Comparision: Nokia Lumia 520 vs Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia is making a strong bid for the creation of mid-range smartphones sufficiently complete to be very economical , a feature that is now highly valued. However affordability does not prevent their quality products remain, a clear example would be the recently introduced Nokia Lumia 520 . 



A mobile with Windows Phone 8, four-inch screen, dual core processor and five-megapixel camera for a very reasonable price. In this line moves the Nokia Lumia 620 , do a comparison of all its benefits.

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Display and Design

Few differences in the section of the screen. The Nokia Lumia 520 wins in size with the panel of four inches diagonally while the  Nokia Lumia 620 runs at 3.8 inches, a very subtle difference but noticeable.The two share the same WVGA resolution (480 x 800 pixels) and so offer sharp images without pixelation effect. They also feature the innovative Super Sensitive Touch, which increases sensitivity so that we can handle even with gloves on mobile, this feature comes in handy on cold days but also improves overall response in any situation. The display type is what Decant the balance in favor of Nokia Lumia 620,even though the panel is slightly smaller can boast of having the system ClearBlack , this technology reproduces vivid colors and keeps a sharp contrast, blacks are much deeper and this also causes the external display much better avoid reflections. The Nokia Lumia 520 has a panel LCD IPS.

The design of the  Nokia Lumia 520 is a little more serious because the corners are more square terminal is also thinner and comes in five colors (white, black, blue, yellow and red). Meanwhile the Nokia Lumia 620 has a more casual look for the lines and supply curves is more bold color. Except here we find the black tone serious but all are very bright (blue, lime green, orange and fuchsia). They both have the same provision of tactile and physical controls . The former are located on the front (back, home and search), while the rest are on the right side are the volume control, the on / standby button and dedicated to the camera.

Nokia Lumia 620 in March

Camera and Multimedia

Despite its status as the two affordable phones carry a camera very complete and competent, although in fairness it must be acknowledged that the Nokia Lumia 620 takes advantage in some respects. Come with shared characteristics : both come with a five megapixel sensor with autofocus to ensure crisp, they allow zoom to four increases , including face detection, geo-tagging and an f/2.4 aperture lens. They also allow the recording HD720p video format and a frequency of 30 frames per second. As we said, theNokia Lumia 620 comes with a couple of features that make the difference. It is the flash LED that serves as support photos or videos nocturnal and VGA secondary camera for video calling.

The profile media of both devices is as complete from the point of view of the formats supported, so you will not trouble listening to music or watching videos you’ve added from your computer or sent to you. The music section is particularly comprehensive, not only because they have a built-in player, but because the services come with Nokia Music and Nokia Mix Radio integrated, it is possible to hear a very extensive catalog of songs without paying anything.

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Memory and power

Technical draw point. Fluency has never been a problem in Windows Phone since the interface itself is very simple and works very fast. To avoid slowdowns Nokia has included in these models a processorSnapdragon S4 dual core and with a frequency of one gigahertz . To make matters worse they also come with an Adreno 305 graphics chip and 512 Mb of RAM.

Regarding the internal storage, the two have a depth of eight GB which can be expanded with cardsmicroSD to a staggering additional 64Gb. Few manufacturers can say that its midrange phones have a capacity as large, in fact this is often one of the biggest problems with this type of terminal. To top Nokia and Microsoft offer free in seven Gb Skydrive.

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Operating system and applications

Again coincide, but in this case the OS. Just as all the second generation of mobile Lumia, both Nokia Lumia 620 Nokia Lumia 520 as shipped with Windows Phone 8. The latest version of Microsoft’s mobile system offers a number of very interesting advantages such as new interface that keeps the spirit of Live Tiles but now you can customize in more sizes and colors. enter also wireless updates OTA (Over The Air), the children’s corner for the little ones when using the mobile and rooms or rooms – spaces in which we organize our contacts by groups such as work, school, family …

Nokia is not the only manufacturer to have phones with Windows Phone 8, but to differentiate offers a number of unique applications that improve the user experience significantly. For starters we can not ignore the full suite of navigation Nokia Maps, which offers offline use, traffic conditions, public transportation routes and of course the voice prompts. We note that the Nokia Lumia 520, to be newer, and includes Nokia HERE, the Nokia maps update now available for download in the Marketplace. The Espoo also offer a good selection of photographic and video tools as intelligent shot, animated or creative studio photos. offering Nokia Experience in Windows Phone 8 is very dynamic and complete thanks to these services.

