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Nokia Lumia 822

Nokia Lumia 822
alaScore 86

99 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 99 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the responsiveness and camera. The usability and screen also get good comments.

value for money, screen, usability, camera, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 822 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 77 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 822 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on

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78% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 822, Black (Verizon Wireless)Nokia Lumia 822 Combo Rapid Car Charger + Home Wall Charger + USB Data Charge Sync Cable for Nokia Lumia 822Nokia Lumia 822 Cell Phone Car Charger

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Nokia Lumia 822 review: the pride of Espoo returns to Verizon Wireless


Three years. That's how long it's been since Nokia has offered a phone for the largest carrier in the US: a unique (and yet wholly forgettable) device

Strong performance ; Great camera ; Good value

Ugly design ; Average display ; Middling call quality

The Lumia 822 is a solid mid-range Windows Phone and provides an excellent value for those unable to afford HTC's 8X.

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Nokia Lumia 822 (Verizon)


The Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon delivers snappy Windows Phone performance and fast 4G LTE speeds, but it's hampered by short battery life.

Attractive design; Snappy performance; Fast 4G LTE speeds; Data Sense feature compresses data

Short battery life; Thicker than competing phones; Low-resolution display

Click to EnlargeWhile the Nokia Lumia 822 has a lot to recommend it -- an attractive design, zippy performance and service on Verizon's fast 4G LTE network -- the phone doesn't wow. Not only is the Lumia 822 thicker than competing $99 phones, it...


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Nokia Lumia 822 (black, Verizon Wireless)


The Nokia Lumia 822 scores points where it counts, performing its LTE and Windows Phone 8 functions well. Its $99 contract price tag makes for a good value smartphone, but like its other Lumia cousins, the 822's thick, bland design drags the phone...

Nokia's Lumia 822 delivers 4G LTE and a nice 8-megapixel camera, and adds 16GB of onboard storage with room for 64GB more.

A heavy build and rough, scratchy call quality detract from the Lumia 822's overall appeal.

The Nokia Lumia 822 offers a very good value for Verizon, but if you're into stylish design and spotless call quality, this isn't the phone for you.

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Nokia Lumia 822 (Verizon Wireless)


Hey, Nokia: Verizon Wireless customers missed you. The new Lumia 822 ($99.99 direct) is the first Nokia phone to hit the carrier in three years. It's a solid effort, and gives you a relatively inexpensive way into the new Windows Phone 8 world. But...

Refined Windows Phone 8 OS. Fast LTE data. Great camera

Low-res screen. Few compelling apps available

The Nokia Lumia 822 delivers a solid, if unexceptional, Windows Phone 8 experience on Verizon Wireless.

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Nokia Lumia 822 Review


The Lumia 822 is pretty much the same device as the Lumia 820, but repackaged for Verizon, as it retains the 4.3” WVGA ClearBlack AMOLED display, 8MP camera, and general appearance. Still, the Lumia 822 offers all the new features of a Windows Phone 8...

Solid construction ; Additional Nokia apps ; Quick performance

Voices are a bit “sharp” sounding ; Mediocre camera quality

In the world of Windows Phone 8 devices, there isn’t a big selection at the present time, but Nokia is clearly trying to make its presence know. The Lumia 822 is a solid device with good features that complements its $100 on contract price. We like its...

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Nokia Lumia 822 Windows Phone 8 smartphone review


It's been so long since I reviewed a Windows phone, that they weren't even called Windows Phones back then. They were called Windows Mobile phones. So it's an understatement to say that I've been long overdue to try one. Verizon Wireless was kind...

Snappy performance ; Physical camera button ; Can use touch screen with gloves

Short battery life ; Low resolution display ; Thick

I still remember the good old days of Windows Mobile, so I found Windows Phone 8 to be a completely different experience which is both good and bad. It’s good because it is simple to use, fast and optimized for touch input. But bad because it’s almost...

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Review: Nokia Lumia 822 for Verizon Wireless


The Lumia 822 from Nokia packs some mid-range punch for Verizon Wireless. Find out where this Windows Phone shines and where it comes off a little dull.

The Nokia Lumia 822 does a masterful job at most tasks. Windows Phone, and Nokia's line of 8xx smartphones, have been consistent across the board in terms of features and performance. The 822 loses the best feature of its companion devices with its...

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Nokia Lumia 822


The Nokia Lumia 822 Windows 8 phone provides a strong suite of needed features. It is equipped to take care of all your basic phone needs and give you decent hardware, including: 1GB of RAM, a 1.5GHz processor, 8GB of storage and an expandable storage...

The Nokia Lumia 822 has decent battery life and a good camera

The camera has no stabilization and the resolution could be higher

The Nokia Lumia 822 is a great, reliable phone with features and options to please the moderate user.

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"Phone that's well worth its price!"


When I first heard about this phone, I was rather curious about how good the phone itself would be. Microsoft had been advertising the new Windows Phone 8 for a while and for a bit, I was divided between this phone and the HTC 8X. What really convinced...

16 GB of memory with 1 GB of RAM

The side buttons are a little bit too flat against the phone for my fingers as well, and they feel spongy when pressed unlike the tactile feedback of the volume keys on the iPhone.

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"A really good phone!"


This is my second cell phone my first was the Samsung Galaxy Fascinate. When it came time to upgrade, I took a chance with the Windows phone and I am very happy with it. It does everything I want. I love having the ability to edit all my word documents...

Microsoft Office, and Skydrive built in as well as the Nokia apps.

It may be just me, but when I type a word and have a typo in the middle, I have to retype the whole word. The speakers sound tinny.