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Nokia N72

Apr 25, 2006
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  • Lacks Wi-Fi
  • Slow data means slow Internet browsing (EDGE)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • It is so thick it needs a personal fitness trainer (0.68 inches inches)
  • Low resolution display (176 x 208 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (2 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks autofocus
  • Low-resolution video capture
  • Proprietary USB connector - have to use its cable instead of a standard microUSB
  • Lacks an ambient light sensor for automatic screen brightness adjustment
  • No front-facing camera
  • Lacks global positioning system (GPS)




Nokia N72 is GSM smartphone, with 262k color display and 2-megapixel camera. It looks like a cheap version of the N70, lacking UMTS 3G bands. N72 has music player and FM radio and features Bluetooth and USB, and supports internet browsing with WAP2.0 via GPRS/EDGE

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  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Symbian (8.1) S60 2nd Edition, Feature Pack 3
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar
  • Dimensions:
    • 4.28 x 2.10 x 0.68 inches (109 x 53.5 x 17.5 mm)
  • Weight:
    • 4.37 oz (124 g)
      the average is 5.2 oz (150 g)
  • Design features:
    • Numeric keypad, Soft keys (2)
  • Keys:
    • Right: Camera shutter


  • Resolution:
    • 176 x 208 pixels
  • 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.

    • TFT
  • Colors:
    • 262 144


  • Camera:
      • 2 megapixels
    • Flash:
      • LED
  • Camcorder:
      • 352x288 (CIF)


  • Built-in storage:
    • 0.02 GB
  • Storage expansion:
    • RS-MMC


  • Talk time:
    • 3.58 hours
      the average is 15 h (884 min)
  • Stand-by time:
    • 10.8 days (260 hours)
      the average is 18 days (425 h)
  • Capacity:
    • 970 mAh
  • Type:
    • Li - Ion


  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3, AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, WAV, RealAudio 7, RealAudio 8, RealAudio 10, AMR, MIDI
  • Video playback:
    • Supported formats:
      • MPEG4, H.263, 3GPP
  • Radio:
      • FM

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • XHTML, WAP 2.0


  • GSM:
    • 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • Data:
    • EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
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Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calculator, Alarm, Calendar
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, Predictive text input (T9), MMS
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • JAVA:

    JAVA - J2ME (Java 2 Platform, Micro Edition) is a technology that allows programmers to use the Java programming language and related tools to develop programs for mobile wireless information devices such as cellular phones and personal digital assistants (PDAs). J2ME consists of programming specifications and a special virtual machine, the K Virtual Machine, that allows a J2ME-encoded program to run in the mobile device.

      • Midp 2.0
  • Games:
      • Downloadable


  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.0
    • Profiles/ Protocols:
      • Headset (HSP), Handsfree (HFP), Dial-up networking (DUN), Object Push (OPP), Basic Imaging (BIP)
  • USB:
      • USB 2.0
    • Connector:
      • Proprietary
  • Other:
    • Computer sync, SyncML

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones (64 voices), Vibration, Phone profiles, Speakerphone
    • Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, Push-to-Talk

Regulatory Approval

  • FCC approval:

    FCC approval - The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is an independent United States government agency, directly responsible to Congress. The FCC was established by the Communications Act of 1934 and is charged with regulating interstate and international communications by radio, television, wire, satellite and cable. The FCC's jurisdiction covers the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. possessions. Every wireless phone device that that is sold in the U.S. has to be tested and approved for sale by the FCC.

    • Date approved:

      Date approved - Shows the date when the particular phone is approved by the Federal Communications Commission

      • 30 Mar 2006
      • FCC ID value:

        FCC ID value - Shows the FCC Identifying value of the particular phone

        QFXRM-180 link
  • FCC measured SAR:

    FCC measured SAR - The exposure standard for mobile devices employs a unit of measurement known as the Specific Absorption Rate, or SAR. The SAR limit stated in the international guidelines is 2.0 W/ kg*. Tests for SAR are conducted using standard operating positions with the device transmitting at its highest certified power level in all tested frequency bands. Although the SAR is determined at the highest certified power level, the actual SAR of the device while operating can be well below the maximum value.

    • Head:
      • 0.40 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
    • Body:
      • 0.69 W/kg
    • Measured in:
      • 1900 MHz
  • EU SAR:
    • Head:
      • 0.76 W/kg


  • Officially announced:
    • 25 Apr 2006
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