Hey what’s up guys, this is my unboxing and long term review of the Nokia 7.2, it has been my daily driver for the better part
of November now so I feel confident in sharing my opinion and review on this device, as always I’ll be sharing the pros and cons of using
it and I will provide timestamps in the description and pinned comment of this articl so you get to skip ahead quickly to sections that you want to get informed
Also, I’ll be giving away one Nokia 7.2 so make sure
I will be giving more details about that later in the video so stick around till the end.
Opening the box of the Nokia 7.2, we get the device itself and we’ve got the Google Assistant inscription on it.
Putting the device aside we get the Sim ejector tool right beneath it.
Taking the paper away, the next thing we get is the rubber case.
Beneath that too is the Nokia 7.2 paperwork, product, and safety info with the quick start guide.
Inside it is where we get the 10W charger, we get headphones that are quite sturdy and not of the in-ear kind.
That’s it for everything we get in the box and now to the device itself.
The wrap on it has the colorful Google Assistant button direction to it showing where the dedicated button lives.
Taking that wrap off we get the device with yet another wrap, this time on the screen.
Here’s where we see the 48MP camera with Zeiss optics inscription, HDR display, 3,500 mAh battery, and of course because it’s an Android One device, up to 3 years
Taking that wrap off the screen shows you the 6.3-inch display panel.
Things are a bit warmer on the back with the matte.
It’s so flush from the back to the edges of the device, almost like nothing I’ve used before and I’d say the Nokia 7.2 does unibody right.
On the top of the Nokia 7.2 is where we get the microphone and headphone jack, on the right side is where we get the power button which actually
Above it is where we get the volume rockers.
On the left side, we see the dedicated Google Assistant button and the slot for the SIM card and the memory card.
Taking the tray out, we see it’s an array for a memory card up to 512GB and 2 nano sims.
On the bottom of the device is where we get the microphone port, USB C port, and the nice 2-grille speaker section.
In front, we’ve got a 20MP f2.0 sensor on the front, with Zeiss Optics, and is capable of HDR shots.
Towards the bottom in front, there’s a Nokia inscription there to remind you which phone you have.
Relax, it’s not a Xiaomi it’s a Nokia.. device.
On the back, we get the Zeiss inscription on the round camera section.
In detail, we’ve got the 48MP wide sensor, the 8MP ultrawide sensor beside it, and below it is the third 5MP depth sensor and the flash by the side.
All of those are enclosed in this obvious camera bump and below that is the fingerprint reader and the Nokia logo.
Right at the end is the Android One branding with the certifications.
If you’re a fan of Matte finishes, especially matte black, then you’d love the Nokia 7.2.
It’s not only matte but it’s flush to the touch.
Color options for the Nokia 7.2 are Matte Green, Silver, and Matte Black which is what we have here.
It’s not that heavy in the hand, it only weighs 181 grams and when a case is on it, it only goes up by 21 grams to 202 grams
I like that when it’s on the device it’s raised in front too and even though it has a case this is the only device I’ve used without a
On the flip side though the camera protrudes quite large and it would rock on a table when the upper corners are touched As far as to set up time.
The Nokia 7.2 utilizes a dewdrop notch and in terms of bezels on this guy, it’s got some.
Not too much on the side but at the bottom of course with the Nokia logo.
In the display section, there’s something called Pure Display which affects the way colors appear on the smartphone and you also get a toggle to change SDR to HDR.
Also, You can’t hide the notch and that’s a good thing.
You can adjust fonts and how big or small things are on here as well in lists and icons.
You can only change the theme of the app drawer in the display settings.
The sort of closest thing to dark mode is the color inversion in the accessibility settings which inverts all colors on the device.
Maybe if it was an OLED display, it would be nice but it’s not, and it kind of messes with the colors of things in a good way.
Eh…Unless you are probably trying to save your eyes, I wouldn’t recommend it.
Oh and you can slide across the fingerprint reader to trigger the notification “slash” control center part of the device and slide back to keep it.
The left side of the Nokia 7.2 houses the dedicated Google Assistant Button which for some reason, I don’t find too intrusive, and I didn’t find too useful either.
The light on the right side comes on and stays on when it’s charging, and when it’s idle while there’s a pending notification it also comes on but it
The Nokia 7.2 is a 6.3 inch LCD, with an 83% screen to body ratio.
The screen resolution of the Nokia 7.2 is FHD at 1080 by 2290, 19:9 ratio at a very nice 400 PPI capable of HDR 10 and it’s all protected
I feel price may have been a factor if they made it something like Gorilla Glass 5 just like the Redmi Note 8 which I reviewed earlier.
That Note 8 is a bit cheaper than the Nokia 7.2.
Other than that it does feel sturdy though.
Streaming videos on the Nokia 7.2 was quite good.
YouTube videos are capped at 1080p and with streaming HDR content where the brightest and darkest parts are solid, some of it is capped at 1080p 60 FPS and
Paired with high-quality internet and content, I’d highly recommend it.
because it’s a single speaker set up, you would block it unintentionally.
It’s not a deal-breaker in my opinion, the sound quality is good enough and yes, there are 2 microphones on this device, on the top and the bottom
so there’s some sort of stereo recording and in terms of sound quality, Here’s how it sounds: The sound quality in terms of voice is a bit heavy on the
lower frequencies sounding like a low pass filtered sound and may not sound so clear.
