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Nokia Lumia 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2436 reviews of Nokia Lumia 820. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. People are impressed by the portability and design. The performance and size also get good reviews, but views are divided on the apps. Some have doubts about the battery.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 820 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Opinions about the design and price are on the whole positive. The portability and performance also get good views. Some have doubts about the reception.

usability, performance, portability, price, design

reception

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 820 SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Windows)Nokia Lumia 820 SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Windows)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the price and camera. The performance and portability also get good feedback. Views are divided on the durability. Some have doubts about the apps and reception.

usability, portability, performance, camera, price

battery, reception, apps

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 820 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Windows 8 Cell Phone - BlackNokia Lumia 820 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Windows 8 Cell Phone - Black

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Michael Moser (notebookcheck.net)

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...

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: Brad Molen (engadget.com)

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.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Alexandra Chang (wired.com)

Review: Nokia Lumia 820

 

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...

Fast and polished Windows Phone 8 interface. Lighter and thinner than other Nokia Windows phones, easy to use with one hand. Removable covers add value, once you know how to take them off. Great price for what you’re getting

Buying into wireless charging ends up costing more than the phone. Display is unimpressive. Actually getting the removable back cover off is a challenge. Brick-like design is uninspired

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Sascha Segan (pcmag.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 (AT&T)

 

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

Exclusive Nokia mapping and driving apps. Color cover options. Fast.

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

Conclusions Given the vast cost of a two-year AT&T smartphone contract, the difference between paying $75 and $99 for your smartphone shouldn't be taken seriously. Unfortunately, that leaves the Lumia 820 outclassed by a range of $99 devices. The Lumia...

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: Jessica Dolcourt (cnet.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 review:

 

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.

Dec, 2012

Expert review by: GSMArena team (gsmarena.com)

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...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Tom Warren (theverge.com)

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...

Removable covers ; Wireless charging ; Good size for one handed use

Display and resolution ; Camera can be hit and miss ; Boring design

This device will serve you well, but you're better off with a Lumia 920

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Mat Smith (engadget.com)

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.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Ray S. (phonearena.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

 

We're quite excited to be reviewing the Nokia Lumia 820 – the mid-range model in the manufacturer's starting WP8 line-up. Almost as important as its beefier sibling, the Lumia 920, the 820 can give us a relatively good idea of where Nokia is going...

Built like a tank ; Great Nokia apps

Poor camera ; Sub-par call quality

The Nokia Lumia 820 is an interesting smartphone – it does well in some things, but falters in others. To be more specific, we like its solid build quality and its overall size and feel. The hardware is also good, while the Nokia-branded apps,...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: YugaTech (yugatech.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 Review

 

The Nokia Lumia 820 is a great phone. It's not exceptional, but it easily beats the average on most aspects. Nokia's apps aren't much of a liability, and it isn't bloatware either. It adds a lot of value onto Windows Phone than you'd expect and there...

Mar, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Browsing time (Wi-Fi):6

Camera

Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8 / 8.7

Messaging

E-mail:No / Yes

Navigation

GLONASS: Yes
GPS:No / Yes

Networking

2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GSM
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSPA+, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
SIM card capability:Single SIM

Ports & interfaces

USB port: Yes