Nokia Lumia 822 Review

Call Quality and Battery:

The call quality on the Nokia Lumia 822 is good, not great, as voices sounded a bit digital instead of natural, but one thing we didn’t care for was the “sharpness” of voice tones through the earpiece speaker. It was so apparent that we had to decrease the call volume down to a lower setting in an effort to alleviate this. Signal strength was adequate, as we didn’t drop any calls, but the device was only able to maintain a good 4G LTE connection while outside, as indoors the data would drop down to 3G EVDO.

The included 1800mAh battery is a good performer, as it was able to provide us up to 11 hours of continuous talk time on a full charge, or about 2 days of mixed usage.


In the world of Windows Phone 8 devices, there isn’t a big selection at the present time, but Nokia is clearly trying to make its presence know. The Lumia 822 is a solid device with good features that complements its $100 on contract price. We like its overall design and comfortable feel, and the 4.3” ClearBlack AMOLED display shows relatevely accurate colors and is bright enough for outside use, even if the resolution isn’t the best we’ve seen. The Windows Phone 8 interface is very polarizing, as you will either love it or hate it, but the Lumia 822 provides a nice implementation of it in a modest priced handset.

Software on reviewed unit:
Windows Phone 8
OS version 8.0.9905.12
Firmware version 1532.2108.1244.0003


  • Solid construction
  • Additional Nokia apps
  • Quick performance


  • Voices are a bit “sharp” sounding
  • Mediocre camera quality

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