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Nokia 7.2 Review

Editor Rating:          3.9 /5
2019-11-02 2019-11-02 1776

Nokia has launched many phones this year like Nokia X71, Nokia 6.2 and Nokia 7.2 with immersive specs and design at a reasonable price. Today, we describe Nokia 7.2’s in-depth details of specs, features, and performance. Nokia 7.2 is available in Cyan Green, Charcoal, and Ice color options. The price configurations of Nokia 7.2 are - $250 for the base model of 4GB RAM with 64GB ROM, $270 for 6GB RAM with 64GB ROM variant, and 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage version costs $300.

Design and Body Material

Nokia 7.2 dimensionally measures 159.9 x 75.2 x 8.3 mm, and its weight is 180 Grams. It has a round-shaped triple camera setup; this phone could fool many folks in design because round-shaped also has an LED flash with three sensors. The phone has a fingerprint reader on the back panel for authentication and Nokia’s logo in the middle of the rear panel. In terms of physical keys, Nokia 7.2 gets a power button and volume rockers on the right side while the SIM slot and Google assistant key on the left panel as well. Along with the Google Assistant key, we experience so much easy because many phones haven’t this button, so then we use the power button. Nokia has built this phone with a Plastic frame, but the company claims that this phone is durable that aluminum body phones because it has very lightweight. The bottom of this device holds a USB-C port and loud-speaker grills while, up top, you’ll find the 3.5mm audio jack and secondary a mic. The flat display of the Nokia 7.2 has a waterdrop notch design (holding a sensor) for selfie experience.

Display

Diagonally, Nokia 7.2 flaunts a 6.3 inches IPS LCD with a 19:9 aspect ratio, and the company claims that it has an 82.4% screen-to-body ratio. An IPS LCD supports Full HD+ resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels at 400 PPI density. Out of the box, Nokia 7.2 arrives with the PureDisplay feature that can change color accuracy reproduction mode to mode. When we measured color accuracy along with PureDisplay against sRGB, AdobeRGB, and DCI-P3 targets, the phone gives us the poor result. Unfortunately, we couldn’t get a better result from this device in different environments. After all, Nokia 7.2 has 500 nits maximum brightness, and when we set this phone in auto mode, it gets 585 nits brightness, so this is an excellent thing. In terms of contrast ratio, Nokia 7.2 has 1342 reading in manual mode while it gets 1390 reading in Max Auto mode.

Battery life 

The phone is powered by a 3,500 mAh battery (more prominent than 7.1’s 3036 mAh) built by Li-Po batteries maker company. In our test of Nokia 7.2’s battery, it hasn’t maximum battery life so that we can watch videos about 9:41 h. Nokia 7.2 can do about 28:34h 3G Talk time, and we spend 10:27h for web browsing with this device as well, and it has a 69h battery endurance rating. Additionally, Nokia 7.2 offers 10W for a quick charging option so that we can charge this phone 33% in half an hour, and full charge (100%) take 2 hour time.

Software

Like another new phone of this year runs Android 9 Pie; however, Nokia 7.2 also runs Android 9 Pie OS as well. Like Realme phones, Nokia 7.2 also has a side-way toggle for apps, and we experience easy access to use apps. In terms of biometric, we can add face and fingerprint for security options, but unfortunately, in the night time, this device can’t recognize the face. The OnePlus 7T and Realme X2 Pro users couldn’t get animations styles of the fingerprint sensor in this phone. The Locked Home screen has three options – camera, Google assistant, and fingerprint sensor option (to unlock the device). Switch down from the top, and the phone provides different toggles like – WiFi, Mobile Data, battery saver, DO Not Disturb, Flashlight, Auto-rotate mode, Bluetooth, Airplane mode and Night Light for eye protection. Moreover, swipe up from the bottom, we get different apps, and sadly, Nokia 7.2 hasn’t offer Dark Mode out of the box.

Performance

Under the hood, Nokia 7.2 is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC and paired with up to 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB onboard storage option. We can also expand the internal memory by using microSD card slot up to 512GB. The SDM 660 Chipset is constructed on a 14nm Octa-core processor and packs a 4x2.2 GHz Kryo 260 and 4x1.8 GHz Kryo 260 configuration (Cortex-A73 and Cortex-A53 based, respectively) and an Adreno 512 GPU. Nokia 7.2 gets different scores in the following ranks.

AnTuTu scores of Nokia 7.2

 

GFX 3.1 Car Scene (1080p Off-screen)

Nokia 7.2 gets nine scores.

GFX 3.1 Car Scene (1080p On-screen)

Nokia 7.2 gets 8.1 scores.

Triple Camera Setup

The round-shaped camera setup has three sensors for photography experience on the back panel. In triple camera setup, the phone has an immersive 48-megapixel primary shooter as wider as 26mm at 0.8µm pixels and f/1.8 aperture. Nokia 7.2 houses two other sensors of 8-megapixel ultra-wide sensor with f/2.2 aperture, 13mm wider and 118 FOV, and the last member with 5MP sensor adds depth effects in images. The camera app in Nokia 7.2 comes with some differences from previous Nokias apps, and when we swap from the side, then we will find different toggles for photography experience. In the photo mode, you’ll option – flash, timer, single/dual/P-I-P, and the motion picture, as well as settings and the beauty mode, has 0-10 range. The Daylight image quality with Nokia 7.2 has pretty well, and we get decent image details at Dynamic range, but in the low light time, the phone provides a poor job. Along with HDR10 Nokia, 7.2 offers a portrait mode, and we take better images with natural skin tones. The phone can record 4k videos from the primary camera at 30fps and 1080p videos from the ultra-wide sensor at the same 30fps, so there is no option for the 60fps option.

Front camera

The waterdrop notch on the front panel houses a 20-megapixel sensor for taking selfies and live video recording. The 20-megapixel sensor has an f/2.0 aperture, and it can record up to 1080p videos at 30fps. Our selfie experience with Nokia 7.2 is pretty well, and we get beautiful selfies with immersive Dynamic range. The phone has a portrait mode so that we can capture incredible selfies with natural tones day time, but the night time front sensor also gives us the poor result. Furthermore, the selfie camera houses an HDR and Zees optics features for better results.

Pros and Cons

Pros

Round-shaped triple camera setup and reasonable price tag

Very lighter weight

Separate Google assistant key

Good video stabilization in 1080p/30fps

4K video recording at 30fps and Dynamic range

Cons

The phone hasn’t offer Dark mode

Old Chip SDM 660 (14nm)

Low-light it provides poor result

Battery life isn’t impressive

IPS LCD not an OLED display

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