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Nokia Lumia 505 vs Nokia Lumia 620

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Nokia Lumia 505 Remove phone

Posted: 14 Dec 2012
Market Status: Released
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Nokia Lumia 620 Remove phone

Posted: 05 Dec 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeSmart phoneSmart phone 
OSWindows Phone 7.8Windows Phone 8 
Dimensions4.65 x 2.41 x 0.44 inches (118.1 x 61.2 x 11.3 mm)4.54 x 2.41 x 0.43 inches (115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm) 
Weight4.62 oz (131 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
4.48 oz (127 g)
the average is 4.8 oz (136 g)
 
Display
Physical size4.0 inches3.8 inches 
Resolution480 x 800 pixels480 x 800 pixels 
Pixel density

Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

233 ppi246 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

AMOLEDIPS LCD 
Colors65 53616 777 216 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesProximity sensor, Scratch-resistant glassLight sensor, Proximity sensor 
Camera
Camera8 megapixels5 megapixels 
Flash LED 
Aperture size

Aperture size - The aperture of a camera is the opening through which light travels before it reaches the camera sensor. The smaller the number is, the bigger this opening is, allowing for more light to pass.

F2.8F2.4 
Focal length (35mm equivalent) 28 mm 
FeaturesAutofocus, Touch to focus, Exposure compensation, White balance presets, Geo tagging, PanoramaCMOS image sensor, Autofocus, Touch to focus, White balance presets, Geo tagging, Scenes 
Camcorder640x480 (VGA) (30 fps)1280x720 (720p HD) (30 fps) 
Features Video light, Video calling 
Front-facing camera 0.3 megapixels VGA 
Hardware
System chip

System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

Qualcomm Snapdragon S1 MSM7227AQualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8227 
Processor

Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

Single core, 800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A5Dual core, 1000 MHz, Krait 
Graphics processorAdreno 200 (enhanced) Adreno 305 
System memory

System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

256 MB RAM512 MB RAM 
Built-in storage4 GB8 GB 
Storage expansion microSD, microSDHC, microSDXC up to 64 GB 
Battery
Talk time7.30 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
14.60 hours
the average is 12 h (714 min)
 
Stand-by time27.9 days (670 hours)
the average is 20 days (491 h)
  
Talk time (3G)7.20 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
9.90 hours
the average is 14 h (855 min)
 
Stand-by time (3G)25.0 days (600 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
13.8 days (330 hours)
the average is 29 days (695 h)
 
Capacity1300 mAh1300 mAh 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Artist, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Genre, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
RadioFM, Stereo, RDS  
Speakers Earpiece, Loudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
BrowserInternet ExplorerInternet Explorer 10 
Built-in online services supportFacebook, YouTube (upload), TwitterFacebook, YouTube (upload), Twitter 
Technology
GSM850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz 
UMTS850, 1900 MHz850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz 
DataHSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRSHSDPA+ (4G) 21.1 Mbit/s, HSUPA 5.76 Mbit/s, UMTS, EDGE, GPRS 
Micro SIM Yes 
Positioning

Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioningGPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning 
Navigation Turn-by-turn navigation, Voice navigation 
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
Mobile hotspot Yes 
USBUSB 2.0USB 2.0 
ConnectormicroUSBmicroUSB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB chargingUSB charging 
OtherTethering, Computer sync, OTA syncNFC, Tethering, Computer sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, SpeakerphoneHaptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
Additional microphone/s for Noise cancellation 
SensorsAccelerometerAccelerometer, Compass 
OtherVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recordingVoice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 05 Dec 2012 
Shopping information
Accessories Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Battery BL-4J , Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Stereo Headset WH-108 

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