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Nokia Lumia 710 Review

We’ve finally got our hands on the mid-range offspring of the Nokia-Microsoft partnership, the Lumia 710. The Windows Phone powered smartphone just sits perfectly in between its entry-level sibling Lumia 610 and its high-end counterpart Lumia 800. Check out our full review after the break.

Before we proceed to the full review, its best that we check what comes with the Lumia 710. The Lumia 710 comes in a fairly large slide-out box.

Sliding the inner box will reveal the handset resting at the top. Taking the handset out will show a case that conceals the two handbooks, the User manual and Warranty Information. Under that is where you can find the phone’s accessories which are divided accordingly by a carton divider. The Lumia 710 comes with the bare essentials, a larger than usual charger, USB cable, a 1300mAh battery and an in-ear headset.

The in-ear headset is great addition to the phone’s accessory as it produces above average sound quality. Its design deeply resembles that of the Promac PRO One without the flat cables. It also comes with 3 pair of silicon tips for a more perfect ear fit.

Although almost entirely made of plastic, the Lumia 710 doesn’t look too cheap compared to other plasticky phone. Because of the material used, the handset is lightweight and easy in hands. The front of the phone sports a 3.7” screen that, as with its high-end Lumia siblings, utilizes Nokia’s ClearBlack Technology for an improved outdoor legibility.

Just below the screen is the three embossed physical buttons (Back, Home and Search) which are common to all Windows Phone operated smartphones.

At the top of the phone, is where the power button is located along with the two exposed ports which are the 3.5mm audio jack and micro-USB port.

The volume rocker and camera key can be found on the right side of the phone. Not much going on the left and bottom of the handset besides the secure latch of the back cover on the left and eyelet hole for lace at the bottom.

The matte finish of the replaceable back cover adds more grip and ease of handle. The back of the phone also features the 5MP camera, an LED flash and several holes for the loudspeaker. Under the cover is where the Micro SIM compartment can be found.

The 3.7” screen is just enough for comfortable typing and video playback. Texts are just the right size, colors are properly reproduced and viewing angles are decent. And with the addition of Nokia ClearBlack technology, the viewing experience is even more enhanced. The polarizing technology really lives up to its purpose as I didn’t have any problems reading texts or looking at pictures even on direct sunlight. Another thing a like about this technology is that the phone doesn’t have to exert too much juice to provide its user a legible display outdoors and vibrant colors indoors.

The loudspeaker of the Lumia 710 is a bit on the downside as the sound output is a little bit too soft as compared with other phone. Though not as soft as the sound output through the loudspeaker, I feel like the loudness through the audio port is a bit lacking but should suffice for casual listening. This is also the case for making and taking calls, but not to the point of the speech is inaudible. This part is a bit subjective as people don’t have the same hearing, so I suggest trying it for yourself.

Nokia did little to alter the UI of their Windows powered Lumia line-up. From WP7’s deep SNS integration to its minimalist UI design, the Finnish company just stuck with what Mango and its Metro UI has to offer and left it untouched.

But what sets the Lumia handsets apart from other handsets running on WP7 is a handful of Nokia apps that in essence is aimed at making life easier (or so they say).

One of these apps is the Nokia Maps which is pretty much the same as the map that comes pre-installed with the OS which makes it redundant. Another is app is the WP version of the OVI Maps, coined Nokia Drive. IMO it would have been better if these two apps were just combined into one useful app as both of them serves almost the same purpose.

Transitioning from an old phone or a secondary phone can be a pain the neck, Nokia knows this and they tried to make it a little bit easier through an app called Nokia Contacts Transfer.

An active Bluetooth connection is all that is needed to transfer contacts from a phone to your Lumia handset. Of course you can always sync your contacts using your Windows Live ID, but this feature is great especially because you can do contacts transfer offline.

