Nokia Lumia 820

Description

Nokia Lumia 820 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.

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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Display

Benchmarks
Size: 4.3 inches
Resolution: 800 x 480 pixels, 217 PPI
Technology: AMOLED
Screen-to-body: 62.04 %
Features: Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip: Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960
Processor: Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait
GPU: Adreno 225
RAM: 1GB LPDDR2
Internal storage: 8GB
Storage expansion: microSDXC up to 64 GB
OS: Windows Phone, 8 Screenshots

Battery

Capacity: 1650 mAh
Type: Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Benchmarks
Rear: Single camera Camera samples
Main camera: 8 MP (Autofocus)
Specifications: Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"
Video recording: 1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
Features: Continuous autofocus, Video calling
Front: 0.3 MP VGA
Dimensions: 4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches (123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm)
Weight: 5.64 oz (160.0 g)
Colors: Black, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Gray

Cellular

LTE (FDD): Bands 18(800 Lower), 8(900), 3(1800), 1(2100), 7(2600)
UMTS: 850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz
Data Speed: LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS
SIM type: Micro SIM

Multimedia

Benchmarks
Headphones: 3.5mm jack
Features: Album art cover, Background playback
Radio: FM, Stereo, RDS
Additional microphone(s): for Noise cancellation

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth: 3.0
Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band; Hotspot, Wi-Fi Direct
USB: microUSB, USB 2.0
Features: Mass storage device, Charging
Location: GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning
Sensors: Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass
Other: NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications: Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
Other features: Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:
Date approved: Oct 18, 2012
FCC ID value: PYARM-825 link
Measured SAR:
Head: 1.34 W/kg
Body: 0.71 W/kg
Simultaneous Transmission: 1.58 W/kg
Wireless Router: 0.99 W/kg

Buyers information

In The Box: Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Product user guide
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Carrier Availability

Discontinued

AT&T

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