Sunday, November 16, 2014

Lumia 730, Lumia 735 Reviewed

Lumia 730, Lumia 735 Reviewed.

Microsoft Lumia 730/735 are Microsoft's phones targeting various sections of mid range smart phones. While powered by, a now dated chipset, it is surprisingly equipped with what one need to survive in the phone laded world today.

Lumia 730/735 Key Features

  • 4.7" 720p (316 ppi) 16M-color ClearBlack AMOLED capacitive touchscreen with Gorilla Glass 3
  • Microsoft Windows Phone 8.1 with latest Denim update
  • Quad-core 1.2GHz Cortex-A7 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU; Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset, 1GB of RAM
  • 6.7MP camera with 1080p video recording @ 30fps, 1/3.4'' sensor size
  • 5MP front-facing camera, wide-angle 24mm lens, 1080p video recording
  • 8GB of built-in storage, microSD card slot up to 128GB, 15GB free OneDrive storage
  • LTE Cat. 4 (up to 150 Mbps) support, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, GPS/GLONASS, Bluetooth v4.0
  • NFC
  • Standard 3.5mm audio jack
  • Accelerometer and proximity sensor
  • Active noise cancellation with a dedicated mic
  • 2,200mAh Li-Ion battery, wireless charging
The difference between 730 and the 735 are, that the Lumia 730 is a dual-SIM package while the Lumia 735 has LTE.

GSMArena has a 10 page review of the Lumia 730 / 735 and the review is extensive, and the following are what I took away. You may find more.

Nokia Lumia 730/735 key test findings

  • Build quality is great and the phone has excellent handling. The polycarbonate shell is a bit hard to pop open but the flipside is the handset feels rock solid
  • The display is bright, contrast is excellent, sunlight legibility is very good
  • Battery life is solid
  • It has a rich connectivity package including LTE (735 only), NFC and an FM radio.
  • Speakers aren't very loud
  • Audio quality is solid
  • Capable camera of very good quality, some nice software perks, high-res selfies
  • The video recording quality is very good
  • Plays various video files except MKV videos, even AC3 audio is an option
  • Snappy and powerful Windows Phone 8.1 with the Lumia Denim firmware


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