First look on Nokia Lumia 820

Nokia Smartphones overpowering the market with its Lumia series. Review of Nokia Lumia 820

For anybody who wishes to make a move to Microsoft OS, Nokia Lumia 820 is a bewitching spell. Considering its low price than its big brother-Nokia Lumia 920, 820 is more accessible for a low- budget, yet brand conscious user. Though it stands a step down to Nokia Lumia 920 in price, it is not in its performance.

Nokia Lumia 820

Design and Build

Nokia Lumia 820 arrived in a bunch of bright colours. One of the main attraction of Lumia 820 is its shift-able back case. The plastic cover behind the device can be removed and replaced by that with another colour, giving you an option to stylize your phone. Back covers are available in yellow, red, black, magenta, blue, white and grey colours.

Nokia Lumia 820

As Lumia 820 weighs only 160 grams, it is easy to handle the device. It has a 4.3-inch AMOLED screen with curved sides and rounded corners. The phone is not spoiled with that much designs. Other than the 'Nokia' written on the top, the Phone has no other ornamentation. At the top of the phone, there is a 3.5mm headphone jack and at the bottom, a micro-USB charging and connection port. Next to the power on/off button, a camera shutter button is there.


The screen contains live tiles with pretty bright colours. These live tiles can be customized, re-sized and re-organized according to preferences. The menu is a vertically scrolling one. The live tiles will get updated with every new notification in the chosen programme by the user, like Twitter, Facebook, email, messages etc. The screen has 480×800 pixels resolution and 217 ppi pixel density.

CPU and Performance

Nokia Lumia 820 has Dual-core 1.5 GHz Krait CPU and Adreno 225 GPU. It is powdered by Qualcomm MSM8960 Snapdragon chip set.

Operating System

Lumia 820 operates with Microsoft Windows 8

Nokia Lumia 820


The Carl Zeiss lens gives Nokia Lumia 820 a more perfect camera. Lumia 820 has a primary rear camera of 8MP sensor with F2.2 aperture Carl Zeiss Tessar lens. It can take pictures with 3264×2448 pixels and video of full HD 1080p resolution.

There is also a secondary, front facing VGA (Video Graphics Array) Camera for video calling. There are two special applications pre loaded with the functioning of the camera. The first is Bing Vision, a version of bar code scanner which allows you to read the bar codes and to search similar items. The second one is Smart Shoot, which allows you to remove unwanted areas from your photo. The physical shutter button and third party camera application are striking features of Lumia 820. The rear camera has dual LED flash.

Nokia Lumia 820

Internet and Connectivity

Lumia 820 gives you Wi-Fi a/b/g/n and Bluetooth v3.1. It supports A-GPS to support location-based services and map applications like Nokia Maps and Nokia Drive. NFC, Xbox Smartglass, GPRS (Class 12 (4+1/3+2/2+3/1+4 slots), 32 – 48 kbps and microUSB v2.0.


Lumia 820 has 8 GB user's memory and 1 GB RAM. It also has a microSd card slot, which will allow you to expand the memory up to 64 GB.


Lumia 820 has a 1,620 mAh battery, which will give you 8 hours talk time with 3G enabled. The Battery Saver mode enables you to save your battery life for a pretty long time. An added advantage of Nokia Lumia 820 is its wireless charging.

Nokia Lumia 820


The phone carries a price tag of 27559/- Indian rupees. If you're not that much a heavy application user and more interested in using your phone to play music, read documents or take pictures, this is the best phone available in the price range.


For those who want a simple, fluid experience, this would be the best choice, that too with a considerable budget friendly price tag than its big brother- Nokia Lumia 920.


Easy to handle as it is light weighted.
Good camera with sharp lens.
The 4.3-inch AMOLED 800×480 screen has good clarity and crispiness in display.


Uneasiness in changing the removable back case.
Lesser grip on the smooth plastic body.
No notification lights on the front to indicate new notifications.
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Last updated on 23-01-2013. Published on 23-01-2013.
Published by Mobiles4Sale in category Reviews
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