Nokia 7.2 (6GB RAM)  +1 variation

price₹ 19,599 onwards

launchSep, 2019

45.2

excellence score

69.0

value for money score

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Design

  • Top notch build quality and premium, elegant glass-back design - the front and back are made out of glass, whereas the frame is a "high-tech polymer that's twice as strong as polycarbonate and half the weight of aluminum" - it's technically plastic, but it has a sturdy feel to it that does make it feel like aluminum in the hand
  • The back glass has a nice matte finish - it's soft to the touch and stands out a bit from traditional glass back designs
  • The green colorway variant is especially attractive and stylish (the black one is more sober)
  • The front is modern and sharp too - with a teardrop notch
  • The power button has a built-in LED light that pulses when you receive a notification, and it's equal parts subtle and cool
  • Dedicated Google Assistant button
  • Very good rear fingerprint sensor
  • Overall, the phone feels like it was built with love and care, with a sturdy frame, clicky buttons, and a nice bit of heft giving it the essence of a much more expensive phone

Display

  • Very good, crisp, colorful, 6.3-inch IPS display
  • Nokia's HDR PureDisplay technology, in addition to supporting native HDR content, also allows the Nokia 7.2 to natively convert SDR videos into HDR ones — resulting in a picture that's brighter and more colorful - it gives everything you watch a noticeable pop, making movies, TV shows, and YouTube clips that much more enjoyable
  • You can also enable the Nokia 7.2's "Dynamic Mode" to have it automatically adjust your screen's color, contrast, brightness, and white balance based on what you're doing - for example, if you're reading a book in the Kindle app, your screen will become warmer as to be easier on your eyes

Software

  • Being part of Android One series, you get clean, simple stock Android backed by guaranteed updates

Performance

  • Decent performance for this price bracket with a solid Snapdragon 660 powering the phone - day-to-day tasks, and games are usually smooth
  • It's not all perfect though - the Nokia 7.2 can sometimes be more sluggish than expected - navigating through the UI is sometimes met with slightly choppy animations, scrolling through social feeds/webpages doesn't always feel buttery smooth, and the camera app can sometimes take a long time to actually capture an image after pressing the shutter button

Camera

  • Decent triple camera setup for the price bracket - a 48MP primary camera, 8MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 5MP depth sensor that's used for portrait shots
  • The 48MP camera captures a lot of detail and generally showcases vibrant colors
  • Portrait mode is pretty good too - the detail and color of the primary camera shine through, and Nokia allows you to change the effect and intensity after the fact
  • Overall, this is a decent camera phone for this price category (though it's not up to the level of the category leaders from the likes of Xiaomi, Realme)
  • Images from the 48MP camera can sometimes be overly sharpened
  • Low light photography is average
  • The 118-degree ultra-wide camera is a lot of fun to use and opens up new possibilities with the types of photos you can take, but similar to a lot of other phones with an ultra-wide lens, there's a very noticeable decrease in image quality compared to the primary camera

Audio

  • The single speaker gets loud enough and sounds fine

Battery

  • Good battery life with a 3500 mAh battery - you will comfortably get a day of use, even with heavy usage
  • No fast charging support

Verdict

  • Overall, while the Nokia 7.2 is a pretty decent phone on its own, it faces some pretty tough competition in its price category at the moment from Xiaomi and Realme, which it will find tough to beat, primarily on account of its average performance and cameras - if, however it's the software experience that matters most to you, it's still worth looking at

Expert Reviews

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  1. A bit of a mixed bag
    expertreviews.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  2. Nokia's latest mid-ranger is a good value, but the increased competition give it a run for its money
    androidcentral.com in-depth Read Review »
  3. The competition is pretty stiff in the sub-Rs 20,000 segment with phones like the Realme XT and Redmi K20...But the Nokia 7.2 is able to match up to them with its own strengths
    indiatoday.in in-depth Read Review »
  4. Unlike its mid-segmented predecessors that used to lag well behind offerings from the competition, the Nokia 7.2 actually manages to go toe to toe with them
    techpp.com in-depth Read Review »
  5. A tough one to judge as in some areas it excels, but at the same time, other areas fall short of what’s on offer from the competition
    techadvisor.co.uk in-depth Read Review »
  6. Decent midranger
    androidpolice.com in-depth Read Review »
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Nokia 7.2 (6GB RAM) Specifications

Operating System
Smartphone OSAndroid 9.0 Pie, Upgradeable to Android 10Expected update to next Android versionAndroid One series
Display
TouchscreenYes (Capacitive)
Screen Size6.3 inches
Screen Resolution1080x2280 pixels (~ 400 pixels per inch)
Display TypeIPS LCD
Tall Aspect Ratio / Minimal BezelsYes
NotchYes
Display Features
  • HDR10
  • Always-on Display
Scratch Resistant DisplayYes, Corning Gorilla Glass 3
Sensors
  • Accelerometer
  • Ambient Light Sensor
  • Proximity Sensor
  • Gyroscope
Fingerprint sensorYes
Face UnlockYes
Processor/RAM
Processor2.2 GHz, Octa Core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 660Ranked #31 in Mobile Processor Benchmarks
GPUAdreno 512
RAM6 GB
Memory
Internal Memory64 GB
Expandable Memory Slotup to 512 GB
Battery
Battery Capacity3500 mAh
Dimensions
Weight180 gm
Thickness8.25 mm
Camera
Primary Camera48MP + 8MP + 5MP
Camera Auto-FocusYes
Camera FlashYes
HD Video RecordingYes (4K)
Other Camera Features
  • 48MP: F/1.8 Aperture; 1/2" Sensor Size; 0.8um Pixel Size; PDAF; Zeiss optics; EIS
  • 8MP: F/2.2 Aperture; 13mm Focal Length; Ultrawide lens
  • 5MP: Depth Sensor
  • Panorama
  • HDR
  • Video: 2160p@30fps; 1080p@30fps
Secondary Camera20MP
Secondary Camera Features
  • F/2.0 Aperture
  • Zeiss optics
  • HDR
Connectivity
BluetoothYes
Connecting PortUSB-C
USB On-The-GoYes
WiFiYes
WiFi DirectYes
4GYes
VoLTEYes
3GYes
2G Internet (GPRS/EDGE)Yes
GPSYes + GLONASS + BeiDou + GALILEO
CompassYes
More
App StoreGoogle Play Store
Dual SIMGSM+GSM (Hybrid SIM slot)
Noise FiltrationYes
FM RadioYes

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