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Nokia Lumia 610 review

Chris Finnamore
11 Apr 2014
Our Rating 
Price when reviewed 
inc VAT

Compromised, but beautifully made and stylish for the price



Windows Phone 7, 3.7in 480x800 display

After the mid-range Lumia 710 and Lumia 800, closely followed by the big-screen Lumia 900, we finally have Nokia's budget Windows Phone 7 handset; the cheap-as-chips Lumia 610. This is just £180 SIM-free or free on a £13.50-per-month contract, which makes it around £40 cheaper SIM-free than the next phone up in the range, Nokia's Lumia 710, and about £7 cheaper per month with a contract.

Nokia Lumia 610

The Lumia 610 is still a Nokia, though, which means its build quality is anything but budget. The phone feels beautifully made, with no flex in the body and a textured rubber back which makes it a delight to hold. It's definitely got the edge in looks over the Lumia 710, and is on the verge of being the best-looking Lumia in the entire range.

The Lumia 610's back, home and search buttons are touch-sensitive, which we preferred to the Lumia 710's physical buttons. The handset's camera is the same five-megapixel model as on the Lumia 710, and takes fairly average photos; there's not a great deal of detail, and noise speckles are present even in bright daylight shots.

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