Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on March 1, 2013

There are questions we need to ask when deciding between the Nokia Lumia 720 and the Nokia Lumia 610. Questions like… Does the 4.3-inch screen on the Lumia 720, top the display on the Lumia 610? Does the Lumia 720 have more storage capacity? Which one of the two has the better camera? You’ll find the answers to these questions in the table that follows.

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Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Nokia Lumia 720 VS Nokia Lumia 610
Display 4.3-inch IPS Clearblack LCD 3.7-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(216.977 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(252.162 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8227 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 7.5
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
6.7 Megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash, geo-tagging and 720p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and VGA video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP No
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 2.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 67.5 x 127.9 x 9.0mm 62.0 x 119.0 x 12.0mm
Weight 128g 131g
Talktime 13.3 hours 9.5 hours
Standby 520 hours 720 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, Gorilla Glass 2 and free SkyDrive storage GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass and a stereo FM radio

 

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Connectivity

Good wireless connectivity is vital. The Lumia 720 features NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. It doesn’t include 4G. The Lumia 610 packs 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. Like the Lumia 720, this model doesn’t support 4G either.
— The Lumia 720 wins (1-0)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Size/Weight

What if we compare the two phones for size and weight? There’s not much between the two – the Lumia 720 is 127.9 x 67.5 x 9.0mm, the Lumia 610 is 119.0 x 62.0 x 12.0mm. The Lumia 720 is the more compact handset. The Lumia 610 is beefier than its opponent, weighing 131g. In contrast, the Lumia 720 weighs 128g. The Lumia 720 is in pole position after this round.
— The Lumia 720 wins (2-0)

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Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Camera/Video

Nokia has built the Lumia 720 with a 6.7 Megapixel camera that boasts autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, an advanced f/1.9 aperture, LED flash, geo-tagging and 720p video recording. For video calls, there’s also a second, front-mounted camera rated at 1.3 Megapixels.

The Lumia 610′s 5.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, LED flash, geo-tagging, face detection and VGA video recording) is no match for the Lumia 720′s.
— The Lumia 720 wins (3-0)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Display

The Lumia 720 incorporates a touch-sensitive IPS Clearblack LCD display, 4.3 inches in size and with a resolution of 480 x 800. With its 4.3-inch display and a below average overall pixel count of 384000, the Lumia 720 has a pixels per inch rating of 216.977.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 720 features a 4.3-inch IPS Clearblack LCD display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 216.977.

Measuring just 3.7 inches, the Lumia 610′s touch-sensitive LCD screen is smaller. There’s no difference in the resolution. With 384000 pixels on the 3.7-inch screen, the pixel density is 252.162 pixels per inch.
— The Lumia 720 wins (4-0)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Processor

In terms of CPU prowess, the Lumia 610 uses a Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon processor, rated at 800MHz. The Lumia 720′s core is a 1GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8227 chip.
— The Lumia 720 wins (5-0)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610

With five rounds gone, the Lumia 720 enjoys a massive 5 point lead. But this fight’s not over. The Lumia 610 still has time to mount a comeback. It’s not likely. But stranger things have happened…

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-1)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (7-2)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Storage

Onto the storage battle… The Nokia Lumia 720 features 8GB of storage, as does the Nokia Lumia 610. The Lumia 720 also boasts a microSD slot to increase the maximum capacity to 72GB. Unlike its rival, the Lumia 610 is missing an expansion slot and so the max storage options remain 8GB.
— The Lumia 720 wins (8-2)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Battery Life

Fully juiced, the Lumia 720 weighs in with 13.3 hours of talktime; the Lumia 610 in comparison boasts 9.5 hours of talktime. In terms of standby times, Nokia’s phone can last 520 hours, while Nokia’s model boasts 720 hours. It’s a second place finish for the Lumia 610 in this round.
— Lumia 720 (9-2)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 610 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (10-3)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 720 wins! (10-3)

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