Nokia Lumia 820

Verge Review

Nokia's focus with Windows Phone 8 might be on its Lumia 920 handset, but the Lumia 820 might be even more appealing but for those looking at smaller and lower-cost options. It’s a promising handset that will be available in several variations on US networks, with near-identical internals but different outer casing designs. With a 4.3-inch ClearBlack display, removable wireless charging shells, microSD storage, and a removable battery — the Lumia 820 is clearly aimed at smartphone buyers who...

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Basic Specs

Thickness .4 inches
Weight .35 pounds
Form factor Slab
Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T
Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

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Tech Specs

Hardware

Height 4.87 inches
Width 2.7 inches
Thickness .4 inches
Weight .35 pounds
Form factor Slab
Color Purple, Yellow, Gray, White, Black, Blue, Red
Loudspeaker Yes

Display

Screen size (diagonal) 4.3 inches
Technology AMOLED
Pixel arrangement RGBG (PenTile)
Resolution (Y) 800 px
Resolution (X) 480 px
PPI 217
Touchscreen type Capacitive

Connectivity

Carriers T-Mobile, AT&T
GSM Yes
GSM frequencies supported 1900, 1800, 900, 850
UMTS / HSPA Yes
UMTS frequencies supported 900, 2100, 1900, 850
LTE Yes
Max WWAN downlink speed 100 Mbps
Max WWAN uplink speed 50 Mbps
Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi support 802.11n, 802.11g, 802.11b, 802.11a
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth version Bluetooth 3.0
NFC support Optional

Processor

Manufacturer Qualcomm
Brand / family Snapdragon S4
Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores 2

Memory

RAM size 1 GB

Storage

Internal size 8 GB
External Yes
Max external size 32 MB
External type microSD

Front Camera

Resolution .3 megapixels
Video resolution VGA

Rear Camera

Resolution 8 megapixels
Flash Dual LED
Focus type Autofocus
Video resolution 1080p

Software

Operating system Windows Phone
Launch OS version 8

Interface

Video out Yes
Headphone jack 3.5mm
Other ports Micro USB

Sensors

Sensors Compass (Magnetometer), Proximity, Ambient light, Gyroscope, Accelerometer

Battery

Capacity 1650 mAh
Wireless charging Optional

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9.0

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  • Battery life 9
  • Ecosystem 8

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    Reviewed by Anokh V. (Currently owns)

    The Nokia Lumia 820 is a simple, fast and elegant device. Apps load up fast and the screen makes Windows Phone 8 look superb, with deep blacks thanks to the AMOLED screen. Coming in different colours, the Nokia is a vibrant and interesting device, although the Finland based phone maker could have come up with a better way to remove the back cover.

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    Reviewed by musky4 (Currently owns)

    I've owned Windows Phones since their conception. HTC, Samsung, Nokia. So far my best experience has been with the Nokia 820 (ATT). It's the perfect size......weight is just right........you know you have in you possession and in a situation you can heave it at someone and it will hurt. Fast, yep, sure is. Also the casing is remarkable or shall I say unmarkable. It doesn't scatch with everyday use. I drop it a few days ago as i was getting out of my car....not one ding. My sister inlaw drop her Sumsung S3 the same way and the screen cracked. I'm saying it's bad enough that that Windows Phone dosen't get the credit it deserves ATT sales people hardly know it exsist.....a shame for sure.

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