Nokia Lumia 620 vs Lumia 720
Nokia’s crisis was evident few years back when they started pruning employees and budget cuts. But they have regained their strengths in such a short time span and reverted back to their normal position as a giant in the mobile phone market although it’ll take some time to get their original position of number one seller in the world. Nokia’s recent success can be attributed to two main things; collaboration with Microsoft Windows and their unique awesome unibody design. At a time where the smartphones were morphing to hinge at a similar outlook, Nokia’s novel unibody design shed some light to the market. Microsoft Windows Phone 8 was equally integral for Nokia because the newly redesigned operating system featured a simplistic design that was a getaway for iOS and Android stuck smartphone world. We have seen quite a lot of smartphones been released by Nokia recently and decided to compare two smartphones that are mid-range products. Nokia Lumia 720 was revealed in the MWC 2013 and can be considered as a great mid-range device. Nokia Lumia 620 is basically a smartphone that is at the lower spectrum of the market.
Nokia Lumia 720 Review
Nokia Lumia 720 has a great design with a slim unibody encased with a colorful outlook. It has 4.3 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display panel that features a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at a pixel density of 217 ppi. The display panel features Nokia ClearBlack technology introducing deep blacks and magnificent color reproduction. However it is disappointing to see that Nokia has included a WVGA display instead of the high end 720p HD display, which would make the most out of the operating system. The Corning Gorilla glass reinforcement certainly would keep the display from scratches. Nokia Lumia is powered by Qualcomm MSM8227 dual core processor clocked at 1GHz with Adreno 305 GPU and 521MB of RAM. It runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8. The internal storage amounts to 8GB with the ability to expand up to 64GB using microSD card. In fact, Nokia Lumia 720 is the first smartphone to feature microSD expansion slot in a unibody design.
Being a mid-range smartphone, Nokia Lumia 720 only features 3G HSDPA connectivity along with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n for continuous connectivity. It has 6.7MP rear camera with Carl Zeiss optics and autofocus that can capture 720p HD videos @ 30 frames per second. The 1.3MP camera in the front can be used for video conferencing. Nokia made an interesting choice in including 6.7MP rear camera, as opposed to the popular 8MP cameras, but they assure that the quality of the camera is superior. The smartphone comes in White, Red, Yellow, Cyan and Black. It has 2000mAh battery and is said to offer 23 hours of 2G talk time.
Nokia Lumia 620 Review
Nokia Lumia 620 is the starter Windows Phone 8 smartphone for your kid or teenager. It can also be a smartphone for a user with relatively less needs that require computationally hungry hardware elements. As such, it is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon Krait dual core processor clocked at 1GHz along with Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB of RAM. It runs on Microsoft Windows Phone 8 and has 3.8 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display panel that features a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at a pixel density of 246ppi. The display panel features Nokia’s ClearBlack technology, but it is disappointing to see a lower resolution here. Then again, you can’t really expect a lot from a budget smartphone either. It comes with 8GB of internal storage with the ability to expand using microSD card up to 64GB. Lime Green particularly looks cute among the other colors it is offered such as Orange, Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, White and Black.
Nokia Lumia 620 has 5MP camera that can capture 720p HD videos @ 30 frames per second with autofocus and LED flash. The VGA front camera can be used for video conferencing. It features 3G HSDPA connectivity along with Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n for continuous connectivity. Nokia promises a 2G talk time of 14 hours with the 1300mAh battery included in the Lumia 620.
A Brief Comparison Between Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 620
• Nokia Lumia 720 is powered by 1GHz dual core processor on top of Qualcomm MSM8227 chipset with Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB RAM while Nokia Lumia 620 is powered by 1GHz dual core processor on top of Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset with Adreno 305 GPU and 512MB RAM.
• Nokia Lumia 720 and Nokia Lumia 620 run on Microsoft Windows Phone 8.
• Nokia Lumia 720 has 4.3 inches IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen display featuring a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at a pixel density of 217ppi while Nokia Lumia 620 has 3.8 inches TFT capacitive touchscreen display panel featuring a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels at a pixel density of 246ppi.
• Nokia Lumia 720 has 6.7MP camera that can capture 720p HD videos @ 30 fps while Nokia Lumia 620 has 5MP camera that can capture 720p HD videos at 30 fps.
• Nokia Lumia 720 has 2000mAh battery while Nokia Lumia 620 only has 1300mAh battery.
There is relatively small difference between these two handsets but what differentiate them are the outlook and the display panel. Nokia Lumia 720 excels in the aforementioned matrices although both are more or less the same in any other context. Hence we leave the decision at your hand so that you can hold it and check which smartphone would appease you better and appeal to you.