Nokia Lumia 620 officially announced, Nokia’s most affordable WP8 Smartphone

| December 5, 2012 | 220 Replies

Quick heads up as I’m on limited time and bandwidth. The Nokia Lumia 620 is officially announced, Nokia’s third and most affordable WP8 Smartphone. Priced at a surprisingly low $248 and expected to be launched in Q1 2013; no word on carrier support though.

http://conversations.nokia.com/2012/12/05/the-family-is-growing-nokia-lumia-620/

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Nokia Lumia 620

  • Networks: WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
    GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • Display: 3.8” TFT WVGA 800×480, ClearBlack
  • Memory: 512MB RAM (8GB internal memory, Micro SD support up to 64GB)
  • Camera: 5Mpix autofocus, LED flash; Video capture: HD 720p@30fps; VGA front camera
  • Size & weight: 115.4 x 61.1 x 11.02 mm; 127g (including battery)
  • Connectivity: NFC, WLAN 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4Ghz + 5Ghz, Bluetooth 3.0, GPS/A-GPS, Glonass, micro-USB, 3.5mm audio connector (AHJ + WP Controls)
  • Processor: 1 GHz Dual Core Snapdragon (TM) S4Battery Talk time: (GSM/WCDMA) Up to 14.6 h/ up to 9.9 h; Standby time: Up to 330 h

Cheers meh for the tip!

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  • http://www.photo-roll.com/ Sachin Verma

    Affordable phone
    *With micro SD support, :D

    • Mahesh

      also with NFC and front camera

    • http://techmixbr.blogspot.com totesilva

      Should have also 4 inch screen, like HTC 8S.

      • Pökö

        Why an earth?

        • Jon

          Because apparently 0.2″ makes a difference to someone…

  • Mark

    This looks very good indeed for an entry level model.

  • Peter L

    Poor HTC.

    Lumia 920 is beating 8X on sales 4:1 and now this. Compared to HTC 8S lumia 620 has NFC, front facing camera, exchangeable shells and it’s still way cheaper.

    • Noki

      Poor WP vendors “lumia 920 is beating 8X on sales 4:1″
      but android is beating WP on sales 35:1

      • Mark

        I’s good that you’re showing your true colours and not even pretending to be anything other than the Android fan that you are, Noki.

        Oh, as a thought, it’s handsets like this that may change that balance. But then you knew that, right?

        • alai

          Do you really thing that anybody who don’t like WP is an android fan? 75% market belongs to android now. WP – 3%. Do we have any reason to be happy because nokia is doing only WP devices? WP is a dead system. Where are Nokia’s smart-phones with keyboards, where are E72, E6, E7 successors? 50% of Nokia customers prefer real keyboards.

          • ms.nokia

            just be patient, nokia has been going through a difficult period for the last several years,
            when google gave away the android OS (that they copied from apple and microsoft)
            for free to any OEM it nearly destroyed nokia.

            • Noki

              revisionism we will see more and more of this, fact wp does not sell,,,
              I’m sure wen nokia is dead and buried they will keep blaming symbian or some obscure bad symbian device. Not WP, WP is perfect….

              • ms.nokia

                the real blame belongs to google for releasing copy/past android.
                that allowed every oem to sell smartphones

                • swain

                  If 70%+ smartphone users on this earth are not idiots then Android is the most advanced and popular OS out there. Google has driven away the mobile industry from what it used to under Nokia to a open and competitive industry. The rapid change in this industry was never possible under Nokia’s poor specs and super-slow development.
                  I am not blaming WP or Symbian for anything. I am a long time Symbian user and will use it until my 808 dies but the credit goes where it’s due.

                • Tom

                  Google brought smart phone to masses, brought to price points that’s affordable for everyone, from $100 handset to $700 handset. They all have mostly same functionality. In short, google democratized smart phones. They disrupted the model. It is exactly same as what MS did with PC, except for monopolistic behavior. MS was a big part of PC adoption but they are clueless with mobile.

                  • KeiZka

                    Google brought OS to the table. It was OEM manufacturers that did all the hard work, making devices for multiple price points. Why glorify Google for something they quite didn’t do?

                    • Tom

                      Well, they designed a OS that works with every known mobile cpu in existence, cheap ones and pricey ones. That’s what enabled all the price points. What MS did, you can choose any CPU as long as it’s qualcomm s4.

              • Pökö

                Try using one, then comment. Please.

                • Noki

                  NOKIA gave me 2, (one not a nokia btw) they are siting in the main office gaining dust

                  • legion

                    @ms.nokia and other posters . Its a well known fact that noki is a troll . So, just ignore his comment. If you reply to his comments , he will troll more

                    • Tom
                    • Noki

                      Tom Microsoft legion o astroturfers is full on this days. That link is just the tip of the iceberg.

                    • Tom

                      To find real trolls, I would love if the IP addresses are displayed in the posts. That would tell us how many are employed by Nokia/MS and paid to post here.

                      As always, follow the money.

                    • Mark

                      Tom/Noki,

                      LOL! Don’t EVER lecture anyone on trolling, you pair. Just don’t.

                    • Noki

                      Mark, can you lecture us on astroturfing? would really like to know how much does Microsoft pay, is it a per post comment thing or more of a generic if you do it we will pay?

