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Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

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The Nokia Lumia 720 takes pride in its wide-aperture 6.7-megapixel shooter and it is its one of its big advantages against the Lumia 620’s 5-megapixel shooter. Both devices come with auto-focus cameras with a single LED flash and are capable of shooting 720p HD videos.

Look at the actual images, though, and you’d almost instantly notice the difference. The Lumia 720 takes good images, but it behaves odd. Sometimes it overblows colors and sometimes it does the complete opposite, dumbing them down. The Lumia 620 is more consistent in its shots, but those shots are also a bit dull in color, noisier and less detailed.

Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620Outdoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Strong - Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Indoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Medium - Nokia Lumia 720 - Nokia Lumia 620Indoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
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Nokia Lumia 720

Nokia Lumia 620Indoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620Indoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620Indoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620Indoor samples - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

Noise is really bad on the 620 when light gets scarce. In contrast, the 720 keeps noise in check. Detail on both tends to be smudgy, but the situation is again better on the 720.

Video capture maxes out at 720p, and we have the same gap in the quality of the recordings - the 620 suffers from noise and smudged detail, while the 720 offers a sharper, more pleasing footage. Sound capture is muffled on the 620, while the 720 records much cleaner sound.

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We appreciate the fact that both have front cameras for video conferencing.

Finally, in the camera department the Lumia 720 emerged as a definite winner.


Multimedia

The larger screen of the Lumia 720 makes it a better device for enjoying videos on the go, but if you don’t care about size both devices easily play back AVI and MPEG files at 720p and even 1080p.

Gallery - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Gallery - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Gallery - Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

For music, we strongly recommend Nokia Music, a free download on the marketplace. It’s a great application for listening to music, superior to the stock Windows Phone app. Nokia Music has great looks and you get free music streaming with Mix Radio, a huge bonus.

Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720
Nokia Lumia 620 vs Nokia Lumia 720

For media playback, the Lumia 720 has got the upper hand with a manufacturer quoted longevity of nearly 80-hour of music playback and 8.3 hours of continuous video. In comparison, the 620 runs 61-hour music playback and 6 hour of non-stop video.

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