The Lumia 720 is a stylish phone that lands firmly in the middle of Nokia’s smartphone lineup. It’s not as souped up as the Lumia 920, but it is a nice jump from the entry-level Nokia 520. In producing the affordable Lumia 720, Nokia focused on the camera and the colorful, sleek design.
The Lumia 720 is a looker with the typical boxy and colorful styling of Nokia’s Lumia phones. The handset boasts of a 4.3”, 800×480, ClearBlack, curved glass display with Nokia’s Super Sensitive Touch that lets you use your phone with gloves. Its chassis is sized just right for a smartphone. Internally, the Lumia 720 is powered by a dual-core 1.0 GHz processor and 512MB of RAM. Performance wasn’t sluggish, but on paper the specs look weak compared to powerhouses like the Optimus G Pro from LG.
On the back of the phone is a 6.7-megapixel shooter with a Carl Zeiss lens, LED flash, and HD 720p recording at 30 fps. It’s not a PureView phone, but the photos from the Zeiss shooter are decent. The front is 90 percent display with on-screen buttons. The phone is thin but there is still room on the sides to house the volume rocker, the power button and a dedicated camera button. A headphone jack graces the top of the device.
Software-wise, the Lumia 720 is powered by Windows Phone 8 and has all the bells and whistles of Microsoft’s latest mobile OS. The phone has a nice mix of Nokia-specific software features like Nokia Here Maps and Nokia Music that will appeal to new smartphone owners.
The Lumia 720 will land March 2013 for €249. To get a closer look at Nokia’s latest smartphone, check out our hands-on photos below.