Given this is Nokia’s entry level mobile phone, there is one word that easily sums up this masterpiece and that’s “Impressive”. You can pick this phone up from as little at $39.00 state side and Â£69.00 in the UK on pay as you go. Â Upgrades get a slightly better deal – the most surprising statistic regarding this phone is that it is the best selling WindowPhone on the market
The first thing you notice is the weight, clearly its a smaller screen that most Lumia handsets but for some reason its just looks like it should weigh more. Â Other great features include SD card support, again on an entry level phone this is a nice touch as it allows load of storage for multimedia; changeable covers give the user a choice of vibrant colours to choose from and also allows for the battery to be changed easily should the need ever arise.
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- Height: 119.9 mm
- Width: 64 mm
- Thickness: 9.9 mm
- Weight: 124 g
- Display size: 4 ”
- Display technology: IPS LCD
- Touch screen technology: Super sensitive touch
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- Primary camera sensor size: 5 MP
- Camera digital zoom: 4 x
- Camera minimum focus range: 10 cm
- Maximum talk time (2G): 17.4 h
- Maximum talk time (3G): 9.7 h
- Maximum standby time (3G): 390 h
- Maximum music playback time: 52 h
Day to day usage is good and like many smartphones you pretty much have to charge it most days, again give the size, its not a massive battery yet still performs well; its snappy to use and happily plays the majority og games although we test it with anything top end such as Halo Spartan Assault. Â Some might shy away from the fact that the phone did not have a camera flash; apart from obvious shots in total darkness, this handset does well to soak up enough photons to produce a reasonable image in poorly lit surroundings.
The only downside is where the casing meets the top of the screen; its looks as if this is where you push a tool to remove the back cover. Unfortunately we have had reports of users smashing the screen because of this, if you have a knowledgeable salesperson then they should advise you of this. Â The truth is, you have to put your thumb against the camera and gently pull the case away from the handset, if your not sure, get your local retailer to show you, its cheaper than replacing the screen.
Overall we were very impressed with the phone.