The Nokia Lumia 710 has got a curvy look with touchscreen display and 3 dedicated buttons on the front side. The Lumia 710 is made for users on the move and comes with swappable covers with matching (changeable) home screen colour which gives an extraordinary look to the handset.

When compared with the Nokia Lumia 800 the Lumia 710 handset is a cheaper alternative, which also runs on the Windows Phone 7.5 Mango OS. Though most of the specifications are nearly identical there are a few differences. The Lumia 710 comes with a 5MP camera as compared with 8 MP on Lumia 800 and the built in mass storage is 8 GB as compared with 16 GB on Lumia 800. Micro-SD cards are not supported on both these handsets.

Nokia Lumia 710 features

The 3.7 inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display with clearblack and Corning Gorilla Glass technology gives an elegant look to the handset. This Nokia handset is lighter than Lumia 800 with 126 grams weight. The dimensions are 119.0 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm.

Nokia Lumia 710 with WP 7.5 (Mango)
Nokia Lumia 710

Just like the Nokia Lumia 800 the 710 also comes powered by a 1.4 GHz CPU (Single Core Qualcomm MSM8255) with 512 MB SDRAM but with an 8 GB internal storage memory.

The Lumia 710 comes with a primary camera of 5 MP resolution with 4x digital zoom with features like LED flash (single), geotagging, touch to focus, white balance settings, one click photo sharing and exposure compensation.  There is no secondary camera.

Entertainment wise this handset comes pre-loaded with media player that supports commonly used formats including AVI, WMV 9, MPEG-4 video formats and WMA, MPEG-1, DRM, MP3 audio formats. There is also a built in FM receiver for live music.

Other features are 3G (HSUPA Cat6 5.76 Mbps, HSDPA Cat10 14.4 Mbps), Wi-Fi, EDGE, GPRS, micro SIM, Bing / Nokia maps, 3D accelerometer, Gmail / Yahoo / Nokia / Outlook / Other email support, HTML5, IE 9, GPS with A-GPS / Cell ID / Wi-Fi positioning, Bluetooth 2.1, USB 2.0 and 3.5 mm audio jack.

Internet Explorer 9 on Nokia Lumia 710
Nokia Lumia 710 with IE9

The Nokia Lumia 710 comes with a BP-3L 3.7V 1300 mAh battery that can be charged using USB and gives a talktime of 6.9 hours on 2G, 7.6 hours on 3G and standby time of up to 400 hours on 2G and 3G networks. Users can play continuous video for almost 6 hours and music playback time is up to 38 hours.

Nokia Lumia 710 features and price in India
Lumia 710 with inter changeable back covers

Nokia Lumia 710 price in India

Price: Under Rs. 15,099.
Box pack contains: 710 handset, battery and charger, Nokia Headset WH-208, data cable CA-190CD, user guide, quick start guide and warranty card.
Available in black and white front finish and five inter-changeable back-covers sold separately.

Nokia Lumia 710 reviews

This handset has got both style and features. The smartphone is reasonably priced and comes with swappable covers with matching (changeable) home screen colour. The WP 7.5 OS is the main highlight. The 710 has got all the features that one would want in a smartphone from camera to internet surfing with HTML5 support and social networking hub for keeping in touch with social contacts.

This smartphone comes with a good 5 MP camera with auto focus, LED flash and with HD video recording, however secondary camera is missing.

Overall the Nokia Lumia 710 is a powerful phone with good features and must have if you have used windows mobile phone before and if you cannot afford the Nokia Lumia 800.

By Rajeev Rana

Founder and Chief Editor -