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Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 – A comparison

Earlier it was L for London but today it’s L for Lumia. Yes, that’s how much the Nokia devices have got into us. Launched on October 26, 2011 at Nokia World event, the Nokia Lumia 800 and Nokia Lumia 710 have been trending since then.

The elder brother, the Nokia Lumia 800 was well appreciated by one and all, after its launch and is considered as a fierce iPhone 4S competitor.

The Nokia Lumia 710 is especially targeted for Asian countries where consumers want a highly competent and user-friendly mobile handset at a reasonable price. But both these devices differ from each other regarding their specifications, dimensions, price etc. Let’s have a detailed look at their differences.

Display:

Though referred as the elder brother, the Nokia Lumia 800 shares the same screen size as that of Nokia Lumia 710: 3.7 inches. The Nokia Lumia 800 has a curved AMOLED touchscreen sporting ClearBlack glass technology while the Nokia Lumia 710 sports a linear TFT touchscreen also with ClearBlack glass technology but with anti-glare features. Both the devices are protected by Corning Gorilla glass.

Dimensions:

The Nokia Lumia 710 is slightly bigger that its counterpart in the dimensions area. The Nokia Lumia 710 is 119 mm in height, 62.4 mm in breadth and 12.5 mm in width while the Nokia Lumia 800 is 116.5 mm in height, 61.2 mm in breadth and 12.1 mm in width. The Nokia 710 occupies more volume at 81.1 cc when compared to the Nokia Lumia 800 at 76.08 cc. But the Nokia Lumia 800 (142 gms) is heavier than Nokia Lumia 710 (125.5 gms).

Camera:

The Nokia Lumia 800 has an 8 MP camera with 3x digital zoom, dual LED flash and Carl Zeiss Optics while the Nokia Lumia 710 has a 5 MP camera with 4x digital zoom and single LED flash (No Carl Zeiss Optics).  The former also supports the VC-1 video format while the latter doesn’t.

Talk time:

The Nokia Lumia 800 has 13 hours of 2G talk time, 265 hours of GSM standby time and 55 hours of music playback time while the Nokia Lumia 710 has 6.9 hours of 2G talk time, 400 hours of GSM standby time and 38 hours of music playback time.

Memory:

The Nokia Lumia 800 offers 16 GB of mass memory while the Nokia Lumia 710 offers 8 GB of mass memory. Both the devices offer no slot for microSD cards. The Nokia Lumia 800 offers support for SVG content on the web while the Nokia Lumia 710 doesn’t.

Colors:

The Nokia Lumia 800 is available in three colors: Black, Cyan and Fuchsia while the Nokia Lumia 710 is available in White, Black, White Cyan and White Fuchsia colors.

Price:

The Nokia Lumia 800 is available at a price of around US $650. In India it is officially priced at  INR 29,999. The Nokia 710 is available at INR 18,999  or US $380 approximately.

Conclusion:

The Nokia Lumia 800 Windows Phone has killer looks and can be considered as the elder sibling with slightly advanced tech specifications than the Nokia Lumia 710. Mobile users for whom design is of utmost priority and enjoy photography may want to take home a Nokia Lumia 800 due to its 8 MP camera with dual-LED flash and curvy structure.

On the other hand, the Nokia Lumia 710 Windows Phone is more suitable for consumers who need an efficient smart phone which does all the work for them and comes with an economical price tag.

But both of these devices ‘Put People First’ by ‘Connecting them’.