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Nokia Lumia 720

Announced
Feb 25, 2013
Market status
Released

Pros

  • Fast mobile data support (4G)

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (217 ppi)
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (480 x 800 pixels)

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Description

Nokia Lumia 720 is another mid-range Windows Phone 8 device, with a typical Nokia unibody design coming in different vibrant colors. The Nokia Lumia 720 has a 4.3” ClearBlack LCD display with a curved glass and super sensitive touch that you can use with gloves. It has a brilliant camera with extremely large aperture of f/1.9 that allows a lot of light in resulting in great low-light performance. The camera is 6.7-megapixel, with backside-illumination and auto-focus, built with a Carl Zeiss lens.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • PopupWindows Phone 8
  • Dimensions:
    • 5.04 x 2.66 x 0.35 inches (127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.52 oz (128 g)
      the average is 4.8 oz (138 g)

DisplayPopupbenchmark

  • Physical size:
    • 4.3 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 217 ppi
  • Technology:

    Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

    • IPS LCD
  • Screen-to-body ratio:
    • 60.85 %
  • Colors:
    • 16 777 216
  • Touchscreen:
      • Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 2)

Camerabenchmark

  • Camera:
      • Popup6.7 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
    • Aperture size:

      Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

      • F1.9
    • Focal length (35mm equivalent):
      • 26 mm
    • Camera sensor size:
      • 1/3.4"
    • Features:
      • PopupBack-illuminated sensor (BSI), Autofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, ISO control, White balance presets, Digital zoom, Geo tagging, Panorama, Macro mode, Night mode
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps)
    • Features:
      • Video light, Video calling
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 1.3 megapixels

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Dual core, 1000 MHz, Krait
  • Graphics processor:
      • Adreno 305
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM
  • Built-in storage:
    • 8 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB

Battery

  • Talk time:
    • 23.40 hours
      the average is 11 h (675 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 21.0 days (504 hours)
      the average is 20 days (477 h)
  • Talk time (3G):
    • 13.40 hours
      the average is 15 h (902 min)
  • Stand-by time (3G):
    • 21.7 days (520 hours)
      the average is 23 days (554 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 2000 mAh
  • Wireless charging:
    • Optional

MultimediaPopupbenchmark

  • Music player:
    • Filter by:
      • Album, Artist, Playlists
    • Features:
      • Album art cover, Background playback
  • Radio:
      • FM, Stereo, RDS
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker
  • YouTube player:
    • Yes

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • Popup
      • Internet Explorer 10
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload), Picasa/Google+, Twitter

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS
  • Micro SIM:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
  • Navigation:
    • Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation, Points of interest (POI)
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 4.0
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
    • Mobile hotspot:
      • Yes
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • microUSB
    • Features:
      • Mass storage device, USB charging
  • Other:
    • NFC, DLNA, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Additional microphone(s):
      • for Noise cancellation
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Availability

  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Feb 2013

Shopping information

  • Accessories:
    • Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Battery BP-4GW 2000 mAh, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108, Quick guide, SIM Door Key
  • MSRP price:
    • € 250 / $ 330

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