The Nokia Lumia 610 is a very basic phone in the Nokia Lumia range. Its not aimed at the high-end market and was clearly design to be a basic run-about phone as it has a very sporty look compared to the usual sleek Lumia designs. The price also reflects this view as it is in the budget range of mobile phones.
If you are looking for something a bit higher up then the Nokia Lumia 1320 is a better phone or if you are looking for a really high end mobile phone then the Nokia Lumia 1020 would be the best. Looking at the price and specs this Nokia Lumia 610 is a bit unique in looks and will be very popular under the younger generation..
The Nokia Lumia 610 covers the 2G and also 3G network frequency range. These range from the standard GSM 850, 900, 1800 and 1900. The 3G coverage is in the HSDPA 850, 900, 1900 and 2100 range. The phone is a bit dated considering it has been around since February 2012 and does not cover the entire 3G range as offered by the newer phones such as the Nokia Lumia 625 phone. The screen is a bit smaller than the usual Lumia phones due to its sporty design however it is still comes with a decent TFT capacitive touchscreen with 65K colors in 480x 800 pixels.
The Nokia 610 comes with the standard vibration and MP3 ringtone ability outside of the usual WAV format ringtones. Much like the Nokia Lumia 1020 there is no expansion memory slot but comes with an ample 8 GB storage and 256 MB of RAM.
The mobile phone comes with GPRS – Class 10 (4+1/3+2 slots), 32 – 48 kbps and also EDGE connectivity with Class 10, 236.8 kbps. Considering the age of the phone it comes with HSDPA, 7.2 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps which is very good and clearly Nokia had been planning forward. Wifi is the 802.11 b/g/n standard and it comes with USB and Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, EDR.
The Lumia 610 comes with a 5 MegaPixel, 2592х1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash camera with geo-tagging and face detection. It is a bottom priced mobile phone so you cannot expect high end abilities in this price range. The camera is still very good for basic photos and running video in VGA.
The operating system is the Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango which was the standard at the time of its release and its chipset is the Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon. The processor is basic as there is not much memory on the phone and this is a 800 MHz ARM Cortex-A5. The phone is rounded off with GPS.
Considering its design and also its abilities the battery life is good. Standby time is just under 1 month while talk time is rated at 10 hours and music play time at 35 hours. Overall a great phone to have and still has held its value in the second hand market. The user manual for this phone is listed below where you can see its full features and abilities before you buy.
Nokia Lumia 610