Nokia Lumia 720

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Nokia Lumia 720[1]
Nokia Lumia 720 on hands.jpg
Compatible networks2.5G GSM/GPRS/EDGE – 850, 900,
1800, 1900 MHz
3G UMTS/HSPA+ – 850, 900,
1900, 2100 MHz
Availability by region29 April 2013[2]
PredecessorNokia Lumia 710
SuccessorNokia Lumia 730
Nokia Lumia 735
RelatedNokia Lumia 520
Nokia Lumia 620
Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 920
Form factorSlate
Dimensions127.9 mm (5.04 in) H
67.5 mm (2.66 in) W
9 mm (0.35 in) D
Mass128 g (4.52 oz)
Operating systemWindows Phone 8, upgradeable to 8.1
System on chipQualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8227
CPU1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Krait
GPUQualcomm Adreno 305
Memory512 MB RAM
Storage8 GB
Removable storagemicroSD, up to 64 GB
BatteryNon-replaceable Rechargeable BP-4GW 3.7 V 2000 mAh Li-ion battery
Data inputsMulti-Touch capacitive touchscreen, ambient light sensor, orientation sensor, high brightness mode, sunlight readability enhancements,
Display4.3-inch (109.22 mm) WVGA IPS ClearBlack[3] capacitive touchscreen with high sensitivity touch,
480 × 800 pixels at 217 ppi
Gorilla Glass 2
Rear camera6.7 MP Carl Zeiss, HD video (720p)
Front camera1.3 MP, HD video (720p)
SoundSpeaker, 3.5mm audio jack (Both AHJ and OMTP standards[4])
OtherTalk time: Up to 23.4 hours (2G) / Up to 13.4 hours (3G)
Standby time: Up to 520 hours (21 days, 16 hours)
Internet use: Up to 13.4 hours (3G), up to 13.4 hours (Wi-Fi)
Audio playback: Up to 79 hours (3 day, 7 hours)
WebsiteNokia Lumia 720

The Nokia Lumia 720 is a Windows Phone 8 device manufactured by Nokia. It was announced at the 2013 Mobile World Congress.


The phone features a range of back 'Shells' which will allow users to customize the look of their phone as well as adding functionality such as wireless charging (with the addition of a separate accessory case). A removable rear shell gives the device the benefit of easy replaceability (particularly in instances of damage). Action keys (volume, power and dedicated camera key) reside on the right, with a 3.5mm headphone jack mounted atop the device, and Micro-USB port at its base.

At 9mm thick, the Nokia Lumia 720 was - at the time of announcement - amongst the thinnest uni-body polycarbonate shell smartphones Nokia had produced.[5]


Its 4.3 inch display has a WVGA resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and an aspect ratio of 15:9.

Other features:

  • ClearBlack for improved outdoor visibility
  • SuperSensitive display for easy use even with gloves, nails and the like.
  • Screen protection provided by Corning® Gorilla® Glass 2.[6]

Battery and charging[edit]

Supports wireless charging using an optional accessory cover. Also can be recharged physically using conventional wired power adapter or USB cable.

Uses a 2000 mAh capacity battery just as the larger Lumia 920 does and as a result has a longer battery life.


This is the first Nokia phone to replace Nokia Maps with the Here suite of navigation services such as Here Maps, Here Transit and HERE Drive, but it lacks HERE Drive+ unlike other second generation Lumia devices.[7]

As with other Lumia devices, the 720 includes Nokia-exclusive apps which differentiate it from other Windows Phone 8 handsets, such as the HTC 8X, Samsung Ativ S, and Huawei Ascend W1.

Announced in April 2014,[8] the latest Lumia Windows Phone iteration - Lumia Cyan - included Windows Phone 8.1, and began worldwide roll-out later that year.[9]

In January 2015, Microsoft released the Lumia Denim update for Nokia 720. The update fixes the bugs and adds new features to the phone.


Nokia doesn't expect operators currently using LTE to offer this device because this is a HSPA+ device and cannot take advantage of faster 4G LTE networks.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Nokia Lumia 720Nokia
  2. ^ "Vodafone Spain offering Nokia Lumia 720 with Joyn app pre-installed | Windows Phone Central". 29 April 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  3. ^ "Nokia Lumia 720 review: Complete". Nothing Wired. 6 May 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  4. ^ Blandford, Lafe. "Jays AB headset for Windows Phone and a note on headset standards". Retrieved 14 November 2013.
  5. ^ Ly, Boc. "Sleek stylish Nokia Lumia 720 - Conversations". Conversations | Now part of Microsoft. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  6. ^ Joel. "10 quotes you should read about the Nokia Lumia 520 and Nokia Lumia 720". Conversations Nokia. Archived from the original on 8 March 2013. Retrieved 4 March 2013.
  7. ^ "HERE Drive & HERE Drive+ Differences Explained (Updated 3/12)". My Nokia Blog. 11 March 2013. Retrieved 14 June 2013.
  8. ^ Fraser, Adam. "Windows Phone 8.1 update: everything you need to know - Conversations". Conversations | Now part of Microsoft. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  9. ^ Rubino, Daniel. "Windows Phone 8.1 and Lumia Cyan update tracker | Windows Phone Central". Windows Phone Central. Retrieved 6 October 2014.
  10. ^ VOLPE, JOSEPH. "Nokia Lumia 720 preview: a slim and 'trendy' Windows Phone 8 handset for the social networking set". Engadget. Retrieved 25 February 2013.

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