Difference between Nokia Lumia 620 and LG Nexus 4

Key difference: 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 Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It aims to provide a pure Android experience.

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.

Android is an open source software, which means that the code is freely available for modification and distribution by device manufacturers, wireless carriers and enthusiast developers. Among the number of various companies, Google has also launched its own line of smartphones based on Android, called the Google Nexus. Each device in the Nexus line is produced via collaboration between Google and a leading original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partner.

The Nexus devices in general have an advantage over other devices in that the Android in the Nexus devices is pure, i.e. the Android does not have any manufacturer or wireless carrier modifications to it, such as a custom graphical user interface. The Android also has an unlockable bootloader to allow further development and end-user modification, all of which is usually blocked on other Android smartphones.

The Nexus 4 is Google's fourth Nexus-branded Android smartphone. It was produced in collaboration with LG Electronics. The phone features a 1.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2 GB of RAM, 8 or 16 GB of internal storage, front facing 1.3 megapixel camera and an 8 megapixel rear camera and a micro-SIM card tray. The phone runs on the Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean) operating system, which was launched with the phone. The phone also features a new camera technology, called the Photo Sphere. This allows one to take 360 deg Panorama shots.

The information for the detailed table about the two phones has been taken from the Nokia website, the Google Nexus website, techradar.com, and GSMArena.com.

 

Nokia Lumia 620

Nexus 4

Launch Date

January 2013

November 2012

Company

Nokia

Google; designed in collaboration with and manufactured by LG Electronics.

Size

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

133.9 x 68.7 x 9.1 mm (5.27 x 2.70 x 0.36 in)

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

4.7 inches True HD IPS Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Screen

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

768 x 1280 pixels, (~318 ppi pixel density)

Protection

ClearBlack display

Corning Gorilla Glass 2

Weight

127 g (4.48 oz)

139g (4.90 oz)

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network

No

No

GUI

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Pure Android

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz Krait

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Krait

GPU

Adreno 305

Adreno 320

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.2 (Jelly Bean), upgradable to v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean)

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon

RAM

512 MB RAM

2 GB RAM

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

microSIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

8/16 GB storage

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

No

Sensors

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

Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer

Connectivity

Micro-USB charging connector, 3.5 mm audio connector, Micro-USB-B connector, USB 2.0, Bluetooth 3.0, Wi-Fi, NFC

WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth, NFC (Android Beam), Unlocked GSM/UMTS/HSPA+, GSM/EDGE/GPRS, 3G, HSPA+ 42, Wireless charging, SlimPort (TM)

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

WiFi, NFC, GPRS, EDGE, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

DC-HSDPA, 42 Mbps; HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps

WLAN

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

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

Bluetooth

Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB (SlimPort) v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264 x 2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash, check quality

Secondary Camera

VGA - 640 x 480 pixels

1.3 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected]

[email protected]

Camera Features

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

Touch focus, geo-tagging, face detection, photo sphere

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Audio Equalizer

SNS integration

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic

Audio supported formats

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

MP3/WAV/eAAC+/AC3 player

Video supported formats

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

MP4/H.264/H.263 player

Battery Capacity

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

2100 mAh battery

Available Colors

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

Black

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

No

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

A-GPS support and GLONASS

Java

No

Yes, via Java MIDP emulator

Additional Features

  • 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
  • Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Accelerometer
  • GPS
  • Gyroscope
  • Barometer
  • Microphone
  • Ambient light
  • Compass
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document editor
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail, YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, blogs.computerworld.com

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