More interesting stuff hit the Mobile World Congress so far, and the new Windows Phone 8 devices from Nokia steals more eyes than expected. To boost the sales of its WP8 line-up, it has released Lumia 720 and Lumia 520.

Lumia 720

The midrange Lumia 720 also sports a stunning polycarbonate unibody design like most of its brethren. Being a Nokia brand, its 4.3-inch screen is treated with ClearBlack curved Gorilla Glass 2. Under the hood is a 1GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor with an ample 512MB RAM. Internal memory is legit at 8GB offering with expandable microSD options.

What makes it different to other midranger? Its capable camera with f/1.9 aperture that is pegged to capture more light and excels in low-light conditions. Of course, the Carl Zeiss optics would always attract extra attention. Plus, the 1.3MP front camera would give HD video calling. Availability will be on March at USD 330 (Php 13500 more or less).

Nokia Lumia 720 Specifications
4.3-inch WVGA (800x480) ClearBlack LCD display (217ppi)
2.25 D Glass, Super Sensitive Touch
1GHz dual-core MSM8227 processor
512MB of RAM
8GB of internal storage
6.7MP Auto-Focus BSI camera with Carl Zeiss lens and LED flash
720p@30fps HD video recording
1.3MP Skype HD wide angle camera (front)
GSM/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900
WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100
HSPA+: 21 Mbps, (Cat 14)
microUSB v2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
NFC Support, WLAN (2.4/5Ghz) a/b/g/n, Bluetooth v3.0
3D Accelerometer, Proximity, Magnetometer,
Automatic Light Sensor (No Gyroscope)
Li-Ion 2,000mAh battery + Wireless Charging Cover Accessory
Stand-by time up to 520hrs
Talk time up to 13.5hrs
2xHAAC (high-amplitude audio capture) mics
HD Voice (wideband audio, noise cancellation)
127.9 x 67.5 x 9mm, 128g
Colors: White (Gloss), Red, Yellow, Cyan & Black (Matte)
Windows Phone 8 OS

Lumia 520

The smaller Lumia 520 is a beefed-up version of the WP7 Lumia 510 and so far it it one of the most affordable WP8 from the Finnish manufacturer. Internals are the same 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 and 512MB RAM compared to the Lumia 720. Camera is a shed down 5MP that dont have LED flash. For those wanting to have a capable second phone and are eager to experience the WP8 environment, Lumia 520 is a good catch. Price is at USD 183 (Php 8,000).

Nokia Lumia 520 Specifications
4-inch WVGA (800x480) IPS display, 16M colors (233ppi)
2D hardened glass, super sensitive touch for fingernail and glove use
1GHz Dual Core Snapdragon processor
512MB of RAM
8GB of internal storage
microSD support up to 64GB (7GB free SkyDrive storage)
5MP autofocus camera with LED flash
720p@30fps HD video recording
GPS with A-GPS support
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS 900/2100, 850/1900/2100,
3G HSPA+ (21Mbps)
3.5mm audio connector / MicroUSB v2.0
Li-Ion 1,430mAh battery
Talk time up to 9.6 hours (on 3G)
Standby time up to 360 hours
119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm, 124g
Colors: Yellow, red, cyan, white and black
Windows Phone 8 OS


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