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4.0 out of 5 stars Very nice phone within its limitations, 6 Dec 2012
This review is from: Nokia Lumia 610 Sim Free Mobile Phone - Black (Wireless Phone Accessory)
I already have a Nokia Lumia 800 which I absolutely adore, and my husband recently bought this one (to replace a Nokia dinosaur and also take advantage of a free Kindle Fire offer). He is not the sort of person who wants to download a lot of apps - he wants to make calls, text people, check his email, take a few photos and maybe do a bit of browsing - and for his requirements this phone fits the bill. He isn't going to be downloading a lot of apps, and the reduced processing power on this model would mean he would be disappointed anyway if he did want to go mad in the app store. However, there are apps that are perfectly capable of being used on this model. The fact that the number of apps available is limited compared to android isn't going to matter, but if you want the wider choice that you get for android, then you would probably be happier with android.

It comes complete with USB charger cable and plug. When you first turn the phone on it takes you into a very intuitive start up menu and guides you step by step helping you to transfer your contacts. I have to say that because I already own the 800 I found it easier, because I was able straightaway to go into settings and turn on the wifi, but even so it was very very easy to do.

It was very easy to set up Gmail - done in seconds.

The camera is 5mp as opposed to 8mp on the 800, but still takes a decent enough shot, we are just every day snappers, so we are happy with that.

Internal memory is 8gb as opposed to 16gb on the 800 but again good enough for what he needs.

I see another reviewer commented on lack of bluetooth - Bluetooth is certainly on the one we have.

It will need charging up every 1.5 days or so, but that is pretty standard for a smartphone these days.

One thing you would notice - The Lumia does not use Nokia PC Suite but Zune - which is very easy to use to sync your phone with PC and transfer music, photos etc.

The one thing I did notice was an improvement on my 800 (which I did buy at the beginning of the year) was the ease in which tiles on the screen can be moved around and added to - a lot more intuitive on this newer model. I have to say that in general, the screen itself just seems more intuitive to the touch than on the (older) 800 as well.

All in all, its a good enough little phone for the money, but if you were the type of person keen to have a top of the range phone with every available app and "dslr quality" camera - then I would say pay more money and look for a different phone.
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