The brand-new Nokia 7.2 is already discounted at Best Buy

The brand-new Nokia 7.2 is already discounted at Best Buy
Since the first truly high-end smartphone from the "new Nokia" hasn't exactly proven a home run, it might be a good idea to settle for one of the revived brand's upper mid-range devices if you like what HMD Global has done for the mobile industry as a whole in the last couple of years.

Formally announced just a few weeks ago at the IFA 2019 trade show in Berlin, Germany, the Nokia 7.2 went up for pre-order in the US almost surprisingly quickly. And while B&H Photo Video continues to list the 6.3-inch handset as "coming soon" at a $349 price, Best Buy has already kicked off actual sales, also offering early adopters a nice $50 discount... on one condition.

You'll have to activate the unlocked Nokia 7.2 on AT&T right off the bat if you want to pay just $299.99, and although a savings of 50 bucks may not sound earth-shattering, the fact of the matter is this bad boy's specs and features were already pretty great at $350. We're talking a Full HD+ "PureDisplay" with a waterdrop-style notch (and a relatively thick chin), a more than respectable Snapdragon 660 processor, a generous 128 gigs of internal storage space paired with 4 gigs of memory, a 3,500mAh battery, and perhaps most importantly, an impressive 48 + 8 + 5MP triple rear-facing camera setup with state-of-the-art Zeiss optics.

The Nokia 7.2 doesn't look like a pushover in terms of its selfie-taking skills either, sporting a 20MP front-facing shooter, while Android 9.0 Pie might be running the software show for the time being but an Android 10 update is undoubtedly right around the corner.

If you're not too keen on making a commitment to any specific network in exchange for a discount, you'll want to keep in mind this is a GSM-only device you can activate on the likes of AT&T and T-Mobile but not Sprint or Verizon. 

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6 Comments

1. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

This is awesome because the 7.1 is the best Nokia phone available in the US and seeing that its successor is available is great news. It's a shame though that the device isn't unlocked for ALL carriers like the midrange Motorola phones are. There's no reason for Nokia phones to not be unlocked for ALL carriers.

3. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

This is fantastic as the Nokia 7.2 is the 3rd best Nokia branded smartphone available worldwide, and 2nd only to the Nokia 9 Pureview in the U.S. And with them being GSM unlocked, the world standard, they can he used the world over. It’s great that HMD has been making more and more of their midrange smartphones available in the U.S., as well as mote of their smartphones in general, as U.S. carriers like Verizon and Cricket offer Nokia branded smartphones as well.

4. Venom

Posts: 3732; Member since: Dec 14, 2017

As a user in the UNITED STATES, I can easily say that the 7.2 is going to be the best Nokia phone available. LTE is a GSM standard, so it being just GSM unlocked is ludicrous when an $80 Moto G6 is able to be used on ANY carrier in the US. The Nokia 7.2 has a fingerprint scanner, a headphone jack, and a micro SD card slot. Those are features that are still important to some users and that's why the 7.1 was the best Nokia phone available in the US for me.

5. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

As there are users that HMD caters to all over THE WORLD, and NOT just the UNITED STATES, I can easily say that the Nokia 9 Pureview is the best smartphone HMD has to offer, with the 7.2 being the 3rd best after the 8.1. LTE is NOT a GSM standard, it’s a standard in BROADBAND COMMUNICATION that’s BASED on GSM technology, so GSM unlocked isn’t ludicrous as some erroneously say. The 7.2 also can be used on Verizon’s network, a fact which some are ignorant of. The 7.2 does have a fingerprint sensor, as does EVERY OTHER Nokia Android smartphone. It also has a Micro-SD card slot and a headphone jack. All three of these things are what has been omitted by Google on their latest flagship Pixels, so even they don’t think these things are important enough to keep on a smartphone. I would not be surprised to see the next iteration of the midrange Pixels lack these things, as this is the way the industry is moving, for better or for worse. However, the lack of a headphone jack and micro-sd card slot do not keep the Nokia 9 Pureview from being the best Nokia branded smartphone available today, which is a fact based on battery capacity, IP rating, performance, much better cameras, etc.

6. Bernoulli

Posts: 4361; Member since: Sep 01, 2012

Wow meanest you haven't changed xD hope everything's well bro!

7. meanestgenius

Posts: 22290; Member since: May 28, 2014

Lol, hard to change when you have the same people doing the same old things they’ve been doing since forever. Besides, makes for some great entertainment, lol. Everything is great with me, hope all is well with you.

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