In terms of the speaker quality though, it was more on the highs with regards to playback, it wasn’t so loud at all and of course, it’s easily blocked
I get them from Musicbed and they’re one of the best music licensing platforms for YouTubers.
Major brands like Facebook and Samsung trust them and you also get access to instrumentals and actual songs by very talented artists.
It starts at 9.99$ per month but I’ll leave a link below where you can sign up to get 30 days to use the songs you want for free
The chipset that the Nokia 7.2 utilizes is the Snapdragon 660 which is a 14nm chipset.
It’s an Octa-core processor and is paired with the Adreno 512 Graphics chip.
Not too many people were fans of this decision but for a mid-ranger in 2019, while it performed well for my uses, a much faster processor would have justified the cost.
Looking at the gaming capabilities during my uses, occasional gaming doesn’t stress this device.
Out of the box Asphalt and PUBG are set to medium and you can see obvious pixels in the graphics from asphalt.
Changing the graphics settings to high there are occasional lags and the upper part of the back of the device does get warm to the touch, it was somewhat
significant and got up to 40 degrees which were on the high side from my tests.
Nokia boasts of its exclusive Android One releases and the Nokia 7.2 follows that trend.
I would say I enjoyed using this device, I wouldn’t describe the experience as “special” but I feel useful would be the right phrase.
My version here comes with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage which is the highest one and can be further expanded to 512GB with a memory card.
There’s also a 6GB RAM version with 128GB of storage and a 6GB RAM version with 64GB of storage.
The battery on here is a 3,500 mAh one and it comes with a 10W charger in the box.
My 30-minute gaming session took 10% from the battery going down from 49% to 39%.
In my overall day to day usage, I usually ended the day having to charge the Nokia 7.2.
It’s not the top choice for battery life if you’re one who leans towards heavy usages like using your device as a hotspot or streaming content.
I used this that way and had to live with the low battery after the daytime was over.
Lighter, more optimized use would certainly serve users well though.
When it comes to the charging speed of the 10W charger that came with it.
It went from 0 – 30% in 30 minutes and another 30 minutes it went from 30% to 63%.
Basically, in 1 hour, it went from 0 – 63% and it took 2 hours and 4 minutes in total to get filled.
As far as security goes, the fingerprint took a little while to get into the main interface and with regards to face unlock, without enough light, it would struggle
quite a bit and take a little time to unlock.
At least we get Bluetooth 5.0 on here and I know I mentioned that there isn’t bloatware but is it Bloatware if it’s Google.. anyway.
The Nokia 7.2 comes bundled with Google One free for 3 months and for those who don’t know, for every Gmail account you create, you get 15GB free, for
business users like some of us, we get 30GB free but Google One is 100GB, at the cost of 390 Naira per month.
Just slightly above a dollar and should be like 13$ per year, so you can store and sync photos across multiple devices if you have.
It’s not for everyone but it’s there, however, the device has 128GB which is somewhat enough unless you probably make videos and the device even shoots in 4K so
Pricing on the Nokia 7.2 ranges between storage sizes but mine being the 6GB with 128 options goes for 100,000 or 280 dollars.
On the Nokia 7.2, we’ve got a 20MP f2.0 sensor on the front.
The back is where we get the 48MP wide sensor, the 8MP ultrawide sensor beside it, and below it is the third 5MP depth sensor and the flash to the side.
In the camera app, we’ve got Pro mode which is where we get access to the 48MP sensor, we get portrait mode, photo mode, and video mode and they
both have the switches for wide-angle and normal and from what I can tell
In the front, you get video mode, Photo mode, and video mode and unlike most cameras, these days you can zoom in with the front camera interface but
it’s just digital zoom, you get portrait mode and even pro mode.
I feel like these options open a lot of possibilities.
As far as Selfies, when I tried to take front-facing selfies, the device auto detects my face and suggests I use portrait mode and a comparison between them
Looking at the selfies taken indoors, they looked okay in terms of the colors, however, portrait mode in this same space looked a bit washed out, however, background blur was still noticeable.
In terms of the hierarchy of wide to 2X, wide-angle shots as with many cameras these days, It shoots RAW in the DNG format and each file is
about 16 – 25 MB, basically you can set it that for every normal image there’s a corresponding RAW image that you can further edit to bring out nice
Taking your picture from this to this with some Lightroom edits I’m not a huge fan of the Night mode on this camera because it tries to smoothen things
this device has very vibrant colors at 4K but it was not stabilized in that mode but when you switch it to 1080p it’s
super stabilized and the trade-off is the nice color detail that you get which I think is quite unfair.
Once you’re in 4K the colors sort of pops and I thought the footage was quite good and something people could use for recording something like a vlog for instance.
what are your thoughts about the Nokia 7.2, for me, I love the great form factor it has which is why I haven’t
Although I noticed very tiny scratches on the camera bump it wasn’t anything noticeable, almost anyone I gave to hold said they liked the sturdy form factor and that’s a plus.
Android One sort of felt a bit limiting as I still had to get 3rd part apps to do things like screen-record but it’s good that it’s not heavy
Alright, what are your thoughts about the Nokia 7.2 and is there any question you might have
about it or anything you felt I missed, please let me know in the comments below, let’s have a chat there.
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