Why Nokia Lumia 720 is Better than 820

Why Nokia Lumia 720 is Better than 820

If you are a budget conscious user, and is planning to buy a Windows Phone 8 based Nokia Lumia 820, think again, and re-look at the Nokia Lumia 720 with impressive specs and cost effectiveness.

Here are the top 5 reason why you should go for a Lumia 720, instead of a 820.

  1. Better unibody design than the Lumia 820.
  2. Corning Gorilla Glass 2 – ClearBlack display.
  3. A FF 1.3 MP, [email protected] on the 720 vs a VGA Camera on the 820.
  4. Better camera with a 1/3.6” sensor and takes excellent low light photos.
  5. Better battery, 2000 mAh battery vs a 1650 mAh battery.

Also, there is a slightly better GPU on the 720, Adreno 305 vs a Adreno 225

Here are the complete spec sheet:

Lumia 820
Lumia 720
GENERAL
2G Network
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 /
1900
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 /
1900
3G Network
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900
/ 2100
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900
/ 2100
4G Network
LTE 800 / 900 / 1800 /
2100 / 2600
No LTE
SIM
Micro-SIM
Micro-SIM
Announced
2012, September
2013, February
Status
Available. Released
2012, November
Coming soon. 2013,
March
BODY
Dimensions
123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm,
83.5 cc (4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 in)
127.9 x 67.5 x 9 mm,
78 cc (5.04 x 2.66 x 0.35 in)
Weight
160 g (5.64 oz)
128 g (4.52 oz)
DISPLAY
Type
AMOLED capacitive
touchscreen, 16M colors
IPS LCD capacitive
touchscreen, 16M colors
Size
480 x 800 pixels, 4.3
inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
480 x 800 pixels, 4.3
inches (~217 ppi pixel density)
Multitouch
Yes
Yes
– Nokia ClearBlack
display
Corning Gorilla Glass
2 – ClearBlack display
SOUND
Alert types
Vibration; MP3, WAV
ringtones
Vibration; MP3, WAV
ringtones
Loudspeaker
Yes
Yes
3.5mm jack
Yes
Yes
– Dolby Headphone
sound enhancement
No
MEMORY
Card slot
microSD, up to 64 GB
microSD, up to 64 GB
Internal
8 GB, 1 GB RAM
8 GB, 512 MB RAM
DATA
GPRS
Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4
slots), 32 – 48 kbps
Class B
EDGE
Class 12
Up to 236.8 kbps
Speed
HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSUPA,
5.76 Mbps; LTE, Cat3, 50 Mbps UL, 100 Mbps DL
HSDPA, 21.1 Mbps; HSUPA,
5.76 Mbps
WLAN
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n,
dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n,
dual-band
Bluetooth
Yes, v3.1 with A2DP,
EDR
Yes, v3.0 with A2DP
NFC
Yes
Yes
USB
Yes, microUSB v2.0
Yes, microUSB v2.0
CAMERA
Primary
8 MP, 3264×2448 pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, dual-LED
flash, check quality
6.7 MP, 2848 x 2144
pixels, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash, Better Night Photography
Features
Geo-tagging, touch focus
1/3.6” sensor size,
geo-tagging
Video
Yes, [email protected], video stabilization, check quality
Secondary
Yes, VGA
Yes, 1.3 MP,
[email protected]
FEATURES
OS
Microsoft Windows
Phone 8
Microsoft Windows
Phone 8
Chipset
Qualcomm MSM8960
Snapdragon
Qualcomm MSM8227
CPU
Dual-core 1.5 GHz
Krait
Dual-core 1 GHz
GPU
Adreno 225
Adreno 305
Sensors
Accelerometer, gyro,
proximity, compass
Accelerometer,
proximity, compass
Messaging
SMS (threaded view),
MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
SMS (threaded view),
MMS, Email, Push Email, IM
Browser
HTML5
HTML5
Radio
No
No
GPS
Yes, with A-GPS
support and GLONASS
Yes, with A-GPS
support and GLONASS
Java
No
No
Colors
Black, Gray, Red,
Yellow, White, Blue, Violet
White, Red, Yellow,
Cyan/Black
– SNS integration
– SNS integration
– Active noise
cancellation with dedicated mic
– Active noise
cancellation with dedicated mic
– 7GB free SkyDrive
storage
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA
player
– MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA
player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV
player
– MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV
player
– 7GB free SkyDrive
storage
– Document viewer
– Document viewer
– Video/photo editor
– Video/photo editor
– Voice
memo/command/dial
– Voice
memo/dial/commands
– Predictive text
input
– Predictive text
input
BATTERY
Li-Ion 1650 mAh battery
(BP-5T)
Non-removable Li-Ion
2000 mAh battery (BP-4GW)
Stand-by
Up to 330 h (2G) / Up to
330 h (3G)
(2G) / Up to 520 h
(3G)
Talk time
Up to 14 h (2G) / Up to
8 h (3G)
Up to 23 h 20 min (2G)
/ Up to 13 h 20 min (3G)
Music play
Up to 55 h
Up to 79 h
MISC
SAR US
1.37 W/kg (head)
0.71 W/kg (body)
SAR EU
0.79 W/kg (head)
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