Nokia Lumia 720

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Key Specs
  • Display 4.30-inch (480x800)
  • Processor 1GHz dual-core
  • Front Camera 1.3MP
  • Rear Camera 6.7MP
  • RAM 512MB
  • Storage 8GB
  • Battery Capacity 2000mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8
  • Market StatusReleased
  • Release DateApril 2013

Nokia Lumia 720 Review

By Kunal Dua (May 27, 2013)
Kunal Dua
  • Design
  • Display
  • Software
  • Performance
  • Battery Life
  • Camera
  • Value for Money
  • Good
  • Great design
  • Good camera performance
  • Bad
  • Some games don't run thanks to 512MB RAM
  • Windows Phone ecosystem still needs to catch up to Android and iOS

The Lumia 720 is bang in the middle of Nokia's line of Windows Phone 8 offerings. It aims to offer some of the premium features found in the Lumia 920 (Review | Pictures) and Lumia 820 (Review | Pictures) at a price that's pocket-friendly like that of Lumia 520 (Review | Pictures) and Lumia 620 (Review | Pictures).

Nokia Lumia 720 Summary

Nokia Lumia 720 smartphone was launched in April 2013. The phone comes with a 4.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 480x800 pixels at a pixel density of 217 pixels per inch (ppi).

Nokia Lumia 720 is powered by a 1GHz dual-core processor. It comes with 512MB of RAM.

The Nokia Lumia 720 runs Windows Phone 8 and is powered by a 2000mAh non-removable battery.

As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia Lumia 720 on the rear packs 6.7-megapixel camera. It sports a 1.3-megapixel camera on the front for selfies.

Nokia Lumia 720 based on Windows Phone 8 and packs 8GB of inbuilt storage that can be expanded via microSD card (up to 64GB). The Nokia Lumia 720 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM card.

Connectivity options on the Nokia Lumia 720 include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth v3.00, NFC, FM radioWi-Fi Direct, and 3G. Sensors on the phone include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, proximity sensor, and compass/ magnetometer.

The Nokia Lumia 720 measures 127.90 x 67.50 x 9.00mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 128.00 grams. It was launched in White, Red, Yellow, and Cyan/Black colours.

As of 21st October 2019, Nokia Lumia 720 price in India starts at Rs. 5,990.

Nokia Lumia 720 Full Specifications

General
Alternate names Nokia Lumia 720
Brand Nokia
Model Lumia 720
Release date April 2013
Form factor Bar
Dimensions (mm) 127.90 x 67.50 x 9.00
Weight (g) 128.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2000
Removable battery No
Colours White, Red, Yellow, Cyan/Black
Display
Screen size (inches) 4.30
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 480x800 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 217
Hardware
Processor 1GHz dual-core
RAM 512MB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 64
Camera
Rear camera 6.7-megapixel
Rear flash LED
Front camera 1.3-megapixel
Software
Operating system Windows Phone 8
Connectivity
Wi-Fi Yes
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 3.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
Number of SIMs 1
Wi-Fi Direct Yes
Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) No
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No
Sensors
Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No
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Nokia Lumia 720 User Review and Ratings

