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Nokia Lumia 620, rollin' in the cheap (pictures)

Newsflash: most smartphones cost $500 or more retail price. Nokia's Lumia 620 offers quite a few features for half that.

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Nokia Lumia 620

Nokia set out to make an affordable phone for the global masses that doesn't strip out all the features. The Nokia Lumia 620 has a dual-core processor, an HD video camera, NFC, and Windows Phone 8's operating system. It'll cost just $249.

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Hello, lime!

In addition to lime, the Lumia 920 comes in cyan, magenta, white, and black shades.
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Splashing out

It may be an affordable smartphone, but that doesn't mean it has to be a plain black box. Nokia gave its 620's back panel two layers of color.
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A closer look

Here, yellow layers with orange.
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Glossy and matte

Apart from the lime hue, these colors and finishes align with other Lumia handsets.
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Taste the rainbow

Ok, these are Spree, not Skittles, but you get the idea.
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Behind the shell

Good luck finding the SIM card slot. First you have to peel the back cover, then reach beneath the microSD card slot for the SIM door.
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Harder than it looks

To remove the exoskeleton and get to the phone's guts, push against the camera module with your thumb while pulling the case back from the face.
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Buttons

Buttons control the camera shutter, volume, and power/lock screen. Some respond slower than I'd like.
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Width

No paragon of svelteness, the Lumia 620 measures 0.43-inch thick.
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All about the camera

The Lumia 620 has a 5-megapixel rear-facing camera, a VGA front-facing camera, and can shoot 720p HD video at a rate of 30 frames per second.

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