What’s the difference? Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510

by Jerry D on February 3, 2013

What are the differences when you compare the Nokia Lumia 620 with the Nokia Lumia 510? Does the 3.8-inch screen on the Lumia 620 trump the Lumia 510’s display? Is its dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor clocked higher? Find out which phone is better by checking the comparison below.

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Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510: 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 620 VS Nokia Lumia 510
Display 3.8-inch LCD 4.0-inch LCD
Resolution 480 x 800 pixels
(245.526 PPI)
480 x 800 pixels
(233.25 PPI)
Keyboard No No
Processor 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 800MHz Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon
Software Windows Phone 8 Windows Phone 7.5
Storage 8GB internal, microSD cards up to 64GB 4GB internal, no expansion slot
Rear
camera
5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording 5.0 Megapixels with autofocus, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and VGA video recording
Front
camera
Yes, 0.3MP No
4G No No
3G 3G/HSDPA 3G/HSDPA
Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n 802.11b/g/n
Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR 2.1 with A2DP and EDR
Size 61.1 x 115.4 x 11.0mm 64.9 x 120.7 x 11.5mm
Weight 127g 129g
Talktime 9.5 hours 8.5 hours
Standby 330 hours 653 hours
Extras GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, digital compass, free SkyDrive storage, available in multiple colours GPS/A-GPS, accelerometer, stereo FM radio and free SkyDrive storage

 

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 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 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 fight plays out…

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Connectivity

The core connectivity options on the Lumia 620 include NFC, 3G/HSDPA, 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 with A2DP and EDR. 4G isn’t supported. The Lumia 510 has 3G/HSDPA, Bluetooth 2.1 with A2DP and EDR and 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi in its own connectivity package. It doesn’t have any 4G connectivity.
— The Lumia 620 wins (1-0)

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Size/Weight

Modern design favours light and slim handsets. How do these two fare? The Lumia 620 has dimensions of 115.4 x 61.1 x 11.0mm; the Lumia 510 is 120.7 x 64.9 x 11.5mm. The Lumia 510 is the bulkier handset of the two, although neither phone is what you’d call hefty. The Nokia Lumia 620 weighs 127g, while the Lumia 510 is 129g. The Lumia 620 takes the lead early on.
— The Lumia 620 wins (2-0)

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Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Camera/Video

Nokia has built a 5.0 Megapixel lens into the Lumia 620 together with features such as autofocus, LED flash, face detection and 720p video recording.

The Lumia 510′s 5.0 Megapixel camera (with autofocus, touch focus, face detection, geo-tagging and VGA video recording) equals the Lumia 620′s.
— The Lumia 620 wins (3-0)

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Display

Display size is key and the Lumia 620 features a 3.8-inch (480 x 800) touch-sensitive LCD screen. It has 384000 pixels onscreen overall, which works out at 245.526 pixels per inch.

XXXX pointy arrow The Nokia Lumia 620 features a 3.8-inch LCD display with a quoted resolution of 800 x 480 pixels. Its Pixels Per Inch (PPI) rating is 245.526.

Lumia 510′s touch-sensitive LCD display is better, measuring 4.0 inches. The 480 by 800 resolution matches the Lumia 620. The pixel density of 233.25 pixels per inch here is less than the 245.526 rating given to the Lumia 620.
— The Lumia 620 wins (4-0)

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Processor

As for overall processing performance, the Lumia 620′s processor is a 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chip, while the Lumia 510 uses a Qualcomm MSM7227A Snapdragon, rated at 800MHz.
— The Lumia 620 wins (5-0)

Half-time: Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510

Halfway through this fight, the Lumia 620 has opened up an amazing 5-point lead. There are five more rounds to go. Can the Lumia 510 turn this around? It looks unlikely…

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Software

— It’s a tie, each phone gets a point (6-1)

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Applications

— It’s a tie, the two phones share the points (7-2)

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Storage

Time to compare storage. The Nokia Lumia 620 features 8GB of storage. As for the Nokia Lumia 510, it features 4GB of storage. Obviously, the Lumia 620 boasts 8GB compared to the default 4GB capacity of the Lumia 510. The Lumia 620 also has a microSD interface, which can extend the overall capacity to 72GB. The 4GB storage on the Lumia 510 can’t be extended, as there’s no memory card slot.
— The Lumia 620 wins (8-2)

Nokia Lumia 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Battery Life

What about talktime and battery life? Nokia says that its Lumia 620 can deliver 9.5 hours of talktime, while the Lumia 510 is rated at 8.5 hours. Meanwhile, standby time is quoted as 330 hours and 653 hours respectively The Lumia 620  and Lumia 510 end the round on level pegging.
— Draw (9-3)

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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 620 vs. Nokia Lumia 510 – Extras

— It’s a tie, one point each (10-4)

BPF Verdict: The Nokia Lumia 620 wins! (10-4)

The Nokia Lumia 620 wins this match-up. It beats the Nokia Lumia 510, taking 6 of the 10 rounds available, drawing the remaining 4.
You can see where the fight was won – the Lumia 620 has the best connectivity, the best balance between size and weight, a good 5.0MP camera, the better of the two screens (just), faster processor and the most memory. Phew. A bit one-sided this one, but it shows how the Lumia 620 is a worthy upgrade to the 510.

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