Nokia Lumia 710 Cell Phone Review

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The Hardware

The Nokia Lumia 710 uses a single-core, 1.4 GHz Snapdragon S2 MSM8255 processor from Qualcomm, a.k.a. “Scorpion,” which is the same chip found in the Lumia 800 and Lumia 900 models. Windows Phone 7.5 operating system, and all the applications we tried, ran smoothly, with no lags or sluggishness. A single-core processor is used simply because Windows Phone 7.5 doesn’t supports multi-core processors. The HTC Inspire 4G uses the same processor, while the HTC Thunderbolt uses a processor from the same family, the MSM8655.

The Adreno 205 GPU, integrated with the main chip, proved to be effective and fast even on the 3D games we installed.

As we previously mentioned, the 3.7-inch screen has a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. This resolution is actually mandatory for any device running Windows Phone 7.5.

Figure 4 shows the back side of the phone without the cover. Here you can see the slot for the micro-SIM chip and the place for the battery. There is no micro-SD slot for a memory card, which is actually a Windows Phone limitation.

Nokia Lumia 710Figure 4: Back side, opened

The back side of the Nokia 710 is shown in Figure 5. Here, you can see the 5 Mpixel camera lenses and the LED flash.

Nokia Lumia 710Figure 5: Back side, closed

Figure 6 unveils the top of the phone, where the power button (also used for locking and unlocking the screen), earphone connector, and mini-USB connector are located.

Nokia Lumia 710Figure 6: Top side

At the right side of the phone, there are three buttons: the camera shutter and the volume settings.

Nokia Lumia 710Figure 7: Right side

Figures 8 and 9 show the left side and bottom of the phone, where there are neither buttons nor connectors.

Nokia Lumia 710Figure 8: Left side

Nokia Lumia 710Figure 9: Bottom

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Author: Rafael Coelho

Rafael Otto Coelho is a physicist with a master's degree in Education, and is a college professor in Brazil.

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