Nokia 7.2 Review: Potent Mid-Ranger With Few Compromises

by | Oct 27, 2021 | Nokia

Nokia’s portfolio of smartphones is big enough to make it hard for customers to get their heads around the names of the phones. We’ll try to make it simpler for you. The Nokia 7 series is a mid-range lineup comprising of the Nokia 7 and the Nokia 7.1. The latest smartphone to embrace the series […]
PROS
Attractive Looks Stock Android Good Battery Backup
CONS
Low Brightness Display Weak Ultra-Wide Camera The previous iteration impressed us a lot with its design and performance. And, the company is expected to do the same with its latest offering as well. However, things have changed a lot ever since. Many big players such as Samsung and Google have shifted focus on the affordable segment. In fact, Google disrupted the mid-range segment with the Pixel 3a, which hit market shelves in May this year. Having said that, it won't be a cakewalk for the Nokia 7.2 as it was for its precursor. But, is the Nokia 7.2 good enough to take on other mid-range smartphones? Let's find out.
Display
The Nokia 7.2 boasts a 6.3-inch IPS LCD display with a 2280 x 1080 pixel resolution. It leverages HMD Global's PureDisplay tech that claims to amplify the quality by offering 96% color gamut. The display does support HDR content, and also natively converts SDR videos into HDR ones. You can disable this feature, but honestly, it's a good feature to have. The colors look vivid and the reproduction is also good. The additional pop makes the content look crisper and makes the binge even more enjoyable. However, the brightness of the display could have been higher. The peak brightness of the phones is 500 nits which makes it really difficult to use under direct sunlight. Overall, the display on the Nokia 7.2 qualifies as a decent display but isn't the best out there. You can use the "Dynamic Mode" to automatically adjust the screen's color, contrast, brightness, and white balance, but it does lack in some areas.
Camera: Powerful Main Camera, Underwhelming Ultra-Wide Sensor
The Nokia 7.2's camera is capable of taking decent photos. The company has used a triple camera setup on the rear comprising a 48MP primary, an 8MP ultra-wide, and a 5MP depth sensor for creating a bokeh effect. Speaking of the picture quality, the 48MP lens captures vibrant details and the colors are well produced. However, we did notice a cool tint in some images. Some of the photos come out over sharpened and the low-light images are disappointing. In favorable lighting conditions, the camera churns out good results, but it wouldn't be so handy n challenging conditions. As for the 118-degree ultra-wide camera, the additional functionality sure opens new possibilities for mobile photography, but similar to other devices, you can notice a difference in the image quality. The difference in the temperature is pretty evident, which is something I personally don't appreciate. Upfront, you get a 20MP sensor, which is pretty good and takes detailed selfies. You can also take portrait shots with the selfie camera making for a good display picture for your social media handles. It's also good for video calls and vlogging.