While my attention is normally captured by the big flagship phones, there is one low-end option that I was quite taken by: The Nokia Lumia 620.
The phone is interesting because it is the cheapest Windows Phone 8 device on sale in the UK, yet it sacrifices very little to achieve a price point that is about half that of its top-of-the-line brothers, like the Lumia 920 and the HTC Windows Phone 8X. So when the phone went on sale in the UK this week, I decided to pick it up right away.
Let’s have a look at the specifications. We’ve a fairly modest spread, admittedly: A 1 GHz dual-core processor, 512 MB of RAM and 8 GB of internal storage. But there’s both a rear and front-facing camera (5 megapixels and VGA, respectively), A-GPS, NFC, Bluetooth 3 and HSDPA connectivity. The big sacrifice is the screen, which on paper at least is pretty puny – just 3.8″ diagonally and at a resolution of 800 x 480.
However, when I look at the phone I’m comparing it to the Nokia Lumia 800 that I got not too long ago, and it seems to be an upgrade despite its lower price.
Of course, the all-plastic case used on the 620 isn’t anywhere as nice as the beautiful unibody design of the 800, there’s less internal space and the camera is worse, but apart from that it’s got better specifications.
There’s a slightly larger screen at the same resolution, a dual-core processor instead of a single core one, a better GPU, faster HSDPA speeds, better connectivity options and of course Windows Phone 8 instead of that half-measure Windows Phone 7.8.
And you know, I’m liking the colours offered with the Lumia 620 than those of the 800. That green is awesome, and the pink is quite nice as well. And the white version is easily available, something that wasn’t the case for the HTC 8X.
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