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Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on preview (pictures and video)

Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on preview (pictures and video)


We spent some time with the Lumia 820, one of Nokia's newly announced handsets.

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Nokia's just announced its latest run of Windows Phone handsets, including the new Lumia 820. We've had a chance to spend some time with the device, and while it's not quite as impressive as the new Lumia 920, it's a nice upgrade from the last-generation 800.

The Lumia 820 feels much more like a normal smartphone than the 920, with rounded edges that don't feel quite as severe in your hand. The 4.3-inch display is every bit as attractive as its larger cousin's, but since the phone is a bit smaller it's more usable in one hand. The 800 x 480 screen is also a big letdown after the gorgeous display on the 920 — that seems to be the biggest tradeoff with the lower-end device. The build otherwise looks very much like the 920, from the ceramic buttons to the unibody-like chassis. It feels a bit more plasticky, but the tradeoff is that the 820 has swappable backs and a bunch of additional color options (the backs can also add NFC capabilities).

We're live at Nokia's event in New York City right now, and we'll be updating right here with more impressions, photos, and video.

Joshua Topolsky, Vlad Savov, and Tom Warren contributed to this report.

Nokia Lumia 820 hands-on photos