Difference between HTC First and Nokia Lumia 620

Key difference: HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. One of the newest smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 620. It features a 3.8-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1 GHz Krait and a 512 MB RAM.

In today’s world, social networking is more important that air of water. Some people might be able to get through without food, but not without checking their Facebook accounts at least a few times during the day. Facebook realizing the important part it plays in people’s social lives and recognizing the need for Facebook integration on mobile phones, has collaborated with HTC for new Facebook phone: the HTC First.

HTC First is the first phone that will be released running on the Facebook Home user interface. This isn’t the first time that HTC and Facebook have collaborated. HTC has previously launched the ChaCha, Status, and Salsa, all of which had special Facebook integration, beyond the normal app. However, the HTC First will be the first to actually have a user interface (UI) based on Facebook.

The Facebook Home UI will consist of Cover Feed which will use the home screen and lock screen to show content posted by friends on Facebook, as well as notifications from other apps. It also has an overlay over any and all apps, which allow users the ability to message others via Facebook or SMS, without leaving the app. The lock icon on the lock screen will show the profile picture of the user.

The HTC First also offers the users the ability to turn off the Facebook Home UI, in case they choose to. When Facebook Home is disabled, the phone will revert to stock Android, in this case Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. The phone will also be the first smartphone to include Instagram, recently-acquired by Facebook, as a pre-loaded app.

The phone will be powered by a Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400 1.4 GHz Dual-core Krait and a 1 GB of RAM. The phone will come with as in-built memory of 16 GB and no external memory. The phone also has an embedded Li-Po 2000 mAh battery.

The phone has a 4.3 inch Super LCD capacitive touchscreen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The primary camera on the phone is a 5 MP with BSI sensor and a 1.6 MP front-facing secondary camera, also with BSI sensor.

Nokia, the Finnish multinational communications and information technology corporation, is known for it highly durable mobile phones. However, with the increasing onset of smartphones, the sales of Nokia’s simple but durable phones started to drop. To offset this trend, Nokia tied up with Microsoft to launch a series of smartphones based on Microsoft’s Windows. This series of phones branded as Nokia Lumia run on Microsoft Windows Mobile 8.

One of the newest smartphones under the brand is the Nokia Lumia 620. Nokia Lumia 620 is aimed at the entry-level buyers who want to try a Windows Phone 8 but can’t afford to spend too much on it. The phone is a decent enough piece of merchandise, especially considering its price. It features a 3.8-inch screen with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. It features a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Dual-core 1 GHz Krait and a 512 MB RAM. It has an 8 GB internal storage capacity and an external storage expandable up to 64 GB.

The Nokia Lumia 620 has a 5 MP camera with auto focus and LED flash, as well as a secondary front-facing VGA camera. The phone like most of the phones under the Lumia brand is available in a variety of bright colors, such as lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, and the usually white and black. In fact, the phone comes with back panels in these colors allowing the user to change the phone’s color every few days.

However, the phone has been criticized as looking a bit plasticky and cheap. The phone is also a bit on the heavier side. Another issue with the phone, in fact all the Windows phones, is that it comes with the Internet Explorer browser built-in, which can be quite lagging at times, and the phones do not support any other browsers. Furthermore, the collection of apps available on Windows is quite limited, especially as compared to the apps available for Android and Apple.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the HTC website, theverge.com and GSMArena.com.

 

HTC First

Nokia Lumia 620

Launch Date

April 2013

January 2013

Company

HTC

Nokia

Size

126 x 65 x 8.9 mm (4.96 x 2.56 x 0.35 in)

115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm, 76 cc (4.54 x 2.41 x 0.43 in)

Display

Super LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.3 inches (~342 ppi pixel density)

480 x 800 pixels, 3.8 inches (~246 ppi pixel density)

Protection

-

ClearBlack display

Weight

123.9 g (4.34 oz)

127 g (4.48 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

LTE 850 / 1900

No

GUI

Facebook Home UI

Windows Phone 8

CPU speed

Dual-core 1.4 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 305

OS

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Chipset

Qualcomm MSM8930 Snapdragon 400

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

RAM

1 GB LPDDR2

512 MB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Micro-SIM

Internal Memory

16 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

No

microSD, up to 64 GB

Sensors

Gyro sensor, Tri-axis Accelerometer,

Proximity sensor, Ambient light sensor

Accelerometer, compass, Polarization filter, Brightness control, Orientation sensor, Proximity sensor, RGB Stripe, Sunlight readability enhancements, Color boosting, Ambient light sensor

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm stereo audio jack
  • NFC capable
  • Compliant with Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
  • Wi-Fi: IEEE 802.11 a//b/g/n
  • micro-USB 2.0 (5-pin) port
  • Micro-USB charging connector
  • 3.5 mm audio connector
  • Micro-USB-B connector
  • USB 2.0
  • Bluetooth 3.0
  • Wi-Fi
  • NFC

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

Speed

HSDPA, HSUPA

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band, Wi-Fi hotspot

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, dual-band

Bluetooth

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP, LE

Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR

USB

Yes, microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592x1944 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

1.6 MP BSI front camera (ultrawide angle)

VGA - 640 x 480 pixels

Video

1080p Full HD video recording

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

BSI sensor, F2.0 aperture and 28 mm lens, Auto focus, LED flash, Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection

Touch focus, Landscape orientation, Auto and manual white balance, Still image editor, Geotagging

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Speaker with built-in amplifier IC (support 2.55V)

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Audio Equalizer

Audio supported formats

.aac, .amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma (Windows Media Audio 9)

MP3, AMR-WB, AMR-NB, WMA 10 Pro, WMA 9, AAC LC, AAC+/HEAAC, eAAC+/HEAACv2

Video supported formats

MP4/H.263/H.264/WMV player

VC-1, H.264/AVC, H.263, MPEG-4; MP4, WMV, 3GP, M4V

Battery Capacity

Embedded rechargeable Li-Po 2000 mAh battery

Li-Ion 1300 mAh battery (BL-4J)

Stand-by

-

330 h

Talk time

-

2G talk time: 14.6 h

3G talk time: 9.9 h

Available Colors

Black, Black/White, Black/Blue, Black/Red

Lime green, orange, magenta, yellow, cyan, white, black

Messaging

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email

SMS (threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

-

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS, Digital compass

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

No

Additional Features

  • Social Network Device
  •  Dropbox (25 GB storage)
  • SNS integration
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • SNS integration
  • 7GB free SkyDrive storage
  • Document viewer
  • Video/photo editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • Personal information management features: Calculator, Clock, Calendar, Phonebook, Fixed dialling number, Alarm clock, Social networks in Phonebook, OneNote, Wallet, Family Room, Kid's Corner
  • Business apps: Adobe acrobat reader free download, Lync (Corporate IM) free download, Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, OneNote, SkyDrive storage for documents and notes
  • Document formats supported: Excel, PDF, Word, Powerpoint
  • Sync type: Exchange ActiveSync, Windows companion app, Mac companion app
  • Sync content: Calendar, To-do list, Video, Pictures, Music, Contacts

Image Courtesy: htc.com, nokia.com

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