Now if you got a Lumia handset bundled with a postpaid plan, it’s likely that your phone is locked to that telco. In most cases, that’s the end line for your hopes of using a different provider on your phone (unless you pay an extra to get your phone unlocked by cellphone geek or tinker with your phone yourself). Luckily, Lumia phones has this app called Network setup that lets you unlock your phone with ease so you can put a different telco’s MicroSIM in your Lumia phone as long as you get an unlock code from the telco that came bundled with the phone.

In terms of responsiveness, the Lumia 710’s configuration is more than enough to give its users a snappy response even on most tasking situations. This is shown by its impressive benchmark results using WP Bench Free and Benchmark Free.

Here’s the result and how it fared against other smartphones.

Browsing using the Internet Explorer mobile browser is fast as expected. Pages load quicker and lags are tolerable. Everything was good until I found out that the phone doesn’t support Flash or even Silverlight. It would have been better if it does have support for it, but nevertheless browsing experience is still nice.

The 5MP camera of the Lumia 710 may not sound too capable, but the picture quality says otherwise. The shooter is capable of capturing vivid colors with minimal amount of noise given its low megapixel count.

Users can capture stills using the physical shutter key or touching the screen. The only thing that I didn’t like about it is the physical shutter key. Focusing using physical shutter can take a bit of getting used to as the key is just as the same height as the removable back cover making it difficult to focus on a subject and cause accidental captures. But after some time and little bit of practice, users should get the hang of it. It is also worth mentioning that the uncomfortable shutter key can launch the camera app from the lock screen in amazing fashion. Users can switch from a sleep state to shooting pictures within a second.

The camera app is simple and easy to use. It also offers a range of customizations for those who are not content with the camera’s auto features. These customizations are: 11 scene modes (including auto), 6 White Balance modes (including auto), 9 notches of Exposure Value (from -2 to 2), 5 ISO adjustment (100, 200, 400, 800 and Auto), 3 Metering modes (Center Weighted, Frame Average and Center Spot), 5 Color effects (Normal, Black& White, Sepia, Negative and Solarize), 5 Contrast and Saturation adjustments, 2 Focus Modes (Normal and Macro), 2 available resolution (5MP @ 4:3 and 4MP @16:9) and 2 Flicker Reduction setting (@50Hz and @60Hz).

Here are some sample pictures captured using the Lumia 710’s 5MP camera.

Being a single core device, the Lumia 710 is only limited to 720p video recording. But that doesn’t equate to a crappy video clip as show in the sample video recording that I took using the phone.

Note: I’d like to apologize for my shaky hands that resulted in to a shaky video. It was 34 degrees outside at the time of shoot and my hands just got off from a very heavy Canon 7D with an equally heavy Sigma Lens.

I find the virtual keyboard of the Lumia 710 comfortable to use. Given the not so big 3.7” screen and my fat fingers, it’s surprising that I only rarely find myself mistyping words. I got so comfortable using it, that parts of this review was done using the Lumia 710’s virtual keyboard.

Talking about the battery life, the Lumia 710’s 1300mAh BP-3L battery may seem to be lacking on paper but its performance is actually quite decent.

With minimal use (few text messages, few short calls, a couple of minutes of game time, and occasional checking of email) I was able to squeeze in 3 days’ worth of juice out of the phone. But in moderate to heavy use (with 3G connectivity and WiFi), the Lumia 710’s small capacity battery proves to be a bit short in giving a satisfactory performance as it didn’t even got me through half a day. Nevertheless, a single charge should suffice to get you through a day of normal use and users can extend the life even more with the help of Windows Phone’s battery saving feature.

Overall, I find that the Lumia 710 as a very decent phone that has the needed configuration and functionalities enough to take on almost every smartphone needs of a user. I like the addition of Nokia’s ClearBlack Technology and how it was able to compensate for the lack of an AMOLED screen. Though not as visually stunning as devices with AMOLED (Super AMOLED) screens, the Lumia 710 is still capable of displaying rich colors and provide very decent outdoor legibility.

