this is the new Nokia 7.2 by hmd global ever since they acquired.
the Nokia brand hmd has been using it to try and shake up the mid-range smartphone scene but those kind of phones are getting so good these days in the 7.2 pullets wait I’m will for GSM marina and let’s find out in our four of you.
the Nokia 7.2 is a mid-range phone that’s been upgraded over the last model with a quad ver main camera an ultra wide cam and a large 6.3 inch LCD screen plus is a part of the Android one program so it’ll get guaranteed software updates the phone is built of frosted gorilla glass with a polymer composite frame the frame is rounded and has a plasticky sort of feel .
almost as if there was a case on the phone our Nokia 7.2 was in the charcoal color and the frosted matte finish gives it a dark conservative look it’s a color scheme Batman will be proud of of course there are more colorful options out there,
if you’re looking for that one major difference from previous Nokia phones is that the cameras are housed within a round camera bump like the old moto style below that since the fingerprint scanner the scanner is pretty accurate to wake up the phone though I’m not a huge fan of the placement it feels a little too low for my finger which naturally wants to touch the cameras instead still I’d rather use a fingerprint reader than the face unlock option which on top of being less secure is pretty slow let’s go more in depth with.
the Nokia 7.2 is screen it’s a tall 6.3 inch IPS LCD with a 1080p resolution and a water-drop notch cut out for the selfie cam this screen is alright but not the best LCD.
we’ve seen sharpness is good at 400 PPI however contrast leaves more to be desired and color accuracy is poor with a strong tendency towards bluish also the panel is supposed to be HDR 10 compliance but we weren’t able to get HDR content to run from YouTube or Netflix brightness is decent though at 500 miss maximum with a slider in a boost of up to 585 nits in auto mode when you’re out in the Sun and there’s an automatic.
white balance feature that can change the rendition of whites on the screen based on the ambient lighting an impressive feature is the notification LED which is built into the power button it only glows white but it’s still nice to have and kind of mesmerizing the Nokia 7.2 as a single bottom firing loudspeaker and it earned a very good rating,
in our loudness test sound quality isn’t great though with muffled highs and barely any bass I was glad to see a 3.5 millimeter jack here for headphones and this support for FM radio to sound quality with headphones is decent with good accuracy in stereo separation what volume levels are disappointing you get either 64 or 128 gigs of internal storage on the Nokia 7.2 but this is expandable and you can fit a microSD card into the tray along with two SIM cards as part of the Android 1 program the nokia 7.2 runs basically stock Android 9pi and should be among the first devices to get new security updates overall the interface is quite clean and feels snappy most of the functions such as.
the gallery and the music player are taken care of by Google’s default apps one thing I don’t like though is that you need a long swipe up to access the app drawer a shorter swipe will open the task switcher by default navigation is done with Google’s pill setup flicking the pill switches between recent apps and sliding it and holding will let you scroll through the task switcher tapping the back arrow goes back and tapping the pill takes you home directly opposite the power button on the left side of the phone as a dedicated google assistant key it’s not remappable but you can turn it off if you want to under the hood of.
the Nokia 7.2 was a snapdragon 616 chipset which was all the rage amongst mid-range phones two years ago these days there are newer more efficient chips at options readily available don’t get me wrong performance isn’t bad here and you can run plenty of games without slowdowns but in such a competitive market it’s a strange move to release a phone that hits the bottom of the performance charts.
the Nokia 7.2 is powered by a 3,500 milliamp hour battery an upgrade over the nokia 7.1 S 3060 million powers however overall battery life wasn’t impressive it scored an endurance rating of 69 hours in our proprietary tests it’s disappointing compared to other mid-range errs these days that are scoring a hundred plus hours the phone comes bundled with a modest 10 watt charger and charging speed is nothing a setting we were able to get from 0 to 33 percent charge in half an hour now onto the Nokia 7.2 is triple cameras there’s a 48 megapixel main camera the quad Bayer sensor an 8 megapixel ultra wide cam and a depth sensor for portrait mode daylight images come out in 12 megapixels and quality is a bit disappointing detail is decent but there’s a fair share of noise and dynamic range is in great also the colors are a bit off for the noticeable green tint the ultra wide-angle cam captures okay detail and you get the advantage of a wider field of view but the output is grainy and noisy colors are tended towards magenta this time and there’s a limited dynamic range portrait shots on the Nokia 7.2.
aren’t too bad the quality is similar to that of the regular photos but you generally come out with good subject isolation even with fairly complex backgrounds backlit scenes do introduce some problems in exposure with the subjects face so keep that in mind moving onto the low-light photography we didn’t have high hopes here but actually compared to other phones in this class the nokia 7.2 didn’t do too bad detail is decently well preserved and the noise level is par for the course color retention and dynamic range however are nothing to write home about switching on night mode will help those a bit preserving some extra color and tweaking the highlights and shadows as well however net mode shots are softer and have less overall detail Lola’s shouts out of the ultra-wide cam are very noisy and nothing great to look at turning on night mode we’ll deal with the noise but smear away most of the detail on the front .
the Nokia 7.2 has a 20 megapixel quad bear selfie camera which outputs five megapixel photos these have slightly muted colors and modest dynamic range but they’re still decent videos can be recorded with the main cam and up to 4k at 30fps and in up to 1080p at 30fps with the ultra wide 4k footage contains a lot of detail those stray lines can come out jagged and there’s quite a bit of noise there’s a bit of a cold greenish color cast too and an image range is rather narrow the ultra wide-angle cams 1080p videos are low in detail with a magenta color cast and again narrow dynamic range but 1080p videos do have always-on electronic stabilization the EIS does a good job and these come out nicely smooth with no wobble so that’s the Nokia 7.2.
you do get a nice-looking build Android one and a headphone jack sadly the list of pros here is kind of short on the other hand there are a lot of features which feel like a letdown there’s the mediocre LCD screen the outdated chipset the unimpressive cameras and battery life was just as in competitive these days in such a saturated mid-range market with some real standout devices this year the Nokia 7.2 doesn’t have much going for it besides the Nokia brand name unless you’re a die-hard fan you can probably skip on this one.