Nokia 3720 classic Review

Software and Camera:

What else does a self-respecting rugged phone need? Other than a sturdy body, of course? Well, solid interface! The Nokia 3720 classic is Series 40 based, meaning most people will find its functionality completely adequate. It´s extremely easy to operate, not to mention the device comes preloaded with Opera Mini, perhaps the most popular cell phone browser that happens to be more capable than the standard app coming with the operating system. As a whole, even if the 3720 classic happens to be the first Nokia handset you´ve got, the interface won´t give you a headache, that´s for sure.

The multimedia player unifies your audio and video files and filters content by artist, album and genre. Audio playback quality is decent and we must say the headset is one of the most comfortable that we have seen. This is good news indeed, since the lack of 3.5mm jack means you will probably have to make do with the boxed pair. The Nokia 3720 classic sports a FM Radio with RDS and simplified interface that we do find appealing. Unfortunately, the handset is as far from being the best device when it comes to watching videos as it gets - it supports low quality videos only (MPEG4/H.263).

We better warn you right off the bat; don’t even think about taking videos with this phone. They are captured at QCIF resolution and 11 frames per second, which basically means the only thing they are good for is… MMS messages. The 2-megapixel camera with fixed focus length sports a flash and we can say it does a great job… as a flashlight. Image details are decent, but the surreal and rather washed colors make snapshots virtually unusable, so you will need all the ingenuity, resourcefulness and imagination you can muster if you are to capture something useful.

Nokia 3720 classic sample video at 176x144 resolution

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