The Nokia Lumia 620 is one of the most popular Windows 8 devices in the market. Nokia strategically positioned the Lumia 620 as a mid-tier device. The Finish Company seeks to boost the market share of its Windows 8 devices especially in emerging Smartphone markets such as Kenya.
The Lumia 620 looks a lot like the iPhone 5C primarily due to its brightly colored body finish and its glossy polycarbonate construction. Nokia even took jabs at the Cupertino Tech Giant with a cheeky tweet that amassed thousands of retweets.
Nokia was generous on the color splash for the device. In some sense, this makes the Lumia 620 the cute ‘Swaggy’ little brother of the Nokia Lumia family [Tongue in cheek].Back to the order of business, as it is ‘our thing’, here is a comprehensive review of the Nokia Lumia 620.
The Lumia 620 comes with a rather compact 3.8-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It is interesting to note that, despite the petite screen the Nokia Lumia screen has a 246 ppi pixel density (The Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini has a 256 ppi pixel density).
The Lumia resolution density is a couple of units more than the resolution density found in the Lumia 520 and the Lumia 720. As a result, the image quality is awesome.
Related: Nokia Lumia 520 Review and Pricing
The downside is that the screen lacks a screen protection layer. Thus, a screen protector comes in handy. Nevertheless, Nokia’s proprietary ‘ClearBlack’ display coating works extremely well as a reflection filter and thus improves the outdoor visibility of the display.
Body and Design
The Lumia 620 comes with a diminutive 115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm frame and weighs in at just 127g.
The Lumia 620 also comes bundled with seven swappable glossy rear covers. A reminiscence of the super colorful swappable rear covers that came bundled with the Samsung Galaxy Young.
This is a clear give out that the Lumia 620 strategy to capture the young generation of Smartphone users. The smooth rounded edges of the device plus the matte finish make the Lumia 620 feel good in your palms. It also gives the device a premium feel that is elusive in low-end devices.
The Tech Specs of the Nokia Lumia 620 closely match those of the Nokia Lumia 520 and the Lumia 720.We have a 1 GHz CPU backed by 512 MB of RAM plus a Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset.The Device comes with Microsoft Windows Phone 8 Amber out of the box.
However, it is upgradable to windows phone 8 Black (update is available).The Lumia 720 has 8GB of internal memory and a card slot that can support up to 64GB of MicroSD memory.
For connectivity, the device has Wi-Fi with Wi-Fi hotspot functionality plus Bluetooth V 3.0. Windows Phone 8 Black firmware installation updates the Bluetooth to V 4.0.
Just like the Nokia Lumia 520, the 620 comes with a 5MP snapper. However, unlike the Lumia 520, the Lumia 620 has a LED flash just above the snapper. In addition to that, the Lumia 620 has a VGA front facing camera, a feature that is conspicuously missing in the Lumia 520.
The camera captures motion at 720p resolution. The captured video is of satisfactory quality. Unlike most entry-level android handsets, the Camera is responsive, and there is a noticeable absence of shutter lag on the device.
Snapping out the rear cover of the Lumia 620 reveals a Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery. The cost saving measure is misplaced taking into account of the 1430 mAh battery found in the Lumia 520 and a far cry from the 2000 mAh battery found in the Lumia 720.
Therefore, you should expect the device to pin for a charger at least once a day even on moderate usage.
Tech Trends Diary Verdict
The Nokia 620 is quite an interesting device.
So much interesting that it even inspired the iPhone 5C :)However, from a neutral perspective, the Nokia Lumia 620 is perfect for the young Smartphone user who seeks an attractive budget phone. The Lumia 620 could also be the perfect handset for the first time Windows 8 Smartphone user.
The handset drives the perfect bargain between prices and features. It presents a perfect alternative to the numerous Android Handsets in the low-end Smartphone market.
Tech Trends Diary Rating
Nokia Lumia 620: [usr 8.6]