On Tuesday, Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) conducted its own review on the new Lumia 620. And no surprise here, they gave it a thumb-up.
Interesting PR move, don’t you think?
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The Lumia 620 is the company’s lower-end answer to its flagship Lumia 920. The phone runs on Windows Phone 8 operating system and is offered in some good colors.
In Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V)’s review, written by Adam Fraser in the section on the company’s website “Conversations by Nokia,” it doesn’t say what the reviewer does at the company but his profile says, “I’ve owned more Nokia phones than I can count over a 10+ year period. I hope you enjoy my words.”
Fraser’s Lumia 620 review offers some insight on the phone and then includes instructions on how to set up it up. He writes that once he obtained the phone, he’s been using it on a daily basis. Fraser added that he felt like a kid on Christmas Day once he received it and then gushes about the phone.
Here’s some highlights:
Hardware and design
“I found three shells (back covers) hiding in the bottom of the bag; one glossy lime (dual-shot made of yellow and cyan), one glossy orange (dual-shot made of yellow and magenta), one matte cyan, and one matte frosty white. Worth noting that you only get one of these shells inbox, the others have to be bought separately.
Comparing the weight with my Nokia Lumia 800, the Lumia 620 feels lighter, but not in a cheap way. It feels solid and heavy enough to fit snugly into the palm of my hand, while the smooth back and rounded edges give the whole phone a comfortable feel.
The 3.8? TFT WVGA ClearBlack display produces some vivid colours, equally on par with the Nokia Lumia 920 and the Lumia 820.
From the start, it’s clear to see that the Nokia Lumia 620 is a fun, almost-youthful smartphone, thanks to the new colour range.”
“The 5-megapixel camera does take a great photo, as you can see below. The tube lighting in the office wasn’t ideal, so I auto fixed it using the built-in tools with just a click.”
“The dual-core 1GHz Snapdragon CPU does a fantastic job of keeping everything running as smooth as any other – more expensive – smartphone.
In terms of battery performance, I easily get a full day out of it, with a fair amount of usage. As I’m still in the honeymoon phase, where I’m still trying to find new things with it, I’d expect the battery to run down considerably quicker. But it doesn’t.
As a big fan of NFC, I’m delighted to be able to finally have that technology in my pocket, in an affordable, attractive, fully functional package as the Lumia 620.”
For Nokia, expectations had been high for its Windows phones. Last fall, the company knew HTC had one of their own Windows phones coming out but said, Bring on the competition!
In last week’s fourth-quarter earnings report, Nokia Corporation (NYSE:NOK) (BIT:NOK1V) (HEL:NOK1V) said its total 2012 earnings for the Nokia group in total, which encompasses its phones business, patent portfolio, the location-based services and Nokia Siemens Networks, on an underlying basis, was profitable.
Figures were not broken out for individual Lumia phones but Nokia did say that the Lumia 920 suffered from supply constraints in the quarter.
On Tuesday, the stock is trading up 3.04% to $3.93.