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  • ungeeked - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    MSM 8227 has Adreno 305 I guess not 203?

    Also mentioned here
  • evonitzer - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    Yeah, that looks right. Although I don't know anything about the 305! I need a handy table comparing all the GPU's from Brian but this part is a bit too new.

    It's interesting how Nokia is using Krait across all their phones. This 'preferred platform' was a weakness with WP7 since single core scorpion was already on its way out. But having Krait in entry level phones is pretty fantastic.
  • DarkUltra - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    It looks like some of these phone have OLED with Clearblack displays. It makes the display blend in with the touch buttons and the edges, very nice. I am dissapointed the 920 uses an LCD screen instead pf OLED it really ruined this look, the only reason I didn't buy the 920 :-( Reply
  • kyuu - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    Really? Yes, OLED has an advantage in black levels, no question. But it's not perfect screen tech and there are reasons to choose IPS LCD (or SLCD). I actually very much like my 920's screen, and haven't been terribly impressed by the screens on the Galaxy S3s I've seen. Reply
  • maximumGPU - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    We'd like one of your in depth reviews of a win 8 device Brian, they've been out for quite a while now! Reply
  • cfaalm - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    520 : around 170 Euro
    720 : around 250 Euro
    Not bad at all IMHO. Looks like the 720 is a sweetspot for features/Euro or Dollar. You still get the frontfacing camera and you get to upgrade the storage to 64GB. I know most here like that a lot.
  • Ninhalem - Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - link

    Are those unsubsidized prices? Reply
  • evonitzer - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - link

    Yes. They would be outrageous for subsidized prices, indeed. But Nokia seems to be marketing their budget phones straight at the consumer and contract free. Hopefully people are able to take advantage of it and get cheapie SIM-only plans. Reply
  • djpavcy - Thursday, February 28, 2013 - link

    May I ask what the difference between the 620 and the 720 is? Because they are both at around 250 euros. Which one is better? Reply
  • name99 - Monday, February 25, 2013 - link

    "Next the Nokia 301 has their interesting voice-assisted self shot mode, which gives you prompts to center your face in the field of view."

    Apple provided a feature like this a long time ago in OSX. Their feature was actually targeted at blind people trying to use image recognition for various purposes, so it could also do things like recognize different dollar bill denominations, and it would tell you how to move the bill to be visible to the camera.
    I believe the same sort of tech is available in iOS devices.

    My point is not "rah rah Apple" --- that's fun and all, but every so often we're dealing with stuff that is actually really important, stuff that isn't just amusing but which really affects people's lives. I only hope that the Nokia version of this idea is ultimately hooked up in the same way as the Apple version, so that it's not just a cute gimmick but actually works well for the people who need it most.
  • Topweasel - Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - link

    Did you even look at the 301 pictures. Its not a smartphone. It's a feature phone. So I am not a hundred % sure where you are even going with this. It's a nifty feature you don't often see in non-smart phone phones where you are basically stuck with what comes with the phone. Unlike Smartphones where even if the core software didn't have a feature most of the time you can get what you need from the software shop. Reply
  • Penti - Monday, March 11, 2013 - link

    I'm wondering where these Nokia 820s, 720s and 520s is actually manufactured. As they are not finished in Salo as they have folded all their operations in Finland and essentially stopped production at Komarom. Closed their Cluj operations in 2011 already and basically only makes dumb phones in India and China. They can't even finish and pack their products in Europe any more. So it's most basically be all contract manufacturing, even warehousing the phones I'm unsure if they can do any more. Plus the aesthetics is different from their N9 style design. So I'm thinking it's made by the same OEM/ODM for Nokia. Nokia aren't a company that can design hardware (or software apart from their mapping/navigation business which gets robbed by MS and don't generate enough money) any more, they have already fired or done away with 26k employees since early 2011. The new directions was a killing of the company, taking profitable products and trashing them, closed all the plants where they where made and was unable to replace them with anything else so all the company is basically gone already. All to compete in an overcrowded market on the other side of the Atlantic and even there they do worse. Finland has already moved on though some of the former employees did get support from EU most have moved on and forgotten about Nokia which won't be coming alive again. People simply have moved on without them. Nokia might survive on Navteq and Nokia Siemens Network, but why should it lend it's brand name to asian OEM's, contract manufacturers and Microsoft in the future? Their products is already not their own and they have lost control over the supply chain and gets basically the same thing as the competitors, even looking like the same thing and software support, hardware platforms from Microsoft is still rubbish. BB10 has a chance to basically catch up and get ahead when it comes to apps and services even before most markets has got the devices. It was doomed to be bigger then WP8 but WP8 simply don't seem to get anywhere even though you can at least run C++ now. Reply
  • yos123 - Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - link

    check out Nokia Lumia 620 review Reply

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