Nokia Lumia 620
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Nokia had launched the much awaited flagship Lumia 620 smartphone less than a week ago into the rapidly growing Indian smartphone market.

The Finnish handset maker claims that its Lumia 620 is the most affordable Windows Phone 8 OS based smartphone in the global market.

However, Samsung's first generation Galaxy S, released in 2010, still holds a competitive edge over the Windows Phone 8 OS based Lumia 620 thanks to its popular Android OS. But can the NFC enabled low-cost Lumia 620 finally end Galaxy S' reign in India.

Here's a breakdown of specs between the two smartphones:


Both Lumia 620 and Galaxy S sport 800x480 pixel resolution display, but the former takes the lead thanks to Nokia's exclusive 'ClearBlack Display' technology which helps viewing content in bright sunlight.


Lumia 620 packs a dual-core 1GHz Qualcomm processor, whereas its rival Galaxy S packs a slower single-core processor. With a dual-core processor, Lumia smartphone can perform different jobs simultaneously thereby and this helps in using the battery efficiently.


In terms of camera specs, Lumia 620 and Galaxy S stand even in this department. They both sport 5.0-megapixel main camera and VGA front camera.

Operating System:

In this aspect, Galaxy S scores some points over Lumia 620. The Samsung device runs on Google Android mobile OS which is the most widely used operating system in the world. The OS holds one of the largest collection of more than 650,000 apps, only second to Apple iOS's 700,000 plus apps collection.

The Lumia 620 runs on Windows 8 OS which was released only a few months ago in the market. The OS only holds a little over 150,000 plus apps.


Lumia 620 is currently priced ₹14,999, whereas Galaxy S goes for ₹13,850. The price difference is negligible, but with a sub-₹15,000 price tag and peppy dual-colour back panel options, Lumia 620 is sure to be hit among Indian youths.

Here is breakdown of Specifications of Nokia Lumia 620 and Samsung Galaxy S Duos:


Nokia Lumia 620

Samsung Galaxy S Duos



3.8-inch TFT WVGA

(800x480p) with ClearBlack

Display technology

4-inch WVGA TFT

800x480p resolutions


Windows Phone 8 OS

Android v4.0 OS

(Ice Cream Sandwich)


Qualcomm SnapdragonTM

S4 based dual-core processor

with 1.0GHz CPU speed

Samsung Exynos 3

single core processor with

1GHz CPU speed


Adreno 305

Adreno 200


512 MB



8GB, expandable up to 64GB

4GB, expandable up to 32GB


Rear:5.0-MP with Flash support

 (2592x1936p image resolutions)

Front: VGA camera(640x480p)

Rear:5.0-MP camera with

LED flash, Digital zoom 2x

Front:0.3-MP camera


1300 mAh, 330 hours(3G)

1500 mAh, 470 hours (3G)


2G & 3G

2G & 3G


61.1 x 115.4 x 11.0 mm

63.1 x 121.5 x 10.5 mm


127 g

120 g




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