Nokia 7.2 review
Finnish design and a superb camera
Finnish design and a stunning display
The Nokia 7.2 has a Full HD+ 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. PureDisplay transforms your viewing experience. Any media you watch is upscaled, in real-time, to HDR for clarity and sharp imagery. The big screen is perfect for watching movies with the 19:9 aspect ratio delivering a widescreen look in landscape mode.
The phone has been made with a high-tech polymer material wrapped around a metal frame. This material is lighter than aluminium and double the strength of regular polycarbonate. Using these materials gives you a phone that is lighter and tough enough to handle whatever life throws at it. The phone is wrapped in 2.5D Corning Gorilla class making it feel sleek and stylish.
The Nokia 7.2 is available in Charcoal, Cyan Green and Ice blue. The phone weighs 180g and measuring 8.3mm thick, the phone is slim and compact.
The Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 octa-core processor is on board. A highly efficient processor, this makes the phone responsive and quick when using multiple apps. The RAM is dependent on the memory variant you choose, the options are:
- 64GB 4GB RAM
- 64GB 6GB RAM
- 128GB 6GB RAM
Phone Set Up
The Nokia 7.2 features a fingerprint sensor on the back. It sits below the camera sensor and makes it quick and easy to unlock the phone. The sensor is placed where you naturally place your finger when picking up the phone. As this is an Android phone, you can choose a PIN or Pattern for unlocking the phone if you prefer.
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Android 9 is on board so you will have lots of familiar apps and will easily get the hang of using this phone. It is an Android One smartphone. A more refined and simplified version, this phone has less bloatware making the phone more responsive and efficient.
With Android One you get peace of mind when it comes to security. Nokia smartphones receive security updates for 3 years. The software comes with guaranteed upgrades for 2 years so you will always have the latest version. The phone is ready for Android 10, so you will enjoy the latest updates and new features when this rolls out.
The voice-assisted app is included so you do tasks hands-free and ask for information. The new Ambient Mode for Google Assistant allows you to view your to-do list or check the weather. Control music or your smart home devices and turn the phone into a digital photo frame when on a charge.
A Google One free trial is also included with the Nokia 7.2. You get a 3-month 100GB free trial giving you 100GB of cloud storage. The 100GB can be used across multiple devices and apps including:
- Google Drive
- Google Photos
Google One gives you access to the information across your Android devices and will automatically back up your phone to the cloud. It works as one shareable plan so the whole family can back up their data across devices.
Camera & Video
The Nokia 7.2 is a great choice for anyone that loves capturing the world with their mobile phone. A triple-lens camera is on the back and includes:
- 48MP Wide-angle lens with PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus)
- 8MP Ultra-wide lens with f/2.2 aperture
- 5MP depth sensor
The images captured using the triple-lens with AI technology are superb. With scene and object recognition, the camera automatically adjusts settings to capture the image perfectly. The 48MP lens takes in more detail and the 5MP depth sensor allows you to add bokeh effects in real-time. You can also choose to shift the focus in the image such as blurring the foreground to focus on something in the background. The 8MP lens is an ultra-wide camera with a field of view of 118 degrees. You can take in more of those beautiful landscapes or breathtaking sunsets, perfect for sharing on social media.
Night Mode is ideal in low light capturing those special moments on a night out with friends or the magic of the cityscape. Bokeh effects come in different options with a classic, star or heart-shaped background blur shapes. You can add some unique touches with filters and stickers too.
20MP selfie lens
The selfie camera is a 20MP lens so you can capture high-quality selfies. You can choose from different filters and fun stickers or animations. There are beauty modes so you can choose to add colour, lipstick or lashes. The selfie camera can capture HDR images and video at 1080p @ 30fps.
Battery for days
The Nokia 7.2 has a 3,500mAh battery. AI Adaptive Battery and the highly efficient processor manage the battery power to give you more use between charges. The adaptive battery features also prioritises battery power, saving it for the apps you use most.
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Written by: Carmel Brown