Nokia has officially launched the Windows Phone 8 Lumia 720 in India and has attached a Rs. 18,999 price tag to it. Just recently we saw the device hit online retail in the country a little early as is always the case. It now slots in somewhere in the middle of the company’s WP8 range, sitting just below the 920 and 820, and a little above the 620 and 520.
The Nokia Lumia 720 comes with a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display infused with IPS technology. It boasts of an 800 x 480 pixel screen resolution and a 217ppi pixel density. Internal memory is a good 8GB and can be expanded by a further 64GB if necessary using a microSD card, but there is also 7GB of free cloud storage.
A 6.7MP primary camera with auto focus and a two-stage capture key brings images and video to users’ fingertips. It makes use of a Carl Zeiss Tessar lens and an LED flash. The one on the front is of just about 1.3MP in resolution, but can still capture in HD.
Coming to the processor, it makes use of a dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 CPU running at 1GHz. There’s only 512MB of RAM, which means the device will probably find it hard to compete against others in the category which are cheaper, but it brings added appeal in its platform’s Live Tile functionality.
Connectivity options include Bluetooth 3.0, and 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi. And with its NFC wireless capabilities, content can be streamed to compatible headsets, speakers and other devices. Then there’s A-GPS with GLONASS and the manufacturer’s augmented reality feature called City Lens.
The company says the handset’s 2,000mAh battery is capable of squeezing out a maximum talk time of 13.4 hours on 3G networks and almost an entire day on 2G networks. The device is even capable of wireless charging when fitted with the appropriate accessory cover which has to be purchased separately.
The Nokia Lumia 720 is available in India from a variety of retail stores and it can also be purchased online at the aforesaid price. It comes in black, white, red, yellow and cyan, which is a fancy way of saying blue. The phone has taken a pretty long time to arrive considering it was announced in March along with the Lumia 520.