Expert Review of Nokia Lumia 720 Black
Nokia Lumia 720 is one of the most stylish handsets available in the market and is a product of Nokia, the company based in Finland that was established in the year 1865. This handset has many new and exciting features with which, the user can make use of the entertainment aspect. With this handset, the company hopes to make a huge dent in the market as this member of the Lumia series is expected to win many hearts.
People have always maintained their faith in the Finnish company, but the brand was de-throned by other brands that offered lower priced droids. Though, regaining lost ground is never an easy task but Nokia is doing pretty well, going by its sales report. The gadget is featured with a 4.3 inches of capacitive touchscreen with a vast array of colors and comes with a dual core processor backed by 512MB of RAM. The phone comprises of 8GB of internal memory for the storage of storing music, images, videos etc., and boasts of a 6.7MP camera to capture sweet memories.
User Interface and UI functionality
Nokia Lumia 720 is a beautifully designed cell phone and the company has definitely made it a head turner. The state of the art device is crafted to perfection and is there to grab eyeballs. The cell is housed with the new upgraded version of OS known as Lumia Amber. With the new Lumia Amber, some of the changes incorporated in the phone are improved camera, new FM Radio, improvement in Xbox music, Nokia Glance screen, flip to silence, and Internet Explorer for Lumia users. With all these, the phone also comes with a customizable Start screen that shows all of your interests as soon as you unlock the phone. For e.g., Live Apps, Live Tiles - which deliver automatic updates across the world, Kid’s corner that lets your kid access apps, games, videos and music.
Moreover, you can sit back and relax as your start the screen, for Apps and Info will be protected by a preset password. With Rooms, you can privately share your calendar, notes photos and group chat with people you invite. The ‘Photos Hub’ stocks your collection of pictures including online albums, and shows your friends feed as well. The ‘Office Hub’ lets you to work on Office documents (Word Documents or Spreadsheets) and lets you to synchronize it with cloud storage to enable retrieval, editing and sharing with anyone you choose.
With People feature, it is always easy to be in contact with your near and dear ones and with ‘People Hub’, it acts more than a phone book and shows posts, tweets and pictures. With camera, you can quickly edit the picture just clicked and share it across via text, e-mail, social networking or NFC (Near Field Communication) apart from taking automatic back up of all the images to the cloud storage for future references. With music as well as video player, one can listen to your favorite watch videos, tracks, enjoy smart DJ playlists based on your musical taste subscribe to podcasts and can add an Xbox Music Pass for unlimited access to millions of tracks; you can either download them or stream them directly from the cloud. Also, you can synchronize the iTunes library with your phone.
We can say that due to the sleek body of Nokia Lumia 720, it gives a perfect hold in our hand. Nokia Lumia 720 has a slim unibody design that is available in five vibrant colors of Red, White, Blue, Yellow and Black. The dimensions of this gadget are 127.9mm x 67.5mm x 9mm and it weighs around 128 grams. Talking about the display, the handset sports a 4.3 inches multi touch IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 16M colors. The resolution of this handset is 480 x 800 pixels and its pixel density is 217ppi. The beautiful screen is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 2 to help protect your precious device from scratches and fingerprint smudges. Along with Gorilla Glass, it has ClearBlack display which helps to enhance the clarity of the device.
The quad band bar style touchscreen cell phone runs on dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, which comprises of Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset. The dual core processor clocks a speed of 1GHz to make Nokia Lumia 720 run smooth. When its powerful processor join hands with 512MB of Random Access Memory, the gadget transmutes into a monster and hosts HD movies and high end graphic games with ease. Not to forget, the cell phone is blessed with Adreno 305 graphic processing unit, which is one of the best as per the industry norms and caters to your graphic and visual demands.
The prized possession Nokia Lumia 720 is designed with extreme care to take your demands to a new level. The gadget is crafted to work and to entertain, and its audio playback supports various Codec formats such as WAV, MP3, eAAC and WMA. The device has an audio recorder, which can record audio on different formats such as AMR and supports recording codes like AMR-NB, GSM FR. It features high dynamics recording which provides you with crystal clear sound. A loudspeaker along with 3.5mm jack and clubbed with your favorite pair of headphones come in handy to listen to the clear sound. The gadget is loaded with FM Radio as well as Internet Radio with which, one can either break the monotony of life or add a zing to it. Also, the handset's video playback supports MP4, H.264, WMV, H.263 formats.
