Email pushing on windows phone it works like a charm on phones none other OS push the Email’s faster than Windows Phone.
Note:This is my personal experience.
The Windows Market Place from where we can easily purchase and manage our applications and games. Phone gives us the awesome gaming experience because of 3D graphic’s GPU
Nokia Music is really great Application which comes with all Lumia phone’s and also Nokia giving 1 Year Unlimited Free Subscription of Nokia Music
The Xbox gives you great collection of Games and also you can create you Xbox avatar as per your like and also you can share your score with your friends
I had really great experience with Nokia Maps, specially when we talks about Nokia Maps on Lumia phone’s its just awesome you can easily do routing between your current location and destination, also you can easily find the popular places near by you Like Eat & Drink , shopping and accommodations etc. And there are many useful applications available in marketplace yes This phone also supports Nokia Drive with easy navigation due to which we can easily reach at our destination that too with voice navigation support and also there is Nokia transport application which gives you the best routing of public transport available until your destination. These all are applications which really useful in our day to day life i want to give my regards to Nokia Team for these applications.
If you are heavy Twitter User Like me The must have applications on your Windows Phone is @twabbitapp & @mehdoh
The Internet Explorer 9 on this phone supports HTML5,HVG CSS3 and XHTML which gives us great experience while browsing yeah the explorer doesn’t have the silver light support yet but hope for the best may it will come with internet explorer 10 mobile.
Windows phone’s are always connected to EDGE/3G data but if you want to Switch off the mobile data connection Forcefully so that you can use as per your requirement, you can do that in Settings>>mobile network then Tap on Data Connection to Switch off.
At the end if you have low budget i would suggest you to go for this Fully featured phone with decent build quality because i haven’t seen any other manufacturer providing these types of features in this price range. Hope i covered every important features in this review if not please forgive me and you can feel free to write at comments. My kind Regards to @Nokia & @NokiaIndia team for such a great work. Thanks.