Difference between Nokia Lumia 620 and Samsung Galaxy Grand

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. Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones.

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.

Due of all these mid to low-range smartphones being introduced by companies, big power houses have been forced to introduce similar mid to low-range smartphones to recapture market share. The Galaxy Grand is one such attempt by Samsung.

Samsung Galaxy Grand is a mid-range smartphone that has been launched by the Samsung Corporation. The phone sports a 5-inch capacitive touch screen with a display of 480 x 800 pixels. The phone is cased in polycarbonate plastic and is rectangular in shape with curved edges similar to other Samsung phones. The phone runs on 1.2 GHz Dual-core processor and has 1 GB RAM. The phone is dual-SIM, but is also available in single SIM in some countries. The phone runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean, with no words on if it can be upgraded to 4.2.2 Jelly Bean. One worth noting feature of the phone is the Multi Window, which allows users to seamlessly multi-task, without have to minimize one application and run another. The applications run side-by-side, or in this case up and down. The company has a mounted an 8 MP rear camera and a 2 MP front camera, par with many smartphones available these days.

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

 

Nokia Lumia 620

Samsung Galaxy Grand

Launch Date

January 2013

January 2013

Company

Nokia

Samsung

Size

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

143.5 x 76.9 x 9.6 mm

Display

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

5.0 inches, capacitive touchscreen 16M colors

Screen

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

480 x 800 pixels (~187 ppi pixel density)

Protection

ClearBlack display

Yes

Weight

127 g (4.48 oz)

162 g

2G Network

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900

GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - SIM 1 & SIM 2

3G Network

HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

4G Network

No

HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100 - SIM 1 only

GUI

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

TouchWiz UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz Krait

1.2 GHz Dual-core

GPU

Adreno 305

-

OS

Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Android  4.1.2 Jelly Bean

Chipset

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

-

RAM

512 MB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size

Micro-SIM

Dual SIM

Internal Memory

8 GB

8 GB

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

Up to 64 GB

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

Connectivity

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

GSM 3G, HSPA-PLUS, EDGE/GPRS, HSPA+ 21/5.76Mbps, WI-FI, WI-FI Direct, Bluetooth support.

Data

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB, NFC

GPRS, EDGE, WLAN, Bluetooth, USB

Speed

HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 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, Wi-Fi hotspot

Bluetooth

Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR

Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP, LE, EDR

USB

microUSB v2.0

microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

8 MP, 3264x2448 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

Secondary Camera

VGA - 640 x 480 pixels

2 MP

Video

Yes, [email protected]

Yes, [email protected]

Camera Features

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

Geo-tagging, touch focus, face and smile detection, image stabilization

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Audio Equalizer

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/FLAC player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

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

Li-Ion 2100 mAh battery

Stand-by

330 h

440 hours

Talk time

2G talk time: 14.6 h

3G talk time: 9.9 h

10 hours

Available Colors

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

Black, White

Messaging

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

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

Browser

HTML5

HTML5

Radio

No

Stereo FM radio with RDS

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with 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
  • SNS integration
  • Organizer
  • Image/video editor
  • Document viewer
  • Google Search, Maps, Gmail,
  • YouTube, Calendar, Google Talk, Picasa
  • Voice memo/dial/commands
  • Predictive text input

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, samung.com

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