Nokia has officially launched its new range of Windows Phone 8 smartphones - Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 in India. The Finnish tech giant has also stated that Lumia 520 will be released in early April, while Lumia 720 will be released in mid-April. When it comes to prices, Lumia 520 has a price tag of Rs 10,500, but the same of Lumia 720 has not been revealed yet.
There are several reports going on all over the tech media regarding the specs and the price of these Windows Phone 8 handsets. But, Gizbot has come up with a different approach.
Leave the specs of the handset aside, the software features of the smartphones are always important, but unfortunately, not many consumers talk about software. Hence, here are the details of the software features present in Lumia 520 and Lumia 720.
Exclusive Nokia Features
Both Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 have software features such as Nokia Music and a location suite feature called HERE, which includes all the exclusive Nokia apps including Drive, Transit and Maps.
Smart Shoot, Cinematograph
Further, Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 come with Lumia 920 like camera features including Smart Shoot and Cinematograph. Smart Shoot technology that takes multiple snaps every time a user chicks a photograph. Then it chooses the best image of from the lot and creates a perfect picture.
Cinemagraph is an exclusive app for the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 devices that allows to create animated GIF files. The app captures a series of photos and then presents it in a still picture style that brings any animation within the picture to life. Animated files can be created using this feature while specific parts are moving and the background is static.
Wireless Charging Option
Of the duo, Lumia 720 has delivers a good camera performance with the Carl Zeiss optics. By performance, it means that Lumia 720 can offer excellent brightness, clarity and more take it day or night. Also, the front camera is capable of recording HD quality videos. Moreover, the handset also supports wireless charging, but for this users need to add a wireless charging cover.
Coming to specs, Lumia 720 sports a 4.3-inch Clear Black display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels, 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor, 512MB RAM , 8GB internal storage, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, 6.7MP rear shooter with Carl Zeiss optics, 1.3MP front camera, NFC, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 2,000 mAh battery.
At the same time, Lumia 520 packs a 4-inch WVGA display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, 1GHz dual core processor, 512MB RAM, 5MP rear camera, 8GB internal memory, micro SD card slot supporting up to 64GB additional storage, Windows Phone 8 OS, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 1,430 mAh battery.
Lumia 520 and Lumia 720 come in five color variants including Blue, Red, White, Yellow and Black.
Commenting at the launch event, Vipul Malhotra, Director-Smart Devices, India Middle East Africa, Nokia said, "The WP8 momentum is building and Nokia is charging ahead with the Lumia series. The launch of Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 520 reflects our commitment to build a winning ecosystem that will enrich people's mobile experience and help them connect with each other at newer price points. The two new smart devices will further invigorate brand Nokia with amongst the new generation of smartphone purchasers."