Nokia 6720 Classic

The Good Great call quality. Camera is OK. Stellar battery life.

The Bad Poorly designed keypad. Boring colours. Uninteresting suite of apps.

The Bottom Line With so many excellent phones to choose from, Nokia hasn't done nearly enough to make the 6720 desirable. It does the basics well, but struggles to justify its price.

Editors' Rating
5.8 Overall

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Review

Nokia 6720 Classic

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Compared to the sea of Nokias you're probably familiar with, the 6720 Classic appears slender. In reality, the 6720 is only a few millimetres slimmer in width to, say, the 6220 (released last year) but it seems much more so, like a Nokia made out of hot toffee slowly stretching length-wise. This image is strengthened by the gentle kink at the microphone end of the phone, bending gently towards the user's mouth. This design element is probably geared to improving the direction of the microphone towards the mouth, but the kink is so subtle we can't imagine it improves this very much.

Nokia's chosen colour palette for its latest Classic combines two safe colours, beige and steely grey, and fails to make an impact. While Samsung toys with hot pinks and cappuccino-flavoured phones, Nokia's industrial styling is forgettable at best. It features a 3.5mm headphone socket on the base of the handset, alongside a proprietary charging pin socket, which is always a welcomed addition. On the back of the 6720 you'll find a 5-megapixel camera with flash, but no lens cover to protect the delicate glass from the sharp keys and switchblades you tote around in your pockets.

We could live with these aesthetic shortcomings, but the 6720's cramped keypad is the nail in its coffin as far as we're concerned. Put it down to the phone's slim profile, but this pint-sized pad will even have the world's most proficient texters putting on the brakes and merging into the slow lane. The 12 keys of the numeric keypad share a space equal to about a quarter of the total face of the phone and it's just too small to use comfortably.

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