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Nokia Lumia 510 Review



Introduction:
Posted: , by Daniel P.



Nokia Lumia 510 is the rock bottom price point for a Windows Phone Lumia, starting in the sub-$200 without a contract, and available in various flashy colors.

The price range and color scheme indicate that it is geared towards emerging economies and the younger crowd, and that's where the Lumia 510 is headed indeed.

Is there something in the entry level specs that could make the WP 7.8 handset stand a fighting chance against cheap Androids? Read on our review to find out...

In the box:

  • Wall charger
  • microUSB cable
  • Stereo headphones
  • Warranty and information booklets

Design:

The soapy shaped Lumia 510 is built solid, without creaks or crevices around the chassis. It is also relatively thin and light, compared to some other smartphones we've seen.

The soapy shaped Nokia Lumia 510 is built solid - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
The soapy shaped Nokia Lumia 510 is built solid - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
The soapy shaped Nokia Lumia 510 is built solid

Nokia Lumia 510 Review


Nokia has even thrown in a painted metal band around the sides, which adds to the rigidity of the phone, and ups the build materials mojo a bit. The rounded corners plus tapered back with soft touch finish make it comfortable to hold and easy to operate with one hand.

Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Windows buttons - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Windows buttons
All three buttons on the side – the lock key, volume rocker and two-stage shutter button – are easy to find and press, with deep tactile feedback.

Right edge - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Left - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
microUSB port (bottom) - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
3.5mm jack (top) - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Right edge
Left
microUSB port (bottom)
3.5mm jack (top)
Back - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Battery compartment - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Camera - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Speaker grill - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510 - Nokia Lumia 510 Review
Back
Battery compartment
Camera
Speaker grill
The sides of the Nokia Lumia 510

Display:

The 4” screen is recessed for added protection, so the phone lies on the edges of the metal rim that surrounds the phone, thus avoiding scratches when face-down. The display is with 480x800 pixels of resolution which rings in a good 233ppi pixel density number.

Viewing angles are decent with this display, but brightness is not that great and the reflectance ratio seems to be high, so viewing it comfortably outside is a challenge at times.
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