Nokia has unveiled the two new Lumia smartphones – Lumia 800 and 710 – that will make use of Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. Nokia’s Stephen Elop said that the company has high hopes with the launch of the two new devices.
According to Elop, Nokia’s Lumia will be the best smartphones in Europe when they arrive next month. The company is also focusing to grow the sales ratio of much cheaper devices in South America, Africa and China.
The two new devices, which have arrived with brilliant navigation tools, have been considered to be the “the first real Windows Phones” by Elop. So how do these new smartphones stand in this ever-growing smartphone battle? Let’s have a look.
Lumia 710 is a 3.7-inch device with 480-by-800 pixels, TFT capacitive touchscreen. The 710 has a dimension of 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm, and weighs approximately 125.5 grams. Nokia has also introduced its prominent Nokia ClearBlack display.
Lumia 710 has a primary 5 MP, 2592-by-1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash rear camera with video recording of 720p at 30fps (frames per second). A secondary front-facing camera, however, is missing. The primary camera also boasts Geo-tagging and face detection.
The smartphone, which will run on Microsoft Windows Phone 7.5 Mango, may lose out on the fact that it has no external card slot, although it provides 8 GB of internal storage with 512 MB of RAM which is quite less compared to what the other smartphones are offering today. Powering the device will be a 1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator.
The 710 has WLAN capabilities of Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and will arrive with a Li-Ion 1300 mAh standard battery that will provide stand-by in 3G up to 400 h and talk time up to 7 h 40 min. Another additional 38 h of music play is also available.
Nokia Lumia 800, on the other hand, is also a 3.7-inch device with 480-by-800 pixels, AMOLED capacitive touchscreen. The new device has a dimension of 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm and is heavier with the device weighing around 142 grams.
The Mango-running smartphone, similar to the 710, will be powered by a 1.4 GHz processor, Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset, 3D Graphics HW Accelerator, and will arrive with a primary 8 MP, 3264-by-2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED flash rear camera with video recording at 720p. No secondary camera is available, although it was expected as Microsoft would introduce Skype.
The 800 also has the problem of a missing external memory card slot with the internal memory only up to 16 GB with 512 MB of RAM. The battery specs are similar to that of 710, and neither 710 nor 800 have NFC capabilities.
Nokia, with the launch of the two Lumia smartphones, is not expecting a high sales rate to compete with the likes of Android and iOS, but aiming towards a market that comprises mostly of consumers who want a basic smartphone for daily use.