Summary: Nokia's family of Windows Phone 8 handsets just continues to grow. The Finnish smartphone maker is pushing its Lumia devices into the low- and mid-range with devices like the Lumia 620 and 520, but a surprising entry in the form of the Lumia 720 makes Nokia’s budget smartphones a lot more interesting. While the Lumia 920 includes high-end specs and an impressive camera, it's a bulky and heavy device that doesn’t appeal to everyone.
Pros: Great design, Thin and lightweight, Good battery life, Low-light camera performance
Cons: Daylight camera performance, Only 512MB of RAM, Low resolution display
Summary: The Lumia for everyone? The 720 slots neatly into the Lumia line of Windows Phone smartphones. The differences are not immediately apparent to the buyer when you consider the cheaper Lumias. We will evaluate this 4.3-inch device and whether it would be smart buy or not.
Pros: Good performance, Very bright display, Long battery runtimes, Expandable storage, Build quality, The performance is sufficient for multimedia applications and daily tasks - although it is quite boring that almost every Windows Phone 8 device uses the same SoC.
Cons: Low resolution, Price, Non-removable battery, Nokia could improve the black value as this would also help the contrast ratio. HD resolution would be appropriate for a retail price of 379 Euros.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 720 is priced at roughly Rs 18,200 and will go head on with the Sony Xperia L and even the Samsung Galaxy Grand . We haven’t reviewed the Xperia L yet, but looking at the specifications, we can safely say that the Lumia 720 is slimmer and lighter, and will have a much better display and battery life. In that respect, the Lumia does make a better buy.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 720 isn’t just a beautiful Windows Phone, it’s beautiful smartphone. If you’re not after a bleeding edge, super-specced device, and can put up with Windows Phone’s lacklustre app selection, you’ll love its bright colours and ease of use. For all the people turned off by the size and price of a Samsung Galaxy S4, but expecting a slightly better screen and browsing experience than a sluggish “budget” smartphone can provide, this fits the bill like a glove -...
Excerpt: The Lumia 720 is a mid-range Windows Phone 8 handset - bigger and better built than the cheaper Lumia 620 and Lumia 520 phones,but a lot less expensive than the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 Windows phones it most resembles. As such this could be a critical release for Nokia and Microsoft: a Windows Phone 8 smartphone that is high quality but affordable. See also: Group test: what's the best Windows phone?
Conclusion: The Lumia 720 is quite a looker and comes in variety of bold colours. Its multimedia performance and screen are very good. It has got enough firepower to offer fluid WP8 experience. However, it's the camera's outstanding low-light performance that sets it apart from the crowd. Both the Lumia 720 and its rival HTC 8S are available for Rs 17,900. However, be it camera, display, or exclusive apps, the 720 come across as a better deal.
Pros: Elegant design; Sturdy Build; Impressive low-light photography; Sleek and fluid UI; Offline voice-guided Sat Nav; Rich social networking experience; Great sound quality; Good battery life.
Cons: Lacks FM radio; Not many games available; Some games not compatible due to low RAM.