Best Buy bumps up Nokia 7.2 discounts with and without carrier activation

Best Buy bumps up Nokia 7.2 discounts with and without carrier activation
Because the high-end Nokia 9 PureView is not that great (to put it mildly) and the upper mid-range 8.1 has never been officially released in the US, the best smartphone from the HMD-revived brand you can buy stateside right now is undoubtedly the Snapdragon 660-powered Nokia 7.2.

Internationally unveiled back in early September, the mid-end Android 9.0 handset quickly made its way to US stores, where it also received a small but notable discount shortly after making a commercial debut. Although it was never overpriced, starting at a very reasonable $350 with respectable specifications in tow, the Nokia 7.2 can now be purchased for as little as 250 bucks.


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All you need to do to score this enhanced Best Buy discount is agree to activate the unlocked 6.3-inch device on AT&T straight off the bat. You can also shave a decent 50 bucks off the aforementioned $350 list price by choosing to "activate later", but you should keep in mind this is a GSM-only product, so your major US network options are essentially limited to T-Mobile and AT&T.

Available in "charcoal" and green paint jobs, the Nokia 7.2 comes with a generous 128 gigs of internal storage space, a microSD card slot, a headphone jack, 4 gigs of RAM, 3,500mAh battery capacity, three rear-facing cameras, one 20MP selfie shooter, and a sharp Full HD+ "PureDisplay" with a sleek waterdrop-style notch. The triple shooter system on the back of the phone combines a primary 48MP imaging sensor, a 5MP depth camera for beautiful portraits, and an 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens. And yes, you also get state-of-the-art Zeiss technology at an almost unbelievably low price. 

Knowing HMD Global, an official Android 10 update for the Nokia 7.2 may well be just days away, and when that happens, you're going to be even prouder of your $250 or $300 Christmas purchase.

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5 Comments

1. meanestgenius

Posts: 22859; Member since: May 28, 2014

While it is true that the best Nokia branded smartphone available in the “U.S.” is the the Nokia 7.2, the best Nokia branded smartphone available worldwide is without a doubt the Nokia 9 Pureview. Being an owner of both, I can attest to this, with the 7.2 only coming ahead of the N9PV when it comes to battery life and the FPS, because the N9PV in-screen FPS is trash. Headset jack and expandable storage are subjective, especially when the industry has been moving away from headset jacks and expandable storage for some time now. Still, the Nokia 7.2 is a great midranger and this is a good deal. Nokia branded smartphones provide the best stock Android experience, even better than what Googles own branded smartphones provide, as they have much less issues than Pixels do.

3. Venom

Posts: 4011; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

Well PA has said it as well, the Nokia 7.2 is the best Nokia phone available in the US. As said before, the Pureview isn't that great of a phone and the 8.1 isn't available in the US much like most of Nokia's portfolio of products. The fact that the 7.2 still has a headphone jack and expandable storage is icing on the cake. I'll even say the Moto One Action is also a good alternative given that it also has 128gb of storage with a micro sd card slot and it's available for use on ALL carriers.

4. meanestgenius

Posts: 22859; Member since: May 28, 2014

Most of HMD:s portfolio of smartphones are available in the U.S. that's a fact. ALL of HMD's Nokia branded smartphones provide the best stock Android experience, with the Nokia 9 PureView being the best of them that's available globally (including the U.S.) when taking factual metrics into account like performance, power, built in storage, camera prowess, and bud quality. Those are the true icing on the cake.

5. Venom

Posts: 4011; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

I don't understand why you are being so confrontational. A good chunk of Nokia's portfolio is not available in the US. Factual metrics doesn't trump user opinion when it comes to a matter of taste. You hiding behind metrics isn't going to change that. The 7.2 is still the better choice for multiple reasons.

6. meanestgenius

Posts: 22859; Member since: May 28, 2014

I don’t understand why you are being so dramatic and feel that me responding to your comment with facts is being confrontational. MOST of HMD’s Nokia branded are available for purchase here in the U.S., and that’s a fact. Facts don’t trump a users opinion? What?????? So if I say Samsung sells more smartphones than Apple (FACT), but you say in your opinion Apple sells more, that means the facts don’t trump the opinion? What you just said is that the truth doesn’t matter....that facts don’t matter, and that’s false. Stop hiding behind the word “opinion” as if it’s a fact, because it isn’t. The Nokia 9 Pureview is the best Nokia branded smartphone available worldwide by several factual metrics.

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