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Being the middle child is always difficult, so in that respect the Nokia Lumia 720 has it tough as it nestles slap bang in the centre of the Finnish firm’sWindows Phone 8 range.
The Nokia Lumia 720 is available for around £300 ($460/AU$445) SIM-free, while on contract you’ll be able to pick it up for free from £22 per month over two years.
In terms of design the 720 apes the mobile monolith which is the Lumia 920 and the dinky 520, instead of the more rounded 820 and 620.
At 128g the Lumia 720 is a decent weight and it’s a well-balanced handset providing a relatively comfortable hold, although we would have liked the back to be a little more rounded so it hugged our palm better, but that’s a minor blemish.
Our Nokia Lumia 720 turned up in a fetching shade of red, but there is a choice of four other colours if that doesn’t take your fancy with blue, yellow, black and white all up for grabs.
That’s the same resolution as the Lumia 620, but with it’s 3.8-inch display the 620 actually has a better pixel density (246ppi compared to 217ppi), resulting in the Lumia 720 screen lacking the sharpness and clarity of its smaller, cheaper brother.
This is slowly becoming more common in smartphones these days, but Nokia is really leading the way with this super sensitive screen technology.
Down the right side you’ll find the now common array of buttons which appear on all of Nokia’s Lumia handsets these days – a volume rocker switch at the top, a power/lock key in the middle and a dedicated shutter button towards the base.
Up top you’ll find the microSIM slot – which requires a little tool to pop out – and a headphone slot, while on the left the only thing to note is the inclusion of a microSD port with the same set up as the SIM, so don’t lose the tool which opens these.