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Again these terminals take note with your full profile connections. Both offer access to mobile networks 3Gallow us to surf the Internet at speeds of 21 Mbps, plus you can share the connection with another device using the system Wi-Fi Hotspot or Tethering. If it is short and we want to sail faster, or just want to save data, we can draw the port Wi-Fi when you’re near a free hotspot. They also have the classic port wirelessBluetooth -focused on sharing files and using compatible accessories and antenna- GPS with access to satellite Glonass . The Nokia Lumia 620 comes with a feature that lacks his opponent, this is the chipNFC terminal that turns into a kind of digital Swiss Army knife, the applications are endless and include payments, enter shows, share files or load profiles pre-configured, all with a single touch of the phone on a receiver. Finally the two have a port MicroUSB and a minijack for connecting headphones.

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Autonomic and price to

The Nokia Lumia 520 integrates a battery of 1,430 milliamps and the Nokia Lumia 620 of 1300 milliamps,however despite the difference autonomy is practically the same , could be because the Nokia Lumia 520 carries a slightly larger screen-The duration time of ten hours round use in both cases, with slight differences. On the other hand when the phone is idle can be switched without having to plug more than 300 hours, a very high figures may vary according to remind ourselves how we use the terminal.

Paragraph price plays all for the Nokia Lumia 520, which goes on sale in the second quarter of this year for only 140 euros in free format. The Nokia Lumia 620 can now be found in stores and the price rises to 270 euros, also free.


The Nokia Lumia 140 euros from 520 are difficult to overcome, even for its big brother the Nokia Lumia 620. Both terminals have a sheet practically identical except for some details, the funny thing is thatthe Nokia Lumia 520 is a little note on the screen, which is slightly larger . However the Nokia Lumia 620 also has its arguments to be more expensive to begin the display technology comes with ClearBlackthat offers more contrast and definition. It also comes with LED flash, secondary camera and a chip NFC.

Comparative tab


Nokia Lumia 520 Nokia Lumia 620
Screen LCD capacitive multitouch screen 4-inch 
800 x 480 pixel 
Super Sensitive Display 
235 ppi 
16 million colors
Capacitive multitouch screen 
3.8 inch LCD 
ClearBlack System 
Super Sensitive Display 
800 x 480 pixels 
245 ppi 
16 million colors
Weight and dimensions 119.9 x 64 x 9.9 mm 
124 grams
115.4 x 61.1 x 11.02 mm 
127 gr
Processor S4 Snapdragon processor dual-core 1 GHz S4 Snapdragon processor dual-core 1 GHz
RAM 512 Mb 512 Mb
Internal Memory 8 GB of internal memory + MicroSD up to 64 Gb + 7 Gb Skydrive 8 GB + microSD up to 64 GB + 7 GB SkyDrive
Platform Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Camera and Multimedia Sensor 5 Megapixel 
Digital zoom x4 
Face Recognition 
Auto and Manual Exposure 
White Balance 
Record video HD720p @ 30 fps

Playing music, video and photos 
Supported formats: AMR-WB, GSM FR, AMR-NB, GSM HR, EFR, GSM EFR, JPEG, MP3, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, GSM FR, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC + / HEAAC, eAAC + / HEAACv2, ASF, MP4, AAC, AMR, MP3, M4A, WMA, 3GP, 3G2, VC-1, Windows Video, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4, MP4, ASF , WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, MOV / H.264 
Radio Internet 
radio recording 
stereo sound 
Nokia Music 
Nokia Mix Radio

Sensor 5 Megapixel 
LED Flash Integrated 
Digital zoom x4 
Face Recognition 
Auto and Manual Exposure 
White Balance 
Record video HD720p @ 30fps 
Secondary VGA camera  


Playing music, video and photo 
formats supported: JPEG / MP3 / WMA / AAC / AAC + / WMV / MPEG4 
FM radio tuner with RDS 
stereo sound 
Nokia Music 
Nokia Mix Radio

Connectivity GSM 850/900/1800/1900 
HSPA + 900/2100 
3G (HSDPA 21 Mbps / HSUPA 5.76 Mbps)
Wi-Fi 802.11 b / g / n 
Wi-Fi Hotspot 
to Glonass-GPS 
Bluetooth 3.0 
microUSB 2.0 
out of 3.5 millimeter headphone jack 
QWERTY onscreen keyboard 
keys: idle-power, volume and camera
GSM 850/900/1800/1900 
HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100 
3G (HSDPA 14.4 / HSUPA 5.76) 
Wi-Fi 802.11 a / ​​b / g / n 
GPS with A-GPS 
Bluetooth 3.0 
Proximity sensor 
microUSB 2.0 
Output 3.5 mm headphone jack 
camera shutter button 
Side volume control
Autonomy 1430 milliamperes battery 
3G Standby: 360 hours 
3G Usage: 9.6 hours 
Use 2G: 14.8 hours 
3G browsing: 6.7 hours 
Navigation Wi-Fi: 6.2 hours 
Music: 61 hours
Battery 1300 milliamperes 
Use 3G: 9.9 hours 
3G Standby: 330 hours 
Music: 61 hours

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