I just found out that WP8 doesn't have (or microsoft doesn't let) 3rd party video player apps capable of playing formats not supported by default (mkv, avi for example) This true, or did I miss something
AnonD-91705, 23 Dec 2012mr.nukeblitz, do u know that battery depends on ur screen? Super amoled(darker darks) uses les... moreYeah, and that's part of the reason why microsoft chose a lot of blacks for their UI - major battery savings with AMOLED screens. Ativ S and lumia 820, for example
But in any case, AMOLED vs LCD is one of those debates which is very subjective. I personally don't really care.
As far as LCDs go though, their power consumption, barring technological differences, is almost directly proportional to screen area (not screen diagonal, 3:2 3.5" is much bigger than 16:9 3.5"). This is because the backlight on LCD screens is what consumes the most power. Sharp's IGZO screens directly decrease power consumption by increasing the translucency of the pixel layer so that a dimmer backlight can be used without negative effects.
Now, nokia's clearblack doesn't directly decrease power consumption. It decreases screen reflectivity, which is very useful an bright ambient conditions but makes no difference in the dark.
That said, a 3.8" 15:9 screen is rather large for a 1300mAh battery. I would speculate that screen on time won't be spectacular but that would be just a guess. There a lot more factors that are at play when it comes to battery life like usage patterns, CPU and GPU efficiency, cellular network/wifi idling efficiency, strength of cellular network/wifi(phone compensates during periods of low signal strength) and so on...
There is no reliable way to estimate battery life without directly testing the phone...specification numbers don't mean a lot.
jys, 22 Dec 2012all right, all right, atlast what is the decission , guys ? Its worth to buy or choose anyothe... moreMr.jys my advice is if u r an android fan then avoid it for windows still lack apps in quantity wise but not in quality wise for 46/50 most useful apps r available in windows market.I must warn u regarding the battery as android compresses more battery than windows.Now its ur decision and don't forget to compare the hardware of the phone you are opting for from lumia 620.
More proof of Indian pricing.
The recent lumia phones.
710:announced around 270 euros but in India Rs.15500
610:announced around 189 euros but in India Rs.12999
510:announced around 199€ but in India Rs.10500
Remember nokia had announced the lumia 710,610,510 in euros and us dollars are before tax and subsidies.Even then there's no matter to Indian pricing, it is always low as compared to other countries.Moreover this phone has been especially launched for the emerging markets.It'll first launch in Asia-the emerging markets.
Hope all of you have properly clarified.
I must remind everyone regarding the price of lumia 620 as 249$. Remember nokia 603 announced @ 260$ but when came to India it was priced @ 14460. In euros 620 is 190€ and 603 was 200€. Lumia 620 will cost in b2win 14000-14500 in India. Go check it out.Don't worry about the price,nokia till now doesn't have disappointed us with the Indian price tag. Don't believe the rumours and fake price expectations,when it will be in the market go and purchase it by carrying the above amount.
mr.nukeblitz, do u know that battery depends on ur screen? Super amoled(darker darks) uses less battery when u put the background in black but it'll use 3times more battery than lcd when u use any other colour. If u use ur mobile 4 internet then avoid s amo bcoz the text is displayed in black and background white that means 3times more battery. But this is not the case with lcd as battery usage is constant.
AnonD-80641, 22 Dec 2012The phone carries a 249$ price tag but in India its price is expected around 18K-20K INR which... moreCustoms duty on mobile phones being imported to india is 18.054%
On the other hand, nokia usually prices their phones really well here - i believe they localize quite a bit but i don't know if they do that with smartphones
The phone carries a 249$ price tag but in India its price is expected around 18K-20K INR which really doesn't make it worthy of all the hype Lumia 620 is getting.
jys, 22 Dec 2012all right, all right, atlast what is the decission , guys ? Its worth to buy or choose anyothe... moreThe hardware is real value for money. The only phone which does better in that regard is the nexus 4.
The app situation is a problem. If you are in the google ecosystem, then avoid. If you want to play a lot of games, avoid. If you like having a lot of app choices, then avoid. However, if those issues don't bother you, then you should find apps for most things.
As far is the OS itself, think of it as a very solid compromise between iOS and android. Take the live tiles, for example. They aren't nearly as powerful and flexible as widgets on android but they look beautiful and very nicely avoid the cluttered mess that android homescreens tend to become. Ask yourself, do you need that extra power? Do you consume a lot of information from different sources? Are you willing to sacrifice functionality for a smoother UI?
all right, all right, atlast what is the decission , guys ? Its worth to buy or choose anyother else ?
sree, 22 Dec 2012ewill this support senting and recvg videos via blue tooth/ plz help..thank uYes, they added that in WP8. There's no file manager though, in case you have to work with odd formats
sree, 22 Dec 2012waht about the quality of apps in windows market compared to android market ? wil we able to g... moreMost general purpose apps are already there. You won't have as much choice but you will usually find something that works. That's not a problem. If you're the type who does document editing, then the MS office suite is awesome.
Games are a problem though. If you are a gamer, iOS>Android>WP
Also, if you use google services a lot, there aren't any apps for that and gmail won't work with the mail app from january end
Maps aren't an issue, though - the nokia drive app is really solid.
AnonD-91705, 22 Dec 2012since lumia 620 is blessed with a clear black display technology,it'll compress less battery a... moreHmmm, I don't think there's enough data for me to comment about the lumia 620's battery life.
TBH, from what I've seen, as far as battery life goes, there have been good performers and bad performers with both WP8 and android.
For example, I've used the original RAZR maxx for a while and that thing never died. And I've got friends who've got notes, s2 and s3 and those phones do well once updated. I'm also hearing from a few people that the lumia 920 gives great battery life. On the other end, my old HTC explorer and samsung galaxy Y were utterly horrible when it came to battery life. And I've got a friend with a lumia 710 which drains it's battery very fast. I stopped judging battery life by simply looking at screen sizes and battery capacities - the iphone does really well with it's small battery, even with a major power hog for a GPU, for example.
Really, it's not a good to bash on a platform. Always take each phone for what that particular phone will do for you. I choose android because it gives me some features that I, personally, really appreciate. I'll admit right away that the majority of people probably won't find them useful/simply won't find a need to use them - and I don't always recommend android either...pretty simple, really
waht about the quality of apps in windows market compared to android market ? wil we able to get full featured apps in windows like android ?
AnonD-91705, 22 Dec 20121 by 1 I'll give u all ur phones list cons.
Samsung galaxy ace duos:
screen:3.5 vs 3.8
cpu:... moreOh, i agree with you on the VFM stakes - that's the best phone you can get for $249. The two krait processors alone make it worth it. The other poster asked which phones had 512megs of RAM.
If you can stretch your budget a little bit and you are fine with 8gig of storage(ugh, so annoying), and you can actually get it, the nexus 4 is a big step up at $299.
But lower down, there's no competition, the lumia trumps. Unless, that is you simply CANNOT spend more than $170 where I'll recommend the xperia tipo.
ewill this support senting and recvg videos via blue tooth/ plz help..thank u
ewill this support senting and recvg videos via blue tooth/ plz help..thank u