Summary: It’s rare that a Windows Phone blows us away, but the Nokia Lumia 620’s done it. Put simply, this is the best budget smartphone we’ve ever tested. All of Windows Phone 8’s problems melt away in the face of such a low pricetag.
Conclusion: The Lumia 620 has a lot going for it, but for many consumers Windows Phone remains something of an unknown entity. Apple's iPhone and handsets based on Google's Android are perceived as being the safer options, while Windows Phone presents a gamble.
Summary: The basics With the Nokia Lumia 620, Windows Phone 8 is heading downmarket. No longer just the domain of flagship phones with giant HD screens and pricetags to match, you can now get Microsoft’s latest and greatest on a charming little phone with a 3.8-inch screen that costs just £150.
Pros: Cheap phones need cheap materials - but Nokia’s managed to use them to its advantage. The robust Nokia Lumia 620 is a cracking piece of hardware that succeeds because it goes against the flow. It’s not especially thin, so Nokia gave it a curved shape with a flat top that disguises this. It’s made...
Cons: You probably don’t need us to tell you this, but when the price is this low, the camera’s not great. The mediocre five megapixel snapper on the back is a far cry from the amazing PureView sensor on the top of the line Nokia Lumia 920. But you expected that, right? There’s also the issue of apps f...
Excerpt: Recently, the most awaited handset Lumia 620 has eventually hit the market. After Lumia 820 and Lumia 920, it is the third member to expand the Nokia`s Lumia series of Windows Phone 8 handsets. But unlike the elder siblings, this handset is a budget-friendly handset.
Conclusion: The Nokia Lumia 620 is, quite simply, the best budget smartphone on the market right now. In fact, we still can't quite get our heads around the fact that it can be picked up for just £150, given the performance of the smartphone.
Pros: Gorgeous design, excellent screen, Windows Phone 8 is improving, good camera, up to 72GB of storage.
Conclusion: Available for around Rs 14,000, the 620 offers outstanding build quality, great camera, and an impressively screen. Thanks to the 1 GHz dual-core Snapdragon chipset, you get to experience fluid interface at a budget price.
Pros: Excellent build quality; Thoughtful design; Crisp display; Impressive camera, Sleek and fluid UI; Offline voice-guided Sat Nav; Rich social networking experience; Great sound quality.
Conclusion: For anyone looking for the right Windows Phone to buy, we honestly think this is the handset for you. We loved pretty much everything about it - the battery is a concern though - and Windows Phone 8 is a more mature and enjoyable OS than any previous version of Windows on a phone.
Pros: Compact, powerful enough, good audio and video quality, covers are fun, call quality great,
Cons: Windows Phone still has some gaps in its app market,
Excerpt: The Lumia 620 is Nokia's lower-end Windows Phone 8 handset. It's an unashamedly fun-seeking phone, which comes in a wide variety of colours and has swappable snap-on gloss and matt covers to let you personalise your mobile further; Nokia lent us magenta, yellow, white, blue and glossy luminous green...