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Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

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Camera

The Nokia Lumia 720 takes pride in its wide-aperture 6.7-megapixel shooter and it is its one of its big advantages against the Lumia 620’s 5-megapixel shooter. Both devices come with auto-focus cameras with a single LED flash and are capable of shooting 720p HD videos.

Look at the actual images, though, and you’d almost instantly notice the difference. The Lumia 720 takes good images, but it behaves odd. Sometimes it overblows colors and sometimes it does the complete opposite, dumbing them down. The Lumia 620 is more consistent in its shots, but those shots are also a bit dull in color, noisier and less detailed.

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Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
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Noise is really bad on the 620 when light gets scarce. In contrast, the 720 keeps noise in check. Detail on both tends to be smudgy, but the situation is again better on the 720.

Video capture maxes out at 720p, and we have the same gap in the quality of the recordings - the 620 suffers from noise and smudged detail, while the 720 offers a sharper, more pleasing footage. Sound capture is muffled on the 620, while the 720 records much cleaner sound.

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We appreciate the fact that both have front cameras for video conferencing.

Finally, in the camera department the Lumia 720 emerged as a definite winner.


Multimedia

The larger screen of the Lumia 720 makes it a better device for enjoying videos on the go, but if you don’t care about size both devices easily play back AVI and MPEG files at 720p and even 1080p.

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For music, we strongly recommend Nokia Music, a free download on the marketplace. It’s a great application for listening to music, superior to the stock Windows Phone app. Nokia Music has great looks and you get free music streaming with Mix Radio, a huge bonus.

Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

For media playback, the Lumia 720 has got the upper hand with a manufacturer quoted longevity of nearly 80-hour of music playback and 8.3 hours of continuous video. In comparison, the 620 runs 61-hour music playback and 6 hour of non-stop video.

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 08:52 2

1. volcano (Posts: 246; 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: 246; 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: 3699; 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: 246; 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: 494; 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: 548; 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: 1085; 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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