Nokia Lumia 710: Looking good

, posted: 26-Mar-2012 13:03

The Nokia Lumia 710 comes with an anti-glare 3.7” touch screen. This is quite different to the Super AMOLED Plus screen of my Samsung Galaxy S2. It’s also a touch screen, and considerably bigger at 4.3”.

Most would tell you the Super AMOLED screen is superior. And in many ways it is.

But you know what?  The Lumia 710 is a pleasure to use in bright sunlight.

The SGS2 requires the screen to be set to full brightness in order to make out the images on the screen. The Lumia shows everything on screen without the need to change any display settings, or tilting the phone this way or that way to try and make out the screen.

We spent quite a lot of time outdoors this past weekend and not once did I struggle to read the screen.

In fact I’d go as far as saying the experience was no different to being indoors.

Like all touch screens you’re going to find that very quickly the screen itself will show the trails of your finger sliding over the screen as you swipe this way, that way and every other way.

So long as you don’t look at the screen when the phone is in sleep mode you’ll be fine. But I do find that it gets to me. I have wiped the phone with a soft lint free cloths numerous times.  Something I don’t need to do with my SGS2, which could be explained away by having a screen protector on it.

Bottom line, I really wish my SGS2 was as easy on the eyes as the Lumia is in outdoor light.  It makes a huge difference to the user experience.

About the author:

Hi, my name is Anita, on Geekzone and other social network sites I’m known as Neets, sometimes with a “_”, sometimes with “_nz”. I’m a proud kiwi living/surviving in Christchurch. I’m not blogging about this Nokia Lumia 710 because I need a new phone. In fact I love my existing Samsung Galaxy SII. When offered the opportunity to review the Nokia Lumia 710 I took it up because, in truth, it was an honour to be asked, but I enjoy writing reviews, I like learning new things and I’ve got a bit of a fascination about how far you can push smartphones. The brief is fairly simple, use the phone as much as you can and then write about your experiences. My reviews will be honest about the good the bad and the ugly based on how I use the phone, which undoubtedly will vary to the way anyone else uses their phone.

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