The Lumia 710 is currently T-Mobile’s most powerful Windows Phone in terms of specs. ItÂ has a 1.4 GHz second-generation single-core Snapdragon processor, a gyroscope, Corning Gorilla Glass, andÂ a compass.
However, the Lumia 710 lacks a front-facing camera and is of course limited with 8 GB of storage space. It also doesn’t look as sexy as the HTC Radar, nor does it feel as expensive as the Radar.
The screen on the 710 is a nicely sized 3.7″ ClearBlack LCD display, which is perfect for texting with one hand. Colors are possibly a little more vivid on the 710 when compared to the S-LCD on the HTC Radar, but the ClearBlack display doesn’t preform much better out in the sunlight compared to the Radar. A big disadvantage to the Lumia 710 is that there’s a very noticeable black border around the screen, whereas on the HTC Radar, the screen perfectly touches the rest of the phone seamlessly.
Instead of touch-sensitive buttons, the Lumia 710 has physical buttons on the front of the phone, which prevent you from accidentally hitting the back key while playing games on the phone. My only complaint is that these buttons look quite cheap when lit up at night time.
The camera button can be a little tricky, because there’s hardly any travel space between pressing the button halfway down to focus it and actually pressing it all the way down to take the picture. Otherwise, the volume buttons and power buttons feel nice.
The Lumia 710 has a 5 MP camera and a single-LED flash, but we’ll go into the quality of the camera later in our review section dedicated to the camera.