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Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

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Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Introduction

The Nokia Lumia 620 was the first revelation for Windows Phone - an affordable device that featured gorgeous design and a compact form factor, it opened up the platform to a wider audience. The Nokia Lumia 720 on the other hand raises the bar further. Another mid-range device, the Lumia 720 offers outstanding design in a slim body and a great camera that is especially good in low light conditions.

The two devices are different - the Lumia 620 extremely compact and pocketable, and the Lumia 720 slightly larger, but they both share a Windows Phone core and Nokia’s design excellence. Which one should you get? Let’s compare them to find out.


Design

Both the Nokia Lumia 620 and Lumia 720 are made out of plastic, but with a splash of color Nokia adds a lot of excitement and energy to their looks.

The Lumia 620 is the more compact of the two - it’s got a 3.8-inch display and is extremely convenient for single handed operation. The Lumia 720 in return has got a larger, 4.3-inch screen that makes it just a bit of a stretch to use with one hand.

The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right)


The 620 has got replaceable back covers so you can easily change its color, while the Lumia 720 definitely feels more solid with its unibody design. The latter also supports snap-on wireless charging covers, while the 620 does not.

Size-wise, at 11mm, the Lumia 620 is a chubby little thing, especially when you compare it against the 9mm profile of the 720. However, the compact size of the 620 makes that less of a disadvantage. Both devices are in the featherweight division, tipping the scales at just 4.5 ounces.

A standard for Nokia, buttons are all located on the right hand side on both phones: on top is the volume rocker, the lock key is in the middle and the dedicated camera shutter button is at the bottom.

Right sides - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 720 (bottom) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (top) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Left - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 720 (bottom) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (top) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Top - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 720 (bottom) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (top) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Bottom - The sides of the Nokia Lumia 720 (bottom) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (top) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Right sides

Left

Top

Bottom

The sides of the Nokia Lumia 720 (bottom) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (top)


If we had to name a winner here, we’d pick the slim and stylish Lumia 720, but for those who value convenient single-handed use the compact Lumia 620 would be a better fit.

Backs - The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Rear cameras - The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Speakers - The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right) - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Backs

Rear cameras

Speakers

The Nokia Lumia 720 (left) and the Nokia Lumia 620 (right)



Display

Screen is one area where the two handsets rank great. While they both feature the same middling 480 x 800-pixel resolution, the Lumia 620 comes with a 3.8-inch ClearBlack TN LCD display while the Lumia 720 has a 4.3-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD screen.

In reality, both are extremely bright. The Nokia Lumia 720 is a bit more luminant scoring around 630nits, while the Lumia 620 trails close behind with around 590nits. Colors are vibrant and vivid on both devices, but the smaller and sharper 620 has an outstanding color balance and temperature.

Both do similarly well outdoors and even under direct sunlight you’d be able to easily see the content of the display.

While the Lumia 620 has a TN LCD and not an IPS LCD, it has good viewing angles. The Lumia 720 outdids with its IPS screen as colors almost do not shift at more extreme angles.

If we had to name a winner here, we’d give that award to the 620 for its excellent colors, but the 720 is very, very close behind.



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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:52 2

1. volcano (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


lumia 720 windows phone any day

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:33 3

5. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


Yeah, This is a no-brainer! The model numbers say it all. 720 > 620. LOL :D

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 11:25 4

8. volcano (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


its not about numbers i would pick lumia 720 over 820

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 19:17

13. -box- (Posts: 3564; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)


Yep, only advantage the 820/822/810 have over the 720 is the MicroSD card slot and slightly higher resolution (but worse optics and low-light imagery)

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 23:04 2

14. volcano (Posts: 225; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


both have MicroSD card with same screen resolution same storage space same screen size

if you want you can compare both phones spec to know the difference

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:16 5

2. superkuiken (Posts: 34; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Why not Lumia 720 vs 820 and 620 vs 520?
That seems more reasonable

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:37

7. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Because there is much price difference between 820 and 520.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 16:28 1

10. superkuiken (Posts: 34; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


I mean 520 VS 620, and 720 VS 820 in two comparisons

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 09:32 2

17. raunak (Posts: 490; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


He's a potato.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 18:47

18. Nasheer_B (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Lol..

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 16:31

11. superkuiken (Posts: 34; Member since: 24 Mar 2013)


Oh nvm. They already did a 520-620 comparison.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 09:38 2

3. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Their build quality is extremely gorgeous!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:23 3

4. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 350; Member since: 24 May 2011)


520 620 and 720 are better than all other android phones in their respective price ranges.
820 and 920 not so.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:34 1

6. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 190; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


720 is damn prettier!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:19

9. pookiewood (Posts: 524; Member since: 05 Mar 2012)


I love my 620. I already had a 920 and I got the 620 to replace my Zune HD for a more robust experience with my Zun....XBOX Music pass and overall capabilities like Pandora and Nokia Music as well. I still use my 920 as my daily driver but I was amazed when I got my 620. maybe I miss smaller phones a little but my 920 still amazes me with the screen quality, camera, etc. I love both.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 18:47

12. mottykels (Posts: 362; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Is this new?

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 07:48

16. dexter_jdr (Posts: 991; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


no...

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 07:27 1

15. hafizimtiaz (Posts: 3; Member since: 28 Jun 2013)


In this review as well, I guess the reviewer forgot to mention one very important aspect, Nokia Lumia 620 has free voice guided naviation over all the countries whereas Lumia 720 has this functionality restricted to a single country. This is a very important issue for those who use Nokia's superb voice guided naviation service. I admit the 720 has a scortching hot body and superior camera, but the 620 gives you the best bang for the buck. I mean, you can't really think of any better hardware-software at this price point of the 620.

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