The Nokia Lumia 810 on T-Mobile USA launched just a few days ago and the well-equipped phone has been receiving fantastic reviews from press and consumers alike.
The phone comes to T-Mobile’s super fast 4G network and features an impressive feature-set. But, was that enough to win reviewers over? Let’s take a look and see what tech pundits had to say.
Matt Miller from ZDNet, who always provides a great perspective on Nokia hardware, likes the Lumia 810’s rock solid design and host of exclusive apps and services that give it an edge over the competition:
The Nokia Lumia 810 is a solid competitor and if you look in my image gallery you can see that the camera captures still images even better than the 8X in some cases. When you look at ALL of the added Nokia software and services (Drive, Music, City Lens), combined with the removable battery and MicroSD expansion capability you may find the Lumia 810 is actually a better choice for you.
Meanwhile, over at Engadget, Zachary Lutz keys in on the amazing display of the Lumia 810, discussing how it’s easy to read in sunlight and how convenient the super sensitive screen is:
Unique to Nokia, the screen features a polarized filter that makes it easier to view content in direct sunlight, and in this regard, it really is a step above the competition. As another differentiator, it’s also possible to manipulate the screen with your fingernails or even while wearing gloves. Yes, bare fingers are still ideal, but the utility here is hard to ignore. Overall, the display offers plenty of real estate for content, vibrant colors, deep blacks and superb viewing angles.
PCMag took the Lumia 810 for a spin as well and noted the camera options on the phone – with the 8MP Carl Zeiss shooter front and center:
The 8-megapixel camera features Carl Zeiss optics and a dual LED flash. Photos look sharp and detailed indoors and out, with crisp focus, minimal noise in lower light, and vibrant color. Recorded 1920-by-1080-pixel and 1280-by-720-pixel videos played smoothly at 29 frames per second in both settings.
Do you want a snappy phone? Phone Arena tells us that Lumia 810 is a breeze to work with:
The Nokia Lumia 810 is tucking away inside of its body a very capable dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus processor with 1GB of RAM, which is the same chipset powering the Lumia 920. As expected, the smartphone delivers one snappy performance with all operations, but as we all know too well in this business, that’s the norm with almost all Windows Phones to date.
How is the battery life then? According to PocketNow, the Lumia 810 will go the distance.
The Lumia 810 delivered above-average endurance over the course of our test period. During one particularly busy day, we unplugged the device at 1:30pm and proceeded to run it hard: an hour’s worth of Netflix and some navigation around town, lots of texts and emails from two accounts flying in and out, social media syncing between two Twitter accounts – one via app and one via People hub – as well as Facebook’s constant syncing – again, courtesy of both app and hub- and almost continuous uptime throughout the day.
There was also constant syncing of Evernote and OneNote, and the usual stretch of time spent outside of network coverage on the train. Even under such abuse, the device didn’t die until 2:30am, thirteen hours later.
Michel Fisher from PocketNow sums up the Nokia 810 this way: “it’s a unique piece of hardware that delivers a serviceable experience overall,” while Chris Burns of SlashGear simply states that “in the end, Nokia has created another real winner for the Windows Phone 8 universe.”