Lumia 620. I like.

by Volker Weber

I always get to use the high end phones. The ones with the most memory, best camera, greatest display. Once in a while I like to recalibrate by using an entry-level "affordable" device. That's usually a little bit of a letdown.

The Lumia 620 is different. I like it. Not as in "I could live with that". No, I really like it.

It's a proper Lumia with Windows Phone 8 and comes with all the excellent stuff that Nokia makes. Navigation, online or offline, Nokia Music, it's all there. And they are bringing something back that Nokia championed with the 5110. Replaceable covers. They pop on and off very easily so you can have many and use them as you please.

Two of the covers I have are matte: the blue and the white on. The green one is glossy. Actually they all have two colors. A transparent one on top and an opaque one underneath. The green cover is a translucent blue over yellow, the blue one is blue over white and the white one is transparent over white. This makes for some really nice color effects. Bright green is not my kind of color, but it sure draws some attention.

Let's not forget the price. A Lumia 920 is between 620€ and 720€ off contract. The 620 sells for 260€ on Amazon. On contract it will be free. This gives you a 3.8" ClearBlack display, 1 GHz dual core Snapdragon S4, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, expandable with SD card up to 64 GB. Two cameras, 5 megapixel in the back, VGA in the front. This little sucker even comes with NFC. It's an incredible value.

I'll part with two close-ups of this amazing material. The blue one is my favorite.

Comments

It is a good phone for a good price, but I hope Nokia is able to make a decent profit on it. They kind of need the money.

Ryan Partlow, 2013-02-20 18:06

Das sieht echt knuffig aus. :) Ist vielleicht das bessere Geschenk statt eines iPod touch. Oder?

Abdelkader Boui, 2013-02-21 00:33

Kommt immer drauf an, was der Beschenkte haben will.

Volker Weber, 2013-02-21 00:48

Was ist denn dann der elementare Unterschied zwischen dem großen und dem kleinen Nokia, wenn dieses hier alles mitbringt?

Johannes Matzke, 2013-02-21 09:00

LTE, großes HD Display, bessere Kamera, wireless charging, etc.

So wie 3er und 7er BMW. Im Prinzip reicht der kleine.

Volker Weber, 2013-02-21 09:10

Volker,
das ist mal ein passender verghleich fuer die zwei Lumias...

Thomas Koester, 2013-02-21 09:36

Der Beschenkte möchte eine mobile Spielkonsole. Wegen der großen Auswahl an Spielen für iOS und der iTunes Guthabenkarte, dachte ich zuerst an die aktuelle iPod Touch Generation. Preislich liegt das Lumia 620 in einer ähnlichen Preisregion. Aber da gibt es ja leider keine Guthabenkarte. Die Telefonfunktion ist optional.

Abdelkader Boui, 2013-02-21 09:42

Das Lumia 620 ist für Microsoft und Nokia das allerwichtigste Gerät. Am Erfolg dieses Gerätes (und damit Einfluss auf WP als 'Ökosystem') wird sich mittel- (Nokia) und langfristig (Microsoft) das Schicksal dieser Firmen entscheiden.

Das Lumia 620 ist dafür extrem gut aufgestellt. Es mag ein wenig 'zu gut' sein und teilweise zu einer Kannibalisierung bei den Mittelklasse Lumias führen (720 (MWC) und 820). Am Lumia 620 ist alles gut ausgefallen: Kamera, Lautsprecher, Display, Farben, Materialien, Ausstattung.

In der aktuellen Situation hat Nokia IMHO genau richtig gehandelt und in der Einsteigerklasse die Latte höher gelegt und damit *endlich* etwas den Billigandroiden entgegenzusetzen.

Da sieht man mal, was geht, wenn es muss.

Hubert Stettner, 2013-02-21 09:48

Gute Analyse, Hubert.

Volker Weber, 2013-02-21 09:57

Danke für die Infos.

Johannes Matzke, 2013-02-21 10:43

Das Lumia 620 gibt es aktuell bei Vodafone (CallYa) für 179 EUR
https://shop.vodafone.de/Shop/prepaid-handys/nokia-lumia-620/

Ralf Hammen, 2013-03-28 10:22

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