- 02-23-2013, 08:03 PM #2
Did you watch the video? The 920 outperforms the 620 in every discipline except two: boot time and WiFi handshake.
Ignoring that the test couldn't be any less scientific, it does at least show how little impact a higher CPU clock rate has when using normal apps. The 620 is clocked at 1GHz, while the 920 is clocked 50% higher at 1.5GHz, yet the performance difference is often barely noticeable. The performance difference is most noticeable in 3rd party apps which execute within the .NET runtime. Those apps are obviously somewhat "heavier" than the 1st party native apps. For the later, the performance difference due to the higher clock rate is practically non existent.
Also, the only perceivable difference is in application load times. Once the app is loaded there doesn't seem to be any difference between the two.
02-23-2013, 08:44 PM #3
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02-23-2013, 10:24 PM #7
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Its a really impressive phone, honestly I would've definitely thought of buying this had I not seen a deal for the 8X for 250$ on kijiji (same price as 620 now new in store). I am thankful but damn are they good phones those Nokia Lumias!
02-23-2013, 10:29 PM #9
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I think this is the phone to get this generation of wp8. I don't think the 920 or 8x had what it took to lock horns with ip5 or sg3 in terms of ecosystems and hardware problems, but you get a lot in this package for $250. I may pick this up to dip my toes into WP until the higher end versions work out their growing pains on next generation's flagships
- 02-24-2013, 03:30 PM #12
Since this was a "fly by the seat of your pants" type of test it is impossible to say, but I think the only thing making any difference here is how fast the CPU can initialize each app's .NET runtime environment and execute each app's start-up sequence. That would also explain why 1st party apps, which run natively without the .NET runtime environment, start instantly while the others do not.
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02-27-2013, 01:40 AM #13
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The performance doesn't really differ much or drastically but it's noticeable. The 620 is fast, but can't deny the 920 is faster in many more areas. But since you get something about the same for half the price tag, what to complain anyway? Haha! But once you hold the 920, the double price really mean it ;)Nokia Lumia 620 - White
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