Nokia took the last edition of the Mobile World Congress to further expand its family of smartphones Lumia, focusing mainly on the intermediate range with devices like the Nokia Lumia 720 .
The new model integrates the Espoo 4.3-inch display with improved sensitivity, dual-core processor, 6.7 megapixel camera and runs on Windows Phone 8 platform. This device is a successor to one of the first Lumia we met in late 2011, the Nokia Lumia 710 . The first model in the series Lumia 700 comes with a bit more basic features, such as its screen is so big and the processor is less powerful. We analyze the differences between these two models in a comparative.
Display and Design
As mentioned, one of the aspects that have been improved in the Nokia Lumia 720 is about increasing the size of the screen until 4.3 inches , that of the Nokia Lumia 710 has a diagonal of 3.7 inches. A surface more helps us see more clearly the content, which is always appreciated. They both have the same resolution of 480 x 800 pixels and also come with the ClearBlack . This technology increases contrast and very deep blacks played with this we get two things: first reflexes to avoid everything look better and secondly that increase sharpness. The Nokia Lumia 720 has an important advantage is that the company has introduced a system that increases the sensitivity considerably, so the answer is more fluid but also allows the terminal to use gloves or even put nails.
The design is another improved over Nokia Lumia 720 , not that the previous model did not have an attractive appearance, but the fact is that the new terminal boasts a much more elegant finishes.Corners are square and its casing is made in a piece of polycarbonate to be very resistant, its overall shape is much simpler and 9 mm thickness gives a more stylized. As the screen is bigger, the terminal also gains in size but has adjusted well to the edges to make it manageable. The handset is available inwhite, black, blue, red and yellow. Meanwhile the Nokia Lumia 710 has a more casual design with rounded corners and its construction is not as solid as his successor. The handset is available in white or black, but also can add a touch of color with interchangeable covers in more colors (pink, blue and yellow).
Camera and Multimedia
The new model also has improved in the photographic section. The Nokia Lumia 720 offers higher resolution ( 6.7 megapixels ) than its little brother, has a brighter angle lens, the sensor is backlit ( BSI) and also a front camera for video calls 1.3 megapixel. With all this the Nokia Lumia 720 gets stay ahead and get better results, especially in low light. The Nokia Lumia 710 has a sensor of five megapixels that offers such quality, but is suitable for a terminal of its kind. Both have similar features like LED flash, digital zoom increases four, white balance, geo-tagging and HD720p quality video recordingat 30 frames per second.
Playback of movies, music or photos will not give us problems as both are compatible with a variety of formats of all kinds. They also have several services aimed at music lovers, first Nokia Music with a catalog of over 14 million songs and Nokia Mix Radio that lets you create playlists based on your favorite songs, all free. Finally note that the two are radius , although the Nokia Lumia 720 can only be connected to the stations via Internet while the Nokia Lumia 710 has an integrated FM tuner.
Although there has been a connection profile Similarly, the Nokia Lumia 720 has some improvements that should be considered. The new model allows connection to the Internet through mobile networks 3G , and does so at a speed of 21 Mbps download, meanwhile the Nokia Lumia 710 does the same but does not exceed 14.4 Mbps download. We also noticed that the Nokia Lumia 720 has an NFC chip, a system that offers endless possibilities, from making payments to listen to music wirelessly. These are the most striking differences between these two connections smartphones as to the rest of the profile is substantially equal connectivity. The other antenna systems included are GPS , wireless port Bluetooth , microUSB2.0 and a plug for listening to music through headphones or speakers.
Memory and power
Dead heat in terms of internal memory, both have a background of eight Gb but again the Nokia Lumia 720 is scored somewhat because it comes with a MicroSD card slot (up to 64GB) and offers seven free Gb Skydrive. The Nokia Lumia 710 does not offer the possibility of expansion and, although eight Gb enough, may fall short if you store a lot of data.
The power was also another improvement of the second generation of the range and the Nokia Lumia Lumia 720 is not going to be less. The terminal incorporates a processor Snapdragon S4 dual core and running at one gigahertz frequency. Meanwhile the Nokia Lumia 710 has a chip mononucleosis to 1.4 gigahertz frequency, both have 512 Mb of memory RAM . At this point we must keep in mind that the platform Windows Phone provides an almost extreme fluidity, thanks to the simplicity of its interface everything works very smooth and seamless, so both terminals comply with this paragraph, though the Nokia Lumia 720 delivers more note.
