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Nokia Lumia 620 review

There's a new baby in the Lumia family

Internet is kind of hit and miss on the Nokia Lumia 620.

In terms of connection options, you get dual-band Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, HSDPA at 21Mbps and HSUPA at 5.76 Mbps.

Nokia Lumia 620 review

If you stick to mobile versions of sites - which you'll probably generally be happy to do, given the small size of the screen, then things work well.

Sites load almost instantly over Wi-Fi and within a few seconds over 3G.

The problem is that not all sites have a mobile option, and even when they do the mobile version is often missing features, so you inevitably have to head to desktop sites, which often slow things down considerably.

Over Wi-Fi, a desktop site can take 20-30 seconds to load, and it's even slower over 3G.

Thankfully it loads it a bit at a time, so you can start browsing before it's finished, but it's still entirely too slow.

Once a site actually does load it fits to the screen and scrolling around it is smooth, though if you need to zoom in (and you will on a desktop site) it seems to take a couple of seconds to refresh the page.

Nokia Lumia 620 review

Both text and images are fairly sharp, making for a decent browsing experience in that sense.

The default and pretty much only available browser is Internet Explorer, which is OK, but certainly not our favourite mobile browser.

There's a persistent search bar at the bottom of the screen, which can also be used to enter full URLs.

To the left of that there's an option to refresh the page, and to the right of that there's a button that brings up a menu with all the other options.

These include opening a new tab (or switching between tabs), viewing your favourites or adding the current page to them, sharing the page, pinning it to the start menu or accessing the main browser settings screen.

Having all of these options tucked away on a pop-up menu is understandable given the small size of the screen, but it does make certain actions a bit more of a chore than they should be.

Nokia Lumia 620 review

For example, it would be nice to be able to access favourites and tabs from the main browser screen.

The actual settings screen doesn't give you a whole lot to play with.

You can block cookies, change the default search provider, delete your history and default to desktop or mobile sites, but that's about it.

It's a basic but functional browser, it's just a shame there aren't any real alternatives.

You can download other browsers from the store, but with only a handful on offer (and none of the big names) it doesn't do much to help.

Tech Specs

Product TypeSmartphone
Network BandQuad Band
Input MethodTouchscreen
TouchscreenYes
BluetoothYes
Wireless LANYes
USBYes
Contract TypeSIM-free
Maximum Memory Card Size Supported64 GB
Built-in Memory8 GB
Built-in FlashYes
Memory Card SlotYes
Cellular Data Connectivity TechnologyGPRS, EDGE, HSDPA, HSUPA
GPS ReceiverYes
Multi-SIM SupportedNo
Near Field CommunicationYes
Integrated TV TunerNo
Product FamilyLumia
Cellular Generation3G
Cellular Network SupportedGSM 850, GSM 900, GSM 1800, GSM 1900, WCDMA 850, WCDMA 900, WCDMA 1900, WCDMA 2100
Multi-touch ScreenYes
Rear Camera Resolution5 Megapixel
Number of SIM Card Supported1
Front CameraYes
Memory Card SupportedmicroSD
Phone StyleBar
ColourWhite
Operating SystemWindows Mobile
Brand NameNokia
Battery Talk Time14.60 Hour
Product Model620
Screen Size9.7 cm (3.8")
Screen Resolution800 x 480
Touchscreen TypeCapacitive
Weight (Approximate)127 g
Processor CoreDual-core (2 Core)
Green CompliantYes
Green Compliance Certificate/AuthorityChina RoHS, EU RoHS, REACH, WEEE
Maximum Video Resolution1280 x 720
Processor ManufacturerQualcomm
Wireless LAN StandardIEEE 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth StandardBluetooth 3.0
Operating System VersionWindows Phone 8
Messaging TypeSMS (Short Message Service), MMS (Multi-media Messaging Service), Email, Instant Messaging
USB StandardUSB 3.0
Pixel Density246 ppi
Height115.4 mm
Width61.1 mm
Depth11 mm
Radio TunerNo
Battery Standby Time330 Hour
ManufacturerNokia
Product NameLumia 620 Smartphone
Processor Speed1 GHz
Processor TypeSnapdragon S4
Product LineLumia
Screen TypeLCD
Sensor TypeAccelerometer, Proximity Sensor, Digital Compass, Magnetometer
Manufacturer Part Number0023C16
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.nokia.co.uk
Marketing InformationExplore the world with Nokia Lumia

Every day in every city around the world, people are pursuing their own adventures, big or small. Explore the world around you with amazing camera technology, exclusive Live Tile apps and unique design features. This is Lumia.

Package Contents
  • Lumia 620 Smartphone
  • Micro-USB Charger
  • Battery
  • Connectivity Cable
  • Stereo Headset
Limited Warranty2 Year