Who said mid-range smartphones have to be ugly? Not Nokia, that much is obvious. The freshly released Lumia 620 targets the affordable niche of today’s phone market, but it does so in style and with style.
The 3.8-incher is not exactly a featherweight, weighing in at 127 grams. Though it does come in plenty of playful color combinations, including lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white and black. Something called “dual-shot” technique has also been used by Nokia to create a variety of new colors and textures and ensure you can customize your phone’s look beyond the average software tweaking.
Running Windows Phone 8, this little guy has some decent hardware under its hood for its price range ($250 unlocked). There’s a dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal memory, microSD support and a 1,300 mAh battery. The panel is itself average, boasting a 800 x 480 pixels resolution, while the 5 MP shooter on the back is doubled by a VGA front-facing cam.
The Nokia Lumia 620 is to see the light of day starting in Asia in January, followed by “select” European markets soon after.