- 02-26-2013, 07:36 PM #1
So, following from the announcement of the Lumia 720 at MWC, who's interested? Are you planning to get one of these? Five? Ten? Ten million? Let us know your thoughts!Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
02-27-2013, 06:33 AM #3
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I'm definitely getting one when they arrive in Switzerland. I have an iPhone 4S and a Lumia 710 and would really love an upgrade on the WP platform. The 710 is a nice phone, and I've been using it as my "daily driver" for a month now (have had it for a year) but I feel like I can't get experience the true Windows Phone experience on a low-end phone with 7.8. The 720 seems to strike the right balance between design, specs, camera, and most importantly (unlocked) price. I'm really excited to get my hands on one! But I'm totally stumped on what colour to choose. Any suggestions?
- 02-27-2013, 07:02 AM #4Windows Phone Central Moderator "Fortune cookie said: 'Outlook not so good'. I said: 'Sure, but Microsoft ships it anyway'." - Apparently you can have an iPhone transplant...
02-27-2013, 07:54 AM #6
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I know I'll be partial to matching my tile color to the phone color. I think the cyan is the most versatile color in that respect, and while it's a beautiful shade of blue, blue usually has a slight 'average' connotation to it. The yellow is really nice, especially with the matte, but at least on my 710, the yellow theme is too bright to clearly read white text on it (perhaps this will be different on a higher quality screen?). The red is a nice shade, not too bright, but I've never been much of a red person. I don't like the glossy white, and the black, while the most versatile, is, black. And after always having a black or white phone, I want some colour in my life!
- 02-28-2013, 07:48 AM #8
I am tempted to get this phone. I have been using a iPhone 5 for the past few weeks, and I want to comeback to WP. But I need to see what the price of the 720 is in the US, and if it has the mic sensitivity issue the 820 has. I will be going up LTE too.
03-14-2013, 03:11 PM #11
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After waiting for the 920 for 3 months. I was a bit disappointed by how big and bulky the phone was.
My ideal Windows Phone would be 125mm x 65mm x 9mm with a 4.3 inch screen and a 1800+ mAh battery, round corners (like the 620 or 820), a 960x540 or 1280x720 screen, max 140g, a good dual-core, 1gb of ram and a good camera sensor.
I can see a big difference on a 4.3 inch screen between 800x480, and 1280x720. But can really not see a difference between a 4.8 inch 720p and a 5 inch 1080p screen.
I really wished the 720 had at least a 960x540 screen and 768mb of ram. I would have gladly paid 50 euro more for that. Unfortunately WP8 does not support 960x540, but they could have put 768mb ram in it to make it more future proof. I don’t buy a phone for now, I buy a phone that will last me 24 months and 512mb does not seem future proof.
But I really hope Nokia will introduce the 820 follower with the same form factor, but a 720p screen, 2000+ mAh battery and the same camera as the Lumia 920.
So I am stuck deciding. Get the 720 in Q2 or wait a few months to see if there will be a 830.
04-01-2013, 11:33 AM #16
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L720 is on sale in Thailand for $334 usd Since yesterday, Only Yellow and White is available
L520 is on sale in Thailand for $195 usd Since yesterday, White,Black,Cyan,Red and Yellow available
I added the link just incase you guys have friends in Thailand who can buy and ship for you.
Do take note the company does not ship oversea and local shipping is free.
L720 - http://store.truecorp.co.th/product/...okia_Lumia_720
L520 - http://store.truecorp.co.th/product/...okia_Lumia_520
Last edited by Pi Sin; 04-01-2013 at 11:49 AM.
- 04-01-2013, 04:33 PM #17
- 04-06-2013, 09:33 PM #19
Lumia 720 has been available for the past few weeks in Hong Kong where I live.
I was planning to buy the Lumia 920 but ended up with two white Lumia 720's for the same price (after the promotional discounts). Now my wife also gets a new phone.
WP8 performance on the 720 is fast and smooth, just as it should be. A marginal difference in speed compared with the 920, but not enough to worry about. The screen is gorgeous with deep blacks and the camera is way better than I was expecting for the price.
The Lumia 720 seems to be the first of a new generation of handsets with a different (and improved IMHO) form factor vs. other Lumia handsets. I hope Nokia carries this design forward to a top end model. I would buy one in a heartbeat.
- 04-07-2013, 10:48 PM #20
So I purchased two Lumia 720s in Hong Kong with the expectation that I could take them anywhere in the world and use HERE Drive+ turn by turn navigation. All of the Nokia PR information – yes ALL OF IT – says as much. HERE Drive (no +) is reserved for non-Lumia WP8 devices according to the marketing blurb. Now after examining the phones and scouring various blogs I find out that the 720 does not in fact support Drive+. So my phone is limited to navigation in Hong Kong and Macau where only 10% of people actually own a car and the vast majority travel by taxi or public transport! Please listen Nokia… I did not but my TWO 720′s to navigate in Hong Kong. Why would I? Why would anyone? I bought them to use everywhere else just like all your PR and websites claim I should be able to do.
Now I’m not mad, I’m just disappointed in you Nokia. If you plan to do something like this then surely the right thing to do is to tell people clearly *before* they have a chance to buy the wrong product – or two of them!
Other than the problem with Drive+, the 720 is a stellar product. Still love the phone.
04-08-2013, 04:41 AM #21
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Nokia Lumia 720 & 520 Q&A With Product Managers : My Nokia Blog but it sucks that the 720 has Drive, while the 620 has Drive+.
04-08-2013, 07:58 AM #23
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HERE Drive on Lumia 720/520 offers a free local navigation service with offline turn-by-turn guidance. Once HERE Drive+ leaves the Beta status, you will be able to purchase HERE Drive+ with a global navigation service if you're using a Lumia 720 or 520.
At the same time, HERE Maps available on Lumia 720/520 offers an opportunity to download all available country maps globally to the phone and use all the features of HERE Maps, including access to walk navigation, drive and transit routes.
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