The "1-Minute" Review
Launched alongside one of the most exciting Windows Phone 8 devices ever, the Nokia Lumia 820 is not without features that make it stir up a little bit of excitement on its own. Catering to a discerning user who wants to have next-generation smartphone features but doesn’t need to be on the bleeding edge of mobile tech, it comes with a 4.3-inch 480x800 AMOLED touchscreen display, 1.5GHz dual-core S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and the latest version of Microsoft’s software for mobile phones.
Being a Nokia, you can bet that the 820 carries some outstanding hardware features.These include an 8MP auto-focus camera with dual-LED flash and 4x digital zoom, a secondary camera for numerous applications, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, support for microUSB connectivity, and support for extra storage by way of microSD cards. The standard battery is rated for up to 55 hours of music playback and up to 8 hours of talk time in 3G. And in case you’re wondering, yes, it does indeed support 4G LTE. For something that weighs only 160 grams and measures 10mm thick, it has quite an impressive list of specs.
Also noteworthy is that Nokia has decided to bring back user-replaceable Xpress-On color covers, with one extra option: you can replace a normal back cover with one that charges wirelessly. That means you can charge your phone without having to plug into a wall outlet ever again. That's pretty next-generation don't you think? If you’re wondering whether this, along with the Nokia Lumia 920, is the best that the former mobile phone leader from Finland can do, don’t hold your breath. Because clearly, Nokia is just getting started.
Need to Know: Nokia Lumia 820
1. Comes with Windows Phone 8 Apollo, the latest version of Microsoft’s mobile phone software, pre-installed. (The Good)
2. Supports all modern mobile phone networking technologies and ships with a speedy dual-core processor to handle computing needs. (The Good)
3. Amount of internal storage is limited at 8GB. (The Bad)
4. Screen resolution is quite low and lacks support for 720p HD content. (The Bad)
Prices (Where to Buy)
Nokia released the Lumia 820 on November 9, 2012.
The Lumia 820 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare Nokia Lumia 820 prices from around the web here on The Informr.
We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the Nokia Lumia 820 user manual here.
Nokia backs up the Lumia 820 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.
If your Lumia 820 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Nokia support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Nokia's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.