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Nokia Lumia 820

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2443 reviews of Nokia Lumia 820. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Cell phones for all reviews. Opinions about the portability and design are overall positive. The performance and size are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery. Comments are divided on the apps.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Cell phones the Nokia Lumia 820 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Nokia Lumia 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 820 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the design and price are overall positive. The portability and performance also get good feedback, but there are some critical opinions about the reception.

usability, performance, portability, price, design

reception

76% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 820 SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Windows)Nokia Lumia 820 SIM-Free Smartphone - White (Windows)

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Nokia Lumia 820

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 321 user reviews of Nokia Lumia 820 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Cell phones on Amazon.com. Reviews about the price and camera are on the whole positive. The performance and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments about the durability. The apps and reception get critical reviews.

usability, portability, performance, camera, price

battery, reception, apps

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Nokia Lumia 820 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Windows 8 Cell Phone - BlackNokia Lumia 820 8GB Unlocked GSM 4G LTE Windows 8 Cell Phone - Black

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Jeff Parsons (techradar.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 review

 

The baby brother steps up

Attractive design ; microSD support ; Great screen ; Powerful camera

Poor internal storage ; Limited battery life ; Windows apps lacking ; Impossible to remove the casing

The Nokia Lumia 820 isn't meant as the Finnish firm's flagship handset - that accolade belongs to the Nokia Lumia 920 - but this colourful Windows Phone 8 smartphone is impressive nonetheless.

Apr, 2013

Expert review by: (t3.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 review

 

The Nokia Lumia 820 packs Windows 8 like its bigger brother, the giant Nokia Lumia 920, albeit with a smaller screen

MicroSD storage

Bulky ; Poor battery ; Low res screen

While the Nokia Lumia 920 brings the full WIndows 8 experience to smartphones, the cut-down processor, internal storage and inexplicable bulk make it an ugly proposition - it’s heavier than the original Nokia Windows smartphone, the Nokia Lumia 800. 4G...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 - Pocket-lint

 

If you are tempted by Windows Phone 8, this is the phone for you. In our view, there are enough features here to make it well worth considering over the

Removable battery, micro SD card, AMOLED screen, camera, WP8 features

Battery is a little weak, limited built-in storage

Nokia seemed to have been so focused on packing the Nokia Lumia 920 with as much tech as it could, that for us it forgot about what people might actually want from a phone.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Stuart Miles (pocket-lint.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 pictures and hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Nokia has announced the Nokia Lumia 820, and we've already grabbed a quick hands-on with the device to see what it is like. The first thing to notice

Sep, 2012

Expert review by: Chris Finnamore (expertreviews.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 820 review

 

A capable little brother to the range-topping Lumia 920, but it's now been trumped by its successor, the Lumia 830

Feb, 2015

Expert review by: Ashleigh Allsopp (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 820 vs Nokia Lumia 830 comparison

 

Now that it's a generation old, the Lumia 820 has been discontinued by Microsoft and Nokia, but if you really want to buy it you'll be able to pick it up from eBay for around £150. We'd recommend purchasing one of the newer budget smartphones if a £150...

Overall, the Nokia Lumia 830 is a huge improvement over its predecessor, with spec bumps in almost every area possible. It's speedier, can capture better photographs, offers a much better and bigger screen and has a significantly more attractive...

Oct, 2014

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Nokia Lumia 820

 

Nokia's mid-range phone doesn't quite make the impact of its Lumia brothers.

Speedy performance, Colourful

Oversaturated, low-res screen, Slightly unpredictable camera performance

May, 2013

Expert review by: Jim Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 820 video review

 

The Nokia Lumia 820 may be overshadowed by the 920 but this Windows Phone 8 smartphone shouldn't be overlooked. See Group test: What's the best smartphone

Feb, 2013

Expert review by: Chris Martin (pcadvisor.co.uk)

Nokia Lumia 820 review

 

Like the 920, we got used to the size and weight of the Lumia 820. However, compared to the slender competition these days we can't help but find it chunky and dated.

The Lumia 820 is a smaller and cheaper version of the 920 but doesn't pack the same punch, especially in key areas such as the screen and camera. We like the interchangeable covers and decent battery life. However, in the Windows Phone 8 market, HTC's...

