Difference between Nokia Lumia 620 and Sony Xperia L

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. Some of the latest new smartphones are the Sony Xperia SP and Sony Xperia L, both belonging to the Sony’s Xperia flagship. The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone.

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.

Some of the latest new smartphones are the Sony Xperia SP and Sony Xperia L, both belonging to the Sony’s Xperia flagship. The Sony Xperia L is a mid-range smartphone. It features a 4.3-inch screen with a resolution of 854x480px and a scratch-resistant cover glass. It runs on Android 4.1 with a Dual-Core 1GHz Qualcomm MSM8230 chipset and 1 GB of RAM. It also has all the bells and whistles, including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and 3G HSPA connectivity, as well as NFC support. The NFC is integrated with a one-touch connection to external displays in order to allow for big screen playback of videos or photos. The phone does not however have LTE capability.

Still, its saving grace has to be its 8 MP camera, which uses Sony's latest mobile Exmor RS sensor and offers a built-in HDR mode for both stills and video. The Exmor RS sensor is supposed to improved clarity and color reproduction, while the HDR mode will allow for better pictures in various different kinds of lights.

The phone is powered by a 1900mAh battery and has a battery STAMINA Mode for optimizing power consumption. The phone is available in three colors: white, black and red. It also has an LED light on the bottom of the phone that can be customized to blink different colors to indicate an incoming phone call, a missed call or text message. The light can also be programmed to blink in correspondence with the rhythm of the song played on the built in Sony Walkman music player.

The phone also comes with pre-installed Sony apps called Walkman, Album, and Movies. These are part of a pre-loaded software suite that allows for consuming and sharing a vast library of multimedia content.

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


Nokia Lumia 620

Sony Xperia L

Launch Date

January 2013

Q2 of 2013



Sony Corporation


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

128.7 x 65 x 9.7 mm


TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

TFT capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors


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

480 x 854 pixels, 4.3 inches (~228 ppi pixel density)


ClearBlack display

Scratch-resistant glass


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 900 / 2100

HSDPA 850 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100

4G Network




Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Sony UI

CPU speed

Dual-core 1 GHz Krait

Dual-core 1 GHz


Adreno 305

Adreno 305


Microsoft Windows Phone 8

Android OS, v4.1 (Jelly Bean)


Qualcomm Snapdragon S4

Qualcomm MSM8230 Snapdragon


512 MB RAM

1 GB

SIM Size



Internal Memory

8 GB

8 GB (5.8 GB user available)

Expandable Memory

microSD, up to 64 GB

Expandable up to 32 GB


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

Accelerometer, proximity, compass


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

aGPS, Bluetooth 4.0 wireless technology, DLNA Certified, Media Go, Media Transfer Protocol support, Micro USB support, Native USB tethering, NFC, Screen mirroring, Xperia Link, Wi-Fi and WiFi Hotspot functionality, WebKit web browser with Pan & zoom, Synchronisation via Exchange ActiveSync, Facebook, Google Sync and SyncML





HSDPA, 21 Mbps; HSUPA, 5.76 Mbps



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

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi hotspot


Yes, v3.0 with A2DP, EDR

Yes, v4.0 with A2DP


microUSB v2.0

Yes, microUSB v2.0

Primary Camera

5 MP, 2592х1936 pixels, autofocus, LED flash

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

Secondary Camera

VGA - 640 x 480 pixels



Yes, 720p@30fps

Yes, 720p@30fps, video stabilization, HDR

Camera Features

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


            Touch focus

            Face and smile detection

            Image stabilization


            Sweep panorama

            Sony Exmor RS for mobile image sensor

Sound Enhancement

Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic, Audio Equalizer

SNS integration, Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase

Audio supported formats


MP3/eAAC+/WMA/WAV player

Video supported formats

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

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

Battery Capacity

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

Removable Li-Ion 1750 mAh battery

Available Colors

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

Black, White, Red


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

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






Stereo FM radio with RDS


Yes, with A-GPS support and GLONASS

Yes, with A-GPS support



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
  • Document viewer
  • Photo viewer/editor
  • Voice memo/dial
  • Predictive text input
  • PlayStation Certified
  • Sony Entertainment Network (selected markets only)
  • Video streaming
  • Motions gaming
  • 3D games
  • Audio playback, supported formats: MP3, 3GPP, MP4, SMF, WAV, OTA, Ogg vorbis
  • Audio recording, supported formats: 3GPP, MP4, AMR
  • FM Radio with RDS
  • xLoud Experience – audio filter technology from Sony
  • “WALKMAN” application
  • TrackID music recognition
  • Clear bass, Clear stereo and Clear Phase
  • Bluetooth stereo (A2DP)

Image Courtesy: nokia.com, sonymobile.com

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