Cheap and cheer­ful

Finweek English Edition - - NEWS - Simon Din­gle

While it’s cer­tainly small and def­i­nitely cheap, the 620 doesn’t hold back on features. It has a very de­cent 5MP cam­era, a sur­pris­ingly snappy 1Ghz dual-core pro­ces­sor, Wi-Fi, Blue­tooth, 8GB of stor­age that can be in­creased with me­mory cards, and even wire­less tech­nol­ogy for charg­ing and con­nect­ing the de­vice to sound docks, head­phones and other gad­gets.

With the Lu­mia 620 one also gets ac­cess to Nokia’s map­ping ser­vices

HTC De­sire X and Mu­sic store, along with free mu­sic stream­ing. I can’t think of much lack­ing in this de­vice. It has ev­ery­thing of the larger Lu­mia 920, bar­ring the su­per cam­era and much faster pro­ces­sor. In fact, some cus­tomers will pre­fer this de­vice that is far less bulky than its big­ger brother and of­fers bet­ter bat­tery life too.

The price also makes this a very com­pelling of­fer as it costs half of what you’d spend on a higher-end smart­phone that, in re­al­ity, would only be marginally bet­ter.

So if big­ger isn’t nec­es­sar­ily bet­ter in your smart­phone world and you like what Mi­crosoft is do­ing from a plat­form per­spec­tive, this is cer­tainly a phone to con­sider. Nokia’s added ser­vices also make it far more com­pelling than other Win­dows Phone of­fer­ings. You’ll also want to look at what An­droid can of­fer in this price range,

how­ever.

si­mond@ fin­week.co.za

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