Nokia may have gone down at some point of their carrier but now with the partnership of Microsoft they are again climbing the high stakes.The Espoo’s giant has launched the Nokia Lumia 620 a few months ago and finally, we did get a chance to review this phone.The Nokia Lumia 620 is having good specifications and also, the company has claimed that this is the brightest Lumia yet and also, the price is kept low which is the main thing which attracts the consumer.This device is running on the Windows Phone 8 operating system and it is something different than the Android and iOS operating systems which are mostly liked by the people.Well, if you are confused whether to buy this device or not you can check out the complete review below.
What’s in the box:
- Nokia Lumia 620
- USB based charger
- Warranty card
- User Manual
- MicroUSB to USB based data cables
Design, Display, Touchscreen and Hardware:
Lumia 620 is quite a nice device and it is having the same design as that of the Nokia Lumia 820, but it is a little diferent thing and it is quite nice and thick as well.The outer body of the front side of this device is made up of the glass while the bezels and the back panel is made up of plastic.The back panel is also a little rubberized which gives a nice feeling to the hands when we place the phone one our palm, but the Nokia Lumia 620 is a finger print magnet and even you can see the finger prints at the back panel also, see the image below.
The device Nokia Lumia 620 is having a 3.8-inch TFT capacitive touchscreen display which is 480×800 pixels in resolution and provides a PPI of 246 which is okay for this device of this price range.The display is the clear black display which we have already seen in many of the previous phones, released by this company.This phone is 115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm in dimensions and is 11mm thick which is quite thicker, but still the phone is light weighed and it is weighed at 127g.Though, the display is not a HD display, but still the company has manged to provide the crisp and sharp texts to the users.
On the front side of the Nokia Lumia 620 there is a touchscreen underneath which there are three capacitive touch buttons are present which glows when we press and even, they can be easily seen with the naked eyes, unless the Samsung Galaxy S4 devices whose capacitive touch buttons cannot be seen until they are touched to glow.On the top front of this phone there is a front camera along with sensors and Nokia logo embossed.The Nokia Lumia 620 is having the new Windows logo buttons as well and you can see it below.
Lumia 620 is quite a strong device and it feels solid in our hand.This device’s touchscreen is quite sensitive but with this device you are not going to get the features of High Sensitivity which allows the users to use the touchscreen while wearing gloves as they can be very handy during the winter season where mostly people use gloves, but you do no get this feature in your phone.Anyway, this device is made up of plastic and we do not think that this device is going to easily break.We have not done the drop test, but we think that this device will manage to keep it’s life safe even falling from the waist height.
Nokia Lumia 620’s design is quite convincing and this device is available in different colors like Lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white, black.So, you get a variety of options with this phone.So, we think that in terms of Touchscreen, design, display and hardware this device is satisfactory.
Messaging and Web Browser:
Nokia Lumia 620 is not a too large device like the Sony Xperia Z or Samsung Galaxy S4 or Nokia Lumia 920 having 4.7-inch plus touchscreen displays, so, you must be worried about the typing quality of this phone as these a days texting has became one of the main priorities of using a cell phone, even we do not Message or SMS, but we use Facebook and type their and there are mainly business folks who have to do a lot of typing and if the phone is not selected wisely there attempt to quickly respond may fail.Firstly take a look at the messaging keypad below in the image.
Nokia Lumia 620 is a Windows phone device and thus, this device is having the Windows style keyboard.The keyboard can be used in both landscape and portrait mode, but we did find that the keyboard is a little clumsy and the keys are a little cozy to each other as well and when in the landscape mode is on the Nokia Lumia 620 then the keypad is not covering the complete screen and thus we find typing on this device a little uncomfortable because if you are having small fingers then it is okay, but if you have the large hands then typing will be difficult for you because at the single time you are going to type two buttons and thus the things are going to be messed.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is not having the voice integrated apps so, you will have to type.Also, we think that if you do typing on this device for longer than 45 minutes then your fingers will start paining and if you have the office duties then you have noway other then to type.So, overall the keypad is not so handy and if the screen would have been a little bigger then there wouldn’t have been any issues.
