Summary: I’m a bit conflicted about how I should conclude this review, considering first that the device in question isn’t intended to be a top-tier smartphone, and also because I’ve been somewhat harsh on otherwise impressive pieces of Android hardware in the past when they didn’t live up to my...
Conclusion: If the hardware and price of the Nokia Lumia 820 and its carrier equivalents appeal to you, then Verizon's own Lumia 822 is likely your best bet. It may not have as sexy of a build as the Lumia 810, but what it lacks in style, it more than makes up for in performance.
Excerpt: Today we're looking at the the . The Lumia 822 is a mid range device with some high class parts. Overall you will know this is a budget device, but that is fine for a majority of cell phone buyers who only check email and make phone calls on their phones and don't demand much.
Excerpt: Aaron takes a look at the Nokia Lumia 822 , a mid-range (despite nice specs) Windows Phone 8 device. Featuring a 1.5 GHz dual-core Snapdragon S4 CPU, it sports a 4.3-inch display, 8-megapixel camera with 1080p HD recording, 1,800 mAh battery, and 4G LTE connectivity.
Conclusion: Though we always recommend getting the best phone you can since your contract payments will far exceed the price of the phone, the Nokia Lumia 822 is a heck of a lot of phone for free with contract.
Pros: Pleasing ClearBlack AMOLED display, expandable storage and excellent Nokia apps.
Excerpt: It’s been a long time since Nokia’s last device on Verizon, in fact the carrier sold just one Windows Phone 7 device total and it was made by HTC. The two companies, after a three year hiatus, have teamed up again to offer the Lumia 822.
Excerpt: Windows Phone 8 is supposed to finally bring the Windows Phone platform up to par with iOS and Android. And in some ways, it’s actually head. On the hardware front, Nokia is still trying to regain the dominant position they held not so long ago.
Conclusion: In the world of Windows Phone 8 devices, there isn’t a big selection at the present time, but Nokia is clearly trying to make its presence know. The Lumia 822 is a solid device with good features that complements its $100 on contract price.
Pros: Solid construction, Additional Nokia apps, Quick performance
Cons: Voices are a bit “sharp” sounding, Mediocre camera quality
Excerpt: While AT&T and T-Mobile users have enjoyed access to Windows Phones for years, Verizon customers pining for a phone of their own have had to sulk on the sidelines. No longer. With the release of the Nokia Lumia 822 ($99.99 with contract), Verizon is finally embracing Microsoft's OS.