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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 8
8.0

Expert Review

Recombu
4 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Nokia has introduced two smartphones running Windows Phone 8, the latest version of Microsoft’s OS. The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship and the Lumia 820 includes much of the same technology, with some significant design changes at a cheaper price. Let’s take a closer look.
  • Pros: Comfortable to hold, Removable memory and battery, WP8 has some great features, Nokia apps
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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

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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Overall 8
8.4

Expert Review

My mobile
20 March 2013
  • Excerpt: One of the problems with having a high profile flagship is that it tends to overshadow others. And that has been the fate of the Lumia 820, which has had to live in the massive shadow cast by the Lumia 920.
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Overall 7
7.0
Design 8
8.0
Value for money 8
8.0
Features 8
8.0
Performance 9
9.0

Nokia Lumia 820

Trusted Reviews
10 February 2013
  • Summary: Nokia's mid-range phone doesn't quite make the impact of its Lumia brothers.
  • Pros: Speedy performance, Colourful
  • Cons: Oversaturated, low-res screen, Slightly unpredictable camera performance
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Overall 8
8.0

Nokia Lumia 820. The Best Mid-Range Smart Phone?

Techtree
7 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Similar to the flagship Lumia 920, this handset features Nokia's super-sensitive screen. It's operable with gloves, fingernails, and any metal object. The display is protected by a hardened scratch-resistant glass, but that isn't manufactured by industry leader Corning, which makes the famed Gorilla...
  • Pros: Excellent build quality; Thoughtful design; Crisp display; Impressive camera, Sleek and fluid UI; Offline voice-guided Sat Nav; Rich social networking experience; Great sound quality.
  • Cons: Not many games available.
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