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Nokia Lumia 620 review | Apps & Multimedia

Published on: Wednesday, May 8th 2013                   Written by: Ralf Jurrien - Photography by: Mark Peters

Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone

Nokia Lumia 620 smartphone

Nokia Lumia 620 downloading apps

Via the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace, you can download many types of applications for the Nokia Lumia 620. You can choose between four categories: Nokia Collection, Apps, Games, and Music. When you swipe to the left or the right on the touch screen, a number of suggestions are given for each category, but you can also search for applications manually. Of course there are more and more apps available in the Windows Phone 8 Marketplace, but unfortunately the selection is not yet comparable with the ‘App Stores’ by Apple and Google. Are you someone that can never get enough of all the apps? Then a smartphone with the Android or iOS operating system might be a better choice. The Lumia 620 does have a variety of Nokia Apps which simplify integration with the computer, among other things.

Nokia Lumia 620 applications

Nokia Lumia 620 applications

Nokia apps for the Lumia 620

Apparently Nokia considered the application selection that Microsoft offers and therefore the manufacturer has pre-installed a number of very handy apps on the Lumia 620. One of the Nokia apps is HERE Drive+; this navigation app is also available offline and offers spoken navigation, among other things. Additionally, Nokia HERE Maps is added to the Lumia 620, so that you can access maps from 94 countries offline. The Nokia Lumia 620 also comes with HERE Transit, which is comparable to the popular 9292ov app. Via Nokia Care, there are Tips available for the Lumia 620 and this includes answers to the frequently asked questions. Nokia has also added a Wallet app to the new smartphone, which can scan codes on cards, so that you can leave them at home. This application already exists for Android and iOS under the name: 'Cards With Me'.

 

Nokia Lumia 620 City lens

Nokia Lumia 620 City lens

HERE City Lens app

Next to the above-mentioned Nokia apps, the Lumia 620 smartphone is also equipped with the HERE City Lens. With this application, you can look at your surroundings in a new way, via the camera’s viewfinder. You can search food and drink, accommodation, shopping, favorites, nightlife, attractions, and transportation, and you can also enter a search request manually. Nokia HERE City Lens immediately indicates where the POI’s can be found, in terms of direction as well as distance. You also get immediate real-time information about opening hours and contact information. The HERE City Lens is a very handy Nokia app, especially while travelling in cities you don’t know.

Nokia Lumia 620 Microsoft Office

Nokia Lumia 620 Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office Mobile

The Nokia Lumia 620 is equipped with Microsoft Office Mobile for Windows Phone 8. With Office Mobile on the Lumia 620, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files can be opened and edited. Via the integrated SkyDrive cloud software all Office files can be easily synchronized with the Nokia 620. The Microsoft Office Mobile app makes this Nokia smartphone a good choice for the business user. Additionally, notes can be taken with OneNote. The Microsoft Office Mobile app, OneNote, and the PDF reader work quickly and easily, and they are certainly an important addition to this Nokia budget smartphone.

 
 
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