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Nokia unveil Lumia 720, Lumia 520, 105 and 301 [MWC 2013]

It's MWC 2013 and the Nokia Press Conference has just ended few hours ago. At last, Nokia did not announced high camera resolution Windows Phone 8 but they brought 2 new Windows Phone 8 to the Lumia family - Lumia 720 and 520. Besides the Windows Phone, Nokia also announced 2 affordable handsets for emerging markets - 301 and 105.

How does the Nokia new handsets looks like? Let walkthrough for more detail. First, let start from the Lumias smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 720
The Nokia Lumia 820 was nice, but it quite expensive in Malaysia, pricing at RM 1,399 now. If I go for Lumia 620, it was cheap obviously (RRP: RM 699), but the performance was not enough power for me, and with its small battery capacity - 1,300 mAh only, the battery life are not very well.

Seems like Nokia notice it and today, they unveiled the Lumia 720 which is between the Lumia 820 and 620.

The Lumia 720 has a 4.3" WVGA (480 x 800) display with Nokia's ClearBlack technology similar to the Lumia 820, but the different is it's using TFT screen and not the AMOLED screen as the Lumia 820 are using it. The phone comes with Gorilla Glass 2 screen protection and it is curved glass.

The phone has a 6.7MP camera at the back with f/1.9 Carl Zeiss lens which is the first smartphone using it. The camera is capable to record 720p video at 30fps, there's a 1.3 MP front camera too.

Other than that, the Lumia 720 are powered by 1 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor with Adreno 305 GPU, but it only comes with 512 MB of RAM. The best reason to buy the Lumia 720 is it offer a 2,000 mAh huge battery which can last for 520 hours in stand-by, 13 hours 20 minutes talk time and also 79 hours music playback. Most of users complain that the Windows Phone have a short battery life, so I believe that the Lumia 720 will have a longer battery life.

The Lumia 720 has 8 GB internal memory and support micro-SD slot up to 64 GB, also comes with 7 GB free at Sky Drive. It will be available in Yellow, Red, White and Cyan/Black colours but I don't think Malaysia will get all these colours as the Lumia 920 and 820 are only available in few colours. The Lumia 720 is the first Windows Phone handsets from Nokia with only 9mm body thickness and only 128g. Besides that, it also support wireless charging same as 820 and 920.

Nokia Lumia 520
The Nokia Lumia 520 have a lower specs than the Lumia 620. But it has a 4" IPS LCD display which is slightly bigger than the 620. It's comes with scratch-resistant glass protection on the screen.

The Lumia 520 are almost same as the 720, it has the same processing power, colours option, internal memory and RAM as the 720. The different are it has 5 MP camera with no flash and front camera supported, the camera also can record 720p video at 30fps.

The Lumia 520 are having 1,430 mAh battery which larger than the 620 (1,300 mAh). Can't believe that it was said with lower specs than the Lumia 620.

Nokia 105
The Nokia 105 are another keypad phone with cheap price. The phone has basic features such as a color display, FM radio, multiple alarm clocks, talking clock, and the mandatory flashlight - all in a dust and splash resistant body.

Nokia 301
The Nokia has a slightly more upmarket feel, with a 2.4" display, 3.2 megapixel camera with some camera goodies inspired by the Lenses feature on the Lumia phones. There's a Nokia Xpress Browser on board and 3.5G connectivity.

How do you think about Nokia in MWC? Leave a comment.


Three months back I made a major mistake of exchanging my Sony Xperia Neo V for Nokia 610. And I was never so frustrated before. Never imagined any Nokia phone to be so underpowerred, low on performance. The 610 has nothing in its favour except only the editing of office documents. If 620 also happens to be in the same league, think twice before going for it. Android based phones are much more reliable, sturdy and offer variety.


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