Nokia Lumia 820 

Released October, 2012
  • Windows Phone, 8
  • 4G
  • 4.3"
  • Dual core 1.5 GHz
The display is very bright, brighter than most other AMOLEDs, and even the color temperature is decent.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)
As far as mapping software goes, Nokia Maps is definitely a solid piece of software and after getting used to it, we dare say you'll be happy enough without Google Maps on board.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
6.6 Out of 10

PhoneRocket Review Our evaluation of the Nokia Lumia 820

Performance

Processing power and speed

Lumia 820
8.7
Lumia 920
9.0
Lumia 720
7.9
BrowserMark and Sunspider 0.9.1

Graphics

3D and 2D graphics

Lumia 820
5.6
Lumia 920
5.7
Lumia 720
n.d.
GLBenchmark 2.5 and GLBenchmark 2.7

Battery Life

How long will the battery last

Lumia 820
5.1
Lumia 920
5.2
Lumia 720
5.2
Talk time (3G), Talk time, Standby time (3G), Standby time and 1 more

Reviews

How do our trusted review sites rank these products?

Lumia 820
7.3
Lumia 920
8.3
Lumia 720
8.3
Reviews from phonearena.com, techradar.com and gsmarena.com

6.6

PhoneRocket Score

Performance, Graphics, Battery Life and Reviews

Lumia 820
6.6
Lumia 920
6.9
Lumia 720
6.9

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Nokia Lumia 820

SunSpider 0.9.1 Web browser and javascript performance

Lumia 820
920 ms
iPhone 4s
2,250 ms
BlackBerry Z10
1,728 ms

BrowserMark How fast does the web browser load pages

Lumia 820
1,646
Lumia 625
1,167

GLBenchmark 2.7 3D graphics performance

Lumia 820
3.1 fps
Lumia 925
3.7 fps
iPhone 4s
2.7 fps

GLBenchmark 2.5 3D graphics performance

Lumia 820
7.1 fps
iPhone 4s
12 fps
Lumia 920
8.4 fps

Reviews Word on the street for the Nokia Lumia 820


8.0
This translates into a pixel density of 217 ppi, which is far from today's “Retina” standards, but you shouldn't be worried about the screen's resolution.

8.0
The primary camera on board features a rear-facing 8MP sensor with F2.2 aperture Carl Zeiss Tessar lens.

Overall

7.3 Out of 10

What People Are Saying Give it to me straight

Screen

Daytime close-up auto settings: Light levels a little too bright here but details has been picked up nicely.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
The portrait option is very good, especially considering the aspect ration of the screen, which makes it a bit wider than the standard 16:9 displays that we have nowadays.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)
Screen size itself is becoming far more of a subjective issue anyway with a device on offer at pretty much every stage from pocket-friendly smartphone to sofa-surfing tablet.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Camera

The camera has a 26mm wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and a dual-LED flash.
by GSM Arena (Nov, 2012)
Nokia has preloaded the Smart Shoot lens, which is by far the most powerful, and you can also download the Panorama and Cinemagraph lenses.
by GSM Arena (Nov, 2012)
The back of the device is where the 8MP camera lens and dual LED flash can be found.
by GSM Arena (Nov, 2012)

Carrier

If you want to change your pictures, you can access some rudimentary editing tools by selecting the offending photo and tapping the three dots.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
The latter allows you to listen to predefined music mixes for free, or even create your own, by choosing up to three artists you want to listen to.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)
Neither MKV nor MTS would play on the handset.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Apps

Your multimedia-centric hub is Music+Video, where you'll find your content as well as access to Microsoft's Xbox Music Store and Nokia Music.
by PhoneArena (Nov, 2012)
The Application section starts with a featured app, then it's on to the categories (you can list all or free apps only), followed by the top apps, a list of new ones and a longer list of featured apps.
by GSM Arena (Nov, 2012)
If you decide to create an account it will scan your on-board music and curate a mix of music it thinks you'll enjoy.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)

Video

It's capable of shooting stills at up to 3264x2448 pixels and video at full HD 1080p resolution.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
You won't miss the extra inches because this is a crisp, clear display that makes watching video on the move a real pleasure.
by TechRadar (Apr, 2013)
The bitrate of the 1080p video was a steady 21 Mbps while the framerate hovered around the 30 fps mark.
by GSM Arena (Nov, 2012)

Specifications Full list of technical specs

screen

Type AMOLED
Size 4.3"
Resolution 800 x 480
Touchscreen Capacitive
Multitouch Yes
PPI 216 ppi

sensors

Has an assisted GPS Yes

music

Supports FM radio Yes

software

Operating system Windows Phone, 8
App store Windows Phone Marketplace
Adobe flash support No
App store size 120,000 apps

connectivity

Acts as a wi-fi hotspot Yes
Supports NFC Yes
Bluetooth Bluetooth v3.0

form factor

Weight 160 g
Thickness 9.9 mm
Size 68.5 x 123.8 x 9.9 mm

hardware

Clock speed 1.5 GHz
Number of cores Dual core
RAM 1 GB
Internal storage 8 GB
Supported card formats
  1. SDXC
  2. SDHC
  3. SD

photo & video

Camera 8 MP
Resolution 8 MP
Flash Yes
Secondary camera 0.3 MP
Video resolution 1920 x 1080 @ 30 fps

cellular

Generation 4G
Networks
  1. Unknown (100 Mb/s)
  2. LTE Cat3/4 Uplink (50 Mb/s)
  3. GPRS (0.01 Mb/s)
  4. UMTS (0.38 Mb/s)
  5. EDGE (0.38 Mb/s)
  6. LTE Cat3 (100 Mb/s)
  7. LTE Cat 3 (100/)
  8. LTE (20 Mb/s)
  9. HSDPA+ (42.2 Mb/s)
  10. GSM (0.01 Mb/s)

battery

Talk time 924 min
Talk time (3G) 486 min
Standby time 21,600 min
Standby time (3G) 21,600 min
Capacity 1,650 mA·h
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