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Video shows Nokia Lumia 620 speedier than Nokia Lumia 920 in some functions

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Video shows Nokia Lumia 620 speedier than Nokia Lumia 920 in some functions
The Nokia Lumia 620 has 512MB of RAM and a dual-core 1GHz processor under the hood. Compare that with the 1 GB of RAM and the dual-core 1.5GHz processor that powers the top of the line Nokia Lumia 920. Yet, with certain functions, the Lumia 620 matches or even beats the speed of the Nokia Lumia 920.

Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia Lumia 620

A video shows how the Nokia Lumia 620 beats the Nokia Lumia 920 in getting the boot screen image up and running. When booting up to a Wi-Fi connection, the Nokia Lumia 620 beats out the Nokia Lumia 920 and occasionally, the lower end model loaded an app faster. In those cases when the high-end model was first, it wasn't by that much.

Perhaps some of the reason for this has to do with the newer Adreno 305 GPU that is on the Nokia Lumia 620 compared with the older Adreno 225 on the Nokia Lumia 920 (although the Nokia Lumia 920T made specifically for China Mobile sports the faster GPU). Those with low to mid range Lumia models might not be missing out performance wise compared to those who shelled out more money for the Nokia Lumia 920.

source: MyNokiaBlog via WMPoweruser

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posted on 23 Feb 2013, 16:51 5

1. ama3654 (Posts: 249; Member since: 27 Nov 2012)


Nokia Lumia 920 should've use Adreno 320, dunno what they are thinking smh!

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 21:37 1

10. Shubham412302 (Posts: 298; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


because s4 plus do not support adreno 320. if they want adreno 320 they need s4 pro which has been restricted by Microsoft

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 22:02 1

11. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Then what does the 920T use?

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:54 4

2. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


PA, don't be silly.
Adreno 305 is the cheap version of adreno 220 paired with a Krait CPU.
Adreno 225 > Adreno 305

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 00:48 2

14. tusshharish (Posts: 342; Member since: 23 Oct 2012)


good to know that nokia made a strong and powerful entry level tha beats many phones........

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 17:58 7

3. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


..more likely reason for this is the diffetence in the screen resolutions

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:02 3

6. wendygarett (unregistered)


Thanks for that information darac... I don't know whether your statement is true or not but sound convincing :p

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:44 1

9. Taters (Posts: 3255; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


It's true. I gave an example in my post. Both the One S and the One XL have the same Qualcomm S4, same ram, same software, and same GPU but the One S won all the benchmarks and performs a bit better. Only difference between them are the screens. How much of a role AMOLED plays I don't know but one of the advantages of OLED is the response rate of the screen.

Look at the AT&T One X(Qualcomm S4) in those benchmarks and not the international one that uses the Tegra 3.

http://www.anandtech.com/show/5868/htc-one-s-review-international-and-tmobile/3

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 05:44

19. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Good to know, Wendy.
Especially taking the diffeTence into account, haha :)

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 18:06 3

4. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Oh and btw, about the boot up time.. the fastest device in that regard that I ever used is my cheap spare Huawei Y200 with android 2.3 and 800mhz single core processor.
That thing fires up in eight to ten seconds.. granted, with an empty sd card.
I swear to God this is true

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 19:09 7

5. Just_a_boy (Posts: 183; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


My Lumia 800 boots up faster than my 920, but my Lumia 920 is faster in everything else

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 11:16

25. haseebzahid (Posts: 1831; Member since: 22 Feb 2012)


yes its true my 800 is faster to boot but this fact is due to Wp8 is lot more heavier then wp7

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:09 1

7. wendygarett (unregistered)


Ok seriously, I don't know why you guys thumb darac down but, no matter how annoyed his hatred toward Microsoft is, he's making a very true statement and educated you guys...

and please, give some appreciation to your enemy for sharing intelligence eventhough the war is still continue...