Nov, 2012

Expert review by: Alex Todd (recombu.com)

Nokia Lumia 820 Review: In Depth

 

Nokia has introduced two smartphones running Windows Phone 8, the latest version of Microsoft's OS. The Nokia Lumia 920 is the flagship and the Lumia 820 includes much of the same technology, with…

Comfortable to hold ; Removable memory and battery ; WP8 has some great features ; Nokia apps

WP8 app support is limited ; Screen resolution is a little low ; Camera results are disappointing

Dec, 2012

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery Capacity:1300 / 1450 / 1650
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BL-4J / BP-5T
Browsing time:6
Browsing time (Wi-Fi):6
Continuous audio playback time:43 / 55 / 61
Continuous video playback time:4.2 / 5.6 / 6.5
Standby time (2G):260 / 265 / 360
Standby time (3G):260 / 330 / 335 / 360
Talk time (2G):13 / 14.6 / 15.4 / 6.2 / 8.1
Talk time (3G):7.5 / 8 / 8.1 / 9.5 / 9.9
Video recording time:2.4

Call management

Call divert: Yes
Call hold: Yes
Call timer: Yes
Call waiting: Yes
Caller ID: Yes
Conference call: Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
Speakerphone: Yes
Speed dialing: Yes
Vibrating Alert: Yes
Voice commands: Yes
Voice dialing: Yes

Camera

Auto Focus: Yes
Built-in Camera: Yes
Built-in Flash: Yes
Camera resolution:2592 x 1936 / 3264 x 2448
Digital Zoom:3 / 4
Flash type:LED
Front Camera: Yes
Front camera resolution (numeric):0.3
Geotagging:No / Yes
Image stabilizer: Yes
ISO sensitivity:100, 200, 400, 800 / 100, 200, 400, 800, Auto
Main camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8 / 8.7
Maximum frame rate:30
Multi-shot: Yes
Night mode: Yes
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.2
Photo effects:Negative film, Sepia, Solarisation / Negative film, Sepia, Solarisation, Vivid
Rear Camera Resolution:2592 x 1936 / 3264 x 2448
Rear camera resolution (numeric):5 / 8 / 8.7
Rear camera type:Single camera
Second Camera: Yes
Second camera resolution:0.3
Self-timer: Yes
Smile detection: Yes
Video capture resolution (max):1280 x 720 / 1920 x 1080
Video recording: Yes
Video recording modes:1080p / 1080p, 480p / 720p
White Balance:auto, Cloudy, custom modes, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Incandescent / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, manual / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Shade, Tungsten / auto, Cloudy, daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten / Auto, Cloudy, Daylight, Incandescent / Auto, Manual
Zoom capability:4 / Yes

Certificates

Body SAR (EU):0.73
Head SAR (EU):0.94

Design

Colour of product:Black / Grey / Red / White / Yellow
Form factor:Bar

Display

Aspect Ratio:15:9 / 5:3
Display diagonal:10.9 / 9.4 / 9.65
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:480 x 800 / 800 x 480
Display Type:AMOLED / LCD
Orientation sensor: Yes
Screen shape:Flat
Second display: No
Touch screen type:Capacitive
Touch technology:Multi-touch
Touchscreen: Yes
Touchscreen Type:Capacitive

Ergonomics

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Proximity sensor: Yes

Memory

Internal RAM:0.5 / 1 / 1024 / 512

Messaging

Chat: Yes
E-mail:No / Yes
Instant messaging (IM): Yes
MMS (Multimedia Messaging Service): Yes
Short Message Service (SMS): Yes
Text-to-speech message reader: Yes

Multimedia

Audio formats supported:3GPP, 3GPP2, AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4 / AAC, AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, ASF, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, eAAC+, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, HE-AAC, LC-AAC, M4A, MP3, WAV, WMA / AAC, AMR, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AAC, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA / AMR, ASF, M4A, MP3, MP4, WAV, WMA
Document formats supported:DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS, XLSX / DOC, PDF, PPT, XLS
Equalizer: Yes
FM radio:No / Yes
Image formats supported:BMP, GIF, JPG, PNG, TIF / BMP, JPG, PNG, TIF / EXIF, JPG / JPG / JPS
Speakers:STEREO
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video compression formats:H.263, H.264, MP4, MPEG4, VC-1 / H.264, MP4 / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:3G2, 3GP, AVI, M4V, MOV, MP4, WMV / 3GP, ASF, H.264, MPEG4, VC-1, WMV9 / 3GP, ASF, MP4 / 3GP, M4V, MP4, WMV / 3GP, M4V, WMV / M4V, MP4, WMV / MP4
Voice codecs:AMR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, FR, HR / AMR-NB, AMR-WB, EFR, HR

