New Nokia Lumia 720 Review – Windows Phone

It’s raining Smartphone this year and with the series of Smartphone that many Indian and MNC are launching every week here comes another Smartphone based on windows 8 OS by Finnish giant Nokia.

Nokia had already launched Smartphone based on window8 operating system earlier this year in high-end version Lumina 920and 820while it has also launched Smartphone in low-end version 620&520 respectively but now it had come in mid segment with its newly launched phone Lumina 720.

There are now five phones in Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 Lumina range. Nokia claims the plan is to give the core Nokia Windows Phone 8 experience to everyone regardless of which phone they buy, but you’ll still get a gradually higher specification as you move up the range.

This is why even the base Lumina 520 has fancy extras such as free music from Nokia Music and high-quality offline mapping from HERE maps, but faster processors, better screens and cameras await you with more expensive models.

The Lumia 720 sits in the middle of the price band-filling bonanza. It’s around rs 4000 more expensive than lumia 620 and around rs 4000 less than the 820 . We find the Lumia 620 to be the current sweet spot in the Lumia range, so we were interested to see whether the Lumia 720 is worth the extra cash.

While Nokia 620 Touch screen was smooth 720 is supersmooth the 4.3-inch 720 retains the familiar unibody casing and it’s available in five different colours If you’ve used a Lumia before, the new model will seem unremarkable, but it is a lot lighter than the high-end Lumias at just 128g.

Now coming to performance there’s a 1Ghz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor inside – but the screen doesn’t innovate – it’s 800 x 480 just like the 820′s 4.3-inch display. It 217ppi though, and it has a high enough resolution to make some third-party live tiles look a little substandard. However, all the standard OS and Nokia Here add-on apps look the part, and you won’t be disappointed with how things look.

Nokia Lumia 720 specifications

  • 3-inch IPS ClearBlack display
  • Snapdragon S4 dual-core 1GHz processor
  • 512MB RAM
  • 8GB internal storage expandable up to 64GB via microSD card
  • 7-megapixel rear camera
  • 3-megapixel front camera
  • Bluetooth 3.0,NFC,Wi-Fi, 3G
  • 2000mAH battery
  • Windows Phone 8
  • 9×67.5×9 mm
  • 128 grams

The camera is, again, a selling point for Nokia; Carl Zeiss optics are used as usual, although it’s only a 6.7MP snapper. Pictures did look vibrant though, but some images were a bit blurry under the MWC show lights.

Video is 720p at 30fps, while the front camera has a resolution of 1280 x 960.

VERDICT

A lovely mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset, but we don’t think it offers enough over the cheaper Lumia 620 In rs 4000 more its provides just three things

1) A bigger Screen 4.3 compared to 3.8

2) Bigger Battery 2000mAH Compared to 1500mAH

3) A slightly better camera 6.7 compared to 5 mp

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