            • Andy

              I think they copy from Symbian and Maemo5

          • Dave

            You should really make a difference between the Android you see and love on high end devices (20%) and the cheap POS laggy could-be-any-other-OS-nobody-gives-a-crap-just-like-S60-was devices (80%).

            The latter don’t help anyone except Google. A high end WP8 app gives the same experience on every WP8 device, a high end Android app target nowhere near that 75% of market.

            It’s _good_ to have more choice.

            • Noki

              how many devices did SGIII sold again?

              • Pökö

                You don’t know?

              • Mark

                That’s a high end device.

                You missed the point. Again.

              • KeiZka

                And you think the plethora of sub-$200 Droids will bring exactly the same UX to the table as SGS3?

          • Mark

            Nope, just the ones who consistently post negative stuff about Nokia whilst pushing an Android based agenda.

            Also I’m quite happy that Nokia ar using WP basis on the basis it’s far better than Symbian.

            As for keyboards… nah. A bit 2009 on a smartphone I’m afraid.

        • Noki

          No I just find comments as the one above childish and not fundemented in any type of verifiable data… hence throwing some real data at it…
          I say it again as I said it before, do I think Nokia should ship a few androids to test the market there???? Yes! Do I like android? No not really, do I like WP? No I dont’t at all!
          I have stated my position on multiple occasions, To you and the likes of you on multiple occasions (I’m a meego fan and add plently of friends working at nokia I felt nokia as part of my family), and still you opt to do this litle pathetic ad hominem attacks, that in return keep me motivated to come here and say little truths like “WP DOES NOT SELL”. Nokia is now #10 smartphone maker in the world, and that probably on average Nokia will sell less than 1 Million WP per Lumia.

          • ms.nokia

            “I just find comments as the one above childish and not fundemented in any type of verifiable data”

            are you talking about yourself noki ? :)

            • Noki

              35:1 is unverifiable??? also verifiable the personal attack as response, personally I would much more prefer that you would manage to find wp sales hard good positive numbers

              • ms.nokia

                no need to find, they will be given in due time,
                the only reason u want those numbers so bad is because u know that the new lumia devices are still in limited supply to limited markets,
                so again, try to enjoy your time hating the nokia/microsoft partnership.

                • Noki

                  Ok so now its all into Q1 2013 were have we read this again??? NOKIA WAKE UP…. YOU ARE GONA DIE!!!!

                  • ms.nokia

                    chill out dude, no one is going to die,

                    it is not unreasonable to look for latter quarter results given the fact that wp8 has only recently been released, and that wp8 lumia phones are also just beginning to be made in available quantity and in more countries,

                    nokia is getting back on its feet after the near nock-out punch android gave, it would be a crime if nokia was forced to go android considering it was google that destroyed nokia’s phone sales,

                    • Noki

                      I find it interesting this new story “nokia is getting back on its feet after the near nock-out punch android gave” Is nokia a contender in the OS war’s now??? I think they went out long time ago at least since feb 11
                      You must mean WP!!!

                    • ms.nokia

                      nokia has come back with tech, hardware, and services,
                      and nokia never went out, it just got ride of what was making it fail to compete.
                      but you already know that,

                    • Tom

                      MS past partnerships tell a lot about it’s history and behavior. Very few survived, look at asymco for more.

                  • Andy

                    I think you going to loose.nokia is racking good sales with wp.more than 5 million infact for only 920.symbian doing in good as well,rising market share again.both doing good so be happy Noki:-)

                    • Noki

                      links, specially for the symbian claim I would be more than surprised if symbian sales were up.

                      a statement that 5 million WP sales is good is pathetic btw Lumia has 8 terminals under WP that is a range of 8 phones to chose from if you want WP Lumias, on sale worldwide. it’s xmas season… 5 million would be a disaster

                  • ULTIMATEANTITROLL

                    WAKE UP Android troll, WAKE UP. GET OUT OF THESE BLOGS. GET OUT OF THESE BLOGS.

                    NOBODY CARES. My troll meter for you is going off the charts.

                    Nokia WILL succeed. Samsung will get crushed under the combined force of Microsoft and Nokia working together, along with Apple being friendly with Nokia and Microsoft.

                    Samsung literally is South Korea, and Microsoft is US, and Nokia stands for Finland of course, and more generally Europe. This has become a war of nations, and Samsung will LOSE!

                    • ULTIMATEANTITROLL

                      Google as well will pay DEARLY for their illegal market manipulation. The EU is going to hammer Google HARD for anti-trust allegations, and it’s only a matter of time before the US government hammers Google hard.

                    • jiipee

                      You should check your facts first:

                      https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.519963494688944.126922.176516242367006&type=3

                      Samsung is far more important partner to Microsoft than Nokia, if you look at the whole MS ecosystem. Phones, tablets, PCs…

                    • ULTIMATEANTITROLL

                      No they’re not. Any other OEM can easily take Samsung’s place in the Microsoft tablet and PC ecosystem. In terms of WP devices, Samsung is almost non-existent.

