Nokia Lumia 822 Review
There is nothing inspiring when it comes to the minimalistic camera interface on the Nokia Lumia 822. The only adjustments come to selecting different scene modes, ISO, exposure value, white balance, and aspect ratio.
Even though the Lumia 822 comes equipped with an 8MP autofocus camera with a Carl Zeiss f/2.2 lens, images that we took outside did not impress us, as fine details were lacking and color accuracy was poor – mostly looking “cool” instead of natural. For indoor shots, images had noticeable grain as the light levels decreased, though the dual LED flash does a good job of illuminating a dark environment.
Nokia Lumia 822 Sample images Fullscreen
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Nokia Lumia 822 Sample images
Videos can be recorded at 1080p resolution with 29 frames-per-second, allowing them to be played back relatively smooth. Again, we weren’t impressed by the overall results of the videos, as details were dull and the autofocus can take a while to adjust, but they did look reasonable for a $100 contract phone.
Nokia Lumia 822 Sample Video:
Going into the picture gallery of the Lumia 822, it follows in form with other Windows Phone 8 device on the market. Aside from being able to view the images in the camera roll, the app also populates albums stored in our Facebook account, and we can use the “Tap & Send” feature to share photos to other NFC-enabled Windows Phones. Video playback also looks good on the ClearBlack AMOLED display, and we didn’t have any issues playing ones up to 1080p resolution.
Nokia Music gives you yet another music store, a gig finder tool, and Mix Radio. The latter allows you to listen to predefined music mixes for free, or even create your own, by choosing up to three artists you want to listen to. What's more, you can even download your mix for offline use, which is a cool service. It's possible to skip songs, but there's a limitation of up to 6 skipped songs per hour.
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.