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  • An awesome phone for an average user.
    Vikas Sheoran (May 8, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    First i would like to mention that with this phone i am using Wp8 for the first time i was an android user before. Things to like:- 1. looks:-phone look so great and with so many color option to choose from(mine is red), its just look so cool. 2. Build quality:- as Nokia is known for its build quality,this phone is no exception at all.i have dropped it twice or thrice already but it just keep going on. 3.Camera:- phone has a remarkably great 6.7mp camera with flash and it gives u nice colors and sharpness in the pictures,better low light pictures than any other phones in same budget. 4. Battery life:- phone's battery is 2000mah and even if u use it all day, for whats app,for internet browsing,for playing music etc. it will last for the whole day.and if u r not a heavy user than it last more than a day. 5. Screen:-even though this [phone has just 800*400 resolution which some would say not ideal for a phone with this price tag,but i would differ,and i would say only one thing,just look at it and use it,its so sharp even in direct sunlight,u can use it with gloves too.its clear black display technology is very useful and make the screen more than just a 800*400 screen. 6.Processor and RAM:- Phone have 1ghz dual core processor which is sufficient enough for a wp8 cos windows phone Eco system is different from android.phone have 512 ram which is the only major issue for me,cos some games are not compatible with 512mb ram. My user experience:- I am using this phone since last 6 months and i haven't find any serious issue like lagging, hanging,etc. i enjoy wp8 very much,even though it have some limitation and not many apps as on androids or ios but still i like my phone cos it gives me an edge over any samy android cos when i took it out from my pocket people look at it curiously cos of its great looks.and with Wp8.1 the user experience will be more better.
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  • Excellent
    Hitesh Arora (May 2, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I bought this phone last year and have been using this phone since last one year. I love the windows interface and the ecosystem and would love to say that it is much better than android, which i had used earlier. Pros : - Excellent Camera. - Superb battery life. - Smart look with amazing screen and perfect for single hand use. - All the apps required are usually available in windows phone, including some like IRCTC which are only available on windows phone. Cons : - Transferring data is difficult. - Video player and media player not available - No file manager. But looking at pros and cons, rest assured, even after one year of its launch, it is the best phone available under 20,000/- with great screen and killer looks.
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  • Lumia 720 - Good package with a suitable price tag.
    Suraj Nair (May 14, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    The once downtrodden Nokia has recently started gaining pace in the world of smartphones after its release of the lumia 800 which did not sell much but it was a good step to start with windows phone 8 operating system followed by lumia 710, lumia 510, and so on and so forth. The Nokia Lumia 720 device is powered by a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor clocked at 1 GHz with a disappointing 512 MB of RAM. It also boasts of its sleek Fabula Unibody design, smooth curves, 9 mm slim contours , eye - popping colours, multiple textures, 4.3 inch screen with sensitive touch and active low power mode that enables the user to view contents clearly even in bright sunlight, Gorilla Glass 3 protection, matte finished back, 6.7 megapixel rear camera and 1.3 megapixel front camera working over the windows phone 8 OS. One disappointing aspect of the Lumia 720 is the 512MB RAM, which means the user would not be able to install games even like Temple Run that need 1GB of RAM. While the user is disappointed with Nokia's decision to ship with half the RAM of what many cheaper Android phones are shipping with, we hope developers of games such as Temple Run can optimise their apps not to be so resource hungry. Perhaps that is an issue for Microsoft to address as well, as devices with much lesser RAM are able to run these games fine on other platforms. There is no compromise in the built quality for which Nokia is well known. This device comes preloaded with lots of apps which cannot be considered as useless bloatware since it can be used well as a daily utility like Here Maps, Here Drive, Nokia Smart camera, Bigflix, Flipkart e - books etc. The Lumia 720 comes with a 6.7-megapixel rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics that is a solid performer overall. The camera takes good photos outdoors when there's plenty of light. The colours look natural and don't appear saturated or artificial in any way. However, pictures clicked under bright artificial lights appear a little washed out. Call quality on the Lumia 720 is rock solid, like most other Nokia phones. We are no fans of having loudspeaker on the back of the phone, since the sound gets muffled when the phone is lying face up, and, sadly, the 720 suffers on that part. The loudspeaker output is otherwise quite good. The phone takes a Micro-SIM and comes with expandable storage via a microSD card up to 64 GB. At Rs. 18,999, the Nokia Lumia 720 is a really attractive proposition. The phone checks all the right boxes, from great looks, to a camera that performs quite well, and hardware that handles pretty much everything you throw its way. Yes, Windows Phone still has a long way to go before it can begin to compete with Android and iOS, but unless you are someone who must have access to the latest apps, it will do the job for you.
