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Nokia 7.2 Review And Recommendations By Tecbaba

Let’s talk about Nokia 7.2 Review. Nokia 7.2 comes with a 6.30-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1080×2340 pixels. This phone is powered by an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor. It comes with 4GB of RAM. The Nokia 7.2 runs on Android 9 Pie and is loaded by a 3500mAh non-removable battery. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Nokia 7.2 on the rear packs a 48-megapixel primary camera with an f/1.79 aperture; a second 5-megapixel camera and the third camera is the 8-megapixel with an f/2.2 aperture. The rear camera setup has autofocus. It supports a 20-megapixel camera on the front for selfies, with an f/f/2.0 aperture.

Nokia 7.2 is based on Android 9 Pie and packs 64GB of inbuilt storage that can be further expanded via microSD card (up to 512GB).

Connectivity options on the Nokia 7.2 include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v5.00, USB Type-C, 3G, and 4G (with support for Band 40 used by some LTE networks in India) with active 4G on both SIM cards. Sensors on the Nokia 7.2 include accelerometer, ambient light sensor, compass/ magnetometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, and fingerprint sensor. The Nokia 7.2 supports face unlock.

The Nokia phone measures 159.88 x 75.11 x 8.25mm (height x width x thickness) and weighs 180.00 grams. It was launched in Charcoal and Cyan Green colours. It bears a polycarbonate body.

As of 8th January 2020, Nokia 7.2 price in India starts at Rs. 15,499.

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Nokia 7.2 Review And Specifications

General

BrandNokia
Model7.2
Launched in IndiaYes
Form factorTouchscreen
Body typePolycarbonate
Dimensions (mm)159.88 x 75.11 x 8.25
Weight (g)180.00
Battery capacity (mAh)3500
Removable batteryNo
Wireless chargingNo
ColoursCharcoal, Cyan Green

Display

Screen size (inches)6.30
TouchscreenYes
Resolution1080×2340 pixels

Hardware

Processorocta-core
Processor makeQualcomm Snapdragon 660
RAM4GB
Internal storage64GB
Expandable storageYes
Expandable storage typemicroSD
Expandable storage up to (GB)512
Dedicated microSD slotNo

Camera

Rear camera48-megapixel (f/1.79) + 5-megapixel + 8-megapixel (f/2.2)
Rear autofocusYes
Rear flashYes
Front camera20-megapixel (f/f/2.0)
Front flashNo

Software

Operating systemAndroid Android 9 Pie

Connectivity

Wi-FiYes
Wi-Fi standards supported802.11 b/g/n/ac
BluetoothYes, v 5.00
NFCNo
USB Type-CYes
Headphones3.5mm
Number of SIMs2
Active 4G on both SIM cardsYes
SIM 1
SIM TypeNano-SIM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes
SIM 2
SIM TypeNano-SIM
3GYes
4G/ LTEYes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40)Yes

Sensors

Face unlockYes
Fingerprint sensorYes
Compass/ MagnetometerYes
Proximity sensorYes
AccelerometerYes
Ambient light sensorYes
GyroscopeYes

Pros of Nokia 7.2

  • Frosted glass back feels nice, is hard to find in the midrange.
  • Android One delivers the Pixel experience at a fraction of the price, timely updates are nice to have too.
  • Good video stabilization in 1080p/30fps.
  • Has a Nokia badge
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Cons of Nokia 7.2

  • While decently bright, the display’s prevalent blueness is nigh impossible to get rid of, black illumination is noticeable too.
  • Battery life isn’t competitive, neither is charging speed.
  • The chipset is showing signs of age, more powerful and power-efficient options are available.
  • Unimpressive camera output despite promising hardware.
  • No 1080p/60fps video, meh 1080p/30fps footage.
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CONCLUSION

After taking a look at Nokia 7.2 Review now conclude it. While I was disappointed that the 48Mp camera wasn’t really giving me 48Mp worth of data and the 48Mp JPG image is just a junky software upsampling of the 12Mp it gets from the sensor… if you look at the Nokia 7.2’s main camera as a 12MP camera, it’s actually really good. It’s nowhere near the image quality of an old Nokia 808 PureView or the Nokia Lumia 1020 PureView, and it doesn’t stack up at all against Huawei’s Mate 30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro, P30 Pro, or P20 Pro… but some of those phones cost 4 times more than the Nokia 7.2.

I’m also very happy with the 20Mp pixel-binned front-facing camera, though the wide-angle camera on the back is pretty disappointing. The time-of-flight camera is kind of a waste of space in my opinion since it doesn’t allow for accurate background filtering.

As a normal Android smartphone, it’s absolutely acceptable in this price range. The capacitive fingerprint scanner on the back works better than Face ID and in-screen fingerprint scanners. The battery life is average. The performance is tolerable. However, this phone would be a really good buy if it was closer to the $250 price range as opposed to $350.

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I hope my Nokia 7.2 review is helpful for you.

Check out my previous review on Vivo V17 Pro.