          • StefanP

            http://wmpoweruser.com/only-6500-nokia-lumia-920s-sold-in-russia-in-the-first-week/
            On the other hand, most user reviews are very positive, rarely negative feedback anywhere. If not Nokia’s marketing, mouth to mouth propaganda will do the job eventually.

            • Tom

              In other words, all the user reviews are written by paid reviewers, like 5 star reviews for Lumia 900 in Amazon, in case any one cares to remember.

          • Andy

            Since you have friends in Nokia Noki.you should ask them what’s going on in the company and suggest ideas to them.

            • Noki

              all of my friends have lots their jobs, or moved away. Currently I know only a couple of people in nokia and they are based outside of europe working in some other secret thing they cant really talk about. (not new OS in case any one starts speculating.)

              • Andy

                I know a few people in Nokia and stop hating because one day your dream will come true.but no,no android.

                • Noki

                  I don’t hate Nokia I used to love it, i hate Microsoft top management and the tactics they use.
                  Every company that goes to bed with microsoft ends up costing thousand of work places (been there once), and most of the time the companies survival…(please don’t ask-me to enumerate all of the examples)

      • ms.nokia

        it wont be long before you will have nothing to spit your venom over, so better enjoy hating nokia while u can cause your time is running out noki.

        • Noki

          so is nokia time, keep the personal insults and attacks to the facts…

          Is wp selling now?

          • ms.nokia

            yes

            • Noki

              ooo do you have some proof of that or is it just like the past 2 years? “high-demand”, 5 star ratings in amazon, “will buy one for my tech illiterate parents” astroturfing we see all over the place?

              • ms.nokia

                see my above comment noki

              • Tom

                WP isn’t selling and won’t sell. Don’t worry about the paid astroturfers.

        • jiipee

          You can take his comment either as hatred (Nokia sucks in general) or realism (Nokia should introduce also Android handsets).

          Being a Android or WP fan has not much to do with Nokia anymore since they are not in platform and ecosystem business. That is Apple+Google+MS (eg. Sony, Samsung might potentially be there) game. S40 will die in mid-term.

          Nokia competes with Google only in the mapping arena. Now that they are planning and forced to create mapping APIs for Android since Google owns the mobile mapping atm (ratings for Here @itunes up from 1,5 to 2,5 stars) there is no other reason than the platform support payments from MS to stick only with WP. Demand is there.

          • Noki

            alleluia some one that gets it!

            But no for many here Nokia must go exclusively WP even if it kills it.

          • ms.nokia

            yes one day (in the future) nokia should introduce an android device and jolla too,
            nokia has great tech and hardware and should release devices running on other platform especial since nokia no longer has its own os.

            nokia is already making some of its services available on other platforms,
            maybe one day it will be also hardware,
            no argument there for me.

            BUT … in regards to noki’s constant complaint that wp is dead and nokia should have gone with google and not microsoft and now nokia is dead but google could have saved nokia etc etc …. i dont agree with that.

            • Noki

              WERE HAVE I SAID SUCH THING??? POINT ME TO IT??? NEVER!!!
              I say nokia should have not gone all in with just MS WP.. never put all egs in the same basket….. This strategy eliminated meego and meltemi, and will probably eliminate Nokia as well!

              AS I hallways say, I’m fine with nokia testing WP, PROBLEM WAS HAVING TO KILL EVERYTHING ELSE.

              • ms.nokia

                so you like wp and think its a good that nokia makes wp devices ?

                • Tom

                  WP exclusive is the problem. Samsung makes WP phones too.

                  • shallow ocean shoal

                    Funny, I thought they were also selling Asha’s and 808’s right now. Learn to be precise, Troll!

                • jiipee

                  Absolutely. I was of the idea in Jan 2011. WP should have been Nokia’s story to North America and business segment. And then either continue with Qt or take Android. I would have gone with Qr from low-end to consumer high end. If WP would have been massive hit, they could have prioritized it.

                  Btw. in hindsight, Android would have been better choise to begin with UNLESS there is something truly unique coming out end next year or after that kills Android and Ios.

                  • Tom

                    Nokia should have gone with 2 OS, meego and Android. While they could have kept market share from plummeting with Android, Meego should be the one for future and prioritized for outside US and emerging economies.

                    WP was a illogical choice, beyond a sane choice. An OS based on CE kernel that could not run on dual code cpus.

                    • shallow ocean shoal

                      Clearly you would know! That is why you are typing this on a blog!

                      Man, if only you were king, everything would be awesome all the time!

                • Noki

                  I don’t like WP, but have no problem with nokia having Lumias with WP, MY problem is the absurd need to kill everything else but WP fsck even meltemi had to be killed.

            • Andy

              Nokia should just continue with Symbian and meltemi

          • Mark

            The HTC One is arguably superior in most respects to the SGS III yet it isn’t selling and HTC’s profits are falling. Nokia would be foolish to enter a market that is already oversaturated and which has one dominant player.

            And I don’t think it’s hatred. I think it’s something a bit more distasteful than that. Otherwsie why is he still here?

            • Marc Aurel

              HTC has a brand problem, especially in Europe, and even in North America Samsung has now overtaken HTC. In any case it’s still a good example that the theory of North American importance in the high end smartphone business* is principally wrong; HTC was not able to utilize its previously quite strong brand in the NA for a marketing success on other continents.

