Nokia Lumia 820

Announced:
Sep 05, 2012
Market status:
Released
Release date:
Oct 30, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
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Nokia Lumia 820

Announced: Sep 05, 2012
Market status: Released
Release date: Oct 30, 2012

PhoneArena Rating:

8.0
Read Full Review
  • 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)
  • Fingerprint
  • Lightweight
  • Thin
  • LTE
  • Waterproof
  • NFC
  • Dual SIM

Display

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Display size:

4.3 inches

Resolution:

480 x 800 pixels

Pixel density:

217 ppi

Technology:

AMOLED

Screen-to-body ratio:

62.04 %

Features:

Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

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Rear:

Single camera

Main camera:

8 megapixels

Hardware Features:

Autofocus

Specifications:

Aperture size: F2.2; Focal length: 28 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.2"

Flash:

Dual LED

Video recording:

1920x1080 (1080p 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 oz (170 g)

Colors:

Black, Purple, Yellow, Blue, Red, White, Gray

Hardware & Performance

System chip:

Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus MSM8960

Processor:

Dual-core, 1500 MHz, Krait

GPU:

Adreno 225

RAM:

1 GB

Internal storage:

8 GB

Storage expansion:

up to 64 GB

OS:

Windows Phone, 8

Battery

Capacity:

1650 mAh

Talk time:

15.40 hours
the average is 21 h (1274 min)

Stand-by time:

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 20 days (483 h)

Talk time (3G):

8.10 hours
the average is 23 h (1390 min)

Stand-by time (3G):

15.0 days (360 hours)
the average is 27 days (659 h)

Music playback:

61.00 hours

Video playback:

5.60 hours

Cellular

GSM:

850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz

UMTS:

850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz

LTE (FDD):

Bands 18, 8, 3, 1, 7

Data:

LTE Cat 3 (100/50 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, UMTS

SIM type:

Micro SIM

Connectivity

Bluetooth:

3.0

Wi-Fi:

802.11 a, b, g, n, dual-band

USB:

USB 2.0

Connector:

microUSB

Features:

Mass storage device, USB charging

Location:

GPS, A-GPS, S-GPS, Glonass, Cell ID, Wi-Fi positioning

Other:

NFC, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Sensors:

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Notifications:

Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone

Other features:

Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording, TTY/TDD

Multimedia

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Radio:

FM, Stereo, RDS

Headphones connector:

3.5mm

Additional microphone(s):

for Noise cancellation

Regulatory Approval

FCC approval:

Date approved:

Oct 18, 2012

FCC ID value:

PYARM-825 link

FCC measured SAR:

Head:

1.34 W/kg

Body:

0.71 W/kg

Simultaneous Transmission:

1.58 W/kg

Wireless Router:

0.99 W/kg

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

Pros

No Pros

Cons

  • Thick body (0.39 inches)
  • Too little RAM
  • Low pixel density screen (217 ppi)

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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