The Nokia Lumia 620 has been officially announced for the UK as the handset has been launched along with the 920, price and all. One of the more appealing aspects of the WP device is that users will have options of brightly colored changeable body cases, in addition to the company’s City Lens and Cinemagraph apps to augment reality and animate stills, respectively.
With Windows Phone 8, the Lumia 620 tags along a live tile experience for a sense of personalization. This goes well with its interchangeable covers. A 3.5-inch LCD ClearBlack capacitive display brings visuals to users at a resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. It comes in a 127g package and measuring dimensions of 115.4 x 61.1 x 11 millimeters.
A 5MP auto focus camera with LED flash capabilities is fitted onto the back panel, while a VGA webcam can be found on the front. There is 8GB of internal storage, although 5GB will be accessible to users. This can be increased by 64GB via a microSD card slot. The handset benefits from a 1GHz dual core Snapdragon S4 chip and 512MB of RAM.
In early January, the device went up for pre-order via Clove, and we reported that it would come to Asia before moving to other parts of the world. 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity will be at users’ disposal, while the phone adds convenient NFC technology. Sadly, wireless charging is not in its bag of tricks. A 1300mAh battery is expected to provide about 14-and-a-half hours of talk time on 2G networks.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is available on O2 for £149.99 with a free shell cover in any one color and on a variety of tariff schemes. It is available on Three on a Pay As You Go plan for £169.99 which includes a top up, but can go as low as £17 a month on the Essential Internet 100 plan with a down payment of just £0.10.
Platform: Windows Phone 8
Display: 3.8-inch LCD ClearBlack, capacitive
Screen resolution: 800 x 480 pixels
Main camera: 5MP with auto focus, LED flash
Secondary camera: VGA, front-facing
Internal storage: 8GB (5GB user-accessible)
Memory expandability: up to 64GB via microSD card
Processor: dual core 1GHz Snapdragon S4 chip
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0
Battery capacity: 1300mAh
Dimensions: 115.4 x 61.1 x 11 millimeters
Weight: 127 grams
Others: 7GB in SkyDrive