V3 compares Nokia and ZTE's latest budget Windows Phones to see how they stack up against each other
Smartphone buyers now have a greater choice when it comes to budget Windows Phones, thanks to the availability of Nokia's Lumia 610 and ZTE's Tania, and here we've put them head-to-head to see which of the two handsets offers users the best deal.
Design and build
Physically and visually the two devices are easy to tell apart, with the 610 measuring just 119x62x12mm and weighing 131g and the Tania 129x67.8x10.5mm and 158g.
Regardless of the physical differences, the 610 is much more striking, with its gentle curves and range of bright colour options. The black-bodied Tania by comparison, has slightly harder lines that makes it look more utilitarian.
However, despite its bland looks, the Tania does feel more expensive in-hand than the 610. This is mainly thanks to the the device's matt, as opposed to gloss, plastic coating and robust glass front that features capacitive rather than physical buttons.
Another consequence of the Tania's glass front is that, while we did get the feeling the 610 could survive a few accidental bumps, the Tania did feel slightly tougher.
One other significant factor differentiating the two devices is their screen size with the Tania featuring a 4.3in WVGA 480x800 display that dwarfs the 610's 3.7in 480x800 LCD touch-screen.
However, despite being bigger and packing the same resolution on paper, we found the 610's display to be slightly crisper than the Tania's - which at times could look slightly dull and suffered from a narrower viewing angle.
Winner: The Lumia 610
While feeling like the cheaper of the two, the 610 has more character and features a slightly better screen.