Unboxing: Nokia Lumia 620

I've already taken a look at HTC's entry-level Windows Phone - the Windows Phone 8S - in both a video review and a written review, but it's not the only entry-level WP8 device available on the market. Nokia has also come out in full force with the Nokia Lumia 620, which is a low-end device from their range with very similar, if not better specs than HTC's offering.

Here you get a 3.8-inch WVGA display, 1.0 GHz dual-core processor with 512 MB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage, a 5 MP rear camera as well as a 1.3 MP front-facing camera, NFC, microSD card expansion and Nokia's range of exclusive apps for Windows Phone. I was sent a stunning green review unit of the device today thanks to the guys at MobiCity, and you can check out some of my brief opinions of the device in the unboxing video above.

Be sure to check back later in the week when I should have a full review of the Lumia 620 up on Neowin, but in the meantime you can always follow me on Twitter as I share tidbits about the device as I go about reviewing it.

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I don't know why this would be considered news? There's been a dozen unboxing videos of this phone and they're all useless. He's the script for your typical unboxing.

<fumble about with unwrapped box>
<make useless comments about its contents>
<say>Oh look, this is <insert phone name>
<focus again on the box and its pretty colors><linger uselessly on the box and wrapping>
<toss around contents and make at least 2-3 negative statement on packing>
<take out phone>
<mention its color - optional>
<turn it on - optional>
<throw away manual and other things [you're cool like that]>
<comment on incompatible power adapter - even though it was purchased from a region, in which you don't not reside>
<fin>

It is a handsome phone, but unfortunately with only 512mb of RAM, which most likely means no Windows Phone 9, and that is for me unacceptable, as was with Windows Phone 7 devices.

Yogurth said,
It is a handsome phone, but unfortunately with only 512mb of RAM, which most likely means no Windows Phone 9, and that is for me unacceptable, as was with Windows Phone 7 devices.

You don't know that, 512mb will be the budget ram setting for devices in the Lumina 5xx and 6xx range. I don't think WP9 will cut it out and require 1GB to run.

Yogurth said,
It is a handsome phone, but unfortunately with only 512mb of RAM, which most likely means no Windows Phone 9, and that is for me unacceptable, as was with Windows Phone 7 devices.

[citation needed]

First, nobody really knows what is the requirements for next WP OS. Except you just came back from the future.

Second, this is phone which is for people like my mom. She doesn't care if it will be compatible for the next OS or not. I bought this for her to replace her 4 years old Android, and she loves it. It does everything outstanding for a budget phone.

Yogurth said,
It is a handsome phone, but unfortunately with only 512mb of RAM, which most likely means no Windows Phone 9, and that is for me unacceptable, as was with Windows Phone 7 devices.

GP007 said,

You don't know that, 512mb will be the budget ram setting for devices in the Lumina 5xx and 6xx range. I don't think WP9 will cut it out and require 1GB to run.


You don't know that the Lumia 620 will receive the WP9 upgrade later. The last time users bet on WP7 getting upgraded to WP8, they got burned big time. Why make the same bet again?

Yogurth said,
It is a handsome phone, but unfortunately with only 512mb of RAM, which most likely means no Windows Phone 9, and that is for me unacceptable, as was with Windows Phone 7 devices.

WP9 can probably run on this phone, but there will probably be restrictions on the number of apps you keep running due to the lower RAM.

Ars Lykaion said,

You don't know that the Lumia 620 will receive the WP9 upgrade later. The last time users bet on WP7 getting upgraded to WP8, they got burned big time. Why make the same bet again?

Sure, I don't know but I'm saying that WP9 will also target the low end budget market like WP8 does. Unless 1GB becomes the new budget ram spec for next year then I see no reason the 620 can't run it.

Well I'll be damned, I never knew China uses the same as the UK. I was under the impression it was the same as the US. - Learned something new today.

Crisp said,
Well I'll be damned, I never knew China uses the same as the UK. I was under the impression it was the same as the US. - Learned something new today.

China != Hong Kong! Because Honk Kong was under British colonial rule they were adopters of the British power system which means some (not all anymore) of their class I power outlets were the same. This is also the same where Britain had presence in India and Sri Lanka! Now you learned another thing or two! China actually now uses the Australasian plug variant with ~250V@10A which is good for us Aussies because it means we can get fresh factory goods direct from China without any localisation needed for conversion!

joker999 said,
You don't care if you show your IMEI?

Why would he? Unless you are an Australian, using a spoofed SIM card, have his IMSI number and you have been hacking telecom systems fwith an almanaic understanding of the GSM system, I think we can safely say he's pretty safe

The 620 is such a brilliant phone and I'm hoping it will help WP8 penetrate the budget smartphone market. That lime green is so cool!

Yet another boring video where the presenter thinks its "cool" to throw stuff away as he takes it out of the box.

Well, couldn't be bothered watching more than the first minute of that rubbish. Really - how hard is it to put the manuals etc down without throwing them like a spoiled 3 yo?

dvb2000 said,
Yet another boring video where the presenter thinks its "cool" to throw stuff away as he takes it out of the box.

Well, couldn't be bothered watching more than the first minute of that rubbish. Really - how hard is it to put the manuals etc down without throwing them like a spoiled 3 yo?

What purpose would it serve to neatly organize the various manuals that came with the phone? It seems to me like you have some sort of OCD. There's nothing childish about tossing them to the side.