The plasticky design may be a deciding factor for some, but IMHO I am looking at two possible deal–breaker for this phone; its 8GB non-expandable storage capacity and shortage of apps in the Marketplace. Although the latter can be improved over time (hopefully), there’s not much a user can do about the storage. Of course there’s the Windows Live SkyDrive to up the storage. It’s great when you’re online, but totally useless when not and is just enough to substitute a physical storage. For users who often use their smartphone for browsing, the Internet Explorer browser though fast is lacking support for flash. The battery life could also prove crucial to the success of the Lumia 710, but if you’re not a power-user the 1300mAh should suffice.

Nokia Lumia 710 specs:
3.7″ LCD display @ 480×800 pixels (252ppi)
1.4GHz single-core processor
Qualcomm MSM8255 chipset
3D Graphics HW Accelerator
8GB internal storage
HSDPA 14.4Mbps, HSUPA 5.76Mbps
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.1
5MP autofocus camera, flash
720p video recording
FM Radio tuner
GPS w/ aGPS support
Li-Ion 1300mAh battery
Windows Phone 7.5 Mango

The Lumia 710 is available through Smart at Data Plan 1000 with additional Php450 monthly amortization (total of Php1,450 per month) for 2 years or you can get it unlocked over at WidgetCity.com.ph for only Php13,950.

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This article was written by Ronnie Bulaong, a special features contributor and correspondent for YugaTech. Follow him on Twitter @turonbulaong.

63 Responses

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  3. Avatar for cressy cressy says:

    Hi.. Im currently using 710 for a month and having such difficulties… Such as: dunno how to download music from zune.. I want themes.. Angry bird game..etc.. Can someone help me puhleeaaseee…

  4. Avatar for mondeq mondeq says:

    The good thing about Windows Mobile based phones are Simple UI & Live tiles. Hope the app developers can see the potentials to the WM soon. As of now, I’m good w/ my Android.

  5. Avatar for Anthony Anthony says:

    I’m just going to ask…. I don’t own a Lumia phone but my brother’s office mate told him that Lumia’s hardware is full of junk (recycled hardware from other nokia phones) and he added that in time, the Lumia phones will malfunction blah blah blah….. Is that true?? Did you encounter any malfunctions while using your Lumia handset? Thanks for the answer. :)

  6. Avatar for Aryea Aryea says:

    Which would you recommend, though–Lumia 610 or is it worth the 2k more for what the Lumia 710 has to offer?

    • Avatar for Turonbulaong Turonbulaong says:

      Go with the 710. :)

    • Avatar for bryan bryan says:

      i will go for lumia 610 because it looks better, within 2k you can buy another phone but if i were you i will buy an iphone 3gs with the same price as lumia.Iphone is the best

  7. Avatar for kevinribs kevinribs says:

    anybody here know if the marketplace is available in the Philippines? have you tried downloading apps. if yes, how? I always encounter error code 805a01f5. market place is not available at the moment daw. please help. I’m just a new user of windows phones

    • Avatar for VasileD VasileD says:

      Dear Kevinribs , did you receive an answer for your question about the marketplace and the error code 805a01f5 ? I have the same problem in Republic of Moldova. If you got an answer, please help me ! I’m also a new user of windows phones.
      Thanks !

  8. Avatar for kevinribs kevinribs says:

    anybody here know if the marketplace is available in the Philippines? have you tried downloading apps. if yes, how? I always encounter error code 805a01f5. market plave is not available at the moment daw. please help. I’m just a new user of windows phones

  9. Avatar for kevinribs kevinribs says:

    pano po magscreen shot sa lumia? I have lumia 610 po.

    • Avatar for Turonbulaong Turonbulaong says:

      As of now this feature is not yet available for Windows Phones unless you do a little bit of tweaking.

