Nokia Lumia 720 Review

Nokia Lumia 720 Review

Nokia Lumia 720 was unveiled at MWC this year. Probably the gadget is the most sensitive WP8 device that the company has created at this time. Windows Phone also ranks third in the race for the mobile operating system, dominated by iOS and Android.

The Lumia 720 has even more advantages over the Lumia 920. First of all, the new product is more in miniature, in our opinion, it has a better design and a lower weight.

The main disadvantages of the new smartphone:

  • some applications are incompatible with 512 MB RAM;
  • no FM radio;
  • no system file manager;
  • voice navigation is limited to one country.

Appearance and management

The dimensions of the smartphone are 127.9×67.5×9 mm. Currently, the gadget is the thinnest Lumia smartphone. It is very convenient to work with him even for people who do not have large enough hands. In terms of weight, at 128 grams the phone strikes with excellent balance, creating a firm feeling in the hand.

The Nokia Lumia 720 repeats the basic features of the Lumia 920 flagship design, using a single-piece polycarbonate body. Depending on the color, you will get a glossy finish (for white and red) or matte (for blue and black).

Front surface of Nokia Lumia 720

The curved screen, a Nokia N9, looks very nice. Overall, the Lumia 720 is one of the most attractive offers in its class.

The location of the controls is quite familiar with Windows Phone 8. Above the screen you will find speakers, light and proximity sensors, as well as a front camera.

The top of the Nokia Lumia 720

Below the screen are three touch-sensitive WP8 interface control buttons and a microphone hole.

The only item on the left side of the smartphone is the microSD card slot.

Nokia Lumia 720 side view

On the right side there is the volume rocker, the power / lock button and the camera button.

Nokia Lumia 720 volume rocker

A 3.5 mm audio jack and microSIM card slot are located on top of the Nokia Lumia 720.

SIM card slot in Nokia Lumia 720

At the bottom of the smartphone you can find the microUSB port and the main microphone.

On the back of the device is a Carl Zeiss lens for a 6.1 megapixel camera. Next to it is an LED flash and a second microphone.

Below are three small connectors for wireless charging. The last element on the back is the speaker grille, located in the lower left corner.

Back of Nokia Lumia 720


  • 1 Performance and software
  • 2 display
  • 3 camera
  • 4 battery
  • 5 the cost

Performance and software

Nokia Lumia 720 uses Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset with a 2-core Krait processor, clocked at 1 GHz, Adreno 305 graphics accelerator, 512 MB RAM.

The smartphone in the AnTuTu test showed very weak, occupying the last place.

AnTuTu for Nokia Lumia 720

Permanent memory – 8 GB. Can be upgraded with microSD cards up to 64 GB.

There is support for 802.11 a / b / g / n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 3.0, NFC, 3G, A-GPS and GLONASS.

Operating System – Windows Phone 8.


Nokia Lumia 720 is equipped with a 4.3 inch screen, made with ClearBlack IPS LCD technology, with WVGA resolution. The pixel density of 217 ppi does not seem particularly interesting, but the phone is designed so that the relatively low density is not nearly observable.

Of course, when viewing photos or surfing the web, your smartphone won't be able to provide a small enough amount of detail, but in most cases, WVGA resolution is sufficient. Note that in the Lumia 720 price segment there are only a few smartphones with HD resolution, not to mention FullHD resolution.

Also, note that ClearBlack technology provides excellent contrast. The viewing angles of the gadget are excellent, although there are color changes at the extreme points, but the screen remains legible. The screen is protected by Gorilla Glass 2.

In the sunlight, the display also showed good readability, being in the upper half of our chart.


Nokia Lumia 720 has a 6.1 megapixel camera with a f / 1.9 aperture. There is an LED flash.

The camera interface is quite simple – you have a viewfinder and some controls on the right.

The camera app on the Windows Phone offers a wide range of settings, from scene and effects to white balance, contrast, saturation, clarity, ISO and more. There is a dedicated way of macro focus. The flash can be set to automatic, forced or off. The shutter-release button unlocks the phone with a single tap and launches the camera application.

The smartphone has a large number of camera-related functions: photo filters, HDRs, histograms, lenses and more.

As you would expect from such a small sensor, the image is quite grainy, but the smartphone manages it perfectly. There is very little noise, a large number of small details, the colors come out in excess, in good light. Overall, we are pleased with the results and can say that the Lumia 720 takes good pictures.

Note that in the dark, good images are obtained, but without optical stabilization and slow shutter speed, a blur is obtained.

The gadget can record video in MP4 format with a resolution of 1280 × 720 pixels with a bitrate of 10.5 Mbps. Mono sound with 96 Kbps bit rate and 44.1 kHz sampling rate. The frame rate is 30 per second. The number of small pieces is good, the colors are accurate.

There is no touch focus in the video application, but there is continuous auto focus which can be turned on and off.

Here's an example of video shooting on a smartphone.

There is also a 1.3 megapixel front camera for video communication.


Unfortunately, the one-piece smartphone case means that the 2000 mAh battery cannot be detached. The battery is designed for 520 hours of standby or 13 hours 20 minutes of talk over the 3G network.

To our great surprise, the Lumia 720 has exceeded the manufacturer's stated time. Therefore, a charge was sufficient for 15 hours 17 minutes of talk over 3G networks, for 7 hours 37 minutes – browsing the Internet and for 6 hours 43 minutes – watching video.

With daily use for one hour in talk time, video playback and web browsing, the battery lasts 60 hours.

the cost

The cost of Nokia Lumia 720 on the Russian market is 14,990 rubles. The smartphone will be sold in black, yellow, white and red.

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