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Nokia Lumia 820
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Nokia Lumia 820

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Overall 8

Nokia Lumia 820: Review

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21 July 2013
  • 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.
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Expert Review

9 May 2013
  • 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
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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.
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Expert Review

12 March 2013
  • Summary: The new Lumia 820 , together with the flagship Lumia 920, marks the start of a brave new era for Microsoft and, crucially, Nokia. Having bet the entire company’s future on Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform, it is important that Windows Phone 8 offers a competitive alternative to the big two in the...
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Nokia Lumia 820 Review

10 March 2013
  • 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.
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Nokia Lumia 820 review: Windows Phone 8 runner-up

19 February 2013
  • Excerpt: At the start of this year Nokia launched its first Windows 8 phone in the shape of the Lumia 920, which also is their new flagship model. It's a very capable smartphone with a beautiful screen, optical stabilized camera and features wireless charging. It was not a cheap phone, however.
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Overall 8

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

6 February 2013
  • 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.
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Nokia Lumia 820 Review

5 February 2013
  • 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.
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Nokia Lumia 820 Video Review

31 January 2013
  • 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.
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Overall 7
Performance 5
Battery performance 10
Display 9
Weight 10
Noise 10
Gaming performance 3
Connectivity 4
Keyboard 5
Temperature 8

Review Nokia Lumia 820 Smartphone

20 January 2013
  • Summary: Colorful midrange. After Nokia has seemingly assumed a leading role in developing smartphones featuring Microsoft's latest Windows Phone 8 operating system, the Finnish manufacturer suits the action to the word through the second model following the Lumia 920.
  • Pros: Good workmanship, High-def, 4.3 inch AMOLED screen, Windows Phone 8 intuitive use, Connectivity includes LTE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi, Swift hardware, Pleasant application speed, Decent camera incl. LED, Battery life, 2 year warranty, The available performance, the swift operating system and the pro...
  • Cons: Too heavy and unhandy in category comparison, Middling headset, Poor front-facing camera, Temperature development during load, The apps in Microsoft's store still have to grow strongly before it can compete with Android and iOS. Also a lower temperature development during load would be desirable.
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