Nokia Lumia 620 review: precisely

March 1st, 2013 by freshersbeat Leave a reply »

The Lumia 620 is Nokia’s most affordable Windows Phone 8 device yet. Alas, it’s a device that might never make an appearance in the US, due to its very attractive pricing of (£150, or around $236), unless American carriers are willing to give a rebate from the outset. But it’s a surprisingly attractive Lumia — in fact it’s hard to put it in the same category as Nokia’s previous cheaper Windows Phone options. Those colors hit you right between the eyes, with matte- and gloss-finish covers in cyan, lime, yellow and magenta presenting a nice alternative to the more staid black and white versions. Behind that shell, a 1GHz Snapdragon S4 Plus beats away, with a bright 3.8-inch ClearBlack display beaming out a familiar 800 x 480 resolution.

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Despite the price, it’s running the latest iteration of Windows Phone 8 and Nokia’s also ensured its own camera lens apps, along with its music and mapping services, have been carried over as well. The 5-megapixel camera may be bested by the Zeiss-equipped 8-megapixel sensors on its bigger brothers, but with a staggering £300 difference between the Lumia 620 and Lumia 920, what other sacrifices have been made? Is this the best bang-for-your-buck Windows Phone we’ve ever seen? We think it might be.

 

Nokia Lumia 620 Nokia Lumia 820 Nokia Lumia 900 HTC Windows Phone 8S
WPBench 180 224 92 180
Battery rundown 3:41 2:07 4:29 3:30
SunSpider (ms, lower numbers are better) 1,443 909 6,902 1,415
AnTuTu 7,479 11,506 2,596 7,333
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