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Are you looking for a smartphone that’s kind to your wallet but still gives you plenty of features?

Perhaps you’ve tried the iPhone, Android and BlackBerry options already and fancy trying out that relatively new platform you’ve heard about from Microsoft. Either way, the Lumia 710 from Nokia could be a serious contender in your decision to buy a new phone.

Nokia launched the Lumia 710 as a little brother to the Lumia 800 in the hope that it’s design expertise paired with the Windows Phone platform would become an attractive prospect to those on a budget. Through our time spent with it we’ve found it to be a great phone, especially when you can get one on pay as you go for as little as £130 these days.

The Lumia 710 is a smartphone with access to over 80,000 apps from the Windows Phone Marketplace. It’s got excellent turn-by-turn satnav-style navigation software already loaded in the form of Nokia Drive, along with Nokia Music for finding new artists, building playlists and even seeing when your favourite artist is playing your town.

With a 5-megapixel camera on the back you’ll be able to take decent snaps as well as recording video in HD quality. Unfortunately storage space comes at a premium, and as the Lumia 710 is at the lower end of the price spectrum it loses out in this aspect: 4GB is the fixed storage internally with no option to stick in a memory card to upgrade. You will be able to store documents and files online however, with Microsoft’s SkyDrive service.

Check out our video review and let us know what you think. If you’ve already made the jump to the good ship Lumia, let us know what you think of your new phone.

The Lumia 710 and 800 will soon be joined by something even bigger and better – the Lumia 900. Read all about it before it lands in the UK here.

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