Sunday, 9 March 2014

The Nokia Lumia 620

Joezelle Jairah M dela Cruz

The Nokia Lumia 620 is one of the members of the Nokia Lumia series, a collection of cellphones that are released by Nokia and have Windows 8 as their operating system. The Nokia Lumia 620 was released last January 2013 (Nokia Lumia 620), but based on observation, Windows phones are not as popular as Android phones or iPhones.

The Nokia Lumia 620
In terms of features and specifications, the Nokia Lumia 620 is as laudable as Android phones or iPhones. It has dimensions of 115.4x61.1x11 mm. It has a display of 3.8 inches and an aspect ratio of 15:9. Its maximum standby time is 13 days and the battery has a capacity of 1300 mAh. It makes use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-Core 1GHz for its processor. It has a RAM of 512 MB. It has an internal memory of 8 GB and its memory is expandable through the use of a MicroSD. It has a 5 MP main camera and a VGA front camera. Its main camera is capable of 4x optical zoom. It has an LED flash that can opertae up to 3 m and can be set to off, on, or automatic. It has a video frame rate of 30 frames per second and can record videos in either MP4 or H.264 format. It can playback videos of MP4, WMV, AVI, 3GP, 3G2, M4V, and MOV formats. The front camera has a resolution of 480 pixels. It has a 3.5 mm jack for earphones and can play various audio file formats such as MP3, MP4, AMR, WMA, and AAC among others. (Detailed Specifications for the Nokia Lumia 620)

I use a white Nokia Lumia 620
Being a Nokia Lumia 620 user for the past 11 months and an Android phone user for two years before that, I can say that I've seen and experienced the differences between the Windows Phone and the Android phone. In order for a person to be able to download a certain application on his or her Android phone, all he or she has to do is log in with a Gmail account in the smart phone. The Android phone user, regardless of age, can readily download free applications and pay for the ones that are not. As for a Windows phone user below 18 years old, he or she still needs parents' consent to be able to download applications on his or her smart phone. Both the parent and the child must have a Live account, and the parent must indicate that the Windows phone user is his or her child. Then, the parent will have to change the settings on his or her Live account so that the child will be able to download applications on the smart phone.

I used a white Samsung Galaxy Mini before I started using a white Nokia Lumia 620
In terms of transferring files between the smart phone and a computer or another smart phone, there is little difference between using a Windows phone and an Android phone. Some Android phones require a certain application on the computer before the user can transfer files between the Android phone and the computer. The Windows phone, despite having Windows 8 for its operating system, also needs the Windows Phone App so that the phone user can sync his or her phone with his or her computer.
In creating files, however, the Windows phone is better than the Android phone. The Microsoft Office is readily available in the Windows phone, while some Android phones require downloaded applications in order for the user to be able to create a document, spreadsheet, or a presentation.

In terms of overall ease of use, there is little difference between the Android phone and the Windows phone. Both are very user-friendly, even for first-timers. The user can easily get to know the smart phone he or she is using. Technically speaking, there is no such thing as a better smart phone. It all lies in the user's preference.


2013. Nokia Lumia 620. GSMArena. March 6, 2014.

2013. Detailed Specifications for the Nokia Lumia 620. Nokia. March 6, 2014.

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