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Nokia Lumia 820
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Nokia Lumia 820

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Overall 8
8.2

Nokia Lumia 820: Review

Review guidelines
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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Overall 8
7.5

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

Digitaltrends
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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Overall 7
7.4
Performance 5
5.0
Battery performance 10
9.5
Display 9
8.7
Weight 10
10
Noise 10
10
Gaming performance 3
2.7
Connectivity 4
4.0
Keyboard 5
4.8
Temperature 8
8.2

Review Nokia Lumia 820 Smartphone

Notebookcheck
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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Overall 7
7.0

Nokia Lumia 820 ( black, AT&T)

CNET
29 November 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 7
6.8
Design 6
6.0
Performance 9
9.0
Battery performance 7
7.0
Display 6
6.0
Camera 6
6.0
Software 8
8.0

Nokia Lumia 820 review

theverge.com
13 November 2012
  • Excerpt: Nokia's focus with Windows Phone 8 might be on its Lumia 920 handset, but the Lumia 820 might be even more appealing but for those looking at smaller and lower-cost options. It’s a promising handset that will be available in several variations on US networks, with near-identical internals but...
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Nokia Lumia 820 Review: In Depth

Recombu
5 October 2012
  • 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
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

NDTV Gadgets
18 November 2015
  • Summary: Android and iOS have been ruling the smartphone space across the world. Most analysts and tech lovers are now looking at Windows Phone 8 to provide a third alternative. Since Nokia is the only smartphone maker that is investing solely in Windows devices, expectations from the company are even...
  • Pros: Good, Good battery back-up, Speedy performance, Decent camera
  • Cons: Bad, Plasticky feel, Low-resolution display
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Overall 8
8.0

Nokia Lumia 820 review

expertreviews.co.uk
27 February 2015
  • Excerpt: The Lumia 820 was Nokia's mid-range Windows 8 handset for 2012, coming a rung down from the range-topping Lumia 920 . It's since been replaced by the excellent Lumia 830 , but it's still a fantastic smartphone in its own right, as you get an AMOLED screen, 4G connectivity and Microsoft's latest...
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Overall 8
8.0

Nokia Lumia 820 review

TechRadar UK
22 April 2013
  • Summary: The baby brother steps up
  • 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...
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 7
7.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 8
8.0

Review: Nokia Lumia 820

Gadget Guy
19 April 2013
  • 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
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