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More Affordable Smartphone: Nokia Lumia 820

Carlo2By: Gian Carlo Chua


Nokia Lumia 820
Nokia Lumia 820 (Photo credit: John.Karakatsanis)

Coinciding with the release of the NokiaLumia 920, Nokia is providing consumers with a more affordable option. This is no other than the Nokia Lumia 820. The Nokia Lumia 820 is a mid- range smartphone. This phone is also to the successor to the previously released Nokia Lumia 800 which was also created to cater mid-range market level. The Nokia Lumia 820 is not Nokia’s flagship phone, but it’s a fascinating addition to the growing Nokia Lumia family.

The Nokia Lumia 820 has a lot of similarities with the Nokia Lumia 920 but it’s a bit more toned down. Nokia seems really fond of returning color to the smart phone industry since the Nokia Lumia 820 comes in a variety of colors. But unlike the Nokia Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 820 comes with swappable covers. You could pick between black, white, red, purple, cyan, yellow and gray. Now you could change the color of your covers to suit your mood, taste or preference. Since you could take the back cover of this phone, you could also replace the battery if you wanted to. This is a good option for those people not satisfied with several flagship smart phones in the market today (including the Nokia Lumia 920). Aside from its colorful physical features, it has a body of 4.87 x 2.70 x 0.39 inches.

The Nokia Lumia 820 also runs on Windows Phone 8. It has a Dual-core 1.5 GHz CPU and 1 GB of RAM. It has 8GB of internal storage but has a microSD slot thus making it capable for expansion. It has an AMOLED capacitive touch screen running at 480 x 800 resolutions at 217 pixels per inch. The Nokia Lumia 820 has 2 cameras, a rear facing and a front facing. Its rear facing camera features an 8 megapixel Carl Zeiss lens with LED flash. This camera is capable of capturing 1080p videos at 30 frames per second. While it’s front facing camera is of VGA quality.

Like the Nokia Lumia 920, the Nokia Lumia 820 also features 4G LTE and will support NFC. Other connectivity features include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v3.1. It also includes microUSB v2.0. The Nokia Lumia820 has a standard Li-ion 1650mAh battery. Like the Nokia Lumia 920, it can also be charged wirelessly using Nokia’s charging plate. But if you prefer the traditional way, it can also be charged using a traditional charger. The battery has an endurance rating of 40 hours.

The Nokia Lumia 820 is basically a bit lower version of the Nokia Lumia 920. Even though it’s not considered as a flagship phone of Nokia, it is still in the 2nd class of the Nokia Lumia line. It is actually a huge step forward compared to its predecessor, the Nokia Lumia 800. The Nokia Lumia 820 smart phone is also a good buy for people who are conscious with their spending when it comes to buying a smartphone. It is also a good choice for those who have never tried but interested to try the Windows Phone 8 operating system.

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