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 inches
    800 x 480 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    0.3 MP VGA front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, 0.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 1300 mAh
  • OS Windows Phone 8

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51 Comments

51. Ganvartin

Posts: 5; Member since: Feb 05, 2013

Hi guys, I'm planning to get the new Nokia Lumia 620. Can someone tell me which Class MicroSD card would best suit for this device? Is it Class 2, Class 4 or Class 6? Kindly Suggest . . . :-)

48. kadakbadshaah

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

everything looks perfect except battery...:( lumia 710 has 1300 mah..and it has pathetic battery life..hope it can do better than that..!

47. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

love this!! might get this!!! but whats the point of releasing the nokia lumia 510? i think that would be better since it got 4"! but this is awesome! hope to see yo this christmas!! is this the rumored nokia flame or glory?

46. Jyakotu

Posts: 868; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

This seems like a great entry level device. Also, kudos to the Windows Phone OEMs for bringing back color to their devices! It was getting SO boring with all the black, white, and steel/gray/sliver slabs out there.

45. pliskin1

Posts: 59; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

C'mon now, I want a smallish device released in the states. Everything that catches my eye is outside the US. WTF manufacturers, there's a market for smaller devices here too y'know.

44. erick01

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Are we coming closer to a Nokia "tough" Lumia? Please, say we are.....

43. erick01

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 10, 2012

Are we coming closer to a Nokia "tough" Lumia? Please, say we are.....

41. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

Hmm folks if the Nokia 620 does make it to the USA. It would probably cost 0 to 25 dollars with 2 year contract. this would make a nice first smart phone Christmas for a teenager the USA it sad it's not on sale in the states I predict a more powerful 620 will come to the states and be shown at the CES show in January where most of the Electronic goodies are shown.

40. 7thspaceman

Posts: 1597; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

hmm Folks Nokia is doing one hell of a job making Windows 8 smart phones to fit all budgets. I do not know if the 610 will get to the USA it should. the Nokia 620 looks better than an 810 or 822 but their specs are more powerful. this a good Windows 8 entry level smart phone in my state with tax it would cost under 270 dollars. to buy a smart phone at that price is not a bad deal for the USA if you want to give windows smart Phones a try.The question is will they make it to the states. what do you folks think?

39. ryq24

Posts: 877; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

NFC! front facing camera! micro sd card slot! 5mp camera with flash! wp8! if the price stated is true then this phone is really worth buying.

38. droidnator

Posts: 93; Member since: Mar 10, 2011

Don't wanna burst anyone's bubble, but... $250 for this Nokia, or $300 for Nexus 4? Compare their specs and then do the math.

42. iced_heroine

Posts: 29; Member since: Sep 09, 2012

well.. that $300 nexus is only available in the US i think,, unlike this phone.. it will hit asia and soon the world, with still that $250 price tag, or lower!!

37. Dastrix unregistered

I'm in love!!! Take my money already!!!!! :D

35. Ranjan_singh

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

*means =D

34. Ranjan_singh

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

What exactly the accessible battery mens?? Can I replace its 1300 mah battery with a bigger one??

49. chrischau1308

Posts: 53; Member since: Feb 28, 2012

Maybe, since you can pull it out. Check if there will be a bigger battery, maybe there will ^^!

50. Ranjan_singh

Posts: 3; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Suppose if we have a bigger battery of its size then :/

33. tashreef

Posts: 476; Member since: Nov 24, 2012

say thanks to MR Elop.... Great Work....

31. phil2n

Posts: 519; Member since: Apr 30, 2012

I'm going to buy... its gonna be cyan again

30. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Hope for those who patiently awaits! :D I can finally kiss my Symbian goodbye (not literally, i still love it). Wish the battery be of a larger capacity...other than that, it's a kill.

25. anshul0000 unregistered

best for me...great design, enough processing power...NOKIA FTW !!

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.

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

20. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

NOKIA FTW !!

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.

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...

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. :)))

11. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

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

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