Nokia Lumia 730 Review: The Super Selfie Windows Phone

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          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.

Nokia Lumia 730 Review

Nokia Lumia 730

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Pros and Cons

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PRO’s

  • Brand Value
  • Stylish Looks
  • Wide angle front camera
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CON’s

  • Average Primary Camera
  • Missing USB cable
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What does the Retail Package come with?

  1. The Handset, Battery.
  2. Charger.
  3. Quick Guide.

NOTE: It does not come with USB cable.

User Experience

i. Design:

               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.

 

Uniqueness:

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.

iii. Display:

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

 

iv. Typing:

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.

Swipe: Yes

Prediction: Good

Auto-correction: Average

Dictionary: Yes

 

Multimedia:

 

Audio-

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.

Formats supported:

  • mp3- Yes
  • aac- Yes
  • wma- Yes
  • wav- Yes

Video-

The pixel density and resolution along with the sizable display all gel together to give a very good video streaming experience.

Camera:

 

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.

 

Connectivity options

 

What is has:

  • Dual SIM
  • 2G, 3G
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth
  • GPS
  • FM Radio
  • NFC
What it lacks:

  • 4G
  • USB OTG
  • CDMA

Battery: Good

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 Verdict

For 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/-

 

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  • Windows Phone Lover
  • Expecting good after Sales support
  • Addicted to Selfies
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  • Hardcore Gamer
  • Looking for a good rear camera.
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Nokia Lumia 730 Specifications:

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General Name Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM
OS Windows 8.1
Hardware Chipset Qualcomm Snapdragon 400
CPU 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Cortex A-7
GPU Adreno 305
RAM 1GB
Internal Memory 8GB
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
Battery Capacity 2200mAh Li-Ion
Connectivity EDGE Yes
HSPA+ Yes
Wi-Fi Yes (with Hotspot)
Bluetooth Yes
GPS Yes
USB Yes (v2.0)
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)
Weight 130g
Colours Black, White, Green, Orange
Online Price 16,298/-

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