Navigation

Assisted GPS (A-GPS):No / Yes
Electronic compass:No / Yes
GLONASS: Yes
GPS:No / Yes
GPS (satellite): Yes
Position location:No / Yes
Wi-Fi positioning:No / Yes

Networking

2G bands (primary SIM):850,900,1800,1900 / 900,1800
2G standards:EDGE, GPRS, GSM / EDGE, GSM / GPRS, GSM / GSM
3G: Yes
3G bands supported:800,850,1900,2100 / 800,850,900,1900,2100 / 850,1900,2100 / 850,900,1900,2100
3G standards:HSDPA, HSPA+ / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA / HSDPA, HSPA+, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSPA+, WCDMA / HSDPA, HSUPA, WCDMA / HSDPA, WCDMA
4G: Yes
4G standards:LTE
Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, HFP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, AVRCP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP, SDAP, SPP / A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, OPP, PBAP / A2DP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP / AVRCP, GAVDP, OPP, PBAP
Bluetooth version:2.1+EDR / 3.0 / 4.0
Data network:3G / 3G, 4G / 4G
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Security algorithms:EAP, EAP-SIM, WEP, WPA, WPA2-AES, WPA2-TKIP / EAP, PEAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / EAP, WEP, WPA, WPA2 / WEP, WPA, WPA2
SIM card capability:Single SIM
SIM card type:MicroSIM
WAP: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11a, 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Other features

Active toolbar: Yes
Camera included:No / Yes
Connection to PC: Yes
EDGE: Yes
GPRS: Yes
Java technology: Yes
Music player: Yes
Networking standards:IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n
Polyphonic ring: Yes
Ringer type:MP3
Rotating: Yes
Video Playback: Yes
Voice Recording: Yes
Volume Control:Digital
Wireless Connection: Yes

Packaging Content

Battery charger included: Yes
Battery pack: Yes
Cables included:USB
Headset included: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Performance

Accelerometer: Yes
Ambient light sensor: Yes
Customisable video ring tones: Yes
Flight mode:No / Yes
Microphone mute: Yes
Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8 / Mango
Personal info management (PIM):Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Converter, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Detailed contact information, Events reminder, Games, Notes, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Games, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, Recorder, To-do list / Alarm clock, Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Calendar, Events reminder, Notes, To-do list / Calculator, Notes, Recorder, To-do list
Personalization:Icons, Menu / Icons, Menu, Shortcuts, Widgets / Icons, Shortcuts / Menu, Shortcuts / Menu, Shortcuts, Themes / Shortcuts
Proximity sensor: Yes
Push-to-Talk (PTT): Yes
Subscription type:No subscription
Support for contact groups: Yes
SyncML: Yes
Themes:Wallpapers
Video call: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB A / Micro-USB B
USB port: Yes
USB version:2.0

Processor

Processor Cores:2 / 4
Processor family:QUALCOMM / Qualcomm Snapdragon
Processor frequency:1 / 1.4 / 1.5
Processor Model:MSM 8255 / S4

Software

Office support: Yes
Operating system installed:Windows Phone
Operating System Version:8 / Mango
SyncML: Yes

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash)
Internal Memory:1000
Internal RAM:1 / 1024 / 512
Internal storage capacity:1 / 16 / 8
Maximum memory card size:64
USB mass storage: Yes

Subscription

Subscription type:No subscription

Technical Details

Built-in sensors:Gyroscope, Magnetometer
Google applications:Gmail

Video

Video call: Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.1 / 1.21 / 9.9
Height :11.5 / 11.7 / 12.4 / 123.8
Volume:84
Weight:127 / 142 / 160
Width:6.11 / 6.12 / 6.85 / 68.5