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Nokia Lumia 620 review: Auxiliary troops

14 February 2013 | Read the review | Post your comment
Nokia Lumia 620 review: Auxiliary troops - read the full textAt this point it should be clear that the future of Nokia rides on the success of the Windows Phone 8 platform. The Fins need the second major WP release to work as the Lumia lineup is Nokia’s only shot at staying afloat in the long run. Samsung and...

 

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Please post the battery test for lumia 620.

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  • 2013-02-18 10:59
  • uCs%

U guys should stop comparing WP8 and android. Am sure Android applications didt start with 500000 apps at the same time.Windows apps with time will grow.it ur choice to choose whatever suits U. Pls anybody with L620 should post there experiences with it.

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  • 2013-02-18 09:29
  • N9@S

> In reply to Derzen W. @ 2013-02-18 03:36 from 2Uxy - click to readI find that odd too. You promised us the battery endurance rating and many people would like to see it. Where is it?!

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  • 2013-02-18 09:06
  • niyy

What?! No battery test?!

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  • 2013-02-18 03:36
  • 2Uxy

> In reply to khan @ 2013-02-15 18:48 from KIFN - click to readTurn ur phone region to us then u can find more apps

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  • 2013-02-17 17:09
  • PI5L

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-16 23:32 from m7KR - click to readYou sure haven use this phone before lets justify.ur teory I compared to phone with galaxy w which has single core processor and 512ram the performance's of Lumia 620 is 100miles away from this phone.

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  • 2013-02-17 17:05
  • PI5L

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-16 23:32 from m7KR - click to readAre you crazy or what? No way on earth can a VM running android be lighter than something which is running native code. The video reviews show the 620 to be very fast for the price it comes in even with the browser running.

The app issue scarcity is a valid point though. Also there were manufacturers who released XP boxes with 128MB RAM.

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  • 2013-02-17 07:40
  • uuhp

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-02-16 23:32 from m7KR - click to readAre you crazy or what? No way can a VM based android can be lighter than something which runs native code.

video reviews show that the phone is pretty lag-free for that price even with the browser. The app store scarcity is wellknown though. And yes XP devices did ship with 128mb ram.

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  • 2013-02-17 06:06
  • YQ@$

> In reply to khan @ 2013-02-15 18:48 from KIFN - click to readYou are right, the apps is a serious limitation, its amazing how simple and stripped all the WP apps are, always leaving too much to be desired, its like old Symbian Apps. Very weak apps indeed, they seem to be busy making many apps instead of quality apps.

Your phone slowing down from time to time is normal for WP8 devices with 512MB RAM, WP8 is very resource hungry compared to Android which can run well on single core and 512MB (and below). Its mainly when using the webbrowser you have slowdowns, right? WP8 requires 1GB RAM (to use all features), thats what Microsoft has said the whole time, 512 is absolute minimum, we have to ask why phone manufacturers insist on making 512MB WP8 devices. WinXP could run on 128MB but no manufacturer made PCs with 128MB for XP, microsfts minimums have always been theoretical minimums that should never be used.

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  • 2013-02-16 23:32
  • m7KR

About xperia p's performance it is already awesome and also will be far ahead after jellybean

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  • 2013-02-16 12:35
  • MDVw

Good job Nokia for producing amazing mobile like 620
hats off

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  • 2013-02-15 21:16
  • t1$E

> In reply to Mus @ 2013-02-15 19:11 from fsg5 - click to readSame reason why Nokia didn't wanted to take android, because sammy was already gobbling the major chunk.

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  • 2013-02-15 21:01
  • H4wZ

"Despite the more than capable Ativ S, Samsung's heart isn't as bent on Windows Phone as it is on Android and is happy to leave the largest part of that to Nokia."
as if its samsung's will that nokia has largest part of the pie of wp.
sorry this is out of context, its nokia's effort that led to it to capture the lion's share of wp.
just look at 620 vs galaxy s3 mini

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  • 2013-02-15 19:11
  • fsg5

This phone is also called specification king
1)Because it has dual core 1ghz processor
2)NFC
3)video calling facility
4)Nokia navigation
5)Nokia music
6)beautiful colour panels
7)advance windows 8 os
8)X box gaming
9) Rooms app like whatsapp for life time
10)affordable phone in this price range

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  • 2013-02-15 19:02
  • t1$E

Very good phone and good review

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  • 2013-02-15 18:49
  • t1$E

> In reply to kavint @ 2013-02-15 18:13 from sGPq - click to readOh boy, kavint - you really show exceptional ignorance regarding the needs of the various OSs.

"sorry to say Nokia dreams are shattered with xperia z,htc one, galaxy s4..."
yeah...which is why the 808 PureView and Lumia 920 have won loads of awards between them for being outstanding devices.


