The 7310’s camera shoots both stills and video, but it is not particularly great at either task. On the pictures front it manages resolutions up to 2-megapixels. There is no self-portrait mirror or flash. I found that it took several seconds for images to save and shooting photos in succession was a bit of a pain.
The coloured dish, shot as ever under normal household lighting, is as washed out as any sample photo I’ve taken with a mobile phone. It also shows up a framing problem. The edges of the dish were in the far corners of the screen when I framed the photo, but the resulting image does not reflect that. You get a bit more photo than you frame with this phone.
The chair’s white is not uniform with blue and pink tints creeping in. The photo of the apples was taken pretty much at the limit of the lens’ close focusing distance and echoes the lack of saturation seen in the coloured dish shot.
Other software not mentioned so far includes mobile email with built in Yahoo! Go, voice recorder, alarm clock, calendar, to do list manager, notes taker, calculator, countdown timer, stopwatch, currency converter and a few games. Opera Mini is also pre-installed for superior quality Web browsing, but remember you are doing this over GPRS.
If you have any interest in taken reasonable photos with your mobile then the 7310 Supernova is one to avoid. Ditto if you are keen on the mobile Internet. Opera Mini is a boon but the lack of 3G and small screen make Web browsing challenging at times. That noted, this is a functional mobile with a good keyboard and is not too big for the hand and pocket. As for the 7310’s choice of colours, only you can decide if they appeal…
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