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Nokia Lumia 610 review

Our Rating :
Price when reviewed : £180
inc VAT

Compromised, but beautifully made and stylish for the price


Windows Phone 7, 3.7in 480×800 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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AwardBudget Buy


Main display size3.7in
Native resolution480×800
CCD effective megapixels5-megapixel
Video recording formatMP4
ConnectivityBluetooth, Wi-Fi
Internal memory8096MB
Memory card supportnone
Memory card includedN/A
Operating frequenciesGSM 800/900/1800/1900, 3G 850, 900, 1900, 2100
Wireless dataHSDPA


Operating systemWindows Phone 7
Microsoft Office compatibilityWord, Excel, PowerPoint
Email clientPOP3/IMAP/Exchange
Audio format supportMP3, AAC, WMA
Video playback formats3GP, MP4, WMV, H.264, AVI, VC-1. ASF
FM Radiono
Web BrowserInternet Explorer
Accessoriesheadset, charger, data cable
Talk time9.5 hours
Standby time30 days

Buying Information

SIM-free price£180
Price on contract0

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