Nokia Lumia 730 ‘selfie phone’ goes official, takes a jab at Samsung


Nokia’s ‘Selfie’ phone is real and it is on a mission to fix bad selfies. Welcome the Nokia Lumia 730 that has just been uncovered at IFA 2014.

So how does the Lumia 730 improve selfies? It has a front shooter with a wide-angle lens that gets more into the frame, and the resolution of the camera is the quite detailed 5 megapixels.

Despite this being a low/mid-range phone, Nokia did not pass on the opportunity to take a jab at the big guys from Samsung and Apple. It showed the famous Ellen DeGeneris selfie at the Oscars, and commented that it could have been much better if it had used the technologies from this latest Lumia phone.

The Lumia 730 will also come with a selfie app pre-loaded, and it’d allow you to tweak various aspects of an image with beautify effects, filters, and it could even whiten teeth.

That’s all good, but what about the Lumia 730 as a smartphone? Here are its spec highlights:

  • Windows Phone 8.1
  • 4.7-inch 720 x 1280-pixel HD ClearBlack OLED display
  • Snapdragon 400 chip running at up 1.2GHz, Adreno 305
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 6.7-megapixel rear camera with f/1.9 lens
  • 5-megapixels front camera with an f/2.4 22mm wide-angle lens
  • 8GB of storage with microSD support

It’s also worth noting that the devices will come in two models: the Lumia 735 with 4G LTE and Lumia 730 with dual SIM connectivity and 3G.

The dual SIM Lumia 730 is priced at €199, while the Lumia 735 will set you back €219. As a bonus, Microsoft is also bundling in three months of free Skype Unlimited subscription.

source: Nokia Conversations

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Lumia 730
  • Display 4.7" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 6.7 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, Quad-core, 1200 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2220 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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60 Comments

1. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

Wow f/1.9 lens...MS surely going the right way :)

2. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

that front cam was amazing

4. DogeShibe

Posts: 1121; Member since: Jan 10, 2014

It has to be :)

3. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Wow! That front camera is really good. Well done MS! Impressed by both the mid rangers today. Now just get the One M8 with Windows to India please.

47. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

MS my arse. It's the leftovers from Nokia who also pulled this thing out. Are you going to say well done Lenovo for the upcoming Motorola phone launch too?

5. refillable

Posts: 1071; Member since: Mar 10, 2014

If this is really $200 this might be a steal.

57. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

It's in € so it will be higher than $200

6. mistercarter

Posts: 360; Member since: Sep 01, 2011

if they want to make a great selfie phone, all they need to make is a phone with the same camera on the front and on the back. period

60. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

like the oppo n1?

7. naittosan

Posts: 241; Member since: Jun 28, 2014

What's with all this 4.7in crap. If it's not 5in or more it's too small.

9. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

then go buy lumia 1320, dont expect each and every phone to meet your requiremens

18. DeDex

Posts: 121; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Too small for what? For whom? Don't think everyone thinks the way you do.

31. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 2009

so 2 yrs ago how did you survive?

8. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

There was a time i really liked wp8.1 and lumias. I dont know what happened but i dont feel the love anymore.

48. Spedez

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 29, 2014

Elop happened.

10. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

I loved it I think it's an awesome idea the dual sim is also an awesome idea but I really wished it wasn't so camera centric ! and 1020 successor pls ?

19. geordie8t1 unregistered

yeah its about a year since the lumia 1020 arrived right? so uless it was a 1 off then we should be seeing an updated version right about this time, so either well done to nokiasoft for keeping it under wraps or they are not developing a new model.....

25. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

yeah because the 1020 can't even do 4k screen recording

33. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

Well depends on if the update which supports 4k comes to the 1020, I didn't see a list of which processors or devices will get it.

35. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

it isn't :(

11. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Well taking a jab at a much older Note 3 is pretty childish. Why don't they try taking a jab at the Note 4? Oh wait, they can't because their selfie cam's not good enough

12. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

can note 4 front camera take 11 people in selfie? did you watch the event or just came here and comment?

15. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

LOL the irony is killing me xD Did you watch the Samsung's event ?!?! They took a selfie with the entire audience (YES ENTIRE AUDIENCE OF 1000s) with their front camera's panoramic feature. Let alone 11 people. Easily the worst fail of the day.

21. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

so when did panorama became selfie? even worst 0.3mp cam theorotically can take the whole city with panorama. its just a software trick. in panorama mode you lost many things like focus on your face. lets compare front cam of note 4 and lumia 730. -both have 1.9 aperture -lumia 730 has 5mp compare to 3.7mp of note 3 -lumia 730 has 24mm focal length i dont know of note 4. by judging by the above specs lumia 730 is clear winner, lets wait for the review to see more and lets not forget the software side of lumia 730 with amazing selfie app with tweaks and filters to make you selfie even more awesome

27. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow .....you do realize you are digging a grave for yourself, right ? 1. So a selfie is a 'selfie' when its with 11 people but not with 1000s. Care to show how did you come to that conclusion ? 2. So 1.3mp higher means 'its clear winner' ?! Biased much ? 3. First of all you dis Note 4 as panorama is 'software trick' then you go about praising the 'amazing selfie app'. Care to explain how that app is not a software trick ?

36. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

when nokia demonstrate their 5mp selfie camera 11 people where there, but only one was main focus. camera was focus on one people, i mean his eyes, chin, mounth and face while others can be seen beside him. if messi take selfie with barcelona team mate his face will be seen infront while barca team mate will be seen beside him, that is selfie panorama is not self at all because of; 1. in panorama mode how are you going to focus on your eyes, chin, mouth, nose? 2.when you move your hand to take panorama you lose angle and that idea of exaggerating the size of the eyes and giving the impression of a slender pointed chin is lost.

38. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

'if messi take selfie with barcelona team mate his face will be seen infront while barca team mate will be seen beside him, that is selfie' That is EXACTLY what Samsung did !The person taking the selfie was in focus while the rest of the audience behind !!!!! Please go see the presentation before further embarrassing yourself ! No offence.

44. hemedans

Posts: 757; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

i brought evidence with me now. this is the only selfie they take in note 4 eventhttp://i.imgur.com/0xmGLqV.png and this is the one from nokiahttp://geekongadgets.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Screen-Shot-2014-09-04-at-6.38.28-pm-300x187.png and this is called panoramic selfie which i disagree is not selfiehttp://i.imgur.com/vnylSiR.png compare the above two then look at the third image and you tell me if it is selfie

52. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

It is a selfie lol. Glad to see tech2 stepped in for me and made you look like you had no idea what you were talking about.

37. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

meanwhile i am loving my 930 :P

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