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Nokia Lumia 822

Nokia Lumia 822

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Engadget Review

The Lumia 822 is a solid mid-range Windows Phone and provides an excellent value for those unable to afford HTC's 8X.

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75 Engadget Score
A good product that falls short of greatness.
75

A good product that falls short of greatness.

How we score

The Engadget Score is a unique ranking of products based on extensive independent research and analysis by our expert editorial and research teams. The Global Score is arrived at only after curating hundreds, sometimes thousands of weighted data points (such as critic and user reviews).

Scores

Engadget

75
 

User Reviews

80
PyreFyre
Verizon has removed group messaging and visual voicemail, but visual voicemail...read more
100
chameleonday
A gadget unicorn - Engadget
90
carloscancook
The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadget
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Score Breakdown

 
72
Average Critic Score
 
80
SlashGear
The Nokia team was smart to finally make a connection with Verizon for Windows Phone 8 here. Hopefully the hot selling action that’s happening with the Lumia 920 will continue here with the Verizon-bound 822 so Nokia can continue to bring unique solutions like this one to the market.
 
80
CNET
The Nokia Lumia 822 offers a very good value for Verizon, but if you're into stylish design and spotless call quality, this isn't the phone for you.
 
70
PC Mag
The Nokia Lumia 822 delivers a solid, if unexceptional, Windows Phone 8 experience on Verizon Wireless.
 
80
Engadget
The Nokia Lumia 822 isn't likely to inspire love at first sight, but if you're able to look past its homely design and chunky enclosure you'll quickly discover a device that's worthy of your affection. The Lumia 822 is a well-rounded handset offering good performance ... and an excellent camera.
 
60
Laptop Magazine
The Nokia Lumia 822 on Verizon delivers snappy Windows Phone performance and fast 4G LTE speeds, but it's hampered by short battery life.
 
80
phoneArena
The Lumia 822 is a solid device with good features that complements its $100 on contract price.
 
70
PocketNow
...somewhere in the midst of that tailoring, between Verizon’s LTE support and Nokia’s excellent camera optics, the 822 became something more: we think the device has an impressive enough feature set to warrant the label of “mid-to-high-tier” smartphone.
 
70
Phone Scoop
The Nokia Lumia 822 does a masterful job at most tasks... The 822 loses the best feature of its companion devices with its lack of customizable shells. The hardware is mostly good, but crummy buttons and the awkward shape are a bit of a let down.
 
60
Mobiledia
Overall, if you're looking for a mid-range Windows phone, the AT&T's Lumia 820 and Verizon's 822 are good choices -- they're also similar enough that you won't have to switch carriers. But the 822 has a leg up on internal storage and Data Sense, so if you're on a budget, the 822 is a good bet.

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