Nokia Lumia 720 is the new phone by the Finnish mobile maker that has been unveiled in the Mobile World Congress . The phone can easily be mistaken for a Nokia Lumia 820, unless of course somebody looks at the price tag. It is definitely a lot cheaper than its predecessor. Having said that the reduced costs imply that there are bound to be some differences between the siblings. Lumia 720 does not have as big a battery, LTE compatibility or the kind of power that the Lumia 820 wields. These might sound like big things on paper but most of the average users would not really feel the pinch.
Nokia 720 is a nicely designed phone with a 4.3 inch display that is both crisp and clear. Unlike the other cheap Android sets in the market this is a phone that delivers quality at a reduced price. A wireless charging clip-on is also provided for further ease of use. No need for any more plugging hassles to charge this phone. The phone takes the middle ground between the Nokia Lumia 620 and Nokia Lumia 820.
There is adequate power with a 1GHz dual-core processor coupled with 512MB of RAM. The storage is a little limited at 8GB but this can be easily expanded using a micro SD card. The greatest focus on this phone is its shiny new camera. Lumia 720 has a 6.7 megapixel rear camera which has a f/1.9 Carl Zeiss lens. The phone has the abundance of Nokia photography apps like the panorama and cinematograph that allow you to take cool snaps of moving objects as well. Though extensively testing out the camera while on the Nokia stand at MWC was not possible, the preliminary snaps show that the camera can focus and shoot quickly and performs well despite poor lighting conditions.
Nokia Lumia 720 is not a phone for those looking out for the most premium of handsets but is a definitely blessing for those on a tight budget.
These phones look better, sleeker than some of the other budget models I’ve seen
Windows Phone needs to grab some more market share (and credibility) before some high-end consumers will even consider it (particularly in the US). Once Windows Phone reaches 10%, people will take it more seriously… and you’ll actually start to see them out in the wild… which also builds momentum.
Those look better than most high end phones (heck, they even look better than the Lumia 920).