Battery performance on mobile is important to me. The reason why these things are called mobile, after all is that we can unplug them and up and go. In today’s hectic world of always-on connectivity for business and social communications, battery performance is just something that I cannot overlook. I happen to like the Windows Phone user interface, however battery performance has been an issue on that platform. Till now, no Windows Phone smartphone has delivered outstanding battery performance. This has made devices running that OS not so attractive to me. The idea of nursing a phone to get it through a hectic day is just irritating.
But the gods of mobile have not been sleeping, nor have they been ignoring me, it seems. They have deemed fit to send a saviour for Windows Phone. For the first time, we have a WP smartphone with a GSMArena endurance rating of 60 hours. All hail the new Nokia Lumia 720 running Windows Phone 8. Before now, the best that Windows Phone had to offer was 49 hours with the Nokia Lumia 520. Most of the others rated far below that, making them plain unattractive to me.
With a 60-hour endurance rating, the Lumia 720 is rubbing shoulders with the Samsung Galaxy S4 at 63 hours, Motorola RAZR i at 64 hours, and Samsung Galaxy Express at 59 hours. Finally, Windows Phone has a battery performance champ.
But that’s not all that draws me to the 720. It has a comfortable 4.3-inch display, and so is not a monstrousity as many smartphones are today. I don’t want anything with a display of over 4.8 inches, which is my extreme tolerance point. 4.3 inches is just superb for one-handed use! That just makes my day. I have my eyes on the Lumia 720. I intend to get my hands on one, even if it means arm-twisting one of our partners. I want!!!
Founder of MobilityArena. Yomi’s journey in mobile started in 2001. Besides obsessing over mobile phones, he also started creating WAP sites (early mobile-friendly websites created with WML). He began writing about phones in 2004 and has been at it since then. He has owned over 200 devices, from Symbian, Palm, PocketPC/Windows Mobile, BlackBerry/BB10, webOS, Windows Phone, Firefox, Ubuntu Touch, to Android, iOS, and KaiOS operating systems.