Pictures and Video quality
To click sweet memories, the company has loaded a 6.7MP primary rear camera that comes with LED flashlight and autofocus features. The resolution of this excitng camera is 2848 x 2144 pixels wherein, the pictures are vibrant and rich in color & contrast. With this camera, we can shoot HD videos (720p) at 30 frames per second. The camera is blessed with numerous features like Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual exposure, Full screen viewfinder, Still image editor, Geotagging, Auto and manual white balance, Backside-illuminated image sensor and True 16:9 sensor which make us to click photograps easily and support taking pictures in different surroundings. The camera has Carl Zeiss Tessar lens along with 4x digital zoom. The photographs you get are sharp and crisp such that you will enjoy seeing your precious moments turn into memories. To facilitate video calling, a secondary front camera of 1.3 megapixels shoots at HD resolution (720p) and at 30fps.
Nokia Lumia 720 supports 2G (Class B GPRS and EDGE) as well as 3G (HSDPA and HSUPA) to enable easy access to the Internet. The device is equipped with Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP (Advanced Audio Distribution Profile) and Wi-Fi a/b/g/n support. Bluetooth v3.0 provides high-speed data transfer between two Bluetooth-enabled devices within short distances. Also, the handset comprises of NFC (Near Field Communication), which is a short-range high frequency wireless communication technology that enables the exchange of data between devices over about 10cm distance. One of the advantages of NFC over Bluetooth is the shorter set-up time that is, instead of performing manual configurations to identify Bluetooth devices, the connection between two NFC devices is established quickly (under 1/10 second duration).
Internal and External Memory
Nokia Lumia 720 is blessed with 8GB of internal memory, which is quite sufficient to meet all your demands for storing videos, HD movies, documents, music and lot of other materials. To increase the internal memory, the handset possesses an external memory card slot with which, we can increase the external memory up to 64GB. The phone also has 512MB of RAM that can be called almost a flaw; as within this range and with these kinds of specifications, Nokia should have blessed the device with at least 728MB if not 1GB. Although, 512MB RAM works fine and handle all the apps and multitasking with pretty ease.
Applications and Gaming
Nokia Lumia 720 is blessed with the latest operating system - Lumia Amber and its benefactor Microsoft is also known for its gaming console. This stylish gagdet comprises of a lot many games at the app store from where one can download according to one’s taste and play. This handset comprises of an Adreno 305 graphic processor unit, which is one of the best available in the market and lends good support to the Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. When the performance of Adreno 305 GPU blends with the performance of dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor that clocks at 1GHz and is supported by 512MB of RAM, it gives a good graphical and visual experience.
Regarding the battery, there is a non-removable lithium-ion 2000mAh battery that provides a standby time of up to 520 hours on both 3G and 2G networks, a talk time of 23 hours 20 minutes on 2G and up to 13 hours 20 minutes on 3G. With all this, it supports music playback time for up to 79 hours. The battery performs well enough and runs the beautiful gadget to handle your expectations.
Nokia Lumia 720 is blessed with a microUSB 2.0 port to connect it to a laptop or PC. The 2G mode includes GPRS and EDGE whereas the 3G mode includes HSDPA and HSUPA features. The gadget offers GPS receiver supported with A-GPS and NFC (Near Field Communication). Along with this, there is a quick Internet connectivity too. These connectivity options let you to stay connected all day long.
The main competitors of Nokia Lumia 720 are BlackBerry Curve 9360 and Sony Xperia J. But, the device emerges as a clear winner on the basis of a larger screen with higher resolution, larger internal as well as external memory, secondary camera, better camera, better processor and a larger battery life. Regarding the battery, Lumia 720 supports a Lithium-ion 2000mAh battery, which gives up to 24 hours of backup whereas BlackBerry Curve 9360 supports 1000mAh battery to give a talktime of 13 hours. Sony Xperia J on the other hand, provides Li-ion 1750mAh battery with a talktime of up to 7 hours 18 min on 3G network and up to 5 hours 36 minutes on 2G network.
When we compare the memory segments, Lumia 720 has 8GB of internal memory whereas BlackBerry Curve 9360 has 512MB and Sony Xperia J has 4GB of internal memory respectively. With all these comparison, we can say that Lumia 720 is a better phone and a good quality product than other phones of the same range. The other brands in the market are offering products with lesser features at the same price.