Not just apps, there has been a lack of options when it comes to the WINDOWS PHONE 8 platform. It bridges the gap between Lumia 820 & pocket friendly lumia 620. For those who were looking for a phone with WP8 platform at affordable price lumia 720 is all you need.
- Built quality and design-
It’s another handsome looking phone from nokia, it’s easy to fall in love with it at first glance.
The built quality is much superior then other same range mobiles (Samsung galaxy grand duos and HTC windows phone 8X).
The handset comes with a polycarbonate uni-body with curved edges. Even the screen curves around the edges, which makes the transition between the display and body look pleasant. However, in this handset Nokia elegantly refined its design to give a much slimmer feel to it.
- Screen and display-
The Lumia 720 sports an LCD 4.29 inch capacitive WVGA touch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and a color depth of 16 M to give you the clearest picture. The touchscreen works even when you have gloves on or with long nails and the IPS screen ensures better, wider viewing angles as well. In all there is no point of doubting the quality of this one.
The phone is bestowed with one of a kind 6.7 MP camera with very sharp low light picture capturing specialty. The color in the pictures looks very natural but photos taken under bright light looks a bit washed off. But it doesn’t mean its camera is not good, it’s the best in this segment with Led flash light which works surprisingly well. .
It has got a 1.3 MP front camera, which does well in video chats and still photography, but has a room for its improvisation.
- Software and UI-
The OS is well optimized and integrated therefore, runs smooth on a 1 GHz dual-core processor. Since the phone features 512 MB of RAM, the apps take slightly more time to load as compared to Lumia 820 and 920. Another annoyance is that due to the relatively low RAM, few games aren't compatible with the 720.
Rather than depending on third-party apps, the Windows Phone OS delivers most functionality out of the box. For instance, Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn are integrated right into the UI. Thanks to Microsoft's Office Suite, you don’t have to hunt for a document or spreadsheet editor. Moreover, the deep Sky-Drive integration makes sure you don't miss Dropbox.
Xbox games are your gaming zone, where most games get installed by default. You can maintain your profile and do other related activities as well.
- Processor and Memory:
The facts that the Lumia 720 is a mid-end Smartphone and runs Windows Phone mean that we shouldn't expect any wonders in the specifications field. The Lumia 720 comes with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus chipset, clocked at 1 GHz. The GPU is the Adreno 305, while the RAM is 512 MB. While these figures might not seem to be impressed for Android Smartphone users, we should note that the Nokia Lumia 720 runs very smoothly, without any performance issues. The handset should have no problem running the more demanding applications out there.
The handset comes with 8 GB of internal memory, which is a good amount for such a phone, but it also offers a MicroSD card slot for additional storage expandable up to 64 GB.
- Performance and battery life-
The Nokia Lumia 720 handles everything you throw at it with an ace. Yes, there's no quad-core processor, but you are unlikely to miss that in everyday activities. From browsing, to playing music, to emails or editing Office files, everything goes off very smoothly.
One area where we're Lumia 720 was put under the test was gaming. We installed a few games on our 720, including popular titles such Angry Birds, Ice Age Village, AE Bowling 3D, AE 3D Motor, 3D Brutal Chase, and AE Fruit Slash. We were able to play all these games very smoothly without any speed breakers.
The phone comes with a 2000 mAh Li-Ion battery; it gives a long 23 hrs of talk time at a single run. It lasted around 6 hours and 40 minutes for 720 p video. Buy original Nokia Mobile Batteries Here.
Overall the battery performance is quite impressive in comparison with other handset of same segments.
Height: 127.9 mm
Width: 67.5 mm
Thickness: 9 mm
Weight: 128 g
Display size: 10.92 cm
Touch screen technology: Super-sensitive touch
Talk time (2G):23 hrs
Talk time (3G): 13.4 hrs
Standby time (3G): 520 hrs
Music playback time: 79 hrs.
Verdict and Price -
Nokia Lumia 720 is mid-range Smartphone with wonderful all-round performance keeping in mind its competitive price which is INR-17,700/-.
It has an appealing design, good camera, nice sound quality and a good screen as well. The operating system isn't bad, but we're just having a bit of a hard time convincing ourselves that it has something more to offer than iOS or Android. But still we prefer Lumia 720 as its price is lower than many other competitors but it works equally well in the real world with great design and a camera.
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Features - 4/5
Design and built quality - 4.5/5
Performance - 4/5
Os and UI - 3.5/5
Value for money- 4/5