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Nokia 7.2 Unboxing and First Impressions

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Nokia is slowly regaining its lost market share by offering very capable midrange smartphones. Another addition to the roster is the Nokia 7.2 which is more focused on mobile photography based on the presentation of HMD Global, the company that makes Nokia smartphones, during its launch last week. Let’s unbox this phone amd explore.

Nokia 7.2 specs:

  • Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 processor
  • Adreno 512 graphics
  • 4GB RAM/64GB internal memory
  • 6GB RAM/128GB internal memory
  • Expandable via microSD up to 512GB
  • 6.3-inch Full HD IPS LCD display (2280 x 1080 pixels)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Rear Cameras
    • 48 MP, f/1.8, PDAF
    • 8 MP, f/2.2 ultrawide
    • 5 MP, depth sensor
  • 20MP f/2.0 aperture
  • Dual SIM, Dual Standby
  • 4G/LTE, WiFi, Bluetooth
  • Fingerprint Scanner (rear mounted), USB Type C
  • Sensors –  accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
  • 3,500 mAh battery
  • Android 9.0 Pie (Android One)
  • Price: Php 15,990

What’s inside the box?

  • Nokia 7.2 unit
  • USB Type C cable
  • Wall adapter
  • SIM Card ejector tool

HARDWARE

We are glad to see that Nokia opted to use a matte finish at the back of the Nokia 7.2. That finish does not accumulate fingerprint and smudges. The problem though the matte finish is very smooth which makes the phone slippery still. Thank goodness we have not dropped it yet as it the phone does not have any case included in the box.

Touring the hardware, have a 3.5mm audio jack here and a single firing speaker. The fingerprint scanner is located at the back. There is a 6.3-inch display which is an IPS panel. We have yet to test the screen slated for our full review.

SOFTWARE

Nokia has been an Android purist’s phobe of choice. It offers no skin on top of Android. There are no bloatware and a pute Android UI is very easy to use and straightforward. So far we have only installed social media apps like Facebook and Instagram. We do more tests on the software for our full review.

FIRST CAMERA SAMPLES

The Nokia 7.2 is the first Nokia smartphone we know that has a 48MP main camera. The two other rear cameras are the 8MP ultrawide and a 2MP depth sensor. At the front we have a 20MP selfie camera. To be honest, HMD Global really wants to prove its camera prowess again. We took some of our first few photos and they are quite impressive.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

Our first impressions of the Nokia 7.2 are very positive. The device has a pure Android aoftware, good built quality and promising cameras to begin with. Not to mention that Nokia smartphones are one of the first to the latest software updatws and security patches which very important to us. There are still more to explore on this phone so if you are keen on buying one, we are giving our early recommendation.

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