              * Which Elop still seems to believe apparently based almost solely on iPhone.

            • Tom

              So better strategy is to adopt something that has all together 2% market share? Exclusively? HTC trouble comes from their overly bloted skin which looks ugly and then they start to lock their boot loader. All modders used to buy HTC switched to Samsung.

              • Mark

                Yes. If it leads to longer term success. Going Android is a a fools errand as Moto, LG, HTC, SE and others are finding out.

                • Noki

                  Most of them do make a profit, unlike all of the ones in WP.

                  (since i need to say this every time you are involved, here goes…..)

                  I do not particularly like android just find it stupid that nokia as an OEM decided to be exclusive to the one OS that has the worse sales…

                  • Tom

                    Also LG and Sony are doing better after they dumped WP/Windows mobile. They have more smart phone market share now than Nokia.

                    • Noki

                      fact based logic is terrible

      • Keith too

        “Poor WP vendors “lumia 920 is beating 8X on sales 4:1″
        but android is beating WP on sales 35:1″

        Utter BS from the biggest troll on here.

        • Noki

          what can I say??? 70% market share Vs 2% complicated math?

          • Keith too

            You’re trying to apply a market share figure to a current sales ratio–you do understand the difference. I know you do because you’re not stupid–you just like troll to antagonize.

            • Noki

              and how do you obtain market share? via sales!

              Given how exponentially growing the android market share as been going in relation to the rather stagnant wp market share, I would not try to brake those numbers much more or you will probably find a much worse ratio for WP!!!

              so yeah “Utter BS” maybe but in a positive way for WP

              • Keith too

                On second thought maybe you are stupid. The marketshare you’re quoting is determined by all time sales inlcuding the years Android was on sale before WP. This thread is about current sales and judging by the amount of posts from you lately and judging by the surge in Nokia stock I would say things are looking more promosing and it really has your worried doesn’t it.

                On carriers where Lumias go head to head with Android the ratio is looking much better yet.

                • Noki

                  Ok since you reeeeeeeeeealy wanted it http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/18/android-market-share-q3-2012_n_1893292.html

                  Q3 Android (Google Inc.) — 104.8 million units
                  Q3 Windows (Microsoft Corp.) — 5.4 million units

                  so 25:1 in q3

                  And since the Android market share as been growing that means the sale rate as been going up vs the stagnant sale rate in WP so probably my 35:1 is not wrong.

                  The market share is a result of overall sales, an increasing market share indicates that the sale rate is relativity better than others.

                  • Keith too

                    First WP market is gaining relative to Android not losing. Second you suck at math because using your link the ratio is 19.4:1. Third and far more importantly we are talking about current sales with the hot new WP8 Lumia’s out–not the last two deflated quarters knowing the WP8s were coming. So how much do you think that ratio is falling now. You’re 35:1 is looking pretty silly I would say.

                    • Noki

                      ups I was wrong on the 25:1 :), so yeah 20:1 yep my numbers were wrong not buy alot. Dough some other stats
                      http://mashable.com/2012/11/14/android-72-percent/ this one is very recent…
                      android 122.48 M in Q3 2012
                      windows 4.05 M in Q3 2012

                      so 30:1 OMG 30:1
                      Gartner’s must be wrong
                      “Android’s growth is even more impressive when you take into account the overall increase of smartphone saels in Q3 2012, which was 47%. Worldwide sales of all mobile phones declined 3% in that same period. ”

                      “First WP market is gaining relative to Android not losing”
                      so android jumped from 64.1% one quarter ago to 72,4%, and windows from 2.7% to 2.4%

                      Right its far-fetched to see this as positive but ok.

                      About third point, speculation game as usual, granted android cant grow much more its already almost 3/4 of the market…

                    • Keith too

                      @Noki,

                      So now you want to change your source of data. And to a dubious one at that. They are claming that WP sold 4 million and we already know that Nokia alone sold 3.7 so do you think their numbers might be a bit suspect.

                    • Noki

                      I changed the source of data just to used the most recent numbers available. But admitted my wrong on the previous numbers…
                      would you do the same? some of your statements were obviously wrong.

                      are you saying Gartner’s makes up their numbers? Interesting….

                    • Keith too

                      @Noki,

                      So you want to believe Gartner when they say that there were 4.05 Million phones sold which would break down to 3.7 million for Nokia and everyone else would split the remaining 305,000?

                      Are you sure you didn’t change the source of the data because it was more to your liking even if the numbers looked awfully suspect.

                      Regarding the 3rd point. No we don’t how the current Lumias are selling but there is a lot of anecdotal evidence suggesting it is pretty damn good. Today is partially telling. Nokia’s stock has been on quite the ride up and today was the best day of all and also it is telling that Nokia experienced triple volume today indicating the big boys were piling on heavy. These guys don’t place orders for millions of stock on a whim–they do the research, check the channels, phone the retailers and they obviously like what they are finding out.

                    • Noki

                      “Are you sure you didn’t change the source of the data because it was more to your liking”

                      Sure, will you admit that contrary to what you were saying wp market share is not growing?

                      On the numbers, I can even do more and probably point for the source of that inconsistency, China, Gartner’s usualy gets china numbers terribly wrong and extrapolates globally I think.

