The news that the American giant Microsoft buys Nokia shocked many in that time. Any mention of the products of the Finnish company disappeared from the official websites. Being presented at the exhibition in Berlin, Nokia Lumia 730 was the latest classical Nokia model and a farewell to the faithful fans. In this review we will learn more if our favorite company could leave the scene nicely.
Appearance and Ergonomics
In the 730 models the manufacturers realized old design solutions borrowed from the best earlier models of the company. Here is something common with the 800-th model and Nokia N9: polycarbonate monolithic body, which edges are rounded and flattened out;
the back part of the body slightly protrudes.
The front part is occupied by the display covered with tempered glass. In addition, you can find the name of the company, the opening speaker, proximity sensors and camera lens.
At the top there is a mini-jack for a headset;
on the opposite edge there is MicroUSB-connector.
The right side has a key-volume rocker and power button.
The back cover of the phone is equipped with a slightly protruding camera lens, LED flash, a second microphone and speaker.
As it was indicated, the device looks like a candy bar. However, it’s designed as a body, which is put on the “body” of the smartphone as a “shell” (block screen and other details). Border parts are easily determined: a color part overlaying on the screen, and a removable part. Having separated it from the phone, the user gets access to the 2 SIM cards (micro format) and to the memory card. A special feature of the device is a different process of replacing each of the SIM-cards. In order to extract the first (and memory card) the user should “disturb” the battery.
Theoretically, the phone is available in 4 basic colors (black, white, orange, green). But at some markets all the options are not available. Just note that the glossy coating at first seems to be very slippery and easily soiled. However, a special form of faces allows you to easily hold the device in your hands. Well, dirt can be easily removed by usual wiping. Given the small size of the screen and its streamlined body, you can incredibly comfortable hold the phone in your hand. So, you can easily use the phone just by the fingers of one (holding) hand.
AMOLED-display has a diagonal of 4.7 inches and the resolution 1280 × 720 pixels. There is oleophobic coating. Color and contrast are on high level. Image is vivid and saturated. User can set up their own color profiles and adjust other parameters (temperature, hue, saturation). This model allows you to select mode and sensitivity of the sensor from the ordinary to the supersensitive, when pressing is possible even with gloves, nails and other items. You can unlock your phone by double-tap.
The smartphone is equipped with a mid-level performance system-on-chip Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 (1 GB RAM and 8 GB of the main memory). You can expand your phone’s memory by using memory cards (up to 128 GB). The chipset is built on four cores Cortex-A7 (1.2 GHz). Adreno 305 is used as graphics accelerator.
Regarding the capacity of Lumia 730, we can note that its performance is on the level of similar middle class phones. The work is acceptable, quite smooth and non-irritating.
The smartphone runs on Windows Phone 8.1 (Denim) OS. Remained intact The best apps from Nokia, namely a set of photo editors and navigation application Here Drive + remained unchanged.
The Multimedia Capabilities of the Phone. Implementation of the Function “Dual-SIM”
In the reception / transmission of voice the dynamics work smoothly. Audibility and output are good, and no external factors will interfere. Strong vibrate and a loud bell is difficult not to hear (feel). Without headphones audio files are played back loudly, volumetrically and clear. 2 “SIMs” work based on one radio module. They are connected and mutually adjustable (forwarding, the possibility of merging folders).
Traditionally, the smartphone is equipped with two cameras. The main has 6.7 MP matrix, autofocus, LED flash and Zeiss optics. Good lighting makes it possible to make decent photos.
Another interesting feature of Lumia 730 became its front camera with the capacity of the whole 5 MP. The phone was immediately christened as “selfie-phone”. Photo enthusiasts will appreciate this kind of gift from the manufacturer. A set of applications that can handle photographic material are common and standard.
The smartphone is fed by powerful enough 2220 mAh battery. According to user reviews, in case of an average use the battery is enough for 1.5 – 2 days. In case of more intensive use the battery will be exhausted for 1 day. According to the manufacturer in standby mode the phone can hold about 25-27 days.
The phone has become a well-balanced option. The ratio of “price-q