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Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on
Nokia unveiled the Lumia 720, a mid-range Windows Phone 8 warrior with a twist, that comes with a unibody design, and different colors. In fact, the Lumia 720 is the first Nokia phone with both a unibody design and a microSD memory extension card slot. There is wireless charging thrown in the mix, too, with an optional wireless car charger accessory.

The camera is 6.7-megapixel, with backside-illumination and auto-focus, built with a Carl Zeiss lens, and with LED flash. It has a huge for a smartphone aperture of f/1.9 that allows better low-light performance. There is also a 1.3-megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera, so you can fit more people in the frame. We even snapped some samples for you, which you can see below.

Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on
Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on

Nokia's lead designer actually called it "pillow-like, human shape," and it sits very well in the hand with the 9mm thin body, weighing at 128g. The side keys seem to be made of the same zirconium material used on the Lumia 920, so they should be tough and scratch-proof.

We get a 4.3” ClearBlack LCD SuperSensitive display with a curved glass that can be uses with gloves, nails and the like. The viewing angles are excellent and there's barely a reflection under the expo light, meaning it should perform well outside, too, since the display looks sufficiently bright.

The device will arrive in glossy white or matte red, yellow, cyan and black, and is to cost around $330 (or EUR 250) SIM-free when it hits in Q2 2013.


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posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:43 18

1. muhsen (Posts: 243; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)


u forgot the 2000mah battery ;the same as of the lumia 920!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 06:53 28

2. Valdomero (Posts: 121; Member since: 13 Nov 2012)


and this is supposed to be a mid-range phone?

damn, I'm getting it ^_^

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:14 6

20. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


I Wonder what would the flagship can do and look like :D
Excited :D :D :D :D

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:16 1

26. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


And after using it for few hours, regrets, and will be giving it back™®©

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:26

30. Hemoroid (Posts: 72; Member since: 13 Feb 2013)


I should say low-range. For this price you can get a Sammy Gs3 wich is far superior.
This phone is only for fanboys.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 08:39 6

35. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Yeah when you do a two year contract, the Galaxy s3 retails in every us carrier at $599.99 you're talking about a used Galaxy, this phone will be brand new

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:41 4

41. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


http://www.expansys-usa.com/top20/?f=1765 take that

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 20:41 2

45. Bernoulli (Posts: 1437; Member since: 01 Sep 2012)


Thank you for your Support mate! :)

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 18:59 1

52. bayusuputra (Posts: 941; Member since: 12 Feb 2012)


by the way you phrase that, even idiots can see who's the fanboy.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:02 3

39. ZiadMohamed (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


it's really awesome phone with awesome price...Nokia was very good this year in the MWC and the 4 new handsets are all good.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:10 13

3. Bardi (Posts: 12; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


me too, me too...!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:11 19

4. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


Simply the best budget range phone!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:13 21

5. PhansMuneeb (Posts: 345; Member since: 28 Jan 2012)


Why r the Lumia's so hot....holy s**t i can't remain without a Nokia....Nokia you stoled my Heart You thief... :'(

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 18:03 3

40. ZiadMohamed (Posts: 20; Member since: 09 Jan 2013)


you just tell all what in my heart...me too can't imagine my phone without Nokia lable.

posted on 03 Mar 2013, 20:54

53. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)


*Stole

posted on 09 Mar 2013, 09:28

57. yero789 (unregistered)


Actually,you've stolen @iDroid8 :P :P :P :D :D

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:26 15

6. valapsp (Posts: 473; Member since: 12 Aug 2011)


Nokia ROCKS even with Mid-Rangers

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 17:25 4

38. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


you miss something.....low end too.....!!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:26 16

7. applesauce (banned) (Posts: 165; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


Glad they didn't pull a Samsung and call it the 920 mini or something like that. Definitely a unique phone in its own right.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:56 11

8. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Now folks this is what Competition is all about. I have a Lumia 920 but this phone looks sexy and the fact that it has a expandable memory will make it sell like hotcakes. Welcome to the ranges Lumia 720!! This phone has the same battery has the Lumia 920. This phone also has NFC and has changeable back colour plates!! I love the design of this phone!! NOKIA You are paying attention and I am loving it!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:19 9

11. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 2999; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


Nokia is definitely hitting the right spots with 720 and 520. I feel 720 just over-shadowed 620...not saying 620 ain't bad.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 07:56 12

9. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


nokia, take my money!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:12 2

24. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Then enjoy it for few weeks, then....: Nokia give my money back, sorry no refunds , but an exchange ™®©

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 07:05 1

33. dr_fajardo12 (Posts: 107; Member since: 26 Aug 2012)


...lol?

