- Windows phone at affordable price
- Variety of Nokia Apps
- Intuitive and sublime interface
- No flash camera
- Limited storage with no option to expand memory
- Lack of SD card slot
Nokia Lumia 510
The Nokia Lumia 510 is a remarkable addition to the wide-ranging Lumia series from Nokia.The budget-friendly phone comes with the magnificent Windows 7.5 interface.It is the cheapest Windows smartphone available and comes with a plethora of features despite a not-so-nimble processor and meager storage capacity.
Nokia Lumia 510 has a simple design that renders a premium look.The soft touch back panel contributes much to the sophisticated feel.It also provides the much-needed grip,preventing the device from slipping off the user’s hands.The curved edges are nice on the hand and fit well in the pocket.It is a lightweight device weighing 129g and measures 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5mm.The rear features a 5 MP camera and the front features a 4-inch TFT screen.Below the screen are 3 touch capacitive buttons.The keyboard is exceptional.The design lacks an SD card slot.Lumia 510 comes in some vivid colors – Classic Black, White, Red and Yellow.While all the colors render the much sought stylish look, the Classic Black provides a characteristic professional feel.However,the features excel the looks of this budget phone.
The phone features a 4-inch TFT display,which has a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and a pixel density of 233 ppi.The screen is capable of excellent color reproduction and graphics.Texts appear crisper as well.However,the display is not bright enough and outdoor visibility is not appreciable.Hence,it is not easy to read texts or browse the web when the sun is shining bright.
The phone runs on Windows 7.5, touting a sublime interface that is amazingly fast and simple to navigate.It has Wi-Fi,Bluetooth 3.0,3G and GPS.It is powered by an 800 MHz Cortex-A5 processor,256 MB RAM and GPU Adreno 200.The chipset used is Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon.The tiles,such as Messaging,Mail,Gallery and People are designed to serve as apps and widgets,showing real-time date and also provide access to various applications on the device.
Windows Phone Store has about 120,000 apps,but the number is limited when compared to iOS and Android that boast over 700,000 apps.Nokia also offers its utility apps, such as Nokia Drive,Nokia Music and Nokia City Lens.In fact these apps are interesting and even make up for the smaller number of apps available on the Windows Store.For instance,Nokia City Lens overlays names of restaurants and landmarks in the proximity.
The phone has a 5 MP auto focus rear camera,which lacks LED flash,meaning that it is not possible to capture photos in the dark.It also struggles under low lighting,but it captures crisp shots under proper lighting conditions.While it is capable of VGA video recording at 30 fps,there is no support for HD recording.
There is no front-facing camera,meaning that video calls are not possible.
The internal storage capacity is 4 GB,of which 2.5 GB is usable,and there is no option for expandable memory.However, Microsoft offers cloud services via SkyDrive.
The 1300 mAh battery is average.It drains faster while browsing the web or watching videos.
The phone offers great call quality,clear sound and strong signal,meaning that is a perfect deal for an entry-level Windows phone.Being a Windows phone,it offers some of the best smartphone features.Messaging is excellent.Working with Internet Explorer,with kinetic scrolling facilities,and pinch-to-zoom are interesting.
Nokia Lumia 510 is amazing,in the sense that Nokia has put in the best effort to introduce an entry-level Windows phone for budget consumers.The average camera, processor and storage may seem to lag behind,but given the low-price the features are great.The intuitive Windows interface is remarkable.