Nokia Lumia 620

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82

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Nokia Lumia 620 review: precisely what an entry-level smartphone should be

Summary

The Lumia 620 is a budget phone offering good performance and an attractive design. It sets a new benchmark for low-price smartphones.

from $89.99+
Pros
  • Attractively priced
  • Good battery life
  • Performance matches higher-end devices
Cons
  • Middling camera performance
  • Windows Phone 8 lacks app selection of entry-level Android phones
Nokia Lumia 620 review: precisely what an entry-level smartphone should be
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Nokia announces the Lumia 620

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Windows Phone 8 review

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.

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.

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Scores

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82
 

Breakdown

Reception and call quality
7.6
Display
7.8
Battery life
6.5
Camera
6.7
Ease of use
8.3
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
3.8 inches
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Specs

Lumia

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Talk time
2G, 3G
Camera
yes
Internal memory
8 GB
Screen size
3.8 inches
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