Operating system and applications
All submitted Lumia series from September 2012 and comes with the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile operating system: Windows Phone 8 . Among the most notable advantages of this delivery is necessary to emphasize support for more advanced components (dual-core processors and HD screens), more customizable interface, rooms or rooms and the ability to install updates without using cables. The Nokia Lumia 710 comes standard with Windows Phone 7.5 and recently started to upgrade to Windows Phone 7.8 , a version that includes some of the improvements of the latest delivery but does not reach the same level. One of the biggest failures of the Nokia Lumia 710 is that you can not upgrade to Windows Phone 8 hardware incompatibility. But l to user experience in both versions is almost identical, the interface retains the same design squares and rectangles arranged in a lattice, it is a very easy to use, well structured and thought that we might have to do the minimum number of touches to do a task.
Although the two deliveries saved many similarities, the worst of the Nokia Lumia 710 can not be upgraded has to do with compatibility with new applications . Along with the new Lumia Windows Phone 8, Nokia has introduced a number of advanced applications such as the ” lens “to the camera that let you add effects very fun and surprising as in the case of Picture. Otherwise the two come with Nokia’s own services like navigation suite for Nokia Maps, now renamed as Nokia HERE , and includes a variety of services ranging from voice prompts, offline maps and check traffic conditions.
Battery and price
As a finishing touch to your new Nokia Lumia 720, the company provided him with a battery of no less than 2000 milliamps. Autonomy in terminal usage rises above 13 hours when we make use of the free 3Gand comes to overcome 22 hours to be on the network 2G , at rest can hold on until 520 hours without going through the plug. The Nokia Lumia 710 carries a smaller capacity battery (1,300 milliamps) and therefore its autonomy is reduced to 400 hours on standby and is around seven hours in use or conversation, which is not bad for an intermediate terminal.
We arrived at the section of the price, definitely a turning point when choosing one of these two smartphones. The Nokia Lumia 710 can be found in free-format stores for a reasonable 180 euros while the Nokia Lumia 720 will go on sale for a price of approximately 250 euros.
Nokia has managed to set a worthy successor to the Nokia Lumia 710 that surpasses almost all points of its data sheet. The new Nokia Lumia 720 has a sleeker look that is consistent with a high-end smartphone and sheet follows this same line. We note particularly the increased screen to 4.3 inches, the system incorporating Super Sensitive Touch, the presence of the chip NFC and the ability to expand the memory to 64 GB bonus . It also meets in other sections such as cameras and dual-core processor.previous model remains a balanced device that moves at a reasonable price for the services offered, the trouble is that you can not upgrade to Windows Phone 8 . The Nokia Lumia 720 comes as standard with this version is more expensive but consider that the difference of 70 euros is more than justified.
|Nokia Lumia 720||Nokia Lumia 710|
|Screen||Capacitive multitouch screen
800 x 480 pixels
Super Sensitive Display
16 million colors
|Capacitive multitouch screen
3.7 inch LCD
800 x 480 pixels
16 million colors
|Weight and dimensions||127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm
|119 x 62.4 x 12.7 mm
|Processor||S4 Snapdragon processor dual-core 1 GHz||Snapdragon single-core processor at 1.4 GHz|
|RAM||512 Mb||512 Mb|
|Internal Memory||8 GB of internal memory + MicroSD up to 64 Gb + 7 Gb Skydrive||8 GB|
|Platform||Windows Phone 8||Windows Phone 7.8|
|Camera and Multimedia||Sensor 6.7 Megapixel
Digital zoom x4
Auto and Manual Exposure
Record video HD720p @ 30 fps
Secondary camera 1.3 megapixel
Playing music, video and photos
|Sensor 5 Megapixel
LED Flash Integrated
Digital zoom x4
Automatic white balance and manual
records video HD720p @ 30 fps
Reproduction of photos, video and audio.
3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n
Output 3.5 mm headphone jack
QWERTY onscreen keyboard
keys: idle-power, volume and camera
3G (HSDPA 14.4 / HSUPA 5.76)
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / b / g / n
GPS with A-GPS
Bluetooth 2.1 EDR
Output 3.5 mm headphone jack
camera shutter button
Side volume control
|Autonomy||Battery 2000 milliamperes
Use 2G: 23.4 hours
3G Usage: 13.4 hours
Standby: 520 hours
Music: 79 hours
(accepts wireless charging)
|Battery 1300 milliamperes
Use 2G: 6.9 hours
3G Use: 7.6 hours
Standby 2G: 400 hours
3G Standby: 400 hours
Music: 38 hours