Nokia Lumia 620 review guide
The Nokia Lumia 620 is currently the entry-level smartphone of the Windows Phone 8 range – until the Nokia Lumia 520 arrives. It offers fantastic value for money and comes with an amazing look and feel to it. Are you set to write a Nokia Lumia 620 review? Check out our guide so you don’t miss anything off your checklist.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is based around a 3.8-inch TFT display with 800 x 480-pixel resolution. You’ll also find it comes with Nokia ClearBlack technology, so you’ll easily be able to read it outdoors as well as in.
When it comes to performance, the Nokia Lumia 620 runs on a 1GHz dual-core processor and is backed by 512MB of RAM. This means it can run Windows Phone 8 with no sign of lag and comes with all the Nokia features you’ve come to expect, including Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive and Nokia Music, all offering the best mobile user experience around.
If you’re thinking of writing a Nokia Lumia 620 review then you need to know what this amazing entry-level smartphone has to offer. Here we show you the things we think you need to make sure are covered off in your review.
Nokia Lumia 620: Size and shape
The Nokia Lumia 620 has the smallest screen of the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 family, making it the smallest and most portable to-date. It measures 115.4 x 61.1 x 11.02mm and weighs in at a highly portable 127g. It’s been designed to fit comfortably in the hand, with the cupped back o delivering a nice shape in the hand.
Nokia Lumia 620: Build quality
The dual-coloured shells on the Nokia Lumia 620 are designed to be swapped and changed to give you a whole raft of colour options. What’s more, this may be a budget-priced handset but you’ll find it a premium product as the colour runs all the way through the material, so should you scratch it, it’ll never show.
Nokia Lumia 620: Interchangeable shells
The Nokia Lumia 620 is the entry-level smartphone of the Nokia Lumia Windows Phone 8 range but that doesn’t mean style and innovation has gone out of the window. The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with a revolutionary new dual-colour shell consisting of a base colour and an outer transparent shell.
There are a range of shells both with a matt finish and a gloss coating. Typically, you’ll find that the single colour shells have a matt finish, while the dual-shot shells have a glossy coating to really bring the colour contrast to life. Try switching shells and you’ll see how you easy it is, as well as how much it changes the look and feel of the phone.
Nokia Lumia 620: Performance
The Nokia Lumia 620 shows its entry-level stripes by not being as powerful as the Nokia Lumia 920 or Nokia Lumia 820 but still offers a full Windows Phone 8 experience. It runs on a 1GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor and is backed by 512MB of RAM. When reviewing the Nokia Lumia 620 it’s worth running a few performance tests as we’ve found it smooth with no signs of lag.
When it comes to storage, it packs in 8GB of internal memory and a microSD slot that is capable of handling cards up to 64GB in size. Nokia has placed the microSD slot to the side of the battery, so you can swap cards without switching the phone off. You’ll also find 7GB of Microsoft SkyDrive cloud storage.
Nokia Lumia 620: Camera and Video
When reviewing any smartphone it’s easy to look at the pixel count and if it isn’t clocking the big numbers dismiss it. However, with the Nokia Lumia 620 we’d suggest you check out what it has to offer. Sporting a 5-Megapixel camera with autofocus and LED flash, it’s far from cutting-edge but delivers great images.
When it comes to video, it’s capable of handling video capture at up to 720p HD resolutions at 30 frames per second.
Nokia Lumia 620: Speaker placement
The speaker on the back of the Nokia Lumia 620 needs some special attention in any review. The volume on the Nokia Lumia 620 goes up to 100dB, so it’s incredibly loud. That means you get a really clear sound when playing music and it’s the loudest speaker we have on any Lumia device.
Nokia Lumia 620: Two microphones
It’s not just the speaker on the back that you need to check out as the Nokia Lumia 620 also comes with dual microphones that can record up to 140dB with no distortion, which is louder than the loudest gig ever recorded. This means that whether you decide to record a clip of your friends chatting on a night out or capture a live gig in full action, you’ll find the Nokia Lumia 620 is able to capture quality audio.
Nokia Lumia 620: Audio playback
The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with a Graphic Equaliser and Dolby Headphone onboard. Dolby is nothing new on a Nokia smartphone, it’s already been used in the Nokia N8, Nokia 700 and Nokia 808 PureView. However, you’ll find it delivers the most natural and comfortable audio experience around by offering a fully and deeper surround-sound when you’re wearing headphones.
Nokia Lumia 620: Battery life
A smartphone is only as practical as the battery life it delivers. The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with a 1300mAh battery that is capable of offering up to 14.6 hours/9.9 hours in GSM/WCDMA modes. Nokia has also stated that you’ll find a standby time of up to 330 hours and up to 62 hours of music playback from a full charge. Naturally, these are just estimates as the final battery life may vary dependent on what else you have running.
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