Nokia's design chief shares the inspiration behind the Lumia 620

Nokia's design chief shares the inspiration behind the Lumia 620
If you read and watched our review of the Nokia Lumia 620, you saw that we were pretty impressed with the overall form factor of the hardware and Nokia experience apps that come with all Nokia Windows Phone devices.  While it is facing stiff competition in its price segment, we had no major complaints against the device.

The Lumia 620 is not available in the US, but it is available in Canada, Mexico Europe and other parts of the world. It is a lower-mid-level smartphone, but features the common amenities of higher-end devices, like NFC and a front-facing camera, but with a much lower price tag.

A Lumia 620 runs just $250 (CAD) contract free on Telus. In the UK, a SIM-free 620 is £219. The device is a little smaller, easier to use with one hand, and relies on Nokia’s penchant for offering ways to personalize the handset where the operating system will not. The back plate of the device comes in multiple colors, and because it is a Nokia, the Nokia experience apps of HERE Drive, City Lens and Nokia Music add to the allure.

The artistic element is interesting though, and Marko Ahtisaari, Nokia’s chief of product design, shares his perspective of the Lumia 620. As an affordable option, the Lumia 620 cuts few corners.

source: WPCentral


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17 Comments

1. tusshharish

Posts: 342; Member since: Oct 23, 2012

its a great phone..................with nokia's trust.....

2. Alberto.GM

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

It´s a good OS but I think that nokia design department is the laziest in all the company, sorry to say this but all Lumias look almost the same with the obvious exception of the 920

3. GJanee

Posts: 214; Member since: Jun 29, 2011

khm... please look at samsung/apple/sony phones, and come again?

4. Alberto.GM

Posts: 10; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

You´re right they´re kind the same also, but I recently bought a Lumia 505 por emergency (it´s very cheap) and a friend of mine bought a lumia 800, not knowing the internals (obviusly the 800 is way better phone) it´s exactly the same phone

6. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

It's a design language; note how phones made by Samsung, Apple, LG, HTC - their own phones look similar to each other. One S and One X were similar; and many designs has been ripped off the Galaxy S3 - Galaxy Grand, S3 mini, and so on. I dont have a problem with repeated/similar designs, but for Samsung's case their phone design is definitely on the boring side and hence i dont want to see the same design from them. But i really do like HTC and Nokia's design that i dont mind them being recycled again.

5. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1245; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

at least you know this is a lumia when you look at it unlike every other black slab phone

7. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 2013

That photo looks like a man with a fetish of some sort molesting a phone. Anyway, this guy has been doing a good job with designing Nokia phones...

13. UrbanPhantom

Posts: 949; Member since: Oct 30, 2012

Guy looks odd, I'll give you that. Still, he's our pretty boy, making them fancy rectangles into sharp look'n works of art. I have no problem with it long as he's not trying to touch my power supply, comprende? 3hit, get yo minds outta da gutter!

8. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Nokia needs more color, its slowly getting repetitive (Lumia 820 owner here)

10. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Better than Black and White, lets all be grateful that we have this larger array of colours to choose from! :D

12. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

with all due respect i think nokia offers the widest arrays of colours out of any phone maker and how's it repetetive when today you can get yellow nest year you can get cyan adn etc... ??

14. rgxVOiD

Posts: 440; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

Its repetitive because its the same color on every Lumia phones. 920, 820, 720, 620, 520. All have the same (or similar) array of colors. Even their low-end Symbian are starting to have these colors.

16. dexter_jdr

Posts: 1163; Member since: Jun 28, 2012

name me 1 phone that gives 5 colors on launch. (except S3, xperia S) -and i ask you if having 5 colors to choose from is a bad thing? thats 5. including the common black and white colors.

9. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Samsung would need this guy ... badly.

11. microsoftnokiawin

Posts: 1268; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

they wish

15. sats.mine2k4

Posts: 208; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

Nokia 620's inspiration : a book named "How to make phone with $25 and sell it for $250" especially considering MS is paying billions to nokia for making windows phones

17. cyko969

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2010

All of the Lumia's are aethestically pleasing given the choice of colors. Sets itself apart from current designs from other phone manufactures. This guy is probably sitting with some fat pockets right now. Good job on his part.

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