T-Mobile Stores Begin Receiving Lumia 810 Documentation

At this point, we’re pretty comfortable we know everything we need to know about the Lumia 810 Windows Phone 8 smartphone heading to T-Mobile sometime next month. Short of any brand new app announcements from Nokia, we’re not expecting any major surprises come launch day. That’s not to say Nokia’s existing apps or the wireless charging aren’t attractive features, they are most certainly a big plus for fans of the Lumia lineup. In fact, its safe to call Nokia Drive one of the best GPS apps available for a smartphone, and far better than Apple’s own Maps program.

Of course, the biggest “problem” for Windows Phone 8 fans on T-Mobile will be choosing between the Lumia 810 and the Windows Phone 8X.

Some of the Lumia 810 features include:

  • 1.5GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor
  • 4.3″ WVGA OLED ClearBlack display with Gorilla Glass
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • Nokia Drive, Nokia Maps, Nokia City Lens
  • Support for wireless compatible charging shells
  • 1080p video recording
  • 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss optics with autofocus and dual LED flash
  • HD front-facing camera
  • HSPA+ 42Mbps connectivity
  • 8GB internal memory
  • microSD slot for optional 32GB microSD card
  • 1-touch Bluetooth pairing via NFC

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  • archerian

    a couple of months from now when this phone is available for $250 on Prepaid, I’ll pick this up. Always liked WP7/7.5, WP8 should be even better, just that some of the apps I regularly use aren’t there yet.

    • GSMFTW

      Are you serious? For 250? THAT IS KILLER PRICING.

      • archerian

        I’m basing that guess on the fact that the Lumia 710 was available for the same price a few months after launch on prepaid..

  • GwapoAko

    This might replace my wife’s iPhone 3G in the next few months!!

    • bisayan80

      This might replace my lola n lolo iphone 3g’s….lol

      • GwapoAko


        • Masguapoko

          Mga walwal

  • Nicole M

    I had already decided to get the HTC 8X, but now I see the 810 has the microSD slot for optional 32GB microSD card and that takes the cake. I already have the 710 which there were couple things I didn’t like. Like the micro usb port being on top of the phone not good at all and to wake up the phone by pressing the power button (I hope they changed that too). Other than that I love the Windows phone OS.

    • there’s no other way to wake up a windows phone i don’t believe.

  • timmyjoe42

    This looks like a significant upgrade to the 710, so it might be well worth it. I assume it uses that dang micro-sim so I can’t swap between devices easily.

    • archerian

      yes, that was my thought too, a significant upgrade to the 710, especially the front facing camera

    • Mystictrust

      Buy one of those micro sim to sim converters. You can even make your own out of a regular sim

  • TonyJ

    Dave the screenshots are low res and I can’t read any of the wording. Does it specifically mention “Gorilla Glass”? Thanks.

    • vpuik

      The official page does say it’s Gorilla Glass. http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia810/

    • archerian

      Yes, it has scratch-proof Corning Gorilla Glass

      • TonyJ

        I know it says so on Nokia’s website but I wanted to see if it was confirmed on the T-Mobile brochure but I can’t read it.

        • archerian

          it doesn’t specifically mention gorilla glass in the brochure uploaded here, but lack thereof doesn’t negate its presence

    • Guest

      It’s also mentioned on the Nokia product page: http://www.nokia.com/us-en/products/phone/lumia810/

  • Whiskers

    Is it LTE ready ?

    • Mystictrust

      No. Pretty sure they stripped out the LTE for the 810. Wondering if that contributes at all to how much lighter it is than the 820, or how much more battery life it gets.

      • TonyJ

        I think the weight reduction comes from the camera design. The 820 has a full size camera module with the cut-out in the battery door while the 810 has a much smaller camera module with the lense and flash embedded into the back of the phone and the artwork on the battery door. I’m sure that would reduce the weight since there is less hardware.

        • Brian

          The camera in the 810 is an 8 MP rear-facing design, the same unit as in the 820.

        • TonyJ

          Same MP does not mean same design. Look at the pics of both the 820 and 810 before you speak. 810 has a large glass camera assembly on the back and the 810 has just the lense and flash embedded on the back. They are same resolution and quality but different DESIGN.

        • TonyJ

          I meant the 820 has a large glass camera assembly..typo..

  • doesn’t look bad .. a definite upgrade over any other WP on TMO .. still i’m not sold .. i’ll wait to see how the 8X compares ..

  • Brian90

    Windows phone still lacks the VOIP or wifi calling capability that Blackberry and Android have.

    • Brian


      WP8 ships with Skype built in. Doesn’t get any VOIPier than that!

      • archerian

        I think the other Brian means UMA calling, which only certain BB and Android handsets support.

        • mushusker

          I guess some of us were hoping that like previous Nokia phones, this one might support UMA too. At least two Symbian phones (Astound and E73) supported UMA, and some Nokia feature phones too. UMA/IMS is not the same as what most people think of when saying VOIP, whether SIP or Skype.

        • archerian

          True, it was available for certain non Lumia Nokia and Samsung devices. “Wifi Calling” as its become known in T-mobile especially after it was available on Androids is the software based calling App which still connects via UMA.

        • brian

          UMA is hardware based. Tmobile created a software version (that can’t be called UMA) that is called “Wifi Calling” app. It is the BEST voip app out there. Skype is garbage on a phone. Wifi calling app from Tmobile sounds better than Cell tower calls.

        • archerian

          UMA is not hardware/software, its a standard. It can be implemented by hardware and uses a secure tunnel to connect to the core network. The T-mobile version for android is basically using software with modified firmware to create and maintain that connection, it still uses the UMA architecture by connecting to the UNC. The only short coming is it cannot seamlessly handover.

        • Mystictrust

          Wifi Calling on Android phones is not via UMA, it is only via software. If it were UMA you’d be able to seamlessly transfer between Wifi and cell tower – which you can’t. Here’s to hoping that T-Mobile is able to get this functionality in Windows Phone (assuming that they are trying. And assuming Microsoft doesn’t shoot them down)

        • archerian

          Wifi calling on Android is not exactly via normal software, it needs firmware changes on the device as it needs to authenticate using keys stored in the SIM, which normal apps don’t have access to. UMA and software are not exclusive, software is one way to implement UMA. The software implementation of Android UMA doesn’t support handover, it is however still using UMA transport to authenticate, connect to the network, and place calls.

      • Brain

        Both Blackberry and Android use Wifi calling apps directly from Tmobile.

    • riopato

      Wouldn’t that be up to T-mobile to make an app for VoIP?

      • Brian

        Yes, but it still keeps me from buying a Windows phone. I need wifi calling.

  • Luigi

    As much as I want a Lumia WP phone, the biggest flaw of this phone is the 800 x 480 screen resolution: unacceptable!

  • bluechrism

    Definietly a tough choice between 8X and 810, though as I’m on a value plan and nowehere near the end of my contract, the full price will be a determining factor. I might even by both and return one (assuming T-Mobile’s return policy is still pretty good), or if I just can’t afford it right now, maybe i’ll pick one up in December. However, I will definitely be getting either an 810 or 8X.
    If the camera module on the 810 (same as on N9, lumia 800 and 900) can now take pictures as good as those from the N9 that will be nice too as they have supposedly upgraded the image processing software. Then again, the 8X has supposedly got a good camera too, and has beats audio which is nice as my phone is always my media player now. Which ever I get, I will be curios to see if it means I can leave my Nokia N9 at home – my Lumia 710 isn’t quite up to scratch on that front.