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Nokia Lumia 820

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Reviewed on 2015-02-27
The Lumia 820 differs significantly from the 920 in terms of design. Instead of the Lumia 920's unibody and convex screen, you get a more traditional flat screen and pop-off rear cover, under which you'll find the battery, SIM and microSD card slots. The ...
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Reviewed on 2014-10-10
Microsoft, now the owner of Nokia, unveiled the Nokia Lumia 830 in September at the IFA conference in Berlin, alongside the Nokia Lumia 630 , Nokia Lumia 635 and Nokia Lumia 930 . The new mid-range smartphone replaces its two-year-old predecessor, the Nok...
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Reviewed on 2014-05-20
The Lumia 820, I must admit, is slightly larger than I was expecting when I first took it out of its packaging. At just under 12cm long and 6 cm wide, the handset looks a little bulky, especially when compared with other models such as the Samsung Galaxy ...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-24
Wireless charging, Suitable for one hand use, Good battery life, Speedy performance, Colorful live tilesLow resolution screen, Bit heavy, Back panel is a big pain to remove, Average camera
If you are keen to move to Microsoft's new Windows 8 Phone, then Nokia Lumia 820 is an affordable option. NO- actually it isn't. We still have Nokia Lumia 720, 620 and much cheaper Lumia 520 as an affordable option.There isn't much to talk about the Windo...
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Reviewed on 2013-09-07
Nokia's flagship smartphone for 2012 is the Lumia 920 but the Finnish giant hasn't neglected the rest of the market. The Nokia Lumia 820 is a mid-range smartphone that will ship with the latest Windows Phone 8 platform. It boasts an 8-megapixel camera wit...
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Reviewed on 2013-08-06
Decent camera with dedicated button, Clear and Bright Screen, LTE, NFC and Wireless Charging (via optional back cover) , Microsoft Office App1650mAh battery
It's 2013 and when shopping for a new Smart Phone, it's no longer just choosing between iOS or Android...the Windows Phone 8 or WP8 is actually another option. The thing is, the brand Nokia is no longer as recognizable like it used to. This just goes to s...
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Reviewed on 2013-07-15
It goes without saying that the trend these days are ultra large smartphones and they've been steadily increasing in size for the past two years. While Apple increased the display size of its iPhone from 3.5-inch to 4-inch last year, Android OS vendors ar...
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Reviewed on 2013-07-05
Has a really fast processor, Has an attractive design, The camera is exceptionally good and powerful, Provides microSD support , Offers good connectivityThe battery offers limited backup, Lacks support for windows app, The casing is extremely difficult to remove
Lumia 820 is considered to be a device that ensured the company's comeback into the highly competitive Smartphone market. The device provides a wonderful Windows 8 experience to its users and enables them to enjoy a wide range of application along with fl...
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Reviewed on 2013-07-03
Wondering what the best Windows Phone device is, or whether it's better for you than an iPhone or Android? We've got the answers you need.The evolution of the Windows operating system for phones has been a long and painful one, as Microsoft has struggle...
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Reviewed on 2013-06-29
As a long time iOS and Android user, using a Windows Phone is like visiting another country. Getting from one place to another seems hard, and sometimes I feel like I'm lost. But at the same time, everything looks new, different, and beautiful.Actually, t...
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Reviewed on 2013-06-13
The Lumia 820 is about 25 grams lighter than the 920 weighing at about 160 grams. For some reason in terms of looks, Lumia 820 is the most catchiest out of all of the 5 phones in the new WP8 Nokia Lumia series. Its quiet slim compared to 920 and more squa...
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Reviewed on 2013-05-11
I never thought that given a chance to go on a vacation and being provided with a choice of having either a DSLR with all the required Lenses or to Carry just a Mobile Phone with a Good Camera could have been a difficult choice.No Seriously ! Since I trav...
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Reviewed on 2013-05-09
Speedy performances, Interchangeable back cover, Solid, sturdy builtLowerres screen, Camera not as well featured
The Nokia Lumia 820 has the misfortune of living under the shadow of its bigger, better brother: the Lumia 920. In that sense, the 820 doesn't quite shine its worth of charms and wonders, though it is a more affordable Windows Phone 8 device with a few co...
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Reviewed on 2013-05-08
After the recent availability of Nokia Lumia 720, I have couple of emails where you guys been asking if thy should buy a Lumia 720 with low light photo ability or the hi gh-end Lumia 820 which has 1GB Ram and can run most of the applications without a pro...
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Reviewed on 2013-04-22
Attractive design, microSD support, Great screen, Powerful cameraPoor internal storage, Limited battery life, Windows apps lacking, Impossible to remove the casing
The Nokia Lumia 820 isn't meant as the Finnish firm's flagship handset - that accolade belongs to the Nokia Lumia 920 - but this colourful Windows Phone 8 smartphone is impressive nonetheless.The Nokia Lumia 820 carries plenty of unique features and costs...
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Reviewed on 2013-04-19
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;A reasonably heavy handset; Battery only lasts for a day;
Interested in Nokia’s flagship Lumia 920, but not sure if you can justify the massive size or weight? Well it has a 4G brother that offers similar performance, but without the same bulk. The second of Nokia’s Windows Phone 8 Lumia range to come out, ...
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Reviewed on 2013-04-15
Nokia has garnered plenty of attention with its line-up of Windows Phone 8 handsets, and the Lumia 820 gets off to a great start with a typically high-quality design.The matte, white rear helps the 820 stand out amid legions of glossy black phones, and th...
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Reviewed on 2013-04-11
Good workmanship, Highdef, 4.3 inch AMOLED screen, Windows Phone 8 intuitive use, Connectivity includes LTE, NFC, dualband WiFi, Swift hardware, Pleasant application speed, Decent camera incl. LED, Battery life, 2 year warrantyToo heavy and unhandy in category comparison, Middling headset, Poor frontfacing camera, Temperature development during load
Nokia 's influence as a market leader in the mobile sector has ebbed over time. One reason for this was the belated break with its outdated Symbian operating system for an alternative. Now Microsoft relies on a select group of manufacturers for launching ...
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Reviewed on 2013-04-08
We reviewed the Nokia Lumia 820 a while back, but as part of my Windows Phone experiment I thought I’d give it a go. So thanks to the nice people at Vodafone I got to have a play with one. I’m not going to review it again so don’t panic I’m just going ...
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Reviewed on 2013-04-05
The Nokia Lumia 820!Most of the attention of the Nokia Lumia line-up went to the flagship, the Nokia Lumia 920 . However the younger sibling, the Nokia Lumia 820, is quite a gem itself. It sports nearly identical internal specifications and comes with a s...
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Processor frequency

