Nokia Lumia 820 is announced with 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon S4, interchangeable shells

Nokia Lumia 820 is announced with 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon S4, interchangeable shells
Just as we expected, the Nokia Lumia 820 was announced officially today during the press conference held together by Microsoft and the Finnish company. The smartphone is situated in the mid-range class, a notch below the Nokia Lumia 920, yet promises a Windows Phone 8 experience identical to what a high-end device is expected to deliver.

First thing you'll notice about the Nokia Lumia 820 is its colorful outfit and the unibody look of its construction. The smartphone will be available with red, yellow, grey, cyan, purple, white and black interchangeable shells, some of which allow the device to be charged wirelessly. The next thing that grabs the audience's attention is the 4.3-inch display enhanced with ClearBlack technology allowing identical outdoor readability to that of the Lumia 920's screen. Its resolution is 480 by 800 pixels, which is a bit underwhelming, yet still acceptable for a mid-range device. Moreover, the screen supports Super Sensitive touch technology, meaning that using some of the smartphone's features is possible even if the user is wearing gloves.

Underneath the hood of the Nokia Lumia 820 runs a dual-core Snapdragon S4 processor clocked at 1.5GHz paired with 1GB of RAM, which leads us to believe that performance won't be an issue with the smartphone, especially knowing how smoothly Windows Phone runs even on less capable hardware. There is an 8-megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss optics and dual LED flash on the smartphone's back, yet features like optical image stabilization and other PureView enhancements have been left out. Oh well, at least 1080p video can be captured at 30 frames per second. On the device's front resides a VGA camera for video chats and the occasional self-portrait.

Other notable features include the 1,650mAh battery and 8GB on-board storage, which can be expanded using a microSD memory card, and an additional 7GB of free SkyDrive storage are available out of the box. In case you are wondering, the smartphone will be available in both LTE and HSPA+ variants. Pricing and availability are to be announced.

source: Nokia

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Lumia 820
  • Display 4.3" 480 x 800 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 0.3 MP VGA front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1650 mAh(8.1h 3G talk time)



1. Osman

Posts: 44; Member since: May 07, 2012

Nokia Take my money!

2. smallworld

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

Hate saying this but it looks like a mix of an HTC and an iphone...

5. jasongohjr

Posts: 75; Member since: Sep 26, 2011

The back of the phone really reminds me of the HTC hd7...


Posts: 106; Member since: May 04, 2012

NOKIA now am in LOVE with U

4. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

S4, eh? And 1 GB! But the resolution is a TOTAL letdown! Anyway, i'll try getting my hands on this one, only if the price is fair.

6. dr_fajardo12

Posts: 134; Member since: Aug 26, 2012

nokia: give me all ur money and ur car me: mmm i dont know, 8 MP pureview .... nokia: im the one who created that, if i tell u that would be still awesome itll be me: take my money but i would keep my car

7. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

Nokia dead already these two flagship cant beat Ativ S nokia was drowning slowly and now fastly

8. redmd

Posts: 1926; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

But if priced just right, they might have a winner.

10. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

but i was xcited about Nokia tablet ... but now nokia is no more Time is in favor of sammy

12. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

come on nokia fans accept this truth these two cells may be sold 10-20 millions but nokia cant beat Sammy

15. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

u mean in android or WP* format cuz nokia has distinction here with 2 price phones while samsung only have one to make cash out of which will be high price tag not every one and most cant get premium phone 820 is good option and infact it might sell more then both top end phones who knows

14. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

haha man u have no idea QUALITY is now what matters between ATIV S and LUMIA

9. ravi5695

Posts: 75; Member since: Feb 11, 2011

nokia is going to rockk now... WP8 is the future OS king...!!!

11. sadaivadai

Posts: 156; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

A winner if its 400$ contract free ...

13. lumialove

Posts: 75; Member since: May 16, 2012

WoW!!!! Optical image stabilization...i,e..i can now shoot photos on moving train or bus without fearing how the result will be. When it's going to be available in India.

16. haseebzahid

Posts: 1853; Member since: Feb 22, 2012

also no need to hold breath while taking pics :P

17. Cyan3boN

Posts: 446; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

ooh must buy

18. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i like the look of the 820 better than the 920. o:

19. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

i just love this phone... but why nokia only announce 2 windows phone? should be atleast 3 plus a tablet!!! but nokia world is a 2-day even sept 5-6 right? what will be on the 6th some featurephones?

20. Mohamed_Abdulkareem

Posts: 45; Member since: May 15, 2012

Fan boys of sammy and others: u don't ever know what QUALITY of nokia products means cuz u already upset with name of NOKIA. come on NOKIA this is the beginning and we shall wait for more nice phones.

21. bikingpadres

Posts: 20; Member since: Jan 19, 2012

These new Nokia windows phones probably will be just like last year. You will have the Lumia 920 go on AT&T while T-Mobile will get the Lumia 820. The only the surprise will be whether Verizon and more unlikely Sprint will get any of these models.

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