Nokia unveiled two new affordable Windows Phone based smartphones at the MWC 2013, and both were quite well received. Given that price has been one of the biggest advantages of Android so far, having taken it to become the most popular smartphone OS, can Nokia turn things around in the favor of Windows Phone 8 with these reasonably priced smartphones? We’re pitting the Nokia Lumia 720 against the Sony Xperia neo L to see how well it can fare against an Android-based smartphone.
Nokia Lumia 720: The Lumia 720 features a 4.3-inch TFT screen with a resolution of 800X480 pixels. Powered by a dual-core 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM, it runs on Windows Phone 8. The phone is fitted with a 6.7 MP rear camera and a 1.3 MP front-facing camera. We also love that it comes with 8 GB of internal storage space which you can expand up to 64 GB using the microSD card slot. The Lumia 720 comes with a 2,000 mAh battery which gives it over 13 hours of talktime.
Sony Xperia neo L: First off, this is a smaller phone than the Lumia 720. It has just a 4-inch screen. In terms of power too, it’s lesser than Nokia’s offering – the Xperia neo L is powered by a 1 GHz processor and 512 MB of RAM. Another major downside of the phone is its mere 1 GB of internal storage space, which can be expanded using a microSD card to up to 32 GB. The Xperia neo L doesn’t have much camera power in comparison either – just a 5 MP rear camera and a 0.3 MP camera in the front. The battery too is smaller in the Xperia neo L – just 1,500 mAh that gives the phone a talktime of over 7 hours.
We still don’t know how much the Lumia 720 will be priced at. It has amazing specs, but we’re just hoping that Nokia prices it in a similar range as the Xperia neo L to make the phone a real bestseller.