Neither of these devices can be given the title of a “flagship,” but it doesn’t necessarily mean that they aren’t popular.
Both Samsung and Nokia have been releasing devices in different price ranges for a long time, and these devices have always had a faithful audience. On one side, we have the Galaxy Core, a device that will certainly cater to the average user by providing a decent experience, while on the other hand, there is the Lumia 620, the device of similar specs, designed for those that do not want to carry a “standard” smartphone around, but enjoy the benefits of an alternative OS (Win 8) instead.
What has one to say about the design of the Galaxy Core? Samsung doesn’t seem keen on changing the design any time soon, although there are some minor differences when it comes to the Galaxy Core’s design. Build quality is solid as always, even though the device is almost entirely made out of plastic. It is 9mm thin, which is welcomed as it ensures a solid grip. There are too many devices these days that require the user to operate them by using both hands, and fortunately, the Galaxy Core is not one of them. It’s the perfectly sized device that can easily be operated with one hand. The Lumia 620 is a joy to look at with the slightly curved edges, vibrant colors that are available, and the compactness that it can brag about. The Lumia 620 comes in 7 available colors namely, white,magenta, black, yellow, orange, lime green, cyan and if you get bored of a certain one, you can swap the back cover for a different one.
Both the devices feature the same 480×800 resolution, and the displays are pleasant to look at. The Lumia 620 may be a bit too small for today’s standards since the display size is only 3.8”, but it can be seen as an advantage rather than a disadvantage. The colors are more than decent, and the viewing angles are superb. The Galaxy Core on the other hand has a slightly larger display at 4.3”, but it can be considered to be smaller than usual as well. Just like the Lumia’s display, this one will not disappoint either. Everything works as intended and it is very quick and responsive.
Hardware is what makes the difference between these devices. The Galaxy Core comes equipped with a dual core processor that’s clocked at 1.2 GHz, while the Lumia 620 has a slightly less powerful, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 chipset, which features a dual-core processor that’s clocked at 1.2 GHz. This isn’t a big difference, but the 512 MB of RAM that is featured on the Lumia 620, versus the 1 GB that is featured on the Galaxy Core makes a more significant difference. However, neither of the devices is designed for use of heavy applications, and the way they both handle normal applications is very similar. Lastly, they both have 8 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 64 GB.