Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on

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'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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Lumia 720
  • Display 4.3 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP (Single camera)
    1.3 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2000 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8



55. BabylonShine

Posts: 25; Member since: Feb 08, 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


Posts: 100; Member since: Nov 30, 2011

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

48. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 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.

49. Sterijoana

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

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

37. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

i told you 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....!!!

28. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

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

29. jlp34876

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 02, 2012

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

47. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

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

22. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 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.

21. Landmarkcm

Posts: 507; Member since: Aug 11, 2009

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

31. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it's mid range based on the price

17. sbergman

Posts: 6; Member since: Jan 26, 2013

This phone looks great! Like a lean 920!

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 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

14. remtothemax

Posts: 260; Member since: May 02, 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

13. husfus

Posts: 62; Member since: Oct 21, 2012

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

16. eanpreou

Posts: 19; Member since: Feb 14, 2013

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

12. cloud_atlas1991

Posts: 62; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Mid-ranger on steroids!

10. JC557

Posts: 1927; Member since: Dec 07, 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.

9. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

nokia, take my money!


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

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

33. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

34. znellu

Posts: 82; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Troll doing his job as usual :D

42. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 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!

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

8. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 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!!

11. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 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.

7. applesauce

Posts: 165; Member since: Aug 26, 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.

6. valapsp

Posts: 565; Member since: Aug 12, 2011

Nokia ROCKS even with Mid-Rangers

38. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

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

5. PhansMuneeb

Posts: 371; Member since: Jan 28, 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... :'(

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