Nokia Lumia 820

Announced:
Sep 5, 2012
Status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 30, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Display

Size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

217 PPI

Technology:

AMOLED

Screen-to-body:

62.04 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 225

RAM:

1GB

Internal storage:

8GB

Storage expansion:

microSDXC up to 64 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 8

Battery

Capacity:

1650 mAh

Type:

Li - Ion, User replaceable

Camera

Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Features:

Autofocus

Video recording:

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features:

Continuous autofocus, Video calling

Front:

0.3 megapixels VGA

Design

Dimensions:

4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches (123.8 x 68.5 x 9.9 mm)

Weight:

5.64 oz (160 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 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

Headphones:

3.5mm jack

Features:

Album art cover, Background playback

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

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

Shopping information

In The Box:

Nokia AC-50 MicroUSB Charger, Nokia Charging and Data Cable CA-190CD, Nokia Headset WH-208, Product user guide

US CARRIER AVAILABILITY

Discontinued

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)

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.

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