                      Dough this error is usually on the overall numbers, so to any number Gartner’s gives you can had or take 1 Million. for each parcel… WP being a small fish is hugely affected by this.

                      I mention this only becouse Gartner’s failed massively to estimate n9 sales numbers and i know this for a fact and were the error came from.

                    • Noki

                      More numbers, so i did a little digging up to how come booth numbers were so different :)
                      Simple the fist post was about Q2 IDC and the second Q3 Gartner’s, so I went to loook for IDC numbers for Q3..and guess what? Android 136 Million WP 3.6 M

                      So 37:1

                      granted you will say that this are wrong and that WP sold alot more.. but this are the numbers we have… and right now my 35:1 seams actually very correct.

                    • Keith too

                      We’re even because I mixed up quarters as well. Nokia only sold 2.9 Lumia’s in q3.

                      But you’re far from correct because the message is still about current sales and which we still don’t know about yet other to say that it is certainly better than the 19:1 ratio of q2. q2 and especially q3 sales were dramatically dampened from 7.5 devices not being upgradeable to WP8.

                    • Noki

                      sooo the ratio went from 19:1 to around 35:1 35:1 being the recent one and makes me wrong? on the more close to current times race??? interesting

                    • Keith too

                      @Noki,

                      Notice the first message in this read, we are talking about WP8 devices which were not out in q3 so yes you’re wrong. But we won’t know by how much until we get the numbers for Q4.

                    • Noki

                      Yeah I do remember, (BTW i made no mention to a specific time frame on the 35:1, was just pointing on some accountable numbers that can be verified vs unfundamented ones.)
                      I also remember you saying that the 35:1 ratio was “Utter BS from the biggest troll on here” apparently 35:1 is very much on the money for the latest accountable numbers, but I guess I cant expect a apology from you even though it was not BS but an accountable fact.

                    • Keith too

                      As I said we were talking about WP8 numbers and 35:1 is utter BS by a troll–that is exactly right. That was the crux of my post.

                      The reason I was commenting on the q2/q3 numbers was to point out your bad math because the ratio you were quoting did not match the links you were pasting until you found one that matched. But that is besides the point because we talking about WP8 and the numbers are not verifably yet but the they will be and even those q3 numbers you posted are not verifiable and I certianly doubt the 3.6 million figure anyway since Nokia alone said they sold 2.9 million.

                    • Noki

                      do you know the sad litle bit?, I can admit wen I’m wrong you cant obviously.

                      I was wrong in Q2 and even did some bad division admited.

                      YOU can’t admit that indeed you were WRONG wen stating that WP was gaining on android.

                      I will say it again my 35:1 is based on factual numbers unlike the 4:1 the original poster pointed, would like you see attacking him on that since he does have no proof of that what so ever…
                      Insted you prefered to call my numbers BS and me a troll wen counts made I was spot on booth historically accumulated sales via the market share, and recently via the last quarter numbers….

                    • Peter L

                      That 4:1 is based on real numbers, you jackass. Do your research.

                    • Noki

                      this “jackass” cant find those numbers, Did you puled them out of your proverbial jacklessass?
                      Did nokia putted out a official statement saying how many L920 it as sold so far?, did HTC did Because I must have missed it.
                      I’m not saying its is not outselling 4:1 or 20:1 or maybe even 35:1 just stating that I don’t know. Do you?

  • Muerte

    This is very nice indeed! I’m still waiting for the extra-slim model though :) But I’m not complaining, good job!

  • SLAYER

    this is a very nice device. good move from nokia. I wonder why no 1080p though?

    • DM

      “Nokia’s third and most affordable WP8 Smartphone.”

      I wonder why it doesn’t…

      • SLAYER

        “two Krait CPU cores clocked at 1GHz, the Adreno 220 GPU and 512MB of RAM”

        isn’t that enough?

        wonder how the 808 does it with that ancient HW. the extra dsp can’t be that good..

        • Jon

          It has a Adreno 305 GPU, not a 220. And looking at the Qualcomm spec sheet, the 305 does *up* to 1080p. Seeing as Qualcomm also writes the CPU as up to 1.7Ghz, and simply writes 1080p for the 320 GPU chipsets, one possibility is that the 305 can only shoot 1080p if the CPU is clocked high enough, offloading some of the strain.

        • Marc Aurel

          Sure it can. There are many compact cameras which can do 1080p and most of them don’t have a more powerful general purpose processor than the 1.3 GHz ARM11 on the 808. You just need fast enough I/0 and a good encoder chip (not even that if you use some low compression encoding like Motion JPG).

        • Andy

          808 does it with Symbian clever software optimization.

  • http://bongotricks.com hemedans

    wow this is amazing dual core 1ghz processor and memory up to 70gb and 720 hd for 249usd

    nice work nokia

    • aleci

      no that is not 720p screen -_-

      • Pradeep

        I think he meant the video capture when he said 720p.

    • Ahsan

      Nexus 4 still beats everything on the market spec on spec at it’s price range! 299$ is ridiculous!

      P.S Not an android troll, never used one to be honest :P

      • Peter L

        Apples and Oranges.

