Nokia 2720 4G Flip review.
The Feature phone with Google Apps.
Build quantity. 4/5
Plastic through out. Hinge seems substantial. Screen seems nice and vibrant compared to last years Banana Phone. Because the case is glossy it is a fingerprint magnet. Speaker seems adequate. Hardware volume buttons and a customizable button for either Google Assistant or an Emergency button. This makes the phone similar to last years Dora KaiOS phone. The outer screen functions as a clock and notification reminder. The screen is not always on. Camera is the usual 2MP fixed focus with LED flash. Battery life in use is probably about 2 to 3 days. The figures quoted by Nokia of 27 days are only achievable in airplane mode and the phone not touched. If you uninstall Whatsapp then you would probably get a week or so.
The keyboard seems good unlike the Banana phone which seemed to have key bounce I chose the black phone as the keyboard is easy to see in all lighing conditions. Pale keys and backlit white LEDs don’t work well in daylight.
The phone does have a 3.5mm headphone jack 👍
This phone runs the very latest version of KaiOS 2.5.2. This offers significant improvements to 2.5.1. This includes new Home screen icons and different navigation options. The Navi key has short cuts as well. Left brings up a screen showing all the social and Google Apps . The right brings up Contacts. Centre push of the Navi Key starts Google Assistant. Up for settings such as Bluetooth, Wifi, ringer volume. The phone also sports a File Manager. Contacts no longer show profile pictures. I think this was done to speed up the contacts app.
Whatsapp, Twitter Lite and Facebook Lite come pre-installed but are removable.
Hopefully this version of KaiOS will eventually be made available for last years Kaios powered phones such as the Banana phone.
Google Maps is excellent for use when walking. Just select your destination point and show route. Press advance at each junction. It is not a sat nav as such but a list of directions with a close map of each turn.
You Tube works surprisingly well. Ideal for watching short videos such as phone reviews
Google Assistant excellent for basic task.
Obviously if you sign in with your Google account you get synchronization with your Android phone.
Email client and calendar functional.
At the end of the day if you regard this phone as a solid feature phone with smart extras you shouldn't be disappointed.