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Nokia Lumia 720, f/1.9 camera on a mid-range phone

Over at the Mobile World Congress 2013, Nokia announced their new mid-range Windows 8 phone in the form of the Lumia 720. This phone sits between the already-released Lumia 620 and Lumia 820 and should appeal to the young and design-savvy crowd.

Nokia Lumia 720

The Nokia Lumia 720 sports a 4.3-inch ClearBlack curved Gorilla Glass 2 display on a polycarbonate unibody for that almost seamless look.

What clearly sets this apart from other midrange phone is its high-end camera. It has an incredible f/1.9 aperture which is unheard of for a midrange handset and this allows more light to get into the Carl Zeiss optics for good low-light shots. Perfect for those who like to take photos indoors like in parties.

The front camera on the other hand, uses 1.3-megapixel wide-angle lens that should work well for Skyping with the whole family.

As for internals, the Lumia 720 uses a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon processor along with 512MB RAM and 8GB of internal storage with room for a microSD slot.

Lumia 720

Other notable features include NFC, optional wireless charging covers, and HD voice with noise cancellation (in case local carriers will eventually support it). Battery on this phone tops at 2000mAh which should net you around 13.5 hours of talk time.

No news yet as to when it will be available here but it will start rolling out globally in March for about USD330 (around Php13,500) and comes in red, white, cyan, black and yellow.

Nokia Lumia 720 Specs:
4.3-inch TFT touchscreen (800 x 480 resolution), 217 ppi
Clear Black Display, Gorilla Glass 2
Dual-core 1 GHz Qualcomm MSM8227 chip
Adreno 305 GPU
512MB RAM, 8GB internal storage, microSD up to 64GB
6.7MP BSI aurofocus f/1.9camera, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash,
HD 720p video recording @ at 30 fps
1.3MP wide-angle HD front camera
HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP, NFC
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
Li-Ion 2000 mAh battery (BP-4GW)
Windows Phone 8 OS
127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm
128 g
Colors: White, Red, Yellow, Cyan/Black
SRP: Php14,950
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  • Looks promising!

    • thejorlanb

      very promising!

  • Lumia phones look so simple yet gorgeous.

  • New User

    Makes me think that I should regret that I bought a Lumia 800 šŸ˜

    • marlon

      I know the feeling. I just bought the 820 last week and the only advantage it has over this is the 1GB RAM. If only I’ve seen this before I made my decision.

    • Jhay-EL

      Well, Lumia 820 is still a gorgeous phone. šŸ™‚ If I have the money, I will definitely choose 820 than 720.

  • mr_puntz

    ok lang ba ang 512mb sa windows phone? sorry i havent tried windows phone yet. medyo lag na kasi to sa android.

    • yup.. 512MB RAM is not an issue for Windows Phone 8.

    • Jhay-EL

      Yes, 512mb runs very smoothly in windows phone. I once owned a Lumia 800, and it’s incredibly fast. I’ll buy 720 – I hope by next month.

  • opaowex

    hi guys, is this phone really ok? i had seen the nokia 820 but wasn’t able to explore it pa.,hindi ba lag compare sa android?

    • marlon

      I own one and I can tell you it doesn’t lag.

      • marlon

        The 820 that is

  • Evey

    I love this device! Every time I get a chance to play with it, it’s just great. It’s like a mini version of Nokia Lumia 920! This May or June, I’ll get hold of this precious one! <3

  • Lumia 720 blows the competition in the mid-range category. Name any other phone in the price range–Nada! I swear heaven I’ll have you 720.