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Nokia Lumia 610

Nokia Lumia 610

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71 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

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.

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71 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
71

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

71
 

User Reviews

70
vojtkovics
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
60
rayidi
I baught Nokia lumia 610 before 3 months. Since i didn't get any update from...read more
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Score Breakdown

 
70
Average Critic Score
 
70
Engadget
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.
 
70
phoneArena
...you should be able to get one for about $250 ... 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.
 
60
PocketNow
If you are looking for a budget smartphone to either be your or someone else’s first — and you don’t want to go with similarly or even lower-priced Android devices — the Lumia 610 is a nice companion.
 
60
GSM Arena
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.
 
80
CNET UK
... a cut above its budget Android rivals, despite the lowly tech spec. It offers a silky smooth experience that's often missing from cheap Google phones. The blissfully intuitive Windows Phone UI is sure to appeal to cost-conscious mobile newbies.
 
80
Pocket-Lint
If you are looking for your first smartphone, be strong, you won't be disappointed.
 
70
Expert Reviews
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.
 
60
TechRadar
But it's not just cheap; it's also quite good value for money. You get almost the complete Windows Phone experience, along with a solid camera, decent build quality and strong battery life ... That said, it's not without its problems ... you'll quickly realise why it was so inexpensive.
 
70
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.
 
60
SlashGear
Nokia is aiming to set the entry-level market ablaze with the Lumia 610, but we can’t help but feel it’s too little too late. It simply doesn’t make sense to pick up the 610 over the 710 as things currently stand thanks to a combination of hardware and software issues.

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