I am going to discuss two of the best budget Windows Phone in this article: Acer Allegro and Nokia Lumia 710. The reason for picking the said handsets is they are in spite of being genuine smartphone are within the purchasing capacity of the middle class folks. Both the handsets are good smartphone but which one is better suited to your need, this comparison will tell you.
Acer Allegro and Nokia Lumia 710 Hardware Comparison
Let me start the hardware comparison with the CPU and RAM, the Acer Allegro has a 1GHz single core processor which is seconded by a 512 MB RAM, in reply the Nokia Lumia 710 has a 1.4GHz single core processor which is well complimented by a 512MB RAM. Nokia seems to be a better choice here. Now taking the discussion a little further the, Acer Allegro has a storage capacity of 8 GB, but it offers no expansion facility. The Nokia Lumia 710 offers the same in the category.
Camera and Screen
The similarity between the two handsets doesn’t stop here, both the handsets offer a 5MP rear camera with a resolution of 2592×1944 pixels, and capability to record HD videos at 720p. Both offer no front cam. Now, let’s try and find out what they offer in the resolution segment. The only difference between the Nokia Lumia 710 and Acer Allegro in this segment id that the Lumia handset is 3.7 inches and the Allegro is 3.6 inches otherwise both are TFT Capacitive Touch screen with support for over 16m colors, both the screens have the same resolution of 480×800 pixels.
Dimension, Weight and Connectivity
If the Dimensions of both the handsets are discussed then the allegro has a measurement of 116 x 59 x 13 mm while it weighs 126g on the other hand the Nokia Lumia 710 has a dimension of 119 x 62.4 x 12.5 mm and the weight is 125.5g. Both the handsets have Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1.
We cannot leave the hardware section without having discussed the battery functions of either of the handsets. The Acer Allegro has a standard Li-ion 1300mAh battery so does the Nokia Lumia 710 as far as the talk time is concerned the Allegro offers the users a talk time of 6h and the Nokia Lumia 710 offers a talk time of 6h 50m.
Apps and Social Web Integration
After comparing the hardware aspect of both the handsets I would like to draw the attention of the readers towards the Software part. Both the handsets run the Windows Phone 7.5. The Nokia Lumia 710 has an Accelerometer, proximity sensor, and a compass. The Allegro has all the three said things. The Allegro has Facebook and Twitter integration and a Youtube client. The Nokia Lumia 710 has a people hub in which it has Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Email.
Acer Allegro and Nokia Lumia 710 Price Comparison
Now the price, Acer Allegro costs you $399 and the Nokia Lumia 710 will cost you a $370. There is a $20 gap between the Allegro and the Lumia, and that might be the ultimate deciding factor for the buyers.
Finally one is forced to acknowledge that both the handsets are equal in almost all the aspects but if he has to choose the first among the equals he will definitely go for the reliable name that is Nokia Lumia 710. But Acer Allegro is also not a bad deal either.