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Nokia Lumia 620 review

There's a new baby in the Lumia family

Camera

The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with a 5 megapixel camera. That's in line with other phones in this sort of price range, such as the HTC Windows Phone 8S and the Samsung Galaxy Ace 2, so it's bang on what we expected in that sense.

There are a respectable number of settings that you can customise to your liking, with exposure, ISO and white balance all adjustable. There's also a flash, autofocus, and a few scene modes such as 'Night' and 'Close-up'.

Nokia Lumia 620 review

As with other Windows Phone 8 handsets, there's also a selection of 'lenses'. These can do any number of things really, from QR scanners, to AR overlays, but most of them need to be downloaded from the app store.

You also get a 0.3 megapixel front-facing camera, and thanks to the dedicated camera button that all Windows Phone handsets rock, taking pictures is a breeze.

That said, with just 5 megapixels to play with on the main camera, the quality isn't great enough to threaten your compact camera. But considering the price of the handset, its photo-taking capabilities aren't bad at all.

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The Nokia Lumia 620 handles landscapes quite well, though details are a little muddy.

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Indoor photos without flash come out slightly noisy and indistinct.

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Flash brightens the image a little, but does nothing for the noise.

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Even with night mode on, night time shots are very dark and very noisy.

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Close-ups come out quite well; pictures are quite sharp and display a reasonable amount of detail.

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With sports mode on, traffic moving at roughly 30mph displays some blurring - but not much.

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Video

The video camera on the Nokia Lumia 620 is rather more limited than the stills camera. Capable of shooting in 720p it, like the photo camera, is pretty typical of a phone in this price range.

However, there are rather fewer options to play with when recording videos than when taking photos. You can change the white balance, the video quality, set whether to have the lamp on or off and whether or not to enable continuous focus, but there aren't any scene modes.

Options aside, the results when shooting video are reasonably decent, and while they don't particularly stand out, they are easily comparable to 720p footage shot on many other phones.

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