Nokia Lumia 710: Storage space

, posted: 2-Apr-2012 06:56

The Nokia Lumia 710 comes with 8 GB of built in storage. Not a lot. Well, not a lot for me. And worse still, there’s no expandable memory.

I guess the answer to this is to use your free 25 GB SkyDrive account which is part and parcel of Windows Live.

Sure you can upload files and pictures to SkyDrive. You can even set your camera to automatically upload, and delete the photo from the phone.

But all of this useful 25 GB of storage comes with a huge assumption: mobile data isn’t an issue.

Transferring files to and fro consumes data. Mobile Data isn’t cheap and I know a lot of people who only use casual data, that’s a 10 MB limit a day before chewing $1.00/1MB.

Lots of people still cry out for better data packages.   I’m not sure who is listening.

New Zealand seems to lag miserably behind many other countries around the world when it comes to providing more options around data.   Though New Zealanders aren’t slow when it comes to using Smartphones and communicating across the Internet.

The bottom line is for many people mobile data is expensive and it’s not something you want to use willy nilly.   And having to upload/download files, music, photos etc as and when you want it isn’t the smartest move.

To me I’ve really felt like I just can’t use the phone like I’d want. I’ve not loaded up all my music, I don’t take as many photos as I usually would. I’m afraid of how quickly I’d consume the 8 GB of storage.

I guess it could just be a mindset “thing”. Maybe I just need to change my behaviour. To be more organised and know in advance what music I want to listen to in the coming days.   You can stream music from your SkyDrive account, but then the problem comes back to the cost of mobile data.

So far I haven’t really seen a huge advantage of the Nokia Lumia 800. However it does provide twice the storage.   16 GB is a lot more comfortable than 8 GB, but still lacking in my book.

If being able to store documents, files, photos, music and applications on your phone is a must, then have a good hard think about whether 8 GB fits the bill for you.

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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