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Nokia Lumia 820

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Overall 7
7.0

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

Tech2
3 February 2014
  • Excerpt: In this era of iPhone and Android smartphones, Blackberry and Windows Phone-based smartphones have been largely overshadowed. The reason for this has mainly been the lack of a proper ecosystem, but the launch of the new BB 10 OS and Windows Phone 8 has signalled a comeback for the two OSes. Microsoft seems to be completely relying on a select handful of smartphone manufacturers; HTC, Samsung and Nokia are presently the only ones whipping out the latest from Microsoft.
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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
18 February 2013
  • Summary: 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 different outer casing designs.
  • Pros: Bright (but low-res) display, Solid performance, Optional wireless charging
  • Cons: Resolution, Camera can be hit and miss, Boring design
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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
18 February 2013
  • Summary: 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 different outer casing designs.
  • Pros: Bright (but low-res) display, Solid performance, Optional wireless charging
  • Cons: Resolution, Camera can be hit and miss, Boring design
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Overall 7
7.0

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

thinkdigit.com
5 February 2013
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Nokia Lumia 820 Review: In Depth

Recombu
24 January 2013
  • 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
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Overall 7
7.2

Nokia Lumia 820 Quick Review

pocketnow.com
23 December 2012
  • 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.
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Overall 8
7.5

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

Digitaltrends
17 December 2012
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

Channel5
22 November 2012
  • Summary: The Nokia Lumia 820 may suffer from the same beefcake issues as the 920, but they’re nowhere near as pronounced, and its smaller screen makes for a manageable smartphone. Combined with Windows Phone 8, it’s a fun experience, even if the lack of apps mean it’s not for everyone. But if you were considering upgrading to something like last year’s Samsung Galaxy S2 on the cheap, you might feel much more at home with this.
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Overall 7
7.0

Nokia Lumia 820

THE INQUIRER
2 days ago
  • Excerpt: Product Nokia Lumia 820 Website http://www.nokia.com/global/products/phone/lumia820/ Specifications 1.5GHz dual-core Qualcomm processor, 4.3in 480x800 AMOLED touchscreen, 8MP rear-facing camera, 0.3MP front-facing camera, 3G and 4G LTE, 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi connectivity, 8GB internal storage, microSD memory expansion up to 64GB, 1,650mAh battery, Windows Phone 8 mobile operating system, 130x71x10.7mm, 185g Price £400 SIM free THE NOKIA LUMIA 820 is the Finnish phone...
  • Pros: Good screen, great camera, expandable storage, Windows Phone 8 is a huge improvement on Windows Phone 7.
  • Cons: Battery isn't great, picks up dirt easily., Windows Phone 8 is lacking in apps.
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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
27 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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