Friday, December 7, 2012

Nokia LUMIA 620 vs LUMIA 610 Price and Specs Comparison

Latest Nokia LUMIA 620 running on dual-core S4 processor, dual camera with 5MP rear and VGA front and 720p video recording capable - Cheapest Windows Phone 8
Latest LUMIA 620 is the cheapest windows 8 phone from Nokia and it is priced at $249, tax excluded and will be available first quarter of 2013. $249 would convert to approximately P10,000 in Philippines but Nokia Lumia 610 is currently selling in the market for P9,990.

So, I think Nokia LUMIA 620 would be priced right at P10,990, just an approximate.

Nokia LUMIA 620 caught my attention and interest. It is powered by Snapdragon S4 dual-core processor, with dual camera 5MP rear and VGA front, running on Windows Phone 8 and of course with Nokia quality we've trusted for a long time.

But how would it compete with dual-core Android phones currently in the market such as Lenovo P700i/S560 (P10,990), Alcatel OT 997D EXPLORE (P11,990), Sony Experia J (P11,490), Samsung Galaxy Ace 2 (P11,990), HTC Desire X (P13,750) and local mobile brands MyPhone A898 DUO (P7,499) and A919 DUO (P9,499)Cherry Mobile FLARE (3,999) and TITAN (P6,499) and StarMobile ASTRA (P6,990) and CRYSTAL (P7,990).

Anyway, why should I compare LUMIA 620 to LUMIA 610? Why not on LUMIA 820 or LUMIA 510? On my first glance with 620, it is an upgraded LUMIA 610 and second, they are on the same price range.

Let's compare both of them so that we could make a better choice.

Nokia LUMIA 620 vs LUMIA 610 Price, Features and Specs Comparison

Nokia LUMIA 620 uses DUAL Shot technique to produce variety of colors and textures.  It also uses exchangeable shells in 7 different colors to suite your moods.

Price: Nokia LUMIA 620 is priced at P11,600 while LUMIA 610 is selling at P9,990.

Features: Dual Shot technique for variety of colors and textures, 720p HD video recording , ClearBlack display, Dolby Headphone sound enhancement (LUMIA 620). On the other hand, LUMIA 610 has FM Radio and Corning Gorilla glass screen protection.

Thickness: 11mm against 12mm

CPU: 1 GHz dual-core S4 Krait (LUMIA 620), 800 MHz MSM7227A (LUMIA 610). Both are Qualcomm Snapdragon processors

GPU: Adreno 305 (LUMIA 620), Adreno 200 (LUMIA 610)

Screen: 3.8" 16 M colors (LUMIA 620), 3.7" 65K colors (LUMIA 610). Both are TFT Capacitive Multi-touchscreen.

Resolution: Both 480x800 pixels

Pixel per inch: 246 ppi against 252 ppi

OS: LUMIA 620 runs on Windows Phone 8 while LUMIA 610 on WP7.5 Mango

RAM: 512 MB versus 256 MB

Camera: Dual camera with 5MP rear, autofocus with LED Flash and VGA front (LUMIA 620), Single camera 5 MP, autofocus with LED Flash (LUMIA 610)

Connectivity: Both are Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro-USB and 3G capable

Internal Memory: 8 GB with free 7 GB SkyDrive storage and upgradeable to 64GB via microSD for LUMIA 620. 8 GB with no card slot for LUMIA 610.

Sensors: Both have Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light and Compass

Battery: Both are rated at 1300 mAh

Overall, Nokia LUMIA 620 is upgraded LUMIA 610 from operating system (OS) to hardware (processor, RAM, display and camera capabilities).

If LUMIA 620 upgrade cost is worth at least P1,600, I should better choose this one than LUMIA 610.

It is so far the cheapest Windows Phone 8 in the market and with balanced specs and Nokia quality, it will  probably take down some mid-range Android Phones.

Updates: Nokia Lumia 620 is already available in select Nokia Stores

Nokia LUMIA 620 Full Specs
Nokia LUMIA 610 Full Specs
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Dual-Shot Technique

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