Nokia 3720 classic Review

Resistance and Performance:

“Dude, could you pass me the hammer, please?... Oh, we did that test already? Cool, while I´m at it, hand over the drill, will you?” That´s how our tests of the handset´s ruggedness features looked like. With a fair approach to accuracy, of course. The phone came through with flying colors, but we can´t say it sets a new standard in anything. It meets all requirements of IP54 (please, read our article on rugged handsets and applicable standards for more information), meaning it doesn’t care about dust or splashes, no matter the angle they come at. In other words, you can safely assume it will survive a day on the beach or even a slight wash; just remember not to put it in the laundry. Its comes with a tough body that will endure most tricks of fortune that would bring normal devices to their knees, so we do consider the Nokia 3720 classic fairly useable for athletes and people that work in adverse conditions (extreme dust, humidity etc.). It´s not invulnerable though and you better keep that in mind.

Frankly, we thought the Nokia 3720 classic would be laughable in terms of in-call quality, since that´s exactly the case with most rugged phones we have tested to date. We were proved completely wrong, because the handset produced loud and clear sound that won´t be far-fetched to say is pretty close to being the best in-call quality we have ever experienced. People on the other end were quite happy about the quality as well, with a single gripe about slightly monotonous sound.

The battery, much like the phone itself, is quite tough. According to the manufacturer, it should be able to provide up to 7hrs of continuous talk time and keep your phone operational for almost 19 days in standby or, alternatively, give no less but 14.5hrs of non-stop audio playback.

Nokia 3720 classic toughness test:


We willingly admit that we do like the Nokia 3720 classic. It´s a likeable handset that heroically endured all tests we threw at it. It delivers all functions ordinary users may need, sports an FM Radio with RDS and the in-call quality is most impressive. Well, we would have liked a better camera and at least QVGA video capture capability, but if you need a tough, rugged handset capable of surviving in adverse conditions, well, the 3720 classic is far better an option than the Samsung OMNIA HD I8910. Seriously!

Nokia 3720 classic Video Review:


  • Splash, shock, dust and sand resistant
  • Likeable design
  • Excellent in-call quality


  • Mediocre camera and appalling video capture
  • No 3.5 mm jack

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