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Nokia's design chief shares the inspiration behind the Lumia 620

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Nokia's design chief shares the inspiration behind the Lumia 620
If you read and watched our review of the Nokia Lumia 620, you saw that we were pretty impressed with the overall form factor of the hardware and Nokia experience apps that come with all Nokia Windows Phone devices.  While it is facing stiff competition in its price segment, we had no major complaints against the device.

The Lumia 620 is not available in the US, but it is available in Canada, Mexico Europe and other parts of the world. It is a lower-mid-level smartphone, but features the common amenities of higher-end devices, like NFC and a front-facing camera, but with a much lower price tag.

A Lumia 620 runs just $250 (CAD) contract free on Telus. In the UK, a SIM-free 620 is £219. The device is a little smaller, easier to use with one hand, and relies on Nokia’s penchant for offering ways to personalize the handset where the operating system will not. The back plate of the device comes in multiple colors, and because it is a Nokia, the Nokia experience apps of HERE Drive, City Lens and Nokia Music add to the allure.

The artistic element is interesting though, and Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s chief of product design, shares his perspective of the Lumia 620. As an affordable option, the Lumia 620 cuts few corners.

source: WPCentral


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posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:05 18

1. tusshharish (Posts: 341; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


its a great phone..................with nokia's trust.....

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:23 8

2. Alberto.GM (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


It´s a good OS but I think that nokia design department is the laziest in all the company, sorry to say this but all Lumias look almost the same with the obvious exception of the 920

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:41 21

3. GJanee (Posts: 212; Member since: 29 Jun 2011)


khm... please look at samsung/apple/sony phones, and come again?

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 00:58 2

4. Alberto.GM (Posts: 10; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


You´re right they´re kind the same also, but I recently bought a Lumia 505 por emergency (it´s very cheap) and a friend of mine bought a lumia 800, not knowing the internals (obviusly the 800 is way better phone) it´s exactly the same phone

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:20 8

6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


It's a design language; note how phones made by Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC - their own phones look similar to each other. One S and One X were similar; and many designs has been ripped off the Galaxy S3 - Galaxy Grand, S3 mini, and so on. I dont have a problem with repeated/similar designs, but for Samsung's case their phone design is definitely on the boring side and hence i dont want to see the same design from them. But i really do like HTC and Nokia's design that i dont mind them being recycled again.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 01:14 10

5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1047; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)


at least you know this is a lumia when you look at it unlike every other black slab phone

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:21 2

7. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)


That photo looks like a man with a fetish of some sort molesting a phone.
Anyway, this guy has been doing a good job with designing Nokia phones...

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:43

13. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


Guy looks odd, I'll give you that. Still, he's our pretty boy, making them fancy rectangles into sharp look'n works of art. I have no problem with it long as he's not trying to touch my power supply, comprende?

3hit, get yo minds outta da gutter!

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 03:32

8. rgxVOiD (Posts: 433; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Nokia needs more color, its slowly getting repetitive

(Lumia 820 owner here)

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:59 6

10. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Better than Black and White, lets all be grateful that we have this larger array of colours to choose from! :D

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:00 2

12. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 913; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


with all due respect i think nokia offers the widest arrays of colours out of any phone maker and how's it repetetive when today you can get yellow nest year you can get cyan adn etc... ??

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:50

14. rgxVOiD (Posts: 433; Member since: 30 Aug 2012)


Its repetitive because its the same color on every Lumia phones. 920, 820, 720, 620, 520. All have the same (or similar) array of colors. Even their low-end Symbian are starting to have these colors.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 10:17

16. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1121; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


name me 1 phone that gives 5 colors on launch. (except S3, xperia S)

-and i ask you if having 5 colors to choose from is a bad thing? thats 5. including the common black and white colors.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 04:58 6

9. Timmehor (Posts: 599; Member since: 09 Mar 2013)


Samsung would need this guy ... badly.

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 06:59 2

11. microsoftnokiawin (Posts: 913; Member since: 30 Mar 2012)


they wish

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 07:53

15. sats.mine2k4 (banned) (Posts: 208; Member since: 10 Aug 2012)


Nokia 620's inspiration : a book named "How to make phone with $25 and sell it for $250" especially considering MS is paying billions to nokia for making windows phones

posted on 14 Mar 2013, 11:05

17. cyko969 (Posts: 49; Member since: 23 Mar 2010)


All of the Lumia's are aethestically pleasing given the choice of colors. Sets itself apart from current designs from other phone manufactures. This guy is probably sitting with some fat pockets right now. Good job on his part.

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