The Nokia Lumia 720 has been announced as the latest mid-range smartphone of the Windows Phone 8 lineup. Sitting between the budget Nokia Lumia 620 and versatile Nokia Lumia 820, this 4.3-inch smartphone delivers on the looks, the performance and the price.
The Nokia Lumia 720 has been announced at MWC 2013 and comes with a host of features and innovations you simply won’t find elsewhere at this price point. The Nokia Lumia 720 weighs in at 128g and measures a super-slim 127.9 x 67.5 x 9mm and comes with an amazing looking polycarbonate body that uses a new tooling technique, CNC machining, to deliver the best quality finish to the buttons and ports.
The Nokia Lumia 720 itself is based around a 4.3-inch LCD screen with ClearBlack screen technology and uses the same super-sensitive touch technique we’ve seen in the more expensive Nokia Lumia 920 and Nokia Lumia 820.
You’ll also find Gorilla Glass 2.0 used to make the Nokia Lumia 720 tough and scratch resistant in all situations. We’ve also been assured it’s more fingerprint proof than ever before. However, what we really like about the Nokia Lumia 720 is the curved glass display, the first time we’ve seen it as this price point, making for an amazing finish to the design.
The Nokia Lumia 720 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor, backed by 512MB of RAM and offers 8GB of internal storage. There is a microSD card slot that is capable of handling cards up to 64GB in capacity.
When it comes to multimedia, you’ll find the Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 6.7-Megapixel camera backed by Carl Zeiss optics. The true innovation comes in the form of the f1.9 aperture, the widest to-date, which means even more light can hit the camera sensor so you’ll find the best results of any smartphone camera in its class, and possibly beyond.
That’s not all, as with a 1.3-Megapixel front camera you’ll be able to take great quality photos of yourself for sharing with friends or using as your avatar on social media sites. It also means Skype video calls will also be of the best possible quality.
To help you make the most of the improved front-facing camera Nokia has also announced the new front facing camera app, Glam me, so you’ll always have the perfect profile picture – once again Nokia is pushing innovation into the mainstream.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 2000mAh battery with a quoted life per charge of up to 13.4 hours of 3G talk time, 520 hours on standby, or up to 79 hours of music playback. There is also a wireless charging option courtesy of a wireless charging cover.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with two HAAC (high-amplitude audio capture) microphones, which we first saw on the Nokia Lumia 620, as well as support for HD Voice on networks that carry it, delivering wideband audio and noise cancellation technologies.
The Nokia Lumia 720 will be available in five colours, the high-gloss Nokia Lumia 720 White Edition, as well matte finishes on the Red, Yellow, Cyan and Black.
The Nokia Lumia 720 is set to launch in March 2013 and will cost around €249 before VAT.