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Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

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Interface and Functionality

Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and since the platform allows for close to zero differentiation, the experience is almost identical.

Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Both handsets run on Windows Phone 8 and the experience is almost identical - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Windows Phone 8 is characterized best by the dynamic looks of ever changing Live Tiles, and a smooth overall experience. Both the Lumia 620 and 720 feature Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications: Nokia HERE Maps, Nokia Drive, Nokia Transport and Nokia Music with free music streaming courtesy of Mix Radio. Microsoft’s platform also comes with pre-installed Office, a great productivity tool.

Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Mix Radio - Nokia’s signature Windows Phone applications - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
   

Mix Radio


Speaking of Windows Phone, we ought to mention the brilliant keyboard. The typing experience is great on both, but the more compact Lumia 620 is once again better for single handed typing.

MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
MS Office and WP8 keyboard - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

In terms of customization, good news is the colors of both devices can be matched to the color of Live Tiles, making for a neat effect of consistency.


Processor and Memory

Both the Lumia 620 and 720 offer buttery smooth performance throughout. It’s no wonder there is no difference between their performance - the two run on the same chip, the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8277 with a 1GHz dual-core Krait processor and 512MB of RAM. Good news is that a lot of Windows Phone games like Temple Run have just been optimized to run on 512MB of RAM, so you’d able to play most games on these phones.

This pair of Nokia Lumias comes with 8GB of internal storage and on both it’s expandable via microSD cards of up to 64 gigs. Of those initial 8GB, only around 4GB are available to the end-user.


Internet and Connectivity

Lumias and actually all devices running on Windows Phone only support Internet Explorer for browsing the web. The lack of other browsers would be a huge problem if IE did not work good, but luckily it is a solid browser. Pages load at a near identical pace on both phones and once loaded scrolling and zooming around happened smoothly.

Both handsets support Wi-Fi connectivity and 3G at speeds of 21.1Mbps on the downlink. NFC, GPS and Bluetooth 3.0 round up the connectivity package.

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