Nokia Lumia 620: Specifications and Review
The Finnish smartphone maker Nokia has been riding on the global success of it’s latest Lumia range of smartphones and recently, it had reported that company had sold nearly 4.4 million Lumia smartphones till date, exceeding company’s own expectations. Well, that’s great news for the company which once enjoyed it’s premium position n the smartphone market but of late, has struggled to keep up and now trails to the likes of Samsung, Apple and HTC. While the world moved over to Android, Nokia trusted the Windows Phone platform to bring the company back amongst the top smartphone makers and with it’s latest range of Lumia devices, it takes another step to reclaim the lost ground.
The much-hyped Lumia 920, 820 and 620 were announced in Indian earlier this month and while the Lumia 920 and 820 are available for sale, the Nokia Lumia 620 would go on sale sometime in February. We weren’t particularly impressed with pricing of the Lumia 920 and Lumia 820 in India, and considering that, we expect the Lumia 620 to cost anywhere in between Rs.18,000-20,000 at launch.
The Nokia Lumia 620 sports a 3.8-inch TFT WVGA ClearBlack display which is quite good to look at and honestly, any display on windows phone device looks good irrespective of the pixel density. The device is powered by a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor coupled with 512MB of RAM and during our initial test, we found the usage to be lag free and all the apps loaded up quickly, without much delay.
The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with 8GB of internal storage along with a micro-SD card slot for storage expansion by up to 64GB, which is a major plus point for the device as it is amongst the only few smartphones, which offer storage expansion till 64GB. Considering it’s expected price point, we aren’t really impressed with the 5 megapixel rear camera on the Lumia 620, but one area where the Lumia 620 scores over it’s closes rival, the HTC 8S is that while the 8S lacks a front-facing camera, the Lumia 620 sports a VGA camera which enables video-calling on the device and makes use of the tight Skype integration on Windows Phone 8, unlike the HTC 8S.
But a major area for concern is the Lumia 620′s petit 1,300 mAh battery which may not be enough to easily last thorough a full day’s usage. That being said, we’ll see how well the device really fares and soon come out with our full review of the Nokia Lumia 620.