Specs summary


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


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


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

5+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 5+ megapixel camera.

There's no secondary front camera.

8 GB

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


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).

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 

Reviews (7/10 Avg. rating)

Know Your Mobile

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 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... Full review

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 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 sluggishne... Full review

Mobile Syrup

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-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... Full review


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 the limited app and games support, which adds a bitter edge, especially as an intro to smartphones... Full review

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 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... Full review

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 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 Wi... Full review

The Inquirer

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, which is available for just £99 on pay as you go... Full review

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 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... Full review
The Verge

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 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... Full review
Expert Reviews

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 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... Full review

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Manuals / User Guides Helpful Links Carriers Who Offer This Phone

Koodo Mobile, Telus

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Full Specs

Release date May 30, 2012
Regions available United Kingdom, Asia, Europe
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
850/900/1900/2100 MHz
SIM Card Yes
Dual SIM No
Operating System Windows Mobile 7.5 Mango

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Processor Single Core 800 MHz
Internal Flash Memory
8 GB
RAM 256 MB
ROM 256 MB
Digital compass No
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible No
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.32 W/kg
Body: 0.97 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual, Standard Battery
Power & Battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 1300 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Wi-Fi Surfing Time Unknown
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time No
Talk Time Up to:
630 minutes (2G)
670 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 24 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Black, Cyan, Magenta, White
Dimensions [H x W x D] 11.2 x 6.2 x 1.2 cm
(4.4 x 2.4 x 0.5 in)
Weight 132 grams
(4.7 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates Yes
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (TFT)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
Pixel Density 252 pixels
Size 3.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key No
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical Keyboard No
Voicemail Key Yes
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad / Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer No
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browsing Type HTML
Browser Internet Explorer Mobile
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Nokia Mail, Gmail, Yahoo Mail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Windows Live)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 2.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility No
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 5+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Panorama, Red-eye reduction
Video Recording Formats MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters VGA (640 x 480 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, AMR-WB, WMA Pro, WMA, AMR-NB
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV, ASF, AVI
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones No
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration No
Speakerphone Yes
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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