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Nokia 3720 classic Review

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What else does a self-respecting rugged phone need? Other than a sturdy body, of course? Well, solid interface! The Nokia 3720 classic is Series 40 based, meaning most people will find its functionality completely adequate. It´s extremely easy to operate, not to mention the device comes preloaded with Opera Mini, perhaps the most popular cell phone browser that happens to be more capable than the standard app coming with the operating system. As a whole, even if the 3720 classic happens to be the first Nokia handset you´ve got, the interface won´t give you a headache, that´s for sure.

Home screen - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Phone book - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Calendar - Nokia 3720 classic Review
The Opera Mini browser - Nokia 3720 classic Review

Home screen

Phone book

Calendar

The Opera Mini browser



The multimedia player unifies your audio and video files and filters content by artist, album and genre. Audio playback quality is decent and we must say the headset is one of the most comfortable that we have seen. This is good news indeed, since the lack of 3.5mm jack means you will probably have to make do with the boxed pair. The Nokia 3720 classic sports a FM Radio with RDS and simplified interface that we do find appealing. Unfortunately, the handset is as far from being the best device when it comes to watching videos as it gets - it supports low quality videos only (MPEG4/H.263).

Multimedia player - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Multimedia player - Nokia 3720 classic Review

Multimedia player

FM Radio with RDS - Nokia 3720 classic Review

FM Radio with RDS



We better warn you right off the bat; don’t even think about taking videos with this phone. They are captured at QCIF resolution and 11 frames per second, which basically means the only thing they are good for is… MMS messages. The 2-megapixel camera with fixed focus length sports a flash and we can say it does a great job… as a flashlight. Image details are decent, but the surreal and rather washed colors make snapshots virtually unusable, so you will need all the ingenuity, resourcefulness and imagination you can muster if you are to capture something useful.

Nokia 3720 classic sample video at 176x144 resolution

Camera interface of the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Camera interface of the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Camera interface of the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Camera interface of the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review

Camera interface of the Nokia 3720 classic



Outdoor pictures shot with the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Outdoor pictures shot with the Nokia 3720 classic - Nokia 3720 classic Review

Outdoor pictures shot with the Nokia 3720 classic



Strong light - Indoor pictures - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Medium light - Indoor pictures - Nokia 3720 classic Review
Low light - Indoor pictures - Nokia 3720 classic Review

Strong light

Medium light

Low light

Indoor pictures



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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:55

1. JM (unregistered)


Hello phonearena I am to think about buying this phone, but it liked to know if the quality of it I am in call is good? Or if it exists difficulties in hearing who this of the other side?

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Display2.2 inches, 240 x 320 pixels (182 ppi) TFT
Camera2 megapixels
Size4.53 x 1.85 x 0.60 inches
(115 x 47 x 15.3 mm)
3.32 oz  (94 g)
Battery1050 mAh, 7 hours talk time

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