Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – What’s the difference?

by Jerry D on February 26, 2013

Let’s analyse the merits of the Nokia Lumia 720 and the Nokia Lumia 620… Does the 4.3-inch screen on the Lumia 720, blow away the display on the Lumia 620? Does it include a more responsive processor? How does the Lumia 620’s 11.0mm-thick design compare? Get the answers to these questions in the table that follows.

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Nokia Lumia 720 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 720 VS Nokia Lumia 620
Display 4.3-inch IPS Clearblack LCD 3.8-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(216.977 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
6.7 Megapixels with autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash, geo-tagging and 720p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 1.3MP 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 67.5 x 127.9 x 9.0mm 61.1 x 115.4 x 11.0mm
Weight 128g 127g
Talktime 13.3 hours 9.5 hours
Standby 520 hours 330 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, NFC, accelerometer, digital compass, Gorilla Glass 2 and free SkyDrive storage GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage, available in multiple colours

Nokia Lumia 720 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 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Connectivity

As far as wireless tech is concerned, the Lumia 720 comes with NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP. No 4G, however. The Lumia 620, meanwhile, boasts NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. 4G also isn’t included.
— It’s a tie, a point to each phone (1-1)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Size/Weight

Modern phones are hardly fat and frumpy. The Lumia 720 measures 127.9 x 67.5 x 9.0mm, while the Lumia 620 is 115.4 x 61.1 x 11.0mm in comparison. The Lumia 720 is the bigger phone. Weighing 128g, the Lumia 720 is 1g heavier than the Lumia 620, which weighs 127g.
— It’s a tie, the points are shared (2-2)

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Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Camera/Video

Nokia has built a 6.7 Megapixel lens into the Lumia 720 together with features such as autofocus, Carl Zeiss optics, LED flash, geo-tagging and 720p video recording. For video calling, you’ll find a second 1.3MP camera on the front.

In this battle, the Lumia 620 takes second place. Despite autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording, its 5.0 Megapixel camera isn’t up to the standards of the Lumia 720. A second 0.3MP camera on the front can be used for video calling.
— The Lumia 720 wins (3-2)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Display

Headlining the Nokia Lumia 720 is a 4.3-inch touch-sensitive IPS Clearblack LCD display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels. The screen has 384000 pixels in total, giving it a rating of 216.977 pixels per inch – a poor number in this day and age.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 720 features a 4.3-inch IPS Clearblack LCD display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 216.977.

Lumia 620′s touch-sensitive LCD display is less roomy, measuring 3.8 inches. The resolution is the same. In comparison, there are 384000 pixels onscreen, giving the Lumia 620 pixel density of 245.526 pixels per inch.
— The Lumia 720 wins (4-2)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Processor

— It’s a tie, one point each (5-3)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620

With five rounds gone, the Lumia 720 is out in front by 5-3. A lead of 2. The second half is about to start. Can the Lumia 620 mount a fight-back?

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-4)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (7-5)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Storage

— It’s a tie, one point to each phone (8-6)

Nokia Lumia 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Battery Life

And now, a quick word about the battery life… Nokia boasts 13.3 hours of talktime for its Lumia 720, versus 9.5 hours for the Lumia 620. The standby times are 520 hours for the Lumia 720 and 330 hours for the Lumia 620. Zero points for the Lumia 620 in this section of the fight.
— Lumia 720 (9-6)

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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 720 vs. Nokia Lumia 620 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (10-7)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 720 wins! (10-7)

The Nokia Lumia 720 wins this match-up. It beats the Nokia Lumia 620, taking 3 of the 10 rounds available, drawing 7 and losing 0. Where was the fight won? Why is the Lumia 720 better? Quite simply because the 720 has a better camera, a nicer 4.3-inch 480 x 800 pixel display and the best battery life.

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