Review: Nokia Lumia 510
- Lumia 510 smartphone
- BP-3L battery
- USB Cable
- User guide
- 4-inch TFT Capacitive screen
- Display resolution of 800 x 480 pixels
- Snapdragon S1 processor
- 256 MB RAM
- 4 GB internal storage
- 7 GB cloud storage with SkyDrive
- 5 MP camera with Autofocus
- Window Phone 7.8 OS
- Bluetooth 2.1, 2G, 3G connectivity
- 1300 mAh battery
The design of the 510 is simple with curves around the edges. The first thing that you will notice about the mobile, when you hold it, is the back cover which is of rubber and makes it easier to hold the device.
The 4-inch touchscreen is responsive, bright and easy to use under sunlight. But the whole of the smartphone is a fingerprint magnet. Under the 4-inch screen, it has three capacitive buttons – ‘Back, Home and Search’. On the right side, it has the volume changer, power/lock key and the camera key. Nokia has left the left side blank and there are no ports or keys there.
At the bottom it has a microUSB port and on the top of the smartphone, it has a 3.5mm jack. On the rear of the smartphone, Nokia has placed the 5 MP Autofocus camera sans the LED Flash which is a drawback and at the bottom, it has a speaker grill.
When we got the device, it ran on the Windows Phone 7.5 OS which was indeed laggy when coupled with the 256 MB RAM with which the smartphone arrives. But we were lucky enough to get the official Windows Phone 7.8 upgraded flashed onto the smartphone which brought in lots of new features to the Lumia 510 and also provided improved UI.
Starting a new app or switching between a couple of them is a bit slow when compared to other smartphones, thanks to the low 256 MB RAM. For instance, if you are using WhatsApp, while you are typing a message to your friends or family you will have to wait for a second to see the text you typed-in to appear.
Overall, at the price of Rs.9,999, the Nokia Lumia 510 is a decent buy for people who are looking for a smartphone with basic needs but good hardware quality. A setback for the device is the Internal memory which is just around 2.8 GB (User available) but they get 7 GB of Skydrive storage from Microsoft. The good number of exclusive-to-Lumia apps make the device desirable.