Was all set on buying the Lumia 820 in 10 days time, and now Nokia announces the 720 with a better screen, better front facing camera, probably with better rear camera capability (f/1.9 aperture) and better battery life. But it's expected to arrive in Q2 in India, that's a long time to wait! Will the 512MB extra RAM and the superior processor on the 820 have a say in the long run? Put yourselves in my shoes, would you wait for a couple of months or go for the 820?
then go for , Lumia 820 . what is like is the finish nokia has done a very good job on the finish. well Screen I would say is more than enough. And when i use it a lot it tends to heat up a bit ( like 45 mins of video chat on Skype ) guess that's normal all smart phones would. But its a delicate darling kept iin my back pocket and the sceen broke . it was not even a month and its already has gone for replacement, u need to be careful the pressure should not be excreted on the sides .
Take a look at the release schedule. If it gets announced and then takes quite a while to reach India for release then I would settle for an 820 rather than waiting. Point is that if this is the case, Nokia will release something even better than the 720 by the time you get a chance to purchase the 720. However, if you've simply been holding off, I'd hold off for longer. You get more features + the value of the 720 will be higher at that point in time vs. the 820.
I'd say 820. If you're worried of the screen endurance just buy a official protective shell(matte with black edges) and optionally a film to cover it. Seriously the matte shell gives you better grip on the phone and the edges are a bit higher than in the glossy original one, thus protecting the screen from falling and pressure. It's a good device overall.
anyways its no biggie replacement screen only cost Rs 4000 around $80 . Sharing this cause I couldn't find the replacement price for a lumia 820 in india and was anxious when I broke my screen and about the casing , I don't like to use any of them personal opinion is that they spoil the nice design of 820.
hey ! i am in the EXACT confussion and i also live in india except i am going to buy phone in may for some reason so by then 720 will come but i was aiming for a lower tier high end phone like 820 but 720 will be approx 4k rs. less so value for money but i guess by the time i will buy a phone probably nokia will release a 720p resolution phone or maybe a month or two later so i will keep an eye for rumours but if you don't wanna wait 6 months buy a 720 in early may probably when it'll lauch and will we around 18-20k Rs.
^ no, i am waiting for a lumia 820 successor 720 p resolution phone release as i was planning to buy an 820 in may but seeing what nokia did with the 720 ,the 820 successor wiill be awesome which'll be probably after 6 months or a lil' bit later
Last edited by paras chugh; 02-25-2013 at 02:12 PM.
Hey man, here's how you decide ... Do you have 4g coverage in your area or does it matter to you , 820 has 4g , 720 doesn't,
Do you care about Games? games will work better on the 820 specially intensive ones, Do you care about weight, slimness or looks , the 720 wins here,
do you care about photography ? 720 has better photography all around... , do you care about removable batteries , the 820 batteries can be replaced the 720's can't .
Pick what you like the most and go with it (although the rule suggest new always means better.)