Nokia Lumia 620 is announced - cheap and colorful

Nokia Lumia 620 is announced - cheap and colorful
Surprise, surprise! Nokia just announced its most affordable Windows Phone 8 smartphone to date – the Lumia 620. We are dealing with a compact device tailored for the needs of the younger crowd. And what better way to attract youngsters than to treat a phone to a flashy paint job?

That's exactly what the Nokia Lumia 620 has to differentiate itself with. Its maker has applied what it calls a "dual-shot" color technique, which means that a layer of translucent or transparent polycarbonate is laid over the bottom color coat. This produces secondary color blends and adds texture effects to the smartphone's shell. 

But we know that you are also interested in hearing more about its specs, so here they are: the Nokia Lumia 620 has a 3.8-inch ClearBlack TFT LCD screen with a resolution of 800 by 480 pixels. It is equipped with a dual-core Snapdragon S4 Plus processor running at 1GHz, 512MB of RAM, and a pair of cameras: a 5-megapixel main one with auto-focus and LED flash, and a VGA front-facing snapper. 8GB of storage are on board, but they can be expanded with the use of a microSD card. The 1,300mAh battery should be good for almost 10 hours of talk time.

With Windows Phone 8, Nokia Lumia 620 users will get a whole bunch of neat features, courtesy of Nokia. There's Nokia Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport, and Nokia City Lens. Furthermore, the Cinemagraph lens can be used to add simple animations to photos, while the Smart Shoot feature can combine several pictures into one perfect shot. 

The Nokia Lumia 620 is scheduled to arrive in January of 2013 and will cost roughly $250. Markets across Asia will be the first to get it, followed by Europe and the Middle East. It will be available in lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 620
  • Display 3.8" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1000 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1300 mAh(9.9h 3G talk time)

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51 Comments

1. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

Nokia, credits goes to you for such a generous and healthy price tag. It's so good of them. It is one of the most affordable dual core and the most affordable wp. Specs are good and can easily be called a good mid ranger. It looks great. The rear camera is hd. It has a front camera unlike HTC 8S. Good job Nokia.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 547; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

This product is going to be a hit in India.Great pricing.value for money..

9. XperiaUser unregistered

Nooooo........ slowly nokia with wp stats losing loyalty in India (interest also, true fact based on experience . ;) )

13. No_Nonsense unregistered

What else do you expect when they don't launch 920/820/900 at the time of US launch in India. IMO US is the most exaggerated/bloated market which is given far too many perks than it deserves.

10. XperiaUser unregistered

but hardware is really good...

28. brandonrana

Posts: 57; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Omfffgodd....... NOKIA f*******ckkkk+ng grt.... i LOVE u . Iam so gettting this one. XD

21. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

Yes this is the surprise.... Will worth the each penny you spend on it... Nokia Lumia 920 In High End Segment, Nokia Lumia 820 in Mid Segment Nokia Lumia 620 In Low segment....

29. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

congrats nokia. can't wait for a lumia 920 for 200 bucks or less without contract. at least you'll be famous again in cheap smartphone area. the price you pay for choosing WP instead of android...

3. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

NO GPU????

5. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

it has adreno 220 gpu..quite good for the price!!..good job nokia!

7. shadez10

Posts: 427; Member since: Jan 15, 2012

oh.. thx for the info... =D

14. Piyush91 unregistered

i think all S4 plus have adreno 305 or 225...

16. SonyXperiaNexus

Posts: 374; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

phonearena says that it has adreno 305.

17. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

GSMarena says, adreno 220 would be its gpu. And I certainly believe so that it would have 220. THANK YOU NOKIA. NOW I CAN CHANGE MY GALAXY Y.

32. lumia920

Posts: 112; Member since: Nov 27, 2012

dear... now gsmarena also says for 305 gpu... they had corrected it... thanks

36. neutralguy

Posts: 1152; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

checked that. Now GSMarena says it's 305. :O

4. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

This spells disaster for the first gen lumia.

6. onggeo

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Getting this instead of the 8S just because of Nokia Exclusive Apps. Only thing I see hindering this is the 1300mAh battery. Hopefully the battery is accessible so people can just pop in a spare one. One other thing that kinda bugs me, if they lessen the bezel near the buttons they could've put a 4-inch screen instead of 3.8.

8. harsh_doshi

Posts: 36; Member since: Aug 27, 2012

there are much more reasons for this one against the 8s..front cam, microsd card, removable shells and cheaper!

18. onggeo

Posts: 30; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

In its defense, the 8S does have an microSD card slot, but the rest spot on.

26. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

you can change the colors too. everyone loves colors :P

11. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

Hate myself for for buying llumia 710 six months back with more money than this ....

12. AndrewRamirez

Posts: 26; Member since: Apr 24, 2012

The so-called "dual shot" color technique looks genuine.... especially when applied to the Lime one. :)))

15. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Since i own a l710 ill be waiting for the 720 which is sure to come. but loving the 620 either way, great specs for the price...

19. Thephonegeek

Posts: 118; Member since: Nov 22, 2012

No Snapdragon S4 chip phone use previous gen Adreno 220 gpu. It will use adreno 305gpu.

20. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

NOKIA FTW !!

22. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

This is best windows8 mid-range phone from nokia.... Best luck Nokia.!!

27. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

correction: best windowsphone8 low end device :D

23. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Well, I think THIS is actually the best WP offering. WP looks good enough from a casual use viewpoint, and as such this is one of the best mid rangers on the market! Only issue could be with the screen size for a portrait typing, giving that there's no 9 key t9 layout.

24. devilfisch

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

The Lumia 710 has a slightly smaller screen 3.7" and it's a cinch to type on it. I always type on portrait as I find it easier compared to the landscape mode for some reason. I also had an HTC 7 Mozart which also had the same screen size. Given my experience with those Windows Phones I can tell that typing isn't much of a problem despite the screen size. Especially with predictive text enabled you can just type away and correcting any mistakes is as easy as tapping on the word and picking the right one. I agree that this is the best WP8 offering now. I might get my parents into WP8 with this phone since they're not very expensive.

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