Review of Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Lumia 820 provides some pretty competitive features at its cost of £349.99. The phone has a 1.5 GHz Snapdragon Krait dual core processor and a 1GB RAM. An 8 megapixel camera along with a 4.3 inch AMOLED screen with a 480×800 resolution further adds to the impressive makeup especially when you consider the relatively less costing. However, despite all these pluses Nokia 820 fails to charm us the way both amazing value for money Nokia 620 and camera focused Nokia 920 do.

Lumia 820 like the other Lumia counterparts comes in some really vivacious colors. The phone has a removable back flap, however, all effort has been made to make it look like a unibody phone. The reason for the two piece design is the 8GB storage capacity of the phone. A memory card slot thus becomes almost imperative and this has been incorporated under the removable battery cover, so as to not ruin the smooth lines of the phone. Aesthetically Lumia 820 is a little too boxy and bulging to be really pleasing to the eye despite its vibrant colors. It fails to provide the chic of Nokia 920 or the rather cute appeal of Nokia 620.

The phone is 10mm thick and weighs 160gms which in today’s slim phone obsessed world can be a lot. However, the added weight isn’t really showed. The phone has HSPA 3G, GPS and Bluetooth. 4G, LTE and NFC compatible Lumia 820 is also available for a higher price. The phone like all the other Lumia runs on Windows 8 and as it is common with all Windows 8 phones has a hardware camera button. Three soft nav keys are present at the bottom of the screen as in all other phones to ensure consistency and make the most of a design which is already popular.

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