At the IFA 2014 in Berlin, Microsoft announced its mid range device, the Lumia 730. One of the highlights of the device is that it comes with a 5-megapixel wide angle front-facing camera with a focal length of 24mm to capture better selfies and for video chats. It also features a 4.7-inch HD ClearBlack OLED display with Super Sensitive Touch for glove and nail usage and it is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 400 processor and run on Windows Phone 8.1 with Lumia Denim update with Live Folders, Apps Corner, an updated Glance screen and more.
The device is now available in India for around Rs 14999 and here is the unboxing of the device. In the box, you have the standard charger, manuals and the earphone along with the Lumia 730.
We have the green variant which has a matte finish unlike the orange which comes in glossy finish. At first look the device looks like Lumia 920 with curved side panels and flat top and bottom panels.
There is 1GB RAM and 8GB internal storage available on the phone and it is expandable to 128GB via micro SD card. The phone also features a 6.7MP rear camera with flash. Here is the unboxing of the device along with first impressions.
Inside the box, you have the normal wall charger, ear phones and the manuals along with the Lumia 730. The battery and the back cover is removable. The device looks very similar to Lumia 920 in design with curved side and flat top and bottom.
On the right side, you have the power and volume keys. MicroUSB charging
slot sits on the bottom portion while the 3.5mm audio jack is on the
The rear panel has a matte finish which actually depends on the color you pick. The green variant has matte finish while orange has glossy finish. The back panel is made of great quality material and feels solid. The overall build quality and fit and finish of the device is excellent.
The display on the device is 720P HD panel which is 4.7 inch in size and looks gorgeous on the phone. The back, search and Windows keys are on screen similar to Lumia 630 and Lumia 530. But you have an option to minimize the buttons by swiping from bottom to top.
The build quality, fit and finish of the device is top notch and feels
premium in hand similar any mid range or high end Lumia device. The rear
panel houses the 6.7MP camera along with flash and the speaker is
located to the bottom.
Let's head straight to the selfie part... You get a 5MP front camera with a wide-angle lens so you can squeeze in more people in the same frame. It is pretty useful if you want to capture a lot of area in the self portrait. The Selfie app, an app that will make its way to all Lumia phones gradually, comes with a lot of effects that make you look prettier in selfies by touching-up your eyes etc. It also has a number of filters, so that you get additional effects (for Instagram photos).
Overall, we were impressed with the device. We will have more on the device including the detailed review, so stay tuned!