Despite its many flaws, the Lumia 610 serves up a lovely dish of Windows Phone for a good price. Just don't get it if you're into web browsing or photography.

- Sharif Sakr , Engadget 

The Nokia Lumia 610 is a simple phone with a simple goal: make the Windows Phone experience even more accessible.

- GSMArena team , GSMArena 

Specs summary

Screen
3.7"

The Nokia Lumia 610's screen is 3.7 inches with 800 x 480 pixels resolution.

Processor
800MHz

There is a Single Core 800 MHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Windows Mobile 7.5 Mango operating system (OS).

Camera
5+ MP
You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera. There's no secondary front camera.
Storage
8 GB

Internal memory is 8 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
1300mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh battery. Nokia's performance ratings are 24 days standby time, 630 minutes (2G), 670 minutes (3G).


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Koodo Mobile, Telus

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Customizable, solid specs and impressive performance

from Know Your Mobile ( )

It’s a solid phone - fun to look at, customisable and comfortable to hold and use. The 620’s screen quality is also very respectable, and it’s sized well for the on-screen keyboard and Windows Phone 8 on the whole. Speaking of the OS, it’s simple to use and functional. We’ve hit the point home that... More

It’s a solid phone - fun to look at, customisable and comfortable to hold and use. The 620’s screen quality is also very respectable, and it’s sized well for the on-screen keyboard and Windows Phone 8 on the whole. Speaking of the OS, it’s simple to use and functional. We’ve hit the point home that Windows Phone it might not cater to some more demanding smartphone users thanks to a few holes in terms of app support and UI functionality.

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8/10

Slow at times, but nevertheless runs smoothly

from NDTV ( )

The Lumia 610 comes with its own strengths and weaknesses. The biggest attraction for the device has to be its price. For an entry level Windows phone, the device can be a hit for prospective buyers. Apart from offering a great battery life, the device gives you almost a holistic Windows Phone exper... More

The Lumia 610 comes with its own strengths and weaknesses. The biggest attraction for the device has to be its price. For an entry level Windows phone, the device can be a hit for prospective buyers. Apart from offering a great battery life, the device gives you almost a holistic Windows Phone experience packed in a sturdy build.

That said, the phone pinches you when it comes to storage and compatibility issues while finding apps that don't run. So app hungry users will be disappointed. The camera is a let down too and serves handy only for emergency purposes. A slight sluggishness is felt when launching apps. Though the handset makes its share of sacrifices, it does deliver a worthwhile user experience.

As we pointed out earlier, there is no upgrade path to Windows Phone 8 for current Windows Phone devices like the Lumia 610, so you may want to wait until Windows Phone 8 devices hit the market (we strongly recommend that). 

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6/10

A decent entry-level smartphone that doesn't quite match the value of the similarly price lumia 710

from Mobile Syrup ( )

As an entry-level smartphone, the $200 Lumia 610 is pretty competitive, especially when paired with a low-cost plan from Koodo. On TELUS it’s a bit more difficult a decision, as Rogers sells the 710 for the same $229.99 price outright. While there are certainly some benefits over the similarly-price... More

As an entry-level smartphone, the $200 Lumia 610 is pretty competitive, especially when paired with a low-cost plan from Koodo. On TELUS it’s a bit more difficult a decision, as Rogers sells the 710 for the same $229.99 price outright. While there are certainly some benefits over the similarly-priced HTC One V, it’s hard to recommend a Windows Phone over an HTC device running the latest version of Android. Google’s OS may not be as consistently smooth but it’s considerably more versatile and has a much wider array of apps and media content.

Where Windows Phone excels is in its simplicity and user experience. The 610 feels, due to Microsoft’s lean operating system, like a phone double its price. That is until you attempt to load a webpage or download a 3D game. At $200 the Lumia 610 is an excellent deal, but it’s not cheap enough to make us forget about the far-superior Lumia 710.

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6.8/10

It's snappy enough to go head-to-head with similarly-priced Androids

from TrustedReviews ( )

The Nokia Lumia 610 is a budget Windows Phone 7.5 handset. Hardware cuts have been made to get the price under £200, but most must-have smartphone features are included. And while lag has increased, it's snappy enough to go head-to-head with similarly-priced Androids. What's less easy to forgive is... More

The Nokia Lumia 610 is a budget Windows Phone 7.5 handset. Hardware cuts have been made to get the price under £200, but most must-have smartphone features are included. And while lag has increased, it's snappy enough to go head-to-head with similarly-priced Androids. What's less easy to forgive is the limited app and games support, which adds a bitter edge, especially as an intro to smartphones.

