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A Nokia Lumia smartphone featuring Windows Phone 8 is displayed during an event in San Francisco, California October 29, 2012.Credit: Reuters/Robert Galbrai

The Indian smartphone business, which is touted as the one of the world's rapidly growing markets in the world, is witnessing a surge in low-cost smartphone launches from both MNCs and local players.

According to recent reports, domestic manufacturers seems to have gained a formidable hold in the smartphone market thanks to their knack of selling their devices at very low prices.

Now, MNCs Samsung, Nokia, LG, Sony and others are now following suit to introduce feature-rich smartphones at affordable prices. Two such recently released smartphones - Nokia Lumia 720 and Sony Xperia L - fall in the same price range and also feature similar specs. What remains to be seen is if the new Xperia L will have an impact on the sales of Nokia's popular Lumia phone.

Here is a brief comparison of main features between Nokia Lumia 720 and Sony Xperia L:


Nokia Lumia 720 sports an IPS LCD screen with 480x800p display resolution and pixel density close to 217 ppi (pixels per inch). Sony Xperia L sports a similar 4.3-inch TFT LCD screen with a slightly higher display resolution of 480x854p and pixel density of 228 ppi.


In terms of power, both Lumia 720 and Xperia L pack similar 1GHz Qualcomm based dual-core processors and Adreno 305 GPU, but of different processor versions. Nokia smartphone houses a MSM8227 chipset whereas Sony device features the MSM8230 variant.


Nokia Lumia 720 boasts of a 6.1-megapixel camera with exclusive an Carl Zeiss lens and a 1.3-megapixel HD front camera.

Sony Xperia L sports an impressive 8.0-megapixel camera with the company's exclusive Exmor R camera lens technology and a VGA secondary camera on the front.

Mobile Operating System:
Like all android smartphones, Sony Xperia L holds an upper hand as the Nokia Lumia 720 runs on new Windows Phone 8 OS which houses a tiny collection of just over 150,000 apps. In comparison, the Android ecosystem has more than 700,000 apps.

Keeping this in mind, the Android v4.1.2 Jelly Bean powered Sony Xperia L will have the advantage of getting hold of any new apps and games in the market, as many application developers across the world prefer Android's open ecosystem compared to Windows Phone 8 OS.


Lumia 720 is priced ₹18,090, whereas Sony Xperia L is priced ₹18,990, almost ₹1000 more than the Nokia smartphone. But the Sony smartphone justifies its price-tag owing with its sturdy body case and an impressive camera.

As per recent reports, Sony Xperia L is up for pre-orders at and it is likely to hit stores in a few days. On the other hand, Lumia 720 is readily available in all leading stores across India.

Here is breakdown of specifications of Nokia Lumia 720 and Sony Xperia L:


Nokia Lumia 720

Sony Xperia L


4.3-inch IPS LCD screen with

480x800p display resolutions,

Pixel density: close to 217 ppi

(pixels per inch)

4.3-inch TFT screen with

480x854p display resolutions,

Pixel density: close to 228 ppi


Windows Phone 8 OS

Android v4.1 Jelly Bean OS


Qualcomm MSM8227 dual-core

Processor with 1GHz CPU speed

Qualcomm MSM8230 snapdragon

Dual-core processor with 1GHz

CPU speed


Adreno 305

Adreno 305




Storage capacity

8GB, expandable up to 64GB via

Micro-SD card

8GB, expandable up to 32GB via

microSD card


Main: 6.1-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss Lens, auto-focus, LED

Flash support

Front: 1.3-megapixel camera

With HD 720p wide-angle video


Main:8.0-megapixel camera with

Auto-focus, flash support with HD video recording

Front: VGA camera


2G & 3G

2G & 3G



1750 mAh


Bluetooth v3.0,NFC,USB v2.0

Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)

Bluetooth v4.0 withA2DP, NFC,

Micro-USB v2.0, Wi-Fi(802.11 a/b/g/n)


127.9 x 67.5 x9.0 mm

128.7 x 65.0 x 9.7 mm


128 g

137 g