Oct 302012
 

Nokia Lumia 610 review, feature and price in India

Nokia lumia 610 is a budget smartphone from nokia lumia series. As lumia 800 & 710 already become popular in Indian market. Nokia has concentrate all over lumia series models and their advertisement. In previous posts we have already written about Nokia Lumia 800 and 710. In this post take a look over lumia 610.

Nokia lumia 610 is a 3.7 inch budget windows phone that run over 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Single core processor, an Adreno 200 GPU and 256MB RAM.

If we see the spec of Lumia 610 than these not seems impressive as per price of this mobile. We can get many Budget android phones in this price range and also with good hardware configuration from Samsung, HTC, Sony, Spice, Micromax.

Nokia should think about its price if he want to gain its position in Indian market again. In fact it a better option for users those want to buy a windows based phone in the range of Rs. 12000/-

Nokia Lumia 610-Features 

"nokia lumia 610"

Nokia Lumia 610 is a 3.7 inch LCD screen phone with 800 x 480 resolution display. It runs on windows phone 7.5 aka Mango with micro sim slot. The internal memory is 8GB with no expandable option.

It has a proximity sensor and the ambient light sensor but it doesn’t have secondary camera. Below the display three Windows Phone keys are provided, including the back button, Home button and Bing search button. Its dimension is 119.2 x 62.2 x 11.9 mm with 132 gms weight.

It has 3.5mm audio jack and also stereo FM radio. It is also compatible with (Audio) MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA and (Video) 3GP. It has many data connectivity options like GPRS, EDGE, Wi-Fi/, Bluetooth, USB, 3G, A-GPS.

Nokia Lumia 610-Camera 

Its primary camera is 5 megapixels with 56k colors combination. There are many features in primary camera like it has LED Flash, Auto focus with two-stage capture key, 4x Digital Zoom, Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Exposure compensation, Auto and manual exposure, Geo-tagging, Auto and manual white balance Face recognition, Full screen viewfinder, Center weighted auto exposure, Multi scene modes, White balance modes and video recording with 30 fps.

Nokia Lumia 610 Build- 

Nokia Lumia 610 has a 3.7-inch LCD screen with a WVGA resolution translating into a pixel density of 252ppi (480×800 pixels). Text is clearly visible and the graphics look decent and smooth too. The sides have a metallic gleam to them but it’s never likely to be mistaken for real metal, and the illusion is lost altogether once you actually hold the phone.

On the right side of the device lie the volume control buttons, the lock key and the camera shutter button. Being used to finding the lock switch usually on the top, on top of the phone are the headphone jack and the microUSB port and the back of the device is the camera lens near the top with an LED flash and the loudspeaker near the bottom.

Lumia 610 is available in four colors like magenta, cyan, black and white.

Nokia Lumia 610 OS

The Nokia Lumia 610 runs on Windows Phone 7.5. The device features the live-tile Metro user interface with two customizable home screens. You can change the order of the tiles as per your liking. A swipe to the left launches a second screen with the phone’s stock applications. Any of these can be pinned to the start screen by long pressing a particular app and choosing the ‘pin to start’ option.

The Messaging application on the Lumia 610 has some interesting options to give you a satisfying experience. Social network integration allows for easy swapping between messages, Facebook chat or any other chat clients on your phone. All these messages appear as one single thread.

Windows Phone 7.5 also has a voice assistant that can be used for dictation; get replies to be read out to you or to begin searches.

Apps such as Office and SkyDrive together are a powerhouse of productivity. Office helps you to create, view and edit documents stored on your device as well as those in the cloud. With SkyDrive, documents between your phone and PC sync automatically.

Viewing and editing documents in Office is absolutely free and integrated into the OS. Word and Excel docs come with viewing and editing support but PowerPoint files are for viewing only.  SharePoint collaboration for Word and Excel files allows you to attach those files to emails, though you need to do that from the Office hub and not the e-mail editor.

Other pre-installed apps include Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive and both functioned pretty well. While the former is an alternative to Bing Maps (also available on the phone), Nokia Drive makes navigation as simple as it can get. The voice-guided app lets you zoom in and out depending on your preference to see more details of the road ahead. Nokia Drive also lets you view downloaded maps in offline mode.