  10. Avatar for chacha chacha says:

    you can be shortchanged, read this chart comparison before buying a windows phone…



  11. Avatar for Ryan S. Ryan S. says:

    thanks sir, my chance pa po ba na mag benta ung nokia stores despite na exclusively sa smart lng cla? sa widget city nmn not so sure qng panu ung sa warranty nla, qng kgaya ba sa nokia tlga. thanks and more power! :)

  12. Avatar for Ryan S. Ryan S. says:

    thanks sir, my chance pa po ba na mag benta ung nokia stores despite na exclusively sa smart lng cla? sa widget city nmn not so sure qng panu ung sa warranty nla, qng kgaya ba sa nokia tlga. thanks and more power!

  13. Avatar for Tommy Suniga Tommy Suniga says:

    Sir, can we use the phone as a wifi hotspot or a tethered modem just like android phones? TIA

    • Avatar for Cesar Cuaresma Cesar Cuaresma says:

      When the Tango update comes out, Internet Sharing will be enabled. Currently, the Lumia 610 and 900 are the only ones with that feature enabled.

  14. Avatar for Naynay Naynay says:

    Guys which is better Nokia Lumia 710 or Ipod 4G? Thanks! :-D

  15. Avatar for B B says:

    Guys how much po itong Nokia Lumia 710 here at Philippines? Maliban po dun sa SMART. Yung mismong phone po sana magkano? Thank you.

    • Avatar for Cesar Cuaresma Cesar Cuaresma says:

      It is only officially available from Smart. Nokia stores won’t sell them. However, online stores like Widget City does, but I am not sure if the warranty is same as what Nokia is offering.

  16. Avatar for justine justine says:

    Guys! Does anyone know how can I unlock this phone thru the Network Setup app. Got it free lang, so I was just wondering, baka hindi nila ako bigyan ng code. Ayoko namang gumastos ng malaki sa pagpapa-open line. That’s it. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

  17. Avatar for Turonbulaong Turonbulaong says:

    Hi Ryan S.,

    I’d say go for 710. I had a good time with the phone while I was using it. :)

    Hope this helps.

  18. Avatar for Ryan S. Ryan S. says:

    sir, gud day! ask ko lang.. anu po mas ok para sa inyo, lumia 610 or 710? sa specs mas ok kc 710, sa design 610 mas ok.. hndi po ba mhrap pindutin ung physical buttons ng 710? slamat po.. interested kc aq sa phones, hndi din nmn nagkaka layo price nla. slamat po and more power. sana paki sagot po.

  19. Avatar for Bip Bip says:

    I would like to try it but I’m afraid it lacks apps that need.

  20. Avatar for marv marv says:

    ano po mas maganda nokia lumia 710 or nokia n8?

    • Avatar for Turonbulaong Turonbulaong says:

      Marv it boils down to how you plan to use the device. N8 has a great a camera but Lumia 710 (or any other Lumia device) has deep SNS integration. In addition, Lumia 710 has better features under the hood than N8 but there are other features that N8, given that it is already 2 years old, that other handsets, not only Lumia 710, cannot replicate or rival.

      Hope this helps

  21. Avatar for lesler lesler says:

    avail naba yan sa nokia stores??

  22. Avatar for bradddd bradddd says:

    I wonder why on major techsites like gsmarena and engadget it was reported that Philippines would get the Lumia 610 first in the whole world while local techsites doesn’t even report it at all? hmm…

  23. Avatar for benchmark benchmark says:

    So with this wifi/lock issue in their smartphone is not a smart move after all. Tsk tsk tsk probably they will fix this issue.

  24. Avatar for Richard Linguete Richard Linguete says:

    The back of the phone looks like the back of the Nokia C3.

  25. Avatar for Paolo Paolo says:

    Magkaiba po yung Nokia Maps at yung Maps lang sa WP7. Yung Nokia Maps, galing ng Nokia ang Maps Data. Yung Maps, Bing ang gamit nun.

    Tapos kaya po pinaghiwalay yung Drive at yung Maps kasi, makalat na sa screen pag pinaghalo pa sila.

