Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on February 27, 2013

Is the Nokia Lumia 520 a better phone than the Nokia Lumia 620? Does the 4.0-inch display on the Lumia 520, outdo the Lumia 620’s screen? What’s the storage capacity like? The processor? Can the Lumia 620 snap great photos and record HD video? Find out which phone is better by checking the comparison below.

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Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620: stat-fight

Here’s how the two phones compare. If you you want more information on any of the technologies that you see mentioned, click on a highlighted term to find out more about it. Or view our FAQs.

Nokia Lumia 520 VS Nokia Lumia 620
Display 4.0-inch IPS LCD 3.8-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(233.25 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(245.526 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz dual core Qualcomm MSM8227 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 8
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB
Rear
camera
5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, geo-tagging and 720p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
No Yes, 0.3MP
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP 3.0 with A2DP and EDR
Size 64.0 x 119.9 x 9.9mm 61.1 x 115.4 x 11.0mm
Weight 124g 127g
Talktime 9.6 hours 9.5 hours
Standby 360 hours 330 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer and free SkyDrive storage GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage, available in multiple colours

 

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 analysis

You’ve seen the specs for the two phones above. But that doesn’t immediately tell you which one is technically superior. Here’s how this Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Connectivity

Let’s consider the wireless options first. The Lumia 520 boasts 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. Looking for 4G? There isn’t any in this phone. Nokia, meanwhile, has packed its phone with tech that includes NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. 4G support is also a no-no.
— The Lumia 620 wins (0-1)

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Size/Weight

Get the spec sheets out and we can compare sizes. The Lumia 520 is the thinner of the two, measuring 9.9mm to the Lumia 620′s 11.0mm. The Lumia 620 carries more weight than the Lumia 520. Compare the two and Lumia 620′s phone is 127g and Nokia’s’ handset is 124g.
— The Lumia 520 wins (1-1)

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Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Camera/Video

As for photo/video prowess, the Lumia 520′s 5.0 MP lens features autofocus, geo-tagging and 720p video recording. The Nokia Lumia 620 matches its opponent with a 5.0 Megapixel camera of its own, as well as autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording. A second 0.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Lumia 620 wins (1-2)

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Display

The Lumia 520 features a 4.0-inch touch-sensitive IPS LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. Jamming 384000 pixels into this screen size gives the Lumia 520 pixel density of 233.25 pixels per inch (PPI).

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 520 features a 4.0-inch IPS LCD display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 233.25.

Lumia 620′s touch-sensitive LCD display only measures 3.8 inches. The 480 by 800 resolution matches the Lumia 520. The pixel density of 245.526 here beats the 233.25 rating given to the Lumia 520.
— The Lumia 520 wins (2-2)

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Processor

— It’s a tie, one point each (3-3)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620

At the end of the first half it’s all square. The Lumia 520 and the Lumia 620 have 3 points each. Onto round 6…

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (4-4)

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (5-5)

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (6-6)

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Battery Life

Measuring the staying power of phones is difficult. But Nokia claims 9.6 hours of talktime for the Lumia 520, compared to 9.5 hours for the Lumia 620. Standby times are 360 hours and 330 hours respectively. The Lumia 620 finishes last here.
— Lumia 520 (7-6)

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Note: The Standby time specification is an industry standard that is only intended to allow comparison of different mobile phones under the same circumstances. Power consumption in a standby state is strongly dependent on factors including: network, settings, location, movement, signal strength and cell traffic.

Nokia Lumia 520 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (8-7)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 520 wins! (8-7)

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