How easy is it to set up the Lumia 710 as new smartphone user?

, posted: 13-Mar-2012 09:47

My first thoughts on the Nokia Lumia 710: it feels smaller than my iPhone 4, yet is actually slightly bigger. The slightly curved sides allow it to sit snugly in my hand.  First impressions are that I like the feel of it, not too heavy that it will pull down on my clothes when in my pocket, but not to light it feels cheap.

I like the idea that I can change the color of the phone, by changing the back cover.

The phone manual had easy to follow instructions on how and where to place the micro sim. I was also happy to note that telecom includes a sim card adapter in the simpack. Just in case I need to use it in a standard simtray. 

Easy to remove and replace back cover, for access to the sim card and battery. One of my pet hates, trying to open the back of a phone without damaging the phone.

The handsfree set fits nicely in my ears (I prefer the in ear type) with several sizes of ear buds. Also comes with data/charging cable, wall charger and manual.

Ok, charging has finished, let's get to actually play with this baby.

Several of my friends are thinking of buying their first smartphone. I was interested in how hard it would be to set this phone up by a first time smartphone user.

I had my 12 year old daughter set up the Lumia 710. She does know the basic functions of the iPhone 4 but has never set up a phone before.

This definitely showed me how easy it is to follow the step by step setup instructions.

She set up my 2 email accounts, SIM contacts, and my Facebook on the phone.

She sent out an email with photo attached, posted a comment on my Facebook page, and personalized my contacts.

It appeared very easy for her to do this, so there is hope for my older friends, who are looking at buying their first smartphone.

Now it’s my turn to have a play. ttfn

About the author:

Hi I am Dreamy, a 54 year old mum of two teenagers. Ten years ago I didn't know how to work a computer, and my phone was a Nokia 3315. To keep up with my children's interest in everything to do with the Internet, xbox live, computer games, I turned on a computer and the rest as they say is history. Now I wouldn't be without my smartphone. Being connected to my children, my family and friends around the world. Able to read the news anywhere at anytime.



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