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Lumia 720 and 520 are Nokia's latest smartphones

25 February, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Lumia 720 and 520 are Nokia's latest smartphones - read the full textNokia's event at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona is now over and the highlight is the announcement of the Lumia 720 and 520. Both devices pack a dual-core 1 GHz Snapdragon processor (Krait to be precise), run on Windows Phone 8 and share Nokia's many software advancements like Drive, Maps,...

 

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You think that Lumia 920 and 808 have a great camera? I disagree. Check out their channels on Flickr. The photos have low dynamic range(can't cope very well with high contrast scenes) the colors are washed out. Can't be compared with the quality of cheap/medium compact cameras. Take a look at the Sony Nex 5R channel for example. You'll never see a printed photo from a 808/920, at least not a good one.

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  • 2013-02-25 11:01
  • iEP6

> In reply to Gary Loh @ 2013-02-25 10:44 from IWam - click to readRubbish! My 1.5 year old Lumia 800 running on WP 7.x could send SMS to multiple recipients and make proper viber calls. All Lumias does that.

Don't spread the fub!

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  • 2013-02-25 10:53
  • uvmn

> In reply to 5y8 @ 2013-02-25 10:46 from ICD@ - click to readthat's what I said:)

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  • 2013-02-25 10:52
  • mjPY

> In reply to Spacebar @ 2013-02-25 10:51 from Pxrs - click to readOr he doesn't own one.. Simple :p

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  • 2013-02-25 10:52
  • sSP9

> In reply to 5y8 @ 2013-02-25 10:49 from ICD@ - click to readmaybe he doesn't know how to do it. :)

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  • 2013-02-25 10:51
  • Pxrs

> In reply to Gary Loh @ 2013-02-25 10:44 from IWam - click to readYou are using a poor carrier or net work. check with your carrier. Yes you can send multiple sms with nokia wp8 phones.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:49
  • ICD@

Its official MWC is dead

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  • 2013-02-25 10:46
  • AgMw

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-25 10:10 from mjPY - click to readI do love my HTC Titan, but you are very very wrong. Nokia still remain the Camera Phone King even with the launch of HTC One. Good try.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:46
  • ICD@

As todate,
1.Nokia Lumia cannot send SMS to multiple recipients.
2.Cannot make Viber Calls.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:44
  • IWam

> In reply to Samoldok @ 2013-02-25 10:23 from MRqI - click to readirrelevant.

heavy, no micro SD card, no removable battery? that's completely rubbish reasons. do you own one? if you do, I bet you would not even notice that the phone is heavy, no removable battery nor micro SD card because the phone itself does it's job great. the first time I held 920 in my hand (a week ago to be precise), feels like almost the same weight as my old N9 and for me, and mostly anyone who owns 920, definitely not a big deal. and, 32Gb is more than enough. I'm currently using 16gb S3 and i'm not using my SD card and I still have around 5gb free space. I own a laptop and HDD with 750gb each so I have less priority on having an SD card on my phone.

well, my point is, be contented on what your phone gives you.

you could always hope for the best on the next Lumia PV, but don't expect too much because too much is not healthy at all. :)

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  • 2013-02-25 10:42
  • Pxrs

> In reply to Samoldok @ 2013-02-25 10:23 from MRqI - click to readTell me, which high end smartphone is perfect?

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  • 2013-02-25 10:39
  • ICD@

take a note that as todate,
1.Nokia Lumia cannot send SMS to multiple recipients.
2.Cannot make Viber Calls.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:39
  • IWam

> In reply to Sausage @ 2013-02-25 10:17 from pd6g - click to readTotally agree with you.

At $183, Lumia 520 packing dual core Snapdragon Krait CPU, camera lenses, location and other nokia services like music+, office suite and tight integration with its services by Microsoft, integration with Facebook, twitter, LinkedIn etc. is much much better than cheap chinese OEM Android phones in this range.

Lumia 720 holds its own place with large 4.3" display, 2000 mAH battery, uni body shell yet 64GB expandable memory, 1.9f carl zeiss camera optics, wide angle front facing camera, wireless charging and obviously, full suite of nokia apps and services along with Microsoft productivity suite. All at 330 USD surely deserves appreciation.

Not all people in many countries afford high end gadgets, but people have right to access information and connect to world in smarter way without hampering on budgets and device like lumia 520 is a step in right direction.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:38
  • uvmn

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-25 10:10 from mjPY - click to readlol man! you made me laugh so hard. That was an awesome reply to an android fan haha.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:36
  • sSP9

> In reply to Smartphone user @ 2013-02-25 09:57 from GMt} - click to readThat ain't gonna happen. Never will!!! We Nokia fan boys are happy with Windows OS..

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  • 2013-02-25 10:34
  • sSP9

> In reply to dissapointed @ 2013-02-25 09:31 from Sure - click to read"Are u kidding me?" - YES
"Wheres the aluminium 42mpix pureview Lumia 1000?" simply rumours, especially made for those who can't make the difference between rumour and official statement, did Nokia said anything about it?NO...
do you guys simply believe everything is written over the net?don't you take into account that it's a possibility not to be true? even L920 was released in November, so as somebody else said, it is too early to "kill it"...

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  • 2013-02-25 10:33
  • mjPY

> In reply to Waiting_For_Pureview @ 2013-02-25 09:55 from KA4I - click to readOf course there are some innovations. Serious innovations like the new Asha, completely different from it's previous design.

The new Lumia(s), I just love those phones. Nokia! to be a slightly little different as always from others launched low-end smartphones.

The designs of the new Lumia(s) are beautiful, I don't need to write again about Windows phone. Why would Nokia put some quad-cores and GB(s) of RAM in their smartphones when it is clearly seen and proven that Windows phone can easily run without any lag on just a single core and 512 MB of RAM.

I don't think there is any need for that much power in Nokia. Probably, it would be just a waste of money and resources.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:32
  • sSP9

> In reply to Spacebar @ 2013-02-25 10:22 from Pxrs - click to readYou there have a point. We can't know...

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  • 2013-02-25 10:31
  • pd6g

More low spec phones with thick ugly bezels!

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  • 2013-02-25 10:30
  • wga2

I like the design of the Lumia 720. The front with sharp edges looks almost identical to the Lumia 920. I hate phones with rounded edges.

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  • 2013-02-25 10:29
  • t7Xk

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