The latest flare launched by Nokia is creating more than expected buzz around town. Nokia Lumia 730 is sure to be a serious competition in its price bracket. The amazing hardware and a perfect combination of software backed up by its new owner, Microsoft, beats so many phones on many fronts.
The launch of its Lumia series brought Nokia back into the game a few years ago. This phone might just get its glory back. With a stiff competition from Android OS phones, this phone has a staggering list of awesomeness which makes it stand out. Check out the Nokia Lumia 730 review below.
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Pros and Cons
What does the Retail Package come with?
- The Handset, Battery.
- Quick Guide.
NOTE: It does not come with USB cable.
Nokia, renowned for making the most durable phones, has done it again. With a classy sleek all plastic frame and a matte plastic back cover this phone gets itself in the style books. Being an all plastic, unlike many other low priced phones, this phone gives a very elegant and rich feel to hold.
First Impression: Elegant Looks.
It has sharp corner which are skillfully curved by the thickness to not make it prick. There aren’t any hot swappable slots. The design is kept clean with just a power button and volume button on the right side. The dual SIM slots and the external microSD card slot are present within.
Nokia Lumia 730 is available in various colored backpanels. You’ll be able to make if this is a Lumia phone. But it would be difficult to distinguish its model number.
ii. User Interface:
Nokia Lumia 730 runs Windows Phone 8.1 OS out of the box. Windows Phone 8.1 has some interesting upgrades to the Windows Phone OS like- CORTANA, Action Center, Customization Home Screen Tiles, Wi-Fi Sense, Swipe Keyboard, etc.
This phone flaunts an amazing 4.7” OLED display. It has a 720×1280 pixel density i.e. 312.47 ppi which makes the display crystal clear.
OLED Display with Gorilla Glass 3
Protected with a strong Corning Gorilla Glass 3, it supports multi-touch and with a sleek stylish design, this display fits in perfectly bringing out a star studded vibe from the Lumia 730.
Single handed reach: Possible
Single Handed: Single handed typing in Portrait mode is excellent due to the Swipe feature introduced to Windows Phone 8.1 and the width of the phone.
Dual Handed: Typing is good in landscape mode due to adequate key height.
Lumia 730 has excellent quality and loud speakers. The speaker is located on the bottom back side of the phone and one besides the camera.
- mp3- Yes
- aac- Yes
- wma- Yes
- wav- Yes
The pixel density and resolution along with the sizable display all gel together to give a very good video streaming experience.
This phone is making the headlines as the best selfie camera in the market. The front camera is an astonishing 5 MP 1080p camera which takes the best images with its wide angle feature.
Widest 5MP Front Camera
The primary camera is a 6.7 MP Carl Zeiss lens with LED Flash, Auto-Focus, multi-tagging. Microsoft has provided some really fun apps to play around, edit images, videos and movies.
Hardware Performance: Good
Packed with a Quad-Core 1.2 GHz processor and 1 GB RAM every operation just slides like magic. Every app functions without any lag and the overall performance is perfectly tuned.
Unlike the previous Lumia, this phone has an external memory slot expandable upto 128 GB and an internal 8 GB memory capacity.
With an amazing all day long lasting Li-ion battery with 2200 mAh, you can be assured that you will enjoy these features for a long duration.
- Dual SIM
- 2G, 3G
- FM Radio
- USB OTG
Provided with a 2200 mAh Li-on Battery, which is more than enough for a complete day running. The performance of the battery drops but not that drastically during gameplay and full brightness.
Final VerdictFor Selfies
If you fancy a change from the Android or iOS, this phone will be the one to certainly make you love windows. Great feasibility of app usage and great front camera for all the selfie addicts.
Gaming performance is very good (Tested Games: Hungry Shark, COD). Front camera will never disappoint you.
My suggestion. For Rs. 15,000; buy it.
However if you fancy a better rear camera, I’d recommend you consider the Lumia 830 or the Lumia 930.
Online Price: Rs. 16,298/-
Nokia Lumia 730 Specifications:
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|General||Name||Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM|
|Hardware||Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 400|
|CPU||1.2 GHz Quad-Core Cortex A-7|
|Expandable Memory||Upto 128GB (micro SD card)|
|Display||Type||OLED Capacitive Touchscreen with CBD|
|Size||4.7 inches 720 x 1280 pixels (312.47 ppi)|
|Camera||Primary||6.7 MP, Carl Zeiss optics, autofocus, LED flash|
|Secondary||5 MP wide angle, 1080p|
|Wi-Fi||Yes (with Hotspot)|
|Dual SIM||Yes (GSM+GSM)|
|Others||Sensors||Proximity, Accelerometer, Magnetic, Gyro|
|Dimension||134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm (5.30 x 2.70 x 0.34 in)|
|Colours||Black, White, Green, Orange|