        Nexus 4 will have a limited availability (it is not exactly profitable business to sell Nexus 4 at that price) and this one will be anyway mass produced to markets that won’t be getting Nexus 4 at all.

        • arts

          To be honest, if it was sold worldwide at 199usd, i would have pounced on the opportunity to buy one. Too bad the jacked up the price to a Nokia 808 in my place, so fack that.

      • Keith too

        Maybe Google should make Android twice as buggy and inefficient so Android OEMs have to make even fatter phones than they do already so all the specwhores will be even more impressed.

        • Tom

          How do the single core lovers of Lumia 900 and all the WP 7.5/7.8 doing now? Go for a coffee while app tries to open?

          • Keith too

            They’re still faster than the majority of Android devices.

        • shallow ocean shoal

          Yes, they’re already ahead of you.

          That was “Project Butter,” to fatten it up! Combined with all the sugar dessert-based release names, ‘Roid is heart attack diabeetus java bloat city!

          The critical bug that lasted >1y, where Android would send your private sext message to a random person on your contact list, was just an added bonus.

      • migo

        Realistically it’s $349. The 8GB isn’t going back in stock. They initially sold a few 8GB for $299 so they could announce it at that low price and get a lot of good press, but it’s not going to offer a particularly good experience with only 8GB, and the profit margin on the 16GB model is a lot better.

        Lumia 620 @ $249 vs Nexus 4 @ $349, you’re going to expect some higher specs for the extra $100.

  • stylinred

    aw op and comments deleted?!

    :/

    it looks nice but it doesnt look as good as the 600 this looks more like a 500 lvl device

    • Viipottaja

      I gather you mean the 610 and not the Symbian 600 (the design of which is imo not that great)?

      also, they are probably leaving 5xx for 7.8 devices for now.

      • stylinred

        yeah that’s it the 610 :D

  • JGrove303

    That is a killer phone for a killer price! I wonder if it too will have wireless charging available via swapable cover?

    again, huge jump down in price from the 820. Sure to penetrate emerging markets

  • Alvester
  • Amanuel

    good if available everywhere

  • sonu

    hello guys ,
    This phone really has gpu adreno 305 , I dont believe it man. Reference goto nokia developers device page written has graphics – 3d hardware accelerator* by following * adreno 305.
    Only shortcoming of windows 8
    1. File manager
    2. Wifi tethering disconnection
    3. Cant use as modem like symbian or meego or asha phone.

    If this things are solved I will buy the phone, until then will have to wait.

    • Andy

      Gsmarena write adreno 220

  • Noki

    I don’t get it nokia was going to compete in the area with wp7.8 this can only mean sales there have plunged in to zero, this model basically terminates the wp7 series.

    • Jon

      Right, because it’s feasible that Nokia was able to churn out this phone in a couple of months? This was the plan all along, with 7.8 being for the ultra-cheap and legacy devices. Much better this way anyway, having a coherent line-up is great.

      • Noki

        at any given time Nokia could have release this phone, its in direct competition with its low wp7.8 range of devices, price and everything, the only one put of range is probably the Lumia 510 ultra cheep one (and for the price difference of 50$ its a no brainier witch one you will choose IMO)
        This model simple terminates all other Lumias on wp7

        • ms.nokia

          unless wp7 devices are sold cheaper than wp8 devices.

        • Viipottaja

          Nothing new in previous generation being phased out, gradually and market by market. The same obviously happened with Symbian phones in the past.

          and it is conceivable that one reason they did not announce this earlier os managing that phase out better.

          and finally, $50 price difference (or whatever it actually is on a given market at a given time) does make a difference to a lot of people as well as possible to carriers seeking to fit a space in their lineup or negotiating the prices with Nokia.

          • Noki

            yeah i grant that the 510 still has its space, actually think it was by far the most competitive Lumia, and this one now is the most competitive of them all.

        • Jon

          At any given time? This is a S4 Plus device, a chipset that was only official launched yesterday. It’s obvious that this device has been in the works for a long time. With a S4 dual-core and a Adreno 305 GPU the 620 has a chipset far better than the previous generation of Lumias. The *only* current Lumia using WP7 *is* the 510, all others are EOL. They’re the previous generation, so naturally the new generation puts an end to them. Existing stock will be sold out, but no new will be produced. The idea is that the sale of previous devices will die off.

          • Noki

            ok we agree wp7 is a dead horse.

            • ms.nokia

              dead but in a 2 years time.
              how long does google support its old android versions, and how many of them are still being used, similar right?

              • Noki

                I’m talking about the supposed strategy of scaling wp7.8 all the way to Asha. Aka selling millions of new devices on it.

                • Mark

                  Please link us to details of that strategy, Noki. You should include details of target markets, market duration and pricing.

                  Or just go back to developing apps for Android. Whatever.

                  • Noki

                    ask ms.nokia he was big fan of that one.
                    There was not strategy?? does not surprise-me.

                    • ms.nokia

                      hey don’t involve me in your conspiracies noki,

                    • Noki

                      “hey don’t involve me in your conspiracies noki” REALLY? REALLY? OMG WTF DUDE,,, do you want to go and get the entire back log of your arguments on the referred mater????

                      I expected better from you!!!