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 08:17 3

34. znellu (Posts: 68; Member since: 05 Dec 2012)


Troll doing his job as usual :D

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 22:49 3

42. Alex123 (Posts: 208; Member since: 17 Oct 2012)


I don think so friend. I owned Galaxy SII and then Galaxy S Advance. It works very Smooth but they often got stuck, maybe it was a bad experience on me only but this experience i never met on Nokia device at all. I start using phone from 2008 and untill now i have been using around 30 phone which most of them were Nokia devices. Nokia is my first favorite phone from the begging and finally Nokia is still my favorite phone.

what i wonder is why Nokia decided to give up its Symbian OS? it is very similar to Android.

Nokia is the KING forever!

posted on 27 Feb 2013, 15:54 2

43. yero789 (unregistered)


Actually,I think that Nokia will bring Sybian back,because it will see competition in Firefox OS or Jolla OS or Ubuntu Mobile,so it must have a back-up plan for that competition except Windows Phone!Let's hope Symbian isn't dead for lifetime :D

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:07 2

10. JC557 (Posts: 972; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


If this is made available on Verizon I would definitely consider it. The display size is good enough as is the resolution and the camera sounds really nice. I'll be waiting for the battery life and call quality results though.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:20 6

12. cloud_atlas1991 (Posts: 61; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Mid-ranger on steroids!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 08:23 5

13. husfus (Posts: 62; Member since: 21 Oct 2012)


just see the viewing angle on the picture no. 6!!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 10:27 5

16. eanpreou (Posts: 19; Member since: 14 Feb 2013)


I know right! It's amazing for a mid ranger to be this feature rich!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 09:51 2

14. remtothemax (Posts: 220; Member since: 02 May 2012)


at first i was kinda miffed that they still haven't announced a new flagship that verizon will actually get, but 330 off contract for what you get isn't bad at all

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 09:52 5

15. haseebzahid (Posts: 1812; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


better then acouning high end phone atlest more people can actully buy then just adding to wish lists :D and best for asain market

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 11:45 4

17. sbergman (Posts: 6; Member since: 26 Jan 2013)


This phone looks great! Like a lean 920!

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:32 4

21. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Nokia confusing this looks better then the 822 & the 810. I wouldn't call this mid range.

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 05:40 1

31. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 911; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


it's mid range based on the price

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 13:56 4

22. Landmarkcm (Posts: 419; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)


Oh & why has it taken them so long to make a lumia this thin! Im back on android but this device looks good. If it had all these specs and looked like the 620's design would be even better.

posted on 25 Feb 2013, 14:48 2

28. Reverence (Posts: 224; Member since: 16 Jul 2012)


its about $330...not good because you can get nesus 4 for $300 which has top notch specs!

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 03:31 5

29. jlp34876 (Posts: 79; Member since: 02 Dec 2012)


There are only few countries that google subsidize nexus 4. Im from asia and nexus 4 is priced at 400-500$

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 06:53

47. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


and its priced 20$ more than gs3 here, which i think is better than the n4

posted on 26 Feb 2013, 17:22 3

37. akki20892 (Posts: 3304; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


i told you guys.....nokia make every Low, Mid, and High End devices hot, sexy, colorful and better looking.....!!! elop said: there is more to come in 2013 it will exciting year for nokia and nokia's fans....!!!

posted on 28 Feb 2013, 15:31 1

46. tha.fox (Posts: 100; Member since: 30 Nov 2011)


Am I the only one who thinks nokia phones have a very plain and boring design?!?!?!

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 06:58 1

48. SonyXperiaNexus (Posts: 374; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


did you see the poll phonearena did about the best designs? nokia has 50+% votes. then came sony and then htc. your answer is in the results.

posted on 01 Mar 2013, 07:01

49. Sterijoana (Posts: 32; Member since: 18 Feb 2013)


Lol... nope! you got "Troll" with you!

posted on 06 Mar 2013, 09:42

55. BabylonShine (Posts: 25; Member since: 08 Feb 2013)


why Nokia keep making mobiles ?
Nokia droped Symbian and no more updates online making millions of mobiles sold in past 7 years realy useless ..... Nokia are realy worthless

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