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Nokia Lumia 820

70
Engadget
Score
A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.
70

A dependable product that doesn't really stand out from the competition.

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Engadget Review

Unfortunately the Lumia 820 can't offer enough to warrant not splashing out the extra cash for the 920 model.

Pros
  • Flagship-quality processor
  • Covers offer wireless charging, extra functionality
  • Decent low-light photography
Cons
  • Disappointing screen
  • Lacks all the camera skills of the Lumia 920
  • Unwieldy
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Scores

Engadget

70
 

User Reviews

80
VictorJServin
There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - Engadget
100
Martin Klier
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
60
Ihazcheese
A complete dumpster fire, The only good redeeming quality of this phone is the...read more
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Model

Key Specs

Type
Smartphone
Operating system
Windows Phone
Screen size
4.322
Internal memory
81
Camera
Yes
Talk time
2g, 3g

General

Type
Smartphone (Windows Phone)
Style
Bar
Antenna
Internal

Input

Input type
Touchscreen (Capacitive [finger])
Predictive text
Yes

Power

Talk time
2g, 3g (up to14 hours) (up to8 hours)
Standby time (max)
330 hours
Battery type
Li-ion (1650 mAh capacity)

Camera

Camera
Yes (8 megapixels) (Video, Digital zoom, Flash) (Yes)

Location

Location support
Yes (Gps, Cell loc, Wifi loc)

Storage

Internal memory
8 GB
Memory card
MicroSD

Connectivity

WiFi
Yes (802.11802.11 a, 802.11 b, 802.11 g, 802.11 n) (Wep, Wpa, Wpa2) (Yes)
Bluetooth
3.0 + HS (Hsp, Hfp, A2dp)

Media

Media playback
Yes (Aac, Mp3, Wav, Wma) (H264, Mpeg4, Vc1, Wmv) (Streaming / internet) (Bmp, Gif, Jpeg, Png)

Messaging

SMS
Yes
MMS
Yes

Browser and email

Browser
HTML
Email
Yes (Pop3, Imap, Push)

Sync

Sync PIM data
Yes (OTA sync) (Windows)

Apps

Apps (default)
Alarm, Calculator, Calendar, Document editor, Games, Im, Maps, Notes, Stocks, Stopwatch, Tasks, Voice recorder, Weather

Carriers

Regions offered
North america, Oceania

Radio type

Comm standard
Gsm, Lte (Gsm, Gprs, Edge) (Umts, Hsdpa, Hsupa)
Subscriber identity
Micro-SIM card

Display

Screen size
4.3 inches
Screen resolution
Other (800x480)
Pixel density
216 PPI
Screen type
OLED (Active) (Color) (Backlit)

Alternate display

Secondary screen
No

Audio and voice

Audio / headset jack
3.5mm
Speakers
Mono (Yes)
Voice dial
Yes

Hardware

CPU
1.5 GHz
CPU cores
Dual-core
RAM
1 GB
USB
2.0 (Micro-USB port) (USB charging)

Sensors

Sensors
Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Other features

NFC or RFID payment
Yes