Nokia 6720 Classic Review

Sun 26 Jun 2011

Filed Under: Mobile Phone Reviews, Nokia 

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Welcome to the Nokia 6720 review. The Nokia 6720 Classic version was released in late 2009 to cater for the customer who wanted more than just the basics in a phone but didn’t want a business focused phone.  It was launched at a time when the iPhone and Apps wars was just beginning. We did not post this review earlier because there was nothing interesting about the 6720 until now – specifically its low plan price vs its features and its improved reliability.

It is basically given away for free on any sort of plan however the legacy of the initial batch of faulty 6720’s continue to haunt it. Regardless for a reasonable amount of money the 6720 has GPS built in and access to free maps (but no voice guidance) an OK camera and one of the best web browsers on a non-touch screen mobile phone.

Construction wise the 6720 Classic is well built and looks good.  All the curves including the edge at the base does actually give it a sense of style.  However the all plastic and shiny at that doesn’t make it a ‘bespoke’ style impression.  Nokia and the public don’t seem to be willing to buy phone that are made of real metal – at least in this price range.

The 6720 works very well as a regular mobile phone, it is responsive and lag free.  In the end though the phone doesn’t have any features that stand out from the rest. We really need an amazingly designed phone to capture the attention of buyers these days (Eg. the old RAZR and 3210), especially since most are considering an iPhone of some sort.

The Nokia 6720 is perfect for those who only want a basic 3G capable phone with some ability to add new software. The relatively large buttons on the surface of the phone will make it easy for those who if the fiddly buttons on other types of phones including touch screens happy. The slightly large screen will definitely make it easier to view what ever information on the screen. The menu system is standard Nokia so you will be able to use it without resorting the the manual.

Overall we liked the 6720 and quite sure you will be happy with it too. It can do all the basics easily with all the functionality for most of your communication needs like email, SMS, Skye and so forth.. There are also plenty of apps from the OVI store or carrier network store you can download for free or cheaply to keep you happy until the next model arrives. The 6720 is unlikely to appear as pre-paid phone since it can’t really complete with the better Nokia E71 at the moment.

Specifications

  • Nokia 6720
  • Network
    Quad-band GSM 850/900/1800/1900
    Dual-band 3G 850/900/1900/2100 (Dependent on country)
  • Design
    Candybar
  • L110 x W45 x D14 mm
    Weight 110 grams
  • Display/s
    2.4 inch TFT 240 x 320
  • Camera
    5MP Auto focus LED Flash
  • Video Camera
    320 x 240 pixel main video camera 8FPS
  • Connectivity
    Bluetooth V2.1
    Micro-USB
  • CPU
    xxxMhz
  • Memory
    Up to 45MB available to user
    MicroSD up to 16Gig
  • Ring tones
    MIDI, MP3, Video, vibration and others
  • Features
    A-GPS
    JAVA Apps
    Music and Media player
    Organiser/Calender
    SMS, MMS, IM, Email
    JAVA MIDP 2.0
    FM radio
    Speaker Phone/Hands free
    3.5mm AV/headset
    BP-6MT 3.7V 1050mAh
    Up to 21 days Standby
    Up to 8.5 hours Talk Time
  • Price history
    Under $xxx AUD 2010 (Plan only)

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