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7/10

The handset delivers a stunning OS, good phone functionality and a healthy battery life all packaged within an acceptable design

from Engadget ( )

On a more expensive proposition, the weak camera, capped RAM and slow browsing performance on this device would be deal-breakers. On the Lumia 610, however, they're things you can learn to live with. The handset delivers a stunning OS, good phone functionality and a healthy battery life all packaged... More

On a more expensive proposition, the weak camera, capped RAM and slow browsing performance on this device would be deal-breakers. On the Lumia 610, however, they're things you can learn to live with. The handset delivers a stunning OS, good phone functionality and a healthy battery life all packaged within an acceptable design. It never once feels like a dumbphone trying to play smart -- it's smart to its core and will deliver all the communication and productivity benefits that you could want in this category.

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The smartphone behaves way smoother than its spec sheet suggests

from GSMArena ( )

The truth is the Nokia Lumia 610 is currently slightly overpriced. We did say that it's all about what you get and not what you miss in this class but, as things currently stand, its competitors will give you more without extra charge. It sounds like common sense that the only way for an affordable... More

The truth is the Nokia Lumia 610 is currently slightly overpriced. We did say that it's all about what you get and not what you miss in this class but, as things currently stand, its competitors will give you more without extra charge. It sounds like common sense that the only way for an affordable WP smartphone to succeed is to be cheaper than its droid peers.

On the other hand, the Lumia 610 looks like the right phone for Nokia. An entry level smartphone could do well for them in traditionally loyal markets. This affordable option may also be an awareness raiser in the buildup to Windows Phone 8.

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Vibrant screen, good camera, and decent battery

from The Inquirer ( )

The Nokia Lumia 610 is a decent piece of kit – it’s got a great screen, good camera and its battery managed to outperform its more expensive rivals. However, with the phone’s inability to support apps due to its measly amount of RAM, we’re struggling to recommend this phone above the Lumia 710, whic... More

The Nokia Lumia 610 is a decent piece of kit – it’s got a great screen, good camera and its battery managed to outperform its more expensive rivals. However, with the phone’s inability to support apps due to its measly amount of RAM, we’re struggling to recommend this phone above the Lumia 710, which is available for just £99 on pay as you go.

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6/10

Affordable, free offline GPS navigation but has performance issues and some apps do not run

from PhoneArena ( )

The Nokia Lumia 610 has both its strengths and weaknesses. On one hand, you should be able to get one for about $250, as long as you do some digging around, which makes it a decent entry-level offering. On the other, you will have to accept the incompatibility of select applications and the occasion... More

The Nokia Lumia 610 has both its strengths and weaknesses. On one hand, you should be able to get one for about $250, as long as you do some digging around, which makes it a decent entry-level offering. On the other, you will have to accept the incompatibility of select applications and the occasional software lags caused by the smartphone's modest hardware. Nevertheless, the experience of using an identically priced Android model would likely be similar, which makes the Lumia 610 worthy of checking out if your budget is tight.

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7/10

Low cost, great battery life, and good design

from The Verge ( )

It has all the hallmarks to do well in this particular market and despite its plastic feel it looks like a smartphone. Once you peel past its looks and compare it to other offerings from Nokia then it’s hard to compare. If you’re on a tight budget then the Lumia 610 is a better option than most othe... More

It has all the hallmarks to do well in this particular market and despite its plastic feel it looks like a smartphone. Once you peel past its looks and compare it to other offerings from Nokia then it’s hard to compare. If you’re on a tight budget then the Lumia 610 is a better option than most other feature phones, but if you can find a Lumia 710 at a good price then this will likely serve you better and help avoid some of the restrictions of a 256MB of RAM Windows Phone.

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6.1/10

Compromised, but beautifully made and stylish for the price

from Expert Reviews ( )

The Lumia 610 is a gorgeous phone which, while slower than other Windows Phone 7 handsets, is still faster and slicker than any budget Android handsets we've come across. It has the worst screen in the Lumia range, but it's still better than most budget Android phones' displays, and even the camera... More

The Lumia 610 is a gorgeous phone which, while slower than other Windows Phone 7 handsets, is still faster and slicker than any budget Android handsets we've come across. It has the worst screen in the Lumia range, but it's still better than most budget Android phones' displays, and even the camera isn’t bad for the price. If you want to be sure to have the full Windows Phone experience you should save up for the Lumia 710, but as long as you're aware of its compromises the Lumia 610 is still a great handset. It's a Budget Buy.

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