Nokia announced the 7.2 smartphone in September, 2019. The device came along with the Nokia 6.2, both of which were upgrades to the older Nokia 7.1 and the 6.1 respectively. Since the return of Nokia under the umbrella of HMD Global, we have seen series of devices from the company which are targeted primarily on folks within the mid-range market, of which the Nokia 7.2 is not an exception.
Now considering the current huge and endless competition in the mid-range smart phone market, is the Nokia 7.2 worth your money? Does the device measure up to the hype surrounding it? Let find out.
Nokia 7.2 Key Specifications
Body and Color: Gorilla Glass 3 front and back; Cyan Green, Charcoal and Ice colors
Screen: 6.3″ FullHD+ LCD, PureDisplay, waterdrop notch, HDR10.
Chipset: Snapdragon 660 (14 nm): Octa-core (4×2.2 GHz Kryo 260 Gold & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 260 Silver); Adreno 512 GPU.
Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, dedicated microSD slot.
OS: Android 9.0 Pie; AndroidOne.
Rear camera: Main: 48MP, f/1.8. Ultra-wide: 8MP, f/2.2, 118-degree FoV. Depth sensor: 5MP. LED flash.
Front camera: 20MP, f/2.0.
Battery: 3,500mAh, 5V/2A charging.
Misc: USB-C, 3.5mm jack, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 2 mics, FM radio, Google Assistant button, notification LED on the power key.
Nokia 7.2 Unboxing and Box Content
The unit under review is the 6GB RAM pegged with 128GB expandable storage. It came in a rather flat box, with the Nokia 7.2 being the first thing you will see once the box is opened. Among other accessories in the box, our unit also come with a TPU Silicon case.
Nokia 7.2 Box Content
- Nokia 7.2
- Charging Brick
- USB Cable
- TPU Silicon case
- Some user manuals
Design and Built Quality
The screen is a 6.3-inch Full-HD+ display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution and a water-drop notch overhead housing the front 20MP selfie sensor. The device comes in a plastic frame, but with Corning Gorilla Glass 3 at it front and back. In the hands, the phone feels completely smooth, stud and premium. From the right hand side, you have the power button with an integrated breathing notification LED and the volume rockers. At the top of the device, there’s a 3.5mm audio jack and the secondary noise reduction mic.
On the left hand side, there is a 3-in-one card slot housing 2-Nano SIMs and a micro SDcard up to 512 MB, along with a Google assistant button. In the basement, there is the primary mic, USB Type-C port and the loud speaker opening, arranged from left to right. Turn to the back of the phone, and the first thing you’ll notice is the protruded ring camera setup; 3-camera sensors along with a single LED flash. The rear placed fingerprint scanner, Nokia branding and Android One logo occupies the rest of the glass back panel.
Our Nokia 7.2 is the Cyan Green color, which I personally thinks is the best of the three colors. The overall glass built adds some premium feels to the device, but reduces grip, as the phone gets slippery some times.