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Nokia Lumia 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1220 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the value for money and camera are on the whole positive. The screen and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 820

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 313 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 820 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Mobile Phones on Amazon.co.uk.

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82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com.

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Review Nokia Lumia 820 Smartphone

 

Colorful midrange. After Nokia has seemingly assumed a leading ro

Good workmanship; High-def, 4.3 inch AMOLED screen; Windows Phone 8 intuitive use; Connectivity includes LTE, NFC, dual-band Wi-Fi; Swift hardware; Pleasant application speed; Decent camera incl. LED; Battery life; 2 year warranty

Too heavy and unhandy in category comparison; Middling headset; Poor front-facing camera; Temperature development during load

Nokia's Lumia 820 does not yet have many contenders featuring Windows Phone 8 in the midrange sector. Among them, we find Nokia's own Lumia 920 premium model, HTC's somewhat smaller Windows Phone 8X and Samsung's identically equipped Ativ S. Buyers who...

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Nokia Lumia 820 Review

 

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...

The Nokia 820 packs a powerful dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz. The graphics processor paired with the main processor is the Adreno 225 and a decent amount of 1GB RAM is provided for the system. The operating system is Windows Phone...

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Nokia Lumia 820 for AT&T: what's different?

 

The Lumia 920 isn't the only Nokia Windows Phone gracing AT&T shelves this winter, even though it receives the lion's share of the attention. In its

Strong performance ; Decent low-light photography

Disappointing screen ; Lumia 920 on AT&T has much more storage ; Lacks some of the Lumia 920's camera abilities

It's difficult to recommend the Lumia 820 when the 920 on AT&T offers a better screen, additional storage, superior camera performance and wireless charging accessories for $50 more.

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The Starter Kit

 

Nokia's Lumia 820 isn't a flagship phone, and it's not here to impress veteran smartphone users. But with an on-contract price of just $50, the Windows Phone 8 device is a bargain.

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Nokia Lumia 820 (AT&T)

 

The Nokia Lumia 820 delivers plenty of Windows Phone power for only $49.99 up front, at the cost of a dull design and lower-res screen than you'll find on competing $99-with-contract phones. But given that you'll be forced to sign an AT&T contract...

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Low-res screen. Dull design. Camera gets very noisy in low light

The Nokia Lumia 820 smartphone isn't bad, but for just a few dollars more you can get something great.

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Nokia Lumia 820

 

In our review of the Nokia Lumia 810, we praised that handset's performance, display, and camera but wished for better design and a lower price. Does the Lumia 820 succeed where the 810 floundered? Read on to find out.

Beautiful display ; Comfortable design ; Speedy performance ; Good call quality ; Hardware shutter button for camera

Low-resolution display ; No Gorilla Glass ; Uninspiring camera

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...

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Nokia Lumia 820 (black, AT&T)

 

It may only cost $50 for AT&T after a new, two-year service agreement, but the Nokia Lumia 820 isn't just a pretty price tag.

AT&T's Nokia Lumia 820 offers Windows Phone 8, 4G LTE, and a terrifically low subsidized price.

This Lumia is heavy, a little slippery, and has a short battery life. Data speeds were variable.

If you're looking for an inexpensive, approachable smartphone with a few more features, the Nokia Lumia 820's price tag is tough to beat.

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Nokia Lumia 820 review: Backup squad

 

Back up against the wall, Nokia looks to the launch of the first Windows Phone 8 smartphones as a make or break moment. It’s not essential for the Lumia 820 and Lumia 920 to become bestsellers, but it’s absolutely vital that they convince users of...

Quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE support ; Quad-band 3G with 42 Mbps HSDPA and 5.7 Mbps HSUPA support ; 4.3" 16M-color ClearBlack AMOLED display of WVGA resolution ; 8 megapixel autofocus camera with LED flash, 1080p@30fps video recording ; VGA front-facing...

App catalog falls short of Android and iOS ; No system-wide file manager ; No lockscreen shortcuts ; Pretty large and heavy for the screen size

It's easy to appreciate the Nokia Lumia 820 for its build quality and level of equipment, but when you realize it's just the sensible, mid-range package by the Finns, you may even begin to be impressed. As the Windows Phone platform is growing out of...

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Nokia Lumia 820 review: a less expensive option for the Windows Phone crowd

 

More InfoWindows Phone 8 reviewNokia Lumia 920 reviewNokia Lumia 820 announcedThe Lumia 820 has been tucked away behind the shadow of its

Flagship-quality processor ; Covers offer wireless charging, extra functionality ; Decent low-light photography

Disappointing screen ; Lacks all the camera skills of the Lumia 920 ; Unwieldy

Unfortunately the Lumia 820 can't offer enough to warrant not splashing out the extra cash for the 920 model.

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Nokia Lumia 820 review

 

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...

Bright (but low-res) display ; Solid performance ; Optional wireless charging

Resolution ; Camera can be hit and miss ; Boring design

Where's my Lumia 800 successor?

Product Specifications

Camera

Autofocus: Yes
Built-in Camera:Double Camera
Built-in Flash: Yes
Video Resolution in Pixel:HD1080p

Configuration

Audio Playback: Yes
GPS Receiver:Built-in
Integrated Radio: No
Integrated TV Tuner: No
Java:No / Yes
Push to Talk: No
Realtone: Yes
User Interface for Text:Touchscreen
Video Client: Yes

Connectivity

A2DP: Yes
Bluetooth: Yes
Memory Card Slot: Yes
Multi SIM Card: No
Near Field Communication: Yes
USB: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
WiFi Data Exchange: Yes

Data Transfer

EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
HSCSD: No
HSDPA: Yes
Technology:4.X LTE / WCDMA (UMTS)

Display

Display Technology:AMOLED
Number of Display Colours:16 Millions
Number of Displays:1

General Features

Design:Bar
EASY USE PHONE: No
Operating System:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:Windows Phone 8
Operator:3 / EE / LIFE MOBILE / MVNO / O2 / Orange / Sim Free / T-MOBILE / TALKTALK / Tesco MB / Virgin / Vodafone
Product Type:Smartphone
Way of Buying:Contract / Prepay Pack / Sim Free

Messaging

E-Mail Functionality: Yes
Instant Messaging: Yes
Push email: Yes
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