                      Hey being wrong is ok there is shame on being wrong!

                      SHAME SHAME

                • Jon

                  What strategy? Theyre scaling WP8 down to Asha, which is better.

                  • Noki

                    fine! lets all agree to that then I was saying that in the beguiling (and obviously accused of beaning a troll for saying that).

                    • Peter L

                      The WP7.8 strategy will become more evident later when they can push those device prices below 100 euros.

                      The price difference might not seem much to us, but for the consumer in the emerging markets, 50 euros might be quite a big sum.

                    • Noki

                      “when they can push those device prices below 100 euros” heheheh I do wonder how can they do that wile paying Microsoft license fees.

                      Or do you have insider info about Microsoft drooping them????

                    • Peter L

                      No insider info, but is that really that far fetched idea? MS wants more marketshare and Nokia wants to sell super-cheap Lumias so why not?

                    • Noki

                      Well it is a bit far fetched as its not what Microsoft does. They don’t substantially drop OEM fees, what they some time do is throw some “research money” like on the net-books situation a few years ago.
                      Plus I don’t see how Microsoft would be interested in developing wp7 much more given how different its code base is from current wp8.
                      Problem with Microsoft business model is that special deals are hard to do as they want a wide range of OEM’s, and special deals piss off the non included OEM’s.
                      Wide range deals to all OEM’s atack their profits so they don’t do them.
                      You could say that the mobile market is much smaller for Microsoft than the PC one and they could take the hit, and i would agree with that, but some how I don’t think they will.
                      Microsoft is in many ways like the worse nokia, arrogant and knows everything, “and all others make is rubbish” type of company. So I think they will try to kill wp7.x asp and promote the new best thing ever WP8.

                    • Janne

                      During the summer cuts Nokia said they had found a way with Microsoft to take Windows Phone to ever lower pricepoints. Microsoft lowering or waiving WP 7.8 license fees doesn’t some entirely impossible. Of course the solution might have to do with something else, but I too see a 5xx range living on with WP7.x for a year or two.

                      Upside of the WP 7.8 device range is that it also motivates Nokia and other developers to support existing Lumias longer. I expect at least one significant WP 7.x OS update after 7.8, plenty of app updates (Scalado apps and all that) as well as some WP7 exclusives like new Angry Birds for WP7 Lumias. This is very good news for 610/710/800/900 users.

        • Peter L

          I think you should contact Elop immediately.

          If their whole department of marketing strategy didn’t notice this oversight with all their experience and decades worth of market data and analyses, Nokia should know about this.

          Maybe Elop will hire you to do their job, Nokia has always appreciated the insight found in random ramblings of Internet layman’s.

          • Noki

            well to be honest “their whole department of marketing strategy didn’t notice this oversight with all their experience and decades worth of market data and analyses” as sucked terribly up to this point no?

            I’m just pointing the obvius this device at this price terminates WP7.8 sales…

            • Peter L

              How exactly is that a bad thing if someone buys this instead of 510? This model probably has a better overhead anyway.

              • Noki

                Hey, I don’t fundamentally disagree with you, I’m just again stating the obvius WP7.x is dead, in-spite of what many here tried to make us believe.
                This devices is a really good mid-range phone with competitive pricing. That IMO will terminate all wp7 Lumia range except maybe the 510.

                Nokia and many here tried to create a story about wp7.x series not being dead and having a bright future in the midrange area.

                • Jon

                  Of course its dead in regard to future devices. It was replaced by WP8, just like iOS 5 was by 6, or Android 2.3 was by 4. Selling outdaten software unless you have to makes little sense.

                  His howerer is another issue than update support, which will keep 7.8 on legacy devices alive.

                  • Noki

                    Yes yes yes… I agree with all of that, some people here don’t.

                    We had discutions (less than a few weeks ago)about it here on MNB were I stated many reasons WP 7.x series were dead as far as new devices went.
                    Back then I was being accused of mindless trolling for stating that.

                    • Janne

                      Yet here we have Nokia 510 and now Nokia 505… new devices with WP 7.x.

                      As said, WP 7.x will live on in the “high-end of the low-end” for a while (sub-$200 unsubsidized), maybe a year – perhaps two at most. I wouldn’t be surprised if we’ll see one or two more new variants for WP 7.x. Single-core and lower memory requirements allow pushing it lower in price than WP8.

                      The upside here is that this longevity will directly benefit all first generation Lumia owensers during the next year and beyond. Lumia 610/710/800/900 will benefit from the updates and apps Lumia 500 range will motivate.

                  • Viipottaja

                    Well, I think they will actually announce more 7.8 devices (besides the already leaked 505 even) for the gap/overlap between “high end” Ashas and the 620 price point. Also, I think it is likely more 610s will be still manufactured for some months at least as the new 620 cannot be launched in all countries at once. :)

                    • Noki

                      If we should have learned something by now is that announcements of new devices kill sales of existing devices even if there is no new devices available.
                      Think you will agree to that wont you???
                      What i see in this announcement is that nokia as litle stock of the wp7 series/or sales are way down there.

                    • Viipottaja

                      Yes, of course new devices have an impact on sales of existing devices. That’s what I was also referring to my earlier comment above about how announcement timings are part of managing phase outs of existing devices.