It is worth pointing out that the Nokia Lumia 610, like other phones running Windows Phone 7.5, will not get the Windows Phone 8  upgrade, so they stand to miss out on a lot of great features. Instead, they will get the Windows Phone 7.8 upgrade, so if you care about being on the latest version of the OS (as you should), you’re not going to get that here.

Nokia Lumia 610 Performance

Performance wise we can say that it is not a high performance phone due to limitation of single core 800MHz processor and only 256MB on borad RAM.

But it also not too much disappoint you can do your normal works very fine if you have not worked in too many apps simultaneously than it is ok for you otherwise it cannot handle too much of multitasking.

Call quality on the phone is good with clear reception with even just one or two bars of signal strength. Connectivity wise Lumia 610 equipped with Wifi, Bluetooth and micro usb connector, the phone performs well over both 3G and Wi-Fi networks.

The QWERTY keyboard is quite responsive but accidental button presses can’t be avoided since it feels squeezed in both portrait and landscape modes.

A feature highly missed is the ability to take screenshots.  But Microsoft has promised that this feature will be included in its latest Windows 8 version.

Nokia Lumia 610- battery

Its battery type is BP-3L with 1300 mAh power. Its talk time in 2G is upto 10.5hrs and in 3G is up to 9.5hrs and standby time in 2G is upto 670hrs and in 3G is 720hrs.

Final words
The Lumia 610 comes with both plus and negative points. The biggest advantage is its low price in windows phone models. For an entry level Windows phone, the device can be a hit for prospective buyers. Apart from offering a great battery life, the device gives you almost a holistic Windows Phone experience packed in a sturdy build.

But as its low hardware configuration it may disappoint for some power users those are performance hungry. Also it is not having memory expandable options using micro sd card that is a disadvantage. Camera quality is also not impressive as like lumia 800 & 710.

Nokia Lumia 610 Specifications as per Gsmarena.com

GENERAL2G NetworkGSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
3G NetworkHSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIMMicro-SIM
Announced2012, February
StatusAvailable. Released 2012, April
BODYDimensions119 x 62 x 12 mm, 77.6 cc (4.69 x 2.44 x 0.47 in)
Weight131.5 g (4.62 oz)
DISPLAYTypeTFT capacitive touchscreen, 65K colors
Size480 x 800 pixels, 3.7 inches (~252 ppi pixel density)
MultitouchYes
SOUNDAlert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
LoudspeakerYes
3.5mm jackYes
MEMORYCard slotNo
Internal8 GB storage, 256 MB RAM
DATAGPRSClass 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps
EDGEClass 10, 236.8 kbps
SpeedHSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
WLANWi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
BluetoothYes, v2.1 with A2DP, EDR
USBYes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERAPrimary5 MP, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality
FeaturesGeo-tagging, face detection
VideoYes, VGA@30fps
SecondaryNo
FEATURESOSMicrosoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango
ChipsetQualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
CPU800 MHz ARM Cortex-A5
GPUAdreno 200
SensorsAccelerometer, proximity, compass
MessagingSMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
BrowserHTML5
RadioStereo FM radio with RDS
GPSYes, with A-GPS support
JavaNo
ColorsWhite, Cyan, Magenta, Black
– SNS integration
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
– Voice memo/dial
– Predictive text input
BATTERYStandard battery, Li-Ion 1300 mAh (BP-3L)
Stand-byUp to 670 h (2G) / Up to 720 h (3G)
Talk timeUp to 10 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 9 h 30 min (3G)
Music playUp to 35 h
MISCSAR US1.32 W/kg (head)     0.97 W/kg (body)
SAR EU0.83 W/kg (head)


As per Nokia.co.in – 3.5/5Ratings of Nokia Lumia 610 –

As per T3.com —  4/5

As per Techradar.com – 3/5

As per Gsmarena.com – 8/10

As per tech2.in.com – 7/10

Price in India –

As per Flipkart.com

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As per ebay.in –  Rs. 12,502/-