Nokia 7.2, 6.2, 2720, 800 hands-on review

IFA 2019

GSMArena team, 05 Sept 2019.

Introduction

Nokia just announced a handful of devices and we were there to spend some brief moments with them. Two Android midrangers lead the way, but there are also a couple of feature phones that are nice throwbacks to simpler times.

Nokia at IFA 2019 hands-on review

We'll start with the Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2, two visually very similar handsets, each with a 6.3-inch LCD in a dual-glass package. They both have triple cameras on their backs with different main modules and shared 8MP ultra wides and 5MP depth sensors. The more upmarket 7.2 is equipped with a 48MP Quad Pixel (or, you know, Quad Bayer) cam while the 6.2 packs a conventional 16MP unit.

Nokia 7.2 specs

  • Body: 159.9x75.1x8.3mm, 180g; Gorilla Glass 3 front and back; Cyan Green, Charcoal, Ice color schemes.
  • Screen: 6.3" FullHD+ LCD, PureDisplay, waterdrop notch, HDR10.
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 660 (14nm): Octa-core CPU (4x2.2GHz Kryo 260 & 4x1.8GHz Kryo 260); Adreno 512 GPU.
  • Memory: 4/6GB RAM, 64/128GB storage, microSD slot.
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie; Android One.
  • Rear camera: Main: 48MP, 1/2.0" Quad Pixel sensor, f/1.79. Ultra-wide: 8MP, f/2.2, 118-degree FoV. Depth sensor: 5MP. Zeiss optics, LED flash.
  • Front camera: 20MP, Quad Pixel sensor, f/2.0.
  • Battery: 3,500mAh, 5V/2A charging.
  • Misc: USB-C, 3.5mm jack, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 2 mics, FM radio, Google Assistant button, notification LED.
Nokia at IFA 2019 hands-on review

Nokia 6.2 specs

  • Body: 159.9x75.1x8.3mm, 180g; Gorilla Glass 3 front and back; Ceramic Black, Ice color schemes.
  • Screen: 6.3" FullHD+ LCD, PureDisplay, waterdrop notch, HDR10.
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 636 (14nm): Octa-core 1.8GHz Kryo 260 CPU; Adreno 509 GPU.
  • Memory: 3/4GB RAM, 32/64/128GB storage, microSD slot.
  • OS: Android 9.0 Pie; Android One.
  • Rear camera: Main: 16MP, f/1.8. Ultra-wide: 8MP, f/2.2, 118-degree FoV. Depth sensor: 5MP. LED flash.
  • Front camera: 8MP, f/2.0.
  • Battery: 3,500mAh, 5V/2A charging.
  • Misc: USB-C, 3.5mm jack, rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, 2 mics, FM radio, Google Assistant button, notification LED.
Nokia at IFA 2019 hands-on review

As you can see, neither is strictly state-of-the-art when it comes to internals - on the contrary, they're powered by rather dated chipsets. The Nokia 7.2 gets the Snapdragon 660 which you can also find on the Nokia 7 Plus, nearing 2 years of age, while the Nokia 6.2 is fitted with a Snapdragon 636 - similar in age, more modest in performance. Even so, they're reasonably well specced for the segment they need to fight in.

Speaking of fights, the Nokia 800 Tough could take some serious beating. It's got MIL-STD-810G compliance, an IP68 rating ans is waterproof for up to 30 minutes under 1.5m of water. It's not exactly a stunner, and boots KaiOS as opposed to Android, but still has Facebook, Whatsapp, Google Assistant and whatnot.

Nokia at IFA 2019 hands-on review

Nokia 800 Tough specs

  • Body: Rugged, IP68 rating, MIL-STD-810G, up to 1.5m for 30 minutes. 161.1x62.1x145.4, 161g; Black Steel, Desert Sand color schemes. Anti-slip grip.
  • Screen: 2.4" QVGA LCD.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm 205 (28nm): Dual-core 1.1GHz CPU.
  • Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, microSD slot (up to 32GB).
  • OS: KaiOS.
  • Camera: 2MP, LED flash.
  • Battery: 2,100mAh.
  • Misc: MicroUSB, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, LTE Cat.4.

You'll get all of these on the Nokia 2720 Flip, and then some - it's a flip phone and we all know how cool flip phones are.

Nokia at IFA 2019 hands-on review

Nokia 2720 Flip specs

  • Body: Clamshell/flip phone. Closed: 54.5x104.8x18.7mm, open: 54.5x192.7x11.6mm; Black, Grey color schemes.
  • Screen: Main (inner): 2.8" QVGA LCD. Secondary (outer): 1.3" 240x240px.
  • Chipset: Qualcomm 205 (28nm): Dual-core 1.1GHz CPU.
  • Memory: 512MB RAM, 4GB storage, microSD slot (up to 32GB).
  • OS: KaiOS.
  • Camera: 2MP, LED flash.
  • Battery: 1,500mAh.
  • Misc: MicroUSB, 3.5mm jack, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, Wi-Fi b/g/n, LTE Cat.4.

We went hands-on with the new Nokia phones - smart ones, and not so smart ones. Hit the next page page button for some early impressions.

Reader comments

  • Anonymous

if such powerless phones continues, Nokia 2.0 obituary is in the making.

  • Max

I am using nok 8.1 from last few months. So as far as overall experience of UI and performance of Nokia, both of the Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 seems overpriced. They need to work on camera photo quality, remove glitches in UI. Why only 8mp selfie camera i...

  • Unimpressed

Why Nokia Why!!! Only 2 mp camera This is not 2009 for god's sake. Just because a VGA and 2 MP sensor exists doesn't mean you put that in every feature phone you make. When will you finally move on to at least 5 MP camera ? This is so disappoint...