While the smartphone market is already preoccupied with a plethora of launches, the handset vendors do not seem to rest. The manufacturers including local and international are constantly pushing in their products into the market going by the demands of the consumers.
Until now, both the entry-level and mid-range markets were completely haunted by Android operating system, but, Nokia has made an attempt to popularize the Windows Phone 8 platform by launching Lumia 620, the cheapest WP8 smartphone launched ever.
However the manufacturer has several stones to obstruct in the path in terms of popular Android smartphone offerings, Samsung being one of them. The South Korean tech giant recently came up with the younger kin of Galaxy S2, the hottest smartphone of 2011 - Galaxy S2 Plus. The handset is based on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and is packed with minor spec bumps as compared to the predecessor.
When it comes to the availability in India, Lumia 620 is reportedly coming in the first week of February. Whereas, Galaxy S2 Plus has been informed to witness a market release by late February, according to a TechTree report.
Hence, Gizbot has come up with an elaborate spec comparison of Lumia 620 and Galaxy S2 Plus. Those confused between the two latest Windows Phone 8 and Android Jelly Bean smartphones, as to which one to choose can look at the comparison below.
Dimensions & Weight: Lumia 620 carries a dimension of 115.4 x 61.1 x 11 mm and weighs in at 127 grams, while the slightly slimmer and lighter Galaxy S2 Plus measures 125.3 x 66.1 x 8.9/8.5 mm in dimension for NFC and non-NFC variants.
Display: In this segment, Lumia 620 packs a 3.8 inch WVGA capacitive touchscreen display with 480 x 800 pixel resolution, whereas, Galaxy S2 Plus boasts a larger 4.3 inch Super AMOLED Plus WVGA capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels.
Processor: When it comes to hardware both the handset boast similar mileage, where Lumia 620 is powered by a 1GHz dual core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor and Galaxy S2 Plus is equipped with a 1.2GHz dual core processor.
Operating System: Coming to the most contradictory segment of the comparison, Lumia 620 is based on Windows Phone 8 while Galaxy S2 Plus runs on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean operating system.
Speaking of software features, Windows Phone 8 has improved features like dynamic Live Tile Information, social network integration in the People hub, Skydrive and Office 365 documents synchronization, Facebook-events integrated calendar, visual voicemail, threaded email conversations support and more.
On the other hand, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean has new features including Project Butter, expandable and contractible notifications, resizable app widgets, live wallpaper preview, high resolution contact photos, improved Android Beam and many more.
Camera: In terms of camera optics, Galaxy S2 Plus scores more weightage with an 8MP rear camera and a 2MP front camera for video calling as compared to the 5MP rear camera and 0.3MP front camera in Lumia 620.
Storage: Both the handsets come with 8GB internal storage and a micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: When it comes to data connectivity, both the handsets are packed with features including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, NFC (optional in Galaxy S2 Plus) and micro USB 2.0.
Battery: Lumia 620 is loaded with a 1,300 mAh battery and Galaxy S2 Plus is powered by a better 1,650 mAh Li-ion battery.
Both Lumia 620 and Galaxy S2 Plus are smartphones based on rival operating systems - Windows Phone 8 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Hence, these handsets will have unique software features that are respective to their OS platforms.
Being a device of Lumia lineup, Lumia 620 comes preloaded with exclusive applications including Nokia Drive, CityLens, Nokia Maps, MixRadio and more.
When it comes to Galaxy S2 Plus, the handset has exclusive software features such as Buddy Photo Share, Group Facetag, Allshare Play, Popup Video, S Voice and Direct Call.
If the concern is on a larger display, better camera, faster processor and improved battery backup, Galaxy S2 Plus could be a better option.
However, if the concern is on a low priced device with different color options including Magenta, Yellow, Cyan, White and Black, Lumia 620 might be the right choice.
Finally, the buying decision is based on the consumers as both are based on Windows Phone 8 and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating systems and also on the price of the handsets.