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For around £200 - £220 SIM free this is the best phone you can get for your money. Build quality is amazing. I was worried about the screen resolution, because every review mentions that the screen could be better. That's all nonsense. The screen is amazing and the automatic brightness works fantastically (adjusts fast). Battery life is amazing (2-3 days easy). The charger design is super cool for travelling. Wireless charging fantastic (I put the phone on the DT-910 stand and use it like a night clock on my bedtime table). I had only one weird problem with both of our 720's. I couldn't connect them to a hidden WiFi out of the box. The solution was to reset the phone to factory defaults and since then both of them work fine. 520 has a slippery design (difficult to press hardware buttons for me), pla-sticky & small screen and is missing a lot of features (camera back and front, flash, nfc, wireless charging...) 620 is great, but has a very small screen (not good for typing and reading), worse both cameras & battery life and no wireless charging + fm as well. Lumia 720 is a golden product because it has amazing camera, 4.3 screen is just right, it's slim, light and has all the features I needed / missed on 520/620. Bezel around the screen could be smaller though. Here Drive is amazing - I love the new interface and now it shows live traffic as well. Can't even compare it to my old phone. Very happy and I do recommend it to everyone. Disregard that ballast about screen not being sharp, because you won't notice a thing. Also that nonsense about missing apps. It's just nonsense. Everything for 90% of people is there and new apps are coming fast. The last thing is about the processor and ram - don't worry it's ultra fast. You won't notice any difference between SamGS4 and this one for normal everyday tasks. I played with my friend's SamGS4 and the subjective feeling is that this phone is faster for everyday tasks. And SamGS4 is a flagship so it shouldn't even be compared to 720. But the camera on 720 will smoke both iPhone 5 and SamGS4. Unbelievable low light results considering the price :) Nokia is back on track - finally after years of sleeping...
I really like my Nokia Lumia 720. It does everything other smartphones do and at a very good price. (around £22 per month on contract or around £300 to buy) It has a 4.3 in touchscreen made with toughened "Gorilla" glass. The touchscreen is easy to use and navigation is simple. You are unable to get to the battery but the phone has lots of slots for the micro sim and micro sd card. The phone is light and slim at 9mm thick and 128g and is easy to carry around. It has a very sensitive screen which is great for ease of use. There are a choice of vibrant colours (so you can't lose it in your handbag)
This phone doesn't allow access to some of my favourite apps on google play but I can still get facebook, twitter and the HERE drive app is extremey useful with downloadable maps.
This is a good choice of phone if you haven't got a huge amount of money to spend
For me, iPhone's are a thing of the past. After the release of the iPhone 5S I've realised that I just can't handle the constant stream of basically the exact same phone every year, or even every six months. Why do I mention the iPhone on a Nokia review? It's quite simple, the iPhone is the competition. Everyone and their mother owns an iPhone, I sometimes wonder if people actually know that there are other brands of phones out there. If you've ever asked yourself this then the answer is yes, and it's the Nokia Lumia.
Interface. The interface is a very nice looking, completely original take on the whole idea of a touch screen, smartphone interface. The panel effect makes it very easy to navigate the menus and to know exactly what you're looking for, as well as bringing a fresh look to the smartphone interface. The Windows Phone operating system is a great change from the icon style we have become accustomed to with the iPhone and Android phones. The interface is sleek, fast and allows for easy navigation.
Functions. The phone functions perfectly, exactly as you'd expect it to. The sound from the phone is crisp and clear, eliminating the whole "Could you speak up? You're breaking up!" that you're used to when communicating via mobile phones. All of the basic apps work great, giving you everything that you'd expect from a smartphone with the addition of third-party apps from the Windows Phone Store. This is one downside to going for this phone, the app store isn't close to being as large as that of Apple's App Store. However, quantity doesn't always mean quality, you'll find the majority of the most popular App Store apps on the Windows Store.
Speed. With the Nokia Lumia 720 you'll have no problem with speed, with it's Dual Core 1.0GHz processor it is more than capable of running any available apps and games without slowing the phone down.
Camera. The built in camera is more than capable of taking very nice looking pictures. Do remember, however, that it is a phone camera, it won't be taking top quality professional photographs but it's great for snapping a few pictures when out with friends, or maybe catching some pictures of the nice view when on holiday.
Overall, the Nokia Lumia 720 is an amazing phone. It's more than capable of competing with any other smartphone in the market, often doing the job better than other big brand phones. Don't count Nokia out yet, they are clearly more than capable of making top quality phones.
/ Windows Phone 8 / Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core with 1,0 GHz / Resolution 800 x 480 Pixel / 6,7 Megapixel Camera with Carl-Zeiss-Optik / Internal Hard Drive: 8 GB, Hard Drive: 512 MB / microSD-Karten to 64 GB /