Video Samples: Great During The Day; Bad At Night
In general, the Lumia 710's camera does a good job of recording video during the day and with adequate lighting, as seen in the video above.
Quality takes a turn for the worse at night, though. Notice the lack of focus and lens flare from the street lights. This seems to result from an inability to adjust quickly to different light conditions, and you can even see the issue surface during the first video as the camera pans around.
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... M$ owns skype and partially nokia... but there is no frontfacing camera to do videocalls?Reply
DjEaZy... M$ owns skype and partially nokia... but there is no frontfacing camera to do videocalls?Reply
Not quite sure how many people even use the feature.
Out of everybody you see when you go out, count the amount of people video calling compared to making a regular call.
DjEaZy... M$ owns skype and partially nokia... but there is no frontfacing camera to do videocalls?Not for the first Lumia line. They were on tight schedule. Other WP phones have it, check out HTC Titan and Radar.Reply
DjEaZy... M$ owns skype and partially nokia... but there is no frontfacing camera to do videocalls?MS hasn't had time to do much with skype yet, the sale hasn't been long approved despite being announced a long time ago).Reply
The mid-year WP7 update, Tango, will reportedly add skype functionality.
As for actually using skype, I have had android phones and tablets with it but I have never bothered to use it. My HTC Titan has a nice front facing camera, but I'd have rather they took it out and cut the cost by $20 for all the use its going to get.
Editor please take note of Title Pg 8 :.Reply
Instead of "Nokie" it should be "Nokia".
"We asked the Tom's Hardware audience for some of their favorites on Facebook and received a pretty tepid response"Reply
that was the problem ...
I was very impressed with the Lumia 800. Nice screeen, different from everythign else (Yes same as N9 but it was very nicely made and a phone you could get in cyan without looking like a complete tool) Only thing put me off it was lack of HDMI out, frontfacing camera and better apps selection on android. My last phone was a blackberry and it had 2 key things android doesn'tReply
1. Universal mail box
2. Browser doesn't close if I switch apps
My question is simple, how well does the Lumia 710 handle switching between tasks? Does it manage it as well as blackberry and is the mail box universal?
Personally frontfacing cam, and HDMI out and that phones a winner for me. Add a keyboard and I'll worship it lol.
I have been using it for last 2 months and i am satisfied with the performance. This is the best wp7 (mango) bang for buck.Reply
joytech22Not quite sure how many people even use the feature.Out of everybody you see when you go out, count the amount of people video calling compared to making a regular call.Reply
Depends on where you are at buddy boy. If you live in the USA, then you are probably right (although I have skyped to an Ipod in the US). But move yourself outside of the country, where 95 percent of the worlds population lives. Now you want to call someone from country to country... on a cell phone... its expensive. Or I can go to a free Wifi spot and use Skype absolutely free.
I know its cool to think that every product on earth will only be used in middle class America, but that may not be such a great view point if you are actually in business (even though it is the same viewpoint that caused the USA to fail).
WP7-based phones have three non-touchscreen keys: Back, Home, and Search.
Just nit-picking here, but the samsung focus has touchscreen keys for the back, home, and search. Just saying.