Analysis of Ground Performance of Lumia Phone Series from Nokia
Windows Phone in its new avatar has always impressed the people, but it could not carry the value home. Nokia has not been able to cash in on the Windows Phone 7 ecosystem. Perhaps come Windows 8 and Nokia will be back into reckoning.
However, the good old days of feature phones when it ruled the world surely hearts Nokia’s sentiments. Still some Nokia loyalists just seem to love the now dying Symbian. With the Lumia series, Nokia may be seeing some light at the end of the tunnel. On the other hand, really has the Lumia phones or will it in the future make a significant impact in the smartphone world dominated by iPhones and the Android community. Let us find out.
Nokia Lumia 610
The Lumia 610 is the low end Windows Phone 7 smartphone with a scaled down cheap design and was the first device to run Windows Phone Mango 7.5. Running on an 800 MHz Snapdragon S1 processor it is loaded with un-expandable 8 GB internal memory, 256 MB of RAM and a 5MP camera. It has a standard 3.7-inch touchscreen design, and the design looks pretty cheap compared to similar priced Android phones. You cannot run Skype because there is not enough memory there is no front camera also.
Nokia Lumia 710
The Nokia 710 looks fantastic and not like the ugly 610, but the hardware, configurations are remarkably similar except that the processor is a 1.4 GHz processor. The screen is the same 3.7 inch touchscreen with a resolution of 480 x 800p. There is still no front facing camera in the Lumia 710.
Nokia Lumia 800
The 800 is an impressive phone and even comes with Xbox integration. Running on a 1.4 GHz Snapdragon processor and has a better 8 MP camera using a Carl Zeiss lens with dual flash and autofocus. The screen is an AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, but there is no secondary camera still.
Nokia Lumia 900
The 900 is a scaled-up version of the Lumia 800 there are not many changes, but there is a 1.3 MP VGA camera at 15fps, and you can finally have video calls. It sports a bigger 4.3-inch AMOLED screen and has most other features the same.
Analysis of Lumia Phones
The Nokia phones are not indecent smartphones and may be the best Windows Phones to date. However, compared to iPhones and Android devices they lack something of a punch. There is no front camera in the 710, 800, or the 610. None of the phones has native Java support, which means many apps, may not work on them. Moreover, none of them has an SD card slot, and you cannot expand memory above the internal memory provided.
Another serious flaw that Android users will surely note is that in all of the Nokia Lumia phones have Bluetooth, but you cannot transfer files through them, nor there is an app, which allows that. The video recording is not particularly convincing, and battery performance is not something to write about. All these things; however, small they are, make a tremendous difference in the end, and these things can be avoided. Moreover, Lumia has more or less lost the race here itself.
Nevertheless, what can’t be avoided are those inherent difficulties that you can connect with the Windows Phone 7 ecosystem. The Windows Phone App Store is not as diverse as the Android or the magnificent iPhone app store. So what should Microsoft and Nokia do? They must make their hardware design efficient and hope that Windows 8 changes their position. The Windows OS shows much promise though especially with its clean and sensible-looking interface that is not cluttered like in the Android ecosystem.