    Pag Nokia Maps, pang check kung anong meron sa lugar na iyon. Kunyari, gusto natin malaman kung merong Church or restaurant sa lugar na kinatatayuan natin, yung Nokia Maps ang gagagamitin dun.

    yung Nokia Drive, pang navigation lang po iyon.

    • Avatar for Cesar Cuaresma Cesar Cuaresma says:

      They are actually the same. Nokia made that announcement during the MWC.


  26. Avatar for Lean Lean says:

    Does local search work here in the Philippines?

    • Avatar for Paolo Paolo says:

      Kung Nokia Maps, ok po yung search ng location. pero kung Bing Maps(Maps lang), pangit sa Pinas. Kakaunti pa yung maps data ng Bing dito compared sa Nokia Maps.

  27. Avatar for Abraham Darius SL Abraham Darius SL says:

    Great, we can have a spare battery carried along since it seems that battery can be easily changed, isn’t it?

  28. Avatar for John Cris John Cris says:

    I like all the feature of this phone. Swak na swak sa gusto ko. thanks for the review.

  29. Avatar for Justine Justine says:

    I heard that the Marketplace is supported in here BUT XboxLive games, such as Angry Birds. PVZ, and other great tiles are not yet supported. I dunno if it’s legit so someone please tell/correct me. Thanks. :)

    • Avatar for ic3 ic3 says:

      You can search for an app/game availability here:


      If you don’t mind not being able to buy apps, setting your region to US is better.

  30. Avatar for meek meek says:

    Finally, Nokia is back! Windows Phone 7 is here! Suck on that Android!

    • Avatar for Arvee Arvee says:

      Let Microsoft make WP7’s turn off wi-fi when phone is locked “feature” kuno optional, then we can talk.

  31. Avatar for Ronald Ronald says:

    I got a Nokia Lumia 710 from Smart last week and was so ready to love this phone and WP7. I almost did. But my experience of the phone got ruined by WP7’s ridiculous “feature” of turning off WiFi each time the phone is locked (and not charging). I thought it was a bug but it’s a built-in non-optional feature to save battery apparently.

    If you’re on a limited (or no) data plan and intend to use WiFi a lot, this is a deal-breaker as you will NOT get push email/IMs/updates when you put your WP7 phone to sleep/lock. A giant disappointing flaw. I just hope it gets fixed on Windows Phone Apollo.

    • Avatar for wreek wreek says:

      Are you kidding? That is an amazing features, i like it. It saves battery life. Why do you need a wifi if your phone is on locked?

    • Avatar for showbiz showbiz says:

      Yeah, hopefully, an update can make that feature optional.

    • Avatar for ic3 ic3 says:

      It really is a deal-breaker. Instant messaging on WiFi is a no-go due to this stupid limitation. It would have been better if MS implemented a WiFi sleep policy similar to Android. Due to the OS’ walled garden approach, there’s nothing you can do about it.

    • Avatar for ic3 ic3 says:

      I won’t even go so far to call it a feature. It’s just a poor excuse for a half-assed implementation.

      This is what really irks me on my 8-month old Focus.

    • Avatar for Calvin Calvin says:

      this also sucks when downloading apps especially big ones, you have to keep the phone alive the whole time.

    • Avatar for Ronald Ronald says:

      “Why do you need a wifi if your phone is on locked?”

      To receive push emails, instant messages, fb and twitter updates, and VOIP calls, among other things that people expect smartphones to do.

      @ic3 and @Calvin,

      Any suggestions for a workaround to this issue?

    • Avatar for Paolo Paolo says:

      Ok. Here’s the scenario.

      Phone is connected to wifi.
      Phone doesn’t have data plan (no GPRS)

      Customer wants to recieve notifications.
      Customer is not always using the phone so it always automatically locks.

      Phone will not get any update/IM’s because no wifi internet connection is available while phone is locked.

