Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Introduction and Design

The Nokia Lumia 620 was the first revelation for Windows Phone - an affordable device that featured gorgeous design and a compact form factor, it opened up the platform to a wider audience. The Nokia Lumia 720 on the other hand raises the bar further. Another mid-range device, the Lumia 720 offers outstanding design in a slim body and a great camera that is especially good in low light conditions.

The two devices are different - the Lumia 620 extremely compact and pocketable, and the Lumia 720 slightly larger, but they both share a Windows Phone core and Nokia’s design excellence. Which one should you get? Let’s compare them to find out.


Both the Nokia Lumia 620 and Lumia 720 are made out of plastic, but with a splash of color Nokia adds a lot of excitement and energy to their looks.

The Lumia 620 is the more compact of the two - it’s got a 3.8-inch display and is extremely convenient for single handed operation. The Lumia 720 in return has got a larger, 4.3-inch screen that makes it just a bit of a stretch to use with one hand.

The 620 has got replaceable back covers so you can easily change its color, while the Lumia 720 definitely feels more solid with its unibody design. The latter also supports snap-on wireless charging covers, while the 620 does not.

Size-wise, at 11mm, the Lumia 620 is a chubby little thing, especially when you compare it against the 9mm profile of the 720. However, the compact size of the 620 makes that less of a disadvantage. Both devices are in the featherweight division, tipping the scales at just 4.5 ounces.

A standard for Nokia, buttons are all located on the right hand side on both phones: on top is the volume rocker, the lock key is in the middle and the dedicated camera shutter button is at the bottom.

If we had to name a winner here, we’d pick the slim and stylish Lumia 720, but for those who value convenient single-handed use the compact Lumia 620 would be a better fit.


Screen is one area where the two handsets rank great. While they both feature the same middling 480 x 800-pixel resolution, the Lumia 620 comes with a 3.8-inch ClearBlack TN LCD display while the Lumia 720 has a 4.3-inch ClearBlack IPS LCD screen.

In reality, both are extremely bright. The Nokia Lumia 720 is a bit more luminant scoring around 630nits, while the Lumia 620 trails close behind with around 590nits. Colors are vibrant and vivid on both devices, but the smaller and sharper 620 has an outstanding color balance and temperature.

Both do similarly well outdoors and even under direct sunlight you’d be able to easily see the content of the display.

While the Lumia 620 has a TN LCD and not an IPS LCD, it has good viewing angles. The Lumia 720 outdids with its IPS screen as colors almost do not shift at more extreme angles.

If we had to name a winner here, we’d give that award to the 620 for its excellent colors, but the 720 is very, very close behind.

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