Lumia 800 and Lumia 710 are the first Nokia Windows Phones announced at the nokia World Event. The Lumia 710 is the affordable model while the Lumia 800 is the one with slightly better characteristics, but with a higher price tag as well. So lets take a look at these two devices.
At first glance we notice the visual design. The 710 is based on Nokia’s 603 Symbian body and features a 3.7-inch touchscreen.
On the other side we have the Nokia 800 which borrowed N9’s design and has the same 3.7-inch screen as the Lumia 710. Both devices run on a 480×800 resoltuion and use Nokia’s ClearBlack technology.
However, there is one difference – The Lumia 800 uses Samsung’s Amoled technology and a curved glass display while the 710 features the regular flat TFT.
The Lumia 800 has a more advanced construction while the 710 has a simple design where the changeable colored back panels can give it a bit more unique look, but nothing more.
Both devices come with a bundle of Nokia built-in free applications along with the Windows Phone platform.
Amongst these apps you find the Nokia Drive which is the first turn-by-turn online and offline navigation system for Windows Phone. You will also find Nokia Music which features a music streaming service which also allow you to download and play tracks offline (just like Apple’s iTunes)
For sports fans Nokia have included the ESPN Sports Hub which adds a sport news feed.
The Lumia 800’s camera is much better than the one of the 710. This 8Mpx primary camera with 3x digital zoom, 720p video capture and a photo resolution of 3984×2992 pixels guarantees for best photo quality. The enhanced Carl Zeiss optics will also have a huge positive impact on photo and video quality.
The Nokia 800’s camera also features LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection, red-eye reduction, continuous autofocus, touch focus, exposure compensation, white balance and blur reduction.
The 710’s camera stands one level lower, but is still pretty decent. With 5Mpx and a 2596×1460 resolution it will still make decent photos. The LED Flash will also come in handy along with the 720p video capture capability.
Each phone runs a single core 1.4Ghz processor and uses 512Mb Of RAM.
Another major difference between the new models is storage space. The 710 has just 8Gb of storage space and no slot for micro-SD card while the 800 has 16Gb. However, the Nokia Lumia 800 can also make use of Microsoft’s 25Gb free cloud storage service.
The final difference between the two phones is price – the Lumia 800 retails for €420 while the 710 costs just €270.