Nokia Lumia 620 is running on Microsoft’s OS so, there is only Internet Explorer present for web browsing and thus, you are not provided with so many options.This device is having the HTML5 based web browser and what we like about this browser is that it loads the webpages very quickly.In this device we have also seen the checker board patterns while doing the kinetic scrolling and when we zoomed in and out we find no issues as the text was quite crisp and clear.Also, with this web browser you can watch the YouTube videos as well and there are many apps there in the market place to improve the web browser of this phone.Overall, the company has provided an average stuff in this segment.
Operating System and Connectivity Feature:
Lumia 620 is running on the Windows Phone 8 operating system and you can see that the OS version is 8.0.10211.204 and at this moment we do not know whether this device is going to get the updates in future or not.We have already heard about the Windows Blue operating system which will be coming by the end of this year and till then we can see that the company will be updating their phone with minor updates, but we can not confirm about the major operating system update at this moment.With the Windows Phone 8 operating system you get the access to the new live tiles and home screen and now with this , you can easily re-size your tiles and we did liked it.Also, with the Windows Phone 8 operating system you can use the feature Tap+Send which was quite awaited by the people as in the Windows Mango we have not been able to use the Bluetooth, but finally the company did improved.Some apps and features won’t work on phones with less than 1 GB of RAM.
To see how much memory your phone has, check the manufacturer’s website or your phone’s documentation. Some features might not be available in your country or region or may vary depending on your mobile operator or manufacturer, but that’s not an issue for most of you.Also, with this you get the updates on the home screen as well.You have also got the same old styled pull the lockscreen upwards to get the homescreen and you can see it in the image below.
With this operating system you also get many more live apps and the Windows Phone market place has also been updated and now, you can get access to many applications as there are many applications like Temple Run, Fruit Ninja, Skype which now works for your phone and all thanks to Microsoft for the brilliant effort.So, overall the operating system is quite fine.
Nokia Lumia 620 is a 3G only device and has connectivity features like Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, GPRS, EDGE, Bluetooth v3.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE, NFC microUSB v2.0 (MHL 2), USB On-the-go, USB Host and the infrared port as well.This device uses the micro-SIM card and we have checked all the connectivity features and all these connectivity features work perfectly fine.
Camera and Processor:
Nokia Lumia 620 is having both front and rear cameras.So, on the back side of this phone there is a 5 Megapixel AutoFocus camera present with single LED flash which is quite good and it is capable of taking images at a pixel of 2592х1936.You can also shoot 720p HD videos at 30fps with this phone.On the front of this device there is a VGA camera present for making the video calls.
We have checked this camera and have found it awesome.You can find more details in the review video below, but at this time we have got some camera samples captured by this device and you can see it below.
Nokia Lumia 620 is packing a Dual-core 1 GHz Krait Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor along with 512MB of RAM.Well, with this phone you can get the flavor of many games like Temple Run and many more and we have also find this device okay for multitasking and there you can play a lot of HD and 3D games on this phone without hanging.We have noted that when the battery level is low, the phone performs very badly and goes real slow.Apart from that there is no issue.
Nokia Lumia 620 is having Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, MP3/WAV/eAAC+/WMA player,MP4/H.264/H.263/WMV player.Also, this device is having an internal storage of 8GB and you can expand the external storage upto 64GB via a microSD card as well.This device is having the Microsoft Office as well, which constitutes of the WordPower, Power point, Excel etc.It is also having 7GB free SkyDrive storage.
Nokia Lumia 620 is a good device having good features providing powerful performance.The call qualit of this phone is also nice and the other person on the phone can also you sound properly.So, we are going to gibe Nokia Lumia 620 a rating of 3/5.Software is no one issue in the history, and there is no need to worry about as the company has been working with the latest technology which is good for all the users.The price of the Nokia Lumia 620 is Rs. 14,990 and we do think that at this price range this phone is a good buy if you are looking something other than Android or second hand iOS device.Well, you can watch the complete review video below and you can also check out the image gallery underneath.Thanks for reading our review.