The Nokia Lumia 820 is the ‘mid-range’ Windows Phone 8 smartphone from Nokia. The Lumia 820 is the second device after Lumia 920 in the Nokia’s latest Windows 8 Phone device range.
Nokia Lumia 820 Display
The Lumia 820 sports a 4.3-inch display with a resolution of 480 x 800 pixels which seems little disappointment The resolution will seem a little less, considering Android phones in this price bracket are now sporting 1280 x 720 pixel resolutions. Though Nokia’s Clear Black Display technology makes sure viewing angles are optimised irrespective of the lighting conditions.
Nokia Lumia 820 Specs
The Nokia Lumia 820 is powered by a 1.5GHz dual core processor with 1GB of RAM and 8GB built-in storage, with a memory card slot for storage expansion. The Lumia 820 features a 8MP camera autofocus shooter with a dual LED flash which is a carl ziess lens and not a PureView technology as in Lumia 920. It also features a VGA front facing camera for video calling.
Nokia Lumia 820 Design
The build quality is of Lumia 820 is quite good with the various colour options are a real interesting for those who want something different from standard black or white. Apart from that, Nokia says you can change the rear covers with a colour of your choice, and will be sold as separate accessories.
As Nokia Lumia 820 is mid range phone, it should have been priced closer to the HTC Windows Phone 8S, which is retailing around the Rs. 20,000 mark. We will comment on the actual performance after we have compared the two rivals side-by-side. In the meantime, you can check out some pictures of the phone:
Getting rid of Zune’s media transfer feature, like it is on the WP7 devices, Microsoft has made media lovers quite happy. The new added microSD card slot with support for up to 64GB was a welcome sight. Add to that the available 8GB of onboard storage and you’ve got more than enough space for your media and more. Nokia will also be providing up to 7GB of online cloud storage via SkyDrive. What the Lumia 820 could have certainly used is a hot swap memory card slot. Unfortunately, you’re going to have to remove the battery should you require removing the card for any reason. I suggest getting a higher capacity card if you want to avoid this situation. Speaking of the battery, we noticed that it just tends to slip out while opening the rear cover so it’s advisable to hold the phone face down and then open it.
The bottom Line
With an MRP of Rs. 27,599, Nokia might just have a real winner on its hands with the 820. However, it will need to seriously boost app capabilities—which is the only major issue with the platform. As far as the hardware goes, the Lumia 820 is right up there with the best in this range and could make a few loyalists, who can’t afford the 920, very happy. But we did expect the price to be a little more competitive. So their catch phrase – Switch to Lumia – is more of a question, at least for most of the Android and Apple users