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 05:54

20. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Thank you, Wendy.
As for your question, the answer is simple - they hate me for making uneasy to read (to their fanboy mindsets) comments about Microsoft and Nokia.
That mindset is what I have problems with.

Now believe it or not, I don't hate Microsoft nor Nokia, that would be just pathetic and immature.
I just don't like their attitude and ways of doing things.

I really want next windows phone to be great actually.. at least then the fanboys will have a good base for their trolling

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 20:37 1

8. Taters (Posts: 3255; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


Less pixels to push equal better performance. The HTC One S beat the One XL in every benchmark too because it had the exact same internals and pushed less pixels. This is also why the Droid DNA and Xperia Z probably run a bit choppier than say a Nexus 4 or a Padfone 2.

And it is probably also why phones with smaller screens tend to have lesser specs since they don't really need the juice. It is not because Android manufacturers refuse to make smaller flagships. It is just because a 4.3 inch flagship does not need a 4.7 - 5 inch flagship engine to run a 4.3 inch ship.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 22:04

12. -box- (Posts: 3820; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Fewer pixels (as noted repeatedly above), newer silicon, and other software optimizations. Of the two I'd prefer the 920 but wouldn't mind a 620 as a daily driver versus my 900 (but keep the 900 for camera purposes compared to the 620)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 04:09 1

18. Nathan_ingx (Posts: 3012; Member since: 07 Mar 2012)


I don't think there will be much differences with the new Lumia devices flavored with WP8.
All are powered by the same processor except for the GPU core. The differences lies within the hardware, as in what the 920 can do with it's camera against the 620.
Otherwise i don't think the performance would differ. Of course it might if you compare with the old Lumia's with WP7 or 7.8 with the older chips.

posted on 23 Feb 2013, 22:52 1

13. rickywinataa (Posts: 262; Member since: 05 Apr 2012)


this is why i think nokia should focus on making low and mid end devices, wp is just very light and run smoothly even on a lower end hardware. IMO, lumia 620 is the best low to mid end phone for the price right now

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 01:32 1

15. hanapupu (Posts: 14; Member since: 03 Dec 2012)


what happen to android when mid range phone compare to high end? is there any difference?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 01:36 1

16. lonestrider (Posts: 85; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)


I've seen Windows Phone. It's so unstable and sometimes acting weird. My friend using it. When he want to open X Box app, nothing happened. After he tap on the icon, the phone just reload the home screen. He need to turn off display, turn on again, try to open again, fail again. He did this over and over again, and finally the app is opened. Is it usually happened with Windows Phone?

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 05:57

21. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


^ two thumbs down for that.
Welcome to Nokia fazone!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 16:41

26. asseek (Posts: 164; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


well in this website, with the type of mentality some people have, that is not something new

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 08:03 1

22. iguano (Posts: 101; Member since: 10 May 2012)


Those things happen in all the os if the app sucks, I have a friend that have to restart his nexus 4 every time he wants to activate the Bluetooth, THAT'S never happen in wp

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:00

23. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


This is not a Windows Phone problem but rather an App issue!! The App has a bug!!

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 03:44 1

17. Sarajevo (Posts: 37; Member since: 30 Nov 2012)


There is no sense in this article. There is clear that Lumia 920 i s faster in more than 90% of operations than Lumia 620 in video. So if there is Lumia 620 faster in very few operations, in that case you can not bring conclusion like one in article. In any case, Lumia 620 shows like very fast device wich can compare with even higher devices. Good job Nokia and (I hate to say) MS... :)

posted on 24 Feb 2013, 10:02 1

24. CardiWPfan (Posts: 129; Member since: 12 Sep 2012)


Why is everyone surprise by this NOKIA is known for Quality and build. This clearly solidifies what we alreqady know. Windows Phone on the budget phones still moves fluid and fast like the top end phones. The ecosystem is still stable compared to Android phones on budget. Get ready for tomorrrow Nokia is going to shock the masses with some introspective appeals!!

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