More love for the Nokia Lumia 620. CNet and Pocket-lint give 4.5 stars out of 5!

| February 8, 2013 | 24 Replies

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 10.15.25Another day another set of positive reviews for the Nokia Lumia 620.

Yesterday, Engadget praised the 620 and said it was precisely what an entry level smartphone should be.

Now we’ve also got CNET-uk and Pocket-lint awarding it a very high 4.5/5.

http://reviews.cnet.co.uk/mobile-phones/nokia-lumia-620-review-50010323/

http://www.pocket-lint.com/review/6153/nokia-lumia-620-windows-phone-8-review

Screen Shot 2013-02-08 at 10.19.24CNet’s summary is above. All the good stuff is all about Nokia. The bad? The MS apps bit :p.

Pocket-lint says they loved pretty much everything about the 620 though unlike CNET who says battery life is decent are concerned about the battery life.

Cheers all for the heads up!

 

Category: Lumia, Nokia

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  • Silthice

    This is a great example of how all rounded device should be with very competitive price. Why can’t they make this in their Symbian days? Why they have to ruin the 600, 603, 700 & 701 without the auto-focus camera?

    Hope this is where Nokia begin to realize the important of all-rounded device. Wish Nokia can make 9++ series as the innovative high end device. 8++ as high end device (slim) to compete with Droids Flagships and iPhone.
    7++ as mid range device, 6++ as affordable device and 5++ as low range device. Asha with multitask capabilities to fill the void of 4++ series…

    • ognjen23.11

      you won’t see a phone with number 4 in it, just saying :p
      google tetraphobia

      • arts

        Nokia never made a phone with a four in them before.

        when four is pronounced it sounds like death as well. So not a very popular number.

        • WhiteAdy

          Iphone 4? ‎:P

        • Silthice

          I know in chinese is se (die)… Well we got other race beside chinese…

          • arts

            Really? No way bro. ;)

            At any rate that’s what I remember Nokia always saying about their devices, something about out of respect of Chinese customers or something.

            • Silthice

              That was the old Nokia… Now we got Elop in the house…
              ^_^

      • capedonut

        i think the 420 would sell well in North America

        • *****

          Lol, Nokia Lumia 420, now with vaporizer built in

          • Mendax

            Now that’s an innovative smartphone!

      • Janne

        How is 4 in other emerging markets though? Would a Lumia 4xx fare well outside of Asia? Latin America, Africa?

        • Janne

          Of course Nokia could play it safe and just release a Lumia 390.

    • Janne

      Silthice:

      While overzealous bean counting (thank OPK!) and segmentation was one reason why Nokia’s Symbian touch devices were not all-arounders, it was only one reason.

      Nokia’s Symbian touch devices were not competitive on the software usability and hardware support front.

      Even had Nokia not been counting beans and gave the phone all the hardware it needed, the software still would have been the letdown on Symbian.

      Glad to see the new Nokia changing this. The praise is wonderful for a Nokia fans ears.

  • arts

    This is going to be fun. This blog has many predictions; be it carriers boycotting anything with Skype on it, to lumias peaking at 4 millions sales. I think the lumia 620 disagrees with that notion. ;)

  • Viipottaja

    Let’s hope T-Mobile launches it, but I am afraid the T-Mo Flame is a somehow dumbed down or more conventional looking (i.e. boring) device… :(

    • Viipottaja

      Btw, the Flame model coming may also explain why T-Mo is not giving the 7.8 update to the 710.

      • migo

        It’s more likely that 7.8 is a useless update. It only brings resizable tiles, no under the hood changes to justify the cost of re-testing.

  • JG Smartypants

    No surprise that the only problem with the 620 is the stuff pertaining to WP…Nokia, if you put Android or even Sailfish on these things they would sell like crazy!

    • arts

      Why? The only issue here is the lack of apps, and how is salfish better in that regard??

      Android devices, the comparables ones, in the same price range of this little buddy here don’t perform nearly as well as 620.

  • Carbontubby

    Dammit Nokia, now you’re on a roll! :) I’m tempted to get this 620 rather than an 820 but it runs Windows… I used to be indifferent to this but now I can’t see myself jumping to yet another locked-in, proprietary operating system.

    If I didn’t have any developer baggage with Symbian and Meego, I would cross over to WP8, but now I’m holding out for BB10, Jolla Sailfish and Ubuntu on mobiles. Once you’ve experienced the dream (and nightmare) of cross-platform development with Qt and Qml, there is no going back to something Microsoft-only.

  • Janne

    Heck, I’m tempted by the cyan/yellow aka green Lumia 620 and I’m already sporting a Pikachu 920!

    Nokia just hit this one out of the park. Wonderful product, it seems, the 620.

  • Grendell

    Good job with the 620, Nokia! Now stick in all the other symbian functionalities symbian owners used to enjoy and take over the world!

  • Sachin

    Hey, the powers that be at Nokia!

    Tired of reading positive reviews, getting frustrated, would like to buy the phone in India at an accurate price as soon as possible

    Now please move it!

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