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Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

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Interface and Functionality

Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and since the platform allows for close to zero differentiation, the experience is almost identical.

Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical


Windows Phone 8 is characterized best by the dynamic looks of ever changing Live Tiles, and a smooth overall experience. Both the Lumia 620 and 720 feature Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications: Nokia HERE Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and Nokia Music with free music streaming courtesy of Mix Radio. Microsoft’s platform also comes with pre-installed Office, a great productivity tool.

Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Mix Radio - Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
   

Mix Radio

Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications


Speaking of Windows Phone, we ought to mention the brilliant keyboard. The typing experience is great on both, but the more compact Lumia 620 is once again better for single handed typing.

MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

MS Office and WP8 keyboard


In terms of customization, good news is the colors of both devices can be matched to the color of Live Tiles, making for a neat effect of consistency.


Processor and Memory

Both the Lumia 620 and 720 offer buttery smooth performance throughout. It’s no wonder there is no difference between their performance - the two run on the same chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8277 with a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor and 512MB of RAM. Good news is that a lot of Windows Phone games like Temple Run have just been optimized to run on 512MB of RAM, so you’d able to play most games on these phones.

This pair of Nokia Lumias comes with 8GB of internal storage and on both it’s expandable via microSD cards of up to 64 gigs. Of those initial 8GB, only around 4GB are available to the end-user.


Internet and Connectivity

Lumias and actually all devices running on Windows Phone only support Internet Explorer for browsing the web. The lack of other browsers would be a huge problem if IE did not work good, but luckily it is a solid browser. Pages load at a near identical pace on both phones and once loaded scrolling and zooming around happened smoothly.

Both handsets support Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G at speeds of 21.1Mbps on the downlink. NFC, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 round up the connectivity package.

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:52 2

1. volcano (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


lumia 720 windows phone any day

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:33 3

5. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 195; 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: 248; 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: 3708; 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: 248; 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: 42; 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: 42; 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: 495; Member since: 12 Oct 2011)


He's a potato.

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 18:47

18. Nasheer_B (Posts: 10; Member since: 05 Nov 2012)


Lol..

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 16:31

11. superkuiken (Posts: 42; 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: 378; 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: 195; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)


720 is damn prettier!

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 15:19

9. pookiewood (Posts: 550; 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: 364; Member since: 15 May 2013)


Is this new?

posted on 28 Jun 2013, 07:48

16. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1089; 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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