Nokia 7.2

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Nokia 7.2
BrandNokia
DeveloperHMD Global
ManufacturerFoxconn
PredecessorNokia 7.1
RelatedNokia 2.2
Nokia 3.2
Nokia 4.2
Nokia 6.2
Nokia 9 PureView
TypeSmartphone
DimensionsH: 159.9 mm (6.30 in)
W: 75.1 mm (2.96 in)
D: 8.3 mm (0.33 in)
Mass180 g (6.3 oz)
Operating systemOriginal: Android 9 "Pie"
Current: Android 9 "Pie"
(Android One)
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon 660
CPUOcta-core Kyro 260. 4 cores @ 2.2 GHz, 4 cores @ 1.8 GHz
GPUAdreno 512
Memory4 or 6 GB LPDDR4 RAM
Storage64 or 128 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 512 GB
Battery3,500 mAh Li-Po, non-removable. Charges @ 10 watts (not fast charging)
Data inputsSensors:
Display6.3 in (16 cm) (99.1 cm²) 1080p IPS LCD with Gorilla Glass 3 protection, ~400 ppi pixel density
Rear cameraTriple Camera Set-up:
48 MP (f/1.8, 0.8/1.6(when shooting at 12 MP) µm) Wide
MP (f/2.2) Ultrawide 0.6x Zoom
MP Depth Sensor.
ZEISS optics,phase detection autofocus, dual-LED dual-tone flash, video recording 1080p at 30fps 4k at 30 fps
Front camera20 MP (f/2.0, 1.12 µm), autofocus, 1080p
Connectivity• 3.5 mm TRRS headphone jack
Bluetooth 5.0
• USB 2.0 via USB-C port ; • NFC
Websitehttps://www.nokia.com/phones/en_int/nokia-7

The Nokia 7.2 is a Nokia branded Android smartphone announced on the 6th of September at IFA 2019 launching at $349(64 GB)/£249(32 GB) for the cheapest model.[1][2]

Notable Changes from Nokia 7.1[edit]

Cameras[edit]

The 7.2 has 3 rear cameras instead of 2 due to the additional of ultrawide camera which has 0.6x zoom of the main camera. As well as that the main rear sensor has changed from 12 Megapixels to 48 MP, surpassing the Nokia 808 PureView and Lumia 1020 as the highest megapixel Nokia-branded camera. The front sensor has also changed, from 8 MP to 20 MP. The main camera can shoot at 48 MP, however it shoots at 12 MP by default (this can be changed in settings).[3] The higher megapixel count means the cameras can takes photos at a higher resolution (more detail but require more memory), and has both advantages and disadvantages to photo quality, however, on the whole, megapixel count is unimportant to overall photo quality, especially when looking at a photo on a phone screen.[4][5][6]

The phone also now has a dedicated night mode, which "helps improve low-light photography."[7]

Design/Exterior[edit]

The 7.2 has a larger screen, 99.1cm² (6.3") instead of 85.1²(5.84"), and due to that has a bigger body. The display has a smaller chin and bezels, along with a thinner dewdrop notch at the top.[8][9] The display now has real time SDR to HDR conversion[10]. Another big addition on the Nokia 7.2 is the Nokia face iD, which is made by Truly Secure.[11] It is more secure than standard android face unlock[11] and can unlock the phone straight to the home screen, rather than a user having to swipe up after unlocking as was the case on the Nokia 7.1. A minor difference worth noting is that the 7.2 is a bit heavier, 180g vs 160g.[8]

The phone now comes with a "Multilayer coating for a smooth metallic finish." and a "light-diffusing satin glass back."

Another change on the exterior of the phone is the addition of a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left of the phone which can be pressed to quickly activate the Google Assistant or held and released for the Google Assistant to start and stop listening. It can also be re-mapped in settings to open an app of your choice.[10][12]

Internals[edit]

The 7.2 has a more powerful Soc, the Snapdragon 660 rather than 636.[13] The 7.2 comes with a 3500 mAh battery, while the 7.1 has 3060 mAh. It now has 512 GB expandable storage rather than 400. The only change made which would almost universally be considered a downgrade is the removal of fast charging, which means the phone charges at 10 Watts not 18.[14][13][15][16] It could be argued that fast charging is not needed as much now the phone has a bigger battery, however it's still a feature which could come in useful.[citation needed]

Differences between Nokia 7.2 and 6.2[edit]

