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Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 620

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Neither the Lumia 520, nor the Lumia 620 have any cameraphone ambitions. Sure, both of them feature 5-megapixel auto-focus rear cameras (the Lumia 520 lacks flash, and the 620 has a single LED flash), and those perform decent in well-lit conditions.

Comparing images from the two, we see that the 520 resolves sharper detail but has slightly dull colors on some occasions, but overall images captured on it are good, especially for its very affordable price. The 620 did comparably well. It manages to capture more vivid colors in some occasions, but also lacks a bit in detail.

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Both phones capture 720p video at 30 frames per second. The footage is far from ideal - the cameras skip frames every once in a while and moving the camera fast results in an ugly wobbly effect. Sound recording, though better on the 520 giving it a slight edge here.

All in all, we’d call it a draw between the pair in terms of camera quality.

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Multimedia

The rich and vibrant colors of the Lumia 620 make it a better choice for enjoying videos on the web. Both devices however managed to easily play back AVI and MPEG files at 720p.

Both Lumia phones have the stock Windows Phone music application. It’s offers good functionality out of the box, but we definitely prefer Nokia Music - a free download on the Windows Phone Marketplace. It has great looks and offers free music streaming with Mix Radio.

Both phones have the stock Windows Phone music application - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 620
Both phones have the stock Windows Phone music application - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 620
Both phones have the stock Windows Phone music application - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 620
Both phones have the stock Windows Phone music application - Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 620


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