Nokia Lumia 620 and Nokia Lumia 800 – hands on comparison

nokia-lumia-620-nokia-lumia-800-review-01The Nokia Lumia 620 has been announced here in the UK and looks like being something of a smash hit with all concerned. It’s an entry-level smartphone running the full version of the Windows Phone OS and makes a great upgrade to the Nokia Lumia 800.

The Nokia Lumia 620 isn’t intended to be a direct upgrade of the Nokia Lumia 800. However, as they share a similar screen size we thought it would be interesting to see what they look like side-by-side. After all, if you’re happy with the smaller screen size you may well be tempted by this Windows Phone 8 smartphone.

One of the things we first noticed when we got our hands on the Nokia Lumia 620 is that while it has a 3.8-inch touchscreen with ClearBlack technology, making it ‘in theory’ larger than the Nokia Lumia 800, it’s actually smaller.


This is due to an amazing job by the developers working hard to bring an amazing attention to detail. Advances in technology also mean you can pack more into the Nokia Lumia 620 than previously possible.


One thing people have said about the Nokia Lumia 620 is that it’s rather ‘chunky’. This isn’t actually the case, – the curved case and cupped back gives it the illusion of being thicker than it is.


If you see how the sizes stack up, you’ll see what we mean – the Nokia Lumia 800 measures 116.5 x 61.2 x 12.1 mm and weighs in at 142g, while the Nokia Lumia 620 measures 115.4 x 61.1 x 11mm and weighs 127g.

It’s worth bearing in mind that while the Nokia Lumia 620 is viewed as a budget or entry-level smartphone, it comes with a full version of Windows Phone 8 and all the Nokia apps, from Nokia Music to Nokia City Lens and Nokia Maps, so this isn’t a cut-down smartphone, it’s the real deal offering amazing value for money with no real compromise.

Check out the Nokia Lumia 620 at Nokia UK

What do you think, tempted by the Nokia Lumia 620? Let us know in the Comments below.

  • Mikey_Bee

    Most of these need to be checked and verified for WP8

  • LPHeadstrong

    Wow, thanks! Also wondering, since most apps on WP7.x required 512MB memory to run would all these apps run on WP8? I know some might need updates but the 620 is almost equivalent to high range WP7 models, isn’t it?

  • Mikey_Bee

    We’ve just downloaded SmartGlass to see if it works and you’ll be happy to know it does!

  • Paul Jones

    Totally agree; loving 7.8, for a merely cosmetic update, it really gives the phone a new lease of life. Hoping WP catches on with more people as it’s such good interface; feels like the natural successor to symbian to me.

  • Mikey_Bee

    They don’t call it a classic for nothing :) WP7.8 will give you an even better experience :)

  • Mikey_Bee

    Ha, not sure it’s a Unicorn – no spikey bits, perhaps it’s a My Little Pony :)