Nokia introduced the Lumia 610 with the occasion of this year’s MWC in Barcelona as the company’s budget Windows Phone solution for emerging markets. It is also aimed at competing with low-end Android phones which are cheap in Nokia and Microsoft’s joint effort to bump of the marketshare of the platform.
Low specs on the Nokia Lumia 610 and a cheap price point doesn’t mean build quality and materials suffer. They’re excellent as you would expect from a Nokia phone. However, the screen is a low-end screen itself so don’t expect your ClearBlack AMOLED one on the 610.
It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 CPU (single-core) clocking at 800MHz and has 256MB of RAM and 256MB of ROM. The low amount of RAM could be a problem and some might find the 8GB of Internal Storage to be too little for their needs (especially that Windows Phone does not support microSD expansion cards). The camera is one of five megapixels.
Check out our unboxing below to see what’s inside the box and how the Lumia 610 looks in hand.