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By Nauman Shah Google+

In the series of Lumia Nokia added a new mid-range smartphone namely Nokia Lumia 720. Nokia phones are coming in wide range of attractive colors and beautiful designs. NokiaLumia 720 comes with a lot of enhancements which were not available in previous Lumia models.
Nokia Lumia 720 runs Windows Phone 8 software and comes with bundles of Nokia apps. It packs a 4.3-inch display, a 6.7-megapixel camera, a 1GHz dual-core processor and a lot more features.


Retail Package:


When you open the box or unpack the Lumia 720 you will find a charger, USB cable for transferring data from phone to your computer, pair of headset and a booklet.


Look and Feel:


Body of Nokia Lumia 720 is made up of different material, white color phone is made up of plastic while all other colors are made up of matte finish. Weight of phone is 128g and the phone dimensions are 127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm in height, width and thickness. It is the slimmest phone in Lumia lineup. As phone is very slim and light weight you can use it with one hand, keep it in your jean pocket and move it with you while on the go.
Coming to body of phone it is really a great offering of Nokia because it the first Nokia phone with such a superb design. On front side above the screen there is an earpiece, ambient, light and proximity sensors along with front-facing camera. Below the screen there are three touch sensitive buttons for Menu, Back and search, microphone pinhole is also located here.
On the left side of Nokia Lumia 720 there is microSD card slot is available which is designed with tray style and will be opened with a clip. On the right side of phone there is Power/Lock key, dedicated camera key and volume rocker is located.
On the top side of phone there is microSIM slot and 3.5mm audio jack is located. On the bottom side of phone there is microUSB port and primary microphone.
On the back side of phone you will find 6.1MP Carl Zeiss camera lens along with LED flash and secondary microphone. There are three small metal connectors lower down the back side, which let you connect the optional wireless charging cover. On the lower left corner there speaker grilles are located. Unfortunately, the unibody construction of the Nokia Lumia 720 means that there`s no way for you to access the 2,000 mAh battery, which is located under the back cover.

Color and Display:


Nokia Lumia 720 is available in wide range of beautiful colors White, Red, Yellow, Cyan and Black. Phone supports IPS LCD capacitive, 16M colors having 480 x 800pixels and 217 ppi. Display of sceen is good. Viewing angles are also good as compared to other phone of Nokia. Sunlight legibility is great you can easily see the text in sun light and can operate your phone easily.

Camera:


The Nokia Lumia 720 boasts a 6.7 Megapixel camera with an F/1.9 aperture, which is the widest available on a mobile phone so far, though the BSI sensor is a bit small at just 1/36″. LED flash is also available with camera. You can access many options like scenes, effects, white balance, contrast, saturation, sharpness, ISO, etc while going into settings. Camera can capture pictures at a resolution of 2848 x 2144 pixels. Results of camera are great in both day time and in dark or in low light. Video results of camera are also very good like still images. You can shoot video up to 720p HD at a solid 30 fps.
1.3MP front-facing camera is also located in phone for making video calls and video chat. Front camera results are also good.


Processor and Memory:


Nokia Lumia 720 runs on Windows Phone 8 Operating System Qualcomm MSM8227 processor clocking in at 1Ghz . You can easily run many applications at a time with such great processor. It also supports Adreno 305 GPU by which you can easily run many apps and games on it.
Internal memory of phone is 8 GB along with 512MB of RAM but and microSD card slot is also enabled for extending memory.

Other features:


The other features that phone included are GPRS and EDGE supported. The phone HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps. It also supports Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP and microUSB v 2.0. It also contains GPU Adreno 305 with Accelerometer, proximity and compass sensors. The phone also supports GPS, NFC, SNS integration, Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player, MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player, 7GB free SkyDrive storage, Document viewer, Video/photo editor, Voice memo/dial/command and Predictive text input.

Battery:


Nokia Lumia 720 is 3G supported having 2000 mAh battery. Battery is very powerful, Stand-By time of phone is 520 hours while Talk-Time is 13 hours.

Conclusion:


Nokia Lumia 720 is good phone, it comes with very good design, camera features and results are really marvelous in phone. But when you come to RAM it is just 512MB with 1GHz processor RAM should be atleast 1GB and pixel densiy should be more improved. Otherwise phone is great, slim, easy to use and can be gripped easily where ever you go.

Advantages:


- Big Display
- 6.1 megapixel autofocus camera with super-fast F/1.9 lens and LED flash
- NFC

Disadvantages:


- No FM Radio
- Low of RAM
- No HD video recording