1.5 GHz

Processor family


Processor model



Display diagonal

10.9 cm (4.3")

Display resolution

800 x 480 pixels

Orientation sensor
Display type


Display number of colours

16.78 million colours

Aspect ratio


Touch technology


Touch screen type


Ports & interfaces

USB port
USB connector type

Micro-USB B

USB version


USB 2.0 ports quantity


Headphone connectivity

3.5 mm

Weight & dimensions


160 g


6.85 cm


9.9 mm


12.4 cm


84 cm³


SIM card capability

Single SIM

SIM card type


2G standards


3G standards


Wi-Fi standards

802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n

Bluetooth version


Bluetooth profiles


2G bands (primary SIM)

850,900,1800,1900 MHz

3G bands supported

850,900,1900,2100 MHz

Near Field Communication (NFC)
Security algorithms



Internal storage capacity

8 GB

Internal RAM

1024 MB

Compatible memory cards

microSD (TransFlash)

Maximum memory card size

64 GB

USB mass storage
Internal memory

1000 MB


Assisted GPS (A-GPS)
GPS (satellite)
Electronic compass
Wi-Fi positioning


Operating system installed

Windows Phone

Operating system version


Office support


Rear camera resolution (numeric)

8 MP

Auto focus
Built-in flash
Front camera
Front camera resolution (numeric)

0.3 MP

Digital zoom


ISO sensitivity

100, 200, 400, 800

White balance

Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten

Photo effects

Negative film, Sepia, Solarisation

Video recording
Video recording modes


Maximum frame rate

30 fps

Flash type


Video capture resolution (max)

1920 x 1080 pixels

Camera resolution

3264 x 2448 pixels

Built-in camera


Battery technology

Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Battery capacity

1650 mAh

Talk time (2G)

6.2 h

Standby time (2G)

260 h

Talk time (3G)

7.5 h

Standby time (3G)

260 h

Continuous audio playback time

43 h

Continuous video playback time

4.2 h

Video recording time

2.4 h

Battery type



Form factor


Colour of product



Video call
Personal info management (PIM)

Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list

Flight mode

Menu, Shortcuts

Microphone mute


Subscription type

No subscription