Summary: The Nokia Lumia 820 smart phone is undoubtedly one very valid that focuses on the quality of the camera and the photographic industry in general, on the display, LTE connectivity, design, applications, and included the possibility of wireless charging, even if the kit must be purchased separately.
Pros: Carl Zeiss lens; Band support LTE, front camera; Possibility of wireless charging, Wi-Fi and NFC, the new operating system.
Cons: Autofocus is not perfect; Memory not expandable; Autonomy not high; Weight.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 820 has the misfortune of living under the shadow of its bigger, better brother: the Lumia 920. In that sense, the 820 doesn’t quite shine its worth of charms and wonders, though it is a more affordable Windows Phone 8 device with a few cool tricks up its sleeve.
Pros: Speedy performances, Interchangeable back cover, Solid, sturdy built
Cons: Lower-res screen, Camera not as well featured
Nokia Lumia 820 Review: More Control, Slimmer, and Reasonably Priced
5 April 2013
Excerpt: Nokia Lumia 820 Review Most of the attention of the Nokia Lumia line-up went to the flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920. However the younger sibling, the Nokia Lumia 820, is quite a gem itself. It sports nearly identical internal specifications and comes with a smaller form factor at 4.3-inches.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 820 is a great phone. It’s not exceptional, but it easily beats the average on most aspects. Nokia’s apps aren’t much of a liability, and it isn’t bloatware either. It adds a lot of value onto Windows Phone than you’d expect and there are no gimmicks here.
Conclusion: The Lumia 820 offers the same performance and software as the Lumia 920 at a more affordable price, and you can also use it with gloves on. The phone is smaller and lighter, but we do miss the higher resolution for the display and the image stabilizer for the camera.
Conclusion: The display won’t win any awards with that low resolution and you won’t become the next Annie Leibovitz with this camera, but for $50 you get a comfortable design, speedy performance, and a well-designed operating system. The Nokia Lumia 820 is a good Windows Phone 8 handset for a good price.
Summary: The Nokia Lumia 820 is a very competent phone, and there is no doubting its consistency in terms of performance. The unfortunate thing for the Lumia 820 is the fact that the Lumia 920 gathers all the attention, and this remains as a footnote.
Excerpt: omewhere between the excitement of the Lumia 920 and the potential of the Lumia 620 , the Lumia 820 got lost in the noise. We believe it is a very competent smartphone, particularly if that is what the outer limit of the budget is, and Windows Phone 8 is all you want.
Excerpt: Nokia’s Lumia 820 isn’t a flagship phone, and it’s not here to impress veteran smartphone users. But with an on-contract price of just $50, the Windows Phone 8 device is a bargain.
Pros: Fast and polished Windows Phone 8 interface. Lighter and thinner than other Nokia Windows phones, easy to use with one hand. Removable covers add value, once you know how to take them off. Great price for what you’re getting.
Cons: Buying into wireless charging ends up costing more than the phone. Display is unimpressive. Actually getting the removable back cover off is a challenge. Brick-like design is uninspired.