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Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720

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74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

Nokia's Lumia 720 is a very desirable handset on the outside, but lackluster insides make it hard to justify the price.

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Pros
  • Attractive design
  • 2,000mAh battery
  • Good low-light pics
Cons
  • Aging innards
  • Relatively expensive
74 Engadget Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
74

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

74
 

User Reviews

80
mcn31l
This is a great mid range product that is both easy to use and a good fit in...read more
70
Cupid007
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition. - Engadget
80
xavdog
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
78
Average Critic Score
Product Review
Gizmodo
Overall, then, the 720 seems like a decent choice for casual phone users: it looks nice, feels zippy enough for light work like browsing and Facebook, and offers a winning little camera to boot.
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Engadget
Hold it in-hand and you'll immediately notice its weight is evenly distributed, so it doesn't register as heavy, despite its 2,000mAh battery.
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PocketNow
The Finnish phone maker maintained the general design guidelines we’re already familiar with from previous Lumia phones, however, tweaking them further with subtle changes.
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T3
It's also pretty lightweight, tipping the scales at 128g although we did find that it hand the tendency to slide out of our hand when we were trying to photograph it.
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phoneArena
The viewing angles are excellent and there's barely a reflection under the expo light, meaning it should perform well outside, too, since the display looks sufficiently bright.
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BGR
Picking up the Lumia 720, you can’t help but be impressed by the care Nokia took with building a budget phone. The phone’s body has the smooth contours and the same compact unibody design that made the flagship Lumia 920 such a solid device.
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TechRadar
The Lumia 720 doesn't have the high end features we've come to expect from the more expensive Lumias but it does have a decent spec sheet for something that's bound to be available on next-to-nothing contracts.
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PC Mag
Once again, the high-quality build and bright colors are very Nokia ... It has a 4.3-inch, curved glass Clear Black display, but again, the resolution is on the low side, at just 800-by-480 pixels. And since this display is larger than the 520's, it's actually less sharp.
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Ars Technica
The form factor feels very good. It's light and comfortable, and retains the quality feel that the other Lumias have. With a higher spec, in particular a better screen resolution, this would be the must-have Lumia.
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TrustedReviews
Although it’s more of a tweak of the Lumia 820 than a revolution, the Nokia Lumia 720 makes a lot of the right moves. The most important of the lot is price.

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