Nokia Lumia 620 Review

Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia’s been slowly and steadily expanding its Lumia range. If Lumia 520 targets the entry-level crowd, the Lumia 620 has been created for users who’re willing to spend a bit extra. But considering how well the Lumia 520 fares, does it even make sense to spend extra for the Lumia 620? We take a look.

Design:

Nokia Lumia 620

For the Lumia 620, Nokia has adopted a design akin to other Lumias but it features rounded edges instead of rectangular. The Lumia 620 also comes with replaceable back covers that can be changed with variety of colours. On the front, there’s a 3.8-inch display, three touch-sensitive buttons and front-facing camera. At the top, there’s a 3.5mm headphone jack, a microUSB port at the bottom and the volume, power and dedicated camera button on the right side. The camera and the LED flash along with the loudspeaker are placed at the back of the device.

Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia Lumia 620

Display:

Nokia Lumia 620

The Lumia 620 features a 3.8-inch WVGA resolution display (800×480 pixels). Surprisingly, the screen size is 0.2-inch smaller than Lumia 620’s cheaper sibling – the Lumia 520. We’re not sure of the reason why Nokia opted for a slightly smaller display, if not the same but the end result is a crisp and sharper display due to the increase in pixel density. Also, the Lumia 620’s display looks much brighter and better than the Lumia 520.

Software and Performance:

Nokia Lumia 620 runs the latest version of Windows Phone 8 and comes pre-loaded with number of Nokia apps like the Maps, Music, Nokia City Lens, camera lenses and more.

As far as overall performance goes, the Lumia 620 is very much comparable with the Lumia 520. The superior sibling is also powered by the same 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon processor and 512MB RAM that offers smooth functioning with a decent support for games, music and videos. The phone also comes with free subscription of Nokia Music and BIG Flix along with free navigation from HERE.

Nokia Lumia 620

The phone comes with a 1300mAh battery, which is a smaller capacity battery compared to Lumia 520’s 1430mAh. Given the moderate usage you can easily get around 16-18 hours of runtime before plugging it into the AC adapter.

Camera:

Nokia Lumia 620

Camera is the department where Lumia 520 lacks but the camera excels on the Lumia 620. Given at what Lumia 620 sells, the phone has a potent 5MP shooter. There’s an LED flash for low light situations and supports 720p video recording as well.


Nokia Lumia 620 Sample Shots

Wrap up:

We can say Lumia 620’s competition is not from the similarly priced Android devices but its younger sibling – Lumia 520. Both Lumia 520 and Lumia 620 offer identical performance but the Lumia 520 wins on the price point. However, if you’re unwilling to compromise on the display and the camera quality, Lumia 620 is the one to look out since Lumia 520 perfectly fits the bill when you’re basing your purchase on performance to price ratio.

Lumia 620 sells for a price of around Rs. 14,000 across various online retailers.

Rating:
Pros: Good display, Camera
Cons: Battery Life

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