      I think Windows Phone is designed with the usual customer mindset.

      If I want to use WiFi then I must be at home or in a place where I have WiFi Access. With WiFi, I can access the internet so I will be using the phone whenever there is

      WiFi. If I have an IM then I will not lock the phone.

      If I am not using it, I will lock it. If I want to use it, I will unlock the phone.

      If I am not using it and locked the phone, there’s no need for the phone to be connected to WiFi because it just means that my battery will be drained.

      Solution for those who use iOS and Android and probably older Symbian / Nokia devices who are used to being connected to the internet even though the phone is locked.

      Start > App List > Settings > lock+wallpaper > screen times out after > change it to “never”. Then the phone will not automatically lock.
      Press the power button to lock / unlock the screen.

      Be ready for Battery drains too fast. (Phone is connected to an active internet connection so it’s not an issue. It’s common sense that the battery will drain fast.)

      If you really need an internet connection for downloading an app (20mb or higher) connect it to the PC with an internet connection then Zune Software should open.

      Then use Zune Software to download the app to the phone. It will take you around 10 minutes (for very large applications 20mb-100+mb) No need to wait forever if your WiFi

      is slow while internet in PC is fast. Less time downloading more time playing.

      Another positive thing, phone will also be using the internet connection of the PC so it will stay connected even if it’s locked plus you’ll be charging your phone too. ;)

      Important Notes for Email mailboxes,

      Some mailboxes have synchronization interval settings:

      By Default, your phone is set to capture new items every 20 minutes. So you can unlock your phone every 15 minutes for you to check for new emails.
      but let’s say that you changed your emails settings

      (Start > App list > Settings > email+accounts > name of Mailbox e.g. Windows Live > Download items > As items arrive )

      then you really have to change the screen time out period to never.

      For Social Networks:
      Once your phone is connected to the internet, it will automatically update the News Feeds and will update your Me Tile if needed.
      No sound can be heared when we got updates for Facebook or Twitter or LinkedIN so it will not be a benefit assuming that our phone can connect to WiFi even though it is

      locked because we will still to unlock the phone to see the Me Tile.

      Send me a message in Twitter if you need more info.

    • Avatar for ic3 ic3 says:

      “Start > App List > Settings > lock+wallpaper > screen times out after > change it to “never”. Then the phone will not automatically lock.
      Press the power button to lock / unlock the screen.”

      Unfortunately, this option isn’t available for Focus users.

      I’m not sure if you’re trying to justify this lack of feature but MS seriously needs to do something about this. If I want to use my WiFi at home instead of my data plan, I should be free to do so without the need to keep it plugged to an outlet or to a PC just to stay connected. There’s just no excuse for this limitation.

    • Avatar for Ronald Ronald says:

      Hi Paolo/Leganite,

      See reply below (with >>):

      “If I want to use WiFi then I must be at home or in a place where I have WiFi Access. With WiFi, I can access the internet so I will be using the phone whenever there is WiFi. If I have an IM then I will not lock the phone.

      If I am not using it, I will lock it. If I want to use it, I will unlock the phone.

      If I am not using it and locked the phone, there’s no need for the phone to be connected to WiFi because it just means that my battery will be drained.”

      >>Not necessarily. A lot of people log in to fb/ym/msn/googletalk chat on wifi, not to chat that very moment, but to make themselves _available_ for chat. And then they lock their phones and go back to what they’re doing. The same people want to be alerted (and unlock their phones) if/when they receive a message. The screen uses up a lot of battery life, so locking it when not actively chatting and doing something else (but keeping online/available for first messages) makes sense for a LOT of people, especially for multi-taskers.

      (I mean just look at your fb/ym/googletalk chat list right now, I’m sure not all of them are chatting _this very instant_ but made themselves available nonetheless.)

      Also, what about VOIP like Skype (available for download just today yay!!) and Tango (and eventually Viber)?? Those are apps that people want to keep online/available for contact without having to keep the phone unlocked.

