Like I said in my previous article about the Lumia 830, Microsoft just recently announced three new phones in the Lumia line. This time, I’ll concentrate on the 7xx family, namely the 730 and 735. It’s traditionally the lower mid-range side of the family, although Nokia gave it a point higher.

Billed as the “selfie phone” for this generation, they sport a 5MP front camera along with other vast improvements over their predecessors.

Nokia Lumia 730 and 735 Specs

  • 4.7″ Corning Gorilla Glass 3 AMOLED capacitive curved touchscreen display (2.25D), 16M colors, HD resolution (720 x 1280 pixels), ~316 ppi pixel density)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 Quad-core 1.2 GHz Cortex-A7 CPU with Adreno 305 GPU
  • 6.7MP main camera with autofocus and LED flash, 5.0MP front camera
  • 1GB RAM, 8GB internal expandable via microSD card up to 128GB
  • Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, GPS+GLONASS+Baidu
  • Li-Ion 2200 mAh battery
  • Windows Phone 8.1

Hardware-wise, it’s not much different from the Lumia 830, although you lose some higher end features such as a higher resolution camera, PureView technology, lower internal memory, as well as the audio enhancements. However, you do get some bonuses, such as the curved display (albeit you do get a smaller screen), the higher resolution front camera (which may be a draw to some), and the lower price, of course. As a standard with all Lumia phones, we also get 15GB of free OneDrive storage.

UPDATE Nov 2014: Nokia Lumia 730 Review Philippines

The difference between the Lumia 730 and the 735 are the SIM slots. In the former, you get dual active SIM, although you’re limited to just 3G. In the latter, you get LTE but you only have one SIM slot.

Like the Lumia 830, both phones are coming out globally this month, with the Lumia 730 going for EU199 (roughly
PHP 11,260) and the Lumia 735 going for EU219 (roughly PHP12,400). It’ll come in orange, green, white and black.

[Sources: Nokia, WPCentral]

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