ZTE Orbit vs Nokia Lumia 610
We cross-examine two low-spec Windows Phones with the Nokia Lumia 610 taking on ZTE's Orbit
We see how Nokia's budget model, the Lumia 610 compares to ZTE's attempt at a low-priced Windows Phone, the Orbit.
ZTE Orbit - TBC
Nokia Lumia 610 - 119x62x12mm, 131.5g
Nokia's entry-level Lumia 610 looks quite different from its other Lumia brethren, being much more rounded in shape but it still looks very stylish and modern thanks to a very thin bezel round the screen.
Of course in order to save a bit of money an keep the retail price down we expect Nokia has used slightly less appealing materials than the polycarbonate unibody found on its flagship Lumia 800.
ZTE has also gone down the smoother-shaped route but it's a little more square-ish looking than Nokia's offering.
This lends it a slightly more imposing silhouette from the front and once again there's a very narrow strip of bodywork round the screen which is very in keeping with contemporary styling.
However, overall we feel Nokia's new handset looks much nicer and it's our choice when it comes to aesthetics and design.
Winner - Nokia Lumia 610
With budget handsets you can't expect miracles on display, but in actual fact both these devices make a pretty good go of it.
The ZTE Orbit features the larger screen of the two with its 4-inch capacitive multi-touch TFT. The resolution comes in at 800x480 pixels which gives a healthy pixel density of 233 pixels-per-inch (ppi). It may not be the top of the pile, but considering the price tag this is quite a competent display setup.
Nokia's Lumia 610 has a slightly smaller screen at 3.7-inches, again it's a TFT capacitive affair with multi-touch support, so there's none of your high end Lumia 800 AMOLED or ClearBlack here, unfortunately, but then that would've bumped the price up considerably.
The resolution is the same as its opponent but thanks to the smaller size Nokia has managed to squeeze a few more pixels out of the display with a pixel density of 252ppi, which should result in better picture quality than the Orbit. It's also reinforced with Corning's Gorilla Glass.
Winner - Nokia Lumia 610
There's a bit of a contrast here between RAM and internal storage. The ZTE Orbit has 4GB of onboard capacity and 512MB of RAM, while Nokia's Lumia 610 has much more space with 8GB and less RAM at 256MB.
Okay so the Lumia 610 has twice as much onboard storage as its rival but we think the more significant factor is the RAM as we're dealing with lower-end specs here and every little bit of help to the processing power and performance counts. Because of this, we have to give this round to the ZTE Orbit.
Winner - ZTE Orbit