Going home

by Volker Weber

The Lumia 720 has been wiped, stripped of the MicroSD card holding the music and the SIM. Friday, it will be going home to Nokia.

It has been a most pleasant ride for 11 days. The 720 provides most of the 920 experience at a much lower price. It's also lighter, has excellent battery life. If you compare both phones by the spec sheet, the 920 is the superior device. In real life however, it does not make much of a difference. Since it's a bit newer, it also has some superior components. The front camera for instance shoots nice photos at a wider angle. So it's easier to fit more people into the "selfie". Since it is considerably lighter and provides an excellent grip, it's even easier to shoot that photo.

It's back to the 920 now. I will take one or two days to adjust to the heft of the more powerful device. And there are two new smartphones waiting in the wings for this week. Stay tuned. :-)

Everything has to go home eventually. So, the 720 won't be alone in the box. The N9 is the oldest Nokia I still had. It was supposed to be the future. And I have not used it in months. The Lumia 800 was the restart and I have used it as recently as January. But if you place it next to a 720, the difference is simply stunning. The difference is way more striking than going from an iPhone 4S to an iPhone 5.

Comments

Poor thing ;)

Hubert Stettner, 2013-04-24

Let's say, I had an iPhone5. And let's also assume, that I have grown tired of the not present advance of the iOS system. (Yeah, common, stone me)... Would you say, it would be worth giving the 720 a try?

Johannes Matzke, 2013-04-24

No, I would not say that. I only speak for myself. And yes, I have an iPhone 5. Keep in mind, that the iPhone hardware is high end, while the 720 is mid range.

Volker Weber, 2013-04-24

Alright. Thanks for the quick reply.

Johannes Matzke, 2013-04-24

So here's a different question for you, Volker...

If Apple made a 'low-end iPhone' as many are touting them to do, that had a similar range of abilities to the 720 (or rather, similarly reduced features from the iPhone 5 as the 720 does to the 920) and at say €350-400 unlocked, would you see that being a success?

Stuart McIntyre, 2013-04-25

If you remove wireless charging and a 720p display from the iPhone 5 ... oops. I think the pundits are wrong with the low-end iPhone. Apple does not do low-end. Apple does high-margin. Low-end and high-margin don't mix.

Pundits thought that Apple needed to make a Netbook. Apple didn't. And they were right. Everybody else was wrong.

Volker Weber, 2013-04-25

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