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: 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.
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
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.
Conclusion: The Lumia 820 may not have the high-end features, buzz, or looks of its higher-end cousin, the Lumia 920 – but for half the price, it doesn’t need to. For fifty bucks or less on-contract, customers get a Windows Phone 8 device with beautiful industrial design, solid features, the full suite of Nokia-exclusive apps, and a great camera.
Pros: Responsive, Stable OS, Better-than-average camera for a midrange phone, Nokia-exclusive apps enhance functionality, High speeds over AT&T LTE, Solid build quality in a sleek package
Cons: The Lumia 820 is available from AT&T’s website and retail outlets for a contract price of $49.99 with a contract. That’s a substantial discount compared to the full retail price of $399.99, typical for a two-year commitment. Third-party retailers like Amazon are offering more substantial discounts, down to one cent with contract in some cases, but as always, we encourage prospective purchasers to review such deals thoroughly for pitfalls like additional termination fees.
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. It makes an excellent ambassador for the Windows Phone 8 OS.
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 likely that you'll want to purchase a Lumia 920 instead.
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