Summary: The Lumia 820 is a solid Windows Phone 8 mobile, but it won't set the world on fire. Its swappable covers, good camera and slick and Windows Phone 8 software are great, but it's rather thick and heavy, the screen is pretty average and its battery life isn’t wonderful either.
Pros: Nokia's additional apps and services are worth having; Design is refreshingly different to most smart phones; Windows Phone 8 is slick; Good camera; Expandable memory.
Cons: Thick and heavy; Screen isn't very impressive; Below par battery life; Windows Phone 8 is lacking in app support; No wireless charging mat included; Expensive.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pros: Beautiful display, Comfortable design, Speedy performance, Good call quality, Hardware shutter button for camera
Cons: Low-resolution display, No Gorilla Glass, Uninspiring camera
Will Nokia's latest Windows Phone 8 entry capture the hearts of the masses?
13 November 2012
Summary: Nokia didn't pay much attention to its 820 during a grand unveiling in New York in September. Saddled at the end of a press event, it felt like the forgotten Lumia child. And the reality is that while the 820 might be attractive to some thanks to removable covers and different colors, it's more...
Pros: Removable covers, Wireless charging, Good size for one handed use, Bright (but low-res) display, Solid performance, Optional wireless charging
Cons: Display and resolution, Camera can be hit and miss, Boring design, Resolution, Camera can be hit and miss, Boring design
Summary: Introduction Lumia 820 is considered to be a device that ensured the company’s comeback into the highly competitive Smartphone market. The device provides a wonderful Windows 8 experience to its users and enables them to enjoy a wide range of application along with flawless internet connectivity.
Pros: Has a really fast processor , Has an attractive design , The camera is exceptionally good and powerful , Provides microSD support , Offers good connectivity
Cons: The battery offers limited backup , Lacks support for windows app , The casing is extremely difficult to remove
Summary: Making a decision between a flagship smartphone and something of slightly lesser quality has never been easy, but if you don’t want a taste of Windows Phone and desire 4G without the heavy weight of the Lumia 920, this is an option.
Pros: Performs like its brother, the Lumia 920, We're always fans of a 4G connection, Inclusion of a microSD slot makes it more expandable than its big brother, Supports wireless charging
Cons: A reasonably heavy handset, Battery only lasts for a day
Pros: Attractive design, microSD support, Great screen, Powerful camera, The weight and dimensions of the Nokia Lumia 820 are among its core strengths. It feels heavy enough to take a knock or three, but light enough that you don't notice it in your pocket. Likewise, if you're one of the people that th...
Cons: Poor internal storage, Limited battery life, Windows apps lacking, Impossible to remove the casing, While there aren't any giant, crushing flaws with the Nokia Lumia 820, there are a couple of minor irritations that get in the way of everyday usage. For example, there's no notification light on t...