Nokia Lumia 720


Nokia Lumia 720Notebook: Nokia Lumia 720 (Lumia Series)
Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227
Graphics Adapter: Qualcomm Adreno 305
Display: 4.3 inch, 3:5, 800x480 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 0.128kg
Price: 379 euro
Average Score: 76.71% - good
Average of 7 scores (from 8 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 64%, features: 66%, display: 84% mobility: 99%, workmanship: 87%, ergonomy: 69%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the Nokia Lumia 720

87% Review Nokia Lumia 720 Smartphone | Notebookcheck
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.
60% Nokia Lumia 720 review
Source: It Pro English
A well designed and beautifully crafted smartphone, which packs a stunning camera for the price point. Windows Phone 8 is its Achilles heel, however. If you want a good smartphone with above average capabilities basics and don’t want to pay the earth this may well be it. If you’re hoping for an app-rich experience look to Android, BlackBerry and iOS.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/07/2013
Rating: Total score: 60%
80% Nokia Lumia 720 Review
Source: Think Digit English
I began this review saying that, at a glance, the Nokia Lumia 720 looked like the perfect Windows Phone handset. Now, I admit that the phone isn’t perfect- after all, it suffers from some drawbacks including low RAM (that limits the apps you can download) and a low resolution display. But in spite of that, I have no hesitation in saying that the Lumia 720 is a very good phone that’s worth buying if you don’t mind the few drawbacks that it has. If you’re looking for alternatives within the Windows Phone family, you could consider the Nokia Lumia 820 that offers more RAM and a more powerful processor but also costs about Rs. 5,500 more. On the other hand, you could look at the Nokia Lumia 620 that has a smaller display and a less powerful battery but also costs about Rs. 4,000 less. Alternatively, if Windows Phone is not a necessity, look at the Xolo X1000, a very good Android smartphone at around the same price.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/21/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 60% workmanship: 90%
70% Nokia Lumia 720 Review
Source: English
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. The only thing holding us back is the 512MB of RAM, which will restrict you from installing many good apps that would typically need at least 1GB to run. If gaming is not a priority, then it’s still a very good option. For those who don’t mind a bulkier – but more powerful – handset, there’s always the Galaxy Grand for a grand more.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/12/2013
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Review: Nokia Lumia 720
Source: English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 80% workmanship: 90%
80% Nokia Lumia 720 review - Windows phone offers high-end performance at a decent price
Source: PC Advisor English
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.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 04/29/2013
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 70% features: 80% workmanship: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Nokia Lumia 720
Source: Connect Freestyle - Heft 1/2014 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 12/01/2013
80% Nokia Lumia 720 Im Praxistest
Source: Cyberbloc German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/15/2013
Rating: Total score: 80%
Allrounder mit Windows Phone 8
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Positive: chic design; long battery runtime; good camera; out-dated hardware
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 06/14/2013


Qualcomm Adreno 305: Integrated mid-range graphics card in the Snapdragon 400 and S4 Plus SoCs that supports OpenGL ES 3.0 and features unified shaders.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

S4 Plus MSM8227: Mid-range, 28nm Dual Core SoC clocked at 1.0 Ghz for Smartphones.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

4.3": » To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.128 kg: This subnotebook is one of the most lightweight of all notebooks and can be carried very easily. There exist hardly any models in this extreme class of weight. 7-9 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Nokia: The Finnish enterprise is one of the most important telecommunication companies and well-known for mobile technologies. The company started with netbooks in 2009.

76.71%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

Devices from a different Manufacturer and/or with a different CPU

» HTC Windows Phone 8XT
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» HTC One Mini
Snapdragon 400 8930AB
» Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini I9190
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930
» Sony Xperia L
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8230
» HTC One SV
Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8930

Devices with the same GPU

» Motorola Moto G 2. Gen 4G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Huawei Honor T1
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 8.0", 0.35 kg
» Microsoft Lumia 640 XL
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.7", 0.171 kg
» Microsoft Lumia 640
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» ZTE Grand X Plus Z826
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» ZTE Grand X Max Plus
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 6.0", 0.172 kg
» LG G Pad 8.0 V490
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.344 kg
» Asus ZenFone 5 LTE
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.145 kg
» Microsoft Lumia 730
unknown, 4.7", 0.13 kg
» Sony Xperia Style
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG Optimus G
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.134 kg
» LG G Pad 8.0 V480
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 8.0", 0.338 kg
» LG G3 Beat
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.137 kg
» Sony Xperia C3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.5", 0.15 kg
» Nokia Lumia 735
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.7", 0.134 kg
» Nokia Lumia 830
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Sony Xperia E3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.5", 0.144 kg
» Motorola Moto G2
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 5.0", 0.15 kg
» Samsung Galaxy Tab Active
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 8.0", 0.393 kg
» Sony Xperia M2 Aqua
Snapdragon 400 MSM8926, 4.8", 0.147 kg
» HTC One Remix
unknown, 4.5", 0.14 kg
» Sony Xperia T3
Snapdragon 400 MSM8928, 5.3", 0.148 kg
» LG G Pad 7.0
Snapdragon 400 MSM8226, 7.0", 0.293 kg
» LG G Pad 10.1
Snapdragon 400 APQ8026, 10.1", 0.512 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-05-16)