Nokia Lumia 822 Review
Nokia Lumia 822 ($99.99 on contract) and the HTC Windows Phone 8X ($199.99 on contract). 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 device, and has Verizon’s 4G LTE on-board, which makes it quite attractive at this price.
Included in the retail package is the Nokia Lumia 822 smartphone, 1800mAh battery, wall charger with detachable microUSB cable, and user guides.
Unlike the Nokia Lumia 810 that is boxy in appearance, the Lumia 822 closely resembles the Lumia 820, with gently rounded edges and a sculptured body. We appreciate this, as the Lumia 822 fits comfortably in our hand, yet we could live without the slippery feeling. The device is also a bit on the thick side, coming in at 0.42” deep, and with a weight of almost 5oz, you’ll be sure to notice it in your pocket.
You can compare the Nokia Lumia 822 with many other phones using our Size Visualization Tool.
The sides of the Nokia Lumia 822
microSD card slot
Coming in at only 4.3”, the display on the Nokia Lumia 822 has a WVGA resolution of 480x800 pixels with a pixel density of 217ppi, which is a far cry from the 720x1280 HD resolution screens found on other smartphones. Because of this, some images can have jagged edges, and text isn’t as sharp as it could be, but it isn’t distracting and in no way ruins the experience of the device.
Nokia has used its ClearBlack AMOLED tech for the screen of the Lumia 822, and the result is quite pleasing. The display is very bright, brighter than most other AMOLEDs, and even the color temperature is decent. It's still an AMOLED screen, meaning that it still gravitates towards the “cooler” side, but it is more accurate than what you'll get from other Super AMOLED screens, like the one on the Samsung Galaxy S III.
One interesting feature of the Lumia 822's display is its ability to become super-sensitive. With this option activated, you can easily use your handset even when wearing gloves.
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3. eisenbricher (Posts: 920; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
lol, the third pic makes the microSD card to look larger than a full sized SD card xD
4. aximtreo (Posts: 4; Member since: 27 Oct 2010)
So you weren't impressed with this and that and the other but you gave it an 8 out of 10. Doesn't that mean that overall the phone is solid and a good choice. No it isn't IOS and it isn't Android. Thank God it's WP8. By the way, the 822 has 16 GB of internal memory plus the Micro SD card slot.
5. 7thspaceman (Posts: 718; Member since: 14 Feb 2011)
Some people say this smart phone is ugly I think it looks better than the 820 and if it's side where more tapered it would make the HTC 8X look bad. Nokia should have put high definition 4.3 inch screen on this smart phone like the HTC 8x has. this would have given Verizon a Nokia smart phone just as powerful as the AT & T Lumia 920
except it would have a smaller screen and lack the Pure VUE camera. In fact Nokia needs to make and offer a 4 or 4.3 high def screen 820 or 822 sized smart phone because a lot of People especially women do not want an smart phone as big as a Nokia 920
10. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
8x is HTC's WP8 flagship device, this is built to compete with the likes of 8S and all
6. Pedro0x (Posts: 240; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)
This has 4.3 inch display but is much larger than droid razr i which also has 4.3 ich display, what the hell is wrong with the designers, everyone says that smartphones have too big displays, but that is wrong, it is the thick bezel which makes the smartphones larger.
11. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
razr m/razr i have bezel-less designs which involves high costs of manufacturing
the nokia is supposed to be a mid-ranger, and it definitely knows its place
also, do note that it is still smaller in dimensions than the 8X despite offering similar sized screen and more screen estate at that
7. jphillips63 (Posts: 108; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
can I ask what is the difference between the 822 and 920?
9. iDroid8 (Posts: 155; Member since: 16 Oct 2012)
Bigger screen of higher resolution, better camera, slimmer body, LCD vs AMOLED, higher res. of front camera
13. Cacolaco (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
Also, Removable battery, Micro SD card on the the 822 (just to list some of the advantages that the 822 has over the 920....)
8. Fernandezxc (Posts: 31; Member since: 12 Mar 2012)
Atleast a better review than cnets thanks
12. russelferrer (Posts: 1; Member since: 26 Nov 2012)
when it will be released in the Philippines ? This is phone is quite amazing :D
15. Landmarkcm (Posts: 285; Member since: 11 Aug 2009)
They just have to find something negative. This phone has one of the best cameras! PA is just getting to picky. I think it takes better photos then iphone 4s. But we all have our own opinions right.