      After all, screen on/unlocked + wifi is still MUCH WORSE for the battery than screen off/locked + wifi.

      Switching off wifi each time you lock a smartphone (cutting off IMs, instant email alerts, SMS-alternatives like whatsapp/kik/ping, even BBC/CNN alerts) is like turning off a feature-phone each time you’re “not using” it (ie you wont get calls and SMS texts). It makes one un-reachable through those new channels.

      And finally, and most reasonably, if an internet connection is so unnecessary and battery-draining when one is “not using” the phone (and locked), then why is this supposed battery-saving behavior not applied to cellular data??? 3G uses up LOTS of battery life (possibly more than wifi) too, but WP7 doesn’t turn off cellular data when locked. It. Just Does. Not. Make. Sense.

      I like my Nokia Lumia 710, to an extent. In a lot of ways it’s better than Android and iOS. But this wifi issue is a FLAW, or at least, like what @ic3 said, a serious LIMITATION. (At least Android made it optional.) And it’s one that everyone is expecting Microsoft to fix. Because no amount of explanation changes the fact that this diminishes the phone’s usage for multitasking people who expect smartphones to work like smartphones, locked and unlocked, BOTH on cellular data and wifi.

    • Avatar for Paolo Paolo says:


      When I say App List it means, from Start > flick to the left or press on the arrow at the upper right corner of the screen to go the list of all applications

      Sorry, I’m not sure for other Windows Phone devices. I thought that such settings should be present in all Windows Phones.

      I have a device that’s running Windows Phone 7.5
      Had you updated your phone software?


      We actually have the same question. Why turn off the WiFi and not the 3G if 3G uses more power than WiFi?

      But I get tired of searching for an answer and started looking for other ways of making the phone stay connected.

      As always, we can wait for Microsoft to change this by adding an additional setting that will allow us to stay connected on our WiFi even though the phone is locked (They sometimes listen to customers like with the case of the Internet Sharing feature)

      But for the mean time. We can just keep on complaining and find other ways.

      I guess it’s not an issue with the software but an issue with how they think the customers will be using their phone.

    • Avatar for ic3 ic3 says:

      I was referring to the “Never” option in the screen timeout. This isn’t available in the Focus because it could potentially lead to burn-in problems in SAMOLED screens when left unlocked for a longer period of time.

      Again, this is a serious flaw in the OS itself. I don’t mind if MS thinks it’d be beneficial to the user to disconnect WiFi on screen lock as long as they make it an option.

    • Avatar for paolo paolo says:

      But my experience of the phone got ruined by WP7′s ridiculous “feature” of turning off WiFi each time the phone is locked (and not charging).

      My Android phone, the T-Mobile G2x, err LG Optimus 2X, also does that.

      Also, in my time with my HTC HD7, a Windows Phone phone, it only does that when the Battery Saver Mode (indicated by the heart over the battery meter) is on. Otherwise, it does not.

  32. Avatar for Khumote Khumote says:

    available na sya sa Pilipinas since January 2012.

    I’ve been downloading apps from the marketplace (local version) since then

  33. Avatar for Noir Noir says:

    Incomplete sentence on “(with 3G connectivity and )”

    Hmmm I find the battery to be a bit lacking. Is the Windows Market app good though?

    • Avatar for Hideki Hideki says:

      ang pagkakaalam ko is di pa available sa PH ung feature ng market, nalama ko lang sa launch ng Lumia 800 nun, sinabi sakin nung rep. sa singapore daw pwede na, so kung gusto mo magDL from the Windows market, punta ka pa SG. lol ahahha pero in near future din naman daw isusupport na

    • Avatar for Epstein Epstein says:

      Just create a live account with a country that has a marketplace and use it with your phone.

  34. Avatar for duke_06 duke_06 says:

    Makes me salivate… HAHAHA! Anyway, a very convincing comeback of Nokia and this time, it’s a WP7 phone.

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