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Nokia Lumia 720 hands-on

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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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