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  • More than nice
    Praful Yadav (May 3, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    Lumia 720 is a good phone and you can buy it if you are brand concious. It sports a squarish design which looks and feels very good. The right edge has the volume rocker, the power/ lock button and the dedicated camera button towards the bottom. The top edge has the microSIM and headphone jack, while the left and bottom edges feature the microSD slot and Micro-USB ports, respectively. It comes with a 4.3-inch display of 480x800 pixels resolution, translating to a density of 217 pixels per inch. While that doesn't sound impressive, the real life experience is quite good. You can operate it while wearing gloves which is very nice. Viewing angles and outdoors visibility is good. The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 6.7 MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss lens which works very well and yields very good results. The camera works good in outdoor but performs average in low light. It comes with a no. of softwares from Nokia which enhance the camera and make your pics look better. You can make GIFs, take Panorama pics, and add many more effects to your pic. The Lumia 720 is capable of recording only 720p video, which may disappoint the spec crazy, but is unlikely to be missed by most. The 1.3-megapixel front camera can record 720p videos. Like most front cameras, it does a good job for video chats, and still photography in well-lit conditions, but leaves a lot to be desired in dim lights. The Nokia Lumia 720 ,as you all know, runs on Windows 8 phone. While many would hesitate to buy it because of the OS being new and less of the app support, i would like to tell you that OS is very good and has all the major apps which one could desire for. Windows phones rarely hang as compared to Android or iOS. Nokia offers some great apps like Nokia Music which could help you a lot to find music on the go. Tho, I am disappointed by the 512 MB RAM due to which some games don't run and equally low processor(1 GHz) which will become outdated after some months. Batter capacity is good and will take you through a day's work easily. If you are brand concious and want to go for Nokia then you can go for it but you can find many better phones offered by Indian companies around same price range. Don't hesitate to check them.
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  • Failure to display details when making a call
    Francis Chama (May 10, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    I bought my Nokia Lumia some 6 months ago and it has been operating perfectly well. The only problem that experience is that it does display details when i am calling someone and when i receive a call. What should i do. I like this phone
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  • RAM PROBLM
    Anil Kumar (May 5, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    DEVICE IS NICE BUT NEED MIN.....1 GB RAM WHY 512MB SORRY KICK FOR RAM BUT ALL IS WELL SO WHY NOT
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  • My Nokia Lumia 720
    Davelias Ng'ambi (May 22, 2014) on Gadgets 360
    The Phone just froze and is not responding to anything. Kindly help by giving suggestions on how it can start working again. It was bought in Brazil.
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  • Best phone in this price tag
    Ankush (Oct 22, 2017) on Amazon
    The display and battery is awasome...it's working as expected...very stylish phone..the best Diwali purchase ever... camera is good...there is no heating problem when gaming and watching movies..just a little bit heat at the time of charging...bt it is common for all..The charging is truly fast..It's a Jambo phone difficult to control by one hand...bt its fit in pocket smoothly..overall it's a great phone by mi..and thanks Amazon for the offer and two days early delivery...it's made my dewali man....truly amazing..if ur not a camera person then must go for it..just grad it...
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  • Five Stars
    Upender (Oct 22, 2017) on Amazon
    Super project very very good it's really nice
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  • Battery is a beast.
    Honey. (Oct 22, 2017) on Amazon
    This is called the product.It has 12MP primary camera with f/2.2, phase detection autofocus, dual-LED (dual tone) flash, 1/2.9" sensor size, 1.25 m pixel size, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama and 5MP front facing camera16.35 centimeters (6.44-inch) IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution, 342 ppi pixel density and 16M color supportAndroid v7.1.1 Nougat with Miui 8 operating system with 2GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 Cortex-A53 octa core processor, Adreno 506 GPU, 4GB RAM, 32GB internal memory expandable up to 128GB and dual SIM (micro+nano) dual-standby (4G+4G)5300mAH lithium-polymer battery
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