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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 /