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
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. It produces good multimedia materials, be it with photos, videos or audio.
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. Now Nokia has released the Lumia 820, which is a bit less advanced in some ways but also more affordable.
Summary: To sum up the whole experience with the Lumia 820, we would state that the Windows Phone 8 seems pretty impressive because of the fluid user interface and stable performance. A few downsides on the hardware front, such as the camera performance and the glossy surface of the display and shell, can be ignored.
Conclusion: We can’t help feeling like the Nokia Lumia 820 should feel a little more premium, in the same way the 800 was mostly a shrunken down version of the 900 with something of the same clout. The 820 is a more rounded affair, which certainly lends the air of being pocket friendly. Whether this will appeal to the Windows Phone 8 buyer, although the notion of being able to switch cases to change functionality is interesting.
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. For these specs, Nokia should essentially have pegged this in line for competition with the HTC Windows Phone 8S. Instead, with a MOP of roughly Rs. 27,500, the Lumia 820 is overpriced.
Pros: Looks good, Multiple colour options, Display handles text rendering very well, Black levels on the screen are impressive, Wireless charging with accessories
Cons: Display has low resolution, Back cover opening mechanism is poor, We believe it is priced higher than it should have been
Excerpt: While nearly all the attention on Windows Phone 8 devices has been lavished on the ‘hero’ devices such as the ATIV S , Lumia 920 and the HTC 8X the Lumia 820 has taken somewhat of a backseat. The 820 does lack some higher end specs of its other Window Phone 8 brethren but it still manages to present a capable and compelling package.
Pros: Great build quality, exchangeable covers, Micro SD expansion up to 64GB, top performance at a good price point.
Cons: Low resolution front facing VGA camera, it’s not going to win many beauty contests, no Gorilla Glass so could be more susceptible to scratches.
Conclusion: It’s easy to look at the Lumia 820 and think it’s a poor-man’s Nokia Lumia 920, but the Lumia 820 is a fantastic phone in it's own right. Windows Phone 8 is exceptionally easy to use, the screen is great and it's well built, without the bulk of the Lumia 920. Marry this with a lower price point, removable battery and microSD card support and it's actually a more accessible phone that deserves to be a success.
Pros: Comfortable to hold, Removable memory and battery, WP8 has some great features, Nokia apps
Cons: WP8 app support is limited, Screen resolution is a little low, Camera results are disappointing
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. A timeless design meets a decent camera and numerous proprietary apps in the Lumia 820. The manufacturer demands 499 Euros (~$667, RRP) for its new midrange device.
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 proprietary apps that are installed free of charge.
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.