DroidBoye, 24 Oct 2019HMD Nokia couldn't seem to secure as much hardware as they could for their respective smartpho... morethis new Nokia ie HMD, are just here to do business.
They were never back, to live up to the Legendary old Nokia. HMD could have simply released very few handsets just in 2-3 price points(unlike OnePlus) and backed them with solid Battery, Build, Camera, After sells support(like OnePlus) but instead they thought to out run well established highly competitive Chinese brands. Now they are all over the place.
I'm from Hong Kong and personally I refuse to use any mobile with a Chinese-brand, both for security and political reasons. If Nokia cannot satisfy my needs, I would rather buy a dated flagship from Samsung, LG, Sony or other non-Chinese brands. Currently I'm using a 4-year-old LG V10 (which has died once but I got it repaired for free).
a.NOKIA.fan, 24 Oct 2019An user review for Nokia 7.2 Look and feel - Very good materials are used, even if the rim ... morePhone getting hot by just using it continuously just shows that aging SoC, SD660. No matter how good the build is, if the SoC is already old, then your phone would heat up faster. The problem here is that Android and even the third-party apps increases complexity over time everytime they update. If users invest in a phone with old SoC, they will replace that new phone faster than necessary in the future.
HMD Nokia couldn't seem to secure as much hardware as they could for their respective smartphone. For it's price:
1. The SoC is dated. Atleast SD7xx is expected.
2. Only eMMC and not UFS for storage.
3. Small battery, unimpressive endurance rating.
Only one thing I could think that Nokia thinking is not about being the best anymore, they're just giving whatever they have at their disposal at this point. No matter how good the build quality is, if the SoC is weak, the phone will lag. The next Android 10 major release for this phone would make it lag significantly, I guarantee it.
An user review for Nokia 7.2
Look and feel - Very good materials are used, even if the rim is made of poly carbonate it feels cold if you hold it after long time.
Screen - I don't have any issue with the notch or the Bezels. Screen is comparable to cheap FHD+ AMOLEDS in normal use and in color reproduction. Blacks are almost there.
Brightness is fine. Screen is a bit reflective. Dynamic mode in pure display can be assigned to each application with different modes like Original, Photo,Video,Read, Game. This is a good feature.
Call quality - Call quality is very good, Ear piece output is loud, I have to keep the volume at around 50% while at quieter places.
Speaker - is okay and loud.
Processing - Mine is 6 GB RAM with 64 GB, Tasks are super snappy, even if 15 tasks are open the phone is snappy. I don't game a lot so could not comment. Tasks remain in RAM and start from where you left.
Camera - Simply saying, Nokia camera software is very Unreliable and Inconsistent. I have to install a Google Cam mod as soon as 2nd day of my use.
Main camera shoots pictures with great detail, pictures are mostly in darker side.
Wide angle - it just does its job, colors are muted, details are missing
Low light photos from Nokia cam are very poor when you compare same with GCAM night sight output.
Front camera is good in daily life use.
Battery - Battery when in full charge the device will tell you more than 2 days to go. But as you start using the phone battery life reduces, i am consistently getting 4.30 hrs to 5.00 hrs of SOT and i am not very happy with it.
With 2 sim cards in use battery life takes a hit and the SOT reduces considerably.
Battery does not support Quick charge but takes more than 1.40 hrs to charge fully.
Finger print scanner did not respond at all, rebooted the phone and then tried, it respond. Happened couple of times in my 30 days of use.
Phone rebooted suddenly Once, while browsing chrome. nothing was lost it just came onto same place after reboot.
Phone feels warm to hot after using continuously for 15-20 mins. just in normal use.
I remember GSMarena prasing Samsung and pushing all of it into it's readers eyes, then, there came Apple and now there is Xiaomi and It's even crappier brand, realme. Ah, HMD, why can't you just pay the dudes?
Gah! What are they thinking...
I really, Really wanted to give Nokia a shot. Between how they are screwin up custom ROM development for their models and their Horrible design and pricing decisions like what you find in this phone...I think Nokia will only find it's niche in nostalgia.
Low specs with highpriced even there feature phones . nokia is already dead for me.
wow what a disappointment. I had high hopes for Nokia when they started making these android phones but this is just Redmi note 7 but worse somehow and more expensive.
Oneplus, Vivo, now Nokia designers: Let's stole 3 year old Motorola camera design.
Devil2Death, 24 Oct 2019Ever seen Nokia 7 plus in person? See it & then comment. One of the beautiful phones out t... moreWell if built quality is all that matters in a piece of tech device then sure, go for it lol...
Ive used Nokia 7 plus and trust me, its still much much better than this pathetic Nokia 7.2. Dont know whats wrong with Nokia ppl...
Im thinking to switch to Xiaomi Note 8 Pro. Its camera is outclass I saw its result 1st hand, also good built quality and much more advance then this 7.2
Anonymous, 24 Oct 2019Really?! With wich model? My Xiaomis are better if you ask me. Ever seen Nokia 7 plus in person? See it & then comment. One of the beautiful phones out there. Sturdy too with much better update record. (Its on its way to Android 10...where is your xiaomi? Oh sorry, they just care about you guys :) )
Another disaster from Nokia. I'm not sure why they even try at this point. SD660 at 350 dollars is a cash grab.
Sean, 23 Oct 2019Nokia just doesn't seem to be trying hard enough at allThat is because the word "Nokia" now is just a branding and not real company and that other manufacturers take 3-4 years before they can outclass Nokia's camera phones.
godfather21, 24 Oct 2019Nokia phones feel premium on hand. It has the feeling long lasting phone. Really?! With wich model? My Xiaomis are better if you ask me.
Gandalfdenvite, 24 Oct 2019HMD wanted to profit, fool buyers, by using the "Nokia" brand, I was one of the fooled buyers ... moreNokia HMD only has 2 phones that is good for the money of the mass, it's 8.1 and 7Plus, 7Plus was expensive when it was released, but even until now when it's prices is the same as A1 in some countries, it matches the performance in camera, battery, gaming and transition with the top midrange sellers like Xiaomi and Realme, 8.1 has been doing the same since its release, maybe you have no idea how to use your phone's max capability that's why your expectation became a disappointment
Loved this brand for many years. 12 candybars, 4 communicators, 3 lumias. Nokia 8 was my last phone. I will probably not buy Nokia. Am on my Mi Max 3 now. Nokia must come up with better value phones.