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Nokia Lumia 710 quick review

Nokia's second Windows Mobile based phone has a very attractive price tag. It is around £100 inc VAT cheaper than the flagship Nokia Lumia 800, SIM free. So, what corners have been cut to hit that price and can they be lived with?

Lacking the look

If it is stunning looks and a show-off hardware design you are after, then the Nokia Lumia 800 might be a better choice than the 710. There's nothing actually bad about the looks of the 710, but its standardised shape and single button panel, beneath the screen, gives it an air of the everyday - while the 800's one-piece chassis and unique looks mark it out as different


The Nokia Lumia 710 is a good little Windows Phone handset. The differences between it and the 800 aren't vast. The key changes are the halved storage, a less capable camera and a less stylish look. The only real problem we had was with the back-plate.

Our rating: 4/5

Best point: Good price; nice Nokia software extras; fast processor.

Worst point: Fiddly back-plate; short on internal storage.

Read the full review over at our sister reviews website ITReviews - here.

Rob Kerr is a journalist with more than 14 years experience of news, reviews and feature writing on titles such as Wired, PC Magazine, The Register, The Inquirer, Pocket-Lint, Mobile Industry Review, Know Your Mobile and The Gadget Show. The mobile phone world is his real passion and forte, having owned a handset as far back as 1994 where he has seen them grow from just a business tool to a necessity in everyone’s everyday life.