Nokia Lumia 730 Philippines Price is Php 11,990 : Out Now, Shines in Costume Party

Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM, which was formally released locally last Friday - October 31, 2014, shone brightly last week in a star-studded costume party at 71 Gramercy. Despite the low-light conditions, photos stunned the guests especially because of the wide angle, 5 MegaPixel front-facing camera which can take even big group selfies.

71 Gramercy was on an even higher plane recently, as it raised glasses to one of the year's most celebrated occasions by those who love the nightlife. Manila's beautiful people including top models, celebrities and other famous personalities came garbed in full Halloween regalia to party the night away.

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All 'resized' and 'unedited' event photos in this post were captured using Nokia Lumia 730

Model/Actor, Adam Lloyd in his Mortal Kombat costume shares that the device "opens a new window to possibilities with the additional filters on top of an already impressive photo capability." He adds, "I like its super quick processors, ultra smooth graphics, and the light, slick and sexy feel."

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Guests at the star-studded event

According to Fabio Ide, part-owner of 71 Gramercy and host of one of the week's themed parties, the New York-style bar of Manila’s tallest residential skyscraper is usually packed on special occasions, especially All Hallows' Eve. As expected, familiar faces came flowing like pumpkin butter that night including Ruffa Guttierez, Bubbles Paraiso, Phoemela Baranda, Mark Nelson, Rovilson Fernandez, Tony Toni, JM Rodriguez, Franco Mabanta, and Manolet Dario.

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Lumia Photographer, Yukie Sarto

What made this year different is when Lumia 730 Dual Sim which became locally available on October 31, were handed out to some guests to capture photos of the colorful costumes. Some of the more interesting ones included actor, Alexander Diaz's pirate costume; The Little Mermaid's villain, Ursula by celebrity stylist, Liz Uy; actress and VJ, Yassi Pressman as Cruella De Vil; actress/singer, Denise Laurel dressed up as Daenerys Targaryen; Fabio came as Count Dracula; Some guests painted their faces like skulls, one came as a prisoner, and another, a slice of pizza.

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Celebrity Styist Liz Uy in her Ursula costume

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Pirate Alexander Diaz with Catwoman friend, Alexa

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Actress Denise Laurel as Daenerys Targaryen

The Nokia Lumia 730 Dual SIM is built for Skype and Selfies. With its wide-angle 5MP full HD front-facing camera, the smartphone took big group selfies without cropping anyone from the Halloween barkada. Its primary 6.7 MP Zeiss camera with LED flash worked amazingly well too, given the venue's lowlight conditions.

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Neil Michael Bengzon says, "As a photographer, you try to capture moments that will be unforgettable. With the wide angle front facing camera, taking selfies or even big ‘groupfies’ is painless and you are always part of the action. Images are surprisingly sharper and clearer too."

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The Lumia 730 Dual Sim is now available for Php 11,990 (SRP) in a range of colors including Bright Orange, Bright Green and stylish neutrals such as Dark Grey and White.

TechPinas Smartphone Technical Specs Table (TSTST)
Name Nokia Lumia 730
Type Slate Form Factor (Full Touchscreen)
Price Category Midrange
Dimensions134.7 x 68.5 x 8.7 mm
Weight 130 grams
Available Colors White, Black, Orange, Green
Operating System Windows Phone 8.1
Display 4.7 inches (~316 ppi pixel density), 720 x 1280 pixels, AMOLED, capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Processor Quad Core 1.2 GHz ARM Cortex A7 CPU, Adreno 305 GPU, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 chipset
Internal Storage 8 GB, expandable via MicroSD card slot, supports up to 128GB
Camera Main: 6.7 MegaPixels, Carl Zeiss optics, Autofocus, LED flash
Features: 1/3.4'' sensor size, Panorama
Front: 5 MegaPixels, Wide Angle Lens
Video Capture Full HD 1080p 30fps for both front-facing and main camera
Audio and Video Playback MP3, WAV, eAAC+, WMA, MP4, H.264, H.263, WMV player
Ports microUSB v2.0, 3.5 mm audio jack
Connectivity Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, 3G HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps
GPS Yes, GLONASS, A-GPS, and Beidou
Sensors Accelerometer, Digital Compass, Proximity, Gyroscope
Network 2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900, 3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
SIM Card Type Dual microSIM
Battery Removable Li-Ion 2,220 mAh battery (BV-T5A)
Uptime 600 Hours of Standby, 22 Hours of Talk Time, 60 Hours of Music Play
Value-Added Features Great Selfie Camera,Free Three-Month Skype Unlimited World, Great Imaging Capabilities, Nokia Location Services, Wireless Charging
Announcement IFA 2014: September 4, 2014
Availability TP Guesstimate: September to October 2014
Price Europe: 199 Euros
TP Guesstimate for Philippines: Php 11,380 to Php 11,500
Official SRP in the Philippines: Php 11,990