Nokia Lumia 820 is undoubtedly a next generation Lumia phone. Unlike other phones of this series, it has got a shell which is removable and you can use from a wide range of phone cases. This phone is being considered as a cheaper alternative to Nokia Lumia 920 which is going to be revealed soon. The phone is 9.9 mm thick and weighs around 5.64 ounces. The most noticeable feature of this phone is that it has got a Qi standard wireless charging beneath the body.
Nokia Lumia 820 is also the first phone that allows memory expansion to even 64 GB by using microSD expansion. The button layout of this phone is like other Windows Phones and consists of three capacitive touch screen buttons below the screen. At the bottom edge of the phone there is a provision for micro USB and you will also find a single speaker that is capable of producing loud sound. It offers a mediocre 4.3 inch display that supports 800 x 480 pixel resolution. The viewing angles of the phone are quite impressive. However, the display is not covered by Corning Gorilla Glass.
Nokia already has got a reputation of providing quality smartphone cameras and Lumia 820 is no different in this regard. It has got an 8MP camera with Carl Zeiss lens with dual LED flash. The camera interface is pretty much like the other Windows 8 phones and includes options like ISO, white balance, exposure etc. The AMOLED screen of Lumia 820 with Live Tile interface looks beautiful. Also, it will feature SkyDrive’s official Windows Phone 8 app, which was released recently. Using this, the user can transfer files to cloud as well as other Windows Phone of your choice. Even though the battery is small as compared to other Windows Phone, yet it provides a decent backup.
So, perhaps the USP of Nokia Lumia 820 is that it’s priced very competitively. Even though the phone lacks some of the advanced technical skills, it has got enough features in it that will impress any mobile phone user. The display is small but the hardware is appropriate. Nokia has introduced a few eye-catching colour schemes for this phone, thereby giving a lot of options to the customers to choose from. As of now Windows 8 suffer from lack of quality applications. However, the App Store for windows is slowly improving and expanding and new apps are being added to it daily.