Although the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 are very similar phones and almost identical in appearance,[17] there are a few differences between them:

Cameras[edit]

The biggest difference is in the cameras. The main rear camera and front camera are both a higher megapixel count on the 7.2 (48 MP to 16 MP and 20 MP to 8 MP respectively).[17][18] Unlike the 6.2, the camera app on the 7.2 has Zeiss branded effects that aim to replicate the effects you get from Zeiss lenses. Finally the Nokia 7.2 claims to take better low-light photos.[18] A combination of all these factors mean the cameras on the Nokia 7.2 are better.[18]

Internals[edit]

The other major difference between them are the internals. The 7.2 comes with the more powerful Snapdragon 660 (rather than 636) and comes with 4-6 GB RAM instead of 3-4 GB. The storage also starts at 64 GB rather than 32.

Design/Exterior[edit]

While the Nokia 6.2 comes in 2 colours, Ceramic Black and Ice, the 7.2 comes in 3, Charcoal, Cyan Green and Ice.

Models[edit]

The phone comes in 3 models, 4 GB RAM and 64 GB storage, 6 GB RAM and 64 GB storage and 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage, except for the UK version which starts at 32 GB (hence the lower starting price). The Chilean version of the Nokia 7.2 (TA-1178) comes with 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal storage.

It comes in 3 different colours, Charcoal, Cyan Green and Ice.[10]

Reception[edit]

Reviews for the Nokia 7.2 are mostly positive. The Verge said the Nokia 7.2 is "competent and almost as good as the Pixel 3A", they say it's Nokia's "most confident creation yet" and give it a 7/10 score.[12]

Digital Trends said "The Nokia 7.2 is a beautiful package, from smooth curves and a matte glass texture that prevents fingerprints to a sharp and modern screen", however the also say the phone "aims high but misses the mark", giving it a 6/10 score.[19]

GSMarena said the "colours looked nice and outdoor visibility was okay" and said "The Nokia 7.2 is powered by the Snapdragon 660, which is a bit dated, but still offers pretty great performance in both CPU and GPU intense tasks." They also commented on the charging, saying "We're not too thrilled about the 5V/2A charging capabilities - it'll take a while to fill those 3,500mAh batteries."[20]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Nokia 7.2". www.nokia.com. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  3. ^ "Nokia 7.2 review digital trends". www.digitaltrends.com. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  4. ^ Kyrnin, Mark (2016-04-26). "Why Megapixels Do and Don't Matter For Cameras". Tech for Anyone. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  5. ^ "The Megapixel myth: more Megapixels DOES NOT mean better quality photos | Web design and multimedia production | Blurbiness". www.blurbiness.com. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  6. ^ "Is a higher megapixel count better - digital trends". www.digitaltrends.com. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  7. ^ Wilde, Damien (2019-09-05). "Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 officially announced w/ triple camera". 9to5Google. Retrieved 2019-10-30.
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  10. ^ a b c "Nokia 7.2". www.nokia.com. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  11. ^ a b "HMD Global Selects Sensory to Secure Nokia Smartphones with TrulySecure Face ID". Sensory. 2019-02-27. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  12. ^ a b Faulkner, Cameron (2019-10-10). "The Nokia 7.2 is competent and almost as good as the Pixel 3A". The Verge. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  13. ^ a b "Compare Nokia 7.1 vs. Nokia 7.2 - GSMArena.com". www.gsmarena.com. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  14. ^ "Nokia 7.2, 6.2, 2720, 800 hands-on review". GSMArena.com. Retrieved 2019-10-11.
  15. ^ "Nokia 7.2 Price in India, Full Specs (9th October 2019) | 91mobiles.com". 91mobiles. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  16. ^ "[Update 2: 7.2 goes on sale in India] HMD Global announces the mid-range Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 smartphones at IFA 2019". xda-developers. 2019-09-19. Retrieved 2019-10-09.
  17. ^ a b "Compare Nokia 6.2 vs. Nokia 7.2 - GSMArena.com". www.gsmarena.com. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  18. ^ a b c Pocket-lint (2019-09-05). "Nokia 7.2 vs Nokia 6.2: What's the difference?". Pocket-lint. Retrieved 2019-10-07.
  19. ^ "Digital trends Nokia 7.2 review". www.digitaltrends.com. Retrieved 2019-10-27.
  20. ^ "Nokia 6.2 mobile". www.nokia.com. Retrieved 2019-10-27.