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Published On: Fri, Sep 14th, 2012

Nokia Lumia 820 Review: A Refined Model in Lumia Series

Nokia has launched a series of Lumia cellphones and now it is time to review its Lumia 820 Windows 8 based smartphone that gets a little more attraction than its older brother in terms of design features. The phone has some charm, but also lacks in few things that we think you should know before making a final decision in buying. So read Nokia Lumia 820 review and see whether this device worth your money or is just another smartphone.

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

Design and Display :

The phone looks a little different from Lumia 800 and design and the major different is visible in outer shell of the phone. A choice of cover is provided by the manufacturer where you can buy colorful covers and keep changing the look of your phone. The phone comes with iprove protection or you can let it charge wirelessly which is a great feature and is not offered in high end devices yet in the Nokia Lumia 820market.

A range of docks are offered for added functionality and a small bean bag from Fatboy is also provided. The glossy covers of this phone look a bit lighter in weight. 820 come with same internals just like its larger brother. The phone is surrounded by a thick panel inside which is the long screen. At the bottom of the screen, you will find three touch buttons – back, home and search. The screen has an aspect ratio of 15:9 and users get quality screen to watch videos and pictures.

One thing that we cannot resist saying about Nokia Lumia 820 is that it should have been a little more premium. The phone has several flaws excluding how its apps run. The phone is good for those who are looking for pocket-friendly phones. There are 50-50 chances that owners like it either for its attractive choice of changeable colorful cases or Windows 8 OS. Red, gray, yellow, purple, white and black are some of the colors that you can choose for your cellphone. There is not any special thing about this cellphone that draw owners on the stores to buy this device, but few things can turn out youths as fortune for the company.

The phone sports 4.87-inch long, 2.69-inch wide and 0.39-inch thick dimensions. It weighs 5.64 ounces even after the polycarbonate build like those of earlier Lumia devices. The edges are rounded and the phone carries softer lines. The phone looks very attractive due to the beautiful color cases. The

Performance :

The phone is powered by a S4 Qualcomm chip that provides two cores to add power to the device. The phone can run speedily than those high end devices that come only with single core. The phone is also found with slight more lag as compared to Lumia 920 which seems to be flicking while using the apps. The 820 model comes with Windows 8 operating system and the buttons at its sides are ceramic. There are locking and unlocking options for phone and you can also use its quick opening camera while traveling. The phone fits well in hand and can be charged wirelessly. However, the rounded charging case seems a bit chunky, even though the thickness is not much.

The device is powered by a 1.5 GHz dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor which is well distinguished to deliver good amount of power, supported by 1 GB RAM. It carries a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen that is integrated with Super Sensitive Touch capabilities which was found in Lumia 920. The display gets 16.7 million colors with 480 x 800 pixels resolution and is equipped with a ClearBlack display that gives good views even in outdoors or on sunlight.

Nokia Lumia 820 Covers

Camera :

As far as the camera is concerned, the phone does not give that great camera capability. The camera does not even look like those of good quality camera phones. One thing that the phone allows you is its removable battery. The phone is equipped with a powerful 8 megapixel camera and the best is its capability of Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. The phone has a maximum aperture of F/2/2 and has 4x digital zoom. With this, the camera is supported by geo-tagging, four white-balance modes, touch focus, and LED flash. During the presentation of this phone, Nokia exposed its pinch and zooming, Smart Shoot feature that allows the user to crop the unwanted objects or people from an image.

Several third party apps such as FX Suite can be accessed through this camera. These apps effectively add digital effects in real time.

Nokia Lumia 820 Camera

Memory :

Not only you can remove the cover and expose the battery, but you can even see a mucroSD card slot available in there. Well, this may be a little irritating for you to remove the cover and battery to access the card slot, but you will be glad to at least the battery can be removed and is not like other Windows Phones. The phone already comes with 8 GB onboard memory which can be further expanded up to 32 GB via a microSD card slot. The phone also comes with 7 GB extra cloud storage space available in Skydrive.

Apps :

Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone gets Windows Phone 8 update which is the current version launched by Microsoft. This new OS offers several new features and a lot of space available in the Start screen. One can create live tiles (smaller for apps) for missed calls and other related alerts from every individual. Nokia Maps have added convenience where users can access offline maps as well that comes included with Nokia Drive and Transport. The Drive app calculates the daily commute travel time and alerts   you to leave on time.

Another reality feature which is known as City Lens is also provided. It gives you short details on restaurants and business nearby. One interesting feature starts by holding the power and home button to take screenshots which you can save in separate folder in gallery.

Nokia Lumia 820 Price

Connectivity :

The phone comes with quad band 2G, 3G and 4G LTE networks. It can connect internet with the help of EDGE, GPRS and Wi-Fi. 820 support Bluetooth 3.1, microUSB 2.0 and NFC.

Battery :

The phone gets its juice from a 1,650 mAh battery which is good to run it for longer duration. However, if you are running Wi-Fi, video or music for hours then expect the battery to be flushed after few hours. The battery can be charged wirelessly with the help of a charging pad. The manufacturer claims that the device gives a run for 8-14 hours.

Nokia Lumia 820 Specs

Price :

It is a mid-range smartphone that runs the latest Windows 8 phone operating system. It is schedule to release by 4th Quarter of 2012. Pricing is not available.

Pros :

Removable battery, 32 GB expandable memory and refreshing design are some of the good features that this device carries.

Cons :

The resolution of screen is slightly less as compared to its rivals.

Nokia Lumia 820 Features

Verdict :

We hope that our crispy Nokia Lumia 820 review has provided you enough information to judge out your requirements. The device comes with exciting features and more than that its dual-core processor is the most interesting. The Windows 8 offers a series of new features, wireless charging, good quality camera, and some attractions. So, this mid-range smartphone can attract a lot of people in the market.

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