"lumia is far behind 4.5" vs 5" screen.. 720p vs 1080p...."
True, but not the most valid of arguements. Firstly, WP8 only goes up to 728p (for now), and secondly bigger screen doesn't mean better - it just means a different target audience. Screen quality is important, and in that respect the Lumia 920 so far beats all the others hands down.

"dual core vs quad core... 1gb ram vs 2 gb..."
Again, you miss completely the point - WP is a much more resource-friendly OS than Android, so it doesn't need beefier and beefier processors to run smoothly whereas Android very much does.

"i think Microsoft made mistake to join a sinking company which is too far behind in tech..."
And which company is that? Certainly not Nokia if you look at the products it makes - from high end to low end. Now Nokia was well behind in software (symbian is a very capable and powerful OS but didn't get the updates it needed from Nokia so fell behind Android and iOS) but it's hardware has always been up there to rival if not beat everyone else. Add to that the software differentiation they're making in the WP ecosystem and your comments just don't stick.

"i think they too lately realized and launched own surface...iam nokia user past 11 years... mow feel time has come to part with it..
having 41mp cam tech.. they could not use in lumia 920.. what a useless company..."
Really? You claim to be a Nokia user and yet you have zero awareness of their product plans...info which is publically available. I won't even bother responding properly as you've proven yourself incapable of doing any basic research before you start your bashing...just have a look for Nokia PureView EOS and stop your whining.

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  • 2013-02-15 18:48
  • m7g9

i am using this phone.i ve shifted from android ics.
build quality,interface and usage is very good.
its way too classy than android. bt wp8 doesn,t allow that much customisation.
major issues, apps are very few and stupid as compared to android. no sms preview turning off option,battery is hardly one day with wifi,location and internet on.
it gives 20hrs with all internet off and normal call and sms.
in pakistan it doesn't supports mms which is very embarassing.phone gets slow sometimes.
task manager doesn't allow to kill apps bt it does good work by itself.
i think nokia and windows should work on apps.

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  • 2013-02-15 18:48
  • KIFN

u r useless. nokia will releas their new flagship phone in mwc and nokia world at september month. u will see full hd with 5inch screen set. for ur kind information its microsoft who select which hardware they use for their os. u r a fool. u also compare a upcoming device with release alomost 6 month ago.stupid

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  • 2013-02-15 18:46
  • K6md

> In reply to kavint @ 2013-02-15 18:13 from sGPq - click to read''At this point it should be clear that the future of Nokia rides on the success of the Windows Phone 8 platform'''
sorry to say Nokia dreams are shattered with xperia z,htc one, galaxy s4...
lumia is far behind 4.5" vs 5" screen.. 720p vs 1080p....
dual core vs quad core... 1gb ram vs 2 gb...
i think Microsoft made mistake to join a sinking company which is too far behind in tech...
i think they too lately realized and launched own surface...iam nokia user past 11 years... mow feel time has come to part with it..
having 41mp cam tech.. they could not use in lumia 920.. what a useless company...

sorry to say Nokia dreams are shattered with xperia z,htc one, galaxy s4... - You don't even know what future holds and are talking about dreams of Nokia?

dual core vs quad core... 1gb ram vs 2 gb... - WP runs smoother on dual cores and a gig, no need for a wastage of resources, public money and time just to make the lag go away.

i think Microsoft made mistake to join a sinking company which is too far behind in tech... - If tech means increasing number of cores and gigs in ram, then I say even cheap chinese mobiles are equal to samsung, sony and htc, they too have all these at that too at a lesser price.

i think they too lately realized and launched own surface - Microsoft has been launching tablets even before Apple.

having 41mp cam tech.. they could not use in lumia 920.. what a useless company... - You need to remain updated. MWC is around the corner

i think they too lately realized and launched own surface...iam nokia user past 11 years... mow feel time has come to part with it.. - You are not a user, you are just a hater. Good, go away less number of annoying people.

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  • 2013-02-15 18:28
  • H4wZ

'''At this point it should be clear that the future of Nokia rides on the success of the Windows Phone 8 platform'''
sorry to say Nokia dreams are shattered with xperia z,htc one, galaxy s4...
lumia is far behind 4.5" vs 5" screen.. 720p vs 1080p....
dual core vs quad core... 1gb ram vs 2 gb...
i think Microsoft made mistake to join a sinking company which is too far behind in tech...
i think they too lately realized and launched own surface...iam nokia user past 11 years... mow feel time has come to part with it..
having 41mp cam tech.. they could not use in lumia 920.. what a useless company...

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  • 2013-02-15 18:13
  • sGPq

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