HMD Global, which owns the Nokia brand, a few months ago came up with a new Nokia smartphone i.e. the Nokia 7.2. Although the device does not come with flagship-level specs, it surely packs some punch in the camera department. As per DxOMark, the Nokia 7.2 has tied in the camera performance score with the company’s camera-centric device, the Nokia 9 PureView. For naive, the Nokia 9 PureView is the first smartphone that features a Penta-camera setup. And with a triple camera housing, the Nokia 7.2 has come at level with the DxOMark score of the Nokia 9 PureView.
To recall, the Nokia 7.2 packs in features like Snapdragon 660 chipset, 4/6 GB of RAM, offers up to 128 GB of onboard storage, a 3,500 mAh battery, 6.3-inch display and a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner as well. Talking about the heart of the matter, the cameras on the device, it sports a triple 48 MP (f/1.8, wide) + 8 MP (f/2.2, ultrawide) + 5 MP (depth sensor) at the back and also features Zeiss optics, LED flash, panorama, HDR. The front camera is a single 20MP sensor.
Taking a look at the DxOMark camera score it has performed well and has tied with the Nokia 9 PureView. Both the devices have totalled an overall score of 85. However, the Nokia 7.2 falls short in the Video category as it scores 75 while the Nokia 9 PureView grabs a score of 80.
But, if we take a closer look at the scores, the Nokia 7.2 scores 90 in the Photo category while the Nokia 9 PureView scores 2 points less at 88, which gives us a clear indication that the cameras on the Nokia 7.2 perform slightly better than the Nokia 9.
What’s interesting is that the extra ultrawide lens on the Nokia 7.2 helps it to get a better “Photo” score. This also gives us some indications that Nokia is trying to improve on its camera quality and performance and we might see improved camera phones in the future. Let us know in the comments below what are your thoughts on the DxOMark performance of both the devices.