Design and displayThe Render never departs from a typical slab smartphone design. On a high-end handset I'd scream for more style, but here simplicity goes with the territory. The exterior measurements come in at 4.7 inches long by 2.5 inches wide by 0.5 inch deep. That makes it relatively small as smartphones go, but it's much heavier then it looks at 4.82 ounces. The 4-inch WVGA touch screen has a 480x800-pixel resolution. Given the Render’s other specs, I can't really complain. Colors are muted and blacks could be blacker, but it's perfectly serviceable for casual users. As with most previous Windows devices, display options are limited with just three brightness levels (that's enough, though) and the option to change the background theme to one of 10 colors. And, of course, you can personalize the home screen by swapping out tiles and moving them around.
Interface and controlsBelow the display are three standard touch controls: Back, Home/Windows and Search, They're plenty sensitive, as is the touch interface of the display, Up top is the 3.5mm headset jack (right where it should be) and the power ted baker emmare iphone 7 plus mirror folio case - palace gardens control, On the left spine is the Micro-USB/charger port and on the right spine are the volume rocker (easy to find when you're on a call) and the camera shutter, The battery cover has an attractive lightly textured surface, The camera lens and flash sit in the top left corner..
Features and Microsoft appsAs I mentioned, the Render has an entry-level feature set. Basic options include a calculator, a calendar, an alarm clock, messaging and e-mail, and Bluetooth 3.0. The Render also has Wi-Fi and it even can function as a Wi-Fi hot spot. The latter is a surprise, though the 3G data speeds won't blow you away. The People Hub serves as your phone book and (if you wish) integration point for Google, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn. The phone book size is limited by the available memory, with each contact storing multiple fields.
Deeper down you'll find the usual assortment of Microsoft apps like the Zune Music player, access to Xbox Live, Maps, the Internet Explorer browser, Office Hub, and Local Scout for searching what's around you, You always can get more apps from the Windows Marketplace, Fortunately, U.S, Cellular adds only its Your ted baker emmare iphone 7 plus mirror folio case - palace gardens Navigator GPS app, which is powered by Telenav, I love that there's not a ton of annoying bloatware, The Render comes with a healthy 4GB internal memory (and 512MB of RAM), That should be enough for most users, but if not, you get an additional 7GB of SkyDrive storage..
CameraWith a camera resolution that's limited to 5 megapixels (2,592x1,944 pixels), shooting photos is not the Render’s strong suit. Still, you get a decent amount of features like tap-to-focus, a macro mode, a digital zoom, four white-balance settings, four image effects, adjustable brightness and contrast, metering, five sharpness levels, ISO and EV settings, and flicker reduction. That's all great, though I can't say the editing options made a whole lot of difference. The flash has automatic mode or you can turn it on or off completely.