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Nokia Lumia 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2677 reviews of Nokia Lumia 820. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the screen and design. The performance and size are also appreciated. There are some critical reviews about the apps and battery.

usability, size, performance, design, screen

battery, apps

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 (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. Reviewers really like the design and price. The portability and performance also get good views. There are some less positive reviews 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)

Apr, 2018

Consumer review (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. People are impressed by the price and camera. The performance and portability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the durability. There are some negative comments 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

Apr, 2018

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 : Mihăiță Bamburic (betanews.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 review

 

If you are in the market for a mid-range Windows Phone 8 device then the Nokia Lumia 820 should definitely make your shortlist. The smartphone is affordable, fast, responsive, looks nice and comes with the Finnish manufacturer's exclusive collection of...

Apr, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1450 / 1650
Battery performance:1300 / 1450 / 1650
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4J / BP-5T
Browsing time:6
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):6
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 55 / 61
Continuous video playback time:4.2 / 5.6 / 6.5
Standby time (2G):260 / 265 / 360
Standby time (3G):260 / 330 / 335 / 360
Talk time (2G):13 / 14.6 / 15.4 / 6.2 / 8.1
Talk time (3G):7.5 / 8 / 8.1 / 9.5 / 9.9
Video recording time:2.4

Call Management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto focus: Yes
Built-in camera: Yes
Built-in flash: Yes
Camera Resolution:2592 x 1936 / 3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Flash Type:LED
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:No / Yes
Image Stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8 / 8.7
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:1 / 3.2
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia, Solarisation / Negative film, Sepia, Solarisation, Vivid
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1936 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8 / 8.7
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 480p / 720p
White Balance:Auto, Cloudy, Custom modes, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, manual / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent / Auto, Manual
Zoom capability:4 / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR:0.73
Body SAR (EU):0.73
Head SAR:0.94
Head SAR (EU):0.94

Design

Color of product:Black / Grey / Red / White / Yellow
Form Factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 5:3
Display Diagonal:3.7 / 3.8 / 4.3
Display number of colors:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display:N
Second LCD screen: No
Touch screen: Yes
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-Touch
Touchscreen:Y
Touchscreen type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 1 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:N / Y
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4 / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX / doc, pdf, ppt, xls
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG / JPS
Speakers:Stereo
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression format:3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, MP4 / 3GP, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, M4V, WMV / M4V, MP4, WMV / MP4
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2,3GP,AVI,M4V,MOV,MP4,WMV / 3GP,ASF,H.264,MPEG4,VC-1,WMV9 / 3GP,ASF,MP4 / 3GP,M4V,MP4,WMV / 3GP,M4V,WMV / M4V,MP4,WMV / MP4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
Electronic compass:No / Yes
GLONASS:Y
GPS: Yes
GPS (satellite):Y
Position location:N / Y
Wi-Fi positioning:No / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
2G standards:EDGE,GPRS,GSM / EDGE,GSM / GPRS,GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA,HSPA+ / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA / HSDPA,HSPA+,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSPA+,WCDMA / HSDPA,HSUPA,WCDMA / HSDPA,WCDMA
4G:Y
4G standard:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP / AVRCP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other Features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included:No / Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Network standard:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video playback: Yes
Voice recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless connection:Y
Wireless connections: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger: Yes
Battery charger included:Y
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Customizable video ring tones:Y
Flight mode:No / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8 / Mango
Personal info management:Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts / Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:Micro-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port:Y
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor:MSM 8255 / S4
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Qualcomm / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4 / 1.5
Processor model:MSM 8255 / S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating system version:8 / Mango
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal memory:1000
Internal RAM:1 / 1024 / 512
Internal storage capacity:1 / 16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:64
RAM capacity:0.5 / 1
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Google applications:Gmail

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:0.39 / 0.433 / 0.476
Height:4.53 / 4.61 / 4.87 / 4.88
Volume:84
Weight:4.48 / 5.01 / 5.64
Width:2.41 / 2.7