Nokia Lumia 620 Phone Review - TELUS

When I was contacted by a PR company on behalf of TELUS to review the new Nokia Lumia 620 phone, I quickly jumped at the chance.  Not only was Nokia a huge part of my life before iPhone's came in the picture, but I was also excited to see how far Nokia has come since the days of these phones:

Now introducing the Nokia Lumia 620:

Wouldn't be swank if I didn't match my nails to the phone!

Outfitted in the latest Windows Phone 8 software, the Nokia Lumia 620 is a fabulous phone for people and businesses that tend to use Microsoft Office in their everyday lives.  Everything is easily accessible:  your emails, documents {via Skydrive}, calendar and more.  Facebook and Twitter are also at your fingertips along with helpful apps such as the Wallet which stores your coupons, credit cards, memberships and more all in one place, HERE Transit which helps transit users navigate their way through their city's transit system and Smart Shoot which helps you take a picture perfect photo.

In addition, the Nokia Lumia 620 provides access to the world's best maps and location services through HERE Maps, HERE Drive and HERE Transit.  We took the Nokia Lumia 620 with us on a road trip to Bellevue, WA and ended up using the HERE Maps feature which helped immensely since our GPS was out-of-date.  It told us exactly where we were and even suggests popular places close by - a perfect feature when you're on vacation!  You can also explore the city with HERE City Lens:
Since I use my smartphone mainly for social media and blogging purposes, I was disappointed that Instagram hasn't yet made an app for Windows Phone 8 and that the Blogger app isn't free.  These two apps are a huge part of my blogging life and could be the deciding factor on whether I would switch to a phone with the Windows Phone 8 software or not.

The Nokia Lumia 620 is fully customizable starting with the phone itself.  You can choose from a number of colours for your hard case or "shell" and if one isn't enough, why not layer it with two?
You can also rearrange apps on your phone to include the frequently used apps at the top of your page and change the colour scheme of your apps.

The feature I like the most is the Kids Corner.  With my current smartphone, my son can access all of my information and call whoever he desires.  This could ultimately result in a higher phone bill than usual {I see you nodding your heads!}.  With the Nokia Lumia 620 and Windows Phone 8, the Kids Corner allows users to select which apps are appropriate for their kids and they will be accessible to them without a password.  Access to everything else on your phone requires a password.  Genius!

Since I'm not technically a technical person, I'll list some of the main specifications of  the Nokia Lumia 620 here:
  • Main camera sensor:  5MP
  • Display size:  3.8"
  • Processor name:  Qualcomm Snapdragon S4
  • Maximum 3G talk time:  9.9h
  • Maximum 3G standby time:  330h
  • Music playback time:  61h
Further specifications can be found on the Nokia or TELUS webpages.

The Nokia Lumia 620 is available through TELUS on a 2-year term for $0 or for $250 with no term.  For more information, visit TELUS here.

Have you "test drove" the new Nokia Lumia 620 yet?  If so, what's your favourite feature?

Disclosure:  The views expressed in this review are my own and do not represent the opinions or views of Nokia or TELUS.  We received a form of compensation and a loaner Nokia Lumia 620 in order to conduct this review.

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