Since the Windows Mobile 8 operating system has finally been released by Microsoft, the first batch of Nokia Lumia phones that run the software have started rolling out. The most well-known of these phones is the Nokia 920, which is the flagship Nokia phone. Lumia 810 lies in the mid-range bracket, without too exciting specs.
Opinions about the physical design of the handset may vary. While some people might find the design minimalistic and old school, others might find it bland and boring. Also, the phone is a tad thicker than most smartphones in the market. If bulky phones are your thing, you’ll love the Nokia 810. The front area of the phone is composed entirely of glass, packing a ClearBlack AMOLED display under it. Although the screen is not the best available today, it’s still quite impressive and provides a pleasant experience. The screen uses a polarized filter, which makes it easily visible in sunlight. The screen size is the mandatory 4.3 inches, with the usual touch sensitive buttons below it.
The rear camera is as good as expected from a Nokia device, featuring Carl Zeiss optics. The 8 megapixel camera is composed of a F2.2 lens, dual LED flash and is capable of 1080p video recording, which seems to be the standard nowadays. Performance of the camera is good overall, and especially commendable in low light. The front facing camera is 1.2 megapixels and is capable of shooting 720p videos.
The Nokia Lumia 810 is powered by a dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, which clocks at 1.5 GHz. This is the exact same chip that powers the Lumia 920. As a result, the phone works delivers a quick and responsive performance, which is what we’ve come to expect from all Windows phones. The internal storage space available is not going to be enough at only 7.41 GB, but luckily micro SD cards are supported by the device.
Overall, Lumia 810 is one solid device with its minimalistic design and snappy performance. It’s easily one of the best entry level Windows phone available in the market right now.