                      Nokia is transitioning 7.8 to the 5xx series price points.

                    • Janne

                      Yep, I see WP 7.x living on at Nokia in the 500 range (and perhaps 610 living on a little longer than 710/800/900 that I expect to phase out the fastest).

                      During the summer cuts Nokia said they had found a way with Microsoft to take Windows Phone to ever lower pricepoints. Microsoft lowering or waiving WP 7.8 license fees doesn’t some entirely impossible. Of course the solution might have to do with something else, but I too see a 5xx range living on with WP7.x for a year or two.

                      Good thing about the WP 7.8 device range is, as said above, that it also motivates Nokia and other developers to support existing Lumias longer. I expect at least one significant WP 7.x OS update after 7.8, plenty of app updates (Scalado apps and all that) as well as some WP7 exclusives like new Angry Birds for WP7 Lumias. This is very good news for 610/710/800/900 users.

                    • Janne

                      Sorry about copy-pasting the middle paragraph to the message above from another comment. That wasn’t my intent. We need a preview comment button here. :)

                    • Noki

                      Janne no problem, your the argument is good, I do see it a bit hard as right now the 7.x area seams restricted to a very small area basically the 5xx area, witch makes little sense to Nokia or Microsoft..
                      again I don’t know if Microsoft would be willing to give away the licence fees, so yeah I don’t know just making conjectures about what we know..

    • ms.nokia

      where do u get your logic from noki, bizzaro world ??

      • Noki

        I find this comment of your interesting in the lights of what you said in previous times and what you sated a few comments ago? Bizzaro world indeed nokia as been getting into.

        • ms.nokia

          so you call all the bells and whistles that nokia packed into the Lumia 920, bizzaro world ?
          they are amazing and advanced tech compared to all other flagship smart-phones, hows that bizzaro?

          • Noki

            that is just sad juvenile argumentation.
            We were talking about the L620 and its implications to the wp7.X lumia range, you decide to call it “bizzaro world” that i decided to let it go the personal insult part and deflect into nokia management maybe being a bit bizarre (a pun if you want)… and from that you spin of that I’m saying something about the L920? what?

  • zymo

    Decent hardware at an affordable pricepoint. It could even outsell the Lumia 920 if Nokia releases it worldwide (especially in evolving markets) and advertises it well.

  • http://monkst monkster18

    damn i love the green.Why yoo no make green lumia 920 Nokia!!

  • viktor von d.
    • Fred

      +1

  • http://www.facebook.com/trix0 Patrick Tps

    Now that’s the COLOR that I’ve been waiting for! Way to go Nokia!!! ^_^

  • http://dexter_jdr@yahoo.com drexter

    i cant view the nokia website. http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia620/
    i only see the top nokia blue bar. and the text parts on bottom.. there is no content inside. all white/ a blank page :(

  • sr.d

    The problem is wp8, Nokia, make it full multitask o.s. , make it work in landscape, give it the versatility of symbian 3 and i maybe think in change my wonderful n8.

    • viktor von d.

      i doubt we will get full multitasking. but landscape mode is needed

  • rudy

    Why no pentaband?
    Other wise looks nice, just wish it had pentaband support.

  • kornofilo

    looks really good! I hope it has good audio quality.

  • Roy

    OMG this is has better specs (except for the camera) than my Lumia 900 and with W8 And cheaper… WTF!

    • KeiZka

      Doesn’t 900 have 16gb instead of 8gb? Doesn’t it have slightly bigger screen (that matters too). Doesn’t it have LTE? Bigger battery?

  • manu

    wow superb exactly what needed for mass market

  • sr.d

    I’m going to wait to see if wp8 gets closer to w8 RT in future nokia phones, for now i am more interested in blackberry o.s. 10 (nokia fault), but i love nokia, and most of all my nokia n8, symbian and Meego. And wp8 needs too “virtual buttons” on the screen, not that thing that ruin the display

  • Grendell

    This device has potential. At its price range and feature set, this could actually get wp8 to start printing on the global map. What I find frustrating though is that there’s a potentially huge market (taken from reviews and comments) waiting at a 4.0 screen and at a lower price point and Nokia wasted the fabula design on the L800 instead of waiting to do it properly. Oh well, hindsight IS 20-20.

    • Peter L

      Well this device has 3.8″ and a very affordable price. With very compelling design and customization options. Exactly what you say the markets supposedly want.

      • Grendell

        I’m not knocking the 620. Just saying the L800 body could have been put to better use.

      • Mindless Consumer

        Whether you like it or not, that 0.2 inches means a lot. Of course it’s not a big difference in size, but it’s a huge difference in the minds of people. It’s a perception issue. 4.0″ appears much bigger (=better) than 3.8″. It’s the same kind of psychology what we have in prices: $99 appears much cheaper to us than $100 even though in reality there’s practically no difference. That’s just the way we are hardwired. :) So from a marketing point of view, it was a stupid decision to make it 3.8″ and not 4.0″.

    • viktor von d.

      i imagine the 720 will have the 4 inch screen

    • migo

      The unibody design is quite expensive to do. You’re going to spend a premium for no appreciable advantage by using it.

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